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*


CHARLENE’S LOOK:

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

HANNA’S LOOK:

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

CHARLENE’S LOOK:

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

HANNA’S LOOK:

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

CHARLENE’S LOOK:

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

HANNA’S LOOK:

  • 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

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Rocks with Sass

Trending for fall…druzy stone and crystal jewelry! Skip buying it at Charming Charlie or BaubleBar, and get it for cheaper and amazing quality while donating to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America! Philanthropic companies are my favorite to shop from. The fashionable owner of this company was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009, but she always found strength in creating beautiful things, like her stone jewelry.

The jewelry is nickel-free and will not tarnish easily. The stones are colorful, lustrous, and sparkly. I’ve already been wearing my druzy necklace and earrings, and they match so many of my outfits!

Use my code: firstaidmakeup for 20% off of your purchase, now through November 20. Don’t forget, a portion of the proceeds is donated to a great cause. Rocks with Sass ships super fast, which is always a huge plus!

Instagram: @rockswithsass         www.rockswithsass.com

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BootayBag Sponsor

I was super excited when BootayBag agreed to sponsor me for my upcoming pageant, USA NATIONAL MISS! Currently, this is the #1 pageant system for girls 4-24 to be competing in America right now because of it’s strong values, connection with the fashion and modeling industry, and national prize package, including over $30,000 in prizes total. I’m so excited to be participating in this organization. The Ohio state pageant starts September 1st, and I’ll be posting a countdown here on the blog!

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The photogenic BootayBag sitting pretty on it’s unicorn pillow throne.

Pageant competitors typically get sponsors to help pay for their pageant expenses. They may include friends, family, local businesses, and other corporations. BootayBag agreed to sponsor me and support my journey to the state pageant. Here are some reasons why I LOVE this company!

  1. It’s $12 a month for two personalized (size and style) pairs of underwear, delivered right to your door. You can’t even get panties that cute and cheap at Victoria’s Secret. (even though I do love VS, too!)
  2. BootayBag is philanthropic. For every time someone uses #UnderMatters on Instagram, the company donates $1 to the Melanoma Foundation because everyone has their own battles, but that doesn’t mean they have to be fought alone. This was the founder’s idea, Elly, because her father suffered from Metastatic Melanoma.
  3. The company is breaking barriers by making women FEEL more comfortable about treating yourself when it comes to undergarments because sometimes underwear shopping isn’t at the top of our to-do lists and we end up stuck with our old ripped lace panties for another year.
  4. The underwear I received fit very well and true to size, was comfortable and had breathable spandex-like fabric, and had pretty styles with embellishments.
  5. The little bag your underwear comes in is just so photogenic and iconic.
  6. Their customer service is quick, easy, and friendly, and their social media representation is strong and well-focused.

Contact me for more information or visit https://bootaybag.com/

Coming Soon…Collaborations with Bootay Bag and Sugar Bear Hair Gummies

Excited to announce that I am teaming up with Bootay Bag and Sugar Bear Hair gummies for a collaboration! These two companies are kindly sponsoring me for my upcoming state pageant. That’s right, SURPRISE, in one month I’ll be competing in America’s #1 pageant system…USA National Miss! I’ll be reviewing their super cute products soon, just waiting patiently for my little packages to come in the mail! Come on, UPS!!! Stay tuned XOXO!