In today’s day and age, there are endless amounts of subscription boxes & monthly styling services that are designed to make fashion fun & quite honestly, easier for the everyday woman. A few weeks ago, I was reached out to by a company called Allume, with an opportunity to test and review their services. I was immediately intrigued by this company and their approach to personalized shopping. I felt like it was different than anything on the market & after using their services, I stand behind that comment!
Allume is a personalized shopping experience, similar to what you may find in a department store, however it is all done online & you as the shopper, have access to countless brands & retailers.
Here is a play by play for how the service works:
Get started by registering for an Allume styling session.
From there, you fill in information about yourself and your style — name, age, occupation, hobbies, are you interested in work wear or weekend wear? Casual or dressy? Do you like this outfit or that outfit? Age? Price range? Sizes? Which retailers do you prefer to shop at? The list goes on and on…I was so impressed with this section and their attention to detail! They truly try to get to know YOUR personal style.
After you submit all your responses, you will select a time to speak VIA TEXT with your personal stylist. During that 15 minute appointment, your stylist will send you three full looks that they have put together based on your responses to the questionnaire. Each individual look includes roughly 10-20 products to review.
Once you receive your looks, you can give direct feedback to your stylist about what you like & don’t like. I was most impressed with this part of the service — you are talking to a REAL human in REAL time who asks you REAL questions regarding your style. Here is a glimpse into the conversation I had with my wonderful stylist!
After your provide feedback, the stylist will go back and make any changes you discussed. The turn around time on this is quick! Within an hour I had a revised shopable lookbook! Here is a glimpse at the final looks my stylist provided for me (note, not all products are shown!)
From your full lookbook, you can click on any product & make a purchase directly through the Allume website. At checkout, you select your product color, size & Allume will populate any discount codes or sale prices available from that retailer. Once your purchase is complete, your item or items will ship directly from the retailer itself! If a return or exchange needs to be made, you do so directly through that retailer. The process could not be easier!
The services that Allume offers is designed with women in mind! So whether you are in the market for an updated work wear look, or you need a dress for upcoming wedding, date, or special event, I encourage you to give the Allume service a try! The fee for a one time styling session is $20 however you can get 50% off using code “Ashley50” (making the session just $10!) Important to note as well, that once you make a purchase from your styling session, that fee is reimbursed to your account!
So, what did I end up purchasing from my lookbook?! While I loved every piece of every look, I picked a few items that I felt I could get the most use out of and that would compliment what was already in my closet. Here are my final looks!
Head to https://www.allume.co/ to begin your first styling session! Use code Ashley50 at checkout for 50% off your session fee.