Monday, August 1, 2011
Blog Name & URL: Dimestore Diamond (dimestorediamondblog.com)
Self-described style: I gravitate towards items with something special about them, a wow factor. Anyone who knows me can attest that I am annoyingly attracted to patterns and prints and I'm not afraid to use lots of color. Most of my favorite things to wear have a classic silhouette (a la natural waistline) but are quirky, thoughtful or unexpected. My style tends to be a balance of modern and vintage, new and old, bright and brighter. In the end, if it's a floral, teal or red, I might already own it.
Last Great Purchase: I recently got a Goorin Brothers hat from BlackBlue. This hat was like my holy grail- not too floppy or firm (that's what she said), and neutral enough to go with anything I own (but still a pattern). They're based in San Francisco, so my fiance and I plan to get more when we're there for our honeymoon in October.
Style Advice: Dress for your favorite asset. I used to get so disappointed when certain trends didn't work for me and felt wrong (low rise jeans or tube tops, anyone?) but I realized it's because I wasn't playing up my favorite things about myself. For example, I think I have a great waist (tooting my own horn here) so I try and wear things that accentuate that. Once I realized that certain silhouettes and trends weren't for me, I could move on to wearing things that make me feel my best! If you got it, flaunt it! And people say it all the time, but it's so true- when you feel good, you look even better! Oh, and I personally feel like adding color to any ensemble is a move I can get behind. But be you! I'll never be a minimal dresser (in coverage or in aesthetic) but that's okay because it's who I am!
Posted by Jilliebeanie at 8:20 AM