Tammy before searsStyle makeover

I recently took a trip to NYC (oh, how I love that city!) to do a photoshoot with searsStyle and two other fabulous Fashion Influencers: Eileen of Miss Whoever You Are and Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Can I just say, I was a bundle of nerves going into it. Let me tell you a story:

When I was around the age of 12, I talked my mom into taking me to a local talent agency because I had ALWAYS and FOREVER dreamed of being a model. After a brief interview with a not so nice agent, I was told I was “too typical looking” and that perhaps I should try acting. Well, my nerves were shot and my disappointment was high so I stumbled over the words of a mock script and left defeated. Sadly, I never tried again and those words still haunt me. To be modeling now, at 40 -if even for a day- is a total dream. Total.

Everyone was so fantastic at the shoot, including reps from Sears and Glam Media (who set me up with this gig…thank you very much!), the hair, makeup and manicure team as well as the photographer and his group. We had laughs, I learned a lot about posing and showing off the clothes and some hair tips that I’ll share later. By the end of the shoot, Kristina, Eileen and I were working the angles and loving the clothes we were modeling. Talk about a “high”!

You can see the BEFORE pictures above and my transformations below. My hair was tightly curled and loosened to perfection as the day wore on. My red lipstick left me feeling a bit more bold (seriously didn’t think I could pull off a red lip!) and my freshly painted nails had me smiling all day long!

Behind the Scenes: hair by Stacey Ciceron
Behind the Scenes: wardrobe with Nola Weinstein
Behind the Scenes Accessory Table...drool worthy!

And the clothes…so fabulous! I loved each of the outfits I wore, including accessories and mostly, the shoes!

Kardashian Kollection Women's Cornelli Applique Detail Dress

The dress is HOT, the shoes are HOTTER!

Kardashian Kollection Women’s Cornelli Applique Detail Dress (the fit is amazing!)
Kardashian Kollection Women’s Shoe Los Angeles Leopard (leopard platforms. Is there more to say??)
Kardashian Kollection Double-Drop Snake Necklace (bright and bold but not too big)
Kardashian Kollection 10-Piece Antique Gold Bangles Set (great combo of bling and subtle)
Kardashian Kollection 2-Finger Ring(A most fabulous ring!)

UK Style by French Connection Women's Cut Away Shirred Dress

The perfect way to blend sweet with edgy!

UK Style by French Connection Women’s Cut Away Shirred Dress (the fit and comfort is amazing!)
Kardashian Kollection Women’s Seattle Boot Black (couldn’t get enough of these boots!)
Kardashian Kollection Metal Safety Pin Clutch (fabulous!)
Kardashian Kollection Beaded Stretch Bangle in red (gotta have a pop of color!)
Kardashian Kollection Marcasite Teardrop Earrings (love the gunmetal silver)

UK Style by French Connection Womens Dress Duster Cardigan and Skinny Jeans

Cozy has never been so sexy!

UK Style by French Connection Womens Dress Duster Cardigan (technically a dress, this piece is so versatile!)
UK Style by French Connection Womens Skinny Jeans (these fit me so great, I kept them on for dinner out!)
Kardashian Kollection Women’s Shoe Dallas in Black (patent and t-strap is so sexy!)
Kardashian Kollection Chain-Link Marcasite Toggle Bracelet (a delicate detail compliments the sweater)
Kardashian Kollection Marcasite Cocktail Ring(a style heavy-hitter!)

I’m not the only one who underwent an amazing transformation during this searsStyle makeover! Check out Eileen and Kristina!

Eileen of Miss Whoever You Are
Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Finally…it’s a wrap!  Cheers ladies!

Kristina, Eileen and Tammy at the searsStyle makeover

This experience helped me realize I can still reach old dreams! I also learned that my legs look good in leopard print pumps and Sears has some pretty sassy styles that I didn’t know about. I love that I have a new place to shop and NOW is a great time to shop Sears! The online sale is c-r-a-z-y! Check it out! I’m going back for more Kardashion Kollection accessories! I have to own that 2-Finger Ring that I wore and the Chain Necklace With Hexagon Stone Pendant And Chain Tassel! (I think I’ll be making a stop while I’m out Christmas shopping!)

It was an honor to work with this team:

Photos: Ken Pao
Hair: Stacey Ciceron
Makeup: Nam Vo
Styling: Nola Weinstein & India Jewel-Jackson

Shop searsStyle for Kardashian Kollection, UK Style by French Connection, Bongo, the hottest accessories and beauty products at prices you can afford.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears

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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. Tammy, this is AMAZING! You look sooooo pretty! (in both before and after, of course, but the makeover looks wonderful!) I’m jealous of your trip, too. Glad you had fun…how could you not, right? xo

  2. Hurrah for all of you! You look fabulous and ten times more authentic than those plastic Kardashians.

  3. allsaints

    Incredible story there. What occurred after? Thanks!

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