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Transformed…Inside and Out!

FNOTulsa Makeover Contestants - Lynn (left) and Julie (right)

(photo taken at contestant’s ‘reveal’ on Great Day Green Country)

I had the opportunity, in the past few months, to participate in Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa – Makeover Contest. (For those of you that don’t know what Fashion’s Night Out is..you NEED to know about it and will tell you in a minute!) I  was part of a team of ‘specialists’ (hair, makeup, fashion stylists) that helped ‘transform’ the top two contestants, Julie and Lynn, and have the community vote for the ‘most transformed’. (Voting is still open at www.FNOTulsa.com)

Julie - at Little Black Dress

 

I had the pleasure of working with Julie. I fell in love with her immediately, because of her kind and gracious demeanor. As well as,  she has a smile that lights up a room. Julie is a busy mom who is looking to go back to work, so we kept that in mind when shopping for her. I wanted her to step outside of the ‘safe zone’ a little bit and find something with a little ‘edge’. Something that could go to work during the day, but, still be used to create a look for a night on the town too. 

We started at Little Black Dress (Brookside, Tulsa). We found a beautifully, colored, tribal print, uneven hem, blouse that can be easily worn with a straight skirt or straight leg dress pant for work and throw it on with a pair of dark denim for an evening out. We, then, headed to J.Cole Shoes (Riverside – King’s Landing) to compliment the look. Julie had been ‘doing her homework’ and read about how every woman’s closet should have a good nude/neutral shoe. It lengthens the look of the leg. So, off we went to in search of the perfect nude shoe. We found a beautiful Calvin Kein number that I’m still wondering why I haven’t gone back to get for myself. Beautiful! 

 

Here is what I loved about this whole experience. One, this wasn’t your ‘typical makeover’ where you whisk them in, run them through the paces and spit out the final result. We wanted the contestants to really be able to learn from each specialist, so they could continue on their own. And, two, it was very simple things that Julie said that made my heart fill with joy. She was so excited that I helped find her ‘inner fashionista’ again. She knew her fashionista side was in there, she had just lost track of her over the years. And, what really brought me to tears was the fact that she “already considered herself a winner whether she wins the final transformation or not”. Then, I knew, our job was complete. We had found that confidence and inner beauty that was already within her…it had just been shadowed over time. 

 

Now, for those of you that don’t know what Fashion’s Night Out is…you NEED to know! And, for those of you, in Tulsa, there is a Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa too. It all happens on September 6th, 2012. And, when I say, it ‘all happens’, I mean it is happening all over the world on the same day/night! It’s a global initiative started by American Vogue, Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to create a fun and electric night of fashion and shopping to support the local community. 

(logo courtesy of www.FNOTulsa.com)

It has grown over the years and made it’s way to Tulsa! YAY! This year, Tulsa is hosting Liz Lange, NYC Designer, at The Mayo Hotel for a kick-off luncheon. Liz will share her experiences as a fashion designer and then set your sites on the fall fashions during a fashion show showcasing local retailers, a design contest, and shopping, shopping, and more shopping that takes you right into the evening with a multitude of events happening in stores all over the city. A day not to be missed! 

Get your girlfriends and get ready to SHOP! 

For more information and to buy tickets, go to: www.FNOTulsa.com

Shopping Resources: Little Black Dress, J.Cole Shoes

‘Transitional Treats for your Feet’ – Via GDGC

TV version of my latest blog: 

‘Transitional Treats’ for your Feet!

It’s that time of year! They call it…transitional. The time when everything you want to wear is on sale and things you want to buy are too warm to wear right now. It’s no longer summer, but, it’s not quite fall? So, what’s the ‘safest things’ to buy during this ‘transitional time’? Jewelry…and SHOES! 

So, I headed down the road to JCole Shoes…

Sperry TopSider - JCole

The good ol’ Sperry Topsider is still coming in strong with a ton of colors, patterns, and materials. College bound students are filling their backpacks full of this style shoe. Classic comfort with an edge! I know, I live in Oklahoma – but, for you, Alabama fans (I know this, because my sis-in-law is one), you are going to want to get your hands on this black patent, houndstooth version. 

Colorful Wedge Heels - JCole

LOVING the patterned wedge. Perfect for now and for Fall. The silhouette works in your favor for now and the colors lean towards Fall. A good transitional shoe, for example with the wedge, has more ‘foot coverage’ than your average strappy sandal. It allows you to still show off your pedicures as the temperatures begin to drop. 

Open Toe/Peep Toe Shoes - JCole

 The ‘peep-toe’ silhouette is a great transitional option too. It allows you, as I said earlier, to show your toes, but, still have the coverage with the overall shoe. If you are like me, I avoid pulling out the closed toe shoes until I absolutely have to! These beautiful varieties would compliment your night on the town and/or a special event. 

Boots/Booties - JCole

Believe it or not, boots/booties have become a hot trend for the transitional period. Pair them now with a fun, flirty skirt or a pair of denim cut-offs and wear later with jean/leggings when the weather turns cold. As a matter of fact, when I picked up these shoes for the segment, one of the owners of JCole was rocking the bootie with a pair of denim cut-offs and a flirty, sleeveless top. Super cute! And, the clog is always a staple that has stood the test of time. Perfect for the closed-toe ‘look’ without covering your whole foot when pairing with your favorite blue jeans. 

This is just a sampling of what is out there to keep your feet looking good as the weather begins to cool off. Just remember a few things: 

-Pay attention to the materials of the shoe – leathers, suedes, and animal prints pave the way into Fall

-More ‘foot coverage’ allows you to wear a sandal/wedge into cooler temperatures

-Peep toes are a great alternative to a strappy stiletto

-Think ‘out of the box’ when it comes to your whole ‘look’ – boots/booties are hotter than ever to pair with denim cut-offs and/or a flirty skirt for now and jeans for later.

Happy Shopping! 

Resource: 

JCole Shoes

9930 Riverside Parkway 

Tulsa, OK

918-392-3388

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