Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Maven: Juanette

Hi Dolls!
So for my very first Monday Maven feature, I was able to chat a bit with Juanette from Fashion Nette-Work and got her insight on blogging, fashion inspiration and more!
I present to you the lovely Juanette:

styledbyU: What made you begin blogging and what motivates you to keep going?
Juanette: I started my blog to generate interest for my styling/personal shopping business but the blog was very "safe" in those days. It started out mainly as fashion advice and photos of looks and trends and then evolved into what it is now, about my style, trials and tribulations. I must admit I enjoy blogging more now that I've found my voice but the time factor is putting a dent in the time that I can devote to blogging.

sbU: What advice would you give rookie bloggers for building a successful
J: Keep at it and be yourself! I would say make your presence known on other blogs and sites to get exposure. I also have a tendency to look over blogs that are too wordy unless it's broken up by photos, so keep it simple. My attention span is short!

sbU: How would you describe your personal style?
J:Hmmmm, I would say ever changing, one day I'm "sexy secretary" and the next I'm "boho chic." But I get stuck in style ruts and feel that I have to shake things up so I try to challenge myself and will shop my closet or think of ways to update my look without breaking the bank. My style is definitely girlie, I love a dress or a skirt! And I wear heels more often than not so people always say that I look "dressed up" but I can be "my kind of casual" and still feel like me.

sbU: Who is your all-time favorite fashion inspiration, living or dead?
J: I'd have to say Tracee Ellis Ross and Solange Knowles are current style inspirations and I sometimes say "WWJennaDo" (Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J. Crew) when I need to think outside of the box. But my all time fave is Willona from Good Times, I covet her style, I would love to have her wardrobe from the show.

sbU: Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't know just by following your blog...
J: Hmmmmmmm, it has to be something that I don't mind sharing, lol! I'm a true Jay-Z fan but I think I've mentioned that a few hundred times already. But I've found most people are surprised that I'm such a fan. But I listen to everyone from Jigga to Esperanza Spalding to Coltrane to John Mayer. I also have a "wicked" sense of humor, I like to fancy myself as witty but in a "OMG I can't believe she said that" kind of way. I definitely try to keep it PG-13 on the blog but odds are I've thought or said something waaaaay worse in real life. I call that being a "realist" lol.

sbU: Will you style my outfit for the day?
J: I like dress #2 with some tights and shoe #8 with belt #7 and paired with a cute blazer.

Thanks for agreeing to be featured as this week's Monday Maven Juanette!
Stay tuned for my outfit post from Juanette's suggestion :)

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