This is a girl after my own heart. Shelly from GS Lillian Daily DOMINATES print mixing in this amazingly lux-looking outfit. Even better? It's all from Target... Um, I faint. I love it so.
Shelly was also so kind to answer a few questions, mainly I was curious to learn more about how she gets dress int he morning (and therefore channel her creativity):
What is your numero uno inspiration for putting together such creative outfits - if you had to pick just one?
Shelly: Did you mean just two?!? There are really two that carry pretty equal inspiration…J Crew catalogs and other bloggers. I do buy a lot of clothes from J Crew, but mostly I try and put together similar outfits with what I have. As soon as I get a new catalog I start pulling out the outfits I am going to try and replicate, I even find inspiration in the Crew Cuts section! I especially love the way they pull together unexpected color combinations and textures. As for bloggers, I don’t know I ever got dressed before I discovered you guys. Oh yeah, it was yoga pants and tank tops…
(Yes, I meant two, obviously...and I totally do that too with my J.Crew Catalogs. Going to have to pay more attention to the Crew Cuts!)
How do you go about picking out your outfits? Night before, in the morning, in advanced, stock pile of outfits, etc?
In the morning for sure. I would love to be able to pick out things in advance, but I never know what I will want to wear. This is particularly troublesome when travelling, especially when I get somewhere and think, “who the heck packed my suitcase?” I do spend many a night falling asleep while stock piling.
When and why did you start a blog?
I started my blog about 2 years ago because it was something I thought I needed to do for my business. It was very superficial and I really didn’t know what I wanted or was supposed to be doing. As I started reading more blogs I found that I was definitely drawn to blogs that featured real people, real clothes, and real thoughts. Then I kind of pulled it all together, added the jewelry I design, and that’s what my blog is about...mostly.
Where are your favorite places to shop for clothes? Are you a online shopper or in-person kinda lady?
I am definitely an accessory person, but I do like clothes too. So here’s the breakdown for those of you who love math:
40% J Crew-mostly online, mostly pencil skirts and tops, some dresses
40% Target-in store CLEARANCE RACK. I can’t tell you how many amazing $10 dresses and skirts I have found here. I quite honestly stalk this section.
5% GAP/ON/BR-online, usually jeans and pants only because they have a tall section. If I pass by one in person I will check out their clearance racks. Have I mentioned I love a good deal?!
5% other-Anthro, H&M, etc. This usually happens when another blogger features something I can’t live without. I rarely venture out beyond the stores above for clothes.
(Love math, love the breakdown. I'm going to have to start paying more attention to Target Clearance racks!)
What Fall trend are you currently loving/plan to love once the weather behaves?
Oh gosh, can I have one of everything?!?
Saturated colors, healed loafers (which I already bought), and colorful pumps. Oh, and one more thing, I have no idea if it’s a trend, but I am dying for some over the knee NAVY boots. DYING. I even bribed my readers with jewelry if they helped me find them!! But, since I can’t find them anywhere, it might just be me…
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