Last week, I was able to experience Macy’s Personal Stylist in the San Antonio location at North Star Mall.  Meet Victoria Martinez.  A bright, fun, and talented stylist with fashion and retail merchandising experience.  She is pictured here in her large office which includes a spacious dressing area and closets to store looks and purchases made by her clients.

Unfortunately, not every location has a stylist available at this time.  However, you can visit Macy’s At This Link and see if you are near one and even schedule an appointmtne online.  They are there to help you dress for any special occasion…including weddings and evenings out.  I spent a morning with Victoria discussing business casual.  She said to remember that business casual is still more on the business side than the casual side. She cautioned about wearing dark professional denim (for a more sophisticated look), and to keep jeans more to one or two days a week and not every day.  She reminded me of that old adage…toes and cleavage really have no place in the office.  So, for summer, a shoe should be covered or a peep toe…not really a full sandal.

She said this year to have fun with the details as we see here…a classic pinstripe, white blouse, and trouser pant are all taken up a notch and individualized with new details.  Of course, in our summer San Antonio heat, dresses are always a great option for business.  Macy’s has excellent brands for business casual in DKNY, Calvin Klein, INC, and Vince Camuto.   After we talked business casual, Vicotria helped me find a look for after work or weekend fun.  I really stepped a little out of my comfort zone with this Alfani top.  But I like it alot!  The sleeves work… The shoes are DKNY slides I found at Macy’s recently during a shoe sale.  I am very impressed with all Macy’s is doing to make their store functional for the customer.  They have even set up a desk just for returns, and pickups for online orders.  Also, Victoria would have brought my purchases to my car if I had needed it.  She can help with an occasion or with selecting the right gift.

It if fun to shop with another set of eyes, and with someone who knows the merchandise and how to style looks you may not have given much consideration.  Macy’s Friends and Family Sale is well underway with savings store and site wide.   I found these pieces as well as some others for your consideration below.  In the slideshow below, the top I am wearing is pictured in white (but it comes in black as well).  Also the Eileen Fisher pants I am wearing are pictures in white, but also come in black as well as other colors.

Has anyone of you ever worked with a stylist?  How was your experience?  Please share and, then, throughout the day…………..

KEEP SMILING

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