When: Wednesday, May 11
PAPER DOLL PROJECT:
I have always loved paper dolls and since my mom likes to save things I am happy to say that I still have those little dolls to share with my daughter and nieces today.
When I first learned of the Paper Doll Project, hosted by Miss Vinyl Ahoy and I was completely intimidated to participate. I felt like I could barely pull an outfit together for myself, let alone someone else, so I passed on the opportunity and decided to let others take that leap. When the posts where put up, of the participants in the project, I was blown away by their ability to help out each other and create amazing looking outfits. I also realized that this wasn't a do or die situation and instead was just another way to connect with other lovely ladies around the globe and share the love of style and fashion. So when this round of Paper Doll Project was announced I jumped at the change to participate.
I was paired with Desiree of Pull Up Your Socks. Desiree lives in Brisbane, Australia and is FABULOUS to say the least. I can only hope that I get to meet her in person one day because she is an inspiration. Actually, just from reading her blog archives and piecing the outfit together for her I have been influenced to take more risks and to stay true to myself. I sometimes find that I get distracted by my own feelings of distrust in my style and dressing myself in fashionable ways. I realize this may sound a bit crazy for a style blogger but it is the hands down truth. Blogging has helped me to put myself out there and find the true me in the process.
Desiree asked me to help her style this beautiful wool plaid skirt. Using her blog archives I came up with this look for her. Her hat collection is beyond amazing so I asked her to pick one of her many beautiful hats to pair with the outfit. I love that she picked one with a veil! She looks beautiful. It was so exciting to go through the process of creating an amazing look for someone I didn't even know. I can see now why stylist love their jobs so much! I have to say it was an incredible experience.
My Look For Paper Dolls: