I like pretty things and when people look at the camera in fashion blogs. After becoming a mom two+ years ago, my body and style started to change, and so, I am left...struggling. And trying on lots of styles that I wouldn't have touched before, because I don't know what works on my body any more. This leads to sometimes hilarious results, and sometimes surprise successes, all of which I am willing to document and post for your enjoyment.
My personal style is undergoing a bit of a sea change at the moment. In the past I've leaned towards whimsy, loving anthropologie, Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore. However now I find myself wearing more black, grey, khaki. More structure. Since having a baby I can't abide by flowy dresses or tops because they remind me too much of maternity clothing. I would rather wear something structured even if my stomach is not exactly flat. I still love Marc Jacobs and anthropologie, I just like different styles. I would like to build a forever wardrobe of things I will still want to wear in 10 years. Pleased to meet you!
I really like stuff, especially stuff like handbags, shoes and cheap-ass washable jersey dresses. I am an avid shopper and love the thrill of the hunt. Give me Sunday afternoon and a disorganized Marshall's and I'm in heaven.
My style tends towards simple clothing with interesting detail, especially if the detail is vintage inspired, but I occasionally like a crazy print. I also love edgier stuff with a rock 'n roll or punk flair. Nobody was happier than me at the return of the pyramid stud, let me tell you. But, I'm edging towards the age when I really have to worry about the dreaded, "mutton dressed as lamb" phenomenon. I want to be interesting and current, not looked at up and down with pity. A fine line. Mostly, though, I just like looking pulled together, which really isn't that hard if you pay attention to the details.
I shop anywhere and everywhere: Ann Taylor, Saks, Anthro, Ross, BCBG, Marshalls, Forever 21, eBay, you name it, I probably shop it. I mix high/low (mostly low) out of necessity, not because I think I'm being so terribly clever. Designers I love include Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor, Chloe, DVF, Tibi, and Issa London. I pretty much worship Kate Lanphear's style, though I think you have to be a pro to pull it off successfully.