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How To Steal and Look Good Doing It

  • Jun. 25th, 2010 at 2:15 PM
Much like writing, the best way to learn and grow in your own style is to experiment every day. Also much like writing, if you see something awesome, you steal it, make it your own, and pretend the idea just appeared to you in a vision fully formed and entirely independent of that so-and-so you have never met.

My favorite thing is to go through fashion blogs and then stash every store they love into my bookmarks for later. If I like a particular thing they are wearing, I stalk them until they drop where they've gotten it (and curse if its been thifted!). This is a great way to expand your own your wardrobe and your ideas of where you want your style to evolve. I fully admit that What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear? has been a big inspiration on where I want my work wardrobe to go.

Here are just a few of my favorite blogs. This entry is a week late already because I kept trying to figure out WHO SHOULD I ADD?!

Blog Recs

Shabby Apple
If I could marry a store, it'd probably be Shabby Apple. Their blog is all about traveling with their designers all over the world to find inspiration, and encouraging their customers to mix and match products from OUTSIDE their own store to help find their own style.

Scholar Style Guide
I adore these ladies! The framing device is they are drafting an outfit as if it were an essay and going off from there. Academic, smart ladies, saving the world, one good outfit at a time! It pleases me on many levels.

Already Pretty
Sal gets the best shit, guys. She is rather internet famous for all the good quality stuff she can find for cheap. If she links it, it will sell out by the end of the week. There is a reason she is stalked by many sellers, both indie and main stream. I also relate to her shoe obsession on a deep and primal level.

Fashion for Nerds
Audi is a total nerd. Audi loves travel and clothes. These are the things you've got to know before you can even look at her stuff. Her tastes are not mine; she goes pretty couture and expensive, importing mostly from abroad. She also likes abstract, asymmetrical, very different sort of pieces. I respect this. I love what she puts together.

Kendi Everyday
This woman is adorably insane, and I love her. She takes mainstream items and puts them together in new ways. I love her budget skills! So adorable. I wanna be youuuu, Kendi!


(Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 25th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the plug! We're glad you're enjoying our blog!

-Liz of Scholar Style Guide
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[personal profile] viridian wrote:
Jun. 26th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
I really like Ars Aromatica. They're beauty and fashion and general inspiration, and I feel like the bloggers are pretty normal.


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