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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Hi, everyone! I hope this email finds you well!

This week had me thinking a little more deeply about personal style. Since you're familiar with my blog, you probably have an interest in fashion, and I'm going to guess follow a number of fashion accounts whether those be blogs, Instagram accounts, or Pinterest. As we are bombarded with style images from others who are younger, richer, better looking, more popular, afforded better access to brands, gifted merchandise, etc., achieving "style" can seem like this intangible thing just out of reach for our current circumstances. I know I certainly fall victim to thoughts of, "If only I had THAT, I'd be stylish."

So that's why I found two articles (well, one is a video) this week so refreshing. The first is an interview with Emmanuelle Alt (Editor in Chief of Paris Vogue and street style darling) who is known for her chic but simple wardrobe of jeans and t-shirts (as a heavy denim wearer, she's one of my personal style icons). I love her point about wearing items that you're comfortable in vs. what you feel pressure to wear. Easier said than done!

The second is a look at the style evolution of Patti Smith and the trail of style icons she herself emulated before stumbling upon her own style icon status. I found the conclusion "style icons have style icons" refreshing. Every stylish girl you see is trying to dress like her style icon, and that style icon was trying to dress like her style icon. Good style is not spontaneous, but a building of inspiration and emulation of those who came before.

Enjoy!

 

ON THE BLOG

HOW TO WEAR A TIE

 
 
 

A CITY SLICKER IN WINE COUNTRY

 
 
 

HOW TO MIX PRINTS WHEN PRINT-PHOBIC

 
 
 

TWEED BLAZER & SKINNY SCARF

 
 
 

STYLE MUSES

Speaking of style icons, read about who mine are.
 
 

WEEKEND LINKS

Big ol' list of sales and coupon codes for your weekend shopping.
 
 

ON INSTAGRAM

Life lately
 
 

GOOD READS

EMMANUELLE ALT ON STYLE

I love this interview with the impossibly chic Emmanuelle Alt! Her personal style is what I see my wardrobe slowly evolving into, sans her svelte height & Parisian chicness, of course.
 
 

PATTI SMITH: THE UNLIKELY STYLE ICON

One line from this article really resonated with me: "This is the real secret: Style icons have style icons."
 

 
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