Eeeek! I had not seen this until this very morning — we filmed it a few weeks ago, super early one Saturday morning — the sun was shining, skies were blue, it was a comfortable temperature — oh so long ago! Many thanks to the talented director Yuli Ziv of Style Coalition, to Tara Drake for make-up and Jen Paelmo for hair, and to Jennine Jacob of The Coveted for photos! (Photo credit: Jennine Jacob.)
The really cool part about this collaboration is that I have a $250 JCPenney gift card to give away to one lucky reader! And, of the ten sites who participated in this project, one comment will be randomly selected to win a $1500 gift card.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m wearing a great dress from American Living by JCPenney, as well as my own pearls (Mikimoto), watch (Cartier), bag (Dooney & Bourke), and heels (Sacco). I think I got my earrings from Kaufmann’s in Cleveland (which is now Macy’s) — I’ve had them for years and wear them all the time.
In the video I talk about how my native-to-Kat style was a bit wacky/creative. Let’s put it this way: I was that kid in college who either dressed in all black or red pants with jewelry I’d made myself or found in one of Chicago’s thrift stores. So for me, adapting to Wall Street dressing was a challenge when I started working there back in 2003 or so. So: in order to enter the giveaway, PLEASE either a) tell us how your style has changed over the years — how you’ve adapted as you’ve gone from college to grad school to a professional job or b) tell us what your “made for” moment is, or c) which JCPenney outfit you’d like to wear to the office.
A winner will be drawn randomly on July 31, and I’ll announce here on the blog who was the winner on August 2. UPDATE: I’ll announce the winner on my blog, but PLEASE give me your e-mail address in your comment — I promise to keep ‘em private, not sell your information, all that good stuff. Here are the official sweepstakes rules.
And, without further ado, my “Made For” moment!