Personal Style Questionnaire

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


I've been thinking about personal style a lot these days, what it says about us and how it evolves over the years, so when I saw Swedish writing extraordinaire Sandra share this personal style questionnaire a while ago, I thought it would be fun to fill out as well! Read on to hear more about my wardrobe staples, what I wear in my down time, and more.

I used Google Translate to translate the questions, and edited it myself to sound more natural. If any of the questions don't quite line up with the original ones in Swedish, thats why! I did my best with my limited resources :')


Lazy Oaf shorts


Jump From Paper bag

What are clothes to you?
A way to communicate who you are and what you love - non-verbally.

What is your I-don't-know-what-to-wear outfit?
These days, I really like throwing on a smock dress - so I don't have to worry about matching separates - over the knee socks, and a beret. A classic formula for when I don't feel like debating with myself over what I want to wear for twenty minutes!

What are you sleeping in?
Sadly, my sleep uniform isn't very cute! Usually it's just a t-shirt and sweats, but I do have a pair of "fancy" (to me!) PJs for when I want to feel fancy.


Heart purse


Jakke coat

American Apparel skirt, Jump From Paper bag

What is your favorite store?
As far as brands go, some of my all time favorites garments are from Samantha Pleet, Lazy Oaf, ASOS, and Valfre. But you can never go wrong with thrifting! I also have a lot of pieces from For Love & Lemons on my wishlist...

What do you prefer when you dress up?
My go to "dressed up" look revolves around an elevated dress - think special fabrics, fancy details like pearls and bows, sheer panels, etc. Paired with amped up accessories and shoes with a (slight) heel!


Ban.do bag


Samantha Pleet top, Valfre choker

What are your best life hacks when it comes to clothes?
Doing a simple DIY project can completely transform a garment that is no longer speaking to you! And there are so many options for how to alter clothing - whether it's with fabric paint (like my lipstick blouse DIY), a little sewing, or embroidery! It's such a great way to make a garment wholly your own as well.

What do you feel best in?
I love a fit and flare silhouette - usually in the form of a dress or high waisted skirt that nips in the waist. Topped with my signature accessory, a beret!


SunJellies bag


Valfre dress, ASOS shoes

How do you sort your wardrobe?
That's the problem, it's not sorted at all! I plan on doing a huge overhaul with Spring and will get back to you...

Which garments do you find difficult to find?
When it comes to online shopping, I'm pretty lucky with finding what I want, but IRL it's a whole other story...! High waisted garments that truly fit well is extremely difficult - especially pants!

What do you avoid in clothing?
Fluorescent brights or muddy colors. I like to keep fluorescents limited to accessories so it doesn't overwhelm either the eye or the look. I love deep jewel tones or frothy pastels, so muddy colors in clothing just miss the mark for me.


Lazy Oaf dress

What do you wear when you're just at home?
If I'm not going out, I usually stay in leggings and a t-shirt or hoodie depending on how cold it is!

How do you dress seasonally?
If you know me, you know I'm really not the best when it comes to dressing seasonally or with trends! For example, if it's November and I wanna wear a pastel pink skirt, I'm gunna wear it! But maybe with some thick tights and a coat so I don't freeze... Heh.


Modcloth Pinafore


Unique Vintage dress


What garments do you never wear?
For the longest time it was pants and jewelry, but I've actually been really leaning into both these days. Maybe... skorts and overalls? I love how overalls look, but haven't been able to find a pair that fit very well!

What have you worn that people didn't like?
My style has been called too childish, too girly, too colorful... But I honestly get it, my style is definitely not for everybody! I just love wearing what I feel that day, and for that reason my personal style is a bit all over the place - most days I'm in pastels, but I do love an all black look as well! I also really love channeling different "characters" or people with each look. It's like playing dress up - and I love it ♡

I miss when blogs were sprinkled with fun writing prompts like this, it was really fun! If any of you fill this out please let me know so I can read it.

14 comments:

  1. your style is so pretty and lovely that's why i'm following even after all these years! haha <3

    xoxo, rae
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    1. This means so much to me Rae oh my gosh ;__; Thank you so much for being here! <3

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  2. I've always loved your style, it's so pretty and I enjoyed reading your thought process! I agree with you that I miss these kind of writing prompts too, you inspired me to fill this out! <3

    https://dodgyholiday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad this was a least somewhat interesting to you, I really had fun putting it together! <3 I'm going to read yours now! <3

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  3. I absolutely love your style, personally. So much so you've inspired me to have more fun with my wardrobe and include more pieces I truly enjoy regardless of if other people deem it 'acceptable' or not! I think that's what drew me to your content in the first place, you didn't bend to what was trendy and chose things that you liked ♡

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    1. Oh wow, what an amazing compliment! Knowing I've had even the smallest positive affect really means the world to me, thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me <3 Sending you love!

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  4. I adore your style so much! I hope to one day have enough confidence to wear whatever clothes makes me happy but first I need to learn to feel comfortable in my own body. ♥

    www.mooeyandfriends.com

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    1. Thank you so much for this sweet comment dear <3 Body image really is such a complex thing, and I catch myself dressing depending on that more often then I would like to admit. Sending you so much love and hoping the day you have enough confidence to wear whatever you want comes sooner then later <3

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  5. Aw, I remember the days when the blogosphere was filled with these tags! <3 // I love berets on other people and wish I knew how to wear them! See this illustration: HERE--I'd love to learn how to wear a beret like A or C, but usually it ends up looking like B or E haha. // Oh gosh, I despise shopping for pants! Luckily, during my freshman year of college, I finallyy found a pair of jeans that fit me, so I subsequently bought two more, and now I pretty much live in those jeans. // I love throwing on a dress for the summer, but I can't put up with the chill of wearing them in the winter! // Though I like an easy dress, I almost never wear skirts. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Right! Oh my gosh I miss those days so much, it's funny but I have realized I'm so nostalgic for that era. And oooh I love berets so much too! I'm laughing so much at the illustration you linked, it's so cute and charming! Berets can be kind of tricky, if they are too small they don't look good at all and can really hurt. To be sure it doesn't end up looking a bit like a mushroom (as demonstrated in photo B!), you need to make sure the inner rim of the hat isn't OUT but rather, tucked in. This video shows you how to do it and it's super helpful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_meACYGxGRw

      Very jealous you've found the perfect pair of jeans! I've glad I'm not the only one who has trouble finding good pants... <3!

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  6. Your personal style is so utterly adorable! The soft shades of pink brighten the screen :) Hope you're having a happy and healthy week!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. What a sweet comment, thank you so much Gabrielle! Wishing the same for you <3

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  7. In love with your blog, looking forward to reading more!

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