Reflecting the Real You with Jackie Terribile

Jackie Terribile is the founder of The Small Town Stylist, a fashion styling and wardrobe consulting business for both personal and commercial clients. The personal styling service combines your taste, budget, and lifestyle to make you feel your best every day. Jackie started her career in NYC working in marketing and then fashion. As the assistant to a cutting edge stylist, she collaborated on projects for clients such as Bacardi and Bloomingdales, and created costumes for the lead singer of the band Garbage for their US tour and appearances at the Grammy Awards and Saturday Night Live. After relocating to the Syracuse area and starting a family, she realized there were many women in CNY who were looking for wardrobe consulting services and so she started her business, The Small Town Stylist. In addition to her personal clients, she also works with commercial clients such as Metro Mattress. Jackie has been featured in Central New York Magazine and was the official fashion stylist of the Boeheim Ball in 2016 & 2017. She has appeared regularly on the local morning show, Bridge Street, since 2015.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Jackie and has Jackie explain what she does for a living.

  • Clothes often can represent who we are, we want what we feel on the inside to be reflected on the outside.

  • Jackie shares why what she does is so important for women.

  • Having a stylist like Jackie come in is about more than just having nice clothes, it’s about recognizing the positive things about each women.

  • Why it’s important to see ourselves through someone else’s perspective.

  • Jackie shares the 3 words that she uses to describe herself, and why.

  • How women can create a brand that really reflects who they are.

  • We oftentimes project out onto other people our best, and worst qualities.

  • Kelly’s Instagram

  • Finding clothes that you feel amazing and beautiful in should not be a chore.

  • Having a stylist come in and work with you is an investment of yourself, and is so worth it.

  • Jackie shares what her inner voice is saying.

In Jackie’s Voice:

“If you're not feeling good about yourself, we tend to put on things that are oversized, and cozy, and hide ourselves from the world, and not draw attention to ourselves. It’s a way of masking who we are on the inside.”

“We have guilt about spending money on ourselves, about taking time for ourselves. We don't want people to think that we try to look good, but we want to look good.”

“My clients can't believe that they could have happiness, or be happy with who they are. They need someone like myself to come in, and say, "Why not? Why can't you pull off that look? Why can't you do that? If you want to do it, why can't you?"

“The reflection that you see, is tainted by the story that's in your mind about whatever it is, your fears, or that you can't be heard, or that you're not good enough. You sometimes need somebody to reflect back a clearer message of who you are.”

“You don't want to create an image that's not really you, because it's so exhausting to have to be somebody else every single day,”

“I'm not saying you have to love to shop, or you have to love clothes, but you should not feel bad when you go into your closet, and get dressed”

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