Thursday, March 3, 2011

personal style, defined: uptown vs. downtown!

Welcome back to another installment of personal style, defined!  This is how it goes down... I explore the fashion half of personal style and Jackie takes a look at interiors. We make a pretty rad duo... if I (we) do say so ourselves.

Today we are pitting uptown versus downtown in a good old East coast style showdown.  It's almost impossible for me to compare uptown and downtown without thinking of my favorite gals Charlotte and Carrie. Do they not embody both ends of the spectrums perfectly? I cheated a bit and thought of both of them as I put together these outfits today.

First let's look at downtown.  It's edgy and chic, need I say more?



Next up... is uptown.  It's always classic and a touch preppy.  Just like so:



So sound off!  What style do you tend towards? Uptown or downtown? I have to say, I relate to both... I love the edgy-ness of the downtown look but I do love the simplicity and ease of the uptown look as well. I'm curious to hear your thoughts!

Then head on over to Jackie's blog to take a look at her uptown/downtown interiors!

10 comments:

K said...

I was just looking at the Old Navy polka-dot scarf & thinking participating in Everbody, Everywear this month.

Lindsey said...

I like both as well. I'm loving, aboslutely loving that romper look. If only I had the legs to pull that off.

Carrie said...

I am definitely uptown. Classic.





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Jackie said...

We do make a pretty rad duo don't we ;)

Love these looks, I would say I'm mostly downtown, but with a dash of uptown. I would wear that whole first look right this second. I even ordered similar red wedges from uo, but had to return them because they were too big. They didn't have half sizes and I was afraid a whole size down would be too small so no red canvas wedges for me. Bummer.

Mommyblogger said...

Hmm...I think I'm a mix of both. My style changes with my mood :)

Kayla said...

I'm a decent mix of both I think but in the end I'm always a little more downtown than uptown.

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Sarah said...

I would say I lean more towards uptown but with a hint of down...

My Heart Blogged said...

I love both. There are my days I want to be classic, and chic. Then sometimes I want to be bold, and stand out.
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Nicole said...

haha...so funny. I always say I am a "Charlotte"...often I want to be a Carrie but my natural style just gravitates towards a Charlotte look...love what you have here!

Taunya said...

I think I definitely lean towards the uptown, but appreciate the adventurous nature of the downtown girl!


 

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