And why I can no longer live with it!
It was the Fall of 2015 and I was invited to my first cabi Fashion Experience. I had literally never even heard the word ‘cabi’ for the first 30 years of my life so I had absolutely no clue what I was getting into but thought I’d go to see it was all about. (And in true-introvert form, had an escape plan ready to go if I hated but luckily never had to use!)
I told myself, if (see that big if?) I liked the clothes I would only buy one item and would not let anyone pressure me into buying anything. Well, none of that statement applied – see #3 below. I ended up buying a moto styled blazer that was the most yummy fabric I’d ever experienced. It was so comfortable yet very professional and could also be dressed down.
Fast forward a couple weeks to the first time I wore it…I received five compliments literally in one day. I was sold!
1. The Clothes, Of Course!
What? I love a fashion brand and I’m obsessed with the clothes?! It’s shocking, I know but hear me out.
The clothes are different than any other brand I’ve worn. Different in the best way possible! The quality is extremely high, subtle details to make each piece unique, the fabrics are so soft )even the most structured pieces feel like you’re wearing a robe), designed to be versatile and the jeans fit. What was that? The jeans fit? YES! The first pair of cabi jeans I tried on I was actually speechless and once I did talk all I could say was, ‘They fit.” Which I’m sure I utter a million times.
cabi’s Design Team creates each piece on a size 8 women. A real life women not just what they think a size 8 should be but a real person. To me this makes all the difference in the world on how the clothes fit.
2. Shop With Your Friends In Your Own Home
Raise your hand if you enjoy going to the mall? Anybody? Bueller? Don’t get me wrong there are times, I love strolling through a good shoe department and seeing what’s new but 9.99 times out of 10, I’d much rather have my personal stylist bring an entire collection of clothes to my house, invite some friends over and drink wine while we shop. Sounds pretty fancy, right? Think only the 1% can have this luxury? Nope! It’s what cabi is all about!
The cabi Fashion Experience is just that…an experience! A cabi stylist brings an entire collection of designer clothes to your home, spends about 20 minutes showing you the 100+ gorgeous garments all while giving style tips and introducing you to the latest (age appropriate) trends. And then it’s the really fun part…trying on all the clothes! It’s that simple. And this happens all while you get to hang out with the girls enjoying a cocktail…or 2…ok fine, 3.
3. Your Very Own Personal Stylist
You heard correctly, when you shop cabi you have your own personal stylist. Not an online stylist, or someone behind the scenes saying what your body type should wear but a true stylist helping you along the way to be your most fabulous self. A stylist you can call, text, have coffee or drinks with, follow on social media, become friends with, all of it! She gets to know you and your style to assist you in finding what your closet needs and giving you suggestions to get you out of your comfort zone on occasion, all while never making you feel pressured to buy something you don’t want.
cabi’s Design Team is very intentional season after season. I can promise you if you bought something years ago from cabi, you will be able to find a piece in the latest collection to pair back with it. Your stylist and the Design Team purposely help you get more out of your clothing investments. Not only will your stylist help you find these new outfit pairings with previous purchases but she will work with you to make sure your newest pieces can be just as versatile. For example, check out 20 Fall Favorites, 100 New Looks. cabi did just that, took 20 pieces and styled each five different ways so you know before you even purchase the item that you have numerous different options to reinvent your new favorite each time you wear it. Don’t see your favorite list…not to worry, your stylist will help create the different looks!
Next check out Spring into Fall and Old Faves Made New. cabi has taken 20 items from the past two seasons and styled them with the current Fall 2018 Collection. And folks, this is the tip of the styling iceberg. Your stylist is with you along the way to make sure you truly love every piece you purchase and know exactly what to do with it once it’s in your closet!
4. The Heart of cabi Foundation
At cabi, it’s not just about the clothes. The Heart of cabi Foundation’s mission is to ‘encourage and empower women in need. From distributing clothing in communities affected by natural disasters to empowering women entrepreneurs in the developing world to work their way out of poverty, we are passionate about serving and investing in women across the globe.’
To date, cabi has distributed $52 million in clothing, 154 Stylist communities served through local giving events, 14,200 small business loans have been funded for women in developing countries and 62 countries have been impacted. Whew! And just think, that much change started all because a group of friends 16 years ago wanted to reinvent the way women shopped for clothes.
And this is where our list ends but truthfully I could go on and on and on about how cabi has changed my life. I can proudly say I have not cried over clothes in 3 years – I know I am not the only woman to have shred some tears in department store dressing rooms! Since finding cabi, I have become more confident and less worried about the number on the tag. If I look good and feel good, that number no longer matters.
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cabi’s Fall 2018 collection is available till December 31st, if interested in any cabi pieces above, contact me!