How-to Be a Rock Star: Guestimate this Look & Win!

8 Mar

You might have rock moves, but is your thrifty genius smart enough to win this swag?

Photos by Adam Leach

It’s the first give-away of 2011! And the prize will help your New Year’s resolution of keeping a tidy room by giving you a new organizing solution to all your rock star jewelry.

Thanks to the creative genius of Jen Ford, Murami offers jewelry frames made of solid wood and hand-cast, custom-designed resin knobs with durable screens. So solve the problem of tangled necklaces and lost earrings while displaying your jewelry with style by winning this frame!

"Murami" comes from two French words for "wall" & "friend." Comment & Win this fun, unique alternative to the chaos of a typical jewelry box.

It works like this: Comment below with what you want more of on this site, and Guesstimate how much this Thrifty Vintage Chic outfit cost.

The person with the closest guess (in whole dollars), AND a content tip for, will win a Murami Jewelry Frame, a $40 value.  Must comment by March 15th, 12pm EST.

So what are you waiting for? Give my look the once-over and get guessing, but be sure to follow the contest rules for an eligible comment guestimate.

NOTE: Jewelry is EXCLUDED from the final tally of this look's cost. Only consider the T-shirt, tank top, leggings and flats.


{So} What’s the Take-Away

At least a little part of each of us wants to be a rock star — well, more in the sense of what rock stars embody — being cool, hip, on top of their game, adored, sought-after and successfully above the fray.

But to be a rock star, it takes more than just rock moves, it takes a “rock star T-shirt.” Although my rock star T-shirt literally is a rock star T-shirt, this isn’t a necessary component.

It only requires a shirt that has a fun, cool, hip little graphic on it, maybe some metallic bling — but don’t go too overboard otherwise you’ll end up on The Jersey Shore. Pair it with skinny jeans or leggings, throw on long beaded necklaces or a pendant, and top it off with a cropped and fitted jacket — leather isn’t necessary, but black is.

Why does a T-shirt create a rock star look?

First, it is casually cool and understated. Real rock stars (not performers) don’t need to announce their success by being a walking billboard of statements.

Secondly, a T-shirt is a cotton garment that’s universal in all seasons, mostly because it’s comfortable. And that’s the holy grail of being a rock star: being at ease in your own skin, which amps up your cool status times 10, and ultimately makes you someone that everyone wants to be like.

So take your brand new attitude, wear it tonight and make a rock star move — Own being you!

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What do you wear to feel and look like a rock star?

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18 Responses to “How-to Be a Rock Star: Guestimate this Look & Win!”

  1. Dawn March 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM #

    You ROCK! OK, I’ll give it a shot…27 bucks.


    • Jasmin Mooney March 16, 2011 at 1:56 PM #

      33.00 love the outfit!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Cynthia King March 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM #

    I love reading your posts! and I love that you don’t have to spend a whole lot of money to look stylish! …my guess is $19


  3. Tricia Kushman-Anderson March 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM #

    Love your posts and inspiration! I would like to see what you are doing in your home…..any good finds or ideas?
    I’m guessing $20 for the outfit!


  4. tscnicole March 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM #

    I’ll lowball it; $15.


  5. Lilia March 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM #

    I’m guessing $17? Anyway, love the flats!


  6. Laurie March 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM #

    I’m guessing $17.60.

    What I want more on this site… more on hats and how to incorporate them in your style, a blog on undergarments and “foundation garments” and how they make a difference in your look, shoes are always my favorite topic, and if tan pantyhose are in or out- or are they strictly functional now? Keep up the great work, Robin! I am your biggest fan. 🙂


  7. Maria Parsley March 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM #

    ok, I’m new at this stuff but I am going to guesstimate $12 for the outfit.

    And what I love to see is how to put together the outfit from the thrift store finds. I am a bit “fashion challenged” so like you did here with the rock star look, i love having something to emulate. The pictures are great because even though I may not know all the fashion terms I can see what you mean by the photo. Then I can basically copy what you put together with different items -so helpful! thx 🙂


  8. Maria Parsley March 12, 2011 at 3:46 PM #

    I had one more idea for content….may not work, but as I go through my closet it is often difficult trying to decide what to keep and what to give away. it might be fun to enlist your help by taking a pic of an item and sending it to you. You could tell us if its a keeper, and if so, how to alter it and put it in an outfit..or if its time to give it away….


  9. nadila March 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

    I’m guessing $28 for the outfit


  10. @nola727 March 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM #

    I’m saying you seriously rocked it and got it for a steal at $10. I’d love to see more images on the do it yourself tips..and how to learn a quick way to sew minor fashion problems!

    Thanks for the review and chance

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com


  11. amber gi March 14, 2011 at 2:00 AM #

    i think it would be fun to take two pics of an outfit, and let us vote on which way you accessorized to get the best look.
    for my guess? you spent $11.00


  12. Colleen March 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM #

    Wow I love this site! I love getting an outfit for a deal. I would guess $21. Also, content-wise, I would love to see some stuff on re-purposing old stuff, like making art of your favorite old t-shirt. There’s a few things that are just too sentimental to get rid of but I hate to see them going to waste.


  13. Sandra A March 14, 2011 at 3:28 PM #

    I guess 15.50. Great Rockstar outfit!


  14. Heather Grontkowski March 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM #

    i’m guessing about $18.23..i am LOVING leggings myself lately..i’d like to see something along the lines of showing a fashion trend, and then showing several different ways to “wear it” with wardrobe staples that most everyone has 🙂


  15. rose casanova March 15, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

    For no particular reason I’m going to guess $14.


  16. Stephanie March 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM #

    I’m going to guess $23. It would be neat to see how you shop in a Thrift Store, what things are good to look out for and how you choose what is going to be a good find to complete (or start) a outfit.



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