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. Marianna

    I like these:
    Mens Cuff Bracelet Silver and Leather CUSTOM Stamped message . Bible Verse . Spiritual Milestone
    Bible Verse Necklace . Hand Stamped . Custom . Spiritual Milestone . with Tiny Silver Cross
    Monogram Necklace . Silver Tag . Single Initial . Handstamped . Personalized . Dainty . Sweet . Simple . Modern . Gift

  2. Heather Garcia

    silver stacking rings
    Citrine Gemstone Ring
    God Looks on the Heart . Silver and Black Leather Necklace .

  3. 3 of my favs are

    Long Pendant Necklace in Silver and Copper

    Three Gemstone Stacking Set . Blue Green Turquoise RIngs in Sterling Silve

    Long Necklace with Silver and Copper

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  4. Nancy Meyer

    My favorites are the Make a Wish Silver Necklace, the Silver Necklace with Blue Topaz, and the Silver Hand Stamped Tag Necklace.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail.com

  5. Sahara Rao

    Pink Gemstone Bracelet , Silver Stacking Rings Wrapped in Gold and Silver Drop Earrings are my favorites

  6. Sahara Rao

    LIKED Studio Jewel and A Mom in Red High Heels on Facebook as SAHARA RAO

  7. Dara Nix

    My 3 favorite pieces are:
    Silver Blue GemStone Earrings . Boho Dangle
    Silver Gemstone Necklace
    Black Stone Silver Bracelet

  8. Desiree Dunbar

    I like the silver stacking rings, the brown topaz earrings and the girlfriends gift necklace.

  9. Claire McKeon

    I love her stuff! My favorites are the Silver Drop Earrings, The Silver and Gold Earrings and the Silver Handstamped Necklace!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com

  10. Claire McKeon

    I like you both on Facebook as Claire Lacy McKeon and posted on each! Thanks!

  11. I like: red garnet and silver ring, the silver thumb ring and the his and hers wedding necklace

  12. My favorite items are:
    Word of the YEAR Recycled Silver Bracelet
    Silver Drop Earrings for the Artist
    Silver Earrings . Sterling silver and Gold Earrings . Dangles . Mixed Metal . Elegant and Awesome everyday jewelry


  13. I love: 1. Red Garnet and Silver Ring
    2. Silver Ring . Hebrew Text . Hand Stamped . CHILD OF GOD .
    3. Silver Chain Bracelet . Tangled Metal . Sterling Silver . Swarovski Crystal Accents . Beautiful Chaos . Romance . Dressed Up

    Awesome find!!

  14. Love:
    garnet and silver pendant, thumb ring, and the stackable silver ring, and the token.. everything is beautiful!

  15. sherry walker

    my three favorite pieces are

    Long Pendant Necklace in Silver and Copper . Hammered Charms . Recycled silver and copper . Modern fashion jewelry

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

    Funky Silver Ring . WAVY Band . Spirals . Recycled Metal . Unique . inspired by Alexander Calder . artisan . thebeadgirl

    sherwalk at yahoo dot com

  16. sherry walker

    left a comment on Studio Jewel’s Facebook page and your Facebook page with my favorite pieces!!!

    sherry walker

    sherwalk at yahoo dot com

  17. Christopher R

    Great designs … Like a lot of them … Some faves are:
    – Mens Cuff Bracelet
    – His & Hers Wedding Necklace
    – Hebrew Ring
    Thanks for sharing !!

  18. randall robison

    i love the silver hammered wide ring for men,his and hers wedding necklace,citrine gemstone ring.thanks

  19. 1. Blue Sapphire and Silver Ring
    2. Mens Cuff Bracelet Silver and Leather CUSTOM Stamped message
    3. leather and silver bracelet . hand stamped

  20. crystal allen

    i love Childs Necklace . Turquoise, Monogram Necklace . Silver., and Silver and Turquoise Necklace.. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

  21. kathy pease

    I like the Red Garnet and Silver Ring..,Wide Silver Band Ring . Pink Faceted Stone, and the Blue Sapphire and Silver Ring

  22. Nicole DeFontes

    The garnet and silver earrings, silver pink stone necklace and silver and gold bracelet. Thanks!

  23. Susan Audrey

    Word of the Year Recycled Silver Necklace, Silver Earrings (Simple Circle Tag), and the Black Diamond Cube Silver Earrings… So much coolness to choose from! 🙂

  24. Brittney House

    I love the marry me promise rings, silver cross wrapped bracelet, and silver square ring.

  25. lilshuga2001

    engagement ring set
    silver wire cuff
    gemstone mothers ring

  26. Veronica Garrett

    My three favorite pieces are the Luxe Silver Bangles wrapped in Gold, the Red Garnet and Silver Ring and the Silver Ring for the Artist Statement ring.

  27. Silver Ring . Hebrew Text . Hand Stamped . CHILD OF GOD . custom sizing
    Family Necklace . the original . Hand Stamped Jewelry . for mom or grandma . Personalized . Custom . Silver and Gold
    Blue Topaz Necklace . Sterling Silver Oxidized Chain . Rustic . Natural . Perfect for your blue jean girl

  28. Charlene Kuser

    My favorite pieces are:
    garnet and silver earrings
    Silver and Gold Bracelet
    Wedding Band

  29. shirley pebbles

    The red garnet and silver ring.
    The garnet and silver earrings.
    The silver and stone earrings.

  30. I like the One of a Kind . Peridot and Sterling Silver Necklace, Garnet Ring . Red Stone Ring & Blue Sapphire and Silver Ring .

  31. shirley pebbles

    like u both on fb as shirley greenawalt zolenski and posted on the walls.

  32. Charlene Kuser

    I Like Studio Jewel and A Mom in Red High Heels on Facebook and posted on both walls
    (Charlene Kuser)

  33. 3 of my favorites

    Garnet and Silver Ring for your Valentine
    Silver Drop Earrings for the Artist
    Silver Chain Bracelet . Tangled Metal .