Thirty-one Personal Style Favorites

April 4, 2013 § 10 Comments

Hey everyone! It’s birthday week here on the blog so we are doing something different. Instead of my usual Five Friday favorites, I’m sharing my:


It’s a little long, but I hope you don’t mind. Tomorrow is my birthday after all!

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31. My favorite moisturizer is Aveeno. I don’t moisturize enough though.

30. These are my favorite lounge pants. If I didn’t have to get ready, I’d live in them.

29. I am forever obsessed with my mom’s wardrobe from the 70’s. She had impeccable sense of style and hand-sewed a lot of her clothing. Too bad “non-hoarding” runs in the family and I have nothing to show for it.

28. I rarely wear earrings. If I do, they are teeny tiny. That’s because I am trying to keep my earring holes from completely ripping apart. Gross, I know.

27. If I could only choose one outfit to live in for the rest of my life it would be: blacking leggings, a soft tee, a chunky scarf and leopard print flats.

26. Lucky is still one of my favorite go-to magazines for fashion inspiration but these days I look online for style tips more often than not. The Glitter Guide and WhoWhatWear are two of my favorites. Besides all my favorite fashion blogs, of course!

25. To me, a statement necklace is all I need to bring an outfit up a notch. If you look at my jewelry collection, you will mainly find necklaces, a couple of watches and a few random bracelets.

24. I was rocking the “arm party” trend back when I was kindergarten. I wore as many of those rubber bracelets as I could handle on both arms. I thought I was so cool. I wish I had a picture.

23. In fact, when it comes to accessorizing these days, I always follow Ms. Chanel’s rule:



22. I love to go thrift-shopping because you just never know what you may find.



21. I believe in wearing great perfume. I want my family to remember, years from now, my smell. I wear Prada Candy on days I’m feeling fancy and for regular days I wear this one. Don’t laugh, I got mine at Whole Foods, but it’s worth it, I promise.

20. I shop at Forever 21 for trendy pieces like this. Why shell out the big bucks for something you’re not sure you will embrace right away?

19. I’m cautious with trends. I don’t mind looking like everyone else. What I do mind is looking like everyone else ALL THE TIME.

18. I think it’s pretensions to describe my style as effortlessly chic, but that’s what I aim for anyhow.

17.I like to look polished without looking like I’m trying too hard, you know?

16. I think Gwyneth Paltrow nails the polished-but-not-trying-too-hard-look. Maybe it’s because she was the it girl of my high school years. But I love her über cool minimalist style. I even made a special Pinterest board.



15. Red lips. Always and forever. Every woman should give it a try.



14. I shop at Target and Old Navy for good basics like socks, shape underwear and gray t-shirts.

13. Having a bra-fitting is the best thing I’ve ever done for my figure. And then I did it again after having a child. My bras always fit just right and I never feel like I have to spend the day adjusting it.

12.I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t always have one navy , one white and one gray tee in my closet. These are my staples.

11. I believe in always wearing the proper footwear for the proper weather/ and or activity. When I was in college it was cool to wear flip-flops even when it was freezing outside. To me, that was pure nonsense. If my feet are comfortably warm or cool, I’m a happy girl. Wellies and snowboots are a must.

10. Just add flats to any outfit and your instantly chic.

9. Concealer, eyeliner and bronzer: My dynamic trio.

8. When I’m in Turkey I love shopping at Mango, Zara and H&M. I know we have the last two are in the States now, but not anywhere close to me.

7. My style has gone through many phases. I used to be way ‘preppier’, wear way too much color and accessorize way too much. I like this simpler self. It is much more me. I hate feeling like I’m trying to be someone else.

6. On the subject of color. I do believe in finding the right colors that work for you. Mustard should never be worn by anyone ever, and sometimes an all-black ensemble is the best thing a girl can do for herself.

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5. Heather gray is my most favorite. But if I need a pop of color, I go for red or aqua blue. Or bright green.

4. I am my most comfortable when I embrace the island girl in me.



3. I always feel better when I exercise.

2. I always buy good jeans. Always. Always. Always. I live and breathe this rule.

1. But at the end of the day, this is my most favorite style tip of all:


Phew. That was long. And as a birthday gift to me, do share your most favorite personal style tip of all!


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