Here are her looks for the week (plus a bonus, though the judges only chose based on 5.)
Stephanie won a $100 gift card from Seamly.co, plus a print from Jenny Highsmith and jewelry from my favorite ever Native Clutter. I told her about her win earlier this week, and asked for a little more info on who she is, how she wears it, and why -- here's what she sent us to share!
I live in Queens, NY with my husband and cat/fur-baby. I came across Seamly.Co when I first started to de-clutter and downsize the amount of "stuff" I owned. My goal was to focus more on quality versus quantity and become a more conscious consumer. I have discovered so many wonderful companies and blogs that have motivated me to take on this less-is-more philosophy, allowing me to devote more time to the things that are important to me-- my health, my relationships and my experiences. It is a process and not something that develops overnight, but little by little I am growing a lot from this lifestyle choice.
I have a typical 9-5 job working for a small organization, so having one piece that I can dress up or down for work AND play is ideal. Once I discovered the Versalette, I could not get my hands on one fast enough. I can wear it as a long skirt paired with a blazer to work and then quickly adjust it to a short skirt for happy hour or dinner afterwards. I am also on the petite side, only 5'1", so the ability to control the length and fit of the garmet is a nice feature.
AND, FROM THE JUDGES: "I love the way she styled the Versalette to suit so many different aspects of her lifestyle: for work, for the beach, for hanging outside. The Versalette really looks like a different garment in each of her pictures!" "Every look is so FRESH! I can't even tell she's wearing the same thing over and over."I have found inspiration for styling my Versalette from the Seamly.co blog, Instagram and even Pinterest. Participating in this challenge encouraged me to try a few new looks that I am really digging! I found if you put your head through one of the Versalette arm holes and cinch the drawstrings to your liking, you have yourself a cool tunic-style top or cover up for the beach! I have also enjoyed wearing it as a tube top for the summer. You follow the same method as the short skirt, only on your upper half.
Sending the biggest thank-you to everyone who took part, put themselves out there in the spirit of creativity, minimalist style, community, and inspiring others. It gives me warm fuzzies.
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