Sunday, April 21, 2013

What I Wore - Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2013 - Part 2 of 2


Continuing with my pageant wardrobe, this post covers Saturday's pageant events, including competition events.  

I am excluding fitness competition because every single contestant must wear the national fitness outfit (a two or one piece Mrs. International red/black fitness outfit).  I must comment that I do love the fact that this pageant judges fitness without a bikini!

I wore a dress by La Petite Robe purchased from Neiman Marcus.  The price tag is not for the faint of heart, but the dress was worth every penny!  I styled it with white modern earrings from Nordstrom and LK Bennett nude heels.

Mrs Contestants for the title of Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2013:
Sara Snyder - Mrs. Coatesville
Teena Handline - Mrs. Philadelphia
Me - Mrs. Newtown
Cheryl Heim - Mrs. Lehigh Valley
Melissa Smith - Mrs. Bensalem
Dr. Jill Snyder - Mrs. Hazelton 
Linda Zaneski - Mrs. Wilkes-Barre

I wore a Cabi outfit: jeans and a lace top over a silk camiBecause I get cold easily, I added an Evy's Tree Brilla to stay warm.  I also wore this outfit after the pageant so that I could be comfortable when cleaning up and loading my car.

Cheryl - former Mrs. Pennyslvania International (I think 2006)

Two of my awesome girlfriends!  Beth Leska (my idol!) - Mrs. NJ US 2006
and Heather Cunningham - Mrs. NJ International 2010

Opening Number:
Danielle Micale (Mrs. NJ International 2011) gave me this dress.  She thought that it would flatter me and it did!  I wore Heather Hemingway ( earrings that belonged to Mary Moulds (Mrs. NJ International 2009).  The shoes are from the Benjamin Walk line and can be purchased from our fabulous pageant sponsor Jean LeSesne Designs (


On Stage Interview:
Susan Huntly (Mrs. PA International 2008) and I found this incredible outfit at Neiman Marcus.  It is by Carmen Marc Valvo.  I purchased shoes by Benjamin Walk (you can buy these shoes and/or fabulous jewelry from our pageant sponsor:

Earrings were borrowed from Dawn Hicks (Mrs. PA International 2011).

My girlfriends and I did a quick wardrobe review on Friday night to ensure that I had the right earrings and shoes with every outfit.  We didn't change a single thing, but the review pumped up my confidence because I really loved my choices.

Evening Gown (and crowning!):
My dress was purchased from Heidi Scheer (Mrs Ohio International 2011), owner of Pageant Couture (  I trust Heidi's taste, style, and advice.  
The gown is by Tony Bowls Collection.  I LOVE purple and love rhinestones!  So this dress completely hit the mark for me!!!

I have never competed in a pageant with my husband.  This was, without a doubt, the absolute highlight for me!!!  Seeing his smile, his love, and his support while in the midst of competition was simply the best feeling.  I really felt that my husband and I were a TEAM; it wasn't me on the stage, it was "us."  I firmly believe that it made a difference!

 Professional Pageant Photos by Richard Krauss (