Florida's Amy Bunch is the winner of Pongr's first Fashion Plate contest!
Name: Amy Bunch
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Pongr Homepage: Amy B.
Personal Blog: Amy Fashion Blog.
Twitter Feed: @AmyFashionBlog
Real Job: Sales associate at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse.
Pongr Job: Market Support Associate at Victoria’s Secret.
Other Favorite Brands to Pongr: Old Navy, Forever 21, Target, Nike, OPI and Cheetos.
Fun Fact: Amy and her husband both wear Vibram FiveFingers, the funky form-fitting sneakers that shape to your toes.
Favorite Quote: “I live my life one day at a time. You never know what’s going to happen.”
For shopping buff Amy Bunch, Pongr’s “Fashion Plate” contest couldn’t have come at a better time.
Based on uncertainties with her husband’s job, she was in the middle of a miraculous 71-Day Shopping Ban that ended with the purchase of this gorgeous gypsy skirt:
Can you believe it cost only $5.99 at ROSS? Amy shares amazing shopping finds like this on her blog, and playing Pongr is just a natural extension of her passion for fashion brands. When we put out the call for players to share their favorite shoes, dresses, skirts and accessories, Amy left the competition in the dust (with one notable exception, fellow blogger Camille Serrecchia put up a fierce fashion fight).
“I already blog about what I wear to work everyday and I do ‘purse dumps,’ where I empty my purse and write about what’s inside,” she says. “Since I’ve been doing it, my co-workers have been commenting how I’ve been dressing much nicer.”
“I’m also always looking at people’s feet. Even at the grocery store, my first thought is ‘Oh, she’s wearing Steve Madden or she’s wearing Chinese Laundry!”
So when Amy won the Fashion Plate contest, which scored her a $200 Visa gift card, it came as no surprise to us that the first thing she did to celebrate was pull out her cell phone and Pongr a photo of her award certificate!
Pongr powerplayer Amy Bunch was just anointed as a "Certified Fashion Plate" and won a $200 Visa gift card to supplement her wardrobe!
Amy likes to hunt for fashion bargains at Target, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, ROSS, Plato’s Closet, Old Navy and her local Salvation Army thrift shop.
At her job at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Amy gets a front row seat for a daily footwear fashion show. She never knows what will appear in the boxes she’s stocking or what shows up at the register next. “We’re on of the highest volume stores in Florida,” she says. “We get all the best brands like Badgley Mischka, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci and Prada!”
Lately, she’s obsessed with a pair of FiveFingers:
In the game, Amy is an administrative assistant at Vibram. She loves her pair of FiveFingers shoes that make her feel like she's walking barefoot all day.
Amy loves to share her creativity and enthusiasm in the photos she submits to Pongr (for tips on how your pics can earn more “likes” and Pongr Bucks, click here). Check out how she makes even non-fashion brands a stylish modeling opportunity:
Amy recently cooled off at the Coca-Cola misting station at Universal Studios in Florida.
“Pongr is a great way to reach out to new people for my blog,” Amy says. “And I also love playing it in the lunchroom at work. It’s very impulsive. If I see a box of Dunkin’ Donuts on the table, I’m thinking ‘Hey, I should Pongr that!”
Speaking of impulsive, Amy confesses she already knows how she’s spending some of her $200 prize: On a jean jacket at Old Navy, some top coat nail polish from Sephora, and a new floral-patterned dress at either Target or Forever 21. “My husband enjoys video games and this is my hobby,” she says. “I can’t really say we share our bedroom closet. I pretty much have the whole thing.”
(Do you know someone who is a fashion buff? Honor their sense of style with a Certified Fashion Plate award certificate — only at the new Pongr store!)
The next Pongr Fashion Plate could be.... YOU!