Monday, November 11, 2013

Playful Stripes

Playful Stripes_1 Playful Stripes_2 Playful Stripes_3 Wearing:
Forever 21 dress worn as a top
ASOS leather circle skirt/skater skirt
Zara leopard print flats
Vintage purse
Prada sunglasses
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

Every once and a while, I'll come across an article online that praises a celebrity for their style or sense of fashion (ie Jessica Alba or Taylor Swift).  Usually the written part of these articles are meaningless publicity lures.   The author will throw in a few flattering pictures of the chosen celeb wearing a stylish look.  After looking at the glamorous and yet severely processed outfits of this celebrity, I scroll down to check the comments.  And commenters, without question, will always applaud the celebrity because "she has the best style" and "she always knows what to wear."

This is where it gets misleading.  I don't think these people understand that most celebrities own a personal stylist.  There is a huge difference between having your own personal style and having your own personal stylist.  Whenever I come across articles like that either in magazines or online, I think of blogging.  If you're a fashion blogger, chances are you don't have a personal stylist.  Not that there is anything wrong with having a stylist to call your own.  But I have way more respect for you ladies (and gents) that get up every morning and actually know how to style an outfit...by yourselves!  You are your own stylists.  That is exactly why I love  looking at all of your blogs.  You guys are for real.  You're not airbrushed, photoshopped, professionally shot and processed by the big fashion designers.  You're not being packaged and sold to promote anything.  Well, some of you get paid to promote certain brands, but that's okay!  It's nothing like the commercialized Hollywood type of fashion we're constantly being fed.

Anyway, I hope next time any of you lovely bloggers see a perfectly styled celeb you think of all the hard work that an entire team of people put in to make that outfit work.  And you can smile secretly, knowing that all you needed to get ready today was a little creativity and...yourself. :)

xo  Azu

64 comments:

  1. totally agree with you :) I personally think that the clothes would lost its charm if I had my own personal stylist, would be no fun anymore :)

    love your skirt and whole outfit :)!

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  2. Your outfit is so sweet dear...I love these playful skirts and when combined with black and white stripes it's for me the best combination...

    Have a nice week dear...
    Chadlen
    http://chezmoibychadlen.blogspot.gr/

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  3. I totally agree with you! We are our own stylist, and that's the important point isn't it? I couldn't call my style my style if it's done by someone else, could I?
    Loving this outfit. And loving your sunglasses!!!! You look stunning.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  4. You look so so cool, that leather skirt is perfect :)
    Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!

    http://danadimitras.blogspot.it/

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  5. Being your own stylist is the best. :)
    U r so fit, any tips.. !!!
    Loved your skirt
    Have a great week
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  6. You look fabulous! I love stripes paired with leopard and that skirt is so cute. Well styled!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
    Enter my blog anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a pair of BaubleBar earrings.

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  7. Those leopard flats are so beautiful! Love the Prada shades too! :)

    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

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  8. Beautiful skirt and nice sandals :)
    Kisses, Mrs Vain

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  9. I love the shoes and the skirt is really flattering!

    aclassystateofgrace.blogspot.com

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  10. love this look! you have the longest legs!!! xx


    www.chanichiban.com

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  11. This is gorgeous - your legs look amazing! xx

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  12. Amazing look.... I love every detail!!!!!
    Wonderful legs girl!!!!

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  13. i love ur blog dear!!!

    http://agoniiya.blogspot.com/

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  14. Vero beautiful!
    http://xxxfede.blogspot.it

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  15. thanks for your comment sweety, but i don't see you on my followers list.. i started following already, hope you will follow back
    great outfit by the way
    xoxo,
    http://keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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  16. Amazing look, darling!
    Love the skirt and flats!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. This outfit is so pretty! You look lovely!
    I love your blog and I would love it if we could follow each other!
    I am now following you on GFC, it would be great if you could follow back!
    http://www.stylememoirs.co.uk/

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  18. super!:)) xo
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  19. beautiful skirt dear!
    have a fantastic day :)

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  20. Hi dear, you have such a lovely blog! Maybe we can follow each other on GFC and on the other social networks?! Let me know, i’ll following u back with pleasure :) ♥

    My Blog ♥
    Instagram
    Youtube
    Facebook
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  21. love that look! you have serious killer legs even in flats :) so jealous :)

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  22. Amazing look gorgeous! Love ur skirt! xoxo

    http://theeworld.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. thanks for your nice comment and following!
    I really like your legs! they look so perfect! The skirt is great!

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  24. Amazing look, I've always lovedthe combination of stripes and leopard ;)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  25. Thank you so much for followed me.
    I followed you back via GFC, bloglovin and lookbook, could you please fan me on lookbook?
    Hugs :)

    http://fashionalatic.blogspot.com

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  26. loving the skirts! so parisienne chic
    http://foureyesval.blogspot.com

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  27. Hello Azu!!!!!
    Thanks a lot for your nice comment in my blog and also for your follow!
    I found your blog and like it ))))
    This look is amazing and glamorous, the skirt is fantastic and your have very sexy leggs :)
    Follow you back on GFC and Bloglovin
    Beeing in touch

    http://alissagromova.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hi Azu
    Thank you for your visit and lovely comment!
    You look amazing and your blog is very interesting,
    i really like it :-)
    I follow back on gfc and bloglovin with pleasure!

    We keep in touch,
    xoxo Kira

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  29. You look adorable in that stripes top! I adore your skirt too! ;D

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    http://www.daddysneatness.com

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  30. Gorgeous outfit! Look at those long beautiful legs!

    Rosebud

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  31. Your outfit is really cute. I love everything.
    thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you. :-)

    http://oliveneedspopeye.blogspot.com/2013/11/trend-tartan.html

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  32. Beautiful Azu, you look so gorgeous and not many people could pull off that short skirt and look that awesome ! You have killer legs, I already told you ! I also loved reading your post, and I agree with you, we should be proud of ourselves for being our personal stylist ;) Kisses
    Fashion and Cookies
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  33. I love your skirt!! totally checking them out at asos after this!!

    www.lesley-kim.com

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  34. So glad you mention the celebrity stylists and it's so true. Also, you look so cute and stylish in this post. I have a skirt similar to this and definitely want to try your look.

    xo from San Francisco & Switzerland
    -Dale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

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  35. I love this style I am obsessed with the skirt, I definitely have to get it!

    Love,
    Cherrydunia.blogspot.com

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  36. you look very very good in leather skirt like this, love the combination and the leopard flats, amazing"!

    thx for visiting my blog girl, I follow you now back
    kisses and keep in touch
    http://angeliqueprefers.blogspot.gr/2013/11/leopard-maniac.html#comment-form

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  37. great blog and wonderful photos

    do you want follow each other??

    xoxo

    www.celyneglam.blogspot.com

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  38. Such a gorgeous look! Skirt and striped blouse look amazing together, also lovely shoes!

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  39. You look gorgeous! Adore this look!
    Following back! ;)

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  40. Very pretty outfit and super trendy!

    Lu ❤ www.balgarka.co.uk

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  41. Such a pretty look! I love your skirt! Would you like to follow each other?

    xxx
    http://causeineedit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your support and for your kind comment! Just followed you back via gfc and bloglovin! :)

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  42. Hi this is a cute nice blog honey .....My name is Marie I am a Blogger based in italy and I was wondering if we could follow each other GFC bloglovin
    Let me know I will fllow back as always! Love Marie.
    www.mariezamboli.com
    www.mariezamboli.com

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  43. u looks fab , i loved what u said about being out own stylist !! yeah it's true sweetie ,

    N@NY
    http://artofnanyslife.blogspot.com/

    I HAVE FOLLOWED U WITH GFC & BLOGLOVIN , THANKS FOR UR COMMENT , U R DA BEST

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  44. lovely look ;3 i love this style *-* great skirt ;)
    pozdrawiam
    http://karoraa.blogspot.com/

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  45. Super lovely look. Will you like to follow each other on GFC and Twitter? xoxo
    New Post Fashion Talks

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  46. You look amazing again!

    Thank you for your comment. I follow you back on bloglovin.

    http://laukizia.blogspot.de/

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  47. Absolutely loving all the stripes! This outfit is gorgeous!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  48. So well put together.. I love it!

    http://fabulousperks.blogspot.com

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  49. Hi dear, thanks for comment! I really love this skirt!
    I'm following you too ;)

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  50. Pretty skater skirt!

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.ca/

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  51. That skater skirt is stunning - I need something similar to my wardrobe immediately. I was also drooling over those shoes, so cute! Really beautiful outfit, definitely one of my favourites from you so far. :-) Too bad it's already too freaking cold to use skirts or shoes like those here.

    And I agree with everything you said - I have huge respect for all fashion bloggers, because they really have the creativity to make their outfits work without any help from stylists. It's the best part of blogging - you see real things and true beauty. :-)

    Hope you'll have a great weekend! x

    tarulovesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  52. Super cute. Those flats are adorable. Just wanted to let you know that you still have the "word verification" ON for your comments. Makes it longer and harder for your followers to leave comments. Just wanted to let you know I also had it at the beginning when I started blogging but then a really kind blogger told me about it and I removed it from the comments making it a lot easier for people to comment. :)
    It's really up to you now to keep it or not. Just trying to help. :) It's super easy to remove, I explain it how on my blog in the category blogging tips if you re interested. Some people that that on and don't even know it, like me before.
    Take care
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Claudia-Persi-Personal-Blog/295396037253862

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  53. Love this look! Adorbs. And that's whats lovely about the blogosphere, isn't it? We get to catch everyones quirks and individuality.

    katherinagnes.blogspot.com

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  54. Amazing look!
    You look beautiful!!!

    Hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star

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  55. Hey beautiful. ;) Your have really great blog. So, do you want to follow each other? Let me know, follow me and I will follow you back!

    Have a nice day, your Elizabeth L.

    My blog is here hun... http://elizabethlore.blogspot.cz

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