- Black velvet dress - thrifted/vintage
- Marc Jacobs black velvet blazer - thrifted
- Tights - thrifted
- Hat - ASOS
- Neckace - DIY'd
- Jeffrey Campbell Litas - eBay
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How would you describe your style?
My style is pretty dynamic. It's hard to categorize since it changes so often but I think 'eclectic' is a good word to describe it.
What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
My favorite piece in my wardrobe is my black hat. I love hats and I wear them all the time, but I wear this one the most, almost with every outfit. It's definitely the thing that gets the most compliments when I'm out and about, too.
Who are your style icons?
I don't know if I have any particular icon. I'm influenced by many things, not just one individual. I like to peruse Pinterest for ideas, and I really love browsing through old photos of my mom and dad for some *real* vintage inspiration.
Do you have any favourite designers?
Runway fashion is not really my thing, and I don't seek out designer pieces specifically because I think it's really a person's style that is most important, not whether or not they are wearing designer clothes.
Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?
I don't really buy new clothing that often because I usually find what I want at vintage, thrift, and antique stores. I'd have to say that H&M would be my favorite store to find new things in, but I definitely try to stick to the sale rack! I also really like finding handmade items on Etsy. They're always unique and well made, and it's good to support businesses that offer that kind of product, even if they are more expensive.
Do you make or customise your outfits?
I haven't ever made a whole outfit, but I do like making over things I find at second hand stores. Lately I've been customizing a lot of my shirts with a bleach pen!
Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?
Be yourself! I think people who know how to express themselves through their outfits and makeup tend to be the happiest and look the best because they're not trying to please anyone else. Forget all the "rules" about what you should wear based on your body type. If you like something, wear it. Life is too short to follow ridiculous rules. Wearing what you like will, in turn, make your more confident, and that is what makes you look good. Remember that people are going to stare no matter what, so you might as well make it worth their while (I think Harry Winston said that).
Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?
My favorite blogs are The Clothes Horse, Delightfully Tacky, The Dainty Squid, and Jag Lever.