Editor's note: For our last week at Style Lush, I've asked the writers to share both a favorite post by another writer, from over the last three years, and a favorite post of their own. You'll see these posts linked to at the top of their new post for the week. Enjoy a stroll down Lush memory lane!
What fun it has been to write on this corner of the Internet for the last few years! I'm delighted to have been part of such an amazing team of women. It's near impossible to choose a favorite post from the archives, but Sara's roundup of dresses for a Paris elopement made me want to get married all over again (in Paris! in a BHLDN dress! to the same fellow!). That's the great thing about this site: it has been a constant inspiration.
For the past several months, I have been interviewing bloggers about their personal style. It's been so much fun to hear about their style inspiration and favorite trends. These are the favorite posts I contributed (in part because they are actually not by me, but by a whole bunch of fabulous gals I got to correspond with). I'm nowhere near as stylish as the amazing women I have interviewed for this feature, but I thought I would say goodbye by answering the very questions that I have been asking others over the past several months. Thank you for indulging me one last time!
How would you describe your personal style?I wear predominately black and gray, but I try to add a little twist. On most work days, I wear a black dress or black skirt, but I might add red shoes, patterned tights, or a hot pink scarf. On weekends, I've been living in skinny jeans and a black sweater, but I might add fun boots or bright flats.
What trend are you loving this season?
They’ve been back in style for a couple of years, but I’m still over-the-moon for polka dots. They are constantly being reinvented (Apartment Therapy says polka dots will be trending in home décor in 2013!) and they are just so delightful. Just yesterday, I complimented a woman on her polka dotted trench coat and she responded that she wore polka dots because "you can never have a bad day in polka dots." I agree! A confession: I have four pair of gray polka dotted tights. It's a little bit of a problem.
Where do you find your style inspiration?
Old photos of the lovely Audrey Hepburn and new photos of our beautiful First Lady, Michelle Obama.
What beauty product do you always splurge on? What is your top drugstore beauty buy?
I love to splurge on BioSilk Silk Therapy. It makes my hair super shiny and the smell reminds me of college (in a good way--NOT in the way that the smell of cheap beer also reminds me of college). My favorite drugstore buy is L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black. It's the best drugstore mascara I've found.
What five items should every woman have in her closet?
A little black dress, a good pair of opaque black tights, a nice pair of black heels, something that sparkles, and, of course, something with polka dots!