Friday, April 5, 2013

Dear Wallis Fashion

GET THE LOOK:
Top: c/o Wallis (exact) | Skirt: J.Crew Factory (exact) | Belt: Target (exact) | Shoes: Forever 21 (option) | Necklace: Luxe Craving (exact) | Clutch: Forever 21 (option) | Glasses: Forever 21 (option)


Pardon the interruption of our daily schedule.

This is a public service announcement letter to Wallis Fashion.

Ahem...

Dear Wallis Fashion,

As I am sure you are aware, I am in the running to be your 1st U.S. Blogger Ambassador. This has been the most ginormous fashion career opportunity that has come my way. So before I begin with my letter to you, I just wanted to express my utmost gratitude for including me on this ride. No matter the outcome, I am humbly grateful.

I have spent countless hours on deciding how I would go about writing this "pick me" post/letter. At then end of the day, I figured I needed to stay true to who I am. The real me.

This isn't easy...tooting my own horn, bragging on myself, if you will. But, today is the day. If I don't do it, I will regret holding back.

I am no supermodel.

I am not 5'10".

I do not have flawless skin.

I don't own a pair of Jimmy Choos or a LV bag.

I have never been featured in Lucky magazine or any other magazine for that matter.

I don't get retweeted by big brands, okay maybe once by Target. That was a fluke.

I don't have tens of thousands of blog/social media followers.

I will say that I am real. I am passionate. I am genuine. I am sincere. I have heart.

I have loyal friends and readers because I am loyal to them.

Since day one of starting my style blog I have worked tirelessly for every single reader, comment, email, pin and tweet. My blog has become my third child.

I have never wanted something so much in my entire life, well except for 7th grade cheerleader, which I did not succeed in making. That is beside the point.

The point is that I am your girl...the 1st Wallis U.S. Blogger Ambassador.

Why?

Well, I'll tell you.

My style is accessible. Just like yours. It's for the every day woman.

On a daily basis I relate to women of all ages. I have girls in high school to women in their 60's that reach out to me for a daily dose of fashion.

I began my style blogging journey a short year-and-a-half ago. Who knows what the next year will bring. I would be lying if I didn't say it hopefully brought a trip to London my way (wink-wink).

Whatever the outcome is for this venture, I know that I am not quitting anytime soon. If you end up choosing another lady as your ambassador, no harm no foul. I know that I gave it my all. I put myself out there like I never have before. If this isn't meant to be, well, I believe that there is something else out there waiting just for me and my gift.

I am a lover of affordable fashion, style and trends. I enjoy taking that love and passing it on to other women around the globe.

I know I can do this. I believe in myself. I believe in Wallis. I believe I am your U.S. Blogger Ambassador.

Know that I will give 100% of myself to the Wallis brand. I will increase your sales. I will successfully promote your apparel. I have no doubt that hundreds of women will discover Wallis through me. I am already your ambassador. Let's just make it official.

When it is all said and done, I know that it is in His hands. He will provide as He sees fit. 

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" (Phil. 4:13)

I hope and pray that you pick me.

Again, thank you for this amazing ride over the last week and I hope to meet the Wallis team soon!

Sincerely,
Shanna

P.S. Please don't forget to vote for me to be Wallis' 1st U.S. Fashion blogger.

Go here and click to vote. It's a SUPER close race. Every vote matters! It would mean the world to me if I won. You can do this once per day until April 9th. Don't worry if you forget, I will be reminding all of you on a daily basis!

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82 comments:

themosbysinchina said...

What a wonderful letter! You SO ARE their girl! They'd be crazy not to pick you! I fully believe everything you said. From reading your blog, I know it's true, you'd give it your all. 100%. People trust you. And love your style! If you recommend it, people will buy it! You'd be the BEST ambassador! Voting again now!

Sheila said...

Lovee the top from Wallis! You totally know how to style anything and everything Shanna! That's why I love your blog. :)

And your letter to Wallis is so honest and sincere! That's why I've been voting for you since day one!

Good luck to you!!

xo - Sheila
Win $500 Visa Giftcard

Renae at simple sequins said...

All nicely said, Shanna! Ah, would you have been referring to moi as "those in their 60's"? If so, YAY!!!! MORE POWER TO YOU.

(and ...still dang FB won't let me in to vote. urgh)

So here is my VOTE- right here! If you can imagine Wallis is reading your post, then I can imagine they are reading my COMMENT.

VOTE FOR SHANNA!!!!

Treasure Tromp said...

voted (of course!)

Chelsea Oliver said...

I am in LOVE with every bit of this outfit! Best of luck - I love that you're real and have such a great/unique fashion perspective on your blog all the time. And will defiantly be voting for you!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Alice Warren said...

Good Luck Shanna! You are a sweet person and your personality totally shines through with every post!

Love how you styled this top!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable said...

I love that top, and I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! You are one of the most sincere bloggers out there, and your accessible style is an inspiration to all. Best of luck to you!

Marta said...

Gorgeous top and skirt!

http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

Chelsea said...

Yep, sure enough... I am in love with that Wallis top! Good luck!!! :)

Rebekah Bradford said...

Great writing! And your outfit is very cute :)

http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love your mini and clutch too!!
walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

Inge Jane said...

I voted! I really love this top, and it seems very "you." So to see it's from Wallis just goes to show how perfectly you are suited for this.

Brooke said...

I love this! Perfect for spring and summer too!

=) Brooke

Heather said...

Perfect letter! You represent the every day girl - you'd be the perfect ambassador for their brands - GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Positive vibes and thoughts headed your way!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Ashley said...

You go, girl!!! I'm a voting machine for you!!

A J said...

What a heartfelt letter, how can they not pick you?! I love this outfit, btw. Very young and fun!! There is one picture where you TOTALLY look like Sarah Michelle Gellar...WOAH!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Nina Piccini said...

Loving how you brought out the colors of that top!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

Katie said...

i think you got it!! :) you are beautiful and I love you and your blog!

Always Maylee said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. The top is amazing, I love the colors. And these pictures are fab. This letter is so genuine, just like you. Good luck Shanna, you deserve all the best! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rachel said...

Love this! First off, the outfit is amazing! Secondly, you are kicking ass in the competition!

The Pink Growl said...

Shanna poo! I love this outfit!! LOVE IT!! You better win this thing...or else! haha XOXO

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Your conviction made me tear up a bit. I love that you are pursuing your dream so hard, but still remaining true to yourself. It's why I vote for you daily and hope you win!

Samantha said...

This is the most adorable outfit. I need to recreate it asap.

Alissa Kelly said...

LOVE how you paired the skirt with the top!!!! So bright and fun!! I hope you win this thing - I've been voting for you!! :)

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Helene said...

you deserve it shanna! and i really, tuly mean that! I think your fashion is you and you're right- accessible! voting for you everyday!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Good luck girl! You deserve every bit of it!!!! :) Love the letter....well done!! :)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love the top that you picked. It has been so fun to see what everyone picked and how they put their spin on things. You look SO pretty and I absolutely adore this look on you. And your pictures are looking pretty amazing as well. Making me want to buy a new lens!!!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Way to Go! So proud of you. I think the best thing about this is your teaching your girls to follow their dreams. To never give up. Regardless of the outcome if you teach them and yourself to do things with dignity and class it will all come full circle. Love you!

Niki Caron said...

I believe in you Shanna and I am rooting for you!!! You got this girl!

Niki Caron said...

PS just totally bought that top.

Sarah said...

Yay yay ayya!! They would be NUTS not to pick you!!! You nailed it!

Style-Delights said...

What a great post!! You look amazing and I am sure you r gonna do a great job being Wallis brand ambassador! Good luck!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Karrie Harper said...

Best of luck! I have been voting for you. I agree that your choices are for the every day woman. I look at some blogs, love the outfit then realize that there is NO way I will ever own it. You showcase options that anyone can replicate or at least pick and choose pieces to own. I look forward to your OOTD each time because I know that at least one part or all of it will speak to me. Sincerest kudos to you and I hope that you come out as their choice!

Karrie Harper said...

Oh and this shirt is definitely going to get purchased by me ASAP!

BrittKathleen said...

Probably my favorite of yours of all time! I want every. Single. Piece!

Penniless Socialite said...

Love the top! Good luck! I was able to actually go into a Wallis during my trip to Scotland...amazing! However, my suitcase was already full...haha.
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Jewelry Giveaway!

Karen Curtis said...

Great outfit and great letter! Let HIS will be done!


-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

So cute! Totally love this whole look! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

ChatterBlossom said...

This pattern paired with the neon is gorgeous!
Your newest follower,
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Cece said...

Reading this almost teared me up a little. Okay it did. I just know what it's like to want something like this so bad you can taste it. I hope this happens for you. It couldn't happen to a nicer person and blogger. So, about that skirt. Emily posted it a few days ago now you! I CANNOT shop again! LOL. I'll check the link again. Maybe it's gone on sale? It was a little high priced for me but I do want it.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Best of luck, I've voted a few times! Love that blouse on you!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

That letter is perfectly YOU! You got this!!

TheTinyHeart said...

That print is SO pretty and I love how you styled it! Good luck, Shanna!!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Darcy said...

Such a sweet letter :). You definitely deserve the recognition.. I think I have repinned every single one of your outfits. Love them all!

www.corporategirlstyle.blogspot.com

Renae at simple sequins said...

hahahaha, I am still fighting with FB. I think they are winning. They are so confused. 2 Renae's and they don't realize they are both me! Urgh.

I love the way you paired the turquoise/tiffany-blue purse with the entire ensem!!!!! awesome!!!!

Agnes Mayer said...

Love your outfit and your letter. Good luck.I vote as often as I can and I remember.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Erin said...

Yay this is so amazing. You deserve it girl! I voted and will continue to :)

Sami said...

I'm beaming with pride for you Miss Shanna! This is such an amazing opportunity and I agree with everything you said in your letter! You are accessible and you're the right pick. I truly believe you deserve it and would do an amazing job. Voting everyday and crossing my fingers and toes! xoxo

Rachel Lynne said...

First of all, this outfit is so cute! Second of all, I LOVE THIS letter to Wallis! You have put in a lot of work and I wish you the best! <3

Gwen said...

I love how you styled this! I've been voting - I had to set a reminder on my phone, not to remind me to vote, but to keep me on track as to when I CAN vote. That whole once every 24 hours thing was tripping me up!

Laura said...

top looks amazing on you! great letter to wallis- GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kiki said...

You are so cute! i don't know why but i teared up during this post!! you are great and you motivate so many of us!! i appreciate everything go do!! you make fashion easy and affordable for us!! thank you for that! ps are forever 21 shoes comfy?
<3 ya

Danielle said...

First of all, that top looks amazing on you Shanna! I absolutely love how you paired it with the pink skirt to bring out that color. And those wedges....swoon!

Your letter to Wallis is so tastefully well-done. You are all those things and we (your readers) love and adore you! There's no reason why Wallis shouldn't pick you!!

I've been voting everyday and you've been kicking everyone else's butts by at least 50 votes each day. You ARE going to win this!! You will be the most-fashionable mama that Wallis has ever seen!! xoxo

Danielle at Framed Frosting

Rachel Allnutt said...

Good luck, Shanna!! You got this!! I haven't been following your blog for long, but I am so glad that I stumbled upon it!!

Misty said...

Love this. Love you. They're obviously going to pick you because you are AWESOME and REAL!

And OMG, I love this outfit.

Jenn @ WLB said...

This post is such a great example of why you would be so wonderful for them to have! I'll be continuing to vote for you (and drool at this outfit).
Happy weekend!
Jenn
With Luck Blog

Erica said...

you got this in the bag!! good luck!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

You got this! I am so proud of you and happy for youuuuu!!!

Cassie said...

you are rocking that pink momma - love it!

Berty Morales said...

Beautiful and good luck!

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Melanie Montgomery said...

You would make the perfect blog ambassador!

Valerie said...

Best of luck to you Shanna! PS- I have that skirt in navy..love it! I adore that necklace too :-) Such a pretty look!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Allison said...

So well written sweet friend. I love that your letter is so real. That's definitely why we all love you and are cheering you on!!!!! Off I go to vote again. :)

Michael said...

That's a gorgeous top and what a sweet letter Shanna! Best of luck doll!!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

You're amazing Shanna and I'm voting for you!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Renee Stern said...

In love with your outfit and in love with your letter! That was very heartfelt and genuine:) I truly hope you win it!
Xoxo
Renee
Stylewithastory.blogspot.com

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

It's a perfect letter Shanna, just like you!!! I can't wait to hear that you are the winner!! Loving this outfit, of course!!! Xoxo friend!

Shelley said...

I love the letter and the outfit. Good luck, girl!!

Susan Liberatore said...

Loved this.
And I still love the blouse! Gorgeous.
Pic 3? Hello fabulous.xoxo

Alexandra Wieckowski said...

I want to copy this ouftit. Love it!!!

Definitely one of the things I love about you and your style. You style fashion for the everyday woman. Not everyone has an hour in the morning to put together a complicated outfit, hair and makeup and not everyone has the money to buy LV or Kate Spade. You find affordable (but gorgeous!) options for us, style them like no one else and make it look as if you've spent thousands on fashion.

Love reading your blog and I think you are the perfect Wallis Ambassador. I hope they see that too!

Carly said...

You're WINNING!!! YAYYYYYY my friend!

Ashleigh said...

You got this in the bag lady! And this outfit, it screams warm weather!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

just voted again! "let's make it official" best. line. ever.

YOU GO GIRL WOOOOOOO CANT WAIT TO VIRTUAL CHEERS YOU WHEN YOU'RE PICKED!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You dear sweet lady! I am also in the running, but totally cheering for you! Go get 'em girl, and if you get to bring along a friend - PICK ME! haha

Loving your new camera!
xx
Here&Now

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing outfit! So colorful:)

http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

tara said...

second to last pic: TOTALLY SMG LOOK ALIKE!! you better win this shiz!!

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mine is www.11pmconfessions.blogspot.com
xx

Danavee said...

Oh my gosh! Sarah Michelle Gellar. It's you! Your celeb twin! WHOA!

Love this blouse!

Ashley Barnhill said...

You seriously just sold yourself SOOOO well! You 150% deserve this!! And you are SOOOOOOOOOO close to winning!!!

Janna Renee said...

I don't even think you tooted it enough! You are such a positive influence on all of us, for all facets of life, and you make me want to do clothing challenges with my wardrobe. You inspire us EVERY day!

Megan Maddison said...

Love this outfit so much. The pink skirt is adorable and I love it paired with that patterned blouse.

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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