On May 9th, I was a model in the Goodwill Fashion Show in Cleveland. My friend Jessica was styling a "Bohemian" Collection and I was one of her models along with some other girls. This was the same fashion show that I styled a collection for last year (read more here). It was so much fun and I can't wait to tell Eden that she was in a fashion show before she was even born.
Throwing a pitch from the actual pitcher's mound to the home plate 2 weeks before my due date was a stretch, but I'm so glad I did it! I almost threw the ball all the way to the catcher.. but not quite. RJ was proud that I threw it straight and overhand.
That same weekend, I had the opportunity to be part of a Goodwill Style Contest. We had 30 minutes to style an outfit under $20. I went just over at $21.33, but my whole outfit was found that day, even shoes (some people wore their own). 3 of us got Goodwill gift cards for getting the most votes from the audience. Surprisingly (and flatteringly), I was one of them! The group of us is pictured below.
My strategy (being 38 weeks pregnant at the time) was to find a big dress and belt it. I found some of those, but also found a great, black and white, Vintage, cityscape dress. I didn't think the Black Vintage dress would actually fit, but I brought it into the fitting room anyway. Shockingly, I was able to zip it! Once I knew I had my dress, I went back out and found a beige blazer, necklace and shoes to match.
The style of this look is "work to evening". I love the idea of being able to wear something like this to work, and then simply removing the blazer for more of a "fun evening out" look. I just love the print of the dress - with the birds on top and the city scene on the bottom.. it's so unique!
Here it is all together:
We got to keep the outfits, which is great!
The story was even picked up in the Akron Beacon Journal, which is so cool! You can read that here.