Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Favorite Style Blogs

I have a love-hate relationship with fashion.

I grew up with body image issues (pshh...who didn't?), and not a lot of extra money for clothes.  This isn't a great combination when you are young and desperately want to look awesome.  I wore a LOT of hand-me-downs, many of them coming from my brother or (mostly boy) cousins.  Thrift stores also played a big role in what I wore.  By the time I hit high school, I had embraced a kooky, colorful style.  Lots of vintage, lots of loud patterns, LOTS of polyester (oh Lord...the polyester). 

Nowadays, I like myself a whole lot more than I used to.  I try to keep myself healthy, and not pay as much attention to the size number on my clothing. I go for classic pieces that will help me look neat, pulled together, and will last a long time.  I still shop in thrift and consignment shops, but avoid the wacky polyester prints as much as possible.  I get a lot of good ideas on how to mix colors, layer pieces, etc. from various style and fashion blogs.  These are three of my favorites.

I am a big fan of Glee, and Emma Pillsbury is probably my favorite character.  WWEPW  is packed with good things, from how to replicate Emma's outfits at different price points, to hilarious screen caps of the show.  Check out that killer bang swoosh!

Four busy graduate students who still have time for style.  They look particularly fancy in this photo (I wanted a shot of all four ladies together) because they are celebrating A's wedding.  The outfits they put together look effortless and stylish without being uptight or uncomfortable.  Also, they have got to have the best shoe collection out there (in my eyes, anyway!)

 Style and sustainability for the optimistic soul.  I found Diana's site after searching for a blogger with a similar body type and size to my own.  Her style is close enough to mine that I feel comfortable trying out the looks she puts together, but still different enough to give me some new ideas.  We also share love of natural fibers, and a dislike of polyester.

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