What does every woman dream of having? A style all her own; a look that gets her noticed for her fantastic flair for putting an outfit together; a personality to what she wears that reflects who she is; a distinctive characteristic to her wardrobe pieces. Style icons that come to mind when I think of distinct style (for better or for worse, you be the judge) are Vera Wang (black leggings and tunics), Kate Moss (leather and skinny jeans) or Jennifer Lopez (all about the glitz and glam!).

How can you acheive an individual style? Start by asking yourself some questions:

1. Understand what you like. Do you like fullness like ruffles, layers and chunky fabrics or do you prefer streamline fitted clothing?

2. Do you feel prettier in certain colors or prints? Do you always get a compliment when you wear a certain top? What makes that piece so special? Pay attention to your emotions when you are dressed. They will clue you in on your preferences!

3. Do you have a style icon? Which celebrity, athlete, relative or friend inspires you? What is it about their style that captures your attention?

4. What brand ads make you stop and look again? Which runways shows do you anxiously anticipate each spring and fall?

Once you’ve answered these questions, it may help to create a mood board to gather your thoughts and inspirations in one spot. Now, get started on reinventing your style!

The easiest place to start is with accessories. Based on your mood board and the answers to the questions above, purchase, borrow or re-purpose what you already own to create the same feel as your desired style.

A scarf can be worn in a variety of ways but if you prefer a more streamlined look, you won’t want to wear it knotted around your neck! A hat is a must-have but if you prefer a feminine style, a fedora is likely not the hat to make you feel like you are owning your individual style! Pay attention to details and how pieces are worn!

Jewelry is another accessory to look at. If you prefer a quirky kick to your individual style, try pieces that are engraved with a fun saying. If you want to go glam, look to the gemstones for color and bling! If you prefer a more edgy look, invest in pieces that are unique and imperfect!

I always think it best to invest in handcrafted and smaller brands because the masses won’t be wearing what you are. Lisa Lehmann, the designer behind Studio Jewel, is someone who understands individuality. She owns her look and is passionate about creating pieces that will help you own your look!

Case in point…the Recycled Sterling Wire Silver Ring. I LOVE this ring. I’ve had my eye on it for something like a YEAR! Lisa recently sent me one to own and love. I wear it often and forget it’s on because it is so very light! Isn’t it fabulous?

If that’s not your style, Studio Jewel offers many hand designed pieces. You are able to customize designs and truly make them your own. What better way to start building your individual style in 2012? Skip the mass produced pieces and go for special…like you!

Because Lisa is so awesome and full of life, she is super excited to offer one winner a $60 gift certificate to purchase what they’d like from Studio Jewel! Get the new year started in style!

Entry 1 (mandatory): Visit Studio Jewel on Etsy and leave a comment below with the names of your 3 favorite pieces.

While I have MANY faves, these are my top 3:

The Word of the Year Leather Wrap Bracelet is so meaningful because YOU pick the word that goes on the design. For 2012, my word is FOCUS. I’m on a mission to live in the moment, focus on the present and stop being so distracted by all I have to get done. It’s a much for efficient and enjoyable way to live!

I love this personalized Medical Alert Bracelet for my daughter. Who said a medical bracelet had to be ugly? A truly meaningful gift for someone with a medical condition or a stylish option for yourself if you need one!

Finally, I’m a HUGE fan of rings! These simple Silver Stacking Rings, with their hammered shape, are pure perfection.

Entry 2 (optional): LIKE Studio Jewel and A Mom in Red High Heels on Facebook. Leave comments on both walls telling us your FAVORITE Studio Jewel design.*

Entry 3 (optional): Follow @StudioJewel and @amominred on Twitter and tweet this: @amominred, help me w/ my individual style! Enter me to win a @StudioJewel GC! http://tinyurl.com/78e65rl *

* if you do entry 2 and/or 3, please leave a comment below so I know you did so!

Deadline to Enter:
January 12 @ 11:59 PM PST

Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours from the time the email was sent to respond and claim the prize. Failure to do so results in a new winner being selected.

It’s time to start honing in on your best look yet! It’s time to be you and celebrate your individual style!

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.


  1. April C.

    Ugh I can’t pick 3 faves so here’s my 5…

    Horseshoe ring
    Silver circles bracelet
    Silver thumb ring
    Copper butterfly pendant necklace
    Silver bracelet bangle

  2. April C.

    I left a comment on both walls of Studio Jewel and A Mom in Red High Heels on FB

  3. April C.

    I follow both sites on Twitter and tweeted the contest

  4. Kristi C

    My favorites are 1) Long Necklace with Silver and Copper . Rustic . Funky . Recycled silver and copper 2)Silver cuff bracelet . Hammered Recycled Metal bar and 3)Silver Circles Bracelet with copper accents.

  5. I like the Twisted Metal bangle, the Blue Topaz necklace, and the Wrap Bracelet.

  6. Here are my 3 favorites:
    1. Red Garnet and Silver Ring
    2. Black Diamond Cube Silver Earrings
    3. Silver Ring . Hebrew Text . Hand Stamped . CHILD OF GOD

  7. Amanda Berrios

    Very hard to choose!!! But here we go:

    1-Silver Personalized Necklace of Hand Stamped Inspired Words

    2- Silver Chain Bracelet . Tangled Metal . Sterling Silver . Swarovski Crystal Accents . Beautiful Chaos . Romance . Dressed Up

    3- Medical Alert Bracelet

    and let me add a 4- Silver Stacking Rings Wrapped in Gold

    ok ok..no more..I can keep going on..I love all of it!!

  8. My favorite 3 are the blackstone silver bracelet, the silver and stone earrings, and the mother’s ring.

  9. Red Garnet and Silver Ring, Silver and Gold Bracelet . Mixed Metal . Three Hammered Bars, Funky Silver Ring . WAVY Band . Spirals .

  10. Oh and I also did entry #2 and posted on both your wall and studiojewel’s wall 🙂

  11. renee walters

    My favorites are Red Garnet and Silver Ring, Blue Topaz necklace and the Silver circles bracelet. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  12. mickeyfan

    My top 3 would include: silver thumb ring, silver bar bracelet and silver leaf necklace.

  13. Katherine

    The Red Garnet and silver ring
    SIlver blue and green Gemstone earrings
    The Funky silver ring

  14. My faves, silverchain bracelet, God looks on the heart, promise/engagement ring.

  15. Tina Renee

    This was incredibly difficult because I love so many Studio Jewel pieces but my 3 faves are:
    Birthstone Set of 5 Rings
    Silver Bangles Handstamped
    Hammered Silver Circle Ring

  16. Tina Renee

    I LIKE Studio Jewel and A Mom in Red High Heels on Facebook & commented on both walls:
    Tina Renee Barker

  17. Love the Word of the Year necklace, the necklace with a handstamped bar and gemstone, and the grey sparkle labrodite silver earrings. Lovely collection!

  18. I like the Suede WRAP bracelet or necklace in black leather suede fashion jewelry at it’s finest, Leather and Recycled Silver Bracelet . Hand Stamped Custom Word . Blue Rhinestone Accents . urban chic . layers beautifully and the Pink Gemstone Bacelet . Wrap Braceleet or Long Necklace . Rescued stones . Recycled Silver . Unique


    My three favs are:
    1)Hebrew Ring . I am my Beloved’s . Sterling Silver HandStamped Ring
    2)Mens Wedding band . Rustic and Textured . Recycled silver . Matte or Shiny . 7mm wide
    3)Hebrew Ring Sterling Silver Hand Stamped . CHILD OF GOD

    Syndel Valle
    Farm_mommy3 @ Yahoo dot com


    I like Studio Jewel on FB and wrote on her wall 🙂

    Syndel Hensley-Valle
    Farm_mommy3 @ Yahoo dot com


    I like A Mom In Red Heels on FB and wrote on your wall 🙂

    Syndel Hensley-Valle
    Farm_mommy3 @ Yahoo dot com

  22. Michele Downard

    Awesome jewelry.
    Hebrew Ring I am my Beloved
    Word of the year Leather Wrap Bracelet
    Silver earrings Artistic swirl

  23. Michele Downard

    Like you both on FB and left comments on both walls!

  24. jaime swink

    If I have to pick 3, they are:
    #1 the blue cocktail ring, the silver stacking rings wrapped in gold, and then the silver ring. for the artist.
    and have commented both walls! thanks!

  25. rhonda hagy-miller

    My 3 are

    the silver stacking rings wrapped in gold
    blue cocktail ring
    and I just love the one YOU have!

  26. rhonda hagy-miller

    I follow you both and tweeted! And of course I LOVE your pages!

  27. Really? Only three? I love Lisa’s stuff so much, that’s a tough one. But here goes:

    Three Gemstone Stacking Set

    Personalized Mom Bracelet

    Blue Sapphire and Silver Ring

  28. Liz Brugliera

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I have needed to wear a med alert bracelet for years and haven’t been able to force myself to wear the ugly ones! I can’t wait to order one! I also commented on both fb pages!
    My faves are the medical alert bracelet, the gold ring stack, and the Marry me again anniversary band.
    Love the hand crafted jewelry!!!

  29. Tia Beverly

    Recycled Sterling Wire Silver Ring

    Silver Ring . for the Artist . Statement ring . Calder Inspired . Swirls and Curves Ring

    God Looks on the Heart . Silver and Black Leather Necklace . Sterling Heart with clear crystal

  30. Rustic Silver Wedding Ring . Custom Message . Wide band .

    Funky Silver Ring . WAVY Band . Spirals .

    leather and silver bracelet . hand stamped . custom

    <3<3<3 all of it though

  31. Lucy Schwartz

    Here are my favorites
    Silver Blue GemStone Earrings BoHo Dangle
    Blue Topaz Necklace on SS Oxidized Chain with 3 Rough Cut Blue Topaz
    Silver GemStone Silver Link with Black, Whie and Grey GemStones
    and the most beautiful….Silver Cuff With White GemStones – Wedding Bracelet.

  32. Michelle C

    My top 3 include
    – leather and silver bracelet . hand stamped
    – Copper and Silver Heart Ring
    – Silver Circle Earrings
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  33. My favorite three are
    Blue Sapphire and Silver Ring
    Silver Necklace with Wire Wrapped Gemstones
    Make a Wish Silver Necklace