Fashion vs. Style

Fashion versus Style…

Fashion and style, like cat and dogs are two totally different things…

Fashion is exciting invigorating and it can be impersonal. You see fashion in the stores, on the runways, in the newspaper and on the magazine rack. Fashion is art. Fashion is consumer oriented. Fashion is always changing.

Style on the other hand, is personal, an artform, It is a choice, a statement, a form of creative expression. It is exciting! It needs fashion, yet can exist without it. Style is what you say to the world.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in fashion and lose out on style. To let your choices be dictated by the masses, instead of making a decision yourself.

When fashion and style merge it is amazing! Choosing the fashion you want to incorporate into your own personal style can be the most invigorating thing. Choosing the designers, you want to come back to year after year… The magazines and websites you draw inspiration from, and the boards you follow on Pinterest…

Style is something that is 100% you! Style makes you consider what is uniquely you and challenges you to bring that to the table consistently.  It’s a confidence builder and an individualizer. It’s one way you say to the world, “look out world  here I come!” without saying anything at all.

Fashion and style, walk hand in hand. Like sisters they may be related; but they couldn’t be more different.

 

 

Break Your Style Rules

The conventional fashion rules are a thing of the past. After all who hasn’t worn white after Labor Day, black with navy or mix your metals silver with gold…

Style rules are a different thing altogether. These are the boundaries we give ourselves when we go shopping and when we get dressed. In my own life I have and had many style rules, the one that was the most fun to break was about maxi dresses. I was convinced that I could not wear them. That there was no way it would look good on someone who is just average height and has curvy hips. But that could not have been further from the truth! One day while thrifting I found the “one” a funky 70’s maxi that was perfect! It looked great and I felt wonderful. I learned one very important lesson just because I didn’t think that I could wear a maxi dress didn’t mean I could. Since then I have tried many things and have gained a new appreciation for trying new clothes, and being experimental in my style.

Now one thing I keep in mind when breaking the rules is my body shape. I believe in working with your body not against it. So here’s the basic formula for breaking your style rules… Think of one thing you avoid like the plague, maybe it’s maxi skirts. Keep it in the back of your mind when ever you go shopping or borrow something from your friend or family member. When you try it on have an open mind with an attitude of playfulness and experimentation. After all you just may find your new favorite thing to wear!

Looking Forward, Hello 2016!!!

2016 is off and running and I have decided to recalibrate this site bring it back, and make it something that reflects where I am headed now in life…

When I first started this site in December of 2009 it was a brave new world in the land of fashion blogging. It was so different. It was ok to be quirky and you, but things have changed… Fashion blogging is ubiquitous and a lot of things are homogenized… It has become an industry, which is really cool. But the industry aspect of fashion blogging is something that I never tapped into, nor did I want to. For me at least, fashion blogging has become a bit like keeping up with the Joneses, which I do not particularly care for. There are some blogs out there that I love reading but I will no longer join that aspect of the blogging world. It is not where I feel creatively fulfilled nor is it where I feel like I can be me. So blogging about what I wore, where and why is not something you will see any longer on this site…

My mission in life is to help you, reach your goals by dressing to express instead of impress, to try new things and find out what makes you feel amazing! With my work as a personal stylist I am able to help women in a one one one setting. Now I can inspire and challenge you with my posts on this platform, to go where you may not have thought possible with your personal style. Looking forward to all the newness coming your way in 2016 and beyond!