This girl: beautiful, sweet, and stylish as can be. Get ready – I included a gazillion pics of this beauty because I just couldn’t narrow it down! Dina of fashion blog Sweetest Somethings has got STYLE peeps! Which is why she is this week’s
Check out her fashion and blogging tips below. And be sure to check out her killer blog!
1. How would you describe your style?
My style is definitely girly and feminine, almost to a fault. I usually find myself putting in effort to try to punk it up a bit. I love delicate pieces with lace and ruffles, or pretty floral prints but I always try to add some edge with flat booties or a fun necklace.
2. Who are your fashion icons?
Like most women on earth I am in love with Olivia Palermo and Miranda Kerr’s street styles. How do they always nail it every time, even when just going for coffee?! I also love everything Rachel Bilson wears, she’s just so tiny and cute.
3. Where do you go for fashion inspiration?
I read a ton of blogs each day, I love seeing everyday girls in their everyday outfits. I use my pinterest a lot but often find myself being old fashion and folding down pages in magazines like Vouge and People Style Watch of outfits I adore. I also get inspired by where I’m going or things I have to do. If I’m traveling, going to work, or have a party to attend I always try to dress based on the occasion.
4. What are the top three places you shop?
I’m an online shopping junkie and am always ordering from Revolve Clothing, ASOS, and Shopbop. For in person shopping I love hitting up H&M, Forever21, and LOFT. I also love a good department store like Bloomingdale’s since they have so much variety!
5. What’s your ‘Go-To’ outfit for when you need to get ready in a flash?
Definitely skinny jeans, a printed top, a chambray shirt (I am obsessed with mine), and a bootie.6. Do you follow trends? If so, what trends excite you at the moment?
I do follow trends, although there are some I just can never seem to get on board with, there are others I love! I am super into black & white stripes at the moment, I love peplum, and have always been into leather & neon.
7. Why is the way you look/dress important to you?
I know it sounds silly, but I just feel SO much better when I feel good about what I’m wearing. If I’m comfortable and feel put together I feel more ready to take on a day. I read once that you can’t have a bad night if you love your outfit and I think that’s really true.
8. What fashion or styling tips would you give to women who want to improve their sense of style?
I would say be comfortable, but by comfortable I don’t mean yoga pants and your husband’s t-shirt. Find a style that your comfortable in and makes you feel good about yourself. Don’t worry about trends or what others are wearing and just wear what you gravitate towards. After you find what makes you the most comfortable, whether it be high waisted jeans, all black, a blazer, etc. then try adding in some trends that you think are cute. Start small with a statement necklace or a pair of shoes you’ve been dying to try and see where it takes you. Most importantly, don’t take it to seriously and have fun. The most important thing is that you feel good about yourself.
9. What made you want to start a blog?
I’ve been a long time reader of fabulous blogs (like yours Shannon!) and it always inspired me to start my own. I love getting dressed, cooking, and trying new things so it seemed natural to share them with others. My boyfriend encouraged me to just try it out (mainly by agreeing to be my photographer which is a HUGE help), and I figured I would just give it a go. The response has been amazing and I love meeting new people through this and getting inspired.
10. What are the top three tips you’d give to bloggers wanting to build their following?
1- Write what you love, and don’t worry about what everyone else is writing about. If 1,000 bloggers are covering fashion week you don’t need to be the 1,001 person unless you want to.
2- Connect with others through social media and comments. If you see something on a blog you love REACH out. 9 times out of 10 I’ve gotten great responses from people and they really appreciate it.
3- PIN your images to pinterest. I can’t tell you how many blogs I’ve found through clicking on a pretty image.
11. Anything further you’d like to add?
Thank you Shannon for featuring me! I’ve found so many blogs through your style crush award and am excited to be joining the team.
Isn’t Dina fab? There’s more where that came from at Sweetest Somethings! Ch ch ch ch ch CHECK IT.
Thanks Dina for letting me crush on you!
Have a Thunder Thursday!
Thanks for reading!