Outfit details:

  • Sweater - loft
  • Headband (tie from dress) & dress (as top) - charlie jade
  • Skirt - loft
  • Tights - target
  • Booties - seychelles
  • Bag - DIY (see below)
  • Necklace & bracelet - gift & vintage

DIY Stencilled Tote Bag:

Recreate the look with Katherine's Simple Stenciled Tote Bag tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

I feel like I merge cute and quirky with classic style. I like more traditional shapes, like circle skirts and cardigans, but tend to lean towards prints with animals and quirky little accessories.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My custom made Star Wars dress from Rusty Cuts on Etsy has to be my favorite piece. It fits me like it was made for me (because it was!), features my favorite character R2-D2, and perfectly shows off my back tattoo and still allows me to wear a normal bra. It's perfection in dress form.

Who are your style icons?

I really look up to a variety of people. Zooey Deschanel, Cassey Ho from Blogilates, and Rebecca of the Clothes Horse are all people I look up to.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I really love looking at Etsy for independent designers - my favorite handbags are handmade in leather by Vahalla Brooklyn. There are quite a few brands that design for Anthropologie that I can't get enough of - like Girls From Savoy. Kate Spade is probably my favorite overall designer brand - the fun colors, great use of fonts, and quirky twists on items have always had me smitten. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I scour sites like Modcloth, Anthropologie, and Asos fairly often. I live in a very small city and don't have a wide variety of options for shopping, so I tend to buy almost all of my clothing online.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

In the past, I have made skirts and dresses, but I have learned to pick and choose my hobbies. I still knit all of my knit wear and have tons of scarves, hats, mittens, and dog sweaters that pop up on my blog in the colder months. I will whip out my sewing machine on special occasions, like to sew my dog a bow tie.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

I believe in wearing the same thing a lot more than twice, just in different iterations. If I have a dress, I try and think of at least 5 different ways to wear it. I do this when considering a purchase as well. Playing around with pattern mixing has really changed my ability to wear things in different ways. I also love adding different jewelry pieces to an outfit - a large statement necklace can create a completely different look than a small charm necklace for instance.

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