Friday, 21. August 2009
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a giant problem.
My go-to fashion staple is an Oregon t-shirt. Nowadays, I might mix it up with a UCLA t-shirt.
The truth is, I hate shopping for a variety of reasons. I don’t like crowds, I don’t like spending hours looking for a parking space, I never know what to buy, I buy the same shit over and over.
Thus, I have 12 white t-shirts, 10 black shirts and several pairs of jeans. My non-work wardrobe is a mess.
Recently, I joined Skype so that I could connect with the Aiming Low girls. But there were several other people using Skype, including Ashely, a friend from Oregon who owns my most favorite store in Eugene.
Anyway, Ashley tells me about her new business venture called Trunk Club Women.
I am in love with this business.
Laef is not so much, but he’s coming around.
This is how it went down.
I met with a stylist/shopper via Skype. I explained to her my
lack of style. I told her what I wanted to do with my wardrobe, where it was lacking and that I wanted to branch out to some different things. She took my down my measurements, shoe size and told me to look for a package in ten days.
There was no charge for shipping or for her to pick out clothes for me.
Yesterday, I came home to a FedEx box full of clothes. I tried everything on and picked out what I wanted to keep. I met with my shopper again over Skype and we talked about the shipment.
I have to say that every single thing fit perfectly. I loved everything (which is why Laef is not a fan of this business). Some of it didn’t really work on me, but I liked the fact that there were items I would have never picked out for myself.
It opened my eyes to dresses, colors and shirts that didn’t start with a T.
Inside the box, there was also a pre-paid FedEx shipping label so that I could send back the things I didn’t want.
And I never had to see the mall.
It was kick ass.
Solving my problem one FedEx shipment at a time.