I’m realizing that one of the greatest things about being part of the “personal style” blogging community is the way we influence, inspire, and validate each other’s sartorial choices.

And really, that’s the point: our photos say “look at how I put this gorgeous pair of shoes with these particular jeans;” and our comments confirm “I love how you styled that pencil skirt with a basic tee!”

The expression says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…but I think it goes further and deeper than that.  It’s about sharing a mutual love of fashion, and the joy that looking at a really pretty, or “cool,” or uniquely styled look can bring. It’s about finding new and different ways of expressing ourselves and our personalities. It’s about experimenting!!

So today I’m admitting – nay, proudly declaring! – that this look was most definitely inspired by Atlantic-Pacific’s Blair Eadie (her blog is in my blog roll on the right, if you want to check her out.)  I’ve put my own spin on it, naturally…but I hope I did you proud, Blair!!



  1. November 18, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Dear Monika, this is really great – the look goes well with you. The skirt is my highlight and the necklace too – and do not forget the bag and the flats. πŸ™‚ I get my inspiration from other bloggers too. And women from the real life. This is what makes fashion so alive. I love to share about it. I wish you a wonderful day, Conny
    Pants and Tops

    • November 18, 2013 / 9:32 pm

      It's always so lovely to get a compliment…thank you, Conny!! And you're right; sharing is a huge part of what makes fashion and style the pleasure that it is!! So let's keep sharing!! πŸ™‚

  2. November 19, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    Yay for flattery & inspiration! Pretty look!

    • November 19, 2013 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Dawn!! It's the nicest feeling when someone takes the time to write a little note!! πŸ™‚

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