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Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! I am Jaime, happily married to my college sweetheart and Mom to two awesome boys who are 9 months apart. Maybe someday I’ll explain how that works!
I have entire notebooks filled with ideas for potential blogs posts, especially the scary first post. I agonized for way too long about what to write this very first time, you know… the post that will live here forever as my very first entry... so I just started typing away (with my fingers trembling) and decided on...What Is Personal Style? Is it just fashion? Is it about following trends? Do you have a personal style?
I’ll start by saying that personal style and fashion are two different things. And unless you’re a stylist, you may not know there’s a difference between a career as a Fashion Stylist and one as a Personal Stylist but there is.
I don’t find myself using the word “fashion” a whole lot with my clients because to me it has vibes of being elusive, over-the-top, maybe a little impractical at times. I mean, I do love to “talk fashion” and pour over fashion magazines but it doesn’t feel very relatable does it? The fashion world, to regular ladies like you and me, is more like inspiration and escapism... nothing wrong with that! Fashion week to me feels like a glorious circus full of clothing and shoes we’d never wear in our own towns or with our lifestyles, but if someone invited me to attend… I’d run there in a heartbeat!
But all of that doesn’t translate well into the average woman’s closet, does it? Hey, if you’d like me to help you style a pair of pricey Christian Louboutin spiked heels or an amazingly unique and over-the-top feather skirt, I’ll be happy to do it! As long as it’s true to you.
But mostly “fashion” to me is fun. It’s fantasy, it’s expressive, it can even be inspiring… like an art form. But personal style is all of that fun and all of that inspiration translated into your closet. It’s pulling together the inspiration, knowing what you like, and knowing which pieces make you feel confident and beautiful in your particular lifestyle.