Katy at ModlyChic asked for suggestions via Twitter and received a response from @redheaded with a suggestion to talk about combining office wear with personal style and blogging. Says Katy, "I think it's great, because after all how many times have you looked at a post and thought the blogger was adorable but probably wore the outfit only to take pictures and post to the blog?"
Without further ado...
1. When it comes to outfit posts on your own blog, be honest are they what you actually wore that day?
Absolutely, 90% YES! The only times I'm not wearing the outfit that I post (that other 10%) is when it's from the past, but I always point out when and where the outfit was worn in those cases. Either way, if I took a picture in it, I did actually wear it.
2. For a fashion blogger, working in a corporate environment can be tricky. How do you mesh your day job with your personal style choices?
It's sticky for me. My corporation has some pretty severe guidelines, although thankfully my particular department is just slightly lax on some of them. I do wear brighter colors and more jewelry than is usually allowed. I try to make sure I'm either wearing a blazer, a cardigan, acceptable heels or a longer skirt to make my outfits more office-appropriate. My signature style includes lots of colors (I love finding unexpected color combinations) and belting practically EVERYTHING.
3. When you get dressed in the morning, do you think what should I wear to work or what should I wear for the blog?
This question makes me laugh. Because I totally think in terms of the blog more than anything else! Even on days when I know I won't have time to take pictures or blog, I still think about whether it's something I'd post for the world to see. That's kind of sad. I should get over that and dress more for me.
4. Do professionals you interact with ever make comments about your clothing choices?
Oh yeah, but nothing more than, "Oh, that's cute!" or "I wouldn't have thought to put those colors together." I tend to play it safe a lot (don't want to rock the boat too much, can't really afford to get fired) so there's not a lot of opportunity for people to question my choices. Usually. :)
5. Some bloggers openly admit to wearing outfits only for the blog post. What's your opinion on that?
It's their blog, they can do what they want. If they only want to wear their outfits for pictures, then so be it. Whether or not they actually wear their outfits out somewhere has zero affect on the inspiration that I may or may not glean from it. It's also their life; no one else should be able to dictate what they wear outside of their home. You know, except for like laws and stuff. :)
So there you have it! I'm sorry I'm not the most interesting person with fascinating answers. But I do my best. :)
Don't forget to check out Katy's blog and see what the other bloggers have to say on the subject, too!
Have a great Friday and an AWESOME weekend!