Enter Kelly. This University student, and chocolate addict, is new to the blogosphere, but in the few months since she started her personal style blog Enter Kelly, she's become a force to be reckoned with. Learn more about her personal style and pet peeves in this week's blogger profile.
Occupation: Student (almost done though!)
When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog in February 2011. I had been reading fashion blogs for about a year, and came across Kendi's 30 for 30 Challenge. I decided this was definitely something that I wanted to try, and started blogging as a way to keep myself on track! When the challenge was over, I continued blogging because of who much I enjoyed it.
Who would you describe your blog?
My blog is a "diary" of my personal style. Sometimes I throw in a few recipes, or a little bit about my life, but it's mostly to share my journey of personal style :)
Where do you get your inspiration?
Like most bloggers, I get a lot of inspiration from other style bloggers. They can usually rock a really chic outfit while keeping it reasonably affordable. I also love reading up on fashion magazines like Elle, but I really love People Style Watch. I don't know why, but I've always loved that magazine. Pinterest has also become a place to go for inspiration lately... that website is addictive!
Who are your style/beauty icons?
Well... this is a tough questions because I don't really have an "icon". Style is so personal and is constantly changing, so I've never really found on specific person to consider my icon. Let's just say that all of the style bloggers that I follow are collectively my icons.
What was the best style/beauty advice you were given?
Be confident in what you're wearing. When you're confident, you feel good; when you feel good, you look good.
Where are your favourite places to shop?
I love shopping at Dynamite, Forever 21 and H&M (although we still don't have an H&M in Ottawa...) I can usually spend forever in any of those places. If shipping to Canada were cheaper, I would probably have many more favourite online stores.
What are your favourite trends for this season?
I loved all the pattern mixing and colour-blocking that went on this summer. For fall, I love the look of capes - I need to find myself one! I also love the camel coloured midi-skirts.
Style/Beauty Pet Peeves
Super mini-skirts, UGGS and Crocs. I'm sure that's already been said, but seriously. I hate them.
What are the five essential items that every woman should own?
1. A well-fitted, structured blazer
2. A classic pair of heels
3. A pencil skirt
4. A cute button-down top
5. The perfect pair of jeans. This will be different for everyone, but you know what I mean. The jeans that you put on and feel a million times better.