Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to the 2014 J.CREW CHALLENGE! Ahh!
Can you believe it is finally here! Oh, it’s as exciting as Christmas morning. You know there are presents under the tree…you can see them…you can count how many…BUT you do not know what’s inside. Oh, decorating my apartment for Christmas is going to be so much fun! I think I want a navy blue tree with silver and gold decorations! Wouldn’t that be fab!
Okay–I am so sorry, y’all…I am quite distracted today. Perhaps three Pumpkin Spice Lattes were two cups too many *wink* Now, before I get distracted by something else, let’s take a look at the FIRST outfit of the 2014 J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!
Oh, my goodness! I cannot believe it–the J.Crew Challenge is finally back! It’s been a full YEAR now…phew, time sure does fly when you are having fun *wink*
Before I reveal the very first outfit of the brand new J.Crew Challenge tomorrow, I want to give a little info on how many pieces I am going to be working with this year + how many outfits I have planned + a brief throwback to some of the hottest outfits from the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge! Ah–we have lots to do, so let’s quit our lollygagging and get to work *wink*
For this year’s J.Crew Challenge, I will be working with 16 items (that’s 4 more than last year) to create a variety of lovely looks. It is going to be so fabulous, and I cannot wait to share all of the awesome outfits with y’all!
For all of the new readers out there, here are the goals of the VIP J.Crew Challenge:
Encourage y’all to invest in quality and versatile clothing items and accessories.
Inspire y’all to get your money’s worth out of your apparel.
Now, let’s take a look back at five of the hottest J.Crew outfits from last year’s 30 Day J.Crew Challenge. Whoo hoo!
Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Throwback Thursday!
Hop in the time machine with me, and let’s blast back in time to January 17, 2013 when Winter Storm Iago coated Birmingham with a lot of snow–in Southern terms…”a lot of snow” really means “we got about an inch, and it is all melted by the next day.” *wink*
As I reminisce about this blog, the best part and most fun of that Southern blizzard was playing with the dogs in the snow–I tried to convince my mom to come out and help me build a snowman; however, she insisted on staying inside the covered porch. I cannot say that I blame her…we do not have the proper attire for playing in snow. Anyway, that day was absolutely marvelous…I wish we would get snow more often–don’t tell my dad I said that because he has a strong dislike for snow *wink*
To see the original post of this snow-tacular day, click here!
Now, without further ado, I reveal never before seen photos from the fun time the pups and I had during our Alabama Snow-tacular last year. Enjoy!
Hello, my fabulouses! Today is the last outfit of the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge *sad face*…That’s okay, do not cry! Tomorrow, the VIP will be kicking off the “Lucky 13” series! The what? huh? Hmm…I guess you will have to come back tomorrow to see:)
Need to catch up on the 30 Day J.Crew Challenge outfits? Click here to view the category’s archives.
Well, hello there, VIP readers! It has been a super busy week for me between studying for exams and meeting fabulous and terrific people and designers at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama! It was such a delight to meet and interview designer Gene Kargan of Lola and Sophie–whose blouses are so versatile and super flattering! I absolutely cannot wait to blog about the spectacular sun yellow Lola and Sophie blouse I got! Ahh It is so so SO cute!
Guess who else I met? Come on…take a guess! No, I did not meet Ellen DeGeneres…although that would be a dream come true…Don’t you just love her show! Okay…no more guesses because I cannot contain my excitement any longer! I met and chatted with renowned Polish fashion designer Karolina Zmarlak! Oh, fashionistas! Karolina has a fabulous and strategic eye for creating sophisticated clothing that make women feel confident and empowered.
This is just a sneak peek of the VIP’s week…I do not want to spoil all of the fabulousness! Phew, it has been a busy week. After I post this blog, there is much more work to be done! Three videos to make, interview blogs to write, photos to edit…oh, speaking of editing photos…there was actually a minor…well, major issue with the “vines” photo shoot as it has been labeled at the Hathorn house…At the end of the day, it was totally worth it! Whoa…I just remembered I have exams next week! Note to self: Study and make flashcards.
Phew! What a week it has been! Now, time to go work on interview blogs, videos, photos, and of course, studying for exams! Stay tuned for more sneak peeks on the Facebook page!
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