I’d just lost a best friend/family member, and needed some time to re-evaluate my life. I took a few weeks off to travel, rest, and re-learn how to “follow my bliss.” From the new inspirations I found, Bubby and Bean was born. When I started the blog, it wasn’t intended to become part of my career or something to which I’d be devoting several hours everyday. I blogged about the things that I love, and focused on a wide variety of things that inspired me. Eventually it became its own entity, and I love it. It’s become my favorite project of all time.
Being able to connect with like-minded people, share ideas, and encourage one another.
There are so many topics I love blogging about, but my favorite is probably a tie between DIY projects and personal style.
It would be hard for me to choose a ‘best’ feature, but my favorite is probably the “My Style” feature where I share my outfits and personal style.
I actually design eco-friendly women’s wear for a living (http://www.mountainsofthemoon.com), so a lot of my fashion ideas come from working in the industry. But many of them also come from thrifting/vintage shopping and even from watching people on the street in my city (Chicago).
Pick a few staple pieces and work around those. Closets that are packed full become overwhelming. Focus on a handful of timeless pieces and change them up by pairing them with different accessories. And don’t worry too much – effortless outfits always look best.
7. What is your favorite fashion accessory?
A simple, elegant necklace.
A printed scarf in neutral colors.
A chic handbag secretly stuffed with juice boxes and diapers.
I’m really loving the tribal prints we’ve been seeing the past few seasons. I also adore titanium grey, which is one of the biggest colors right now.
As I said in number 6, focus on a few key pieces. There’s never a need to own hundreds of pieces of clothing. Also, you’d be surprised at the amazing clothing you can find at thrift stores for fractions of their original prices.
I think you should wear what makes you feel good. I think “age appropriate” is a thing of the past.
16. Would you mind giving us an example of a styled look?
Here’s an example of an easy way to style a simple, solid-colored dress. This dress is a great closet staple that can easily be changed up with the right belt, shoes, and bag!