Friday, June 03, 2011

My Style Challenge: Smirnoff DIY Challenge

I was recently asked to participate in a Smirnoff DIY Challenge, and of course I said yes!! So they sent me a limited edition tee by Rachel Caldwell... in mens XXL! I may not be the craftiest person in the world, but I do have some basic sewing skills, so I decided to turn the tee into a muscle tee - my fave silhouette!Starting Monday, you will be able to vote for me by liking my picture on the Smirnoff US fan page - I expect all of you to do so! If I win they'll donate $1,000 to the charity of my choice and I chose the USO. It's such a great organization, no matter how you feel about war I think we can all agree that our troops sacrifice a lot for us and deserve a little love in return.

I happened to spend Memorial Day at a USO Ride2Recovery kickoff event - a cycling event for wounded military to help them physically and mentally heal. Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself I think about a double amputee pedaling mile after mile and feel inspired. And more than a little teary eyed!
As far as my outfit, I admit I was somewhat inspired by the frontier, "True Grit" chic that's coming into style. Since I went to Austin a few months ago I started craving a cowboy hat - I finally went ahead and got one. Well, it's kinda a mix between a floppy wide brim hat and cowboy hat.I think slave bracelets should make a comeback! Seriously, besides the awesome Greyest Ghost I haven't seen one in forever!!
I'm wearing: Rachel Caldwell tee courtesy of Smirnoff, vintage Levi's denim vest, printed skirt from Madewell, heels courtesy of Payless, scarf from Nordstrom, turquoise slave bracelet stolen from sister back in high school, hat bought at Urban Outfitters, Marc Jacobs belt, crossbody bag from ShopBop.
I have more limited edition tees to give away, stay tuned for a sweepstakes on Monday!


alex said...

Thanks for giving me credit for the bracelet, :) cute outfit. I especially like the hat

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

LOL sister!

And I voted! Love the look!