Always One of a Kind Part II

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Stay true to who you are and reinvent to be relevant- Norma Kamali

I'm endlessly fascinated by how women reinvent themselves. Rarely do I meet a gal that doesn't have a "past life," either before she had children, changed jobs, lost weight, moved to a new city or met a new guy. I like to believe it's because we're adaptable and resilient, and constantly striving to learn from our mistakes and better ourselves.

Glamamom, much of which is style-focused, is a sort of rebirth for me. It's not my first and probably won't be my last but shortly after I became a mom, I also became fiercely protective of who I am as an individual. Parents give so much of themselves to their children and I want to be able to give something good, while still maintaining something for myself so that when my boys are older, I'll have options for the next phase of my life.

Fashion and style are constantly evolving too so I guess it's no surprise that I'm attracted to it as a form of entertainment and self expression. Last week I mentioned some of the style guidelines I try to adhere to. I'll add to that list "clothes that fit well."

One of the biggest fashion mistakes I see women make is wearing clothes that are either too tight or too loose. I get that weight can be variable-- my weight can fluctuate up or down 5 pounds in a single month which obviously makes a huge difference in how I look and feel in my clothes. But when I find something I really like, like a great blazer or skirt, I'll often have it tailored to fit me better by shortening the sleeves (I have freakishly short arms) or taking up/down the hem. Tailoring is worth the investment for long term pieces and one of the best ways to make a garment your own.

Dr Pepper is celebrating the unparalleled individuals who embody one of a kind style over the next three weeks with thirty stylish prizes, that are ah-mazing! There are three grand prizes too-- Bea Millen, a Los Angeles based jewelry line designed by Danielle Yadegar, will create three fabulous, custom jewelry pieces. You can enter daily via Dr Pepper's Facebook page or hashtag your Twitter & Instagram photos with #OneofaKindStyle.

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{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Diet Dr Pepper via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diet Dr Pepper. Photo via Shannon Stiggins.}