"...Julie, Just wanted to say a quick thanks. Yesterday was amazing. I actually feel like I have an entirely new wardrobe! And I didn’t realize that throwing away those clothes with the tags still on would actually feel good... no guilt! I cannot thank you enough!"
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"With your guidance, I am now able to shop with focus and more confidence. I can get in and get out quickly. And that is a good thing since shopping is not a favorite activity for me. What I have found as a fun side benefit are the nice compliments that have been given. A co-worker mentioned that she had noticed my new wardrobe. She said that I looked like I lost 20 pounds since I am now dressing appropriately for my size. I get random comments from strangers - "nice dress!" Friends and co-workers offer "you look adorable, stunning, great color." You have provided a foundation and guidelines that have demonstrated to me that it is worth the extra effort to put together these fun and functional outfits for work. I have told many people about this great service that you have provided. It would be my privilege to refer people to you. Wishing you continued success so that many more clients can also benefit from your expertise. " N.B.
"...Thank you so much for the look book, the fantastic help, for sending over the pictures, and for taking care of those consignment items!! It was a real pleasure working with you... and your genius paid off almost instantaneously. I had forgotten when we met that I was going to have a photo shoot for a Leading Lawyers piece with some other women at my firm. I used your suggestions, and stayed after they took the pictures to chat with the photographer and editor about stuff... so that they would pick a good picture! I mentioned that I work with you guys, and one thing led to another... and now I am going to be featured in a "Lawyers with Style" piece in Chicago Lawyer Magazine!! Thank you again! " L.T.
"THANK YOU for shopping with me for my back-to-work wardrobe! I love everything and can't wait to do it again. You gave me tons of confidence which I would not have had. I get tons of compliments on my outfits. I have a friend from high school who is very cool and owns a gallery in LA. When she came to visit, she looked me up and down and said "well, we dress alike!" That was huge. Also, I hired a young assistant and she told me she had to do some shopping because I dress so cool. So - many many thanks." K.L.
"...Needless to say, I had the BEST time and wanted to let you know that the entire experience exceeded my expectations. I loved working with you and can't wait for round two! I'm so thrilled with everything you picked out – typically I have buyer's remorse or am second guessing myself after a shopping spree but nothing like that today! I appreciate ALL of your hard work and help and seriously would do it again in a second. It eliminated a ton of stress, which to me is priceless." C.H.
"...Okay, I have to blame you if you my kids blame me of total neglect. I'm having a lot of fun browsing online and can't stop-- it's like a see clothes totally differently now! I keep checking back to your shopping list to keep me focused. It's really eye-opening to look at styles/colors that I didn't even consider before. The wishlists are starting to grow! Thank you sooo much for coming today and for all the much-needed sartorial help. You made it a lot of fun." J.H.
"...I really think the wardrobe consult you did over the winter made a big difference in my career. After looking and feeling the part, I got promoted and took on a lot more responsibility at work. I feel so great, and it's so easy!" S. K.
"...Thank you soooo much for Friday. The trip definitely exceeded my expectations and I think you managed to actually make me *like* shopping - I wasn't sure that was possible!" A.A
"...many, many thanks for all of your help. I love what I bought and look forward to our next excursion!" T.V.D.
"...I can't thank you enough for all of your help. I love my new clothes and could NEVER have chosen them on my own! I love to work with you, and hope to again very soon. Thanks so much, I had a great time!" R.S
"...Just wanted to say thank you so much for making this such a great present for Laura. She loved the experience and I have to say, the stuff she came home with is amazing. I'm guessing you'll be seeing her in the very near future. In the meantime, I've been passing your name around at work. Both to women and guys who also know diddly about how to shop for their wife's clothing. Hopefully,they're smart and hire you. Again, many, many thanks." L.L.
"...many many thanks for a great shopping experience. You are super efficient and focused (something I lack when shopping). I love the clothes and am getting comfortable with them. I am sure you will hear from me soon!" S.K.
"...I LOVE all my new clothes! I have worn everything and love getting dressed in the morning now. THANK YOU so much!!!!! Can't wait to do it again!" A.P.
"....Once again, you have worked your magic. I enjoyed everything and the chance to shop with you! You are so witty, relaxed, caring, and knowledgeable it makes for a wonderful day. Hope you have a fun-filled rest of the summer--no one deserves it more." J.M.P
"...Thank you, thank you for a fun and informative and productive shopping adventure! I've been anticipating and looking forward to this weekend for a long time and it was everything I hoped for and more. You provide an incredible service for wardrobe challenged people like me. It's obvious that you enjoy what you do and you do it so well. Thanks, Julie, I enjoyed my time with you and appreciate all that you taught me." H.H.
"...Thank you so much for everything! I had a great time shopping. Even better, I love picking out what to wear every day instead of dreading it!" P.P.
"...Julie immediately made me feel comfortable when I revealed the contents of my closet. I was worried that I would have to throw away all of my clothes and start over! Instead, Julie immediately made me feel comfortable. She did not try to change my inherent style, but instead worked on enhancing what I had in my wardrobe. She very methodically determined the gaps in my wardrobe and made suggestions based on where I currently shop and at a price that I could handle. I just wish I would have hired her sooner. I feel empowered, clear about what I need in my closet and I certainly can't wait for her to come back in the fall." G.H.
"...I feel so good in my clothes. Our shopping was great for me and I have more confidence and a renewed interest in looking as good as I can. Thanks so much." R.W.
"...I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful shopping adventure! Your work style and personality quickly set the tone and made for a comfortable, fun experience. Never having overhauled my wardrobe before, I didn't know what to expect. I'm happy to say I had a great time and am really pleased with the results! There is no way I could have accomplished all that we did together on my own, so many thanks for making my time with you worthwhile. Your expertise and guidance along with your honest opinion helped me gain confidence in myself, my clothing and my ability to continue building my wardrobe from where we left off. Thanks for all your hard work." K.C.
"...I had such a great time shopping with you. Thank you so much for your help, it is truly a pleasure to work with you and I love everything. You really do a great job of instilling confidence and creating a "non-intimidating" experience. I want you to know that you do a great job and I feel truly inspired by the experience. Thank you for your hard work and the time you spent with me. it is an experience that I will appreciate for a long time to come. You are so talented and a wonderful person to be around. Thanks!" A.S.
"...As before with pieces you suggested, people that I have a passing acquaintance with were stopping me to say how much they love my clothes. Once again, your expertise came through. As usual, words fail me to say how much you have helped me but more importantly how much I have enjoyed our get togethers. You are without a doubt a true gem!" J.M.P.
"...I absolutely cannot thank you enough. It was the best and most productive shopping experience of my life... and a lot of fun. I am so happy with everything we bought and can't wait to wear each and every piece. And on top of everything... you made it fun! I know we have a long future of shopping together ahead of us. Can't wait to do it again. Thank you again and again." R.W.
"...thank you for all of your shopping wisdom and your great eye…you're like the wardrobe fairy godmother!" A.S.
"...I just wanted to write you and say hi since I have been thinking about you recently. I've been getting a ton of compliments on my wardrobe of late, including from my new boyfriend (!!!) who recently described me as "fashionable." I love it. Definitely could not have done it without your help." R.A.
"...Thank you for an amazing shopping experience. You are worth every penny. The pre-shopping was exceptionally planned and beautifully executed. I can’t believe how almost every piece fit and most importantly, flattered. You saved me countless hours of floundering aimlessly through the stores. I feel confident now in my look. You are so wonderfully helpful and a great teacher. Thank you for taking the time to explain to me about textures and putting outfits together." S.D.
"...I can’t thank you enough for the fun-filled day and the sound advice you have given me. You are amazing! You push me outside my normal realm without losing the point of my personality and lifestyle. You are so clever in your phraseology –it just keeps me smiling. Again, I thank you for the wonderful day. You are so warm, friendly and funny--it is a sincere pleasure to spend time with you." J.M.P
"...Julie - it was such a pleasure working with you today. I'm psyched about my closet and new style. Can't wait to work with you again!" H.N.
"...My experience with Julie was wonderful. She has a warm, friendly personality and is so easy to work with. She helped me uncover what type of clothes I liked to wear, instead of just buying to buy. When we shopped together I felt very comfortable with all my purchases. She also helped me to think a little "outside of the box" or to try on different styles then I might not have been used to wearing. There is so much more to shopping and putting together outfits and Julie knows how to teach this to her clients. Julie was never pushy or tried to influence me into items or styles that I didn't like or that I wasn't comfortable in. She recognized how I dress. I am a stay at home mom with a 10 and 12 year old. She understood that I didn't need "work or professional" clothes and that I wasn't going to be dressing up to run my errands or drive carpools! :) During the closet consultation, she kept a lot of my stuff including some of my favorites and filled in with new pieces to make things work or bring in updates and trends. It was a great experience!" S.W.
"...Julie, you are great at what you do. Thanks so much for sharing your talents." R.M.
"... I wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful shopping experience. Pulling an outfit together has been effortless! I am so happy, and I feel so much more confident. It sounded too good to be true, the whole experience is beyond what I have ever expected. In addition to a great new wardrobe, I've learned so much about the shopping process." M.M.
"...Thank you so much for such a great experience. I love everything I bought-I had so much fun and I'm so happy to have so many beautiful new things!" S.H.
"...I can't believe I own all these beautiful clothes in my closet. I love all the clothes we selected. Thanks for your great sense of style and expertise. You are great to work with." S.L.
"...I just wanted to let you know how helpful I'm finding the shopping strategy that we worked out. Having my style filters in place really boosted my shopping confidence. this is really the first time that I've enjoyed clothes, and found shopping and putting together outfits a creative outlet, not a chore. As an added bonus, with fewer and better clothes, my closets are no longer busting out at the seams. I can't believe how much more confident I feel. I can't thank you enough!" K.K.
"...I had SO much fun and you are fabulous. You are really great at what you do and I can't wait to wear the outfits we put together." D.P.
"...I'm here to tell you, Julie--you are in the perfect profession. You are a not just a master, you are a maestro! You have taken your knowledge to an art form. Blended with your personal skills you make the shopping experience so fun, comfortable and exciting. People like me are so lucky to have you to help." J.M.P.
"...Julie, this was really fun! I never knew so much shopping could be such fun, and I never knew it could be so great to walk into my closet each morning. Thanks for your expertise!" S.L.
"...Julie, thank you again and again for helping me, it was so fun. You are just amazing! Your professionalism is so perfectly mixed with friendliness that it makes the experience entirely non-threatening. Your advice is always spot-on and I still smile at the descriptors you apply to some items. What a fantastic experience this has been.
Thank you for all you have done for me. You are so fun!" J.M.P.
"..Julie took me out of my fashion comfort zone and showed me new styles, new stores and new colors and combinations that helped take my self confidence up another level as well. Julie showed me how I can better enhance my body and personality with clothing. Working with Julie has changed my life and shown me how much fun it can be to express yourself through the clothes you wear. Julie has an amazing ability to see each woman's best features and enhance them, while being sensitive to their budget. Plus, she's just so darn easy to like and have fun with." B.R.
"...Julie helped me recognize what I like to wear and how to take things up a notch without going overboard. Working with Julie helped me to focus on pieces and putting together of an outfit. I no longer buy quantity, it is much more about quality." S.W.
"...Working with Julie has helped me eliminate a lot of the clothing that I buy hoping it will work with something I have. Instead, I now have a lot of things that can mix and match. She taught me what to look for in order to make better decisions even when I am not with her. " K.E.
"...Thanks so much! I thought the day was really successful. (It's always a great shopping outing, I say, if the Discover card calls your husband about "unusual activity" on the credit card. LOL)
I really learned alot, and I so, so appreciate you helping to get my wardrobe up-to-date." J.A.
"...Great meeting with you today. I can't believe how exhausted I am (and how full my closet still is, despite having so much to get rid of)!! Thanks so much!!" M.O.
"...I Wanted to tell you this story quickly: on Friday, I was meeting with a staff member of mine and at the end of the meeting she asked, "Is that sweater from Banana?" I said it was. Then she replied "I thought so. My sister got the same one for me for Christmas last year and I told her ‘this is something my boss would wear; I have to return it.' Now most people would be offended - but not me! I was so excited that, after just one year, I apparently have a STYLE recognized by others!! Thanks!! E.L.
“…Every girl needs a "Julie Watson." I was the classic case of "a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear." After identifying my style personality and goals, Julie helped me to dispose of the pieces in my wardrobe that were obsolete and strategize about what items I needed to maximize my personal wardrobe collection. And within days of showing off my new clothes, I was receiving compliments from co-workers, friends and even people off the streets. I had more compliments on the wardrobe that Julie created for me in the first 3 weeks, than I've had in years. Given Julie's technical expertise and background, she adds value and fun to not only the shopping experience, but also to the concept of creating a "collection" in your closet. I can't wait to work with her again this fall!” L.S.
“…I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me get my wardrobe on the right track. It felt great to organize my closet, rid it of “has beens” and determine what I needed to freshen up my look. Not only do I love the pieces we bought together, I truly appreciate the way you streamlined the shopping process. I would have never accomplished so much in so little time without you. I actually enjoyed shopping! I can't wait for round two. Thanks again!” M.E.
“…Julie—I just wanted to THANK YOU for your help! After struggling to find jeans that 'fit' my body, it was a great relief to have your help and guidance. With your input on fit, structure, material and style I ended up with a pair of jeans that I would never of thought would fit, but now I love. In fact, in my first day of wearing them I have already had several complements on the style and the fit. The amazing thing is you knew right away that this would be a good jean cut for me! You are awesome! Thank you!” B.P.
“…THANK YOU, for all of the preparation, work and energy that you put into our brunch on Saturday. Chatting with friends afterward, we are sure that you will be a success here in the mid-west with your warm personality and your charming yet straight forward approach to fashion.” P.C.J.
“…Thank you so much Julie!! I loved the entire process today. You are fantastic to work with and I've truly never felt better when I look in my closet. I actually keep looking and admiring... The whole thing makes so much more sense now!” L.M.
“…You have the perfect personality for this. It could be quite intimidating to invite someone into your closet. I think I actually would be embarrassed to show someone the type of clothes I have. But, I know you would just be so fun and nice about it. I can't wait to get you in my closet!” S.L.
"...Okay, I need to be a spokesperson for juliewatsonstyle to all the single girls out there! I don't know what it is these days, but my "mojo" is really working. And it all seems to have come together since I developed my new 'collection.' " L.S.
" ...Julie has an eye for style in general but also has the vision to tailor to your needs and preferences. She is amazing at identifying the clothes that you toss from your closet, what holes you need to fill so you never find yourself of "having nothing to wear", and even creating nee, relevant outfits from clothes you haven't worn in years. It was so refreshing to have Julie's expertise during our shopping trip, which saved me hours of frustration in the dressing room. Thanks for a fabulous experience!" I.P.
"...Yesterday was so fun! I am so excited about my new fall wardrobe. I feel like a brand new person already...thanks for all of your guidance and fashion expertise. I learned so much!" H.P.
"...I'm much more critical on fit now, thanks to you! I think of you every time I open my closet. You've made a huge difference in my life!" S.D.
".... It's so much fun wearing new clothes that make me feel good. I went out to celebrate a friend's birthday on Saturday night and I honestly can't remember the last time I felt that good! I felt awesome! " A.K.
"...Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. My confidence has risen steadily every day, which feels great. Your sound, tactful advice and guidance are really valued and appreciated." J.H.
"...Thank you so much! You've inspired me. What a liberating feeling-getting dressed this morning was so much easier without the clutter. Thanks again. I feel great about what I kept and more importantly about what I got rid of." A.I.
"...Thanks, I had a great time shopping. I love my new clothes. I feel like a different woman now, thanks to your help." E.T.
"...Julie, thanks for all of your help and advice. I had a great time shopping with you-- you have a great eye, obviously, but you also have a nice way with people-- and you know how to deliver not-so-good-news ("that top looks terrible!!!") in a way that makes the top at fault, and not me! It was a treat to have you help me build a new fall wardrobe. " K.M.
"...THANK YOU for the life altering experience!" B.R.
"...Julie, thanks again for helping me get clothes I love and a new wardrobe that doesn't stress me out at 5:30 in the morning when I have to dress for work!!" M.S.
"...I have just been so busy running around in my new clothes and just collecting compliments all along the way!! I had such a good time shopping with you (and you know that really means something coming from me!) You are really good at what you do. I bought a bunch of stuff that I would have never tried myself but somehow its all 'me' ". T.K.
"...I really enjoyed the whole process and telling you stories about all of my clothes! Just walking into my closet is a dream!!" C.R.
"...Thanks again for creating a new me! I have enjoyed wearing the clothes — You are, in a word, wonderful!" J.M.P.
"...Thanks again for such a great day! You were such a huge help, and lots of fun. My closet looks amazing — and I love everything we bought!" L.P.
"...Julie Watson is absolutely wonderful!! I have worked with a few personal shoppers/stylists in years past and Julie is by far the best. Her background in retail makes her truly qualified as a “fit” expert and she just has a wonderful way of helping me decide what is right for me – and not just what is trendy or what might look good on someone else. I receive so many compliments on my clothes now. And they all work for my lifestyle." T.K.
"...It is difficult to describe how pleased I am with my 'Julie Watson Experience.' I have worked with other stylists and shoppers...but Julie was the first to offer a true plan to build a real wardrobe. She worked tirelessly with me and made shopping an enjoyable event. And I HATED shopping. Getting dressed has never been so easy...and I truly feel like a new woman. And I credit Julie with it all...she is amazing!" E.L.
"...I had a wonderful experience with Julie. She knows clothing and fit and style. She is great to work with. She has done my closet twice and helped me with shopping as well. I am petite curvy and she found clothing that was flattering and in my price range. I cannot say enough good things about her. Julie has worked in the industry a long time and it shows. She is there to serve you and makes it all about you. It is really fun. I personally do not like shopping and do not know what to buy. She helped me identify my "style" and we shopped for it. I thought we should toss my entire wardrobe but she showed me how I had some good items already and how to mix and match better. She doesn't want you to spend money if you do not have to. Which was great for me because I am on a budget. I now look forward to getting up in the morning and getting dressed. I have clothing now that matches who I am and I feel great in the clothes...hiring her was one of the best things I did for myself." H.P
"...Yesterday I woke up so excited to get dressed! It is an amazing experience to step into my closet now. Thank you, Julie, for all of your help. I think this is the first time I've ever had a true wardrobe that I can build on. I especially appreciate your attention to detail and fit - I learned so much. Looking forward to working with you again this spring!! (I cannot believe I'm actually looking forward to shopping.)" E.L.
"...I'm loving the new clothes. Still haven't repeated anything. It's so great! Everyone comes by for the daily look. People say that I'm inspiring them! It just kills me how everyone says they're "inspired" by my wardrobe choices lately! You did a wonderful job! Thanks again for everything!" A.G.
"... thanks for such a great shopping experience! I had such a fun afternoon, and I feel like everything we bought is so versatile and will work really well with what I already have. " M.H.
"...Thank you again for a wonderful day! I have had so much fun this week trying to choose what to wear every day. Thanks a million!!!!" C.W.
"...I had a great time today. The day did just fly bye. That is the first time that I've walked away from shopping feeling confident in what I purchased. Thank you!" S.W.
"...Julie, I enjoyed your presentation tremdously. It put things back into perspective for me. I buy way to much garbage and I still don't have anything to wear! You took me back to reality and I thank you for that. I should be thinking more about the essentials. Thank you for a refresher course in style." M.I
".... I just absolutely love everything we bought and I was excited to wear the more summery clothes last week. My 4-year old thinks I look so "fancy" now — he loves the flower print shirt we bought and he asks me every day if I'm going to wear it! (Mom, are you going to wear the flowery shirt you wore to Mom's Day at preschool? It's so pretty and looks like a dress!) Great success! I really feel like a new woman with my new duds. I think my family really notices a positive difference every day. For the first time I've actually had a hard time figuring out which of my awesome outfits will be the most perfect. In the past, I've never really had any choices and "made do" with what I had (which was junk!). Thanks again! C.W.
"...Julie, Thank you again!! It was so much fun and so helpful to work with you yesterday. It was so easy to get dressed today. I was able to get all my accessories together so easily and feel great. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You made shopping so easy... you did a great job keeping me on track and I love everything I got. Thank you again!" K.E.
"...julie, thank you so, so much for shopping with me. i had SO much fun and really appreciated it! I will definitely be recommending you to many friends!" A.T.
"...Julie , I wanted to say that your presentation was absolutely amazing and full of great tips/advice. I enjoyed the information you provided today and your delivery was great." D.B.
"...I wanted to thank you for your help over the last several months reinventing my spring/summer wardrobe. I had a terrific time working with you and absolutely love my new wardrobe! The pieces still reflect who I am and what I do, but with more style and a little more fun too. Thanks again for all your help!" R.H.
"...your advice was invaluable to me and I'll always be so grateful." M.S.
"...It certainly is obvious you are a pro. To finally see in black and white what I haven't been able to articulate was amazing! It felt as if you really 'heard' me when you listened." J.M.P
"...Julie, thank you over and over for all of your help yesterday. What a pro you are--we managed to get basically everything on our shopping strategy in four fun-filled hours!
Good luck with your event this evening. If those ladies walk away one-tenth as pleased as I am from gleaning so many helpful strategies from your expertise, they will be very satisfied. Thank you for all of your patience, sharing your knowledge and gently helping me to see so many possibilities. My shopping experiences will never be the same as I apply all I have learned. Are you up for tackling the winter wardrobe? Again, a sincere thanks for all you did. " J.M.
"...Julie, I had such a fun time shopping with you. I love all of my new clothes and just as important so does my husband. I know I want to do this all again for the fall/winter clothes. Thank you again for your help. Summer has been a lot of fun with all of my new outfits!" S.C.
"..Julie, wow, what a whirlwind shopping with you was, and quite an amazing experience! I love everything and have been receiving more compliments than I know what to do with. Thank you for all of your great expertise and insight. " T.P.
"...So today I am wearing my black cashmere pants, the dark grey long top with pleats around the bust, the big belt and the long black cardigan -- and I look great! I look professional, sophisticated without being dressed like a banker. Finally, at 39 I have a adult look with a style. Thank you so much!" S.L.
"...Thank you SO much!! It was so much fun working with you. I love what you've done to my style...I now have a much more defined one and it has been really easy getting ready for work this week. You are great, and I will be referring you to everyone I know!" K.V.E.