The basis of everything

When I stepped into the fashion world, I subscribed to thinking beauty was an idea that I had to look a certain way, weigh a certain number, and acceptance was woven into that thinking. Being loved was accepted on the outside, preferably with a boyfriend in tow. Continue reading

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5 Ways to be Snug and Stylish

5 Ways to be Snug and Stylish

Wondering how to express your personal style when in actuality, you have become one with a blanket? Good news, it’s totally doable. Check out a few of our favorite ways to put on your coziest armor to brave the cold while being your fabulous fashionista self!

Layer It.

Wear fun tights under your fave ripped jeans! I know what you’re thinking, really… tights? Yes, yes, tights. Pair a fun color with a looser fitting jean you adore. I like wearing whitewashed, loose boyfriend jeans with a fun flavor tight, like leopard print. Hot pink or yellow would be fun too. For extra heat, I add socks under heeled booties and my feet are cozy and ready for airtime!

Personal Flair.

The cutest knit hatThese special earmuffs. Fingerless gloves. Add a special pop to make yourself stand out, in the warmest possible way.

Mens Flannel.

Cozy, simple, adaptable – what’s not to love?   I discovered this shirt shopping for my brother and realized it was actually meant for me. Nothing against womens flannel, there’s something about the fit and cozy factor of menswear that just gets the job done.  [Future boyfriend, you have been warned!]

Side note: In a perfect world, all clothes would be tailored just for us. Instead, we live on earth, where most of the time, we find our clothes by labels and sizing.  What I love about fashion is the freedom and unique expression it ignites. Being put in a box by labels, norms, gender, expectations is not my idea of fun.  Up for a challenge? Shop somewhere that you normally wouldn’t. Try the opposite side of the store just to see what it’s like! You might even find a better deal.

Fashion is like a snowflake-full of unique possibilities. Be the snowflake! Or as Moira Rose would say, ‘Be the snowball!’

Boot Legged.

Rock some over the knee boots. My personal fave is gray or black. optional: wedge heel. Style plus extra warmth. You can go for fitted or looser, firmer fabric-we’re a form of the latter.

Day + Evening Coat:

a. Day Coat: Peacoat or fitted bubble coat! Rock a classic peacoat or bubble coat that you love day to day. Check out our color recommendations from our last post if you aren’t sure on colors.

b. Evening Coat: You can absolutely turn your peacoat into a night on the town coat. It’s all about how you style it. However, if you are looking for a different night look, go for a color you don’t normally wear, longer length and one that still shows your gorgeous figure. Some of our faves were coats found at consignment, vintage or used clothing stores.

Have a fave wintery chic go to? We’d love to hear! Let us know @fashionstoppe and tag us in your post!

As always, thanks for breezing by, fashionistas!
Until next time,
xoxo FS

 

Why Fear is the Worst.com in Fashion and Life

When my photographer friend, Jason, said he was breezing through town and asked if I was free to meet up and shoot, I said oh em gee, YAS!  On our shoot, Jason asked me Continue reading

What’s Your Style?! Quiz!

Want to know what your clothes are saying about you? Find out here. We think you’ll like what they are saying between the threads.

Take our 10 question What’s Your Style?! Quiz! below.

How it works:

1.) Track your answers
2.) Submit them in the poll below
3.) Receive your answer in 24 hours 🙂
4.) Enjoy your newfound fashion knowledge all over town!

Begin Quiz!
1. What color are your nails?
a. lilac
b. french mani
c. designs, hello!
d. a blank slate
e. black tips, white polish
f. i’m just glad i have nails.

2. You roll out of bed on a Saturday morning. What shirt do you throw on?
a. a nice button down
b. my fave, comfy tee
c. a shirt that could pose as a dress. a fashion conundrum.
d. something with a bendo
e. a ripped Ramones shirt
f. nada.

3. What clothing store would you most likely have a credit card?
a. REI
b. Asos
c. The Limited
d. the latest boutique
e. credit cards are for the birds. you can find me at the thrift shop with Macklemore
f. Urban Outfitters

4. You’re heading out of town. What three essentials MUST you pack?
a. hair product, extra credit cards, school ring
b. special boots, a jacket with secret pockets, airplane bottles
c. a map, a Jack Kerouac novel, and your trusty Indonesian cigarettes
d. lip gloss, backup nail polish and shades
e. throwover purse, a dress that can be worn 8 ways, and a spritze of perfume
f. UNO cards, a guitar and your fave hat

5. For Halloween, you are thinking of being…
a. Too soon!
b. Beyonce
c. Michael Scott
d. a political figure
e. yourself
f. a piece of art
g. none of these

you’re halfway there!

6. How do you feel about dry cleaners?
a. the same way Ron Swanson feels about government. Pointless and a waste of money.
b. essential
c. i’m not allowed back
d. only for crucial pieces
e. loath entirely
f. i prefer non chemical cleaning

7. How would you describe your accessories?
a. meaningful pieces with lots of color.
b. a few basic necessities
c. antique inspired pieces
d. tennis bracelets
e. jewelry hinders my inner zen
f. variety and sparkle

8. “Redline Clearance” makes you want to…
a. Call your BFF and hit the stores!
b. casually check it out. nbd.
c. run for the hills. or beach.
d. journal about something (anything) else

9. What shoes are you wearing on a random Tuesday?
a. Toms
b. flats
c. trusty sneaks
d. boots
e. heels
f. canvas shoes
g. flops

10. Your friends describe your style as…
a. “unique”
b. “comfortable, ready for anything”
c. “romantic”
d. “classic, put together”
e. “a little scary, but cool”
f. “runway ready”

Yay! Thank you for taking our What’s Your Style?! Quiz!

Please submit your answers in the form below. You will receive your style synopsis within 24 hours! Happy styling.

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