4.22.2011

freestyle FRIDAY

Even at a younger age I can remember noticing style. I've always been intrigued, but I would say it wasn't until my early twenties that I really began taking notice of fashion magazines and trends. All of a sudden I was more interested than ever in making sure what I wore reflected my own evolving style. Although I'm not a professional in the fashion industry and I didn't study any aspect of fashion in school, I still believe my passion is strong and I could do well in the industry. The problem - it's almost necessary to be living in NYC or LA to get started, and I'm in a tiny town in Alabama.

If I could have any job in the fashion industry it would hands-down by a stylist. I think there are plenty of people out there already designing gorgeous clothes, but definitely not enough people out there showing consumers how to wear those clothes. It's an outlet to share my own creativity; additionally, it's a great way to help others.

Anyway, I could rant and rave all day about how much I enjoy fashion and styling, but let's just get to the point. I thought a great way for me to fill this void is to start a weekly post on here where I can style away!

While I could easily style whatever I wanted I thought it would be more fun for you all to send me your requests! Maybe you have an item you bought last month and are still stuck on how to style it or you have a date or event coming up and you have no idea what to wear - I want to help you!

I want you to email me {dwellingandtelling at gmail dot com} and let me know the details - anything you feel you should share. Colors, styles, trends, pieces that you love or hate, the event that's going on, your budget, what you already have that you want to use - anything you think is necessary for me to know.

I definitely need your help to get started with this so please email me with any request you have! Be sure to put Freestyle Friday in the subject line!

Easter - JCP
To get things started I thought I would share with you a look I put together last week for a JC Penney contest on Good Life For Less. The contest was to put an Easter look together using an item from JC Penney. Since coral is huge right now I went in that direction. Gold looks amazing with coral so that's where the jewelry comes in and, well, storms have been all over the place so a trench is important as well. Hope you like it! (P.S. - I won the contest! Can't wait to use my giftcard!)


24 comments:

PinkSass said...

Is that dress from JCP?!

Morgan said...

Awesome work! Who knew JC Penney could be so stylish!

Ruby Girl said...

great outfit! beautiful stuff. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Kelsey said...

love coral and gold. it is a must in this summer wardrobe. lovely post xoxo p.s. follow me and come see what i wear every wardrobe wednesday! xoxo

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The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

Yes, it's true, you would be a FABULOUS stylist.

kelseywilliams said...

congrats on winning, you little stylist, you. :)

kimmie said...

What an awesome idea! You'd be a GREAT stylist! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Jenni said...

COngrats on the contest win...I love that pretty look you came up with! Those shoes are adorable...so surprised they're from JCP! You have a great styling eye--can't wait to see what you ome up with!!

GoodFrameofMind said...

Congrats girl, what a cute Easter look!

Melody said...

I love this outfit you came up with. The colors all go so well together!

Nav said...

I would wear this outfit anyday. COngrats on winning the contest! you can be stylist - easy!! I love your style!

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kileen said...

so impressed with your JCP selection!! i love the colors and i love that coral dress!

cute & little

ashley said...

I know the feeling, I'd love to style photo shoots, but I want to be in Texas. Good idea to come up with another creative outlet... I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

Fashion Me Chic said...

Really cute. I love the color combination. Congratulations on your win.
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dani said...

Congrats girl! I can totally see why you won! This look is so fab and chic! :)

Lisa D. said...

Love the coral/gold/turquoise look, and glad you're getting your styling series off the ground! =) Congrats on the JC Penney contest!

Holly said...

congrats on the contest! thats awesome! you have great style, you always seem so effortlessly put together, so helping other people get to that level is a great way to help them. go you!!

S. said...

Not so sweet home Alabama?

/S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

Michelle's Style File said...

Just found your blog & I love it. Btw you have fabulous legs too!
Following on Bloglovin.

An idea for you could be the new shoes that I just bought- I'm about to post a piccie of them on my blog...would love to hear your ideas on how to style them!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Two contests in a row!! You're on a roll :) You deserve it though- you are a terrific stylist!

JB said...

Congrats on winning! I love this idea and can't wait to see what all you come up with!

Lyndsy said...

Love that look! Such pretty colors!

Kelly said...

I am loving coral and green together :)

emma basilone said...

You totally deserved to win that outfit is amazing and perfect for spring! <3 the trench!

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