Introducing Fashonify: Get paid for your fashion advice!

Have you ever looked back at old photos and thought, “Why did I wear that”? (Be honest, we all have. I’ll admit it, I have been guilty of some fashion blunders.) If only there was a way to prevent future occurrences.  If only we could all have our own personal stylists assuring that we always look camera ready…

Well, now we can, thanks to Fashonify, a new social network where fashion-lovers (and those in need of some style help) exchange advice on their current fashion dilemmas.  Instead of just getting a second opinion, you will get feedback from countless fashionable users on Fashonify.com.  It’s like Mecca for the stylish.  Plus, it’s easy to join: just create a username and password, start uploading your looks that you want feedback on, and soon, you will have ample amounts of fashion advice.

You can gain feedback on anything style related: an outfit for an important occasion, a dress you’re not sure you should purchase, your new nail polish color, even what color you should dye your hair.  Currently, I am on the hunt for the perfect night outfit for the winter weather, so I would want to post a few potential looks to see which one Fashonify users favor.  For those of you planning to take advantage of “Cyber Monday”, why not poll Fashonify before you purchase those designer boots?

And while you’re there, don’t forget to give feedback on others users’ polls; the more helpful your advice, the more likely other users are to send you a “thank-you” in the form of money. Yes, money!  For example, say your advice saves someone from making the wrong first impression at a job interview.  That person will probably want to thank you for helping them land the job, and they can do so by sending you a little cash.  Then, on the 15th of every month, Fashonify gives you 70% of everything you have earned.

Wait, so you mean to tell me that people can pay me for my style advice that I usually give for free… Why hasn’t anyone thought of this sooner?  Seeing as I recently spent my life savings traveling Europe during my semester abroad, this concept behind Fashonify immediately caught my attention.   And with the holiday season upon us, everyone knows that any extra cash helps.

Not only does Fashonify allow you to indulge in your love of fashion, but it also rewards you with a little extra money that can go towards that sweater you’ve been longing for. Just make sure you ask for advice before you buy it!

As if you need another reason to sign up for Fashonify… The user that earns the most points by December 10, 2011 will win a $150 PiperLime gift card!!  What are you waiting for?  See you on Fashonify!

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Current obsession…

My mustard colored skirt that brightens up any outfit.  Today definitely called for some brightening. I’m currently rocking the skirt with thick tights, boots and layered sweaters because my room is an ice box. The now unyielding cold weather is just another reminder that I only have three weeks left here…

Although, I am trying to make the most of it. Fortunately, everything in London has been transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland. There are Christmas lights and decorations everywhere, festivals, ice skating, and Christmas markets (which I am most excited about). My wallet is definitely taking a beating. Only three weeks left to shop in London? Obviously I am taking advantage of the opportunity. I still need to buy some souvenirs. But let’s be honest, I’ll probably end up purchasing more clothes than anything…

What’s on your holiday shopping list?

Love this skirt. With my sorority sister, Meg Ghezzi!

Obviously, not a winter outfit. That's because I was on a cruise from Greece to Turkey!

Did I say it was almost Christmas? Ehh, I'm still on holiday.

Cheers! XO

Inspiration:

What is so great about living in a city?  There are so many different people with unique styles!  Especially in London.  You can wear whatever you want and odds are people won’t bat an eye (unless you got dressed in the dark, or your goal is to get as many strange looks as possible).  Of course, that is never my intent, but to each his own.

The street style here is amazing! It’s really inspiring. Over the past few months, I have adopted aspects of certain styles that I have noticed around the city.  While this has made it difficult to clearly define my style, it has also allowed me to have some fun playing with my wardrobe (since I am really trying hard not to spend money on new clothes).  I love mixing and matching the clothes that I already own to see what works and what doesn’t.

Layering is essential in London – the weather is so on-and-off, plus it’s hot and stuffy on the Tube, but as soon as you get outside you’re freezing. I’m still mastering the art of layering, but I have gotten quite good at dressing for location. If I’m going to Camden, I’ll throw together an eclectic outfit. If I’m around South Kensington, I’ll dress more posh and sophisticated.

Nonetheless, I’m definitely more daring in London than I am in small town Pennsylvania because half of the things I wear here would probably get me strange looks back at my home university.  Hopefully, I won’t second guess my outfit choices when I go back. But, for now, I am loving the creative freedom I have when I get dressed in the morning.  Here’s an outfit that I think reflects my creative style pretty well.  Ironically, I wasn’t in London when I wore it, I was in Rome. Let me know what you think:

I’d love to hear some feedback. Do you live in a city that influences your style?

Cheers until tomorrow! XO