Last Thursday I competed in ‘Project Window’ at Abeille NOLA. Contestants had 30 minutes to pull items from the store and style 2 mannequins. As soon as I got the invite to this event, I signed up to participate. I have so much fun styling other clothes/outfits other than from my own closet for a change. I snapped some outfit pics before I headed out to “Make It Work”. I decided to change my shoes at the last minute though, just because I knew I would be running around the store so I opted for my comfy, all-year round, staple pair of ankle boots (Whenever I wear these, I get many compliments and highly recommend them. So far, 3 girls have gone out and bought them afterwards).
Top: Mink Pink (Similar) // Shorts: TJ Maxx (Similar) // Belt: Vintage (Similar) // Shoes: Forever21 (Similar) // Spike Necklace: Rainbow (Similar) // Black & Gold Necklace (Similar) // Watch: BCBGeneration via RueLaLa (Similar) // Zig Zag Bracelet: Forever21 (Similar) // Studded Bracelet: Gifted (Similar) // Purse: Aldo (Similar)
Let the styling begin! Putting the final touches on my first mannequin. One down, one to go.
On to the next…
And here are my finished looks! My inspiration for the two outfits came from this amazing fringe vest that I have been obsessing over since they got it in. I paired it with a sheer blouse, some red leather like shorts and some funky accessories for an outfit that has my name written all over it! I picked the pieces for the second outfit to pull from the colors in the vest for more of a classic, girly look with a polka dot sundress and a cute military inspired blouse layered on top. I completed each look with some props from around the store such as the Chanel book and an Abeille shopping bag!
I was very happy with how my gals turned out! Voting was based on whoever got the most “likes” on the picture of their window posted on Abeille’s facebook page. Though I did not win, I still had a blast styling my window, and seeing the great job that everyone else did!