I’ve known Sarah for a few years. We came across each other’s blogs back in 2010 shortly after I started out. I’ve always been a massive fan of her style, gorgeous photographs and great blog. She goes by the name ‘RavingFashionista‘ and certainly lives up to the name! I naturally had to get in touch with her when I started this series so I’m glad she was more than happy to agree to be featured. As always, her interview was a fascinating insight into her inspiration, style and her as a person. True to her blog’s nature she’s supplied me with some stunning photos to go along with her interview. So if you’re looking for a new blog to follow you know where to go.
What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is Sarah and I’m located in Southern New Jersey, just 5 minutes outside of Philadelphia and a short train ride away from New York City.
Talk us through what you’re wearing
I’m a white skirt junkie. I don’t even think I can tell you offhand how many skirts (and dresses) I have in varying shades of white, so this is a pretty staple outfit for me. Except usually I’m in a slightly higher heel, but we were running around here and there and sometimes a girl has to be practical. I have two cream, tulle skirts like this that hit at mid-calf that are so overtly feminine they sometimes need to be tamed down with more rugged pieces like this embellished army vest and a beat up cuff. Slightly mixed up and a bit unexpected.
How would you describe your style?
Bohemian Femme. I love easy to wear, flowing pieces, nothing too constricting or conservative, and I’m also drawn to extreme feminine pieces like tulle and sequins like a moth to a flame.
High Street Honey or Designer Diva?
High Street Honey. Of course I love designer pieces, but I’m all about finding a deal on a great piece of clothing, and I love scouring vintage shops.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I have stacks of old magazines I refuse to part with and love to flip through when I’m feeling uninspired. I’ve also begun to form a pretty fantastic collection of coffee table books dedicate to fashion that I keep close at hand. And of course the internet is always reliable to turn to to find inspiration, whether on other blogs, social media, or even just on e-commerce sites.
What makes your style your own, what’s your signature look?
I’m always trying to think outside of the box for ways to make the most out of what I already have in my closet. My signature look is probably a tulle skirt pulled on over a dress, which gives both pieces new life and a whole new look. I live for great tulle and lace skirts, especially in shades of white, they pair well with everything.
What one piece are you coveting at the moment?
Just one? I’m currently on the hunt for a pair of silky, pull-on, high-waisted trousers; I’m not particular on the print or color, just the fit. I also want a new, timeless leather handbag. I’ve had my eye on the Brompton Mini-Hobo in henna from J. Crew. The shape and color seem enduring and versatile, not too flashy, and the price is affordable for the quality.
What are the 3 most important pieces in your wardrobe?
A great pair of sunglasses that work for your face and personal style is number one in my book. (Sunglasses hide all sins.) My go-to is the Ray Ban aviator in gold metal. Next would be a white midi skirt. I have a few, and I adore how easily they dress up or down. It’s the piece I reach for when I’m in a rush or just want to grab something easy and go. Lastly, and dare I say most importantly, is a bold lip color. I will leave my house without any other makeup on, but I’ll always have on lipstick. It’s the one thing that makes me feel pulled together, even if I’m just in sweats and a tee.
What one piece of fashion advice would you give to readers?
Never be afraid of being overdressed. If it makes you happy to wear a skirt covered in sequins on a Tuesday afternoon, do it. Fashion isn’t meant to be taken too seriously, so have fun with it and wear what makes you feel comfortable.
[Yumi skirt from Asos, Dolled Up vest from JC Penney, ShoeDazzle sandals; Ray Ban aviators from HauteLook, H&M cuff and earrings, Urban Gem ring from RocksBox]
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