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RBK_RealWomenStyleAwards_Option 1 UpdateYou guys!! It’s been the hardest secret for me to keep all summer long, but the release date is finally upon us! I had the privilege of being selected as one of the 10 winners of Redbook’s first ever Real Women Style Awards!! Redbookcover For all of you that were voting for me back in April, thank you! This whole experience has been surreal and I’m still pinching myself to make sure it is actually happening. Redbook and their co-sponsor JCPenney put a ton of work into the whole production and I can’t thank them enough. Tomorrow I’m going to take you through a behind the scenes tour of my time in NYC this past June, but for today, we’re all celebrating the release of the September issue of Redbook that we happen to be gracing the pages of! And who better than to have on the cover than Kate Middleton, one of my style icons! If you were to ask me what the best part of this whole experience was, I would say hands down, getting the chance to meet this amazing group of women. These ladies were flown in from around the country and we got to spend three days together. Obviously fashion was the topic at hand, but it was so wonderful getting to really know these ladies. Many of them are fellow bloggers or have huge followings elsewhere, but I highly suggest you start to follow them all because their sense of style is impeccable. Might I also suggest that you grab a copy of the Sept. issue, but as a sneak peek, here’s what you’ll happen to see!


Yes, that would be yours truly strolling the streets of SoHo with one of my blog idols whom I now call a friend, Kendi of Kendi Everyday. We were each asked to put together two outfits that defined our style. One was worn for the outdoor shoot seen above and the other was worn for a solo shot in the studio. I was very happy with the way both of my outfits came together, although when you have Redbook’s closets to sort through, I can’t say it was all that difficult! Here’s the continuation of the story showcasing everyone individually:



There you have it. My secret is out! This was one amazing experience that I will surely never forget.


Now, as a thank you to you, my readers and diligent voters, I am giving away a beautiful tote courtesy of JCPenney. They were gracious enough to give us each a $500 gift card, so I picked this tote up with you ladies in mind as a way of saying thank you!

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As I mentioned, I’ll be giving a ‘behind the scenes’ tomorrow, so be sure to check back for all of those details!!


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