|I had a blast at Birmingham Fashion Week 2014 hanging out with my pal Ivette Thomas of AllAboutBham.com|
In my next writing life, I want to be a fashion blogger.
So last week I dove head first into the wild world of style by covering Birmingham Fashion Week 2014.
But first I needed something to wear. Early last month I enlisted the help of Megan LaRussa Chenoweth, founder of fashion consulting firm Southern Femme.
Chenoweth helped me put together two looks for Birmingham Fashion Week. For my first outfit we "shopped my closet." Chenoweth showed me how to put together old clothes in new and unexpected ways. She paired a coral peplum top with a cobalt blue pencil skirt. It was actually look I'd wanted to try, but I worried wearing two bold colors together would be too much. Chenoweth explained that these colors work well together because they share the same vibrancy. And she advised that I go with neutral accessories, because "You don't want to look like a Crayola box."
I wore that outfit to Birmingham Fashion Week's Homegrown night, which was a showcase of local designers.
|Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Southern Femme and I shopped my closet for this look.|
Then we headed to Target to shop for a maxi dress. I bought two and of those decided to wear the floral frock to Birmingham Fashion Week's Lifestyle night. When I got dressed that evening my husband said "You look like you should be sitting on a rock playing a guitar singing India Arie's 'Ready for Love' while the seagulls fly by."
I think that was a compliment.
|I sported this maxi dress to the Lifestyle night of Birmingham Fashion Week 2014.|
|Elizabeth Singleton at Birmingham Fashion Week 2013|
Photo by Brandon Pinola, Courtesy Birmingham Fashion Week
|I'm ready for my close up!|