My One of a Kind Shopping Style

March 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

The Diet Dr Pepper One Of A Kind Style Sweepstakes is on and to help celebrate the kickoff this time I decided to highlight my personal way of shopping.  My love for shopping is like an art form and the way I shop has really defined my one of a kind style. I shop clearance aisles first and when I spot something I like it has to meet a certain criteria – like the ability to be worn at least two different ways and be easily worn for day or night (I have a tendency to “build” outfits piece by piece).  Also, while the new arrivals that are placed right smack in the front of the store may be the easiest choice, it can also leave you looking like everyone else.  Sure, It can be challenging and at times frustrating but it’s what sets my outfits apart from others. Another habit of mine is to mix and match high-end pieces with affordable finds that will get me the most wear. For the most part when I see something on the rack I can envision what I’ll be wearing it with before I even walk out the door…and those are the pieces I wear to death and the pieces that make my style one of a kind.

Just last weekend I went shopping for some spring shoes and I knew I wanted booties.  At first I was looking for a black and brown pair, but then I saw this tan suede pair with a gold platform and they were only $20!  Right away I knew that they’d be perfect to dress up or down so I snagged them right away.  The first outfit I wore them with a pair of mint green skinny jeans, a simple white tee, a boyfriend blazer  and a polka dot scarf.  For my second outfit  I wore the booties with my go-to skirt and a chambray top.  I love the way it gives the black skirt a more laid back look without taking away the dressy part. This particular outfit was under $100 and I’ve worn each piece a ton of different ways.

 

Not bad for a pair of booties that cost only $20!  Check out some of my other day to night looks below.

Striped Dress for Day or Night

Polka Dot Skirt for Day or Night

 

Don’t forget Diet Dr Pepper will be running its One Of A Kind Style Sweepstakes where for three weeks you’ll be able to enter to win thirty stylish prizes.  For more info visit http://drpepper.com/oneofakind/sweeps

With delicious one of a kind taste and zero calories, Diet Dr Pepper is as unique as you are. We know it’s a long road to get to who we’re meant to be. Along the way, we make choices, we make mistakes, we get up, and we keep going. And like an amazing work of art, we become one of a kind. At Dr Pepper, we celebrate all that makes us an original, from your unique style to adventurous spirit. To check out more one of a kind stories, watch our films at www.youtube.com/drpeppervideos.

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Diet Dr Pepper via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diet Dr Pepper.


 

My One of a Kind Style

February 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

 
To help celebrate the kick off of the Diet Dr Pepper Sweepstakes on March 4th  I was asked to write about my one of a kind style.  In a nutshell, my style has always been eclectic and deeply inspired by music and movies.  Musicians like Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin played perfectly to my boho/hippie style, while actresses like Edie Sedgewick and Natalie Wood greatly influenced my flirty retro looks and even my hair.  While in high school I shopped the malls like every American teenager, but I was always looking for ways to add pieces that were unique and found on the side streets where thrift stores thrived.  No joke I hit every smoky dungeon I could find in New York in a fervent effort to add to my trendier mall finds (something I still do to this day).

My style hasn’t changed much and I still shop at the malls for affordable trendy pieces but as I get older I’ve learned to dress to my evolving body and shape and the thrift store finds focus more on jackets, bags and more importantly accessories!  I tend to lean more towards modern, better fitting pieces but still keep my overall look in the boho vein.  I believe that it’s the little details that count and not a specific style. For example, one day I will be dressed in a modern white jacket with skinny jeans but the next time you bump into me I’ll be wearing the very same jacket over a flowing dress (like the one seen below).  Two completely different styles that I make my very own with over sized bags, chunky rings, a stack of bangles and always – and I mean always – with a pair of over sized shades.

In my look below I decided to try out a trendy high low dress for the very first time.  I decided to give this one a shot because it has all the right elements of everything that my style embraces.  The feminine length and chiffon is complimented by a studded camouflage  top – I love it and it was only $25!  As soon as I saw it I immediately envisioned it with a cropped denim jacket and flats but when I brought it home I realized that it would look amazing with my white blazer and ankle tie wedges. The jacket definitely gives it a dressier look and the bow on the wedges give it the perfect dainty touch.

I’m all about the accessories, but it has to be the right amount.  While this outfit has plenty of character thanks to the camo, studs and white jacket, I had to add a ton of bangles! The belt was a last minute add-on that looks like it came with the dress and helped accentuate my waist a bit.

I actually debated on using a clutch but this zippered accented bag played off the camo’s masculine feel.

From the front this jacket looks like your basic boxy cut blazer, but the back is what makes it special and the high low hem accentuaed it even more – love it!

So there you have it!  My One of a Kind Style: a little boho, a tad tomboy, but 100% girly girl when it comes to accessories and shoes.

PS – Don’t forget to check back for more updates on the Diet Dr Pepper Sweepstakes, kicking off on March 4th for a chance to win one of thirty amazing one–of-a-kind prizes!

With delicious one of a kind taste and zero calories, Diet Dr Pepper is as unique as you are. We know it’s a long road to get to who we’re meant to be. Along the way, we make choices, we make mistakes, we get up, and we keep going. And like an amazing work of art, we become one of a kind. At Dr Pepper, we celebrate all that makes us an original, from your unique style to adventurous spirit. To check out more one of a kind stories, watch our films at www.youtube.com/drpeppervideos and make sure to check back in for more updates on the Diet Dr. Pepper sweepstakes for a chance to win one of thirty amazing one-of-a-kind prizes.  

 

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Diet Dr Pepper via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diet Dr Pepper.

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