The end of street style…says who?

Lately I’ve seen several articles that claim that they end of style blogging is near.  Now, normally  I don’t try to dissect people’s articles, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I felt so strongly (and a bit confused) about this one that I had to speak my mind.

For those who don’t know, IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) is a website and community where bloggers can meet, discuss, and support other fashion bloggers.  They often post articles about new and upcoming bloggers, blog related how-to’s, and words of advice for newbies.  However, when they posted an article suggesting that street style blogging is over-saturated and losing its “cool factor,” I was baffled.  I may be wrong, but I would assume that a large amount of their readers and subscribers are street style bloggers.  Suggesting that their love (and possibly career) may be fading away, could seem like a little slap in the face to some people.  Now I may be a little biased because I love street style, and I obviously write a blog that focuses on style in general, so in order to stay somewhat objective, I will point out that I agree with IFB  on a few things:

IFB says that there are countless style blogs out there today, and that number continues to grow.  I concur.  There are many many many more style blogs today than there were even a few years ago, nobody can ignore that fact.  The article also states that trends, especially fashion trends, are cyclical.  Absolutely!  Remember the Chanel clogs from 2010?  Did I just have a 70’s flashback?  Yea, I will admit that I have expressed a lack of admiration for clogs in previous years..but those Chanels were looking pretty good after a while…

With the growing number of style blogs out there, people will have to figure out a way to differentiate their site from others, otherwise risk becoming lost in the sea of style.  But in my opinion (and that’s all this really is, just my own personal ramblings), street style will only become more popular as time goes on.  It may fade for a little while, but will only come back stronger in future years.  Won’t it be cool for future generations, or even our future children and future grandchildren, to be able to look at countless photos of us during our “stylish” years.  They will get to see not only our style, but the style evolution and cycle of so many other “fashionistas” who were kind enough to share themselves with the world.  I only wish that blogs existed back when my grandparents and great-grandparents lived so I could check out street style from a time period that I have only glimpsed at through books, or a few yellowed family photos.

LA Fashion Market 2012

Too much has happened over the past few weeks for me to write about in detail (without going off on random tangents).  So here’s a quick summary: Graduated from college, check.  Made a career choice to open my own retail store, check.  Signed the lease for my new store, check.  Went to LA Fashion Market less than 24 hours after graduating to buy for my store, check.  Currently spending every waking moment on something store related, check check.  And now here’s a few photos that can explain the past few weeks better than I can.

Tassel switch!

Beautiful showrooms, Ocean, Park, etc…

Our lunchtime spot right across the street from the CMC, Nature Leaf Cafe.

Memorial memories

I’ve been struggling to get back to real life after my too-short holiday weekend, but I figure it’s now or never if I want to compile a Memorial weekend photo diary.  My boyfriend and I decided to spend the weekend in Las Vegas, but the 1 hour plane ride that we are so familiar with, turned into a 9 hour car ride (thanks holiday traffic) when our flight was cancelled.  The drive to Las Vegas is really not that bad seeing as how California and Nevada are neighbors, but when you combine normal LA traffic with a holiday, things are about to get messy.  Regardless, I came back with a few items that made the trip well worth the drive.

The beginning of every trip starts with me saying goodbye to this little face, which is one of the hardest things to do.

My view for too many hours…desert…and more desert.

Finally the Las Vegas view we all love.  My view from the Encore Hotel, one of my favorites.

And my favorite part of Las Vegas, hands down…the shopping!  I stared at these Charlotte Olympia shoes for longer than necessary.

While I couldn’t bring those beautiful shoes home, I did pick up some classic nude YSL Tributes.

Now for the trip home…

Finally some ocean.

And a little Memorial Day pool time to finish off the weekend.

Brave bloggers

I frequent many blogs, but without a doubt I almost always gravitate toward personal style blogs.  When a blogger posts his or her outfits on a (nearly) daily basis, it allows me to see how she can manipulate her style with simply her outfit choices.  Not only does she get to express herself through her wardrobe, but she also helps to build a community for other personal style bloggers.  I have to give credit to all of those people who are brave enough to share their personal style, because it can be very intimidating in a society where everyone has strong opinions.  Regardless, I ♥ these brave girls and guys and I wanted to share some of the wonderful personal style blogs that I have recently discovered.

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Rag and Bone…Otra vez.

As much as I have embraced pastel pants for this spring and summer (as you can see here), I still love a great pair of black pants.  Since it gets cool around sunset, I decided to break out my favorite Rag and Bone jeans for a casual dinner date.  These jeans are actually referred to as their “Legging jean” but in my opinion are more like a stretchy cotton twill than denim, which makes them incredibly comfortable.

I’m wearing Rag and Bone jeans of course, Bobi tee, AG denim jacket, Louis Vuitton wedges, and Chanel bag.