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They got it right Detroit fashion bloggers

They got it right Detroit fashion bloggers

Are you still following celebrities for fashion and style inspirations? Oh no! If so, you’re already out of date! 😉 In fact, nowadays fashion bloggers are the new cool kids on the block and already are at the leading edge of the trends all over the world.

petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt

This is my 9th month blogging and I often complained that I am just about the only fashion blogger in Michigan. I felt so lonely! I’d read about Blogger conferences and meet ups in New York, L.A., Miami, London, Outer Mongolia or Iowa or other strange places but not here in the Detroit area. Until about two weeks ago. That was when I got an email that made me start to think maybe I wasn’t as unique as I thought! It seemed that the desert island I saw myself on was actually just a quiet patch of beach around the corner from the crowd. One thing led to another and last Sunday I went to my (hopefully first of many) brunch meet up with some sister fashion bloggers; all from the Detroit area. I was super excited and surprised that there were that many fashion bloggers near me in fact. How many? There were totally 15 fabulous ladies who showed up! I’m guessing we had the best dressed brunch in the history of southeast Michigan. Lol!

Fashion blogger brunch
Fashion blogger brunch

I am still super excited and can’t wait for next month’s meet up. So for today’s “They Got It Right” I will run things a little bit differently. I will give all those fabulous Michigan fashion bloggers a shout out! So sit back, enjoy the show and be sure to visit them and say hi!

Fashion blogger brunch
Fashion blogger brunch

First, our host for this great event, Jordan Blackwell! She is the first one on the right in this photo above.
http://www.lilmissjbstyle.com
Jordan is a Wardrobe Consultant, Engineer and founder/curator behind Lil Miss JB Style-a wardrobe consulting agency and virtual resource dedicated to helping the everyday woman find practical and affordable ways to be more stylish. She just launched a FREE eBook-How to Work What You’ve Got.
Lil-Miss-JB-Style

Now I will just follow the order of the group photo, starting from left to right.

Jordana Paige from http://jordanapaige.com

Jordana just moved to Michigan about 3 months ago for love. How sweet is that! It had to be for love, she moved from sunny California so there’s no way it was for the weather! She is a fashion hand bag designer and a fashion blogger. Jordana is crazy about organization so all her designs are very practical to meet a busy women’s daily life needs while still looking very chic!

Jordana Paige
Jordana Paige
JP handbags
JP handbags

Alexis Kelly from http://thatchiclex.blogspot.com
Alex is currently a fashion merchandising student at CMU. And she was featured by http://www.collegefashionista.com/style-guru-style-meet-the-midi-dress/ for the style guru!

Alexis Kelly
Alexis Kelly

Three sisters from http://styletrifecta.com
styleTRIFECTA chronicles the lives and personal styles of three sisters with three distinct personalities, and even more distinct body types. Always complimented on their styles, Aleesa, Taria & Char are excited to share their takes on [plus size] fashion with the world.

With backgrounds in interior, graphic and costume design, the ladies of styleTRIFECTA consider the elements of design in all they do. Fusing their design experience, love for fashion, and zest for life only seemed right, and years after a brainstorming meeting in a midtown-Detroit coffee shop, styleTRIFECTA is finally a reality.

styleTRIFECTA
styleTRIFECTA

Courtney Miarka from https://thestyledlife.com. She was a first grade teacher and she just quit her job to pursue her fashion dream of Wardrobe Consultant and became one of the founders of The Styled Life. She is my idol already just for having the courage to do what we all are dreaming of! Courtney’s mission is to aspire to create a world in which everyone will no longer utter the phrase, “I have nothing to wear!”

Courtney Miarka
Courtney Miarka

Melissa from http://trendymii.com Detroit Fashion/Events/Brands ⚡ TrendyMii Follow her at https://instagram.com/melisterine7/. She is the fashionastia who is in the middle wearing the orange romper.

Bruno Camargo from http://style-mile.com
Here is a brief intro about her:
For as long as I remember, my older sister would catch me playing dress-up in her clothes. After growing up with a love for quirky fashion and all things fabulous, I finally decided to launch StyleMile in March of 2012.

My name is Bruna Camargo, and I’m a Brazilian girl living in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. StyleMile is my unique expression and my way of having fun with my (always-growing) wardrobe. I strive to inspire readers to discover their own style just as I’m always evolving mine.

Bruna Camargo
Bruna Camargo

Leah J. Vernon from https://beautyandthemuse.wordpress.com Here are some things to know about her:
Leah V., Wardrobe Stylist, Freelance Writer, and Fashion Blogger.
I’m an African-American Muslim living in the D (Detroit). I have many roles, some of which include wardrobe styling, fashion curating, and creative writing. I style all sizes, plus or straight, demure or bizarre.

Leah V
Leah V

Eden from http://www.chicinthetropics.com. She is very funny and outgoing, and also has a very cute 8 month old son! Here is more about her:
I’m an actor, filmmaker and occasional fashion and beauty professional born and raised in Cebu, Philippines but now based in Metro Detroit, Michigan. I may have moved to a place with sub-zero temperatures, but I’ll always be that girl from the tropics. This is my personal space where you’ll see my outfit posts, inspirations, works, and other adventures in trying to make it in America.

Eden
Eden

Narita from http://lalatrips.com. She is a burgeoning singer- songwriter and fashion blogger. I love her cool and urban vibe very much!

Larita
Larita

Marina Elder from http://www.wildhalo.co. She is currently a pre-med student at the University of Michigan. Here are some more facts about her:
I chose to go to college to pursue a carrier in the medical field doesn’t mean I have to give up my fashion dreams. So I’m not! I made this blog, to have some sort of connection to fashion. This blog is a way for me to have the best of both worlds, and be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do in life.

Madina
Madina

Dana Frost from http://www.closet-confessional.com. I love her polished style and she is also my idol as well because she is a fighter! Here is more about her:
To many, fashion is superficial and frivolous. Those are the people who think a blog about style is a waste of time, especially after going through something as life changing as the big C. To me, fashion is art, a creative form of expression, and most importantly, an outlet that makes me happy. To me, fashion is joy.

And after cancer, you learn that finding that joy, in whatever way possible, is never a waste of time.

Dana
Dana

I am so happy to find my blogger sisters now! Have a great Friday everybody!

petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt

| Outfit Details |   

Sunglasses :: Polette [same here. ]
Top :: Old [similar here. ]
Skirt::Ann Taylor [similar here. ]
Shoes:: Charles [Sold out! Similar here. ]
Bag :: Valentino [Sold out. Love this.]
Watch::Movado [Similar here.]

| Shop the look |

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Cheers!

Grace

how to wear a striped dress

How to wear a striped dress

How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress

There are a lot of people who don’t like wearing stripes, especially vertical stripes. I love stripes and wear them quite often. But for a petite person like me, there are a few tricks that will help us to pull off this chic look:

1. Pay attention to proportion: For striped dresses, usually an above the knee length is the best for a petite frame.
2. Pick a body friendly cut: A loose, baggy striped dress is a nightmare for a petite person and the whole body will just disappear in that striped bag. Don’t go too far with how tight it is either, the stripes may make your tummy look bigger than it really is when the dress is too tight in that area.
3. Show some skin: Allover stripes are a bad choice for a petite person. Showing some skin will help create a smaller silhouette overall.

How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress

Today we are back to my driving story again, enjoy! 🙂

Almost there!

How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress

So the good news is I was finally off the freeway. We were on our way to northern Michigan to visit my in-laws and my husband/driving teacher decided this would be a great opportunity for me to get in some freeway practice time. If you’ve been reading along you know that until today almost all of my driving practice had been around our small town and nearby roads in the countryside. This usually meant slow. And I was good with that. During my whole life growing up and living in China, I had never sat in the driver’s seat of a car. So being in control of one while going 70 miles per hour on an Interstate Highway was not my idea of comfortable! This was especially true when I got to play pass and be passed with a huge truck driven by a crazy person! Well, maybe he wasn’t really crazy but for someone who wasn’t used to this kind of driving it seemed a bit like it. In fact, I had only been driving for less than an hour but it had felt like a lot more. You know what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”. I guess that proves that I was NOT enjoying it. Anyway that was over now. We had gotten to our exit and I had managed to get off the freeway without being run over or hitting anything so I was thinking that things were looking up. At this point we only had another 30 miles to go until we arrived at my husband’s parent’s home.

How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress

I had been to my in-law’s home many times so knew that this last part of the drive was actually quite beautiful. Northern Michigan was full of forests, lakes and rivers. And the road we would be on went past all of these. My husband offered to take over the driving but I thought since we were already going I would just stay behind the wheel and get another short driving lesson in. There was never much traffic on these roads and we only had a short way to go, so what could happen? I have often found over the last few years that this is always a dangerous question to ask! We went through the city that the freeway exit directs you into and, after stalling at the first red light, I managed to go through a couple more with no problem. Once through the small downtown area, the next intersection was our turn to go towards the small town my in-laws lived in. I was starting to get enough experience driving that I was finding a few things that I liked because they made it easier. One was a left turn arrow light. At most intersections, if you want to turn left in front of the traffic coming from the other direction, you just have to wait until you get a break. When you are at an intersection with a left turn arrow that means when it turns green you can make your turn and those other cars have to wait for you. I like this system a LOT better! It is pretty hard for me and most new drivers to judge how close and fast those cars are coming towards you. So, I would either wait too long, and make the people behind me upset, or I would go when there wasn’t much room and be too close to the oncoming car, and then they would be upset! But at this intersection, the arrow turned green and I turned onto our road and started to pick up speed.

How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress

Once we were on this road it was pretty much a straight drive until we got into the small town where we would finish our trip. There were a few curves and hills but no other towns to go through and the thing I really liked, no more traffic lights or stop signs! This may actually be fun for a change. It was getting quite dark pretty early now as it does in Michigan in winter. Our little car didn’t have many options but it did have a feature where the headlights came on automatically when it got dark enough. Mine were on now and lit up the road pretty well. There were a few cars in front of me and some behind so I could also see the road from their lights as we moved along. Hmm, that’s strange. The road looks a bit wet. It had been clear and dry all the way so far. And of course it was pretty cold out so it wouldn’t be raining. That must mean…SNOW! My in-laws lived “Up North” as they say in Michigan. And it’s not just a little bit north; they live almost 200 miles away from our home near Detroit. A lot can happen in 200 miles. Plus where we were going was closer to Lake Michigan. If you ever saw Michigan on a map you know that it is surrounded by huge lakes: So big they call them Great Lakes. Lake Michigan is one of the five and my in-laws lived less than an hour from the water. These lakes added a lot of moisture into the air and this time of year that could mean snow. So much for my “fun” drive! My “teacher” advised me to slow down a bit and just be careful. I thought that was pretty obvious and I didn’t really need a driving instructor to tell me that! I turned on my windshield wipers, grabbed the steering wheel a bit tighter and kept going into the snowy dark! I would never ask “what could happen?” again! Come back tomorrow to see if we ever make it!

How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress
How to wear striped dress

SHOP MY LOOK:
Striped dress @TJ Maxx
Black jacket @Kohl’s
Two toned heels @Nordstrom Rack
Red bag @Michael Kors
Watch @Movado
Bracelets @My Arm Charms

TODAY’S LINK UP PARTY:

Style to Inspire with Rhea

Mix it Monday

Bless Her Heart Y’all

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Pink Sole

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Cheers!

Grace

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