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Fashion Bloggers’ Best and Worst Style Decisions

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If you are anything like me, you already follow a ton of fashion blogs and style influencers on instagram. I get endless outfit inspiration from them and learn the latest fashion and style trends. I regularly update my Fashion page with outfit inspiration. I was recently able to interview several fashion bloggers and style influencers regarding their BEST and WORST style moments.

Audrey Madison Stowe is a Southern girl from Texas with big blonde hair to match! Her blog and instagram @audreymadstowe showcase her sweet street style and beauty hacks. Despite the thousands of instagram fashionistas out there, I return to Audrey’s gram time and time again.

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What is your favorite clothing item?

My favorite clothing item is definitely my Lush Tunic from Nordstrom. It goes with EVERYTHING and is the best closet staple. I also love love love this striped Maxi dress I bought a few months ago because I was wearing it when my fiance proposed haha.

What is your biggest fashion regret?

My biggest fashion regret would be back when I was in middle school forever ago and would wear head to toe zebra print lol!!

Leah’s take: I can totally relate to that head to toe zebra look! In high school, I was a cheerleader and our school mascot was a zebra (yeah, don’t ask), so I would ROCK that zebra print!

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Catherine Brock of The Budget Fashionista is a girl after my own heart. She is all about shopping deals and sales to look amazing for less! Don’t just take my word for it, she has been featured on Good Morning America, InStyle, and The New York Times, just to name a few!

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What is your favorite clothing item?

Can I give two answers? I have this very soft pink, almost-white, faux leather moto jacket that I wear anytime it’s warm enough (see above). It dresses up jeans and holds its own with a dress and heeled sandals. But then there’s this pair of wedges that I bought second-hand for $20. The heel is fairly tall and has this really interesting, geometric shape. I get tons of compliments on them — which means a big boost of confidence every time I wear them. 

 What is your biggest fashion regret?

Not figuring out how to feel confident in my style choices until I was in my 30s. I always loved the idea of being stylish, but I’m also your classic introvert. I think that kept me from trying new things, for fear of standing out too much. Later in life, I learned that trying new pieces, patterns and silhouettes is the only way to hone in on your own personal style.

Leah’s take: I love that answer Catherine! Style really is about what makes one feel good. Thanks for the advice!

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Sarah from SG Style Me has a blog that is just like reading a fashion magazine…only better. She is quite the knowledgable fashionista, and following her blog will give you serious outfit inspiration. She can also be found on instagram @sgstyleme

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What is your favorite clothing item?

This is a tough one!  Currently, it’s definitely a silky kimono-style jacket.  They’re shockingly versatile and give any look an instant upgrade since they’re drapey enough to toss on over a dress to give it a completely new vibe, add a boho element thrown over a rock-tee, and can dress up a pair of joggers enough to wear out to dinner!  (Not to mention they pack incredibly well.)

 What is your biggest fashion regret?

To be honest, I look back at a lot of my older outfits and can’t help but cringe, but they helped me figure out my personal style so I don’t necessarily regret any of those hiccups along the way.  What I do regret is buying things just for the blog or because they were on sale because I wanted new things to feature and not because I actually loved them and they made me happy.  Thinking about how much money was wasted on things I wore once or (maybe) twice is kind of depressing.  I’m not saying I’m never guilty of impulse buys anymore, but I at least try to be more thoughtful about whether it’s really “me” before handing over my money now.

Leah’s take: hold on, brb *immediately goes to buy a kimono*

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Rebecca of A Clothes Horse has a unique take on the fashion blog scene. The mission of her blog and instagram is to “help you find quiet in the wild and calm in the storm”. I do not know how she does it, but just looking through her beautiful photos set in her home in Northern Ireland, absolutely gives one a sense of warm cozy peacefulness. You HAVE to check her out!

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What is your favorite clothing item?

This answer does change periodically for me. It used to be this plaid vintage dress I have with asymmetrical buttons, it is a perfect fit for me and it represents everything I love about vintage–it’s timeless, but unique. Vintage is so great because the pieces are all so original and different, but especially pieces from the 1950s to me feel classic and will never go out of style–in my closet anyway! But right now my favorite piece is probably a striped Halloween-y sweater I just got. It’s starting to get cold here and autumn is in full swing, so that piece just fits my mood perfectly and I’ve been wearing it on repeat.

What is your biggest fashion regret?

I don’t actually have a lot of fashion regrets in terms of things I wore or styles I tried. I mean I can look through my old blog posts and cringe a bit, but I think I regret more how long it took me to be comfortable to experiment. I spent most of my teenage years in oversized jeans and tee shirts because I felt so self-conscious, I had other clothes styles I was interested in, but felt too shy and awkward to wear them. If I regret anything it’s that I was too shy when I was younger to go wild and be more adventurous. It’s better to try something and maybe look ridiculous when you reminisce about it than to never explore or experiment with style at all! Fashion should be fun and making mistakes means you’re actually trying for a “look” rather than trying to look invisible!

Leah’s take: After binge watching all of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime, and reading about Rebecca’s love for 1950’s vintage clothing, I am SO motivated to go out and find me some gorgeous retro vintage items!

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Leah Little has a full time job as a social worker, and has managed to travel the world while wearing beautiful clothes by knowing how to score deals in travel and fashion. Learn more about her journey here.  Join the Leah Little Travel and Fashion tribe by entering your email to subscribe to be the first to learn new ways to enjoy the best in travel and fashion for less. Say hi and send her a message! Contact

 

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14 Comments

  1. Jessica C says:

    Loved reading about all these ladies! One of my favorite fashion bloggers is Living My Best Style you’ll have to check her out!

    1. wanderlustleah13 says:

      Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it! And thanks! I will definitely check her out!

  2. Loved reading these ladies thoughts. I follow so many fashion bloggers it’s a little bit of an obsession now! Great post.

    1. wanderlustleah13 says:

      Me too! Any favorite accounts right now?

  3. The Travelling Beauty Queen says:

    Such amazing interviews of great bloggers😊 I love your point of view on fashion style😋👗💕

    1. Thank you love! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  4. Thijs Holtmaat says:

    Great interviews! Keep up the good work😄

  5. bless.travel says:

    Love your blog, is really interessting:-)

    1. wanderlustleah13 says:

      Aww yay! Thanks so much

  6. I’m a huge fan of vintage clothes, I love wondering into thrift stores and seeing what I can find.

    1. wanderlustleah13 says:

      Me too! Only when in a patient mood though!

    1. wanderlustleah13 says:

      Yay! Let me know which one you like best!

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