My favorite part about my job is getting to change people’s lives through fashion. Earlier this year, I flew to Arizona for the day for Style Network and Cox Media. They hosted a contest for a local Tucson, Arizona resident to win a head-to-toe makeover for the New Year. The winner was breast cancer survivor Kathy Anders, who was nominated by her daughter as a suprise.
After getting bangs and a makeover at the salon, it was time to shop. We picked out Kate Spade sunnies, a bold BCBG blazer, classic Brooks Brothers button-ups, new skinny jeans and then hit the sales at Ann Taylor and J. Crew. By the time the sun started to set, Kathy had a whole new wardrobe of fashion staples—and a confident smile on her face that was too beautiful for words. It truly was a heartwarming day in the desert.