DIY Network Host James Young and Walmart Holiday Food Pantry Makeover

Style + Life + Fashion had the opportunity to interview James Young from DIY Network’s, I Hate My Kitchen. James shared with us his efforts to Makeover 75 Local Food Pantries Nationwide for The Holidays with the help of


James Young
James Young


James Young is the host of 8 seasons and over 100 episodes of DIY Network’s I Hate My Kitchen. James loves tearing up and rebuilding kitchens, and this cause is close to his heart. The US Army Veteran is a licensed building contractor and electrician who has also appeared on Blog Cabin and hosted The Hot List for DIY.

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Banana Republic Factory Store Holiday Campaign: Glimmering in Green

The Banana Republic brand has been one of my favorite retailers for a very long time.  Because I have a petite frame (with a certain amount of curves) their clothing fits me well without having to compromise my style.


When contacted me to participate in their holiday campaign, I instantly began to think of concepts that would create a polished, sophisticated look.

I feel in love with the set below because the color green compliments all skin tones and matches perfectly with neutral pants.  This blouse also ties in the front, and the appropriate jewelry would be a classic layer necklace.


This look would not be complete without a pair of metal (Holly) aviator sunglasses.  I like to wear sunglasses year round to protect my eyes from the natural glare.

Lastly, because I am a super, bargain shopper I also purchased a red blouse to add some “holiday sparkle” to my wardrobe.



Print Blouse BRFS | Chandelier Earrings BRFS | Necklace BRFS | Pants BRFS


Don’t forget to shop the “BRFS 50% off all dresses” event starting today until December 12, 2013.  I am sure you will find something stylish and affordable!