Debye has to be another connection made via The Mothership. I like her OOTDs, which were very nice to begin with, but even more exciting as she continues to take fashion risks. Debye — lover of J Crew, Loft, Anthro and others — also mixes in a bit of her activities as a mom and is an all around great bloggie pal.
1) Debye, how would you describe your personal style?
Easygoing without trying to look like it. I consider myself more classic then fashion forward. I am a mostly stay at home mom so I don’t have time to accessorize as much as I’d like. I try to pick outfits that can speak for themselves, embellished tanks are my BFF. That and heels with jeans, it changes the whole mood of the outfit.
2) Are you where you want to be with your personal style? If not, in what direction would you like to go?
I think I am pretty close to where I want to be with my personal style, I am just doing the fine tuning. There are a lot of outfits I look back on from not that long ago and say “what were you thinking” but sometimes you have to try something out to realize it won’t work for you! I can’t pull off every trend and I am okay with that.
3) What top items to you feel are essential to almost every woman’s closet, regardless of personal style?
A great pair of jeans, dress pants, nude pumps and a multitude of cardigans. From there, you can build a million different looks by just switching out tops.
FYI, in the photo above, Debye is wearing the cardigan hanging out solo to the right of this set
4) Tell us about one of your most memorable outfits & where you wore it if that was an important part of it.
That is a hard one, I don’t want any of my other outfits to feel hurt or unloved so I’ll go way back. I remember I was in love with this gorgeous bright green silk pencil skirt in a catalog. I drooled over it for ages and then it was gone. I was instantly heartbroken so I called customer service and they were able to track it down for me….. I loved that skirt with a black fitted boatneck top and red lipstick. It was my “mojo outfit” back in my single days until I realized, after an especially good mojo night, that the slit in the back had ripped all the way up to my bee-hind. No wonder I got so many numbers, I still cringe over that one.
5) What can fashion do for you?
For me, fashion is a creative outlet. I used to design, sew, and sell kids clothing and accessories (bet ya didn’t know that) but it became too time consuming and I had to give it up for the most part. I feel like my wardrobe helps keep me tapped into my creative side even if my day is filled with carpools and chasing toddlers.
Thanks again, Debye!
Be sure to visit Debye at Modestly Styled Modestly Me, say hi, introduce yourself…
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