Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fan Spotlight: Swan from New York

Dear Diary,
Starting a fashion diary and putting my face on the web was a huge risk to take. While I truly enjoy sharing my passion for clothes with the world, I couldn’t help but wonder… is anyone out there reading this (other than my beloved friends and family of course)?

However, something magical is happening. Fan messages! So in today’s special entry, I would like to feature this stylish New Yorker fan!

Dear FrillsandRuffles,
Why is fashion so fleeting? Wasn’t it only yesterday that I was rockin’ low-rise jeans? Now they’re in my closet, hidden behind Juicy Couture tracksuits and ruffled mini-skirts . Inspired by your recent Closet Raid, I decided to dig into my closet to create a fresh new work look with clothes from the past decade.

I started off my challenge with a pastel green skirt. Even when it was trendy, it was difficult to find the right occasion to wear it. Wearing it to work? Quelle horror! I knew I would need to pair it with a conservative top but it didn’t quite work with a button-down shirt. It did, however, match a blue off-the-shoulder top. Having seen great uses of blazers on your site, I quickly turned a casual outfit into corporate appropriate attire by adding a black blazer. I updated the style by rolling the sleeves up. To complete the outfit and inject some conservatism, I added gold bangles with charms from H&M, Charles David slingbacks and a Chanel clutch. Utilizing the key themes from your blog- accessorize and colorize, I managed to produce an outfit that’s far more interesting than my usual black and white work uniform. The best part? It didn’t cost a cent! Thanks FrillsandRuffles! Keep up the good work. I look forward to stealing more ideas!

Heart Swan

Oh Swan, bravo for embracing colors! The pastel skirt is both delicious and refreshing like a summer Mojito! Swan you are true to the spirit of FrillsandRuffles! I’m so glad you were able to find new life for clothes that you thought were once out of fashion!

Nothing makes me happier than to hear that I am making a difference in people’s lives. So to all the fans out there, I heart you too!

If I have inspired you in any way, I would love to hear from you!

1 comment :

Yvo said...

That is something I need to do but have no clue where to even start! Great job Swan, and love the pics :)

I'm going to have to dig through your site for some inspiration of my own, Ms. Frills and Ruffles! :)

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