Hi Readers, Laura Here!
I have the pleasure to share a few milestones with you today and to share a story!
First of all today's "What to Wear Wednesday" post is the 301st post of FashionMeetsFaith.com. Because of your support Shari has been blogging for just over 5 years! Isn't that awesome? Yea!!
Secondly I chatted with Shari on my drive home and she wanted to know how the readers responded to the newsletter questions I sent out. I told her that I had over 50 responses (I still want to hear from you! Laura@FashionMeetsFaith.com)
We continued our conversation and at one point Shari got a little timid. She mentioned that she was invited to a Fall Fashion Trend "reveal". I could hear her get a little uncomfortable, as if she was shifting in her seat. She kept telling me that there were fashion writers, fashion consultants, and more or less "Fashion people more important than little 'ole me". I started to smile a little.
Shari continued to tell me that she didn't really know what to wear and that when she arrived that she was put together. She shared a few of the "real" fashion writer outfits and from the sounds of it these ladies of fashion chose poorly. They were wearing trendy colors or styles instead of looking for a head to toe look that would make them look as beautiful as they truly are, they all sounded really young too.
Shari exclaimed about the Fall Trends and how excited she is to share (hmmm... she didn't tell me even one of them... *jotting down a note to ask her*). She can't wait to share them with you and have me help put the detail behind them to best help you make them work for yourself.
Anyways, she said that at one point the trend expert pointed out a few trends from the crowd and it just so happened that Shari wore 2 pieces that are the trend for Fall this season. Yep! Our Shari was chosen from a crowd twice! and I will tell you why it's so great in just a minute.
While talking to Shari I stopped her and said that many of her readers wanted to know how to approach uncomfortable fashion situations like she had experienced getting ready for her event. Then I asked her which trends did she wear that were chosen out of the crowd. She said a white button down shirt and nude shoes. I started grinning from ear to ear then!
Ladies, I heard from all age groups this past week. And while talking to Shari I realized that each one of you is looking for the same thing no matter your age. You want to know how to dress in a classy way that has a little bit of fun. Classy in the sense that you are put together and confident. I think it starts by knowing your basics. Now don't get me wrong I'm sure that Shari added glam to her look since she is the Rock Star Style Fashionista! However, the true trend is a women who looks put together wearing the basics. I love that Shari can show proof that basics are fabulous enough to be picked out of a crowd!
I want to thank Shari as a true believer of her work. I believe that Shari has been successful because she has spoken to each one of us in a language we understand. Shari's has been able to translate fashion into guidelines that help us be a little better every day.
Let's get some Faith going today!
Let's pray over Shari "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to work with Shari over these 5 years. Her ability to show women they are beautiful creations of Your hand has transformed lives. Thank you for bringing us all together to share, support and encourage one another in topics that are not always the friendliest topics in our church communities. Bless Shari and please continue to work through her and bless her in the years to come. In Your Son's name, Amen!"
Here is my comment challenge to you - one Question and one request
Question: Would you like to hear about the Fall Fashion Trends (just the list) or would you like to hear what other readers said in the "Age Appropriate Survey"? We will post your choice on Friday
Request: How has Shari helped you? How has she made your life better? Please leave a comment or send us a note.
Thank you for your notes and comments! Hearing that Fashion truly meets Faith is something that drives us to give you our best.