Well, it’s been a nice run. The next time I get a request for a new client, I’m just going to refer them to this new book by Anuschka Rees, The Curated Closet.

 image via  Into Mind

image via Into Mind

Seriously, this book is so close to the process that I use with clients that I actually got a little weirded out when I was reading it. I’ve definitely been a fan of Anuschka’s blog over the years, and we definitely have similar approaches to minimalist fashion. Now obviously, since the book just came out a month ago, I had to come up with everything myself, but it's fascinating how two people on different continents can have such similar approaches to things.

If anything will save me and my business, it's that this is a really long and involved process, and to do it on your own will probably take at least a few weekends. But she covers it all: how to define your style (my take here), how to purge, how to shop, how to resist impulse buys, how to create a capsule wardrobe, and more. This is just not a fluffy book with pretty pictures. It is text heavy and it is serious. For someone who is ready to make a real time commitment and learn everything yourself, it has everything you need to know. If you just want me to tell you what to do, well, I'll still be here ;)