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You’ve heard of personal shoppers and you love the idea of using one. ‘BUT’ says your internal voice ‘isn’t that a bit extravagant?  Isn’t that something only “rich” people do?  And won’t you feel guilty about spending all that time and money on yourself?!’

Tell that voice to hush right now. And tell it to listen instead to five great reasons not to feel guilty about spending some time with a personal shopper. Listen and learn how, when an objective eye is cast, it’s about the least selfish thing you could do.

  • YOU WILL SAVE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN!

It sounds crazy I know. But you will actually save money. 

If you use an independent Personal Shopper like me, you will be paying for their services (I charge £275 for fours hours of shopping for example). You will also need to have a budget set aside to actually spend on the clothes and I advise my clients that an ideal amount is around £500-£1,000

I know what you’re thinking.  ‘How on earth is this saving me money?!’ Let’s break it down.

Two personal shopping trips per year is all you need. If you spend a maximum of, let’s say, £1,000 per trip that works out at £212 per month. That amount includes my fees and ALL your clothes, shoes and accessories for a 12-month period. Even better, the clothes we’ll select together, will give you years rather than months, of wear. Why? Because you’ll love them and not get bored of the outfit combinations you can create. What’s more, you’ll save money on the clothes you buy but never wear – you know the ones I mean! Because with me, you will only be buying clothes that make you look and feel amazing.

Now, doesn’t that £212 per month look like great value?

  • YOU WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH THE FAMILY!

Going on a couple of personal shopping trips a year means you know you’re only spending a couple of days shopping for clothes.  How amazing is that?!  No more trawling around shops searching for clothes, feeling overwhelmed, with a couple of children in tow.

Where’s the fun in that?  So instead, setting aside a couple of days in your entire year for you will give you oodles of time left to spend on family days out. And it goes without saying you’ll always look amazing whatever you’re doing with the family!

  • YOU WILL HAVE MORE MENTAL ENERGY!

Once you have those two days set aside, you won’t have to even think about clothes – unless of course, you love shopping and fashion like me.

It also means you won’t have to think about what to wear every day. Because you’ll have a wardrobe full of clothes with hundreds of outfit combinations to choose from letting you put your best foot forward every day with no trouble at all.

Feeling great will put you in a positive mind set for the day, clearing your headspace to concentrate on the more important stuff in life. Like what to cook for dinner or how to get that work proposal completed.

  • IT’S A NECESSITY NOT AN EXTRAVANGANCE!

Lots of us outsource and delegate stuff to people to help us run our everyday lives: gardeners, cleaners, secretaries etc. If you don’t enjoy shopping then I definitely recommend a personal shopper.  It’s a way to outsource a task you don’t like doing yourself.  Let me handle the clothes and make sure you look fab and you can get on with the stuff you do enjoy.

As with anything, it’s about prioritising and living smarter.  It’s not about how much money you have in the bank but rather what you think it’s worth spending that money on.

And I accommodate your budget so you don’t have to worry about going into shops and spending a fortune on designer gear – unless you want to and have the budget.  Together we’ll come up with a list of clothes to create YOUR capsule wardrobe and work within YOUR budget to find those clothes.

  • IT’S A LOT OF FUN!

And finally, let’s not ignore the fun factor!  Whether you love shopping or hate it – you’ll have a great time with me! 

Because I love shopping and I know how stressful it can be for my clients, I take the time to get to know you and help you discover colours and styles of clothes that you may never have tried on without me.  I am your shopping guardian angel and I will never suggest you wear anything that you do not love.

NB: worth noting is that, because I’m independent, I don’t have a vested interest in suggesting you buy a clothing item by XXXX brand. I will suggest only the clothes that work for you.

So, I hope that helps to ease the guilty feeling of having fun, spending a bit of money and looking and feeling amazing – because you’re so worth it!

Contact me on 07538946839 or email me at info@ishbelswardrobe.co.uk if you would like some more info.

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Reshma Field Smiling