She Found Style

an attempt to discover my sense of style in one year and learning more about myself than I ever imagined along the way

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He Said, She Said: Kristine or Polly

I’d love to introduce you to Kirstine, a blogger who inspires me daily with her “simple, colorful, cute and quirky” style.  I love the way Kristine mixes patterns and colors in a totally carefree manner.  Here’s what she had to say about her unique style:
I honestly just love the way I feel when I am wearing an outfit that represents ‘me’. So I suppose that I am motivated to feel that sense of comfort and pride in my ensemble. I’ve created my style by gathering clothes and accessories that really stand out to me – whether through silhouette, color, or print. I like unexpected color combinations and clashing patterns quite a bit! I love looking at real people, seeing what clothes they collect, and how they piece everything together with a practical income.

He Said, She Said: Kaelah Bee

Looking for unique folks brought me right over to Kaelah’s blog, Little Chief Honeybee.  I love her loud, statement look.  Nothing I could or would try myself but the fun Kaelah has with clothes is something I find attractive about her.

…I have only recently recognized my love for ugly shoes in the past year. It’s kind of thrilling to wear something so bizarre and out there, all the while balancing it with a feminine frock and ruffled cardigan. I’m a huge fan of contradicting juxtaposition and maybe that’s why I’ve chosen to be so heavily modified (tattoos, piercings) while wearing the most feminine dress I can find. I see a challenge in making ugly things work in every day life. There are some stares and snickers along the way, but it’s liberating!

Every time I see a new, crazy outfit post I think to myself, “I’ve got to meet that girl! I bet she’d be a blast.” I am inspired by her enjoyment of getting dressed and surprising her viewers. Kaelah uses her look to convey a unique, fun, and friendly personality.  Nicely done!

*Huge thanks, Kaelah, for participating in my conversation about what it means to be unique.

Jumping Up and Down + a Little Squealing


Yup, this is what I do when I get a piece of surprise mail.  Jump up and down and squeal (sometimes I don’t squeal, I simply “oooooo” and grin like an idiot all the way back into the house).  I LOOOOVE getting mail.  Even as a child, I was always on the lookout for the mailman to deliver our mail.  Opening up the mailbox to find a surprise in it?  Best moment of the day.

So, you can imagine all the squealing and ooooo-ing that happened when I received a package from an overseas friend.

And when I found two awesome headband’s inside?  Super.

The cool thing about the animal print headband is that it’s actually a piece of wire covered by fabric.  So you throw that on your head, give it a twist and it won’t move.  It will hold it’s totally chic shape all day long.

My friend saw this post and thought she’d send me some head gear over to try out.  You bet I’ll be sporting these headbands soon.

PS.  See that adorable gift card?  My friend is not only generous she is talented too!  Check out her gift tags here.


He Said, She Said: Debra Rapoport

It’s worth trying anything on because you never know until you try it on. – Debra Rapoport

You already know I hate taking the time to try things on.  But, guess what?!  It’s changing.  Last week, I took so many things into the dressing room.  And while I didn’t buy any of those things (sorry, sales peeps) I did see a lot that worked and that I liked and I realized I’m starting to get something down.  Not sure what.  But something is starting to make a little bit more sense.

My favorite line Debra says at the thrift store?  When she puts back the glitzy top saying, “It’s too real.  It’s not fun enough.”  True words to live by.

One of my favorite blogs has got to be Advanced Style.  In nearly all matters, those that have lived longer then me have wisdom worth listening to.  And in matters of style, the same goes.

Personality Expressed: Personality Pieces with 14 Shades of Grey

So, the style adventure has been established, yes?  I think I’m going on about 5-6 weeks now of collecting information, practice-shopping (am I really the only one who has to do this?), annoyance that I’m thinking about apparel so much and secret delight that I’m actually learning something here. Slowly, slowly, slowly – but surely!

Last week, I wrote about how Beth at B. Jones Style inspires me with her risk-taking.  The girl does it all!  You don’t believe me?  Check this out.  And while you won’t see me donning anything that requires a hefty amount of bravery, Beth’s excitement certainly motivates me to keep pushing myself.

This week, I’m talking about a lovely lady at 14 Shades of Grey.  You’ll notice a completely different sense of style BUT Duc is able to provide a glimpse of her personality, just like Beth.

When I first started following 14 Shades of Grey I liked what I saw – Duc just looks so nice and put-together.  But I didn’t feel like I was learning anything.  Until I started paying attention.  And then I realized Duc likes to add what I call, “personality pieces” to her look by using bursts of color.  A green brooch.  Purple tights. Yellow shoes.  Yes.

Duc’s style has been described as “whimsical vintage” because she likes vintage pieces, but never goes too literal with them.  Now, I don’t know Duc personally but when I find a personality piece on her outfit I always feel happily surprised.  Like something meant to bring delight has been revealed.  I imagine that she has a fabulous sense of humor (witty and sarcastic?) that isn’t always apparent at first glance.  And in this way, Duc is able to communicate her personality through style.  Nice work!

And once again, I’m realizing that who I am can be directly communicated through style.  I’ve actually begun putting these little lessons into use.  But that will be another post, another day.

Now the true test.  Duc, what do you think?!

PS.  Giant thanks to Duc.  First, she was super-quick at getting back to me and second, she was more than generous with her time and suggestions for this post.  You’re awesome.

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