february's sweetheart: lauren of someone like you

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with Lauren of Someone Like You. Her blog had quickly become one of my favourite daily reads. Not only is her heart filled with compassion, sensitivity and kindness, but her style is both unique and beautiful as she never fails to post a pretty outfit every day. I have become very good friends with sweet Lauren and I have a feeling that some day we will meet in real life and go thrifting and watch the movie we are both dying to see; Marie Antoinette, hehe! Prepare to be inspired as you read through her wonderfully penned posts and feminine, sweet outfits.

You're always wearing the sweetest outfits! What's your favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
Shucks, why thank you! My favorite pieces in my wardrobe are always changing, but the one piece I always go back to when I'm feeling uninspired is a little beige lace dress with a peter pan collar from Forever21. It encompasses all of my favorite elements that make up a feminine piece and it is so very versatile with all sorts of colors and various textiles. I feel like I can never go wrong with a peter pan collar, hehe!

Is there anything or anyone in particular that inspires your style?
I know it sounds so silly, but I'm always inspired by fictional characters more so than people in real life. Whenever I watch a movie that is inspiring, I always want to transform into that character and her style. Whether it be bashful Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, reserved Emma in One Day, the charming Allie Hamilton from The Notebook, or even a magical forest fairy from a childhood storybook, I love taking on a whimsical style and persona of someone else for a day. Sometimes being Lauren seems too...boring! By emulating different characters I perhaps get to be the gal I always dream of being, but am too scared to become (yet).

Based on the fashion, is there any other era you would like to visit for a day?
Ohhh, definitely the 1950's! It was such an era of beautiful femininity and delicacy in women's clothing that I greatly admire. I think of all of the years of fashion, the 1950's had styles that were most flattering to the shape of the everyday woman, and allowed her to keep a natural, curvy shape and still look impeccable. The silhouette of the 1950's celebrated a woman's body instead of trying to change it for what it wasn't. Not to mention I admire and love the fact that there was no such thing as dressing up too much. In today's society jeans, sweatshirts, and tennis shoes are the everyday attire for most women which I think is a shame. Dressing up is a fun, creative way to show femininity and a sense of who you are. It makes me sad that society has lost that aspect of ourselves.

In your spare time, you would most likely be found...
...At a thrift store! Thrift stores in my local town are the places where I find a sense of calm and peace with myself. During the week, I'm always busy and stressed out from school but on the weekends the one activity I choose to relax with is thrifting. I get such a sense of pure enjoyment from sifting through racks and rack of old garments, making up flamboyant stories about its owner and imagining the kind of life it had before me. Something beautiful, unique, and magical can always be found at a thrift store that makes my heart just swell with excitement. Part of the fun of thrifting is the thrill of the chase, part is time I get to spend alone thoughtfully thinking, contemplating, and dreaming, and exploring my inner self one quip at a time.

If you could move to or visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Such a toughie of a question! When I go to college this coming fall, I plan on definitely exploring many options for international travel and studying abroad. The world is just this facinating, inspiring place that I can't wait to explore and have further define me. If I could drop everything in my life right now and travel around the world right now I probably would! The one place though I would travel to though is France. Probably so cliche, I know, but I just can't help it! France holds a sense mystery, beauty, and culture that I would love to explore. The history, the architecture, the people, the places...I would just love to someday be able to visit.

Where do you hope to see yourself (fashion wise) in the next five years? I don't think anyone can particularly put a pin on where their style will develop within five years because people are constantly changing and growing at such a fast pace. Everyday of our lives little moments and occurrences shape us into different people whether we realize it or not. Five years ago I hadn't a clue about what fashion was and had never even wore a dress in my life...let alone have the courage to start my own fashion blog and put myself out for all of the Internet to see! My style has been this incredible journey of finding myself... It sounds so silly, but through developing my sense of style, I have developed a sense of who I am. Something I couldn't find for the longest time. From year to year I change so much without even trying, that it's impossible to know where my style (or self) will be in five years...All I know is that I hope I'm happy and staying true to myself. I feel as though that's the key to fashion- always staying true to yourself, your values, and your aesthetic. If you do that, you'll always be proud of yourself. ❤


Thanks Lauren for answering the questions! Anyway, onto something completely irrelevant; I've started up school again and things have gotten quite hectic. I just wanted to give ya'll a quick update: I'm not sure how consistent my posts will be... but I promise there will still be comments left on your blogs and I will no doubt be interacting with you all like normal. Posts won't be as often as they usually are because now that I'm in a higher grade things have become more serious and there isn't as much time for blogging! Wish me luck and I'll blog again soon! ♥
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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Thanks for sharing lovely, I didn't know Lauren's blog before and she has amazing outfits! I hope school quietens down again, miss your posts! xx

skadiida said...

beautiful! (:


Anonymous said...

so sweet photos ;) especially 1 and 4 photo :) I love it ;)

skippysays said...

What a fun post, and so many beautiful looks! I love them all, but my favorite has to be the one with the cream lace dress and blue blazer- sooooo gorgeous!

Zane said...

She's really amazing and inspiring. And I love the interview too.

Alexandria said...

great vintage style. love her smiles


SomeoneLikeYou said...

Oh Maria! I cannot seriously thank you enough for this beyond sweet interview... I am totally honored and flattered and it just made my day along with putting the biggest smile on my face. You're an absolutely delight; thank you! x

Jessica Celebre said...

yay yay yay! lauren is an angel!

Anonymous said...

This was a such an awesome post, very interesting. I love your blog, you always come up with the best ideas and sweetest people to interview.
xx Jane

Midwest Muse said...

I love Lauren! We live in the same state and we've met once before and she's just as sweet and compassionate as her blog!

Nirmala D Mohan said...

Tats a great interview Maria..:)
Lauren's outfits are fabulous..!

dunia kecil indi said...

what a cute style. thanks for sharing about her, i always love your post, so inpiring :)

ftashion said...

Hello Maria, I love your monthly interviews to bits. It's really great to get to know more fabulous bloggers. Lauren's outfits are all so beautiful. I'm really inspired by what she said about dressing up as a creative and fun way to show femininity and identity. I'll definitely remember that when I'm about to reach out for jeans and tshirts!

Fang Ting

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Desirae said...

She's great! Lovely interview! You always choose the best people!


Anonymous said...

Love Lauren's blog. She thrifts the prettiest clothes.

PS Apricot chicken is pretty much chicken, apricots, onions & a packet of spring onion soup! Who knew?

Lutfi Fadhila said...

lovely interview :)

ThePinkMargarita ♚ said...

you are such a doll! i love all the outfits :)


Lola said...

LOVE learning about new bloggers, THANKS!! love your blog, it's enchanting XX

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Javier said...

I love your blog, your dresses and the background of the site are impressive! you've got a trendy style, i'm your follower right now, we could follow each other :)
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AndreiaSalim said...

Your blog is awesome! ;))
I love this post! :)

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Mimi said...

all the outfits are so pretty! they're the perfect combination of girly and boho chic. :)

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Kailey said...

Such a perfect choice for the sweetheart series - her outfits are darling!

Lilianajcardoso said...

oooh she's so beautiful and look so cute in every look!


CSX girls said...

beautiful! you have such a cute blog:) love it!
mind to visit and follow each other?thank you <3


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