I have never used a "personal shopper" before in my life, but I had several events looming this spring, nothing I thought was suitable or fit me properly in my own closet, and most importantly, little time to spend going from store to store looking for the "right" thing, either. So, I called Gina, gave her my story and told her what I thought I needed. We made a plan to meet. In addition to the clothes I wanted to buy for these specific events, I also really needed a few basic things - like a pair of black pants that I could wear with a suit jacket that would not be too "skinny" tight, and would not be too loose and baggy, and not "bell bottom" or whatever, and also FIT me, and that I could wear more casually if I wanted. This may seem like an easy thing for most women to find, but I had actually given up on finding this kind of pant for myself - mission impossible. I told Gina this ahead of time, and I was sure she thought I was a crazy person.
Gina and I had planned for about two hours of time together, as I had a doctor appointment after my time with her. She had picked some items prior to my arrival and had them ready in the dressing room, and we began with me trying these on and deciding what I liked or did not like. Then, like the "wind" - she was off! She ran who knows where - and returned with other styles, other sizes, other colors, a bottle of water, and we zoomed through in two hours what seemed like 30 minutes. In and out she would go while I kept at it, trying things on, etc - and each time I would get discouraged about the black pants, she would come back with 5 more styles and fits. I ended up with several various outfits, not only for the events I was attending, but these were clothes that I could wear to many other functions! Versatile clothes that were going to work with my life, not just to go to one or two events. Gina did not just help me find something to wear to these parties, she helped me find clothes to wear. And, miracles of miracles, after trying on at least 30 pair of black pants - even she had to agree I had issues - I found the perfect pair of black pants! These came in two other colors, which I also bought. Also, she kept to our time schedule, which is an important factor for me.
These were not expensive, couture type clothes that she helped me find - I do not buy that kind of clothing. This was right priced clothing, in my opinion, that fit me and my lifestyle, and I was very happy to pay for her time and expertise. I would highly recommend Gina to anyone who finds shopping difficult and not a pleasure most of the time. We had fun, too! In addition, she was able to have the store adjust my credit card when she realized there was a sale that I had not been credited for that week. She has both fashion and business sense.