Michigan fashion event 2nd Style Chops Competition

Michigan fashion event 2nd Style Chops Competition

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2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

Milly cropped jacket same / Chelsea 28 white button down shirt similar / Joe’s cropped jeans similar / green Gucci flats similar / red Louis Vuitton bag similar / Dior yellow sunglasses similar

Last Sunday I was invited to this fun event at Guys N Gals in Michigan which was called the 2nd Style Chops Competition. Totally there were 5 local fashion bloggers who participated.

2nd Style chops Competition

We each got one full body mannequin and a half body (neck to waist) one to work on. The second one in the row was mine. My real job is a teacher so I know better than most people that nobody likes to be in the front row! We arrived at the store and my husband/photographer instantly felt better. There was a tray of homemade cookies set out for the customers and contestants. He said he had to keep his strength up to hold his camera steady. The owner greeted us and explained the rules of the competition. Then we were told about the 3 themes that we needed to work on later. They were boho chic, sporty and date night. We got a short time to walk around the store to brain storm what we would like to pick for each of our looks.

2nd Style chops Competition

2nd Style chops Competition

The owner then put 20 minutes on her timer and told us to create 2 cohesive looks based on the theme we were given. The first one was boho chic. And below are the results from Round 1.

2nd Style chops Competition

2nd Style chops Competition

After the 20 minutes were up, all the people in the store were able to vote. They scored our looks from 1 to 10 and then put their ballots into the red cups with our names on. At the end the store owner totaled up the numbers for each blogger.

2nd Style chops Competition

The second look was date night. I always feel that if I just pick a dress for any look, it is kind of lazy or cheating. A dress is pretty complete all by itself and doesn’t need much extra to style. Instead, I like to use separate pieces to play around with and also for layering. It was quite interesting that all of us contestants picked black or black and white for this round. Since I love colors, I had to add that cute makeup bag for the finishing touch.

2nd Style chops Competition

2nd Style chops Competition

The third look was the sporty theme. If you know me, you will know I will never just wear jeans or tees. I always love to add more feminine and polished touches to my look.

2nd Style chops Competition

2nd Style chops Competition

I didn’t win, but there were certainly no losers in this bunch. Every blogger did a great job and the extra bonus was that I had so much fun! 🙂 This competition really got my brain spinning. We had to react so fast! I am pretty good at dressing myself, but it’s a very different game when you’re under the gun and dressing the mannequins with a much younger crowd as the voters! It was great to see how others styled the looks and learn from each other.

Below are more looks for today’s outfit.

2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

Milly cropped jacket same / Chelsea 28 white button down shirt similar / Joe’s cropped jeans similar / green Gucci flats similar / red Louis Vuitton bag similar / Dior yellow sunglasses similar

2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

Milly cropped jacket same / Chelsea 28 white button down shirt similar / Joe’s cropped jeans similar / green Gucci flats similar / red Louis Vuitton bag similar / Dior yellow sunglasses similar

2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

2016 spring petite fashion street casual style Milly cropped jacket+ Chelsea 28 white button down shirt+ Joe's cropped jeans+ green Gucci flats + red Louis Vuitton bag + Ray Ban sunglasses

Milly cropped jacket same / Chelsea 28 white button down shirt similar / Joe’s cropped jeans similar / green Gucci flats similar / red Louis Vuitton bag similar / Dior yellow sunglasses similar

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How to pull off The ultimate cool girl look‏

How to pull off The ultimate cool girl look‏‏

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2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

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Somebody said your childhood decides who you are when you are all grown up. I guess that is most likely true. I wore my brother’s hand-me-down clothes till the second year of my high school. So I was looking like and acting more like a boy than a fashion blogger. There were a lot of times people mistook me as a little brother instead of sister. 😉

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

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I probably didn’t help change those ideas. I had no dolls or toys to play with so spent time with my friends by chasing them around and a fair amount of tree climbing. I guess these earliest times added quite the edgy vibe to my personality and my style. Although mainly I now keep the elegant and classy feel with a colorful fun twist but once in a while, I would love to go back to my cool-girl roots.

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

Do you like my interpretation of the cool-girl look? I really like this Black Lace-Up Knit Bodysuit I got from the Lookbook Store. I already wore it pretty much non-stop and got a lot of complements. The best part? It fits perfectly and it is only $19 now. I’m wearing a size 6. I could have gone with a size 4 but I was not sure how much stretch it had so I would rather it is a little bit looser. This cool Grey Studded Shoulder Denim Blazer is also from the the Lookbook Store. It fits me perfectly too and it is very warm. I know, spring is here but for us Michigan residents, we still have some quite chilly nights and mornings. And now this jacket is only $45. Another bonus, it is worldwide free shipping!

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

I am all into mixing highs and lows this year. And this look is the perfect example how I do it. I spent most of my budget on basic but really well made pieces, like this red LV bag. I can use it as a clutch or just for a day look with the cross body strap. The pop of red gives this look a more vibrant color and class.

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

For me you can’t really pull off a cool-girl vibe without adding leather. A bad to the bone leather jacket is usually the best bet. But a pair of sharp leather loafers are quite capable of pulling off a pleasant surprise. Cool-girls don’t always have to wear black, or at least not all black. You can take the edge off that tough girl with a feminine twist. Like say mixing a leather skirt with a soft pink blouse for an interesting contrast.

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag
2016 petite spring fashion street casual cool girl style lookbook Store grey studded jacket + lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit + Banana Republic leather skirt + Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels+ Ray Ban sunglasses + Red Louis Vuitton bag

//lookbook Store grey studded jacket // lookbook store black lace-up bodysuit // Banana Republic leather skirt similar // Aldo black cutoff lace-up heels similar // Ray Ban sunglasses similar // Red Louis Vuitton bag similar//

Here are some essential pieces that you may want to add to your wardrobe to pull off this look.

The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look
The ultimate cool girl look

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I am running a giveaway featuring $125 worth of Nicole Lee products. This is only for residents of the USA. You just need to follow Nicole Lee’s IG, My IG, leave a comment below and retweet or repost. Please tag me when you do so. 🙂

Nicole Lee giveaway worth $125
Nicole Lee giveaway worth $125

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