Style Battle

Last Thursday, I attended an amazing Grand Rapids fashion event called Style Battle! I grabbed dinner with my blogger gals Kayley and Blair at Bistro Bella Vita first. So fancy pants. The four-cheese ravioli was to die for. After that, we all headed over to the Goei Center for a fun night of local fashion. Basically Style Battle is an open workspace where teams of professionals will put together four complete looks in just 3 hours. They need to be styled, have hair and makeup done and also be photographed so that the overall concepts can be voted on. It drives each team to collaborate and be ready by the end of the evening in time for a runway show!

I decided to glam out a bit since I usually don't get the chance to in Grand Rapids. I felt even a little silly walking around in daylight and I kept receiving the "Whoa, you look fancy. Where ya going?" comments at the restaurant. Ay yi yi. But it was a lot of fun. I loved checking out the teams, photographing the looks and hanging out with the girls. Grand Rapids right now is insane with ArtPrize - so many fun events happening. I'm just excited to be here and a part of it!

I loved this girl's outfit above. She reminded me a little bit of Alison Sudol from A Fine Frenzy with her red hair and those bangs. So cute. I've been staring at Alison's Anthropologie feature thinking I need to go blonde again and start another music project. Hah! But anyway, if you're able to make it out to Grand Rapids, I'd definitely recommend checking out ArtPrize. I'll be doing a post on it this week! Have a good start to your Monday!

{LOVED these red boots from Wolverine Company. They are an early sneak so they aren't available yet!}

Outfit details:

Sequin dress c/o Joa + Closet
Vintage Coach purse
H&M tights
Cool as a Cucumber heels c/o BC Footwear