Fashion Beauty Friend Friday: Locational Influences

I am so excited for FBFF because I talk about this topic all of the time. I am so glad that I am not the only one. FBFF is a way to connect with others and I love that it is focused on what is in our heads :)

Locational Influences... Katy was in New York this past
weekend and it dawned on her that she dressed differently when she lived
there as opposed to when she lived in St. Louis. And then as she watched
all the people rushing by she could identify the Europeans from the
Americans and the true New Yorkers from the tourists, it got her
thinking, where we live has a lot to do with how we dress, or at least
it can. So these questions are along those lines. 

1. What part of the world do you blog from? (feel free to be as
specific or as vague as you are comfortable with.) 
 I live and blog on the borderline of Orange and Los Angeles counties in Southern California. I have also lived in San Diego, Seattle and NYC (for 4 months).

2. If you had to describe the overall mode of dress for where you live
what would you say? 
  Overall the style here is California Casual. People tend to live in flip flops, jeans and sundresses. You do see people more fashion forward in LA. But Beach influence is dominant in all cities in So Cal.

3. Do you fit in with the status quo around you or do you break the
 I think that overall I fit the look. I do tend to wear heels more than flip flops, dress up and accessorize a lot more. My Dad and BF say that people always look at my "weird". haha. It doesn't bother me and I don't even notice. I find it funny that they do!

4. If you have lived or traveled to another part of the country/world
did your clothing choices evolve? 
 YES...I definitely had a slight change in dressing and think that I grew in my personal style and choices. I also had to change my look depending on the weather. I learned not to walk to work in Flip Flops in Seattle and I always wore stilettos in NYC.

5. If you had to describe your style by naming a specific city, what
would you be?
 I call my look California Casual. I like to think that I am a mix between Lauren Conrad and Nicole Richie. Comfy, Casual and Chic with a slight Boho edge at times.

 {all images via peoplestylewatch.com, starstyleinc.com}


  1. Isn't California chic style the best? Love it.

    Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

  2. I've never noticed people looking at me weird either but then others have told me that I get looks.

    I should have mentioned in my post that depending on who I hang out with I dress down so I don't seem out of place.

  3. I love seeing all these LA SoCal posts! I lived in LA for two years and I was all about the flip flops and sandals. Now that I moved back to San Francisco I don't think I've pulled them out once - except for vacations.

  4. Love California chic relaxed style...

  5. it's great to get to know more about you from this!

    and i think people staring and looking at you weird is a GOOD thing!!!!

    i agree with what you say about living in different places and how that can influence your dress. it's not even that you're necessarily influenced by the people as much as the streets/buildings/weather/attitude of the place.

    here in norway i have to wear rain boots alot as well as tennis shoes. well, it rains here and the streets are cobblestone. i also wear alot of blacks and greys (ok...i always did that!) because the attitude of the place is just a bit darker i think. it's strange how things like this can impact fashion!


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