ELOQUII: What inspired you to start a blog? Any tips for aspiring bloggers?
Bee: I had a personal Instagram page where I posted my daily outfits, and I found myself sharing where each item was purchased on a regular basis. At the time, I was a senior in college and could not commit to a blog. Once I graduated in December 2013, I silently contemplated starting my blog, and after a major push from my hair stylist/friend I finally committed to blogging. My tip for aspiring bloggers would be to practice consistency. Blogging takes time, and consistency is the key to building a following.
E: How would you describe your personal style, and what has influenced it the most?
B: Thanks for asking about my personal style! My personal style is versatile. I love dressing in vintage and modern pieces while also, repeating pieces to create new looks. I have enjoyed mixing prints, spiked heels, and preppy full skirts. My body type has influenced my personal style. I pride myself on trying to new silhouettes that flatter my pear-shaped figure.
E: We loved your “Mad for Plaid” series in November! Can you share your inspiration and a favorite plaid piece of yours?
B: My “Mad for Plaid” series was persuaded by plaid being the go to print for Autumn and Winter. I decided to pair different plaid pieces that could be worn throughout the seasons. My favorite plaid piece was my ELOQUII coat. I swooned over that coat for weeks and when it first sold out I was heartbroken. Long story short the coat was restocked, and I jumped at the opportunity to own.
E: We at ELOQUII are totally obsessed with holiday trends right now. What are you wearing to your holiday parties? Any outfit advice?
B: This time of the year is my favorite. I enjoy dressing festive. I cannot wait to wear my red full midi skirt, holiday sweaters, faux fur, and metallic pieces. My advice to holiday party goers is to wear your sequin tops/bottoms and throw on your favorite faux fur!
E: If you had to pick one trend to wear for all of 2015, what would it be?
B: My favorite trend that I could wear all of 2015 would definitely be the “all in one”/jumpsuits. I wore my first jumpsuit this past July, and I immediately fell in love. Jumpsuits are the most convenient piece of clothing I own, and the ability to dress a jumpsuit up or down has me sold. I am dying to try the denim on denim trend. Denim on denim is the ultimate casual look, and I cannot wait to try it.
E: What’s been your favorite style moment of 2014?
B: My favorite style moment of 2014 was gaining the confidence to wear my first crop top. In 2013, I bought so many crop tops and never wore them. I wore a bandeau top, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I also felt great to share that experience with my readers.
E: Blogger/vlogger shoutout – who do you love to read/watch & why?
B: The very first blogger I found was PocketsandBows. I have enjoyed the evolution of her style and her ability to try new trends while adding her unique twist. I have gained so much inspiration from The Natural Fashionista; she has inadvertently helped me build my corporate wardrobe around figure flattering pieces. I admire her consistency and her capability to help most women that need help with dressing their body types. This year I found a new favorite to add to my blogger roll, PrettyPlusPep. I love her sophisticated and feminine blog posts. We have similar body types, I purchased my first full midi skirt because her posts.
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