Style Talk With A Fling Fashionista – J’s Everyday Fashion

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It’s time for another installment of Style Talk with a Fling Fashionista! We’ve talked to some amazing stylists, models, and bloggers, but we’re especially excited for today’s interview.

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J from J’s Everyday Fashion is a style blogging LEGEND. Her accessible everyday style has won her legions of fans, and is a HUGE inspiration to anyone living a normal life. Let’s be honest; we have regular lives. We go to work, come home, go to happy hour, etc. J’s blog is a great place to find inspiration to look your best and get creative with your style, even in the confines of a work dress code and everyday living. She uses street style, celebrity style, and lookbooks for inspiration to create affordable and easy-to-wear outfits that work for anyone. If you have a style board on Pinterest, chances are you’ve probably repinned her.

We sent her out fashionista questionnaire, and here’s what she had to say….

When did you first fall in love with fashion? And when did you begin your blog?

I started experimenting with fashion in college (think: Britney Spears music video outfits -hysterical). I have a love/hate relationship with it now. Fashion can be so fun and a great creative outlet, but let’s be real. It’s a struggle, especially on a budget! I started blogging in 2010 for that reason. I wanted fashion journalism that talked about the real day to day stuff, like realizing you wore the wrong bra or forgot to iron something… or can’t find something to wear!

What are you wearing RIGHT NOW???

Workout gear. I am actually going to exercise right now, but I find myself running errands in workout gear, too!

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What’s your favorite go-to outfit and why?

A white boy fit tee and distressed denim. It’s been my favorite since high school and I have a feeling that will never change. It feels the most like “me.”

What trend(s) are you digging right now?

Everything 70’s – wool hats, suede, denim skirts, flares.

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What are your top 3 go-to stores (brick and mortar or online) and how often do you shop?

I’m always shopping for the blog but I usually only shop once a month for myself. I really like to diversify stores as much as possible but lately it’s been a lot of J.Crew Factory and H&M.

Currently, what is your favorite piece in your closet?

I’ve been wearing a straw Panama hat everyday this summer!

Who is your style icon?

Olivia Palermo.

What tips would you give our readers for discovering their personal style?

Throw out the notion that fashion “rules” or “right and wrong” style exists (because really, they don’t) and just do you. Also, right outside your comfort zone is often when you look and feel your best, so push yourself a little and try something new!

Tell us 3 random facts about you!

1. Born and raised in Kansas. Rock Chalk.

2. I’m a total outdoors girl and love fishing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, etc.

3. I am completely caffeine free, so I experience coffee FOMO on a regular basis.

Thank you so much for being a part of our blogger series, J! You are one of our absolute favorites, and we appreciate all of the amazing work you do to help women find and create great styles for themselves. And congrats on your recent wedding – what a beautiful bride!!

Visit J’s Everyday Fashion for more amazing looks and great style and shopping tips. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. We highly recommend following her on Pinterest!

Cathy Benavides

Cathy is a native Austinite, and writes a plus size style blog called Austin Slave to Fashion. She is a blogger and the social media manager here at Fling Fashions and hoards lip gloss, owls, and fine point Sharpie markers.

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