Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fashion Blogger of the Week

This week I am excited to feature one of my favorite bloggers, Café Fashionista. She always posts fabulous deals, amazing giveaways, splurge alternatives, and info on delicious cafes all over the world. Let's get to know Erika from Café Fashionista a little bit better---


Why did you start blogging?
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. It has always been a dream of mine to have my very own magazine – a periodical that people could read and enjoy on a daily basis. Given the fact that I’m not an heiress (though I wouldn’t mind being one) and didn’t have the funds to start my own magazine on a whim; blogging was the easiest (and most affordable!) alternative. And so Café Fashionista was born.

How would you describe your personal style?
Ever changing. I don’t stick to one particular style; I basically flit from preppy to casual; rocker to bohemian; and everything in between! I dress according to my mood. The one thing that I always stay true to is comfort. If you’re not comfortable with what you’re wearing, it will definitely show – and no one wants to see someone tugging at their clothes uncomfortably all day! Some of my key style staples are dark wash skinny jeans, riding boots, v-neck boyfriend tees, leggings, cardigans, and flippy skirts. I like to stick to basics that can be dressed up or down depending on how you style them, or what accessories you incorporate. In my opinion, basics are big investment pieces because they’re inexpensive but can be worn in a multitude of ways.

If you could raid anyone's closet, who would it be and why?
This changes on an almost daily basis for me; but currently…Olivia Palermo. I find her use of over-the-top accessories to be refreshing. She’s not afraid to pair statement necklaces with tailored shorts on a sunny afternoon; or slip ostentatious cocktail rings onto multiple fingers for brunch in the city. I like that she doesn’t keep her baubles tucked away for evening use only, she wears them with pride at any time or place, forever making her sparkle. I absolutely love it!

Who would you love to give a wardrobe makeover?
No one. I honestly think that people dress to fit their personality; giving them a wardrobe makeover would just stifle their individuality and creativity. I may not agree with a certain look, or like it myself; but…to each his (or her!) own. As long as I’m happy with my wardrobe, that’s really all that matters!

If you could give one fashion tip to anyone, what would it be?
Comfort. When you're not comfortable it shows; and no one looks stylish if they're uncomfortable in what they're wearing.

and now time for some fun QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS---

gold or silver?
gold

heels or flats?
Flats. Though I’ve been obsessed with wedges lately!

vintage or DIY?
vintage

front row or backstage?
backstage

lipstick or lipgloss?
lipgloss


If you haven't yet checked out Café Fashionista, what are you waiting for? Visit today!!!

4 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah! Thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring me, Diane! :)

Leah said...

I love Erika... she is the best! xoxo

Jessica said...

Erika is just so sweet - great gal to feature!

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