I first had the pleasure of experiencing Janel's fashion tips as I prepared for a "girls weekend" in Sonoma, California. We were going to celebrate my sister's birthday with friends from across the US (well, really just California, Illinois and Texas!). In preparation for our big weekend, Janel not only provided us with a day-by-day itinerary, she also provided us with a look book of outfits to compliment our activities.
Once we arrived at our picturesque Sonoma hideaway, we had so much fun putting our outfits together under Janel's trained eye. Right then, she sparked a desire in me to try to look my best each day. And her guidance didn't stop there. Even as we explored Sonoma's unique boutique style stores, Janel would encourage us to ask “why not?” as we eyed the merchandise. She would steer each of us toward the right style or cut for our specific body type. With just a casual perusal, Janel would unerringly find the perfect accompaniment to complete an outfit, whether it be shoes, jewelry or a purse! She would explain the virtues of various accessories and how they would work with clothes we already had in our closets back home.
I returned home to Dallas inspired to break out of my everyday mom clothes (usually, my workout clothes) to find that perfect "Janel Approved" outfit – one that may already be sitting in my closet just waiting for that great necklace I brought home from Sonoma! So, what does “Janel Approved” feel like? Simply amazing! By rediscovering my style, I have become more confident and comfortable in my own skin.
And isn’t that what fashion is all about?