Our newest makeover story starts with a girl named Sarah. We met her while she was working at the coffee shop next door to Red Velvet. She's super pretty and sweet, but we had no idea that she'd be interested in the idea of a vintage styled makeover! One day, our intern, Mallory was grabbing a coffee and Sarah told her that she'd like to come shopping at the store because she wanted a new style. *Light Bulb!* Mallory told her about our Makeover Story feature and the rest was history. So, here's a little background info on our lovely makeover lady, Sarah... She is a successful college athlete and is getting ready to graduate this spring. When I asked her to describe her current style she didn't have much to say. Her daily wardrobe consisted of jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes and pony tails. (note: the 'before' photos are taken from Sarah's facebook) Sarah wanted a new look that was easy to wear and natural, but stylish! Oh, and she's really good at walking in heels... yay! Sarah told us that she's work so hard in soccer that she hasn't focused on her style and that she thinks of this makeover as a new beginning. We love her story because it's the story of so many women. We were super happy to help Sarah find a new style that she could develop and we hope that this feature inspires other women out there to take that same leap, just for fun!
In Look One we styled a mod mini dress (Red Velvet) with a chic leather bow belt (Darlingtonia) and heels. She wore a vintage turquoise ring and black polish too (we love black nail polish here at Red Velvet!). Sarah said this outfit was comfortable and pretty without being too girly. She promised us she would wear this dress on her next date.
For hair and makeup I stayed minimal with a more asymmetrical side part and peachy eye shadow and blush. I made sure not to cover her adorable freckles and introduced her to my favorite Burt's Bees lip tints and glosses.
We turned up the volume in Sarah's second look with a teased hairdo and high waisted skirt. We spent some time chatting about the high waisted trends for spring and summer as well as how to add pops of color to outfits using accessories. Sarah is wearing a plaid pencil skirt from Red Velvet with a metallic belt for an interesting accent. She is also borrowing my favorite mustard yellow wedge heels (courtesy of ModCloth) for this look.
Sarah told us that although this outfit wasn't something she would have picked off the rack that she felt really cute in it and would wear it in everyday life. The teased 1960s bump hairstyle is something she can wear with a pony tail or her hair down. She said she liked it because it added volume, while still staying simple. I love this look on her and was so proud to see her feeling confident and cute in vintage!
Thanks so much, Sarah, for being a part of this month's Makeover Story. We adore you! XO, elsie
If you're new to my blog, be sure to check out my previous makeover Stories, Emma's 1970s Inspired Look and Kelsie's Vegan Friendly Look. The purpose of this feature is to inspired women to try new looks that include vintage pieces and to enjoy styling changes throughout the seasons! ♥