I was so thrilled to see Teri’s name drawn as our winner! She has been a supporter of SOS since the very beginning and encouraged me through that long process I went through for the Oprah Show finals last year.
Introducing…TERI CHADWICK EDWARDS!
1. Tell us a lil about yourself. Im a mom, wife, and part time personal trainer. 2. Who/what inspires you? All of my clients that lose so much weight. – I know they are dedicated -they look at me w/ that Eye of the Tiger and say BRING IT T! Im kind of a “Jillian” -I have no problem yelling and screaming at them -because I know they can do it , they just need a push and someone to believe in them! After the tears or sick feeling – I give them a big hug cause I know they gave me 100%…thats all I ask – and thats w/ my boys also. 3. How would you describe your personal style? Mostly “mom wear” or gym clothes -but when I do go out w/ the girls -I love to dress GIRLY- High heels etc.
4. As a busy mom, how do you add a bit of glamour to your life everyday?Being a busy mom the only thing I can do is mascara, eyeliner and pink Mac lipstick – Per my twitter name – PinkandPainmom. 5. A quote or motto you live by?My favorite quote is one I taught my 3 boys-NEVER BACK DOWN!
A BIG CONGRATS TERI! Thank you for your support and for being an inspiration to us all!
Now come on…you know there are WAY more than 15 items I think we all need in our wardrobe! For the sake of time (and it ended up being a long webisode anyway) I narrowed it down to my Top 15 across the board whether you’re a die-hard fashionista or simply stylish! BUT, here is the icing + cherry on top…yummmm! I’m giving you 5 more must have’s and if there’ s an item you love that I haven’t mentioned– come on- don’t hold out on us…SHARE IT GIRL!
1. PEEP-TOE BOOTIE
They’re sexy and you can wear them with pants or skirts. Instantly makes you feel flirty. Make sure to have a fresh pedi!
2. DAYTIME “Signature” CHARM/ PENDANT
I adore charm necklaces! Especially the ones given to me by someone dear to me. It makes me think of them while I wear it:-) Whether it’s a diamond heart-shaped pendant, a healing stone or your initial- I love them all. I think my Grandma started giving me charm necklaces when I was about 5 yrs old. Hey, start ’em young!
3. KNEE-LENGTH PENCIL SKIRT (preferably black)
Bowchickabowbow! These skirts are way more sexy (in my opinion) than a mini-skirt! They flatter just about every body type whether you have stick straight boy hips or a beautiful hourglass figure. Make sure to get one with a great stretch and a bit of a higher waist. They’re timeless and hot, but oh so classy!
4. COLORFUL SCARF
This little item is an instant mood lifter! I function better when it’s sunny outside so on the days that are rainy and dreary, I throw on a bright scarf to change my mood!
5. AVIATOR SHADES
These are my ALL TIME favorite sunglasses for several reasons! 1) They are light-weight so I love to wear them when I’m powerwalking or hiking. 2) They have the little rubber grips for the bridge of my nose so they stay put. I can’t stand how the oversized shades rest on my cheeks! 3) They just look plain COOL! Everyone looks great in aviators. They’re timeless and will never go out-of-style! ROCK ‘EM!
Finally, the cherry on top: A SPARKLY, STUNNING SMILE!
I consider this THE most important must have accessory that you should never leave home without! It doesn’t matter if you are wearing the most gorgeous couture Gucci outfit, if you aren’t rockin’ a beautiful smile along with it…well, you might as well go back home and start all over girl. You just wasted about $2 Grand on nada! Great news for you gals who may have a non-existent shopping budget right now because you’re paying off student loans–if you are sporting a stunning smile–people don’t really notice what you are wearing anyway! They’re captured and impressed by YOU and the confidence that a smile exudes! NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!