The Academy

Friday, May 20, 2011


My first Blogger's do it better assignment, White Stripes, went off without a hitch! I LOVED the "white out" theme. I was so eager to see what Kristina, the creator of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, would come up with next. 

This assisngment was WAY harder for me to create a look for. My style is more boho chic than anything so when I read the challenge, Prep School, I thought uh-oh! After recruiting my friend Miranda to participate, and borrowing a tie from one of my favorite fashionisto's, Dave, the outfit and look was complete. 

So without further adieu, welcome to.... 
I knew I wanted plaid in my outfit. It's a staple in any prepster's wardrobe so my friend and co-manager Dave brought in a few for me to pick from. I chose this pink, yellow, white,  green and navy blue plaid tie and from that single piece, my outfit was created. He also lent me a belt, matching pretty closely to the  plaid in the tie. 

Miranda was intrigued by the challenge. We met up on Tuesday to discuss options and she sent me picture texts for opinions of "preppy." Low and behold, two days later,  she conquered the look fabulously. She had forgot a tie so she cleverly took her pearl necklace and made it into one.  

To create The Academy look we researched different trends and styles that fit into the "American Prep" category. Our outfits ended up becoming a mixture of Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger with just a little bit of edge.







While this assignment was more challenging, it was still really fun to participate. I had a wonderful time planning my outfit as well as helping Miranda put hers altogether. In the end, being a prep really isn't all that bad ;)



 The Blogger's do it better movement has been an exciting new thing to look forward to. I can't wait until the next assignment! 
P.S. It really is fun to take a chance with your style!  Remember, fashion is fun, it is uniquely you♥
Enjoy xx

**A special thanks to my wonderful boyfriend who was our photographer. 

9 comments:

Inez of Style Chic....360 said...

You both look really cute! great take on the challenge!

Style & Poise said...

You look too cute! Love the tie print and colors....and the skirt and boots!!! Guess I love everything, lol!

Roni

Jody said...

Thank you wonderful ladies for you sweet comments! This is such a fun movement to be apart of.

Happy Friday xx, Jody -Tickle Me Chic

Fashion Tales.... said...

Oh, what fun photos! I really like your colourful tie! Great interpretation! -xo
ladyofashion of FASHION TALES

Anonymous said...

love your outfit!

Ashleigh said...

Cute! I love the pictures and how you 'girled' it up with skirts - so fun!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I love these pictures because usually whenever you see "Prep", you often see groups of people--ie. Ralph Lauren...Why is that. Anyway, wonderful shots!


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Michelle at Chellbellz said...

I love this one too. I'm going through all the entries and loving all the creative styles! I really like that you paired it with a skirt! and then the shot of you two against the tree or pole or something. Love it! Looks like you had a ton of fun taking the pictures


xoxo

Michelle

Jody said...

Thank you dolls, for all the wonderful comments! Hope you all have a wonderful day xxx
Jody

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