Style-Blogger

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Someone told me my outfit reminded them of Audrey Hepburn and I MELTED. There really isn’t a more flattering thing you can say! When people compliment me, it used to make me shy and I would just laugh sheepishly, but then I learned to be gracious and now I feel genuinely grateful that they stopped to talk with me.

Lesson: Don’t be afraid of people staring at you because you stand out! Standing out is a GOOD thing.


Photos by Chris Smart [ csmartfx​ ] - You need to check out his sharp street style photography. Now.

My dress is from Chicwish, but shop a similar look below: Ivanka Trump Pumps | Floppy hat | ASOS Floral Midi Dress | Vivetta floral brocade dress | Adrianna Papell Midi Floral Dress | Shoshanna MIDNIGHT Midi Dress 

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New post - Styling in the summer time can be a bit tricky, the weather is scorching and to be honest clothing is the last thing we all want on our bodies. With that being said it really doesn’t not leave many options for us men if we don’ t want to pass out from heat stroke. But like anything in life there is way around it. These are 3 basic ways your style can win this summer and manage the heat.

Summer Suit

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Posing in Vintage

Get to know girl who loves mixing modern and vintage

With a fascination in personal style, Vancouver-based blogger, Jasmine, started Posing in Vintage as a way to express herself and document her journey in the world of fashion. Heavily influenced by vintage clothing, she loves thrifting and combining her finds with modern pieces. Currently balancing her life as a stylist and blogger, her blog provides helpful styling tips as well as beauty. To learn more about Jasmine’s lifestyle, read our interview below. 

1. What inspired you to start your own blog?

My boyfriend started to document some of my outfits with his new camera. I was enamored with how the photos turned out, so I started to capture them on a more regular basis.  

2. Who or what influences your style?

Everyday life and my surroundings influence my style. I draw inspiration from buildings, to plants, to people

3. What’s your daily blogging routine? 

I formulate the outfit in my mind, capture the outfit and frame words around it.

4. What’s the greatest advice you’ve ever been given?

If you want to take blogging seriously, set a schedule.

5. What are your go-to brands?

I wouldn’t say I have any really. I am more into tailoring and cuts. But I am drawn to vintage Chanel, but then again, who isn’t?

6. What three things are on your wish list this season?

Albo Booties

Asilio Over the Love Coat

Lounge and Clear Jacket

7. What trend would you never try?

Birkenstocks.

8. Do you have any exciting projects coming up?

I will be launching a collaboration with my revived vintage jewelry line, Mirror Mirror Bijoux. 

9. What are your long-term goals for your blog?

I would like for it to grow into reference guide, showing how to pair vintage items with modern items, where to get them and how to find them.

10. Do you have any tips for aspiring bloggers?

Do what you love and be consistent.

For more about Jasmine, check out her blog Posing in Vintage and make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Fading Light

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Today I finished my last final of the semester, which means tomorrow I leave NYC for six months! In honor of this departure some friends and I participated in the most touristy dinner ever and hung around midtown. Earlier this week, Monika and I wandered around her neighborhood in Brooklyn and took some photos along the way. I can’t think of a better set of photos to post on my final night in New York than these ones. The light was fading while we walked, which lead to some very, very cool lighting. I’ve been absolutely living in the Double Canvas Varsity jacket from Oak and highly recommend if anyone’s looking for a staple piece for multiple seasons. It’s heavy enough to withstand winter temps when paired with thicker sweaters, but still light enough for fall and early spring over light layers. Hopefully my posts will become more regular over break and I’ll be able to share a ton of my favorite winter outfits with you bbs soon. Happy Holidays!! XOXO

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jacket  oak nyc • pants  rag & bone • sweater  h&m • shirt urban outfitters

shoes urban outfitters • bag coach

photos by the ever lovely: Monika

Love and Ace

Meet the not-so-average style blogger

Kat Chang, the L.A.-turned-Boston local behind Love and Ace, calls her blog a “semi-personal fashion blog,” for its mix of personal outfits and exclusive interviews with local, up-and-coming artists and designers. Unlike most mainstream bloggers, she highlights her own inspirations, giving readers a glimpse into the lives of real people who are pursuing their passions. She also shares her own style - feminine with an edgy twist - and teaches her followers how to wear high-end pieces with affordable basics.

With a background in public relations, Kat’s blogging “hobby” may very well segue into an editorial career, one of her ultimate goals for the future. For more on the blogger’s inspirations and personal style, read our chat with her below.

Kat of Love and Ace in an all-white ensemble.

What inspired you to start your own blog?

I started my blog two years ago. I was working at an e-commerce company and part of my job was interviewing indie designers for the email newsletter. From that, I was inspired to start a blog that revolved around sharing the stories of these up-and-coming designers. After some brainstorming, I added outfit posts into the mix. That’s why I call my blog a “semi-personal” fashion blog - a mix of my own personal style and interviews with designers.

Who or what influences your style?

So cliché but definitely my mom - her style is classic and timeless and I still go to her for advice on how to style certain pieces! I also get a lot of inspiration from reading magazines and other fashion blogs!

Kat hanging out in her new Boston apartment.

What’s your daily blogging routine?

Since blogging is more of a hobby for me, I don’t stick to much of a routine. However I’m definitely always on Instagram - it’s such a fun community and I’m always on the lookout for new designers to feature.

What’s the greatest advice you’ve ever been given?

The greatest blogging advice I’ve ever been given is to interact with the blogging/fashion community! It’s important to support other bloggers.

What are your go-to brands?

Amber Kekich-Purling, the designer of L.A. based AGAIN, has such an eye for texture and shapes. I’m also a huge fan of Odylyne, another L.A. brand that has the most gorgeous dreamy dresses. I recently interviewed the designer of a Portland based bag company called Primecut - and I’m looking to add one of her gorgeous cowhide bags into my collection!

What 3 things are on your wish list this season?

Wide Brim Fedora in Natural Blend

Free People Cape - Sleeveless

Dr. Martens Bethan Shoe

What trend would you never try?

I’ve been seeing a lot of over the knee boots and I absolutely love the way they look on other people but I know it won’t be a good look on me - I’m too short for it!

Do you have any exciting projects coming up?

I recently moved to Boston from L.A. (such a change!) and I’m excited about the new and different opportunities that my new city has to offer… so stay tuned!

What are your long-term goals for your blog?

I’d love to be able to use this blogging experience as a stepping stone for an opportunity in the editorial world!

Do you have any tips for aspiring bloggers?

The most important thing about blogging is making sure to update your blog regularly so your readers will keep coming back.

For more about Kat, check out her blog Love and Ace, and make sure you’re following her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”  -Coco Chanel

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute.  It is the perfect harmony.”  -Coco Chanel

Today’s outfit is 100% inspired by the first lady of style, Coco Chanel.  Though I sadly, do not own a single Chanel piece I have often taken my cues from Chanel.

I grew up watching Fashion Television, which had a huge impact on me.  I love the art that comes with design and styling.  I think growing up and constantly looking at high fashion has trickled down into how I now dress, even on my low budget fashion level.

This look is simple, but I adhered to Coco’s famous advice and took off an item before shooting  today’s look.   I also find much comfort in black & white outfits.  I think they can speak so loudly, even with the absence of a bright colour.

outfit details & link to tea cups on margotmeanie.com

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