Wanna copy our model’s (Amy) cute top knot?
Follow this link for the how-to from Katie of Running on Happiness:
We challenged five trend-setting fashion bloggers to style up our Three Rosettes Tote. The ladies had an awesome time with the bag swap-er-roo and now it’s up to you to determine who keeps it . Who do you think styled it best? Check em out and vote below.
Winner will be announced next week.
(The genetically blessed) Katie of the life & style blog – Running on Happiness – may be new to the blogging community, but her gorgeous photography and well written blog say otherwise (you’d never know she just got her camera this past Christmas!). She’s definitely one to watch! Jump on over to her blog to see for yourself .
But first, check out her interview below.
Plus, shop Katie’s fabulous Frock Candy picks at the end of the post!
What was your inspiration behind starting your blog, Running on Happiness?
At the end of 2010, I was introduced to the blogging world via Facebook and was incredibly inspired by all the blogs I read, from cooking, home design, and to personal style. I couldn’t help but feel inspired by these women and the positivity and beauty they captured on a daily basis. My husband bought me a DSLR camera for Christmas and I thought what better way to start 2011 off by channeling my own positivity and documenting life with a blog of my own!
Do you have any other hobbies or passions besides blogging?
Blogging is definitely my biggest hobby. Going hand in hand with that is my passion for photography. I love capturing people, moments and beauty. I hope to pursue photography professionally in the future.
Do you have any blogs you follow regularly? Do you have a favorite?
I follow tons of blogs. But to name a few of my favorites – I love Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere. She is a modern day Martha Stewart (but much hotter of course). I also love Keiko Lynn. She is just flawlessly beautiful and has an amazing eye for effortless and romantic style. My absolute favorite blogger is Sydney from The Daybook. I just love her. She definitely inspires me.
What are your favorite spring/summer 2011 trends?
My favorite spring trend is wide leg jeans. I’ve always loved the fashion from the ’70s so I am happy to see it coming back into style. I’m also loving wood platform shoes. Hot!
Who or what inspires your style?
So many things inspire me. In fact, I live every day to feel inspired by something. Blogs would be the biggest contributor to my style journey. I learn so much from them on a daily basis. Having my own personal style blog also inspires me to push my own boundaries and become more aware of new and exciting styles and trends. I’m also inspired by less tangible things such as my mood, where I may be going, bright colors, magazines, celebrities such as Rachel Bilson and my friends.
Describe your style in three words or less (if possible).
If I had to describe my style in three words or less, it would be: A work in progress. Ok that’s four!
If your personality was a dress… what would it look like… would it even be a dress?
If my personality were a dress, it would be a bold bright color that is muted by the shape’s simplicity. It would be cool yet comfortable, feminine yet effortless. The dress would be easy going enough to wear with a pair of sandals or dressed up to wear with heels. I would hope to be the kind of dress that people would love to wear because it makes them feel good and brings out their best assets.
Do you prefer to shop at trendy boutiques or larger department stores and malls?
I shop at trendy boutiques and the big stores, like H&M. I feel boutiques provide you with items that are more unique to personal style, however, you can’t beat the affordability and trendy fashion of those major retail lines. And right now, my style is very much determined by my check book!
What’s the one beauty item you can’t live without?
One beauty item I cannot live without are my clip-in hair extensions. I rarely leave the house without them!
If your friends had to label you with one word… what would they choose?
I discussed this question with my BFF Anne, so I’ll go with her answer: Radiant.
Shop Katie’s Frock Candy picks:
In photos above (left to right, top to bottom): Stripe It Rich Tuxedo Tank, Pop Wild Boyfriend Tee, Dot & Stripe Crochet Tank, Eva Slim Cargo Pant in Olive by Urban Behavior, Along the Dotted Lines Skirt, Zig Zag Short, Safari Vacation Maxi Dress, Secret Garden Dress, Oversized Grommet Cross Body Bag, Chant T-Strap Wooden Heel by Seychelles