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Tear It & Wear It:
Personal Style Contest

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Tear It & Wear It:
Personal Style Contest
Posted on October 21st, 2012 in Style.

Clearly I love fashion magazines. For over two decades I’ve been tearing out the images that inspire me, and repurposing the looks to suit my own style. Seriously, I’ve lost whole weekends to playing dress-up!  It’s why Tear It & Wear It is one of the features I most enjoy highlighting here on the site.

So, I’m very happy to announce the Tear It & Wear It Personal Style Contest, sponsored by the fabulous folks at Samsung. The oh-so-stylish winner will receive a brand new Samsung Galaxy S III phone! Read on for contest details and enter, enter, ENTER!!!

What To Do
Grab an image that inspires you (from Pinterest, your favorite magazine, WHEREVER!)
Put together an outfit inspired by that image, and snap a photo of your stylish self!
Post an image with BOTH your look and your inspiration pic in the comments below
Or post your image to any social media platform, and post a link in the comments below
You MUST post your photo or a link to it in the comment box below
Deadline: Sunday, October 28th

Now style is personal and unique to the individual, so I wouldn’t dare use my opinion to say what looks best on you. That’s why the winner will be chosen at random. Just be creative and true to YOU! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

 


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  • http://www.facebook.com/knittingjones Kia Love

    When is the deadline?

    • TraceeEllisRoss.com

      Saturday, October 26th!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/knittingjones Kia Love

        Thanks!!!

      • CrazyM

        LOL! I’m soooo sure you’re tired of responding to that question!
        …love, love the site! My brother has the biggest crush on you, I’ll have to send him your link.

  • Guest

    What is the dead line and what sites qualify as ‘social media platform’ because I was thinking of using Photobucket or Facebook.

    • TraceeEllisRoss.com

      Both Photobucket and Facebook will work! Just be sure to leave a link to your picture here in the comment section! The deadline is next Saturday, October 26th!

  • tamakaj@yahoo.com

    My lovely daughter and i are HUGE fans, heres our take on the tuxedo dress. this silk dress was a found at goodwill for 5 dollars. 100 percent silk and pristine shape. we paired it with studded vintage earrings, metallic and black v-shape belt an wrap around watch, she’s always my little muse;)

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  • http://www.AmarachiUkachu.com/ Amarachi Ukachu
    • Nadia C.

      I can’t believe you made the dress and bag! You got skills girl!!!!!!

  • Toni Monae Diggs

    http://missttalks.tumblr.com/image/34124971219 Here goes MY TEAR IT AND WEAR IT! I had some old guess jeans I was bored with, I was cutting them into shorts but ended up leaving them hanging on by a thread! I also added chains for a flare. I live in Bk, Ny and it was FNO I was just being ME! Luv ya Tracee, You’re style is amazing!!!! (Twitter: @Themisstoni)

  • kamayah

    since my mom posted me, i will post her, shes still hot at her age. here she is her winter white bananna republic suit, her silk black ann taylor tuxedo sheer shirt with tie and her nine west studded mules. all of these pieces are over 12 years old my mom loves her clothes. so dont feel bad about picking her over me, we both win in this case.

  • tamakaj@yahoo.com

    SECOND TRY, MY MAC DIDNT POST MY PHOTO_My lovely daughter and i are HUGE fans, heres our take on the tuxedo
    dress. this silk dress was a found at goodwill for 5 dollars. 100
    percent silk and pristine shape. we paired it with studded vintage
    earrings, metallic and black v-shape belt an wrap around watch, she’s
    always my little muse;)

  • Tamakaj@yahoo.com
  • http://www.curvesandconfidence.com BajanBeauty

    I did this inspiration blog post back in Feb of this year and it so applies to your tear and wear concept! My post explains exactly how i manged to create the entire look for less than $100!

    http://www.curvesandconfidence.com/2012/02/inspiration-recreation.html

    • Kisha

      Omg I love your look!!!!!

      • http://www.curvesandconfidence.com BajanBeauty

        Thank you!

  • BeeLacole

    I love the fact that as a woman we can tap into the menswear market and make it look even sexier and better. No one does menswear quite like a woman. Oh the irony! Check out more fashion at theunitedstatesoffashion.wordpress.com

  • Tajma

    I am a fan of your work and you are my style icon. Here is my “tear it and wear it” post. I decided to pair my Dolce Vita wool pants with a fitted top from Motel. I love animal print so here it is.

  • BeeLacole

    I love that as a woman we can tap into menswear and wear it even sexier. The irony of menswear being worn better by a woman and men think we can’t do anything better than them? I am almost positive that they can’t wear women-wear or menswear as sexy as we can. Check out more of me at theuntiedstatesoffashion.wordpress.com

  • day.lee.ah

    i moved the focal point of the colored belt to the shoes…i also added the cork purse to add a bit more flare to the outfit :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharie.grant Sharie Grant

    Hi Tracee! Thanks so much for this contest! LOVE your style!!! Here’s my entry… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151223869073416&set=a.10150968333743416.452352.720253415&type=1&theater

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.priest Nicole Priest

    Thanks for this contest. I love seeing all of the fashion. Ladies, all of you look amazing and beautiful!

    http://gildedrogue.tumblr.com/post/34286385390/uploading-for-tracee-ellis-ross-contest

  • SimplyMe

    First off, I absolutely ADORE you!!

    This is my attempt to wear camo like the celebs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharie.grant Sharie Grant

    (Okay I don’t think i did it right the first time) – Hi Tracee! Thanks so much for this contest! LOVE your style!!! Here’s my entry…

  • Conya Gilmore

    I’ve been a big fan of capes most of my life so I was
    overjoyed to see this yummy showstopper cape walk down Christian Dior’s
    Fall ’11 runway. It inspired me to make one but a
    little more relaxed for everyday. Flirty,
    Unexpected, and Luxe!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mimi.sabah Jamilah Suarez

      Fabulous! ;-)

  • Kia

    shorts and tights http://t.co/ZBBA2vFt

  • MOB HBIC

    I love playing “dress up”, I dont call it that any more tho..lol Any time i do that I just call it in my closet . No real inspiration here just a lil something i threw together. Wanted to wear some boyfriend jeans.. BTW thats me in the second pic! Tracee not sure if you read the comments but how would you suggest a person try and get started in the world of fashion as a stylist?

  • http://www.facebook.com/knittingjones Kia Love

    I love, love. love peplum dresses. They are so chic and classy. This is my attempt to recreate a peplum look I found on Pinterest a while ago. All of my items were thrifted! Check out this look and other thrift finds at kialoveblog.com. Enjoy!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/knittingjones Kia Love

      I am having some trouble uploading my files

  • http://www.facebook.com/knittingjones Kia Love

    I love, love, love peplum dresses. They are so chic and classy. This is my attempt at recreating a peplum look I found on Pinterest awhile ago. All of my items were thrifted. For this look and many other fabulous thrift finds check me out at kialoveblog.com. Enjoy!!!!

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