A Makeover For Toni

Monday, August 26, 2013

Meet Toni, an Assistant Editor at a well-known post production advertising company.  Toni approached me for help saying, "I want to look like an adult!" :)
To start the day off, we headed to the Westside Pavilion to check out Cotton On.  Toni and I started a secret board on Pinterest, so I could get an idea of what kind of look Toni was going for.  Cotton On felt like a perfect place to start because it has a very laid back California look, but it’s super cheap.
One of my new favorite stores at Westfield Culver City is Call It Spring.  Their shoes cost an average of about $40 a pair.  We headed here next because although I'm sure Toni's Crocs are super comfortable, it was time for something a little more edgy.
Forever 21 had a denim sale!  Woot woot!
As I've said before, one of the easiest things a girl can do to improve her look is get her eyebrows tended to on a regular basis.  Eyebrow threading usually costs around $10.  I do it once a month.

Outfit #1
Total cost: $65

We got this pair of jeans on sale at Forever 21 for $8.99.  We found the shirt there too for $15.  If there's one thing I can say about Forever 21 it’s that you do get a lot of bang for your buck… but don't ever put their clothes in the dryer if you ever want to wear them again lol.

We found Toni's black sandals at Call It Spring for $40.

This is a pretty simple look, but the small details help take it to the next level.  The open back makes it fun, and if Toni wants to wear this to work she can; she'll just need to pair it with a cardigan to cover up the party in the back :)

Outfit #2
Total cost: $42

This entire outfit we found at Cotton On.  This dress was on sale for $15!  The flats cost $20, and the sunglasses were two for $12. 

This is a really comfortable look that you can dress up or down, depending on the shoes and makeup.

Outfit #3
This entire outfit came from Toni's closet!  She had never worn the dress before because she was too afraid it was blending in with her skin tone.  I suggested she accessorize with a black belt and black heels to help draw the attention away from the color.

She originally bought this dress for a wedding, and paired with these accessories she can pull it off.  But she can also wear this dress on a normal day too, just like I do!  Just throw on some flats and a fun necklace, and the entire feeling of the outfit changes.

So there you have it.  Simple items and little details helped Toni look more like the woman she is today!  

I've said this before and I'll say it again: A lot of girls don't think they have time for makeup, but a quick eye shadow, a little blush, and a tinted lip gloss can go a long way and it takes only five minutes.

I hope my simple tips help Toni keep her look up and give her the confidence she needs to trust her instincts.  I also hope this shows YOU that you can look great, even if you're on a budget.
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1 comment:

  1. This was a lot of fun! I can't wait t show you how I am restyling my outfits using your tips!!! hehe!