Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stormy Style Salon

Did you know that the stylists at John Frieda have taken their show on the road?  It's true.  John Frieda DESTINATION:  STYLE SALON TOUR 2011  hit Minneapolis over the weekend.  I was invited (and excited!) to take part.  Style me up for FREE? - YIPPEE!  Made an appointment for Friday noonish with plans to meet up with ever-fabulous Erin of Babes in Thriftland.  I had to book it back to work by 3, so left in plenty of time get there and get styled.  Unfortunately, the weather had other plans for my day.

I found myself caught in a torrential downpour on my way to the Mall of America where the salon was stationed.  The 20 minute drive from St. Paul was stressful.  I found the salon easily, but it seemed everyone and their mama was at the mall, making nearby parking tough to find.  Was I smart enough to check the car for an umbrella?  Of course not.  Thankfully, Erin came prepared.

Rockin' the red carpet in the rain.

We stood out in the drizzle for several minutes before being informed that the stylists had been relocated to the mall for safety purposes.  Apparently high-voltage equipment in a glass & metal box in the middle of a parking lot in a thunderstorm is NOT safe (good to know).  So we waited.  Took pictures.  Waited.  After a few minutes, the stylists filed back into the salon and we were told to wait for the all clear from their weather source.  Thunder rolled again and once more, the stylists made their way back to the mall to wait out the weather.

I couldn't stay.  I never got styled.  Major bummer.  Instead, Erin and I grabbed a bite to eat, talked blog, then sadly parted ways.  Thankfully, she was able to get in for a cute style before the day was out.   So needless to say, Erin's review of the style salon is much better than mine.

Umbrella:  Erin's!
Necklace:  Boutique in Ouray, CO
Shirt:  Lux via Urban Outfitters
Jeans:  Lux, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Shoes:  Urban Outfitters
Bag:  Thrifted via ARC's Value Village
*photos via Erin


Babes in Thriftland said...

Hey cute pictures! :)

I really like your new header and site. Super cute! Want to do mine? I thought you would...

Anonymous said...

Ackk, so in love with your new design. Already cyber stalked your designer :)

Bombshell Beauty said...

I wasn't able to wait around and get styled either - sad face. But I hope the event was a success for Erin and others!

Mrs Spanglish said...

Sad that you didn't get styled at the salon but I absolutely adore the blog's makeover!