Wednesday, July 17

A shirt as a dress?




shirt: cotton on (similar in jacket form)| dress: thrift store ( similar)| belt: target (similar)| boots: target (similar)| necklace & earrings : thrift store & charlotte russe

Hey! lets face it I'm short! How short you ask? about '5'0 but I lie and say that  I'm '5'1. Whats the  difference you ask? it's not a big difference at all I just really like the sound of '5'1 better. If your going to lie, Lie about your age, your height, and your weight (well ask any woman).  the truth is all short women  secretly wish they were taller.  I would be lying is I said that I love being short all the time, It's a pain when you can't see above others and sometime people think I'm a kid but the truth is if I was taller I wouldn't be able to wear my shirt as dress like I'm doing here. Don't worry guys I'm wearing a dress underneath lol, I'm short not crazy and even though I'm short I still feel really uncomfortable out in public if my clothes are too short, Is that just me? But let me ask this question is your could change your height would you? I don't think I would now but five years ago I would have.

Monday, July 15

Blogger Spotlight! Chelsea & The City






Hi guys I'm back with another blogger spotlight! lets get down to the basics shall we? Her name is Chelsea and she is the writer behind one of my new favorite Life + Style blog's "Chelsea & The City" where she writes and documents her life with her "little family" and her personal style. Speaking about personal style! isn't she stylish?? If you've been along time reader of Style Outlaw then you guys know I'm a huge fan of the simple and effortless style and that's how Chelsea dresses "in my humble option". She has a very classic style with a twist, she always adds a little something different to each outfit. And lets not forget little Miss Lorelai, who is just the cutest plus she has the best style! So about a month ago I emailed Chelsea and asked her a few questions about blogging and about herself and her blog. But before we get into the Q+A here are some facts about her.

Fun Facts
-She's a huge fan of J crew ( but I mean who isn't)
-She loves the Gilmore Girls
-Loves prints ( But pot a dots are her favorite)
-She loves anything gold
-Long walks, loves spending time with Lorelai and Mr. Jackson
-And making Lists

 Q &A with Chelsea & The City

1.How do you describe your style?
I would describe my style as 'ever-evolving'. Lately I've been gravitating towards preppier pieces and embracing color & pattern. There's always room to grow and change your image, that's what I love about fashion!


2.What are some of your closet staples?
Statement necklaces, pointed-toe heels, black and white stripes and dark-wash skinnies are all staple pieces in my wardrobe. And leather leggings! Leather leggings are the perfect solution for chasing a toddler and looking chic at the same time.


3.Who are your style icons and How have they inspired you?
I'm most inspired by other bloggers! Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific, Rachel Parcell from The Pink Peonies and Emily Jackson of Ivory Lane are all daily reads and major style inspirations. I relate most to their style because (unlike celebrity looks) I can actually replicate what I see. Olivia Palermo is fabulous at mixing designer pieces with affordable fashion and I'm obsessed with her style!


4.Who or What inspired you to start a blog?
I started my blog almost 2 years ago, when my daughter was still a newborn, as an outlet to channel all of the creative energy that was building up while I was transitioning into being a stay-at-home mom. I love that Chelsea & The City has turned into a space where I can share everything that strikes my fancy!


5.How has blogging changed your life?
Blogging has allowed me to really honor myself and explore what truly makes me happy. There's a momentum of positivity in my life that's a direct result from spending each day discovering what I love. There's a quote about doing what you love meaning never having to work a day in your life and blogging is something I really love doing.


6.How did you come up with your blog name?
'Chelsea & The City' was more of a gut feeling than a long process to figure out a name. It popped into my head the first time I thought about trying my hand at blogging. The 'Chelsea' part is obviously my name and '& The City' probably comes from my love of Sex and The City. It's funny, as I spend more time recapping each day on my laptop I feel more and more like Carrie Bradshaw!


7. Do you think it's better to have style or be fashionable?
I think "style" is something innate. Whether or not it's what's in fashion at the time, every person has their own style. Discovering what makes you feel and look your best, or your personal style journey, is so much more rewarding and fun than following what designers or magazine editors dictate as "fashionable". This is why I never introduce Chelsea & The City as a 'fashion blog'. I'm definitely a style blogger.


8.Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
Although I consider myself a fairly new blogger (I've only been posting consistently and interacting with my readers since New Years), it's important to know and live your brand. Sit down and really decide what you want for your blog, what you love, what appeals to you visually and then embrace it. The other thing I would urge you to do is really get involved and interact with your readers! Whether you have 10,000 readers or 10, take the time to reply to every comment and let them know how grateful you are for the support. 9 times out of 10 it's the people that I see commenting everyday that keep me going and inspired to blog!  


p.s. I really had a great time talking to Chelsea and I want to thank her for emailing me back and answering my questions and being so nice.I hope you guys enjoyed this post and go check her out on instagram  and on chelseaandthecity go follow her blog! I promise you won't be disappointed. 


Monday, July 1

Define?




 dress: cotton on (similar)| shirt: thrift store| belt: thrift store| boots: target (similar)| bag: thrift store(similar)

Hey, guys I had planned to post this outfit for Friday but didn't get around to it. Why? I have no idea! If you've been reading style outlaw for a while you may or may not notice that my style is kinda all over the places, I mean can anyone really define their personal style?? can you even define personal style at all?? but before I go any further let me give you a little back story....I went to an interview a couple weeks ago and one of the questions I was asked was to define my style. I think I gave her a crazy look because this was a tough question to answer. I mean I think of my self or should I say style like a math formula you can't really define it but you can break it down. So let me break it down for the world (lol) Think of Solange's love of bold and daring 90's prints now add some Nicole Richie's cool yet easy boho feel and slap all that with some of Adam Levine's cool, laid back rocker vibes with a dash of whatever I'm feeling that day. See I don't think personal style should be defined at all we are who we are and that's that. So tell me what do you guys think can you define your own personal style or is it just me?