Tell us a bit of background information about yourself? My name is Rachel, and my blog is www.TheRachelRoss.com. I started blogging almost 4 years ago! I’m young, but I’m a business owner and a mom so my style has evolved since I originally started my blog. It’s been a fun journey and it’s interesting to be able to go back and see how much my style has changed over the years.
What inspired your blog? What makes it unique and fresh? My personal style has become the main focus of my blog. It started as a blog about pretty much anything and everything, but over the years it has found its niche. I am a mother of two and I blogged throughout my entire pregnancy the second time so I gained a whole new following of young moms and moms-to-be. I never sacrificed my style because I became a mom and I think that helps me stand out.
How does one get your attention for a feature? I have a pretty good handle on the things that I like, especially when it comes to my style. I love playing with textures and fabrics, I’ll pretty much wear anything with leather or (faux) fur, so I love brands that have a little edge to them.
Could you describe your personal style? Feminine, edgy, and relaxed. I grew up and live at the beach, so down here there is a certain sense of comfort that comes with fashion, we’re definitely a more easy going community. However, we’re so close to New York City that we have to be able to up our game at a moments notice! I love black, but I’m not afraid to play with color either.
Where do you find the inspiration for your personal style? Like I said I’m close to the city, so it’s really easy to get wrapped up in what’s “trending,” but I try not to follow them too closely. I know what looks good on me and more importantly, what makes me feel good. That being said, I have a lot of fun taking styles that are trendy and putting my own personal twist on it.
Every girl has their favorite “go-to” pieces tucked away in their close. What are your “go-to” pieces?
My classic black or nude Louboutins! They’re surprisingly comfortable and go with just about everything I own. I also have a cropped faux fur vest I wear with pretty much everything for as long as I can! My leather leggings and Jimmy Choo moto boots are always on heavy rotation as well during the cooler months!
Since we’re already deep in fall, what are your favorite seasonal pieces this year for cold weather? I live in flannel! Every time I shop I buy something else that’s flannel or plaid, it’s seriously become a problem! I make sure the pieces are versatile and not a one and done kind of wear, so that usually makes me feel a little better, ha! I also love my fur vest and my boots!
Do you have a guilty pleasure that you splurge on when you shop? If so, what is it and why? SHOES! I often tend to buy clothes at stores like H&M because, let’s be serious, I have two kids, who knows how long my clothes will last. Shoes, on the other hand, I will spend an entire paycheck on. And bags. Shoes and bags hold a very special place in my heart.
What fashion rules do you abide by when putting an outfit together? Don’t worry about what’s trending so much, wear what makes you feel good. If you’re not comfortable in your own skin everyone can tell, so it won’t matter what you’re wearing. Be confident and feel good in your outfit and you will always look amazing!