Take a Peek at our New Shop (and other WDL Updates)

Happy February, Lovely Ladies!

I’ve been working on a project for the last year, and I’m excited to share a glimpse of it with you today. As you know, my mission is to help simplify the process of shopping and getting dressed for women in the hopes that it enables you to save time, money, and gain confidence.

The biggest challenge women face when shopping is where to go and what to buy. It feels like there are too many stores and websites to choose from, and the items these places have to offer are frequently not what you’re looking for. In other words, women today are frustrated by having far too many options and, yet, far too few.

The success of my personal shopping company was based mainly on my understanding of this. Since I closed that portion of the business in 2017, I’ve been asked more times than I can count to work 1:1 again from readers all over the world. 

I considered creating some kind of virtual offering, where you could work directly with me but realized I didn’t have the bandwidth, and wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand.

The WDL Shop

So I created the WDL Shop, where we’ll take the hassle and guesswork out of shopping. Think of it as a curated, handpicked selection of the best merchandise from all retailers, in all sizes, and keeps your budget and lifestyle top of mind.

Instead of having to walk the mall or search a dozen different sites, you can visit our online marketplace and quickly find what you need.

Here, you’ll have access to all of the items featured on the blog, in an easy to navigate interface designed to work just how you shop.

The site is organized in four ways, by Size, Collections, Capsules, and Favorites. First, continuing my commitment to size inclusiveness, you can shop in either missy, plus, or petite.

Next, you can shop by Collections. I’ll use this as a place to highlight options for specific occasions, like “date night,” or “best heels”, much like I do on the blog in our roundup posts.

In early March I’ll begin to post our seasonal Wardrobe Capsules . Once they are live on the blog, you’ll also be able to find everything from business casual to weekend capsules in an easy drop-down menu on the shop. 

Finally, if you want to see the top items from the blog, just click Favorites, and you’ll be directed to our most popular recommendations. 

More to Come

Megan in a winter coat

Nothing changes here on the blog. Our content from now through spring is pretty fantastic (if I do say so) including more real life style inspiration (the coat above will be featured this Friday with other under $200 statement coats).

Posts will largely focus on educating and inspiring, and continuing to build community. January’s Wardrobe Challenge, for example, was our biggest one to date. Stay tuned for the spring edition in March as well. 

Beta Test

The marketplace is designed to work with the blog as a resource for you to visit when you’re ready to shop. 

Today, I am softly and slowly rolling it out. The completed site will be part of a wider launch when I publish the first of our Spring Capsules on March 3rd. 

I’ve learned that taking things slowly is the best approach. So take a peek and keep in mind we’re still populating most of the categories, they’ll be updated within the next two weeks and fully loaded by the end of the month, just when you might start thinking about spring. 

I want to see how it works for you. Let me know capsules and collections you want to see, and tell me about the big holes in your wardrobes – especially if you just finished our Wardrobe Challenge. 

My goal is for you to have a one stop shop for anything you need and an easy way to quickly find one of my recommendations, without having to scroll through all of our blog posts. 

I build this site by hand. It took about a year of research to understand what I wanted to build and then I had to learn how to do it. So what you’re going to see is months of late nights and very tired eyes. But it think this is going to be a wonderful addition to our offerings. 

Visit the shop here. 

Thank you for always sending comments and emails with your questions! I really do read every single one and use them to continue to create content and resources based on all of our conversations. 

Big things this year, ladies! 

xoxo

Meg

 

Take a Peek at our New Shop (and other WDL Updates)

32 thoughts on “Take a Peek at our New Shop (and other WDL Updates)”

  1. Wow! So exciting. This will be a treasured resource to be able to have you hand pick my wardrobe.
    Thank you for all of your work – not just with fashion guidance but for all of your practical life advice and being a strong advocate for girls and women.
    Ps. You look stunning in that coat!! 💕

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  2. I am beyond thrilled by your commitment to size inclusivity!! I’m a curvy woman who is between regular and plus size depending on style and cut. Thank you!! ❤️

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  3. Perfectly ~ Perfect!!! I often saved the emails containing the blogs that featured all of the items that I loved and could not order at that moment. This addition will be a terrific resource and I am thrilled (and appreciative of those late nights and tired eyes) that I will have one place to go for suggestions.
    I am sure that you recognized the need for Spring/Summer wardrobe options. A number of your loyal followers, including me, have no trouble with Fall/Winter as we are able to layer more and be more creative. When Spring/Summer arrive I feel a bit limited in my options. Especially for the warmer desert climate. I am very much looking forward to your recommendations in this regard.
    Thanks for all of you do Megan ~ you’re terrific!!

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    • Thanks Mary! This was def the inspiration for putting the shop together. Working on rounding up as many good options as possible 🙂

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  4. I love this! Some ideas came to mind, is a permanent capsule for vacation types (beach vacation/city vacation ). And of course lots of choices for when were feeling splurgey (and savey!)

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  5. Megan you look fabulous in the coat. I’m really looking forward to you reading your new website and all you have to offer. Hopefully we will be able to source some of the items here in the uk. Keep up the good work, I love reading you blogs xxx

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  6. Megan congratulations on executing your online store. It will make it so much easier than searching through your old posts to find an item I need now. I gave it a test run and it was very easy to use. I used the “More you might like” and found even more pieces that I liked! I love the new frequent posts of you and your sweet family. It makes me feel personally connected to your site, you and your sweet family. Not in a stalker way but a girlfriend way.
    On a personal note… I’m a mother of 2 early 40 years old sons. I had a successful home accessory store that also sold furniture that I started when my youngest son started preschool. I want to encourage you to keep following your heart in your business. My sons have each told me how proud they were as young teens and now as adults to have a mom that worked really hard, who’s success made so many opportunities for our family and taught them to pursue their dreams. It’s the cherry on the cake of life! As a retailer, it’s obvious your trajectory is boundless.
    PS. Writing and editing a comment was difficult because I could only see 2 lines when going back and it was hard to adjust the curser to where I needed to edit.

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  7. Fantastic idea and I can’t wait to see all the new additions. Much easier to shop than scrolling through old posts that I have saved or taken a screen shot.
    All the best and I look forward to March after my self-imposed shopping ban!
    Lesley
    Dallas, TX

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  8. Such a great idea! Will you include beauty products as well? I really enjoyed your step by step skincare recommendations & how to apply them.

    Looking forward to checking out the new site ☺️

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    • Hey Gina! Yes! The skincare products are already up and my makeup picks should be up by the end of the weekend. They are the ones I am ALWAYS asked about so I prioritized having them featured first.

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  9. I’m looking forward to seeing more in the WDL shop as well! I’m in my 60’s, own my own bookkeeping business but don’t need to dress “too professional” nor “ too casual” and you seem to have a nice balance. I appreciate that you will include petites because they can be so difficult to find sometimes. Thanks for all your hard work and I’m looking forward to what is to come.

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    • Thanks Syliva! Yes, petites are so hard to find, and when you do they are not always what you want. I’m loading up the shop now with options so stay tuned! 🙂

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  10. Congratulations! I am looking forward to this! I have tried GYPO and Classy Yet Trendy but something is just off with their capsules. I love capsules and also that they can build on each other. I like more EVERLANE type shopping less polyester and more natural or even viscose fibers as choices. But not the $400 dresses. More neutral, classy with a splash of updates. Does any of this make sense? Thank you for listening!

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    • Hey Tina! Thanks so much for the note. I only know a little about GYPO and Classy Yet Trendy, I try not to follow other sites so I don’t get influenced or distracted my what others are doing – all part of how I keep my focus. But I’m so happy you find us helpful! I like “classy with a splash of updates” sorta like “classic with a twist” def. our focus going forward. 🙂

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  11. Thank you so much! I have never felt so put together with my outfit selection until I found your blog. It would be awesome if you would do a post on outfits for causal mommy-ing days. I find that I need to step out of wearing my lululemons as my go to mommy play date outfit!

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    • Awww, I’m so happy to hear this! Thank you for that. And yes to more casual mommy-ing/work from home looks that aren’t leggings.

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  12. Yeah! I’m so excited to explore this more. I also just forwarded the email to my husband as a “this might help you with my birthday next week” 🙂

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  13. Meg, I have my email set to filter your emails and send them straight to a “Style” folder I created (only your newsletters are in there, by the way). I had to do this because I was spending faaaaaaaarrrrrr more time reading them and your blog than I was working some days! HA! As a result I missed this FABULOUS announcement last week!! I am SO excited about this, and for you! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from this self-professed mannequin shopper, for all the hard work you put into every detail!!

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  14. Wow, oh WOW! I’m soooo excited for you AND for ME!!! Looking forward to seeing everything when it’s all up and running. I looked it over today and is really user friendly and looks great. No wonder you’ve been so busy! That’s like running a whole other website trying to get that up and going. Good luck and can hardly wait!!!

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