Tuesday, February 23, 2010

personal style, defined: Romantic!

I am so excited to start a new feature here on good life for less in partnership with Jackie of Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle called "personal style, defined"... I'll put a new button in the sidebar for it soon. Last week when I discussed personal style in this post it seemed to strike a chord with many readers.


What is personal style?
What is YOUR personal style?
Should personal style be changing or evolving?
How can defining personal style help while shopping for yourself or your home?

I hope to answer a lot of these questions and more with this feature! I will be covering the "fashion" portion of personal style and Jackie will be covering inspiring interiors ('cuz that's her thang!).

The first "personal style" we are tackling is "romantic". Many people want an Anthropologie look to their clothing without the hefty price tags. If you tend towards JCrew, Anthropologie, Free People or ruffles, layers, details and feminine silhouettes... then "romantic" is for you!

Many of you may find that you are a mix of a couple different styles... I know I often do, depending on my mood or the setting. So follow along and find your combo!

(1. Floral Neck Tank, Charlotte Ruche, $14 2. Madras Scarf, Gap, $24.50 3. Multi-Stone Cluster Ring, Urban Outfitters, $24 4. Crochet Cardigan, Forever 21, $19.80 5. Printed Square Neck Dress, Old Navy, $19.99 6. Cuffed Sailor Pants, Old Navy, $19 7. Wide Waist Band Short, Forever 21, $19.90)

Now let's bring these items together to complete the look:

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

So do you relate to the "romantic" style? If not, what other styles would you like featured? Speak up!

And don't forget to head over to Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle to check out Jackie's "romantic" interiors!


The VanderPloeg's said...

Jill- super idea! I love these romantic pieces you put together, and can see myself trying to incorporate them more into "my style" to spruce it up a bit, and add femininity. Right now, I'd say I dress more natural?? is that a category? simple plain basics is what i usually wear, and when i go out, try to put in one piece of flare like fun earrings, bright shoes, or some other accessory.

Kristi said...

Great idea!
I definitely relate to the romantic style! I love that dress!

My name is Erin. said...

I love this idea. I've been following SPPN for a while now and it looks like I'll need to add you to my list. : )

I LOVE the first outfit with the sailor pants. And the adorable dress with the ankle boots is perfection! Both outfits are even better for me, because I work for Gap, inc. and get a discount at Old Navy!!! As if it needed to be discounted any more.

My style is more classic for work and bohemian for casual days and some days the two styles overlap. But after your great examples, maybe I could throw in a little romance here and there. : )

sara said...

Oh I love this! I can't wait to see all the other styles you come up with.

Little Miss Southern said...

These outfits look GREAT!

Jackie said...

You know, I've never considered myself a "romantic", but after creating my post and seeing yours I think I am changing my mind! Would be fun to add a bit more femininity to my life! This is so fun!

Ashley said...

Love this idea! I've been thinking a lot about what I really want my personal style to be, so this will be both helpful in both fashion and home.

I never thought I was a romantic, but I really love these pieces!

karen said...

I will love you forever and ever if you can find romantic Anthro inspired pieces at a lower cost. The older I get the more "grown-up" I feel with a feminine silhouette...lacy, flirty...But, I also love the laid back, distressed jeans & t's, but without the "I am trying to look like a highschooler". I think that many of your "outfit" posts show just that. Thanks!


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