Terri Blackwell LeBlanc
NAME: Terri Blackwell LeBlanc
AGE: “Is 50 really the new 40? If so, then I’m 46!”
OCCUPATION: Retired teacher/on-the-go wife/mom/community volunteer
Tell us about what you’re wearing.
“A Jovani one-shoulder copper cocktail gown with gold crystal jewels and a side train from Femme Fatale Boutique. My shoes are actually dancewear from my ‘09 Dancing With Big Buddy debut; they’re great for standing/dancing all night comfort!”
What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?
“If you don’t LOVE it, don’t buy it!”
What’s your favorite trend right now?
“Beautiful, colorful, flowy tunics/tops over white jeans.”
Finish this sentence. I splurge on...
I skimp on...
“Designer handbags and shoes.”
Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman?
“Neither, my money goes to the salon. Ever heard of a bad handbag/shoe day? Plus, you only need a few great pairs to go with everything.”
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
“No idea, but flip-flops make up half of my shoe inventory!”
Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.
What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?
“Lipstick, it makes the difference between looking dead or alive.”
What was your worst fashion mistake?
“Three words: check the rearview.”
Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?
“Easy! My wedding gown; it’s still stored in its original box on the top shelf of my closet.”
Advocate staff writer