I have known Wendi for several years and have always admired her style. She is a woman of many talents and has an eye for colors and patterns. Shame on me for waiting as long as I did to consult with her for styling advice. I have been missing out for years… especially on how to coordinate different clothing patterns and avoid the repetitive style purchases we have all been known to fall for. Not only did Wendi transform the way I viewed my wardrobe, but she showed me several ways to utilize most of the clothing & accessories I had already owned, saving me time and money! During our time together, she created over 40 new outfits!
Wendi took the time to sit down with me during our consultation and listen to my challenges and goals. How we dress has an affect on how we feel about ourselves. Cliche as that may sound it is the absolute truth. For the past 2-3 years, I fell into a style rut and picking out an outfit was like trying to solve a Rubik Cube! I even found myself avoiding certain social functions for fear of epic wardrobe failure.
On normal days, I would wake up dreading what I would have to wear for the day so I would resort to yoga pants. Nothing wrong with a little Lululemon, but how we present ourselves every day can and does affect our mindset. After working with Wendi, I feel like a new woman! I now look forward to what I am going to wear and wake up each day with a confidence I have not felt in a while. Since my styling consultation, I’ve had several compliments on my clothing and accessories. Thank you, Wendi, for giving this girl a wardrobe lift!! (Yes, I still wear my yoga pants, but not nearly as much as before! 😉 ~ Jennifer, 30’s ~Visual Artist, Painter
Through working with Wendi, I have had the opportunity to carry several of her beautiful bags to events such as the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the Dallas Stars Casino Night, and the Mane Gait Gala. Her bags receive so many compliments and are my go-to accessory for my events! I recently purchased her Ashland clutch, and once again, I’m blown away the colors, how much the bag can hold, and all the compliments I receive on it. Her beautiful bags do not disappoint! ~ Jessica, 30’s ~ Executive Director at March of Dimes, Dallas
Not only have I given my wife, Kimberly, the “Connella” clutch as an Easter present this year (2016), I also gifted one of my employees the same bag… She LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the gift, and I so appreciate you helping me pick that one out for her. Earlier this month (September 2016), I bought and gave Kimberly the “Legacy” clutch as well, and she carried it to an exclusive Cattle Barons Ball party where she received TONS of complements!” ~ Jeremy, 40’s ~ owner & Portrait Artist at J. Ridout Portraits
I LOVE my purse!” ~ Jennifer, 40’s ~ purchased Iris Way clutch
I believe that what we choose to buy and live our lives in has sincere meaning. So, when I buy clothing and accessories, I buy not only items I absolutely love, but items that have a story and a value system which I believe in. Wendistry is all of that. I bought this vibrant green clutch. Every time I wear it out, I not only get compliments, but I get to tell the story of this powerhouse woman,Wendi, who runs this incredible company helping women ‘Adorn Differently.’ It’s my favorite go-to clutch.” ~ Codie Sanchez Baker, 20’s ~ owner of Threads Refined
Wendistry bags are truly pieces of art. It was so hard to pick out just one for myself. The colors work with almost everything in my closet, and I love being able to tell everyone that it was hand-painted whenever I get compliments… which is always.
And, as the owner of Brooklyn+West boutique, we LOVE having Wendistry as a part of our store collections. When curating the products for the store, we always look for local, quality, unique items to add with our other well-known brand names. Customers are so impressed with the bags, and because they’re matched to each season’s Pantone colors, they match everything on the sales floor! ~ Jana Boyles, 30’s ~ owner of Brooklyn+West
I have followed Wendi’s artistic fashion movement for the last 6 years and have become a collector and appreciator of not only her paintings but her clutches as well. My custom-painted “Blackbird Feathers” clutch has received more compliments than I can count, and has become a personal evening staple of mine from which I will not soon part. Everyone is always impressed with not only the color combination but also the craftsmanship and quality of the clutch itself. I’ve already picked out my next one!” ~ Karen, 40’s ~ SVP of Marketing for global technology company
After meeting Wendi in 2010, and falling in love at first sight with her gorgeous hand-painted bags, we developed a fashionable friendship that has extended through the years. Recently, I treated myself to a clutch from the Wendistry F/W16 Collection, and it has hardly left my side. I am obsessed with the “Derby’s” vibrant colors, and – a true mark of quality – the handbag’s fine details are as beautiful as its palette. Even the lining is stylish! I’m thrilled with my purchase, and hope to add another Wendistry clutch to my wardrobe come Spring.” ~ Lisa, 30’s ~ senior brand positioning writer, cosmetics industry
LOVE my new Wendistry “Connella” clutch! Honesty, I have made it my primary wardrobe piece and everything else is it’s accessory. It’s colorful fun design is so unique. Plus, it’s an original piece of art. I am so excited to have met Wendi and feel sure that this is just the beginning of a new clutch crush. ~ Cassandra, 50’s ~ legal assistant
What a fun time shopping in my closet! Thanks for your verbal and written feedback. You will be very proud of me – I had a free afternoon Sunday and went to Nordstrom’s! 5 pairs of shoes for me (all comfortable and cute) and 5 pairs for my sister (who never buys herself anything). The sales lady had a ball and so did I. I so appreciate you for encouraging me to think outside my self-imposed box.” ~ Ruth, 60’s ~ financial advisor
My custom Wendistry clutch is more than an accessory. It’s an expression of my love of art and a great conversation piece at happy hours and business meetings. Working with Wendi to select paint colors for my clutch was amazing, too. The custom color palette not only let me match my wardrobe to-a-T but also to feel like a fashion designer, if only for day.” ~ Kelly, 30’s ~ digital consultant
My awesome friend Wendi McGowan-Ellis came to my house and helped me make a whole new wardrobe out of clothes I already have in my closet!! Absolutely FUN experience and SO HELPFUL!! Since she left, it has actually seemed a whole lot easier to get dressed and feel SO put together! All of this for less than the cost of ONE new outfit!! SERIOUSLY! Give her a call and have her come play in your closet with you. You too will ADORE her!” ~ Debbie, 50’s ~ entrepreneur & sales coach
I had the privilege of working with Wendi recently and truly saw her talent come to life. I tend to gravitate towards the same work clothes and have a closet full of clothes, most with the tags still on and just couldn’t figure out how to create new outfits. She spent a few hours with me, took me out of my comfort zone and recreated my entire outlook on style and gave me the confidence to try new things. She found over 40 new outfits from my closet that I hadn’t even thought about putting together. She also helped me understand what I’m missing from my closet and what I should spend my money on. I’m very grateful for her time and talent and highly recommend her.” ~ Jill, 30’s ~ investor relations
A very talented artist that creates magic on canvas. I have four hand-painted handbags and two 4’x6′ paintings in my home. Next, I look forward to being a private styling client of Wendi’s.” ~ Carmon, 60’s ~ retired schoolteacher
I’ve worked with Wendi both as a handbag customer and as a Private Styling client. With regard to my clutch handbag, I travel relentlessly and my Wendistry bag slides right in my briefcase or suitcase. When I get to my destination, I carry my Wendistry bag to dinner as it is perfect size for my wallet, phone and lipstick and it spices up my dark work clothes making it an elegant business dinner outfit. As for Wendi’s styling expertise, I walked into my 15-foot, filled-to-the-brim closet daily and felt like I had nothing to wear. It could take me 30 minutes just to pick out an outfit. Now I breeze in, choose a picture of one of my Wendistry outfits from my book, and dress in 3 minutes. Its like having a whole new wardrobe!” ~ Melissa, 40’s ~ insurance sales