Wear is… Jennifer Scott?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Jennifer Scott?

Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott

WEAR IS… JENNIFER SCOTT?

Janis Joplin style sunglasses. A bib inspired blouse. A pair of well loved painter’s pants. These are just a handful of the gems you’ll find in Jennifer Scott’s wardrobe. As a woman unafraid to mix careers, she similarly, (and expertly), blends a variety of clothing styles into one killer look all her own.

However, don’t stop at falling for her eclectic outfits or her breezy haircut or her interior design skills. There’s so much about her to be inspired by, so keep reading for her thoughts on Copenhagen fashion week, cowhide clogs and Reiki. 

Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott

Hi Jennifer! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hello! My name is Jennifer Scott, however I go by Jenn! I am a Michigan native, yet found myself here in KC about 6 years ago.  I went to school for interior design in both Chicago and Grand Rapids but dropped out and started working for an architecture firm instead. Most of my working career has been spent in the design, fashion,  retail or restaurant world. Currently, I work for an outdoor furniture company called Yardbird full time, but I do freelance work as an editorial  & commercial wardrobe stylist also. 

1. How would you describe your style?

I like to think my style is effortless and approachable, but also a bit ethereal and feminine. I am drawn to outfits that feel easy and somewhat unexpected, ie: pairing feminine prairie with utilitarian or military. and I am a neutrals girl through and through …no bold and bright here!!

2. Who or what are your current biggest style inspirations?

I will never tire of looking to the Olsen’s  or Copenhagen fashion week street style for ideas. And then of course Instagram, which is an endless supply of inspiration right at our fingertips (and too many accounts to name). I love following along with Reese & Molly Blutstein (@accidentalinfluencer , @double3xposure) and Elizabeth Cardinal (@elizcardinal) specifically when I need to think outside the box. 

Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it?

I think our personal style is ever-evolving!  I do believe the older I get, the more developed my style has become. My 30’s especially have been about consciously choosing clothing and doing so in a way that feels entirely and authentically me. I think that is most important to remember, no matter what you call “personal style.” 

4. What’s on your thrift list right now?

Cream or white overalls, a knit midi skirt, cowhide clogs, antique Edwardian and Victorian pieces, white cowboy boots, midi dresses in cotton or linen, gingham anything, 2 piece sets, vintage fabrics and antique quilts.

Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott

5. Where would you do on your ultimate dream vacation?

Too many places on that list but I have wanted to go to Spain and Portugal for the longest time, since high school. I think that is where I would go first! 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of right now?

To be honest,  I’m kind of in the midst of a rather exponential “growth period” so subsequently I feel like I’m experiencing a lot of self-doubt and insecurity. But in light of that,  I am proud of myself for recognizing where I’m and allowing myself to live in the “uncomfortable” for the time being. 
 
And on a lighter note , I am excited to disclose that I’m opening up my availability to take on more personalized styling projects. My work has always been on the editorial / commercial side, but I have had a lot of requests from individuals requesting my help. I’m looking forward to being able to give more time and attention there, and I hope to be able to watch it flourish! 

Where else can we find you, Jenn?

Instagram @jenniferrranne 
Website with my freelance work : https://www.jenniferscott.work/

Wear is… Natalie Gray?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Natalie Gray?

Natalie Gray style
picnic outfit ideas

WEAR IS… NATALIE GRAY?

Natalie Gray does it all. Somehow between balancing a new Youtube channel and blog,  advocating for mental health and pursuing a bright future in marketing, she still finds time to curate a fabulous wardrobe. Her breezy personal style is the type to remind us of the beauty in classic simplicity, and her Instagram is a collection of the stuff your most Pinteresty dreams are made of.

So keep reading for Natalie’s thoughts on Lizzie McGuire, worn in jeans and creative outlets in a time of uncertainty.

leather jacket outfit
leather jacket outfit

Hi Natalie! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

My name is Natalie Gray, I have experience in marketing and communications and am currently looking for a job in marketing as I build my platform on Instagram (and now YouTube)!

1. How would you describe your style in 3 words?

Minimal, neutral, classic.

2. Who or what are your current biggest style inspirations?

I have no one specifically, but definitely a lot of the people I follow on Instagram. I’m really attracted to over-sized items, structured items, neutrals, classic pieces, and chunky gold jewelry. I tend to stay away from trendier items as I want to collect pieces that will last for several seasons.

minimalist outfits
minimalist outfits

3. What does personal style mean to you?

Personal style means everything to me. I love being able to be inspired by everything around me, everything I consume. My style has definitely changed as I’ve gotten older, as well as my viewpoint on fashion as a whole. My goal right now is to buy less pieces and focus on expanding my closet with more intentional, timeless and sustainable pieces. 

While avoiding fast fashion entirely is my ultimate goal, I recognize how much of a privilege it is to do so. I think making baby steps is super important – like learning tips about thrifting, educating yourself about the impacts of fast fashion on the environment and workers, and honestly realizing that buying less and outfit repeating is 100% okay (be like Lizzie McGuire)!

4. What’s on your thrift list right now?

I haven’t been thrifting for a long time due to the virus, but once I’m comfortable going back, I definitely am looking for some worn-in jeans, dresses and oversized tees.

minimalist outfits
neutral tone outfits

5. Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Victoria Pedretti, Laura Harrier, Orion Carloto, Zendaya, Jenn Im & Zoey Deutch!

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Something I am really proud of right now is my resilience. I am proud of myself that I’m continuing to use my voice by helping educate people on important social and environmental issues that are occuring, along with advocating for mental health awareness during this time (and always)!

It’s so important for people to listen to their bodies, take a break if they need to. With the state of the world, it seems trivial sometimes to care about fashion and beauty, but it’s still important to have a creative outlet even with all of this uncertainty. Finding balance is key!

Where else can we find you, Natalie?

I am launching my YouTube channel this week actually! My channel is self titled, just “Natalie Gray”. I also have a blog that I am currently re-branding but I am super excited to post more regularly on it soon which is bynataliegray.com. Since I’ve grown quite a bit recently, I am excited for these new avenues of creativity and continue using my voice to promote the things I’m passionate about!

Wear is… Maggie J?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Maggie J?

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melodramaggie bright outfit

WEAR IS… MAGGIE J?

Meet Maggie, a digital creator, world traveler and baguette bag rocker. Her whimsical sense of style is enough to make you swoon, but sweeter than her endless stream of candy colored clothes is the girl wearing them. Between her flawless wardrobe, open heart and laid-back personality, she’s the type of girl you’re almost jealous of until you realize she’s the nicest and instead decide you should just be internet bffs. 

Maggie is an absolute joy to get to know, so keep reading for her thoughts on following your passion, leather shackets and New Zealand thrift culture.

melodramaggie
melodramaggie

Hi Maggie! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hi guys! I’m Maggie, my friends call me Mags. A lot of people when they first meet
me joke that I have the same name as this brand of instant noodles –Maggi but hey!
My name has an extra ‘e’ at the end.


I’m currently in my final year of architecture and writing my thesis. I’m based in
Auckland, New Zealand at the moment, but I call Singapore my home. 

1. How would you describe your personal style?

I would say my style is somewhat retro vintage and comfy street. I could never
describe my style precisely because it feels like it’s a blend of everything, but if I had
to choose some keywords, it would be 90s, vintage, street wear, indie (I love me
some plaid pants and oversized sweaters). I prioritize my comfort above all else, so
my “style” is pretty much me trying to balance looking cute but staying comfortable
100% of the time.

2. Who or what are your current biggest style inspirations?

So many people from Instagram and Tik Tok currently! Ever since I started my
fashion account, I get so much inspiration from the people in the fashion community
on Instagram. Some of my go-to for inspo are: 

@ __mmaxinewylde

@natashamedx

@peacecrusade

@thenxcvintage

 @loorosemary (who has been interviewed here
too). 

I never thought I would get fashion inspo from Tik Tok but there’s actually so
much amazing content there! My faves are @tzeshinn, @the.navarose,
@sarahmtimet, @ambikadhr. Of course, @bestdressed is a forever style inspo.

melodramaggie
melodramaggie

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it?

I only really started to be interested in fashion in my late teens. I had to wear school
uniforms Monday to Friday back in high school, and any time outside of school was
meant for studying (being the good Asian kid that I am) and co-curricular activities,
so fashion was never really on my mind. A lot of my early style inspirations came
from watching Youtubers such as clothesencounters (Jenn Im), tothe9s (Ricci and
Cassie), TheLineUp, IAMKARENO. I loved watching their styling videos and I pretty
much learnt all I knew about fashion then from them.

Being at University, and surrounded by creative minds in my major definitely helped
me to step out of my comfort zone after high school. I’m constantly admiring what the people around me wear and how fearlessly bold they are in expressing themselves.


The thrifting culture here in New Zealand also pushes me to experiment with styles
more. There’s not many international labels here compared to other countries, but
the availability of op-shops and the fact that I’m a broke college student means
thrifting is great for experimenting!

My style is still evolving (and I’m sure most people’s do) and so I’m definitely still
discovering new things I like. Just this year, I’ve really gotten into wearing more colours, whilst in the past I pretty much only wore black, whites, and yellow-brown tones.

4. What’s on your thrift list right now?

A leather shacket, a cute bucket hat (I used to hate them!) and shoulder bags –I
have so many but never enough.

melodramaggie
melodramaggie

5. What’s your go to midnight snack?

I would sneak out of bed and cook myself some Shin Ramen (yummy spicy Korean
instant noodle) and a soft-boiled egg if I’m feeling extra hungry –which coincidentally
is what I’m feeling right now.

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Being asked to be interviewed for this blog (thanks Veronica)! And starting my fashion content Instagram @melodramaggie. I’ve been deliberating for YEARS whether to start an account or not, mostly because I was worried about what my friends and family might think. 

But this whole pandemic really put things into perspective for me, and I thought to myself, “if not now, when?”. So if you’re reading this and wanting to start something you’re passionate about – JUST DO IT. There’s no better time than now.

Where else can we find you, Maggie?

@melodramaggie on Instagram is where I’m at right now, I want to look into starting a blog / online thrift store because I love collecting vintage pieces (but not
necessarily wearing them myself –ya feel?) So follow me on Instagram and stay
tuned!

Wear is… Brittany Rae Torres?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Brittany Rae Torres?

Style Jelly
Style Jelly

WEAR IS… BRITTANY RAE TORRES?

Looking for Cali’s ultimate cool girl? Look no further than Brittany Rae Torres. With a killer shoe collection and a, if I may, dope blog, (does anyone still use that word? Her blog warrants it nonetheless), Brittany is the kind of girl everyone dreams of becoming besties with. 

Scroll her Insta feed for a healthy dose of outfit inspiration and that ultra chic photography style that looks like Vogue accidentally caught you looking chic as all hell. And keep reading for Brittany’s thoughts on 19th century romanticism, Audio Dharma and marbling. 

Style Jelly outfit
Style Jelly

Hi Brittany! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

Hello and thank you for having me! My name is Brittany Rae Torres and I reside in Los Angeles, CA with my husband Clark and our pup Lalo. We’re both California natives with no plans to relocate, but I do dream about living life on the road someday, even if just for a year or two. We’ll see *shrugs*.

I work full-time as a MIT and Buyer Trainer for Crossroads Trading Co. and in my free time I like to create and share content to my blog and instagram. Most of the content is related to recycled fashion and personal growth. I have a degree in both Social and Behavioral Science and Textile Design, and I’d like my blog to be a marriage of the two. 

And I apologize for being so vague. I’ve struggled with writing my “About Me” since the Myspace days. I still don’t have a proper bio on my blog either, but if there’s anything else you’d like to know about me I’m happy to share. ( :

1. How would you describe your personal style?

I like to think that my style straddles the line between quirky and cool, but not too cool. I want to be taken seriously but I also want people to know that I’m approachable.

2. If you could travel to any time period in fashion, which would you choose?

A few of my favorite decades that I regularly pull inspiration from are the 70’s and 80’s, but lately I’ve been swooning over the romanticism of the 19th century. Think  corsets and blouses with puff sleeves, lace, ruffles. Being in quarantine has really helped me embrace my softer side.

Style Jelly
Style Jelly

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it?

My style is that I have many styles, and I discovered this through thrifting. It’s been my main source of fashion for about twelve years now and I just love it because there are more resources available to you and it allows for creative freedom. I guess you could say that I’m still discovering it with no plans on landing on any one thing in the near future.

4. Do you have any current random favorites? 

(podcasts, books, etc.)

Unfortunately, I have not hopped fully onto the podcast trend, but I do want to explore them a lot more. The only two podcasts I can give an honest recommendation for are Audio Dharma and Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. I guess that says a lot about me right there (lol). 

Books that I highly recommend are Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Shiner by Amy Jo Burns, which I am almost finished with. They actually have a few parallels between them; they are both coming of age stories and involve a little love and little mystery. If you’re into that sort of thing then I think you’ll enjoy them. 

 

Style Jelly
Style Jelly

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have?

During quarantine, I’ve been having a lot of fun in Photoshop creating graphic content for my blog. Some things that I’ve tried and would like to do again soon are marbling, sewing, and more yoga! I also love to read, write, and organize. Anything that brings me clarity and keeps me grounded.

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of right now?

Eeek. I’m proud of so many people and things right now that it’s hard to choose just one, but I would say that I am proud of the company I work for, Crossroads Trading Co. They have done so much for their employees during this crazy time and It makes me really proud to be a part of their family. Things are really tough for so many people and I just give thanks, because I’m very very blessed.

Where else can we find you, Brittany?

My blog is www.stylejelly.co, instagram @style.jelly, and I regularly share fashion-related inspiration to Pinterest: https://pin.it/5YPwkVG

Wear is… Hannah Shepherd?

Hi! Welcome back to Wear is She Wednesdays, a series that highlights one special girl each week to let her shine! Every Wednesday, we feature a different “she,” and get the scoop on her style, what makes her tick, and how the heck we can learn to be as awesome as she is. Today we’re asking the question everyone wants to know… Wear is Hannah Shepherd?

Hannah Shepherd
Hannah Shepherd

WEAR IS… HANNAH SHEPHERD?

There are so many questions we’d love to ask Hannah Shepherd. Namely, how does one get such fabulous hair? Is it genetic? Is it the product of tireless work each each morning? Also, how did you manage to find THE perfect pair of overalls? Because yes, Hannah is indeed blessed with great tresses and could tie with Jennifer Anniston in a “who-wore-those-overalls-best” competition. 

But, perhaps some things are meant to remain a mystery. Never fear though! Because today we do get to discover many more wonderful things about Hannah and her impeccable style. So keep reading for her thoughts on disco cowgirls, Rock n’ roll and sewing. 

red cowgirl hat outfit
Hannah Shepherd

Hi Hannah! Please introduce your wonderful self! 

 Hey! My name is Hannah Shepherd, and I am 20 years old and located in Orange County, California. I am currently going to school at Cal State Long Beach for Fashion Merchandising, and am looking to be a stylist and/or a creative director in the future.

1. How would you describe your personal style?

My style changes on the daily, but I would say, effortless, sometimes french girl, sometimes rock and roll girl, it depends on my mood! My friend recently described my style as disco cowgirl, and that pretty much sums up how diverse it is! My style is also influenced by different decades, one week I’m feeling the 70s vibes, and the next, I want to be in the 90s. 
 

2. If you could travel to any time period in fashion, which would you choose?

 I would hands down go back in time to the 70s because there were so many different styles within that time period. One day you could be preppy, the next day you could be groovy, I am obsessed. I’m also a big fan of 70s music, and I feel like a lot of style icons that came out of that era were musicians, so I like how the music industry and fashion industry were closely related. 

Hannah Shepherd
Hannah Shepherd

3. How did you discover your personal style or are you still discovering it?

I think I discovered it after high school going into college. Being a fashion student, I am surrounded by other creatives who have fully embraced their style, and this inspired me to not care what others think and start dressing how I wanted to. It is still developing though, and I am still figuring out things I like and don’t like. 

4. Do you have any current random favorites?

I am a big rock n roll gal, but right now I have been into some more funky tunes like the bands Parcels, a band called HalfNoise, and an artist named Patrick Cowley.

Hannah Shepherd
Hannah Shepherd

5. Aside from style, what other hobbies or interests do you have?

 Other hobbies would include, going to the beach, surfing, playing guitar, thrifting, and spending time with friends. I am also working on my sewing skills! 
 

6. And the bonus question I like to ask everyone before they go: what’s something you’re really proud of right now?

 Right now, I am proud that I am still finding the inspiration to create! I have a lot of ideas for photoshoots, that I need to execute, and I have been loving planning them out with Pinterest boards, and just staying inspired that way. 
 

Where else can we find you, Hannah?

You can find me on Instagram @hannah-sheps