Today we have a little Q & A and style inspiration from super chic Vancouver based blogger, Cara McLeay from A Fashion Love Affair.
Check out some gorgeous pictures of Cara showcasing her style, and read on as she shares her thoughts on fashion and blogging, and lets us in on a few of her favorite things!
My Style: I would describe my style as a combination of Bohemian, Classic, and Eclectic with a bit of California Surfer Girl mixed in for good measure...my style certainly changes from day to day depending on the weather, where I am going and, most importantly, how I am feeling! The most important thing for me is that I feel comfortable and confident, so one day I can been seen rocking distressed jeans with a rocker tee and a leather jacket, the next a long flowing maxi dress and the next a pencil skirt and fitted blouse...I wake up and choose my clothes going by the way I feel.
Favorite Designers/Stores: My favorites at the moment are Jeffrey Campbell (he can do no wrong!), Free People, BB Dakota,Elizabeth & James, Jen's Pirate Booty, Gypsy 05, J Brand, Joie, Winter Kate, Pamela Love, Dannijo, Erin Wasson, Diane Von Furstenberg, Opening Ceremony, H&M and Zara...and my all time favorite is absolutely anything Chanel (but would be ecstatic to own a vintage bag or piece of jewelry!)
Inspiration: Right now I am inspired by celebrities including Rachel Bilson, Mary Kate & Ashely Olsen, Kate Bosworth, Erin Wasson, Clemence Poesy, Kate Moss, and Gillian Zinser, however I draw my daily inspiration from fellow bloggers, including Jules from Sincerly Jules, Elizabeth from Chic Heroin, Jenny from Jenny from the Block, Diana from Diana Kang, Cindy From Come Over to the Darkside, We Have Candy, Sandra from 5 Inches and Up, Ashely from Purse n' Boots and Liz from Late Afternoon.
Favorite Magazines: I have a confession...I am a major magazine addict! There truly aren't many magazines I don't get each month, but my favorites are Vogue, Lucky, LouLou, Elle Canada and Flare. I also draw inspiration from fashion books, the latest additions to my collection have been I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks, Parisan Chic by Sophie Gachet and The Elements of Personal Style by Elle Editors Joe Zee and Maggie Bullock.
Blogging and Me: I started blogging in January 2011 after being inspired by both Cupcakes and Cashmere and Chic Heroin. I loved (and still love) checking their blogs daily to see check out their latest outfits or new pieces and got so much inspiration and styling ideas, I wondered if I could do the same for others...Since January I have truly enjoyed sharing my daily thoughts and outfits and hope I have inspired others!
This Season: This Spring/Summer season I will be living in maxi dresses, boyfriend jeans, crochet tops and tons and tons of bangles!
I want to give a big thanks to Whitney for having me as a guest on her blog!