Style Talk: Interview with Fashion Blogger Simply Raquel Collette

StyleTalk-TitleHappy Monday everyone! Today on Style Talk, we are interviewing Fashion Blogger Raquel, of Simply Raquel Collette! We will be talking about how she got into blogging, fashion advice, and her personal style. To conclude Style Talk, we will feature some of the looks Raquel has created for us using She + Sky items! 

WHAT IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF YOUR BLOG?

On the homepage of my blog I have a tagline…college, color, fashion, fun. I like to think that those four words sum up my blog and a lot of what I post about! My primary focus is fashion, but I also love posting about organization, school tips, beauty, books, and lifestyle topics in general. My blog started as a creative outlet, and that’s what I hope it will always continue to be!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

My favorite thing about blogging is that I get to share my personal style with tons of other girls and women across the world. I love getting input  from other bloggers and reading sweet comments that readers will leave if they love a particular post. It’s so much fun being about to share my viewpoint on style and fashion with my readers and bounce ideas + get inspiration from other bloggers out there.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

I would describe my style as feminine and classic. I love trying out fun new trends, such as tassels and off the shoulder pieces, but always pair them with a classic staple piece. Another huge part of my wardrobe and personal style are color and print. I have never been the one to shy away from a bright hue or pattern, and I think that definitely shows in my photos.

WHAT IS THE BEST FASHION ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

The best fashion advice I have ever received is just to express your own style and not worry about what other people are going to think! I love looking at other bloggers and instagrammers for inspiration, but I try not to get too wrapped up in doing exactly what every one else does. If you don’t like a trend that’s currently all the rage, that’s ok! If you are totally loving something that everyone else is at the moment, that doesn’t mean you are “basic”. Just be yourself, and love what you wear!

FASHION CAN OFTEN BE INFLUENCED BY THE ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN. DESCRIBE HOW IT LOOKS WHERE YOU LIVE AND THE TYPE OF WEATHER YOU EXPERIENCE THERE. DO YOU THINK THIS IMPACTS YOUR STYLE? HOW?

I live in Michigan which is definitely a state known to have some crazy weather! I think the hardest part about being a blogger for me sometimes, is living in a state where the weather is constantly changing…but also one of the most fun parts! I have found that dressing in layers (but cute ones!) in the winter is the way to go. Because I live in a state with all four seasons, it’s fun to do blogposts and see the scenery and my style change throughout the year!

Now that we’ve gotten to know Raquel a little better, lets take a look at some of the looks she has created for us She + Sky items!

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WHICH LOOK DO YOU LOVE? LET US KNOW YOUR FAVORITE IN THE COMMENTS

A huge thank you to Raquel from Simply Raquel Collette for letting us feature her today. We enjoyed getting to know a little more about her and hope you did as well!

Make sure you head on over to Raquel’s blog & social media to see some of her other stunning looks!

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Style Talk: Interview with Fashion Blogger ALEXIISTHERESE

 

title.pngHappy Monday everyone! Today on Style Talk, we’re going to be interviewing Fashion Blogger Alexis, of ALEXIISTHERESE! Not only does she have amazing style, but the photos taken by her husband, Bryan are absolutely captivating! Today we’ll discover what inspires her personal style, her favorite trends and how she got into blogging. Towards the end of the post we will also be featuring some looks Alexis has created for us using She + Sky items! Here’s what she has to say:

HOW DID YOU GET INTO BLOGGING?

I’ve always had such a passion for all things fashion & beauty and I wanted to find a way to express myself creatively. I’ve been following several other blogs/vlogs for years and I was really inspired to do the same! I have to admit, it’s pretty terrifying to put yourself out there, but I am so glad I did.

WHAT IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF YOUR BLOG?

I’m primarily focused on showcasing fashion in unconventional settings. I love expressing my sense of style through creative photographs taken by my husband, Bryan Castillo (@bryanadamc).

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

You can’t really put my style into a box, it’s kind of all over the place. The best way to describe my style is trendy with an edge. I like to follow current trends but I put my own unique, edgy twist to them. Whether it’s adding a sleek leather jacket, suede fringe bootie or a completely backless jumpsuit. Also, I love black. Too much.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FASHION TRENDS AT THE MOMENT?

I absolutely LOVE the athleisure trend that is super hot at the moment. Sporty crop tops with mesh leggings, running shoes, a cap and a leather jacket…doesn’t get any better than that! I hope this trend sticks around for a while because it’s so comfortable!

FASHION CAN OFTEN BE INFLUENCED BY THE ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN. DESCRIBE HOW IT LOOKS WHERE YOU LIVE AND THE TYPE OF WEATHER YOU EXPERIENCE THERE. DO YOU THINK THIS IMPACTS YOUR STYLE? HOW?

I live in the beautiful desert of Tucson, Arizona where 90% of the year it is HOT. The environment definitely impacts my style as we only really have a month or so of wearing coats and boots! Aside from the climate, the desert definitely impacts my style as well. I love to style outfits with a southwestern or bohemian vibe in mind.

 

Take a look at what makes Alexis…well, Alexis! All of the looks she has put together for us incorporate some of our very own She + Sky items!

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WHICH LOOK DO YOU LOVE? LET US KNOW YOUR FAVORITE IN THE COMMENTS

A huge thank you to Alexis from ALEXIISTHERESE, for letting us feature her today. We enjoyed getting to know a little more about her and hope you did as well!

Make sure you head on over to Alexis’s blog & social media to see some of her other stunning looks!

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Style Talk: Interview with Fashion Blogger Lex What Wear

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Happy Friday everyone! Today on Style Talk we are going to be interviewing Fashion Blogger Alex, of Lex What Wear! We absolutely adore her style and the love the way she writes about fashion. We’re going to be discussing her favorite fashion trends, what inspires her style, and how she started blogging. Plus towards the end of this post we will also be featuring some of the stunning outfits Alex has created for us using She + Sky! Now let’s get started with the interview!

How did you get into blogging?

I started blogging 4 years ago, after dreaming up a few big ideas and doing a lot of research. I had a former co-worker start a blog a few months earlier, who looked to me to start a sister blog. At this point, I had already been envisioning using an online platform for all of my creative endeavors. I accepted the offer to take on Lex What Wear as the sister blog to Lou What Wear in the fall of 2012. Lex What Wear was brought to life, incorporating several similar traits as Lou What Wear, but we knew we would create our own unique voice and vision as time went on. Lex What Wear was intended to serve the people of Lexington, KY through style spotting, local spotlight articles, DIY projects, giveaways and personal style posts. While I was able to achieve all of that, as I grew from a recent college graduate to an ambitious fashion inspired young woman, I decided to pack up and move myself and my blog to New York City. Say hello to a world of change. I grew as an individual which in turn, grew Lex What Wear even more than I could have ever imagined. I had the opportunity to work under several successful designers, attend New York Fashion week a number of times, meet and become friends with a group of like-minded fashion bloggers, travel and learn the fashion industry forwards and backwards. It was a game changer in my life, and to this day, allowing Lex What Wear to stay alive during all of this transformation was one of the best choices I have made. It showed the vulnerable side of a brand new beginning and it opened the door to so many new opportunities. It took a back seat for a while, and it ran with full force some of the time. I liked it and then I hated it, but now I love it. It was such an open book for all of the world (or for whoever was reading) to examine, critique, listen and learn from my experiences. It was bananas! Now I’m residing in Nashville, TN and Lex What Wear loves being back in the south. It feels like home, but this city has so much potential and growth, the vibe is strong and inspiring. I’ve had more time to focus on developing my social accounts and learning to change with technology has been fun yet tiring. I have no doubt that I will continue blogging, serving the audience I still have in Lexington and now have in New York City and Nashville, for a long time. As I see it, blogging is very much apart of who I am.

What is the primary focus of your blog?

I blog for personal pleasure as I absolutely love watching my thoughts and ideas come to life in some form or fashion. But I also love the impact it can have. Lex What Wear focuses on personal style, current trends, shopping guides, beauty tips & reviews, and lifestyle hacks. One day I can blog about a new dress I got for the summer and the next I could blog about how to save on your wedding dress. The spectrum is large, but because the market is so oversaturated with bloggers of all kinds, you have to find a way to best reach your audience. I’ve found that presenting a number of topics to my readers, allows them to relate to something. Relating to someone online can be hard but it’s easier when you focus on what matters and who is listening.

What are some of your favorite fashion trends at the moment?

Currently I am a huge fan of frayed denim shorts (duh), any top that has an exaggerated sleeve or bell sleeve, lace up flats or wedges, off the shoulder tops and dresses, gladiator sandals, and fun / kitchy handbags. These things make me smile that’s how much I love them. If I could wear frayed denim shorts every day, I’d obviously do it!

What is your staple clothing item?

Right now my staple item is a jumpsuit or romper. I won’t lie, i’ve been in one every weekend of this summer so far. Which isn’t very long yet, but I love styling this denim romper I have, like a million different ways. Your options are endless and it never looks like you have on that “same ol’ romper” ever! For work, I can’t live without my lace up flats. I literally live in them during the week.

Fashion can often be influenced by the environment we live in. Describe how it looks where you live and the type of weather you experience there. Do you think this impacts your style? How?

I don’t care where you live, weather impacts style 100 percent. When I experienced my first New York winter and my first  New York summer it was like a whole new, very strange world of clothing. In the winter I could be seen looking like a grey Mischelin man walking down the street just so my face didn’t freeze off and in the summer i’d rock a top knot and an easy dress almost daily because of the scorching heat and muggy subway stations. The weather there changed my style enormously. Here in Nashville, it’s pretty hot and cold, literally and figuratively. Now that I get everywhere by car again, it’s a little bit easier to dress for the weather and still look cute. The one thing I love about Nashville style is how undone and very bohemian / rustic it is. Not everywhere you go do you see cowboy boots and a giant hat. The style here is evolving with the growth of the city. I love seeing what both guys and gals have on when we are out on the town here. It’s totally different than anything I expected for Nashville.

 

Now it’s time to take a look at some fashion! These are all looks Alex has created for us incorporating She + Sky items! (If you’d like to know more about a look just click on the picture and it will take you right to Alex’s blog post on the look.)

OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS IN YELLOW

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Read about this look HERE.

LITTLE BLACK FRINGE DRESS

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WHICH LOOK DO YOU LOVE? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS?

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A huge thank you to Alex from Lex What Wear, letting us feature her today. We enjoyed getting to know a little more about her and we hope you did as well.

Make sure you go head on over to Alex’s blog & social media to go see what other fabulous outfits she has created.
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