FBFF: Jumpsuits, Cape Dresses & Other Nonsense

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1. Since you began blogging do you notice a change in the types of things you gravitate towards while shopping?
Yes!  I’ve been looking at far more skirts and dresses, although I’m not sure if that’s because of blogging or leaving college and developing a more grown up style…

2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from your family and friends? Do they comment on that?
I most definitely dress differently than family and friends, and yes they do comment on it. I’m always more formally dressed (and likely to show up in a dress). I do see family and friends of the family most on holidays though, when I feel as if many people dress a little bit more formally.

3. What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like even if you aren’t bold enough to wear it?
I secretly like…. cape dresses! But yes, I am not bold enough to wear them. I have really broad shoulders and every time I try a cape dress on I feel like a crazed fashionable superhero. This Alex Wang is ridiculously stunning in person and I have no excuse for walking away from it (other than I felt like a crazed fashionable superhero at the time):


(via examiner.com)

4. Looking at current trends – what would you like to try but need to build up the courage to do?
Okay. So. I would really like to have a 70s-inspired wide leg jumpsuit that’s super flowy and an awesome color. With a halter. But as much as I will wear just about anything, I do not know how I feel about wearing a jumpsuit. Pretty much my ideal jumpsuit (M Missoni, Net-a-Porter) is below, expect maybe I’d like it in a vibrant color:

5. Toot someone’s horn – what fashion blogger out there inspires you with her bold fashion choices?
One of my favorite fashion bloggers right now is Barbro Andersen. She doesn’t follow style rules, likes to play with sizing, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never not liked anything she ever wears.

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  1. Anonymous says

    I’m still trying to work out if my obsession with dresses and skirts was the reason I started blogging or came about because of the blogging!! Great post :)

  2. says

    It’s interesting to me how we can change our sense of fashion also with a change in environment or profession. I know that certainly happened to me when I moved to Boston. The college to professional life is another big fashion transition period. Love that you are wearing more skirts and dresses now. – Katy

    • says

      I know exactly what you mean, when I studied abroad in Japan during college I wore tons of dresses and heels for daywear (and so did everyone else). But back in the US I sometimes wore heels to class and I think people thought it was odd!