Fashion Trends and Friends Contest Update

Contest Winner Janet Poulin won a day of Shopping with Julie and Lori!

As the winner of FTF’s first contest Janet Poulin won a day of shopping with Julie and Lori acting as her personal style consultants.  Janet is a mother of three, a wife and an English teacher.  Her students say she is on fleek in the way she dresses.  In case your not hip to this term it means to be on point (my 12 year old niece translated for me).  Very high praise from her 6th, 7th and 8th grade students!  Janet was looking to add a few pieces to her work wardrobe so Julie and I had to be on our game to make sure Janet kept her on fleek reputation!  In addition to some new work pieces Janet also wanted help styling her jean jacket as well as a pink sweater she recently acquired.

We started our day at Talbot’s and hit pay dirt!  I love it when that happens.  We found the perfect jacket and then created a few different looks.  Her favorite was the jacket paired with the blue and white striped shirt and scarf!  Julie and I really like this combination too.  The shirt and scarf really bring out her blue eyes.  What a great look for the classroom!


Next we went to work styling Janet’s jean jacket and pink sweater.  We thought her pink sweater was the perfect top to put under her jean jacket.  All we did was add a cute lapel pin and this gorgeous pink plaid scarf with fringe and voila!  Isn’t this look just adorable?  Janet can also wear the blue and white striped shirt with her jean jacket and she can wear her pink sweater under her new green jacket with the pink plaid scarf.  So she immediately has 4 different looks!

One of the best parts of shopping with your friends is they will never steer you wrong.  They will also push you a little out of your comfort zone and get you to try something that you normally might not.  Julie and I did this with Janet.  Gingham is a big Spring trend and Talbots has a beautiful jacket that we thought would look great on Janet and be perfect for school.  Her immediate reaction was “nuh-uh!”  After some nudging we got her to try it on.  We think it looks amazing on her but she just wasn’t feeling it.  We agreed she shouldn’t buy it because if you are going to spend your hard earned money on something you should love it and not be able to wait to wear it!   What do you think?


After doing some serious damage at Talbots we headed to one of our favorite stores White House Black Market.  We were not disappointed.  Although she wasn’t looking for a date night top we found this one and she had to have it.  There are so many great things about this top.  First the coral color is beautiful!  Then it has these amazing bell sleeves – LOVE!  If you look in the mirror you can see the back of the top has a sexy little cut out which shows off well with Janet’s hairstyle.  Last, it flows away from the waist making it flattering and so very comfortable to wear.  I love it paired with this choker necklace.  It is boho chic and my absolute favorite from a very fun and successful day shopping!  What is your favorite look?



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