I'm so excited to have the adorable and fellow Southern Californian Emily of A Devine Life here on le blog today!
3 words to describe your personal style?
Colorful, Comfortable, Feminine.
How would you style the classic LBD to reflect your personal style?
I would probably add a piece of statement jewelry and a pop of color. Black is classic, but I can’t resist a little something bright!
What is your go-to, never-fail casual outfit? "Formal" outfit?
A sundress and sandals is definitely my casual uniform. It’s comfortable without looking too undone, and it’s perfect for the beach. Which is obviously the most important thing to consider in California. Or anywhere. When I need to get dressed up, pencil skirts and blazers or a structured dress are typically what I reach for. Blazers make everything look fancy, right? Throw on a pair of pumps and it’s time for work! Or fancy play.
How has being a California native influenced your style?
Growing up, my summer attire consisted of a bathing suit, flip-flops, and a sundress (if I had time to grab one). Obviously, I had to wear clothes to school and work. California style tends to be more casual than other major cities, and I’ve especially noticed a lack of black in my wardrobe. I have the staples in black (blazer, pencil skirt, pumps, etc.), but I pretty much only buy it when I need to. The colorful and casual elements of my style definitely come from being a Southern California native! Plus, I love my Rainbows. So much.
In your search to find your own niche in the blogosphere, who has inspired you/sent you in the right direction? Who are your favorite bloggers, and why?
Kendi Skeen of Kendi Everyday was one of the first bloggers I followed, and I still read her blog every day. She has an incredible eye for style, particularly in pairing colors and prints I never would have thought worked. I also love Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies for her creative sense of style, and Anna James of Fash Boulevard for her ability to accessorize. Tieka Dierolf of Selective Potential also has an adorable vintage-inspired style, and her photos are mind-blowing. Seriously, they’re amazing.
My most cringe worthy fashion moment:
Probably the low-cut pants, tight shirt phase in high school. Four inch midriffs were not a great look. I’d show you a picture, but I think I
burned lost them all. I also rocked a
lot of skorts and scrunchies in elementary school, but really, who didn’t?
I feel most myself when I’m wearing:
That’s a tough question! But I think I’d have to say a girly dress with flats or wedges. It’s comfortable, flattering, and put-together. Of course, I love a good pair of skinny jeans too.
See? I told you - adorable! Make sure you head over to A Devine Life to see more of Emily's colorful, girly looks!