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Fabuliss Helps Karli Mix and Match…Doesn’t She Look Smart?

May 27, 2010

Karli in 4 outfits

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Karli is an up-and-coming entrepreneur who splits her time between the travel industry and helping young athletes unlock their potential.

She describes herself as fun, friendly and outgoing and wanted help expressing her style through business casual.

We started at The Limited, a store she has shopped in the past and one that I believe has great casual separates.

I showed her a few items I thought might work for her.  Then she headed back to the dressing room with her bag of things she brought from home while I picked out a few things.

She has a number of great basics – grey pants, khaki skirt, pink blouse, black jacket – to mix and match with.  So we talked about how to use what she currently has with a couple of new pieces mixed in to achieve a smart business casual look.

Karli says, “I had no idea I could work with so many clothes in my current closet. I had great outfits I already owned I would have never thought to put together.”

After our initial conversation working with what she already has, she tried on a lot of clothing.  The photos above represent a small sampling of what we found (the khaki skirt is hers) and the different outfits she can make.

We also made a quick stop at DSW to find several shoes that she could wear with her new outfits.  She already has a huge collection but wanted some that polished off her professional look.

When your shoe size is not the average, it’s common to think that there’s nothing cute in your size.  But DSW continues to deliver.  We found several cute pumps – one snakeskin, one animal print and one classic red/tan pair.

In the short time since Karli has debuted her new clothes and shoes, she says she feels amazing.  People look at her differently, she is surely carrying herself differently and she’s no longer fighting with her closet day after day.

Are you ready to up your business casual to smart casual?  Fabuliss can help!  Visit or contact me at for more information.

Special thanks to Karli for giving me permission to feature her photos.

And thank you to the women working at The Limited in Mall of America.

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