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?
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.
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.
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.
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.