What is your fashion view?
Fashion is on the individual. Your wardrobe is a fun way to express who you are as a person! My fashion advice to women is to wear what YOU look good in, not what is in style. My friends laugh at meÂ but I always say, â€œIt takes the same amount of time to dress up as it does to dress down.â€ My mother taught me that early on and I live by it to this day. When you look good, you feel good and we all want to feel great everyday. You will rarely catch me dressed down without my lip gloss on.
How do you describe your style?
Fun and flirty with a classic touch.Â I love trendy pieces and have a ton of color in my wardrobe. I wear what I feel good in.
What are your favorite pieces?
Great jeansÂ are a must! If you have aÂ perfect pair of jeans, you can pair it with inexpensive trendy tops and you still look very muchÂ â€œtogether.â€Â I love the boyfriend sweaters, which are trendy this season and classic â€“ perfect for work! I have a great shoe collection. Kitten heels areÂ hot this season â€” thank goodness! I could run a marathon in my heels!
Where is your favorite place to shop? Â
I love Von Maurâ€™s shoe department. Clodhoppers has anÂ amazing denimÂ selection and Blink is perfect for that one of a kind dress. I admit though I frequentÂ T.J.Maxx and Forever 21 for the fun, trendier pieces. I do a lot of myÂ shopping online. I am the girl that wonâ€™t buy anything at a store if there is more than two of them.Â My worst nightmare is being out and seeing a girl across the room wearing my same outfit.
Who is your fashion icon? Why?
I admire so many. With a fashion background, I feel as if I fit into many â€œstyles.â€Â If I could combine the classic style of Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Ritchieâ€™s bohemian style with Rachel Zoeâ€™s fashion forwardnessÂ that would beÂ my perfect icon. My style changes with my mood and when I have big hair and big sunglasses and an over-sized handbag, I am very much Rachel Zoe. I love a classic tank with great denim and whenÂ wearing my Ray-Bans with my smooth hairÂ I feel very Jennifer Aniston. Going out with chunky jewelry and flowing tops andÂ funky rings and bracelets â€“ totally Nicole Ritchie!
On Saturday, March 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. friends, new and old, will come together at The Olmsted for the sixth annual Raisinâ€™ the Rent party benefiting the St. John Center.
Patrons will enjoy music from The Remedy and a live magic â€˜nâ€™ illusions show by Patrick and Janice Miller. Hors dâ€™oeuvres and a light dinner will be served by Mastersonâ€™s Catering. The party will also include dancing, silent and live auctions with Steve Hale serving as auctioneer. Vicki Rogers from Lite 106.9 will emcee the evening. Tickets can be purchased for $30 at the door. A cash bar will be available.
Carrie King, event chair, predicts an incredible evening. â€˜Making Magic Togetherâ€™ is more then just the theme of this yearâ€™s event. Itâ€™s the reality of what takes place at the St. John Center.Â The men are given a second chance, an opportunity to get their life back on track. To me, this is magical and I am proud to be part of it.â€
Learn more by LIKE-ing the St. John Center on Facebook, visiting the St. John Centerâ€™s Web site at www.stjohncenter.org or calling 502.568.6758.