Its Blogger Inspired Fashion Week here at What’s More Important Than Fashion? Up first we have the Delightful Inez.
Inez is the Fabulous Blogger behind the site Style Chic 360 and she has a special place in my blogging heart. Inez was the first Blogger I ever connected with. In fact, she was the very first person to leave a comment on my blog when I launched in June of last year!
I like to call Inez “Miss Congeniality” of my Blog Circle. She is so friendly, kind and supportive of fellow Bloggers. She has developed two unique series where she uses her blog to feature fellow bloggers with her Terrifically Titled “Chic Friend Fridays” and her “Certified Chic Clique”. I think those ideas are genius and supportive all at the same time.
But Inez’s creativity doesn’t stop there. She recently partnered up with fellow Detroit Personal Style Blogger Erika and created Fash Detroit, a platform for Detroit fashion bloggers to meet, network and grow with one another. Inez was also featured on Essence.com 's 40 Fab Fashion Bloggers List.
I selected Inez as a Blogger Inspired Fashion Week Honoree because I am a huge lover of her style and I truly admire how gracious and creative she was to find several ways to incorporate other bloggers into her blog on a regular basis. I love the fact that she connected both of the series with her “Chic” brand – smart lady indeed!
I wanted to learn MORE about Inez, so I conducted an interview with her to develop some more insight to the woman behind Style Chic 360 and ½ of Fash Detroit. And I MUST say she is a very well-rounded, fascinating, forward thinking woman. Get into Inez below!
Age: I just turned 29! :)
Full Time Career: Program Records within a graduate school program.
Tell Me and My Readers a little bit about yourself and your background.
I’m Inez from Detroit, MI I’ve been blogging since March of 2011 and I love sharing my style with the world.
How would you describe your signature style?
My signature style is sophisticated sassy-sexy.
How do you go about creating an outfit or look?
Firstly, I always think to myself, where am I going in this, and then I either play off my mood or play off a certain item.
What is your FAVORITE Feature to accentuate?
I would have to say my eyes. I love them and even if I’m not wearing mascara eyes would have to be what I speak with.
Do you have any Fashion Challenges?
I’m busty, so finding shirts and jackets that button and zip and still look flattering is definitely a challenge for me.
What are your FAVORITE places to shop?
Currently, I’m living in the thrift stores, I love the hunt!
Who are your FAVORITE Designers and/or Clothing Brands?
I love Dorothy Perkins it has quickly become a favorite brand for me
Is there a Spring trend that you’re dying to incorporate into your wardrobe?
I would definitely have to say more Color Blocking, I loved this trend so much I can’t get enough. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing pastels this time around.
I literally stalked fashion blogs for pretty long time but never thought of starting my own, until one day I figured it would be therapy for me as I was going through a rough break up at the time, boy am I glad I gave it a shot!
Where do you see your Blog a year from now?
I would love for my blog to be a household name! Hopefully gaining features in the press as well collaborations with brands. I’m reaching big!
Name 3 Bloggers whose style you just live for.
There are soooooooo many bloggers that I absolutely love but since I can only name three:
Prissy of www.rushourfashion.com
Blair of www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
As you know, my blog is geared towards FASHION and FINANCE, so tell me in what ways you combine the two. I am currently on spending freeze and will be putting myself on a budget as far as my shopping goes. I don’t tend to go overboard when it comes to shopping but I would like to definitely only spend on things I need versus what I want right now. Also I’m known to only shop sales, I have to want something really bad if I pay retail price.
What advice would you give to up and coming Fashion Bloggers?
Isn’t Inez great? I'm glad she gave blogging a try as well and I had to laugh at that last response, you are NOT alone with that pet peeve Inez (I don’t like itty bitty pictures either), LOL!! I hope you Dolls are just as inspired as I am by her individual and unique style. If you read my last post, you know that this series is designed to honor the Featured Bloggers with one of their inspirational looks.
Take a look at my recreation of one of Inez’s fierce looks:
So…how did I do? Inez, I hope you like it!
As ALWAYS Dolls…
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