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Trendsetter Spotlight on Sharing My Sole

Cute-as-can-be personal style blogger and Shop It To Me Trendsetter, Jaclyn Schler, has a keen eye for hot trends, fresh manicures and of course, shoes. Learn her time-saving tip to make mornings less stressful, how often she changes her nail color (wowza!) and where you can go to drool over her shoes daily!

Sharing My Sole

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
Jaclyn Schler:  
August 2nd was the one-year anniversary of Sharing My Sole!  I started my blog as a creative outlet to share my passion for fashion, styling and love for fabulous shoes.

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
JS:  First I consider the event I am dressing for and I usually check the temperature too.  I usually build my outfit from the bottom up, meaning I like to pick out my pants, skirt or dress first, shoes and then I choose a top and accessories.  Since I have such a well-organized closet, building an outfit is usually a pretty painless process! 

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
JS:  Spring – White Denim | Summer – Maxi Dresses | Fall – A boyfriend jacket | Winter – Knit tights and boots.

SITM:  Okay, spill it. Any favorite online stores?
JS:  
Too many!  Nordstrom (for the free shipping!), Asos, Kate Spade, and Piperlime.

Personal style 2

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
JS:  It just depends on the quality, how much I love it and how often I think I will wear it or use it.  If something is a bit of a splurge, but I can’t stop thinking about it, I will purchase it.  However, if it’s something way above my price range that I can wait for, I will hold off for a deal!

SITM:  Now that you can choose to see your Shop It To Me email organized by either retailer, by clothing type or by brand, what method do you prefer/why do you shop that way?
JS:  I prefer to see my emails organized by clothing type.  If I am looking for something particular, I can go straight for that category.  It’s also nice to browse by category and see all the lovely shoes in one place.  :)

Personal style 1

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
JS:  
I always pick out my outfit the night before in order to save time in the morning.  I lay everything out in my closet so that I can get ready and dressed quickly, while still looking sharp.

SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
JS:  Due to a previous embarrassing stain on my shirt, I now keep a scarf in my desk drawer at all times just in case I need to cover up a spot!

Personal style 3

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you — after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
JS:  I have an affinity for well-manicured nails and I usually paint them 2 or 3 times a week!  One little chip will bug me and I love to change the color with my mood.

SITM:  Anything else?
JS:  I’m just a fashion loving gal with big dreams and big smiles!  I love sharing my Daily Shoe pic via Twitter @sharingmysole and I hope to inspire others to dress to impress and feel good about themselves!

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September 19, 2012   No Comments

Trendsetter Spotlight on The Penelope Times

Vintage style maven and Shop It To Me Trendsetter, Chanelle Laurence, has been blogging since 19 and started her own online vintage shop, Penelope’s Vintage, with tons of on-trend gems. Learn how she builds her stellar outfits, what she spent three years flying back and forth to Asia for (it’s totally awesome), and more!

Penelope Times

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
Chanelle Laurence:  I’ve actually been blogging ever since I was 19 mostly about my life and galavanting around Hollywood. In 2010 I started my online vintage clothing store, Penelope’s Vintage, and created a blog for that. After a while I was selfish and changed it to a personal style blog because I missed writing about what I like, what I’m wearing what inspires me etc.

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
CL:  I take a specific item that I particularly love and build around that. I also build outfits around looks that I’m into at the moment as well, i.e. dark edgy, or elegant and put together. At the very end I add accessories and shoes accordingly (unless they are the specific item I’m into, then I will start with those).

Personal style 1

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
CL:  Summer: bronzer / high waisted shorts, Fall: bold nail polish / maxi skirts, Winter: moisturizer / oversized sweaters Spring: allergy medicine / floral prints

SITM:  Okay, spill it. Any favorite online stores?
CL:  Brandy Melville is a new favorite, I also love Solestruck and TopShop

Personal style 2

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
CL:  Honestly, I love a good deal so most of the time I will try to get something on sale and if not I will try to hunt down an online coupon. I usually pay full price for shoes or clothes that are under $100. I sound cheap but I love the hunt and also working retail and getting a major discount has scarred me.

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
CL:  I wash my face while I shampoo my hair and I wash my body while I let conditioner sit in my hair. It makes me really happy every time because I feel like I’m saving a lot of time, hah!

Personal style 3

SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
CL:  Probably anything I wore from 2004-2007. I tried to find the ugliest most craziest items and put them in one outfit. Some were good some were bad, I liked shock value I suppose.

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you — after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
CL:  I was a back up dancer for an Taiwanese pop star for 3 years of my life, flying back and forth to Asia.

Personal style 4

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September 12, 2012   No Comments

Trendsetter Spotlight on 24-7 Style

For up-to-the-moment beauty, lifestyle and fashion tips, you’ll want to visit 24-7 Style, a blog started by Shop It To Me Trendsetter, Laura Yoder. See how she builds outfits, her most-coveted closet staples, and learn a fun little game she plays using her Shop It To Me email (you’ll want to try this next time you open yours up!).

24-7 Style

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
24/7 Style:
I’ve been blogging since 2007, starting when I felt “stuck” in a career-rut.  Blogging gave me the opportunity to create content in the industry I loved!

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
24/7:  Ahhhh…crazy, BUT, typically, I build my outfit by the shoes I want to wear, and then I work my way up.  The silhouette I’m trying to create will decide what pants, skirt or dress I opt for, which decides what top I choose.  There are times I feel like wearing a certain piece of clothing and then work around that, but typically…it’s all about the shoes!

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
24/7:  Winter: Cozy sweaters I can pair with leggings or skinny jeans. Spring: I am breaking out my peep toes at the hint of spring weather…there might be snow on the ground, but if the sun is shining, I’m ready! Summer: Dresses and strappy heels!  Impossible to go wrong with either of those. Fall: I cringe when the weather starts to turn because I’m so in love with summer…but I do love my boots – “if I’m going to have to dress for cold weather, I might as well look good doing it” is my theory!

Fall picks


SITM:  Okay, spill it. Any favorite online stores?
24/7:  
For accessories, 24-7 Style (of course!); but I love Shopbop, not just for their huge hot inventory, but it serves as fashion inspiration as well.  I love Etsy for their originality…I could spend an entire day without even realizing it looking through all of their stores.

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
24/7:  I’m super thrifty, so I rarely pay full price for anything!  However, if I find something unique that I’m going to wear a lot or for years to come, I don’t mind paying full price.

SITM:  Now that you can choose to see your Shop It To Me email organized by either retailer, by clothing type or by brand, what method do you prefer/why do you shop that way?
24/7:  I still sort by retailer.  I like to play a little game of “Who’s the Designer” in my head as I’m going through it.

Favorite items

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
24/7:  I wish!  The only thing that seemingly saves me time is an early morning.  I think more clearly and am less distracted.

SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
24/7:  
There is the possibility I was in a fashion show recently in which the dress didn’t quite fit me correctly….the strap slipped down and the entire front row got a little more of a show than they payed for!

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you —  after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
24/7:  So many things!  If you know me at all, you know I’m a huge Yankees fan, a little shoe-obsessed (I keep them in original boxes, organized by color), would wear dresses all day everyday if could, and I’ve never ever colored or highlighted my hair!!  It gets so light in the summer and I wouldn’t trade those natural highlights for anything!

Laura Yoder

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September 5, 2012   No Comments

Trendsetter Spotlight on Holly in Heels

Shoe envy has brought on a whole new meaning since we chatted with Holly, founder of Holly in Heels (aka a shoe lovers paradise). Holly is a Shop It To Me Trendsetter with two shoe closets (say what?!) and an affinity for ’90s music. Get to know Holly and her wonderful world of shoe blogging!

 Holly in Heels blog

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
Holly:  
It seems like I’ve been blogging about shoes since the minute I could put them on! But in reality, I started in 2010.

I was originally inspired to blog after watching my sci-fi-loving husband do some non-stop blogging about his passion: nerd stuff… I thought to myself “what do I have that I love that much?” — the answer was SHOES!

The more that I blogged and browsed online for the hottest heels, cutest kicks, and latest styles, the more my love for fashion grew. And with a name like Holly, the name “Holly in Heels” just stuck! From my blogging, a whole new life of freelance writing began, and now this Miss Holly in Heels is a regular contributor to the fastest-growing fashion + lifestyle magazine in Orange County, CA, Locale.

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
HIH:
  
Oh wow. It’s usually a lot of primping in front of the mirror to get my make-up and hair at its best–and that’s my palate. I could never quite plan my outfits ahead of time or the night before, they always reflect the way I’m feeling on that day. I usually start with an idea in my head of what I’ll be doing that day and what would be fun to sport while doing it (heading to a coffee shop to write, to the mall to shop, or headed on a spontaneous road trip up Pacific Coast Highway). From there, I build an outfit that usually contains a pop of color, pattern or texture, then find some accessories–and the shoes are always the finishing touch! It’s super fun to dig through one of my two shoe closets (oh yes) and find just the right icing on the outfit cake.

Holly | One of two shoe closets

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
HIH:  
You KNOW this is gonna be all about shoes, right? Ok here goes…

  • Winter: a great suede boot or bootie is a MUST, color optional.
  • Spring: a neutral patent or leather heel–good for any outfit, I promise.
  • Summer: a pop of color with a wedge heel. Perfect to show off those tanned summer legs!
  • Fall: animal print anything, always a classic–pumps, kitten heels or flats, you pick!

SITM:  Okay, spill it. Any favorite online stores?
HIH:  Soooo many, but here are my Top 3:  Piperlime is my go-to. I look to them for fashion trends, new designers and sweet online deals. Then, if I can’t make it in-store, I head to Nordstrom – I just love the fashion inspiration they have from online stylists. Aaaand, of course Shop It To Me  has amazing deals and steals for this girl on a budget.

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
HIH:  Oh man, I think if I reeeeally want it, I’ll buy it full price. But when I come across a good sale my signature saying is “I’d practically be losing money if I didn’t buy it!”. I just can’t pass up a sale when I see one!

Holly in Heels

SITM:  Now that you can choose to see your Shop It To Me email organized by either retailer, by clothing type or by brand, what method do you prefer//why do you shop that way?
HIH:  I love to see my SITM emails by brand–I get a big Friday morning coffee and get my inner fashion blogger prepared to cross my fingers for good deals on designer items like Tory Burch, Ella Moss and DVF, and then move to less expensive ones like J.Crew and Urban Outfitters lines. I love to see what the different designers and collections throw my way!

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
HIH:  
You might laugh at this, but I have to say it all comes down to two words: dry shampoo. I have this cheap-o Suave Dry Shampoo (I’ve also tried “Psssssst!” Dry Shampoo) that does wonders for my greasy-ness and volume when I need I am short on time! A must-have in every girl’s product drawer.

Holly in Heels

SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
HIH:  I won’t tell a lie: I love the mystic tan. I know you do too, come on! It’s quick and easy and I get that glow that I want every time!…well, almost every time. I’d say my biggest faux pas was getting a little too dark of a mystic spray just a day before a big wedding that I was in. The little flower girl asked me how my skin got that color, and I think I was as red as my shoes. Thank goodness for loofas–yikes!

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you —  after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
HIH:  My good friends (and those who attend my birthday house-parties) know this, but I love 90’s music. Third Eye Blind, Alanis, The Fugees, Weezer, The Breeders–heck, I even had my first dance be an Edwin McCain song at our wedding! Fashion of the ‘90s…not as much…but throw on The Cranberries album and I’m yours!

SITM:  Anything else?
HIH:  Tweet me @hollyinheels and let me know a little bit about YOU! I love to connect and make fashion friends!
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August 29, 2012   No Comments

Trendsetter Spotlight on Jett-Set Fashion

Here at Shop It To Me, we love our Trendsetters and getting a glimpse of their fashionably-filled lives. We most recently interviewed  Teiler Robinson, lover of all things fab and glam, and founder of JettSetFashion.com. She shared her fashion faves, seasonal musts, and some exciting upcoming projects involving nail lacquer (stay tuned!).

Jett-Sett Fashion

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
Teiler Robinson:  
I’ve been a published writer for 7 years (newspapers), however, I’ve been blogging for 2 years now. I was inspired to start because I’ve been a lifelong lover of fashion and lifestyle. I wanted an outlet where I could give my opinion on all things fashion, dining, travel and more, as well as develop a brand and a career.

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
TR:  What I wear depends on my mood and the occasion. From there I may have an accessory or pair of shoes that I really want to wear, so I’ll build around that item. If I don’t have an accessory that I am coveting, I like to style a few complete looks and choose my favorite.

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
TR:  Summer — My favorite, enormous Nine West floppy sunhat. Fall (My favorite season) —  Leather EVERYTHING. Winter — Fur EVERYTHING. And Hip Chick cosmetics lip balm for chapped lips (I know, I know, it was supposed to be only one essential. I cheated!). Spring — Ultra feminine dresses.

Teiler Robinson

SITM:  Okay, spill it. Any favorite online stores?
TR:  YES! Yoox (I love the upcoming designers that you can find on there), Net-A-Porter, Moda Operandi and Shop It To Me (of course!).

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
TR:  I can’t really say that there is anything specifically that determines whether I buy full price or on sale. When I am shopping for a new season, I naturally tend to buy more full price items. When I am getting a few random pieces in the middle of a season, I tend to buy sale items.

SITM:  Now that you can choose to see your Shop It To Me email organized by either retailer, by clothing type or by brand, what method do you prefer and why do you shop that way?
TR:  I love to shop by brand, that way I can target my favorite designers and see what they have to offer.

Viparo Clothing shoot

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
TR:  I like to “pre-plan” my outfits ahead of time, that way I don’t have to worry about getting lost in my wardrobe and running late.

SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
TR:  Let’s just say a naturally clumsy girl attempting to throw on a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s for the first time and run out of the door in a rush isn’t the best idea…

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you — after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
TR:  I have an eyelash mutation that caused me to have a double row of lashes. People always ask, “where do you get your lashes done?” but they are 100% real!

SITM:  Anything else?
TR:  Be sure to check out JettSetFashion.com and my Twitter (@jettsetfashion) for a daily dose of fashion snobbery and updates on my upcoming projects including a nail lacquer collection called Studio Nyne and a bi-annual fashion magazine called FAQTOR!

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August 22, 2012   No Comments

Trendsetter Spotlight on Lollie Shopping

Nicknamed “Lollipop” as a child, Laura Coronado started fashion blog Lollie Shopping to inspire the idea that all people can look fabulous regardless of age, income or shape. The veteran Vegas blogger dished to us on her fall/winter essentials, her secret obsession, and her hilarious husband-wife ensemble (we want photographic evidence!).

Lollie_Shopping

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
Laura Coronado:  
I began blogging in October 2007, and at first it was a means of communicating to my girlfriends which trends I was wearing and which sales I was shopping. Among my friends, I’m the go-to girl, the one that everyone emails for fashion and shopping advice. But after a few months of blogging, I discovered complete strangers were reading Lollie Shopping. So that’s when I created a mission for Lollie Shopping: to inspire others to believe that all people have the potential to look good no matter their age, body shape or income. I’m a pretty confident woman, and I wish to empower others to feel confident, too.

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
LC:  Normally I build an outfit around a specific piece, such as a new pair of patterned pants that I can’t wait to show off or my current pair of favorite shoes. Then I simply build on that piece by complementing it with other pieces of apparel and accessories. However, sometimes I see an outfit in a movie or a magazine, or on television or the Internet, and I simply want to recreate my version of that outfit. Lastly, there are the times that my mood affects my outfit. Like the other day, I woke up in the morning and thought, “I feel like wearing a white T-shirt today.” So I built my outfit around the T-shirt, but really, I was building the outfit around my mood.

Laura Coronado of Lollie Shopping

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
LC:  
In the fall and winter, I can’t live without a yummy leather jacket and the perfect pair of boots. In the summer, I can’t live without a good, supportive strapless bra. I tend to wear a lot of tank tops and spaghetti straps during the hot season and I hate to show bra straps.

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
LC:  If an item is limited edition from a designer or brand that I adore and sports a particular unique style that I know I can’t get anywhere else, then I am ready and willing to pay full price. Additionally, if the item is already priced in a range that I find affordable (say a $40 dress), I’ll pay full price then, too. However, I search sales to find designer or brand name bargains that I know will impress my friends and make me feel like I found the greatest treasure ever.

Laura Coronado

SITM:  Now that you can choose to see your Shop It To Me email organized by either retailer, by clothing type or by brand, what method do you prefer/why do you shop that way?
LC:  
I prefer to organize my Salemail by designer rather than retailer. I’m mainly concerned with getting a DVF dress at a great price. Which retailer I buy it from doesn’t matter to me, so long as the price is amazing.

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
LC:  No one uses the phone anymore. If you see a dress featured at the website of one of your favorite stores, but would prefer to buy it in-store so you can try it on first, call that store before driving over there to see if it has your size in stock. So many times people see something online and then they drive to the store to get it without first checking to see if that store even has it. If it doesn’t, you’ve just wasted a trip to the store. Make sure your select store has the item you’re looking for in your size before driving over there. And if it does, ask the associate to hold it at the counter for you.

Laura's personal style


SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
LC:  
Once, my husband and I were out and about, and we had a little too much to drink. And we stopped by the typical Las Vegas tourist shop and bought him a button down shirt with a cocktail print all over it and a matching dress for me. Ordinarily, my husband and I don’t wear matching ensembles, especially ones with a cocktail print all over it. But we thought it would be hilarious. Obviously we don’t wear these clothes out in public, but they do come in handy when someone has a Vegas themed costume party. We call the outfits our Vegas honeymooners look.

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you — after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
LC:  I am “Alice in Wonderland” obsessed. I have a collection of books, toys, artwork and other items that are “Alice in Wonderland” related. My collection is quite complete, but anytime someone comes up with a new “Alice in Wonderland” item, be it a movie or Urban Decay’s makeup set, I have to own it.

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August 8, 2012   No Comments

Summer essentials from 3 sun-lovin’ bloggers

As fast as summer is flying by (August, really?), we’re attempting to slow things down a bit by making a summer essentials bucket list. We’ve asked some of our Trendsetters to help us out and share what items they simply cannot live without during the hottest months of the year.

Jaclyn of Sharing My Sole says, “Maxi Dresses!  I really can’t get enough of my airy, light and flowing maxi dresses for the summer months.  They are perfect for all occassions – Summer cookouts, outdoor concerts, the beach and bridal showers.”

Jaclyn of Sharing My Sole

 

Ria of RiaMichelle.com says, “Most definitely jean shorts/cut offs. They’re the perfect thing to throw on. I’m currently loving a pair from Mink Pink but also have a Wildfox favorite as well. I’m trying to force myself to switch things up on my blog but shorts are just so easy to throw on when it’s over 90 degrees here in Miami on some days.”

Ria of RiaMichelle.com

 

Meggy of Chasing Davies says, “A panama hat, cat-eye sunnies and sunscreen are a must these days. I’m all about staying protected from the sun, white skin and all. My 16-year old self would not approve of this. In addition, a flowy dress and Lime-a-Rita (over crushed ice for a slushy version to really cool me down) are staples.”

Meggy of Chasing Davies

August 6, 2012   No Comments

Trendsetter Spotlight on Stylin’ & Profilin’

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with one of our Trendsetters, Andrea Browne, resident of action-packed Washington D.C. and founder of the urban gal blog, Stylin’ & Profilin’. We got her to spill about her year-round closet staple, some smart shopping tips, and the late-90s fashion fads she used to don (trust us, they seem epic).

Stylin' & Profilin'

Shop It To Me:  How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start?
Andrea Browne:  I’ve been into fashion and writing since a very young age — always reading magazines like Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. What inspired me to start my blog was simply that I couldn’t find any sites that spoke to women like me: A young professional who likes to look nice, but doesn’t want to spend a fortune or waste money on low-budget “fast” fashion. If I’m going to spend my hard-earned money on clothes, shoes and accessories, they need to last even if I’ve gotten them at discounted prices. My goal with S&P is to share fashionable, frugal and quality finds with my readers, as well as discuss current trends and style news, as well as review products that I think would be of interest to them.

Andrea Browne

SITM:  Name one fashion or beauty essential for each season that you can’t live without.
AB:  A fashion essential I can’t live without no matter the season would be trouser pants. They’re a classic wardrobe staple that never go out of style, no matter if it’s spring or winter. You can dress them up or down and still look super sophisticated. A beauty essential that I can’t live without is cocoa butter lip balm. Keeps my lips moisturized without the stickiness of lip gloss.

SITM:  Okay, spill it. Any favorite online stores?
AB:  I shop mostly online and frequently at ASOS.com, NineWest.com, Piperlime.com, Nordstrom.com and Loft.com. There’s usually always a sale of some sort on all of these sites.

SITM:  What determines when you buy full price items vs. when you buy sale items?
AB:  There’s nothing worse than buying something full-price then seeing it on sale for half that amount a few weeks later. This is exactly why I never buy anything that isn’t on sale. If I see something at full-price that I really like, I’ll bookmark it and come back it to a couple weeks later. If it’s on sale by then and my size is still available, then it was meant to be.

SITM:  Now that you can choose to see your Shop It To Me email organized by either retailer, by clothing type or by brand, what method do you prefer/why do you shop that way?
AB:  I’d prefer to see it organized by retailer, simply because there are certain stores I frequent often and some I don’t because of pricing and sizing. If it’s a store I know ahead of time I can’t afford or that I know their clothing doesn’t complement my shape, there’s no point in me clicking on it.

SITM:  How do you normally build an outfit? Walk us through your process.
AB:  When it comes to putting together a look, I usually start with the bottom (skirt, trousers, shorts, etc) and build from there. If it’s a looser fit pant or a full skirt, then my top is likely going to be more form-fitting and vice versa. I accessorize most of my outfits with a statement necklace, bangles/cuff and a cocktail ring.

Andrea's Favorites

1. J.Crew trousers ($49.99) | 2. Urban Outfitters necklace ($34) | 3. Rachel Rachel Roy pumps ($69)

SITM:  We’re all about time-saving here at Shop It To Me. Can you share a time-saving trick that’s part of your daily routine?
AB:  I usually pick out my outfit for the workday the night before and will iron it then, as well. Knocks off about 20-25 minutes from my morning prep, which is precious, precious time for a slow mover.

SITM:  Any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions or a fashion faux pas you want to share?
AB:  Being a teen in the mid- to late-90s, I made some bad, bad fashion choices (but in my head, it was cute at the time). Back then, it was all about bodysuits paired with vests, baggy jeans and two-inch stacked heels — just terrible!

SITM:  Tell us something unique to you — after all, it’s what makes you YOU!
AB:  I never leave the house without a pair of earrings on. I have a short, cropped haircut and feel “naked” without them.

SITM:  Anything else you want to share?
AB:
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August 1, 2012   No Comments