Friday, April 22, 2011

What Inspires Me

All images are from Just Jared and InStyle. I picked that Kim Kardashian photo because I couldn't believe she was wearing a skirt just like the one I wore the other day!

  1. Which celebrity (celebrities) do you look to for fashion inspiration? I would love my wardrobe to be a mixture of Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Kate Walsh, Zooey Deschanel (I have a feeling she will come up a lot for this question), and a sprinkle of Kim Kardashian (but less black).  And more recently, Kate Middleton.
  2. When it comes to your own personal style, what inspires you?  It used to be fashion magazines, fashon-centric TV shows, or maybe even mannequins in stores; but more these days, it's style blogs and TV.

    The kinds of things I gravitate toward are either really girly and frilly, or polished and sleek.  That's not what style I dress in every day, but those are the styles that catch my eye.  I think I'm a little bit eclectic/erratic in my tastes--the only thing that doesn't really appeal to me is the real tough looks with leather and studs and stuff.  I don't think I'm a very tough looking person.
  3. How do you hope to inspire your readers?  As a mom in the Midwest, I'd like to show people that it's fun to play with trends every once in awhile and that it doesn't have to be scary or expensive.
  4. Outside the realm of fashion, who/what inspires you?  Since I was young, I wanted to be a published author.  I am in awe of people who can actually finish a story and take the next steps toward getting it out there.  I'm especially inspired by fantasy stories because that's the kind of novel I want to write.

    Kind of funny story actually.  I had Nickelodeon on the other day for my daughter to watch, and there was a Barbie movie about fairies on.  I totally got caught up in the plot and was almost inspired to pull out my laptop and start working right then and there.  I didn't, though, as I was busy cleaning the house.  Missed opportunity.
  5. And since Idol is ending... Which songs inspire you? Umm..."You're The Inspiration" by Chicago? I couldn't think of any.
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  1. Style blogs are a great source of inspiration because there are soo many to choose from! You can't help but always get a new idea to try!

    btw: as a fellow fantasy fiction writer, it's never too late to start that book! Once you start, you'll never want to stop! :)

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement, M.J! Getting started is the hard part for me. I just gotta jump in and do it.

  3. You're the meaning in my life.. you're the inspirrrrrraaaaation...

    I agree, style blogs are where it is at for!
    Give studs another chance, Rebecca!!! :)

  4. Hehe, such a good song.

    Now I have two assignments from you. Try thrifting and wear studs. I better get on it!

  5. Hello! I just found your blog - nice to find another Wisconsinite! I love reading about what inspires other people, and I agree with you about style blogs, I love seeing what others are wearing and how they incorporate trends into their wardrobe.

  6. Yay for more Wisconsinites! Thanks for stopping by. I'm following your blog now, too.

  7. Love KAte Middleton!

    Monique xx