Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fashion Column: "READER STYLE"

Remember last week when I told you that I was in cahoots with the ever so amazing and fashionably creative Nora? And that we were collaborating something really, REALLY cool?

Well! Here it is!

After reading and drooling over the AWESOME outfit descriptions that were posted on my “Let’s Get Better Acquainted, Shall We?” post, we thought it would be super fun to start a weekly
“READER STYLE”  Fashion Column that showcases YOU, our readers! 


So, every Wednesday, Nora and I will alternate showcasing one of our beautiful readers via our blogs! How COOL is that?!

Here's how it works:

Send us a picture (or two, or three) of you in your favorite outfit, or whatever you happen to be wearing any day of the week! Describe how this particular outfit makes you feel (cute, sexy, professional, confident, comfortable, casual, daring, feminine, unique, etc), as well as a little bit more about YOU and why you chose the outfit you did (do you work in an environment where it’s necessary to dress up, or are you a stay at home mom who needs to wear something more comfortable?). Regardless of what it is you are wearing or what it is you do, we’d LOVE to hear from you and get a feel for your personal style! 

For convenience, initial followers of my blog can email their submissions to me at   jacyleeclemons@gmail.com  and the same goes for those who follow Nora at noraballantyne@gmail.com. If you happen to follow both blogs, it doesn't really matter who you send it to, just pick one!


You will be contacted by either Nora or myself a few days before your submission is featured. If you have a blog that you would like linked within your showcase, you can let us know at that time and we will be happy to do it! We ask, however, that the gesture be returned by announcing that you are being featured on our blog and linking to it the day it's posted. If you don't have a blog, or don't want anything linked back to you, that's OK! We still want to showcase YOU!


It is not mandatory that you be some fashion goddess to participate. Personally, I am a far cry from that, nor do I  have the unlimited funds or time it would take to become one. This is not about who can dress most lavishly or who can drop the most coin on their wardrobe. Instead, it is our hope that this will be a source of inspiration, a discovery of confidence, and a JOYFUL experience for all of you. In no way do we mean this as an exercise in comparison or expression of pride, but rather a wonderful opportunity to become better united and supportive of one another, as well as gathering new and interesting ideas for ourselves!

This can ONLY work if we hear from you, so please DON’T BE SHY!! We welcome all styles, all body types, and all of YOU!

*Multiple submissions are OK.

**Even if you wish to remain anonymous, you can still participate! Just send us a picture of your personal style from the neck down (in which case linking to your blog may or may not be desired).


***If you can, it'd be great if you would also include sources or links of your current apparel and/or even the pictures of what inspired you. 


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For the launch of this new feature, both Nora and I are showcasing ourselves to give you an example of how it works.


Hi, I'm Jacy! I'm pretty much a full-time mom to an active 4 year old. When I'm not covered in peanut butter or lugging the contents of my son's entire toy box around, I love to get dressed up! If and when the day goes smoothly, here's an example of something you'd see me out and about in :)



This particular outfit makes me feel very feminine- the ruffles, the warm springy colors, and the floral print of the blouse. I'm a sucker for skinny jeans and love nothing more than a comfy pair of boots! I love the finishing look the belt gives, but I should be honest and say that it usually never lasts longer than an hour... haha! :)

Blouse- boutique called Bohme last season
Cardigan- Nordstrom Rack (they are still there in all colors) $15
Pants- Ross Dress for Less (YES!) $10
Belt- Forever XII $5
Boots- Shoe Carnival in 2010 (found a black pair here)
Earrings- Smiths Market Place
Bracelet- My mom bought in Turkey. It's so vintage and charming, as it has an old Turkish coin in the center of it (I'll have to take a better picture of it sometime :)


I'm chomping at the bit to see YOU in your groove! I can't wait! Who's with me?? :)

**Make sure you pop on over to NORA'S blog today to see what she showcased!


24 comments:

  1. Jacy - this is such a great idea and you look absolutely GORGEOUS! Like a spring bouquet. :) Coral is such a great color on you.

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  2. love this outfit - you look amazing!!

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  3. This sounds fun! Perhaps I'll submit :) and your outfit is adorable :)

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    1. There is no perhaps in the equation, Morgan! DO IT :) lol

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    2. Haha... Alright, you talked me into it......

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  4. I've already sent off my submission! Will you make sure it doesn't go into your spam folder? It seems like when I attach pictures and email them, the person doesn't get it because it goes into the spam folder for some reason. Thanks! So excited about this. What a great idea! And cute outfit by the way!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  5. so fun jacy! ahhh! i might just have to get ready for the day, find someone to take pictures of me, and submit :)

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  6. Hi Jacy!! I am SO glad you stopped by my little blog!! I love meeting new people and seeing what they are all about! Love your blog- so cute (I have been browsing around for a bit). And I just have to say I think that y'alls "Reader Style" column is a fantastic idea and I hope it is a huge hit!! Seeing everyone's personal style and everyday looks is so much fun! I think I will just have to work on something special to send ya for next week!! Let's keep in touch! My cursor is already on the follow button! I'll be a frequent visitor for sure!

    -Morgan
    morgancharleighsmith.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE your cutesy outfit!! That color (peachy?) is amazing!!

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  8. Such a fun idea. I will definitely submit something, but I'll have to think about it for a while since I'll prefer to remain anonymous. Although you can see my adorable feet over on my guest post on A Blog About Love. Ha! Got those shoes for $5 through a promotion on JCPenny's web site. Too funny.

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    1. It's totally do-able! Happy to keep the anonymity :) And I love those shoes! Awesome find!

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    2. Me too Mac...so lets just enter submissions without our heads. That works too, right?

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  9. You look so pretty Jacy! Love that floral top, especially with the coral cardi - so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. Thank you Annie :) Welcome to my blog- so glad you found me!

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  10. You are so lovely! And this idea is awesome! I will definitely be trying for this :) So glad to have come across your blog :)

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    1. Thank you Alisha! I'd love to see what you come up with! WELCOME! :)

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  11. This looks super fun! I am going to try and do this this week! :)

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    1. YES! I'd LOVE it Kate! PLEEEEEEASE DO! :)

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  12. I love this Jacy and can't wait to join in the fun!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...loving yours and about to become your newest follower :)

    www.littlemomentsinlife.com

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  13. Hi Jacy. My Name is Ada and it is VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.

    I found you through Bonnie and I am happy I did because I like how unique, creative and different your blog is. I also like how you look out for other bloggers and feature some of them, weekly. This is very important for our blogging community and since (like you) I am fairly new to blogging (at least daily), I will submit some favorite outfits as well.

    I must say I love this outfit. You look so peachy, soft & girly. Love the wavy side ponytail, as well. =) That top & cardi are both beautiful & look so great paired up.

    Please stop by, check out my blog and start following me. I always welcome new, smart, bright, stylish people like yourself. Here is a link: http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/

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