Monday, January 21, 2013

Play and More Play

Hey, lady loves! I am in two places at once today. Go check out more of this look on Sheaffer's blog, Pinterest Told Me To. If you haven't popped in to say hello to her, go now. Her blog is all about recreating Pinterest inspired outfits. Genius if ya ask me. She finds some amazing online deals, is absolutely hilarious and a fellow Texan! Yee-haw!


Now onto the weekend. It was a little bit of work and a little bit of play. Well, I guess it was actually all play because in case you haven't noticed, my new venture isn't work for me. It is something that I love to do and once you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life. 

A few weeks ago we bought this Jeep from some friends of ours. Her name is Big Sexy. No, we didn't name her that. It was her birth name and we didn't think it would be fair to change it so late in life. The weather in Austin had a touch of spring in the air, so we took her for a spin. I haven't driven a standard since I was 19 years old, but it's just like riding a bike. You don't forget. Momma didn't stall. Nope not even once. Just call me Daisy Duke without the Daisy Dukes.


Onto the REALLY good stuff. The stuff that I am so blessed and happy to report to you!

I finished my first virtual styling job. My sweet blog friend, Whitney, contacted me last week to do some outfit compositions from her closet. Of course I said yes!! I had her send me a handful of her favorite pieces from her closet. 

This is what we started with:

  And here are a few outfits I created for her.


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I was able to make 87 outfits for her. I used the pieces that she gave me, plus I suggested a few items that I thought she should pick up to expand her wardrobe.

Then, I was lucky enough to do another "shop my closet" appointment for a friend.

Just like the first time, it was so much fun. It sounds so corny for me to say, but it truly was. I get into a zone and I just go...with wine and hip hop playing in the background of course. 

So, here are a few looks I created from her closet. We accomplished 42 new outfits. I did bring over a few of my personal staple pieces to show her how they would look with what she already owned in her closet. She is out shopping this very minute for those "must buy now" items. Good girl! She listens well.

This is just a teeny tiny taste of the magic we conjured up.



At this very moment, I feel like I have won the lottery. I am so thankful that God gave me the nudge swift kick to pursue my dreams and ambitions. I am also so humbled and blown away by what blogging has done for me. Never in my wildest Matthew McConaughey dreams did I think I could REALLY make this happen. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a mess load of hard work and YOU, loyal readers and friends! Love you! Mean it!


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71 comments:

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

voted!! and your new business is booming!! Congrats and I am sooo happy for you!!! You really make a great stylist and I hope you grow and grow!! Love Big Sexy...that was my first dream car...i don't know why but i love SUV cars :)

prettyanddelectable said...

Pretty floral scarf! Big Sexy looks like a blast. I haven't driven a standard in over a decade, but I do remember it being fun if there were no steep hills/traffic. Congrats on your stylist venture... it's really neat seeing how you put so many outfit variations together!

My Thrifty Chic said...

how fun! I feel so validated when my friends ask for my help! It makes me feel like they really respect and trust me :) From what I can see you did an awesome job!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

A J said...

Do you realize you created 130 outfits this weekend?! That's SO awesome!! I am so happy for you that you found something you love so much! And the stripes/floral is one of my fav combos on you!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I love stripes and florals - like they were made for each other - great work on the biz girl!!!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Danavee said...

I absolutely love seeing you do this......and that you show us too! I'm excited for you!

TaraMixandMatch said...

It looks like you are having a blast styling it up! I love your floral scarf/stripe combo :)

Rachel said...

So cool that this is your passion and you get to live it out! I think it would be so much fun to be a personal stylist (or the equivalent of one!)

Courtney said...

Love the stripes/florals together and look at all those fabulous outfits, my head is spinning!! So happy you are doin' what you love;) Happy Monday! PS I've been voting of course!PPS that jeep is awesome and you looks adorbs driving it!

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

LOVE stripes and a floral scarf together! And I'm so glad you're biz is doing well already! I can't believe you made 87 outfits for one client! That is amazing. I've really been thinking about shopping my closet and coming up with outfits. I wish you were close enough to help and drink wine ;)

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Annie said...

It's so funny - I feel so proud of ya Shanna :) Looks like the personal styling is going awesome for you!! And love that pic of you & Big Sexy :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Always Maylee said...

Yay, you are on a roll! Kicking butt and taking names! I'm so happy that you're happy and enjoying what you are doing it. Live it up girl! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said...

So happy for you and your growing new business! And my hubby would LOVE Big Sexy :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
JCrew Giveaway!

Sheena Rae said...

So glad your business is doing well!!! Nothing like riding around with the windows down! One of my fav. things to do!

Head to Toe Chic said...

yayyy that's so awesome you had more styling appointments!! congrats friend!

Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries said...

Wow! Shanna you are so talented...I am starting to think of hiring you! Haha. Although it's a moot point, since not having a job really doesn't require me to play dress up. Congratulations, I so happy for you. P.S. I just started my own new venture...designing blogs. My "kick off" design is on the blog today! yay!

Jenn D said...

Congrats Shanna! I'm so glad I found your blog in time to watch this all unfold. Side note-how awesome is Big Sexy? If I lived in Austin I would totally Jeep wave at you!
Jenn
With Luck

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Love those looks! I'm dying for a pair of red pants. Have been looking forever! Suggestions?

Melanie Montgomery said...

I LOVE YOUR JOB! I work at a furniture store doing interior design, so I feel like I do the same thing except with furniture and it's not as fun. :[

Katie said...

how cool that you can do that for a client without being there! so excited for you!! love the floral and stripes!!

Chelsea said...

This is SO awesome! And hilarious too because I was just thinking to myself how awesome it would be if I could have an amazing fashion blogger (such as yourself!) go through my closet and tell me what to wear-- haha!

meghan said...

How much do you charge for the virtual styling?

Gila said...

Congratulations to you for following your passion and doing something you love! And thanks for giving us peeks at the outfits you put together for clients.

Daliene said...

I love the red pants/styling! I'm so excited for you that you are off to a great start.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Fierce first photo!

I'd love to read a closet staple post from you. A what everyone should have in their wardrobe, Shanna style.

Helene said...

you look so pretty!

and love all the 87 outfits you made. sooo cool shanna! you are rockin!

Rachel said...

YOU ARE SO AWESOME! I am so impressed by all of that styling...what an amazing job! And you are SO good at it!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Beyond excited that I just "found" your blog through "Pinterest Told Me To" today!!!

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute outfit! Definitely a favorite pattern mix of mine! :) And congrats on the business, looks like you are putting together some fabulous outfits for these ladies! :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I clicked over from Whitney's blog. Well done! She must be so stoked that you created 87 outfits! I love what you put together.

Allison said...

Your stripes & floral go so well together! You're so creative! And "Big Sexy" looks like a fun little ride! Who doesn't love the wind blown look ;)

xoxo

Ashley said...

You are so awesome in every way!! I'm loving that you're having so much success, because you really deserve it.

Glad you were able to take the jeep out. It feels nice today here in NC, but it's supposed to get COLLDDD tomorrow!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

So glad that your new job has been fun! I also love the stripes + floral. I just wore a striped sweater with a floral skirt and my husband thought I was crazy. I'll have to put it on my blog soon to see what everyone else thinks...haha.
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Chioma said...

you look so cute! Love the pop of green with your bag! go you on the new styling biz! i want to branch out into that soon!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Sarah Tucker said...

LOVE the Jeep! And SO proud of you and your new adventure!!!

Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

jealous of your spring weather! It was b-e-a-utiful out over the weekend but still a lil chilly.. Not short sleeve weather :) And I love that you're doing great with the new styling job! it's so you!

My-cliffnotes said...

Soo cool! 80 plus outfits awesome.

still being [molly] said...

so proud of you and so excited for you. seriously. you are AMAZING for perusing this!!! and can i just say i'm so jealous of that jeep? i used to own one and i miss it ALL THE TIME!

Rachel said...

Love the striped shirt and floral scarf combo!

And I can't believe you came up with that many outfits. I wish I was as creative!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I would jump in this jeep and go for a spin but minus the daisy dukes. I got cellulite. My fluffy is to be hidden for now.

Priscila@mommode said...

I love hearing about people's dreams coming true. S what were the must-have items? I'm curious. ;)

Niki Caron said...

Shanna! You are seriously amazing! I can't make 4 outfits out of my closet! 87 and I'd be in Heaven! I love the virtual styling idea too! And I love Big Sexy :)

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I think you look amazing in that jeep!! How fun to ride around in the warm weather with the top off! (the jeep friend, lets keep it clean!) :)

You are such an amazing stylist! I am so proud of you and am so glad that you have already had so many appointments! You rock girl! Love ya!

Franziska said...

girlfriend, I think that outfit is one of my favorites of yours of all time. I now need both that tank and that scarf.

you are too cute

and I love seeing all of the outfits you come up with. please continue to show us what you come up with - it's such an inspiration!

Happiness at Mid Life said...

Congrats Shanna on the success of your new business venture!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Look at you go! This is awesome Shanna...so proud and happy for you!!!

Evani Gatsby said...

So exciting!! Congrats on living out your dreams Shanna! :)

Brooke said...

Cute outfits! Inspiring me to switch up my wardrobe a little bit!


=) Brooke

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay! You are off to an amazing start! That's super exciting :) Plus it helps a lot that you're good at what you do! Congrats!

My first car was a red Jeep. Pretty similar, but just red lol. That thing was so cute but it had no power steering and was the hardest stick ever! I was sad the day we sold it, but I was always scared in it with the top off and all of the creepers who would try to hit on me lol!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

WOW! I am blown away at how many outfits you were able to create! Congrats to being off to such a fab start ... your business will be booming in no time!

Shia
World According to Shia

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

You are doing a great job, girl! What talent you have! Going to check out your guest post now. :)

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Wow! I'm loving all of the looks you did for her! Seriously, I am totally going to use you as soon as I can - I'm on hold for money because I've been spending too much and we haven't been saving for taxes (ohhh the life of a self-employed husband) haha. but as SOON as I get to, I am!!

Kacie said...

I love floral and stripes together!

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Yay Shanna! You are doing such a wonderful job!

Janna Renee said...

Seriously...I want to do that, but I'll leave it up to you, since you are the professional ;)

Amber said...

You are rocking it! After seeing what you did with Whitney, virtually - I'm considering seeing what you can do or my poor closet!

Chioma said...

you look so cute and chic Shanna! gimme that scarf lol! is it ombre?? its awesome!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

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