Woo-hoo, another giveaway! Do you LOVE winning things, as much as I LOVE giving them away? Ha ha ha!
This one’s going to happen fast, and you MUST be present to win! That means your chances are best, if you’re local to the Treasure Valley area.
I have this ADORABLE minty/aqua crossbody clutch from H&M, to give one lucky winner! I also have a $20 Gift Card to ALDO Shoes!!! That means you have TWO chances to WIN!!! On top of that, Boise Towne Square is giving shoppers a $10 Gift Card for every $100! (*While supplies last – one per person! Redeem receipts at Center Court from 1-4pm.)
Good luck! I’m so excited to see everybody, and all the FUN & Fabulous Spring Fashions that will be coming down the runway!!!
P.S. Be sure to stop by and say HI to me! I LOVE meeting my readers & followers!!! 🙂 Also, awesome blogger Annelise from AunieSauce will also be at the mall, hosting a party in Apricot Lane from 1-4pm, to celebrate their one year birthday! Rad stylist Kellie from Fashion Kellie will also be there, styling models in Francesca’s Collections, with mannequin modeling and a special Fashion Feature at 4pm!
Read on to find out what conundrums she was excited to have me help her with, and what we did about them… 🙂
Mission: Style Makeover with Specific Needs, and on a Budget!
The Subject: Rebecca Miller, wife & mother
The Challenges: Rebecca let me know that she had recently gotten married, joined the LDS church, and was adjusting to her new faith’s specific wardrobe requirements. She wears special garments under her clothes, which prohibit her from simply throwing on a tank top and pair of shorts when the weather gets hot. Last summer, she told me, was her first summer in the church, and a new experience for her in looking for fashions that covered those garments, AND were not too warm for the excessively hot Boise sun. The wardrobe guidelines she had committed to embracing, required an adjustment in her thinking, and her closet!
Added challenge: Rebecca is a young mother, and is nursing her first baby! Everything she wears must be easily accessible for breastfeeding. Getting around clothes, garments, and breastfeeding, all while staying modest, would be an overwhelming task for any woman, much less one on a tight budget and new mom’s tiring schedule! No wonder Rebecca was excited to have some professional input. ^_^
The Shoulder Solution: We found that Gordman’s had some wonderful, breezy maxi dresses that looked fantastic on Rebecca, but had thin or “spaghetti”-type straps. The thin strap challenge was solved by finding an ultra-lightweight cropped & short-sleeved sweater, for about $15! Rebecca was thrilled at this find, because it gave her more shirt & tank top options, while keeping her shoulders covered, without being too hot for summer! The cropped sweater looked great with the maxi dresses, and was an item she could see purchasing in a variety of colors.
The $6 Problem-Solver: The maxi dresses had a crossover neckline, perfect for giving her son access to nursing! But they were unfortunately too low-cut, and wearing a tank top underneath would be too much fabric to tug up & around, while maneuvering a wiggly baby. The solution: this $6 black sport bra (padding removed), fit nicely over her bra, bringing up the neckline while still being stretchy & easy to work around! Rebecca loved this, seeing it as a closet staple she could use under a variety of tops where the neckline might be low enough for nursing, but too low to be really appropriate for her. Those $6 bras came in a variety of colors, so she could mix & match them as fun layering pieces!
Rebecca had a budget to work with, and wanted wardrobe staples that she could build around as the season progressed. We were pleased to find so many wonderful items for her on the clearance racks, some as low as $3 or $4! She even found some adorable gladiator sandals for $15, a super-versatile necklace for $12, and great earrings for $5! When the cashier rang it all up – minus the $50 gift card and some 20% off coupons! – Rebecca was pretty pleased with the savings total. 🙂
Congratulations on winning, Rebecca! I had a great time shopping & styling with you. 🙂
All photos taken at Gordman’s in Meridian, ID, at 2260 N Eagle Rd.
When Boise’s new H&M opened recently, I had the special & exciting privilege of giving away $100 gift card to one of my StyleSpyGirl readers. Yay!!! I love making someone’s day with a giveaway surprise!!! 🙂
Wendee Weber won the drawing, and met me at the Grand Opening for some fun & shopping!
It was a crazy festive day, with long lines of excited shoppers, music pumping, employees dancing, and a mad rush of frenzied fashionistas!
Wendee and I had a fabulous time, putting her $100 to work on some fun & fashionable pieces for her work wardrobe.
Thanks to H&M’s budget-friendly prices, we were able to find lots of great deals for Wendee, and have a blast doing it!
Thanks, H&M, for such a memorable day!
Special thanks to Ammophotog for the fantastic pictures!!!