There’s something I must confess:
My actual personal style is unfortunately quite ugly. Seriously – I have no style. I wear whatever and hope that there’s no holes or stains on it. I can sometimes put together an outfit that’s kind of doable, but that’s really only once in a blue moon.
When I write about fashion (again, only in a blue moon), I mostly go with my instincts and hope that they’re right. I can usually tell when things are cute or on trend, but when it comes to personal fashion, I’m pretty hopeless.
Anyhow.. luckily one of my good friends happens to be an amazing fashion editor and stylist – Jennifer Chan! She writes for just about everyone, does on-camera interviews, and also runs her own blog The Fabulous File. Since we’ve been friends, my taste in everything (excluding beauty because I’ve always had awesome beauty tastes – hence this blog) got better. Men, clothes, accessories, and shoes…
or so I thought.
Apparently my interest of the “Little House on the Prairie” meets “Farmer’s Daughter” trend is a big nono. I seriously think these red floral wedges, Selma from JustFab, are cute in a quirky way, but nope, I totally got schooled.
Jennifer: Those are not cute. LOL. Sorry
Me: hahahaha. It’s very little house in the prairie, no?
Jennifer: Its very Farmer’s Daughter went wrong. But why are we living out that theme? No.
Jennifer: I really need you to consider shoes that are versatile, compatible with your lifestyle and reflect your personality. Those are not it. I’m just being brutally honest. You need shoes that will work well within a variety of outfits, especially in NY.
Me: True. I can’t think of a good argument for these shoes.
Jennifer: Thank you. I rest my case.
After looking at it some more, I really have to agree with the fashion expert in this conversation. It’s not like she’s bashing these shoes (or my lack of style) for no reason. On top of it, as I’m moving onward to the next phase of my life, I can’t afford to spend money on shoes just because I find them quirky.
In fact, what Jen says about shoes work for every piece of clothing all of us buy – every piece needs to be versatile, compatible with your lifestyle and reflect your personality. Yes it’s fun to splurge on a funky pair of earrings, but think about it – will that really work with your lifestyle?
Do you agree or disagree with Jen?