"As a teenager and young adult I would walk to the local corner store and pick up the newest issue of Seventeen magazine, I would lie on my bed flipping through the pages, filling out the quizzes and analyzing what the models were wearing. I would head off to the mall with a group of friends looking for similar styles I saw the models wearing in the magazine. Putting on those pieces of clothing made me feel so confident, pretty and cool. When I looked in the mirror I would see myself on the pages of Seventeen magazine.
As I got older my body changed, but my desire to dress trendy didn’t, unfortunately I didn’t understand my body shape and my age. Wearing some of the trends actually made me look older, bigger and made me see myself as fat and ugly.
I stopped trying and started wearing t-shirts and yoga pants every day.
I sent a message to Tonya asking for help, I had reached a point where I wanted to look in the mirror and see myself as I once did.
We started with a wardrobe audit, this gave Tonya the chance to see what I was currently wearing, the pieces I had bought but didn’t wear and gave Tonya the opportunity to talk to me about my body. Tonya also took me shopping and educated me on what styles, colours, length and fit to look for and what to stay away from.
Tonya has changed the way I see myself, I feel confident and beautiful again."