Years ago, before I became an image consultant, I longed for my very own Fashion Fairy Godmother. Someone who could tell me (with kindness and grace, of course) whether something looked good on me.
By myself I just floundered.
One minute I would think something was fine and the next…well…not so much. Or, I would buy one fabulous piece and it seemed that nothing I paired with it worked…sigh… I cringe at some of the outfits I put together and at the money I wasted.
I needed help!
Thankfully I found her—an amazing Fashion Fairy Godmother who changed my life (and my relationship with my wardrobe) forever. I finally had someone who could help me understand the why’s of personal style…of MY personal style and I learned how to dress with greater and greater success.
It was life-changing, to say the least, and I am forever appreciative that I had her to guide me and answer my seemingly endless questions.
Her inspiration went beyond understanding the elements of creating a beautiful wardrobe. She also encouraged me to share what I learned with other women to help them find the same relief. That was 30 years ago.
I now love knowing that I can help a woman who…
I could go on and on and I suspect you can relate with similar stories of your own. If so, please keep reading.
I regularly work with my private clients one-on-one. But, I also know that not everyone lives close enough or can travel to me so that can happen. Because of technology, we live in an age where help is a click away and that’s what I’ve created for you.
But, technology by itself can feel cold and still leave you feeling confused with no relief from your frustration. This is exactly why I have created the ‘Styled by Ginger’ program.
Every month I will share some combination (4-5) of these tools and, as you can see, I will be very active in the program.
You, too, can have your very own Fashion Fairy Godmother…me!
Once a month I will personally assist one or two women (on a first come, first-served basis). It’s as simple as sending me a photo of you in a garment or outfit with your question(s) about it. The style assessment will be done through video (either live or taped) and shared only with the supportive ‘Styled by Ginger’ community. I promise that it is all done in a gentle, positive, self-affirming way and will give you the answers you’ve been longing for.
Whether you love a casual, natural look, glamorous and dynamic or something in between, we can address any aspect of image including:
The information shared will help you and the other members watching learn how to tweak an outfit so it looks and feels fabulous. I know how personal our self-images are, so my suggestions are always given gently and with sensitivity.
Here is 7-minute video where I offer personalized advice (in this case using a catalogue outfit that needs restyling to truly flatter the model):
I have offered this kind of support for many years through another online forum—helping many women get their questions answered. Here is what Laura has to say about how I offer advice:
“It is so eye-opening to see how small adjustments can make such a big difference to an outfit. And I love how diplomatic you are and appreciate that when you are giving feedback you are not doing it from you being right and the other wrong but from a genuine desire to have that person access the possibility for their inner self to shine. You say it with such compassion and caring and it’s such a gift to tell people what you see so that they can build the distinctions for themselves.
And, Lisa shares her experience:
“I’ve agonized over the pink dress issue for weeks, and if I had just posted a photo sooner I would have saved myself so much aggravation! Thank you.”
You can watch the style assessments (whether yours or someone else’s) and pick up real-life tips and suggestions and put them to use for yourself.
It will change your relationship with your wardrobe forever. Just ask Jen from Switzerland who said, “I’m starting to feel like you’re my personal stylist!”
One of the biggest frustrations I hear from women is, “How do I know what colors look good on me?” I also know this uncertainty is why women default to wearing black or gray. They feel that at least they will look okay in those colors and will blend in rather than take the risk of standing out uncomfortably in a less than flattering color.
In the ‘Styled by Ginger’ program I will periodically show you how to choose colors (a few best and worst!) for a variety of skin-hair-eye colors. I will do this on members of the ‘Styled by Ginger’ program who want some guidance in this area and you can use this information to make color choices for yourself.
This is Jackie… click below to see the full set of 6 best and 6 worst colors I chose for her.
If your coloring is similar to Jackie’s then these colors will help guide you as well. And, don’t worry if you don’t have the same coloring as Jackie. Stay tuned and I’ll be showing you different combinations as time goes along. (And, when you are a member you can volunteer to have this done. Just let me know if you want to be on the list.)
Please note that when I do the ‘Colored by Ginger’ I am going by the coloring I see in an online photo which may or may not be perfectly accurate. While it might not take the place of having a full personalized palette done,** it will absolutely get you moving in the right direction and boost your confidence in selecting colors that look good or avoiding those that don’t which is equally as important!
(**I generally do a full color analysis in person in my studio or, when I create a palette for someone who lives far away, she sends photos of herself to me by regular mail so she is sure they truly match her natural coloring.)
Have you ever spent several hours going to stores or perusing websites only to come away empty-handed or with things you don’t really love? You think, “Geez, if someone could just pare down my options it would be SO much easier!”
That will be a thing of the past…
In fact, I go one step further to make it easy for you.
I will show you specific, buy-able (with one click) clothes and accessories and I will explain why they work or why you should avoid them.
Each month I will select a specific topic and will show you lots of ideas with direct links to the stores.
Several women have already suggested topics such as, how do I…
As you can see, the list is endless and I will continually solicit suggestions from the ‘Styled by Ginger’ members.
Here is what Stefanie J. said about one of these shopping ‘catalogues.’
“These capsules are fantastic! And enormously helpful to see how you put together some core items to build a dynamic, versatile capsule. I learned a lot from this.”
See the article about capsule wardrobes HERE and if you click on any photo in the article it will take you to the specific wardrobe ideas I suggested.
No more wading through endless dreadful clothing choices to find one possible winner. You will stop wasting precious time wandering around a store getting more and more frustrated with each step you take.
I do the work for you and deliver a carefully curated selection of the best options…and I explain why I chose them.
It gets better:
So many times in my life I have said to myself, “Oh, yes, I want to do that!” and then somehow I keep putting off whatever has inspired me. I put it off and put it off and put it off until after a while it’s only a distant memory and I am no further along with my progress than I had been before.
I find that this happens often for women when it comes to fashion and creating a wardrobe.
It is so easy to find a million other things that demand your attention rather than focusing on how you look and, more importantly, improving how you feel about how you look.
As a result, months, seasons and even years can go by and nothing has changed! And, you get more and more discouraged.
That’s where the monthly fashion challenge comes in.
Each month, often based on the theme for that month, I will encourage you to practice what you have learned. It will be something simple so you can experience success without having to set aside hours to do it!
The exercise might include:
There are a million different possibilities and each one will be designed to give you immediate results and help you smile when you get dressed. You are invited to post your results on the private Facebook page to celebrate and get support.
We will have fun together.
Not only will you have my guidance, but imagine what you can learn from seeing what others choose—it’s a great way to be inspired!
I will offer you a fun, simple fashion challenge that will keep your wardrobe and your look feeling fresh and new.
Hey, there might even be occasional prizes!
A number of women have told me that they find it very helpful to see an outfit I wore and understand my thinking behind why I chose what I chose. I will share why I chose the:
Nothing I choose is random. It all has a purpose and my thought process behind each outfit is something you can experiment with within your own wardrobe. You can even share your successes and questions in a private Facebook group.
“Ginger has finally answered my questions about fashion and clothing I have had since 7th grade; and answered them in a way that is in integrity and alignment with what I felt intuitively all along.” — Sage Wheeler
This category has so many possibilities and these specials will only be available to those who are part of this program. They can include special discounts from retailers, resources I use with my private clients and much more—I already have some lined up!
I have also seen what happens when women support each other—sharing resources and ideas—or simply encouragement. This happens organically when there is a sacred space for women to express their fears and joys around creating a look they love.
For this program, I will offer a private ‘secret’ Facebook group where you can have that same experience and only members of this program can see the posts—in fact, no one except us will even know this group exists.
In this group, you can:
Of course, if you prefer not to be part of the Facebook group, that’s fine. You will still receive all the other components of the program.
I will monitor the discussions not only to be sure everyone is being kind but also to help with stuck points and suggestions. As Sage shares, this type of connection can make a big difference:
“Our ah-ha moments were made even richer by witnessing each others’ moments. Catching glimpses of the possibilities that each of us hold, supports me in really following through with changes I want to make.”
I have made it easy for you!
All of the information will arrive in your inbox to make it easy for you to find it.
Remember, each month you will receive 3 of the following:
This is a monthly program so the cost is kept low and once you sign up your payment will happen automatically each month. You can cancel at any time and all future payments will stop.
There are two ways to join: Monthly — $49 or Quarterly — $117.***
(Please note that your month begins the day you sign up so, if you sign up on the 15th it will run until the 15th of the next month. It will automatically renew unless you request the payments to stop. And you can change your payments from monthly to quarterly (or the other way) any time. Just let us know if you want to cancel your program or change your payment format (and see cancellation and refund policy below).)
Imagine how much money you will save when you understand what not to buy and how to put outfits together. And, where you can ask personalized questions. You can revel in the time you will save having my guidance to support you as you get dressed each day and shop for items to add to your wardrobe.
I look forward to having you as part of the ‘Styled by Ginger’ community and, of course, if you have any questions, please let me know.
***Cancellation & Refund policy: Once you join the program, your credit card will automatically be billed each month or each quarter depending on which payment plan you choose. I hope you love the program, but if you choose to cancel your subscription you can do so at any time and your payments will stop. There are no refunds given. If you cancel you will have access to the material through your next payment date at which point all payments will stop and you will stop receiving the program materials.
“Yesterday I got so many compliments I lost count. Totally amazing! But then, today, I wore my standard black pants, and a green jacket, something I have worn countless times, but underneath the jacket I wore the fushia tank top I bought last week (remember it?). Well, what was strange was all day I got lots of compliments on my jacket! Everyone kept saying, "great jacket!". Very funny and interesting, I thought. I have had that jacket over a year now and worn it a lot, and no one ever commented on it before! Thanks!!!!”