FBFF: Strange Tastes

This week’s FBFF (Fashion Beauty Friend Friday) is all about how blogging has affected our tastes in strange ways. If you’re interested in joining FBFF and you have a style or beauty blog, check out Katy’s blog here.

  1. Since you began blogging, have you noticed a change in the types of things you gravitate toward while shopping?
    Definitely! I find that since I began blogging, I go for bolder prints, colors, shoes, and accessories. I also have found that I love vintage, particularly vintage bags and clutches (something I would have normally found impractical before my blog but that I now incorporate into my wardrobe almost daily).
  2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from your family and friends? Do they comment on that?
    Oh, yes, I definitely dress different from my friends. Since I’m still an undergraduate, a lot of my friends dress in sweats and ratty tees. I prefer to look slightly more polished, and my friends and I like to tease one another about the differences between our tastes. My family dresses pretty well, especially my mom (who is to blame for my thrifting/garage-saling obsession).
  3. What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like, even if you aren’t bold enough to wear it?
    Kim of eat.sleep.wear. recently wore a pair of printed pants, but not just printed pants. Those puppies are loud and bold! I saw a girl on campus a few months ago wearing some similar and secretly thought they were cute. However, pants of that cut and with that print take a certain body type to be able to pull it off well.
  4. Looking at current trends, what would you like to try but need to build up the courage to do?
    One word: neon. If it’s too much, it looks like ‘80s throw-up. But neon is bright and needs to be seen, which means there is a fine line there. I think if I got a bag like Jessica’s, I could work in the neon trend. For now, I’ll just stick with my orange nail polish. 
  5. Toot someone’s horn: what fashion blogger out there inspires you with her bold fashion choice?
    This one is so easy: B.Jones! A girl who can rock a poncho one day, wear a cropped top the next, and then score a thrifted leather jacket is someone you need to follow ASAP. Somehow, she makes even the toughest and strangest trends seem completely appropriate and wearable.