This week's Monday Maven is one of the most recent blogs I've come accross. I absolutely LOVE her style... from the color schemes she chooses to the silhouettes she puts together and textures she throws into the mix, this girl's outfit choices are DEAD-ON, straight up droolworthy everytime! Dolls, meet Opal of Opal by Opal!
StyledByU: What made you begin blogging and what motivates you to keep going?Opal: I began blogging because I discovered the vast amount of influence fashion blogs had in regards to the way in which ordinary people viewed and embraced fashion. It allows people to feel unrestricted when it comes to how they outfit themselves. I created my fashion blog to inspire others to set their own standards and express themselves freely without being confined to fit a certain mold. My goal is to see more individuals, as I put it, “over-dressing” for themselves rather than “under-dressing” for society.
SBU: What advice would you give rookie bloggers for building a successful blog? O: I would difinitely advise anyone who has become inspired to start blogging to go in with a humble state of mind. They should have a goal in mind and stay true to themselves and their goal, because in doing so, their authenticity will shine through and they will in turn acquire a loyal fan base who truly appreciate anything they have to say and offer.
SBU: How would you describe your personal style?
O: My personal style varies. It really depends on my mood. Some days my look will be very classic and feminine and other days I’ll dress like a complete “man-repeller.” But I generally like to pair simple pieces together and add a bold accesory or a statement piece that pulls the whole outfit together. One thing that will always be consistent in my style is my love for high heels. I don’t like my heels to be below 5.5 inches even if it’s a struggle to walk in ;)
SBU: Who is your all-time favorite fashion inspiration, living or dead?
O: don’t particularly have one individual who inspires my style. I grab inspirations from different people who’s style grab my attention.
SBU: Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't know just by
following your blog...
O: Something that people generally wouldn’t know just by reading my blog is that I don’t workout at all. Many people believe that I must have one of the healthiest diets but I don’t. I often wake up in the middle of the night and eat all the junk I can find. This bad habit will soon have to go away though. I might double in size if I continue eating the way I do haha.
SBU: Will you style my outfit for the day?
O: Dress # 3, Shoe # 14, with a cute over-sized tote bag and exagerated drop earrings.
Thank you so much for the chance to feature you, Opal!
Check back to see how I wear her suggestion! :)