Good morning everyone.
B & B is again open for business and I'm so happy to be back...I missed youz guys!
To start things off again, I'm so happy to welcome the fabulous writer of Ashley Nicole Catherine here today.
Ashley's blog is one that I absolutely just love to look at....she has a gorgeous feminine style that so speaks to my aesthetic.
Her posts are always visually stunning and feature a beautiful display of fashion and design....trust me, each and every post is just entirely too pretty.
So with that, please welcome Ashley here today- as you'll soon see, her style is a blissful mix of pure loveliness.
hi, everyone! i am honored christine asked me to take part in her "style in seven" series! i've been a longtime fan of christine's blog and this series in particular and i'm excited to share a bit about my personal style. to me, style is more than fashion and design - it reflects personality and a person's worldview. i had fun thinking through how to describe my style seven ways and hope you enjoy!
1. feminine frills
a girly-girl from the start, my mother can attest to how i used to cry when she wouldn't let me wear dresses (in the middle of winter) and as i've gotten older, that aesthetic has turned into a love for designers like erin fetherston, jenny packham and elie saab.
i suppose you could say i've "always had an eye for things that glittered." glittering, sparkling things make me smile, whether it's a handbag or the eiffel tower at night.
3. the chesterfield
dance has always been a big part of my life. i am drawn to the beauty of the movement and lines, especially in ballet, and find it to be the most beautiful expression of emotion.
there is so much to learn and understand about the human condition and interpersonal relationships through great fiction and there is nothing quite like getting lost in a good book. and i literally mean a book - leafing through the pages, reading the printed word. it's an art form and the purist and romantic in me will never give up physical books, kindles and nooks be darned!
my day-to-day style is mostly dominated by staples - the investment pieces that work year after year and with most outfits. give me a classic bag any day over this season's "hottest" accessory.
despite the inevitable heartbreaks in life, i try to appreciate the beauty around me - love, a child's laugh, a sunset. maybe that sounds trite, but i've been on the other end before and it's no fun! life is so much fuller and richer when you can find joy and celebrate the good things in life.
thanks again, christine, and hope to see a few new faces over at ashley nicole catherine!
I love how introspective/reflective this post was...exactly the kind of 'blogger style scoop' I was hoping for when I came up with the series...thank you Ashley!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone- again, I'm so so happy to be back and thank you for all of you kind words and support...I had a really hard week and reading your comments and well wishes really did make it better- I know I've said it before but it's so true...the friendships I've made through the pages of B&B are really such an absolute gift...I love you all like crazy.