December 27, 2011

my favorite fashionistas

In the spirit of the holiday season, I thought it would be fitting to share a little link love and mention a few of my favorite fashion and style bloggers that you should bookmark immediately.

While most style stalkers swoon over Emily and Kendi (myself included), a few fashionistas who constantly leave me inspired that you should meet are midwest charmer Jess of Mimi & Chichi, west coast chica Vanessa of Stylishlyme and east coast stylista Jess of Get Jessed Up.

What I love about these ladies, besides their great personal style from each section of the country, is that the outfits they put together are almost always easily adaptable to my work wardrobe and are accessible for any budget.

Take a look at Jess of Mimi & Chichi’s recent layered look (and yes, she has a pop of Chanel in there for inspiration, but you can complete this look without the interchangeable C’s). It’s so simple yet glam with a bit of an edge. Each layer/feature offers a different mood (tough leather, preppy plaid and chambray, sexy skinnies and heels and a glam bag) that makes this the perfect outfit for any occasion.

jess mimi & chichi layered look

{How cute and simple is this look? This can easily go from a casual day at the office to a happy hour. Photo Courtesy Mimi & Chichi}

When it comes to California cool, Vanessa is my favorite girl with girl-next-door style. She has a seemingly simple way of putting together outfits that are both chic yet non-fussy. Here’s one of my recent favorites that prompted me to tweet her as to where she got these oh-so-perfect leggings.

stylishlyme vanessa blue cape

{As simple as this outfit is — leggings, solid top, patterned cape and booties — it's the attention to detail (a bow in the back, butterfly sleeves, killer heels with flashes of gold) that makes it a little more special. Photo Courtesy Stylishlyme}

Over on the east coast, Jess of Get Jessed Up shows you how to take runway and celeb fashion inspirations and turn them in to real-life outfits that are wearable for work or play. She pulls together some polished styles that have me rethinking my closet and the way I pair clothes. Here’s one of my favorite runway outfit interpretations brought to life by Miss Jess.

jess get jessed up blog

{This is so office-chic. I love the way she plays with patterns and textures to bring boring brown alive! Photo Courtesy Get Jessed Up}

Who are some of your favorite fashion bloggers with an eye for style on a real-girl budget? I’d love to add some more inspiration to my daily reading list! Tell me who you admire in the comments section.

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  • Jess

    Love this! Thanks for featuring us Kim ^_^

    • kimberlyloc

      @jess of course lady! love my mimi and chichi :)

  • V

    Wonderful post! Very happy to read the I am one of you favorite fashionistas =)

    thank you for the feature.


  • kimberlyloc

    @v thank you! and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration. xo

  • Susan

    These are great finds! I’ll have to add them to my daily line-up. :)

  • kimberlyloc

    @susan enjoy! always fun to find new fashion blogs :)

  • kristina

    kim, thanks for these fab fashionista links ~ i’m going to check them out! i love that black and blue cape!! ;) ;)
    xx, kristina

  • kimberlyloc

    @kristina me too! so stylish :)

  • Anna

    okok, i’m loving stylishlyme — thanks for the great new find, kim! xoxo, anna

  • kimberlyloc

    @anna isn’t she lovely? thanks for stopping by ms. tulip louise! xo

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