There are few things more frustrating than staring blankly into your closet before proclaiming you have nothing to wear. One is walking into a store and staring blankly at the racks before proclaiming you give up. If only there were a solution to both. Enter Kathleen Goff Weber. Kathleen’s mission is simple: “My hope with the store is that people feel welcome and comfortable and are able to get clothing they will wear and feel really good in.”
The store she is talking about is her boutique, K. McCarthy. And, yes, Kathleen is a trained personal stylist who will use all of her training to help you pick the perfect pieces to build your wardrobe according to your body type and personal taste. This Green Hills shop attracts women looking for wardrobe staples. There’s the perfect pair of jeans that can be worn from day-to-night, or the party dress ideal for your holiday get-togethers. Find a casual sweater or blouse for a night out along with simple accessories or statement pieces. “Our selection tends toward casual, everyday wear with fun speciality pieces added in,” Kathleen tells us. Even during the early days of K. McCarthy, when the business was housed in a fashion truck, Kathleen offered a highly personalized and convenient shopping experience. Now with a brick-and-mortar location, she is continuing to offer this experience on a larger scale. Kathleen customizes the experience for you, whether an expert shopper or someone who hates the dressing room. “I hope to have built a customer base that trusts me,” Kathleen says. “I want to get people into what they look and feel best in.”
Touch base with Kathleen before stopping by, and she will be more than happy to pull items she thinks will suit you. “Let me help you get out of the box and try things you wouldn’t necessarily choose,” she urges. She typically pulls six to eight items for each person, although we have seen her pull up to 30 for one client. If you have specific needs, she is equipped to cater to those. “Every size and shape has something they don’t like about themselves. I am helping them learn to accentuate the parts they do like.” Kathleen’s background in counseling and experience in wardrobe styling makes her the perfect shopping partner — her approach is not intimidating. “Shopping at K. McCarthy is always a pleasure,” shopper Anna Catherine Davenport tells us. “Her background as a wardrobe consultant ensures that the clothes at her store are not only fabulous, they fit real women. She is also more interested in making sure you look and feel great than making a sale, which is very refreshing.” By carrying sizes extra-small to extra-large, Kathleen works to accommodate every body and size.
If you enjoy shopping, scan the racks for yourself. Discover designs from Bailey44, DL1961, Bella Dahl, Elie Tahari, Three Dots and more. Kathleen is happy to make suggestions, or leave you be. For Corinne Kidd, K. McCarthy does most the work, making her a lifesaver. “As someone who does not enjoy the process of shopping and putting outfits together, K. McCarthy has taken away all the guesswork (and stress!) for me. Not only does Kathleen’s attention to detail and her unique ability to pair outfits and accessories together make you feel comfortable and appropriate, she makes shopping an easy and enjoyable experience,” Corinne says. “Whether you are a simple boots-and-jeans kind of girl in search of unique tops and jackets or a career woman in need of practical and interchangeable pieces, K. McCarthy can dress you from morning to evening, casual to cocktail, in one, short trip. Simple, practical style.”
Kathleen isn’t trying to make you the trendiest person on the block, she is trying to help you be your best self. “We pair basics with trendy pieces so you don’t miss the mark,” Kathleen explains. “Our items are also at an approachable price point, which gives you room to play. We have great embroidered and pearl jeans that retail for $98. This gives you the opportunity to try something you might not otherwise try.” Speaking of jeans, Kathleen says this is the one staple missing from wardrobes, and she can change that. Other hot items on the shelves are black waxed cotton pants — perfect for the holidays, velvet apparel and accessories, long tassel necklaces and sweaters. Stop by to shop these items, and let Kathleen direct you to items that you will never want to take off!
Find K. McCarthy is located at 4121 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and by appointment.
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