inspired by Marlene…

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“I dress for myself. Not for the image, not for the public, not for the fashion, not for men.” – Marlene Dietrich

This quote from Marlene is more relevant these days than it’s ever been. We live in a time when you literally see that marketing push to buy everywhere you look. Not just in your favorite magazines, tv ads or stores, but your favorite social media channels and blogs that you started to follow five years ago because of their originality and unique voice.

Fast fashion is taking over and it’s constantly telling you to spend, spend, spend in emails / ads packaged in a clever way to make you feel like you actually save. Ya know, you really need to add that particular sweater or that cutesy coffee mug to your collection because they’re on a HUGE sale. Grab ’em while you can.  …yeah, right.

I love fashion and I have a “problem” or, as I like to call it, a mild obsession when it comes to clothing. Fashion is inspiration to me. A little island that I can escape to and share my finds and perspective with you. Yet, as a fashion and style blogger I want to inspire you to find your own personal style and stick to it.

Make your style your signature!

Make your look memorable with whatever! Whether it’s the capri style pants, a pair of statement earrings or oxfords. Make it your own. Who cares whether you have the latest and the greatest? The latest and the greatest will oh, so old next month anyway.

Photo by Rick Robillard

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    Great message! I totally agree…be yourself!

  • Blaire Bingham

    Very inspirational! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Great quote. I totally agree! I dress for myself. Clothes have a way of making you feel confident.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://www.passportcouture.com/ Passport Couture

    I completely agree! Wear what feels great to you and you will look great too! Wearing trends only lasts so long, but if you can make something last for a while, you’ll be much happier.
    http://passportcouture.com

  • http://www.jeansandateacup.com Jeans and a Teacup

    Happy New Year! Love this photo of you. And a new year is a great time to re-evalutate how much we spend on clothes and what we want our style to become.

    ~Jessica

    Jeans and a Teacup

  • http://www.nowthatschic.com/ Now That’s Chic

    You look so beautiful!!

    Mischelle

    http://www.nowthatschic.com

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.com Patti

    Gorgeous! The photo and you. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com