Forever 21 dress worn as a top
ASOS leather circle skirt/skater skirt
Zara leopard print flats
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. :)