Last year I had the honor of partnering with the Village at Meridian to bless one lucky lady with a $1,000 Mother’s Day Makeover! Local mom Stacy Schreiter won the prize, and you can see the photos & story on her makeover here.
This year, I’m so thrilled to announce that we are doing it again!
Here is your chance to win aMommy Ultimate Makeover, complete with hair and make-up, shopping & wardrobe styling with me, and photo-shoot of your before and after looks with the exquisitely-talented Ammophotog! One lucky winner will be chosen on April 30th for the makeover session on May 9th! Must be 21+ and available for consulting May 2nd or you will forfeit the win.
Mother’s Day is coming! And I’m hooking up with the Village at Meridian to bring you the ultimate Mother’s Day gift: a head-to-toe makeover, worth over $1,000!!! Do you think YOUR mom would appreciate a day of pampering and shopping fun? She will receive gift cards & services from myself, Soma, Francesca’s, LOFT, White House | Black Market, Oconik, Menchie’s, and the newly-opened SB Salon!!! Here are all the details:
May at The Village at Meridian is made for Mother’s!
Enter the special mother in your life for an once-in-a-lifetime makeover courtesy of The Village at Meridian.Over $1,000 in prizes and gift cards will be awarded to one lucky mother, as well as personal styling by the Treasure Valley’s own Style Spy Girl!
Enter online at The Village at Meridian’s Facebook page(click on “Sweepstakes” if the link doesn’t take you directly to it!), or by visiting Guest Services. Last day to enter will be May 7th, and a winner will be randomly chosen on May 8th.
Winner must be willing to allow images of themselves to be posted on both The Village at Meridian and Style Spy Girl social media channels. Winner must be available for makeover and personal styling session on Sunday, May 11th, time TBD. The date is non-negotiable and another winner will be chosen if first winner is not able to attend on that day.
Note: This event is sponsored by the Village At Meridian, in conjunction with Soma, Francesca’s, LOFT, SB Salon, White House | Black Market, Oconik, Menchie’s, & StyleSpyGirl.
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.