By Sandra Veum
San Diego, CA
Sandra styled me for my husband’s 40th birthday party, she also helped me organize my closet in preparation for a new job. She was able to tap into my personal style, but also helped me step out of my “box” and try new things in a comfortable, not pushy way. She definitely knows her stuff!
I have tried several other stylists, including the one at Bloomingdale’s and Costa Mesa Plaza, and they were complete wastes of time. Sandra, on the other hand, is fabulous. I have used her services on 6 different occasions through the past three years, and every time she added just the right pieces to my wardrobe. It only takes a couple hours, because she pulls outfits beforehand (personally, I ended up trying on 50%, and buying about 20% of the oufits pulled). Sandra also did a tune-up of my boyfriend’s wardrobe, and he gets compliments on a daily basis. I recommend her 101%!!
Sandra always makes shopping fun. She is very organized, great personality, and always pulls great items to wear!
I met Sandra as a referral from a friend and she started by redoing my closet and continues to be my friend in almost everything. I feel lucky to have met her. She is caring, full of energy, great ideas and personalized.
As soon as you meet Sandra you just want to hang out with her. She takes the daunting and potentially exhausting task of going through your wardrobe and makes it FUN! I hired Sandra to do a closet overhaul and it was the best investment. I found new ways to pair items I already owned (she took pictures with accessories so I could reference the whole outfit) and she guided me towards tailoring other items vs buying new ones. We worked together on a plan for clothing staples I could easily pair on my own. I’ve referred several friends to Sandra with confidence and will continue to do so. Never any pressure when working with her and I can’t wait until the next time we meet!
Sandra is amazing! She completely organized my entire closet! It is so easy to find things now and we got rid of clothes I had not been wearing and completely organized what I do wear! She is an awesome personal stylist/shopper who knows exactly what things will work on me. From clothes to accessories! She’s totally changed my life when it comes to packing for trips or finding a dress for an occasion. She makes all of it so easy now! There’s nothing she can’t do!
Not only were Sandra’s styling service life changing for me- building confidence, calm, and knowledge (and just looking and feeling fantastic), but she also styled my two teenage sons with similar results! They now say how grateful they are for her style tips and fun personality...priceless! Thank you Sandra!!
I have used Mariposa Styling Services for over two years. Sandra has been a life saver! She has exquisite taste yet knows how to stay within one’s budget. She is an innovative genius at putting together pieces from the past with ones found in the present. She also helps “delete” garments from one’s closet that need to go. I will continue working with her forever! I cannot give her enough praise, she is a ten star person and stylist.
Sandra is outstanding and if you’re reading this you need to give her a shot! To anyone looking to add a little (or a lot) of style into their lives, Sandra is the perfect person to work with. She goes through great lengths to ensure she understands your goals and then helps you figure out the best fit and style for you. A truly tailored experience from start to finish, Sandra is the best!
Sandra evaluated my existing wardrobe, shopped with me, and helped me pick pieces that would compliment and spice up my existing wardrobe. I hate to shop, but Sandra made it efficient (lots of shopping in short amount of time)—and fun! I never want to go shopping without her!
Having moved from the Midwest to CA, it was time for a style re-fresh. Sandra was phenomenal, pre-picking things for me to try-on/check out as well as giving me great advice on what worked/what didn’t. She saved me a lot of time and with her selection savvy, a lot of money, as well. I highly recommend Sandra for a personal styling service!
Sandra is an awesome stylist. She made the shopping experience fun and helped me to totally revamp my wardrobe. I am impressed by her passion and knowledge, she made sure that I got the best and effective experience.
I would definitely recommend Sandra’s shopping tours. The area she arranged was beautiful and I loved the boutiques. I really enjoyed learning from Sandra about the different body shapes and the best clothes to wear for them. I love all of my new merchandise!
Sandra went above and beyond for our shopping tour. She made sure we had a fantastic experience and we would not have found this area or boutiques without her help. I enjoyed how Sandra encouraged us to consider wearing items in a different way while receiving honest and helpful styling information!
Sandra really helped me put together outfits for some events and she had such a cheerful attitude and a lot of patience making me feel at ease during the selection process. After wearing what she chose I received so many compliments. Being an older woman she was able to dress me age appropriate but still in fashion.
Sandra is a pleasure to work with. She’s authentic and makes you feel comfortable. She’s affordable yet you always walk away feeling current and chic.
It was a pleasure to shop with Sandra. Upon turning 40, I was confused as what that ( 40) should look like both personally and professionally. Sandra’s keen eye for detail and attention to body-type was not only a huge help but also refreshing. We left the store, one I never would have entered on my own, with many useful and great finds that I wear often. I can’t wait to take advantage of Sandra’s natural talent for style again in the future! Rachel Zoe has nothing on Sandra Veum!
I loved working with Sandra. She was so helpful in teaching me styles that fit my shape. She was kind, honest, professional and fun to be with. She gave me great insight, and the pieces I bought are still some of my favorites. I can’t wait for another shopping day!
Sandra always gives an honest opinion. Being a college student it’s not always easy to stay fashionable on a tight budget. She knows where the stores are that I can get the most fashion for my money.
After contacting Sandra regarding my wife Molly’s “closet issues” I was very impressed with the way she presented her service. As a husband I sometimes (ok, all the time) struggle with finding the right gift for my wife. Sandra not only provided me with a wonderful birthday package to present to my wife, she also provided her with a great experience with the reorganization of her closet and wardrobe. Hiring Mariposa to reorganize Molly’s closet and wardrobe was a fun, unique gift that she really enjoyed. I would recommend Mariposa to any husband looking for a truly unique gift for his wife.
Sandra has been a dear friend of mine for almost 20 years and I have always admired her style. For most of those years I would just stand in my closet and say to myself, “What would Sandra wear today?” Needless to say, I was beyond ecstatic when my husband presented me with a beautiful Mariposa gift package. I was excited to have a closet ‘overhaul’ and a day of shopping! I cannot put into words just how Sandra was able to work the magic she did in my closet. I now feel like I have so many new options with what I already own. The shopping was just the icing on the cake! Sandra knew what essential pieces were missing from my wardrobe and within a couple of hours I had what I needed!
“Sandra has helped me put together looks for several events that have flattered my figure and were still easy on my pocketbook. She has a great eye for style and is able to utilize things that are already in my closet with new fashions to create different looks.”
Sandra helps dress me in a way that I feel confident about my body.
Thanks so much for helping me choose outfits for our upcoming conference. I appreciated your knowledge, ability to negotiate with store staff and help in making choices that are both professional and stylish. You showed respect for my likes, yet challenged me to try things just that are just a little different. I was impressed how you went out of your way to be sure my outfit was complete and perfect! It was a great experience!
Sandra, thanks for all the fun and ideas while doing my closet evaluation. I am so impressed with how much you did in a short time.You gave me a lift out out of my wardrobe rut of just getting dressed instead of having fun and making a statement. I am looking forward to our shopping date as well to continue the momentum.
I recently had only a few days to find the perfect outfit for a very important event. Sandra met with me and got to know not only my style preference, but also how I specifically wanted to present myself at the event. She then took me shopping and I was so impressed with her efficiency and skill at finding the ideal look. In less than 2 hours she had my outfit completely put together and even sewed the perfect button on it for me. Thank you Sandra for your invaluable help…I can’t wait to use your services again.
Sandra Veum with Mariposa is the best! I highly recommend her services. She is creative, smart, fun and totally knows her “stuff”. My closet overhaul was a wonderful gift to myself and without buying any new clothes, I have tons of new outfits and great fashion ideas. In one session, I went from FRUMP to fabulous. WOW!
Wow! Thank you for sharing all of your expertise and fashion knowledge/tricks with me today. That’s the best present I’ve had so far!! I am still in shock that my closet is still full, and with a lot of great outfits now!!! YOU are the best fashion/confidence investment I’ve ever made!! :)
Sandra has a very positive attitude and enthusiasm for bringing a new sense of style to an existing wardrobe. She showed me how to make multiple outfits from my existing wardrobe pieces. She is practical, mindful of budget constraints, and creative. She is also mindful of your personal style and wardrobe needs.
Sandra, YOU ROCK!!! Honestly, shopping with you and Sarah last night was so much fun...for Sarah (and for me)! I love the looks that you put together starting with a basic button down and slacks. I didn’t even see your magic wand! Seriously, you have an amazing talent and style. I know Sarah will not only enjoy wearing the clothes she has now, but will feel professional and well prepared to take on the world.
I worked with Sandra a couple of weeks ago when she came to help me with a closet clean out. I have so many new outfits and choices now without having to buy anything new. She really helped me see that I can combine business clothes with casual wear and also showed me combinations that I would have never put together that now are some of my favorites. I’ve worn my new looks ever since and have had many compliments. Thank you Sandra for helping me add to my style!
“I was extremely impressed with Sandra’s process, keen eye for style and the ability to choose the highest quality, most versatile pieces while keeping an eye on cost. It was an amazing experience!!! I wore the jeans and the jacket to dinner and a play last night and felt very stylish!”
“I just went shopping with Sandra at Fashion Valley and it was a total fun! Her knowledge and enthusiasm made the event pleasant and memorable. Her listening skills and sensitivity to my concerns made the morning completely superb. I felt it was Christmas! She was able to put together shoes, jewelry, clothes, etc. for three events for a wedding next month. It was beyond my expectations. Plus Sandra is a delight. I would recommend advertising her artful skills as a great addition to Fashion Valley shopping!”