1. Having your clothes picked out for you is not just for children.
Seriously, not having to go through each store to decide what to try on was liberating. I loved being able to go straight to the dressing room. Anything we all didn't love, I didn't buy. And having people run around for different sizes for me was flat out awesome. I have done this for others, but never experienced it myself.
Basically, I realized that the shopping services I provide are truly valuable, both from a time and stress perpsective.
2. A little disagreement is healthy.
As in, "Those pants are see-through, put them back." I cannot emphaize enough that constructive criticism is necessary when shopping for others. I really appreciated hearing the truth, because that was the only way for me to make informed purchases. And so I assume that when I shop for others, they want to hear the truth, too.
3. Closet cleanouts can feel invasive.
Yeah, no shit. But I never really internalized this fact until I was faced with allowing other people into my closet. And I couldn't do it. I got out of it and luckily they were cool about it. But I know I will be at least a TEENY BIT more sensative and aware of how invasive I am being the next time I do a closet makeover.
4. Having an entourage rules.
I was a shopping QUEEN. It was glorious. And I would seriously pay to have the experience again. Shopping alone with the mere mortals will be so bland in comparison. Not that I am going to stop or anytime soon...