Paula Abdul knows how to sparkle. This week this diva is part of the inspiration for Monday Mingle. Back when Sandy raged through NYC I was supposed to have lunch with Paula at a swank NYC restaurant. Here's just one more reason to hate Sandy--my lunch was cancelled. But the lovely Paula sent me a HUGE goody bag full of samples--including the Star-Studded handbag I am modeling this week.
The hurricane is past and I'm kind of over missing my brush with stardom. But I'm not over this fun bag. I was heading out to meetings last week and added it to my outfit. Paula has had her share of interesting fashion moments over the years--from a Laker Girl outfit to super trendy 80s clothes, to glitter judge on Idol--she knows how to have fun with her looks. She's infused this jewelry collection she curated just for Avon with the same lively spirit.
As for me, the outfit was meant to be businesslike--I don't know if I even came close. These days I just dress to make myself happy. It's so nice to be your own boss. Here's what else I've got in the mix:
New slimming jeans from Jones NY.I loved that I didn't have to tailor these. Just slipped them on. I'm not sure how often I will wear the boot cut, but I think it's ok with flats.
Aerosole navy suede flats. Comfort won out here--I had a lot of walking to do.
Necklace from Lands' End. Check out this "How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe Video"to find out more.
Club Monaco black silk blouse--ancient.
COACH wannabe Channel blazer. Maybe some day I'll be able to afford the real deal. For now I love this interpretation.
Win it! I know you are insanely preoccupied this week. So I'm giving you a great reason to stop by and link up. I've got $100 worth of fashion goodies from Paula Abdul's FOREVER Avon Collection and Avon Beauty goodies to giveaway. Winner will get this fabulous star-studded bag (just like mine!) and jewelry from Paula's newest fashion endeavor.
Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between slightly obsessed women--yours truly, Editor of Momtrends, Kristin from BonBonRoseGirlsand Jill from Glamamom. Each Monday we post about our personal style and invite others to join in the fun. This week I get to play host. Be sure to join in the fun every Monday.
Momtrends was not paid for this post. I did get samples. So many samples. Does anyone have closet space I can borrow? Oh yes, I am an Avon Ambassador, but this post was not technically part of any requirement. I just like the bag.