Friday, December 20, 2013

Whimsical Ways

Today is a sneak peek of the last trend from the Kotex® and Glam "Try It For Yourself" contest. The final theme doesn't officially go live until Monday, December 23rd, but all of the bloggers participating in this campaign wanted to give everyone a jump start on putting together the final look. 

...And this week's trend is whimsical. Hmmmm. That's a broad term. Right? I have to admit that I was a bit stumped on what whimsical style means when it comes to getting dressed. So, I turned to the internet for a little guidance. The dictionary term for whimsical is "playful, quaint or fanciful." Okay, that's a starting point.
Wallis Sequin Dress Worn as a Top c/o (options here and here) // H&M Skirt (similar styles here and here) // Merona Bow Belt at Target // Xhilaration Polka Dot Tights at Target // Zara Silver Heels (great options here and here) // Vera Wang for Kohl's Fur Shawl (fun option) // Sew Sarah R Clutch c/o // Lookbook Store Necklace c/o // Forever 21 Bracelet (option) // Forever 21 Rhinestone Studs (option)

Once again, I took items I already had hanging in my closet (except for the polka dot tights) and started playing. I knew I wanted something fun, flirty and a little out of the ordinary. When I think of whimsical the words sparkly, shimmery, dreamy and a little quirky dance around in my head. This look is one that I would have never thought to put together until I was challenged with the assignment. It was fun thinking outside the box and mixing pieces to create what I like to think is fanciful, playful and even a little quaint, just like Google told me.

You have three days to create your own whimsical style. This is the last chance to win a trip for two to new York City. Don't forget to take a picture wearing this week's trend to try for a chance to be entered. The prize package also includes a shopping spree, hair, make up and an editorial on

Upload your picture to Glam's Facebook page for a chance to win. The Glam editorial team will pick the best photo and the winner will receive a $100 AMEX gift card and be eligible for the grand prize trip to New York with a friend.;272830448;100347538;e;pc=[TPAS_ID]

Shouldn't you decide what works for yourself? At Kotex®, we believe in the power of choices. That's why we offer a full lineup of tampons, pads and pantiliners. But you never know what works best until you try it. So, each week, we are challenging you to try a new trend - and flaunt your new look!

U by Kotex® provides protection that passes the only test that matters - your life. Try U by Kotex® for yourself and commit to protection you can get serious about. Head to Facebook to grab a sample and show us what trend you're trying this week. Let the world know what you think!

This contest runs from November 25, 2013 through December 29, 2013.

*Disclosure: Compensation was provided by U by Kotex® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of U by Kotex®.


Unknown said...

The skirt is so gorgeous! The red is so bright and it's so perfect for the holidays. Paired with your shimmery top, it's all very whimsical indeed :)

Mili from Call me, Maeby

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh Shanna, you look so beautiful!!! Love love this outfit, you look so festive!!! Love it :)

Sincerely Miss Ash

Rhea said...

This is such a fun look! <3

Becky M said...

I love the skirt, belt, and headband! Your hair is so pretty! I think you did an awesome job with whimsy :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Ahhh, this is so much fun...I think you nailed whimsical! I love the back of that top!

Charming Lucy said...

Shanna you look fabulous!! This is such a fun look!! I am ordering those tights to share with my daughter! I look forward to your posts every day!! Thanks for making the world a brighter place to be (: Susan

Unknown said...

whimsical is the perfect word to describe this outfit. That and STUNNING! Good luck my friend!

Stephanie said...

You always look gorgeous but your hair, makeup and entire outfit in this post are all absolutely stunning!!!

All That Glitters said...

You always put together things I would never think of and they look spectacular! Teach me your ways! Glad you love the crafts on my blog:) If you make any of them you better be Instagramming them! :)

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

I am downright OBSESSED with this top/dress. So GORG! And how cute are your tights? Love this entire look!

Kimberly said...

The back of that sequin dress is so gorgeous - obsessed!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

This is such a fun outfit, and the back of that dress is sooo gorgeous!

TheTinyHeart said...

That red skirt is so gorgeous on you and I LOVE how you styled it with those adorable polka dot tights! Whimsical would've stumped me too but of course you came up with something fabulous :)

The Tiny Heart
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Helene in Between said...

OH MY GOD. you look flat out amazing. seriously whimsical if this is what whimsical looks like!!!

Heidi said...

The back on that shirt is just gorgeous. So unique and so pretty!

Carly said...

Those tights are awesome!


Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

Shanna, that dress/top is gorgeous, and the back looks amazing, love this outfit.


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

CUTE tights. I love them.

Sarah said...

Lovin that dress!! I need her for my bday/NYE outfit!!

And I really love your hair like that, adorable!

Always Maylee said...

You are SO holiday glamorous! Absolutely stunning outfit and you look so beautiful. Love this entire outfit from head to toe. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Natalie said...

I love the glamour of this outfit!


Nikki said...

OMG Shanna you look AMAZING!!!! I love your hair like that. And the back of that top (dress) is fantastic. You look so holiday perfect. I love it!! This is probably one of my favorite looks you have ever done. Obsessed. Have a great weekend!


Jessica @ Here&Now said...

Oh lady, looks like you are whimsical at heart! The back of that top is STUNNING!


Shira said...

ummm heck yes I'd call this whimsical! One of my fav looks of yours! I LOVE!

Unknown said...

I think you nailed it!!! I love that skirt from and was so bummed I ordered it in the wrong size and the store didn't have it.


Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Totally whimsical! And I love that clutch!

My-cliffnotes said...

Totally whimsical, you did a great job, and I love your top!!!

Carelia said...

Shanna!!!!! I love all the details in your look. I love how creative you are wearing that dress as a shirt. This is a lovely look.

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Ashleigh said...

The back of that dress! So beautiful.