Over the weekend I was browsing some blog posts and came across this one from Grace (colorandgrace.com) and in her post she challenged me to think about my personal style as hers was determined as more elegant and sophisticated. While I would have considered my fashion style to be that of jeans and a t-shirt or workout pants and a tank top I wanted to consider the times I actually do get dolled and dressed up (especially on the weekends, shopping dates, dates with the hubby and friends and to church). I asked my hubby what he thought my fashion sense or style was and he said “classy, casual but pretty.” I appreciated his response as I wanted to start from somewhere and do some research.
I did some pinning and even took a quiz on personal style here and came out labeled “classy prep” haha! Actually I think that fits. I like to dress like Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, and Ashley Olsen as far as modern day star style icons go and Audrey Hepburn with Marilyn Monroe in tow.
In the above collage picture you will see some looks that make me feel confident. I think it is the heels, low-key jewelry and neutral colors. These looks do not define my look everyday, but by golly if I worked an administrative job you betcha I would dress up more like this. These looks show fearlessness, confidence, love for my body and curves and more.
I am so glad Grace inspired me to this little challenge as I want this blog to begin to show the me that is confident in an outfit that fits rather than an outfit thrown together.
What is your personal style? Are you bohemian? Romantic? Classy? Sporty? Flirty? Sophisticated? Something else?
I can’t thank many of you enough as last Tuesdays link up started out as a piece of cake, then disaster hit and most of the post got deleted as I edited one thing in the post. BOOM an earth quake to the blog began and everything went wrong so I had to do a whole other post to host the link up and then all was good again/ It was actually the largest link up yet, 75 links. So thank you for your support! I also have several co-hosts lined up in the next few weeks as well so that is exciting! Want to co-host? e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now on to the link up:
Here are todays featured bloggers: (There are more than 5 featured today as there was a common theme or same item posted for several bloggers that I couldn’t pass up, so welcome to a unique featured blogger version for today).
My lovely blogging friends Tiffany, Becky and Jill collaborated (along with another blogger Courtney) to style this lovely “Love More, Hate Less” tee from the company Kentucky Brewed Company, the idea is to buy one tee and you get another one free but to give to a friend or someone you love to “Love More.” What a cool idea and these three fashionistas linked up their collaborative looks. Click on their names to see how they styled theres.
If you don’t know Grace then you are missing out. I met Grace as she began blogging not but four months ago and boy how her blog has sure taken off since then. I am inspired by her beautiful outfits, take on fashion and America (since coming from China) to her lovely blog photos. While Grace and I have collaborated in the past a few times and she links up each week I just felt that she deserves some recognition for being a newbie fashion blogger that is hitting the big fashion blogger charts and quick! Read this particular post here.
Liz captures many good points and tips on how to not only be a successful fashion blogger, but how to be a better blogger period. She had me thinking about a mission statement for my blog and while I don’t have one yet I would love to know your opinion as to what you like about my blog or what you think should be included in my mission statement? I would love to have one up this week if possible.
I LOVE clothing swaps among friends so when Ingrid posted this 12 Tips to Host a Successful clothing swap party I was intrigued and while my church talked of doing one a few times now I know how to make one functional and helpful to others. Thanks Ingrid for linking this up.
I hope you were inspired as well. Now it is your turn to link up your recent blog posts from fashion, DIY, recipes to inspirational and more. Please follow the rules below. I will feature my next favorite five next Tuesday.
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Linking up with: Shanna, What I wore Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Thursday Fashion Files, Charming Friday, Fashion Fun Friday, Rachel, High Latitude Style, Bless Her Heart Ya’ll, Liz, Pumps and Pushups, Turning Heads Tuesday, Sydney Fashion Hunter.