For my VAMO meeting yesterday (the fashion club I'm president of), we told all of our members to wear something they felt represented their personal style for an ice breaker. The idea was to get into groups of people with similar style, label it, and talk about why we like to wear what we do and where we like to shop. It was essentially an excuse to get everyone to mingle and I probably enjoyed it more than most did. What I'm trying to get at is that this is what I decided to wear to represent my personal style and I think it did the job well. My friend Emily (pictured above) and I immediately grouped up and labeled ourselves as "vintage inspired" and talked about thrifting and Modcloth. I've been thinking more about how exactly I would define my style and I decided I'm somewhere between feminine+vintage inspired+classic. That works, right?
Speaking of Emily, I decided that I'm going to start including pictures of my photographers every so often so my readers can put a face to the name. I go to school with a lot of people who don't dress well, and Emily is one of the few people I know who actually has amazing style. She always throws the most interesting items together, yet somehow it looks effortless. Did I mention she's also the best photographer? As if that wasn't evident from the photos. It's always easy to tell when she takes my pictures because she always leaves me with a bunch to choose from and a variety of angles. Also, she's reading this so tell her how stylish she is. Go ahead, do it. It's possible that she'll be so flattered that she'll have to start her own blog.
I mentioned in my last post that I'd like to start a blogger's clothing swap group and a few of you expressed interest so I think I'm going to go ahead and do it. It'll be a completely private Facebook group that you have to be added into and everyone can put up photos or create tumblrs/blogs with photos of items they'd like to swap or sell. The only rule will be that if you swap for something, you have to wear it on your blog and link back to the blogger you received it from. If anyone is interested, go ahead and add me on Facebook (I'm under Elana Katz and shouldn't be hard to find) and I'll add you to it. If you can't find me, leave me a comment or send an email with your info and I'll find you. If you do join, it would be helpful to mention it in your own blog too to spread the word. I hope everyone actually wants to do this! As I've mentioned before, I've had some really good luck swapping clothes and it's a great way to clean out your closet and get new items for essentially free. And honestly, is there anything better than free clothes? Edit: Apparently for me to start the group, I need to already have people to add to it, so I can't start it until someone adds me!
Dress: Nordstrom Rack