Erin's Fresh + Fun Makeover Story

Makeover Story by A Beautiful MessWhen Erin volunteered for Makeover Story I got super excited! Erin just finished her first year as a Kindergarten teacher. Her new career keeps her super busy and active and she's rennovating her first home in her spare time. With such a full life, Erin wanted a new look that was fresh and fun. Here's her before look... 

Makeover Story BeforeWhen I asked Erin what kind of makeover she was envisioning she told me that she was having a difficult time finding plus sized dresses that were both comfortable and flattering. Many of the options she found made her look and feel older than she is. Because she wasn't loving the dress selection she was finding, she stayed in a comfort zone of mostly jeans and t-shirts.

One of the goals Erin made before we started selecting clothing was to find dresses that she could wear to teach Kindergarten in and also wear out on a date. Instead of styling in 100% vintage, we teamed up with Ruche for this makeover story. They have an amazing Curvy Plus section on their site. Erin chose two dresses she loved and we styled two looks from head to toe. Here are the results...

Makeover Story by A Beautiful Mess : Look OneMakeover Story by A Beautiful Mess : Look OneMakeover Story by A Beautiful Mess : Look OneErin's first look is comfy and perfect for many occasions. This black stretch dress is so pretty on her. She can wear it to church or on a night out with her girlfriends. She can also wear it to school to teach in! We kept the styling simple with a mod purse and black and gold accessories.

Makeover Story Effortless BraidsFor Erin's hair we pinned up two maiden braids. (tutorial here + an easy version here) Erin said she would definitely wear this hairstyle again. We love braids because they are effortless and feminine. They are easy too! You can roll out of bed and pull together this hairstyle in a matter of minutes! 

Makeover Story by A Beautiful Mess : Look TwoMakeover Story by A Beautiful Mess : Look TwoMakeover Story by A Beautiful Mess : Look TwoErin's second outfit is playful and sweet. She says she would wear this outfit anywhere. Erin chose a pretty floral dress and we styled her look with a light pink scarf, sandals and glossy lips. This look is more feminine, but not too fussy. Through out the process Erin felt more and more encouraged that creating effortless looks with dresses and a few accessories was not only possible, but fun! 

Makeover Story : ErinAfter the makeover + photo shoot Erin and I sat down to chat and she told me that she couldn't wait to shop for more dresses... I'd say the story was a success! 

This is Volume 7 of our series, Makeover Story. To see the rest visit our Fashion Gallery

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