Call Of The Styled

10:30 AM

I am often asked "why outfit photos?" It is beyond evident that I am no fashion blogger, I am not a model, nor do I follow all of the trends out there. I honestly just feel that most of the time sometimes, life can be pretty demanding and stressful, and people are always focusing on what they haven't accomplished in a day: "I didn't get my workout in! Why haven't I taken my car in for an oil change yet? I need to bake cookies for my kid's bake sale this week!" and so on and so forth (don't worry, I am the queen of this, I am not above feeling guilty). 

Therefore, I am a firm believer in celebrating the little things. For instance: Putting together an outfit that I like. I love remixing my favorite items, getting the most out of my clothing. etc. I feel that no matter what I haven't gotten accomplished that day, at least I got out of bed, dressed myself, and took some pride in how I looked.  I am also a huge fan of Polyvore, because it is like window shopping for outfits. 

Call Of The Styled
When Modcloth asked me to create a Polyvore set around the "Call of the Styled" coat, I was happy to oblige. The coat is cute and vintage-inspired, not to mention it looks like something from a story book. I decided to style it as if an IRL little red (blue?) ridding hood would have worn it, traipsing through the woods, probably with her camera in tow to take some cute outfit photos, *wink wink* did you see what I did there? 

Links to everything in the set:

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14 Musings

  1. I love the dress you picked out to go with the coat! And also the bag! Polyvore is so much fun, I should use it more!

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  2. There's a distinction (possibly entirely in my head) between a fashion blogger and a personal style blogger. Of course, there are people that are anywhere on the gradient in between.

    A fashion blogger is one who posts on trends, designers, or current styles, maybe fashion shows. That person may also wear a lot of current styles or shop for new things often.

    A personal style blogger is one who posts articles more about her or his life and outfits that are individual style, not influenced as much by trends.

    Again, pretty arbitrary and a spectrum rather than a binary, but you are definitely in my mind a style blogger, among other types of blogger.

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  3. Been love using polyvore! This is a great inspiration board. Definitely matches up to your style. :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  4. Love polyvore!! You put together an amazing board! Great job, lady!! Love your picks! Sooooo cute!

    xo
    Rachel

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  5. New reader here; Ally's blog sent me over here with her Bloggy Awards. I love this sentiment! It's a great way to "justify" outfit blogging to folks who just don't get it. (I encounter that a lot--it seems like some people just don't understand the appeal of taking pics of the clothes you wear, haha!)

    Anyway, looking forward to becoming an avid follower :)

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  6. I like your style. No secret there. Whenever you show us clothes you would or are wearing, I take notes. I enjoy seeing those creations and learn from them.

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  7. That's a really cute outfit! Lovely coat and dress! I love the accessories. Great job Sara!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. i love how you phrase it...putting an outfit together is a small accomplishment! i love your set...that coat is so cute.

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  9. You are perfect for MODCLOTH. I think you should be on their site.

    You are a real "New Girl" in life..living.

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  10. Such a great post. I'm glad you celebrate the little things!

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  11. Love your set! Such sweet details. & I do love your style too!

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  12. This look is so cute, Sara; and I LOVE that coat - it makes me think of Little Red Riding Hood!!

    xx

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  13. I love real style. Blue Collar Catwalk was one of my fave blogs when I was first starting out (along with yours of course) because it was REAL girl REAL life REAL budget.

    How awesome that MC asked you to do this. Do you get free stuff now? Totally deserve it :)

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Talk nerdy to me.