Fall and Winter Style Guide: Shopping Local in Columbus

Charlene and Hanna (my style bff/blog sis) here! We wanted to get together to show you some of our favorite fall and winter trends this season. We shopped all around Columbus’s local boutiques to see what was trending for cooler weather.

Items from Columbus stores:
CHUNKY ARMADILLO @chunkyarmadillo *Texas Glam*

JOLIE OCCASIONS @jolieoccasions *Feminine Chic*

VAMP OFFICIAL @vamp.official *Edgy Monochromatic*

FABRIK @fabrikeaston *Classic Luxury*


  • Velvet Overalls Jumpsuit: Forever 21
  • Bell Sleeve Layered Shirt: VAMP Official


  • Leather Pants and Gray Suede Jacket: Fabrik
  • Red Top: Madewell


  • Floral Cold Shoulder Top: Jolie’s Occasions
  • Ruffled Black Crop Jeans: Anthropologie
  • Leather Jacket with Shoulder Pads: Forever Unique


  • Burnt Orange Skirt and White Sweater with Pearled Sleeves: Fabrik


  • White Fur Coat, Hustle Tee, and Sequin Ombre Pants: Chunky Armadillo


  • Fur Coat: Anthropologie
  • Black Dress: Jolie Occasions
  • Belt: Gucci

Check out more of our style! Follow Hanna (@runwayandrosefashion) and I (@firstaidphysique and @charlene_westfall) on Instagram.

All photos by David Wingate of DSW Photography


Ohioans…Meet Hair Miracle Worker, Brandon Michael Mayberry!

There aren’t too many artists in Ohio who specialize in pageant hair styles… I am very picky about my pageant hair, and when Brandon assured me that we would “tease it to Jesus,” I knew I would be just fine.

When I saw photos of a prom-gown photoshoot that this amazing 20-year-old, Brandon, styled the models’ hair for, I knew I had to contact him right away. After a little Instagram stalking of each other, Brandon and I started talking about some of my dream pageant looks. Even with just a quick glance at his professional Instagram account, (@brandonmichaelhair) I KNEW that he belonged at Miss Universe, doing the hair of 80+ of the most gorgeous women in the world. And trust me, this dream of his will soon undoubtedly become reality. He, along with Miss Universe stylists Albert Luiz and Amin Kabani, and artists Cassidy Klein and Yazmin Torres, did the hair/makeup for the winner of Miss Ohio USA this year! That being said, at just 20-years-old, this man is on his way to the big league.

I feel so fortunate that Brandon agreed to come out to my photoshoot with DSW Photography (@dsw_photo) in Downtown Cleveland to give me two different looks, one casual, one glam! He is SO personable and had me laughing and feeling comfortable the whole time. He truly cares about what his clients want and is very flexible which ensures a successful shoot, pageant, or special event. However, his skills do not stop at simply styling. He is giving my blonde color a makeover next month, and I cannot wait to share the flawless results! I have full faith in him. Literally, I trust putting my head in his hands. PLEASE give Brandon some love and book him for your next pageant or photoshoot!!! You will NOT be disappointed. Just take a look at how MY photos turned out! I can only imagine this hair on stage!

P.S…I did my own makeup. I can definitely do makeup…I don’t even try with hair anymore.

P.P.S…None of these photos have been photoshopped or airbrushed. Lighting edits only.