Meet Janelle, our Styled by Sarah makeover contest winner

Janelle before
Janelle before

Meet Janelle: the winner of our first Styled by Sarah contest. The 34-year-old mother of three spends her days working a full-time job, going to nursing school, and participating in MN Rollergirls. When you're that busy, it's no wonder that style would be low on the priority list. However, Janelle recently lost some weight, and has moved on to a new era in her life. She describes her style as "edgy and bohemian," but admits to being too busy to focus on herself.

"I really do love the person I am now, I just need to reflect that on the outside," she said in her application.

As the first winner of our Style by Sarah series, it was time for a style boost.

The folks at Bespoke
The folks at Bespoke
Savanna Ruedy

For threads, we went to Cliché on Lyndale in south Minneapolis. We chose the boutique because it carries a variety of classic pieces that have a twist of creativity and edge.

Janelle tried on an assortment of flirty dresses, patterned pants, and chiffon tops. However, we knew we had our winner the moment she stepped out of the dressing room in a maxi dress by Line and Dot that had the perfect mix of sexy and summer casualness. The look was versatile enough to be dressy when paired with heels, but could also be casual with sandals.

Our next stop was to meet with the lovely ladies at Bespoke Hair Artisans. They spoiled Janelle for the day with haircut, color, brow wax, and makeup.

After getting all made up, we wanted to make sure that our winner had somewhere to go. The awesome folks at Ace VIP Limousine service treated Janelle and her three adorable kids to a trip downtown Minneapolis for a complimentary dinner at Gluek's restaurant and bar.

"Being chosen for this made me realize it's okay to take time for me and to feel amazing," She says.

From fun and sporty to summer chic
From fun and sporty to summer chic
Savanna Ruedy

Stylists: Sarah Edwards & Davee Ek
Photographer: Savanna Ruedy
Boutique: Cliché
Salon: Bespoke Hair Artisans
Hair Colorist: Molly Forbes
Haircut & Stylist: Ally Hoeben
Limo company: Ace VIP Limosuine
Restaurant: Gluek's Bar & Restaurant

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