My latest love: District of Chic. This fawnlike beauty is E., a fashion blogger of rare talent and exquisite taste. Now, I frequent fashion blogs for various and sundry reasons, and not always because I like the blogger's style--to be honest, more often I visit because I enjoy their photographs, their ideas or their sense of style, which is different than a personal go-to look, if that makes sense. However, because I'm a fickle and inconstant little thing, it takes a blogger of impressive dedication to keep me interested. I'm not exactly sure what inspiration is (I grapple with this question on a daily basis and could probably teach a class about it) but I do know when I'm impressed, and E. impresses me. Basically, everything she wears is amazing, and on her it looks even more amazing. She is one of those rare people who makes you look, and more, she's someone who is multiple things at once: ladylike but edgy, put together but interesting, consistent but different. Her hair is a constant, her outfits are always elegant, and the girl has the best taste in shoes. In the photos below, she wears not one, not two, not three, but FOUR pairs of shoes I personally would buy if I weren't, well, a starving artist. The Margielas (first photo), of course, the Givenchys (last photo) and the Pour La Victoires (fifth photo), but most especially the Topshop Uniques, in the second to last photo. I bid on some of those puppies on eBay and missed them by about ten dollars. Ah, we always remember the one that got away, don't we? Below I've put together a little list of some of my favorite of her ensembles.
All photos from District of Chic.
My husband just came in and said, "So are you done with your girl shrine yet, or what?" Not quite. Thank you, E., for being so stylish! And not just stylish--clever! Just as reading a good book reminds me why I put myself through the (often torturous) process of writing a novel, finding a stylish friend can be the antidote to style-malaise. I'll take a draught of that whenever I can, and I find that E.'s blog encourages me upward, onward. And that, at least for me, is what it's all about.