In December I had the pleasure of working with Upgraded Living Magazine on the annual makeover edition. It was a busy day filled with make-up, hair color, fashion styling, spa treatments and sharing of life stories. As with us all, the stories included hardship, hard knocks, heartbreak and triumphs. The salons and boutiques who offered their expertise give generously to the community of Chico. The givers felt just as honored as the receivers on this special day. We were so busy I only had time to snap a few action shots on my iPhone.


It’s always inspiring to see how significantly a little change can impact an attitude, a stance and self confidence. The shining faces say it all.

For more on these makeover ‘winners’ and their makeover details:


Thank you to Upgraded Living Magazine and Briana for inviting me to collaborate on this inspiring series with you for the second time. It’s exciting to see the new advertisement for Stylemindchic Lifestyle Blog and Boutique in print in Upgraded Living Magazine. Thank you Hannah and Briana!

For more fashion fun I linked with the ‘How I Wore My’ series this month with Adrienne from The Rich Life (on a budget) and Jill from Everything Just So. I choose to profile my classic camel trench coat by Calvin Klein. This piece is a staple in my wardrobe and pairs equally well with neutrals or brights. It’s so much fun to see how women around the world style their coats this month. Thank you Adrienne and Jill!

Find more trench coat options at Shopstyle:


Have you ever had a makeover?

How easy would it be to turn your whole look over to a stylist?
I’m not sure I’m as brave as these ladies-but maybe I should be.

Happy Weekend and stay warm!


Heather Lindstrom

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This looks so fun
I would die to have a make-over
I don’t think giving yourself one counts. LOL


What an amazing experience. Love the trench! Such a classic look.


That is wonderful, what a great magazine!! Loving the trench too!


It is so much fun to see the smiling faces when a makeover is finished. I love collaborating with this series with Upgraded Living. This was my second time working with the makeovers.
Happy times and happy new year my friends!
xx, Heather


Love that they did these makeovers. Wonderful for so many deserving folks. You guys did a great job with them!

I love your trench and saw you on Adrienne’s blog! So chic.
Have a great weekend Heather! xx Kim


I enjoyed the magazine and seeing the makeovers and LOVE your ad!! And, LOVE how you rock your trench coat!

Have a fabulous rest of the weekend, Heather! xoxo


Good morning Heather! Isn’t this so fun? The glamour, the lights and magazines and the fun is not just for those under a certain age, but for ALL OF US who have a story to tell! BRAVO! And you always look so chic! HAPPY WEEKEND! Anita


It looks like so much fun Heather, and thanks for sharing the behind-the-scene photos, I have a fascination with what goes on behind the camera. Oh-and I love trench coat on you, very stylish!


You have good taste-I have the same boots in chocolate brown :)



How much fun, Heather!! I would love to do something like this…really cool you were included and your magazine ad looks great! Have a wonderful weekend!


Congratulations Heather! I’m not sure I would want to give over total control to a stylist but then maybe that’s the whole point-to let go and see what happens. Hope you are feeling better Sweets x


Well done!! Looks great Heather. I have tried a stylist but unfortunately I think the chemistry wasn’t there…But I can’t wait to see the result xx


I think my last comment didn’t go through.. so you may get two from me today!

This looks like so much fun Heather. It’s not easy getting in front of a camera .. and looking confident! This looks like a fun team and I can’t wait to see the end result.

Have a wonderful weekend! xxleslie

Love to hear from you!