Hey everyone! I’m so happy to be bringing you a new Pastel Spotlight post today! I’m a HUGE fan of fashion blogs. I love reading about what everyone considers to be fashionable and what they love and hate to wear. Today I’m shining the Spotlight on a different kind of fashion blog. Cassy from baubles&knots has such a unique viewpoint on fashion blogging. I love reading about her exploration into fashion and into her own personal style. And I love how she analyzes her OOTDS and challenges herself to style old pieces in new ways. You guys should definitely check out her blog and maybe you’ll be inspired (like I am!) to dig out those old and unused items and find new ways to add them to your current circulation! (Or just finally let them go!)
Hi Cassy! Thanks so much for letting me shine the Pastel Spotlight on you today!
Thank you so much for having me! I love your blog & am excited to be included along with your other spotlights!
How long have you been blogging and how did you come up with your blog name?
I just started baubles&knots in November 2015. My friend Elisha (who writes on a very different topic at Waiting For Baby Bird) & I brainstormed blog ideas/names over a bottle of moscato. We landed on baubles&knots because it made us think of nuts & bolts. It reminds me that the details are what brings a style together.
Your section on curating your style is really interesting to me! Can you tell us more about what your style used to be and where do you see it headed?
I really like trends, always have, sometimes too much. When I was in college for Fashion Design & Merchandising I felt like there was a lot of pressure to be very current. It was kind of a pain & I didn’t really have the means being a broke college kid. When I worked at Maurices there was again that pressure to be current & it was a bit more feasible with an employee discount, but the Maurices style didn’t really suit me. When I started working at my current job in a medical office I went for this full on 60s secretary look. Lots of pencil skirts, platform stilettos, & eyeliner which tended to feel a bit costume-y. Lately I’ve found myself drawn to a polished look with a bit of slouchiness to it. I want to there to be something effortless to my style.
And I think it’s great that you’re using Pinterest for styling points! I love your blog post Bird Calls. It was such a creative idea! What’s your favorite outfit that you’ve pinned and did it work when you tried to recreate it?
Bird Calls was such a fun challenge. I am constantly pinning birds, plants, sea creatures, & such because the color combinations found in nature are so wildly wonderful!
My favorite pinterest challenge was probably the slouchy styles in Far From Frumpy.
I feel like I executed them pretty well & they were really comfortable & put together.
As far as dressing for work that’s my biggest goal. I want to look professional, but I don’t want to look like I’m playing Secretary Barbie.
I love your section on Wardrobe Challenges! I have so many pieces of clothing that I never wear and reading about your own challenges really inspires me to try to new things with my own wardrobe. What piece has given you the BIGGEST challenge and what’s your favorite look that you were able to create featuring it?
First of all, that is so cool & sweet that my challenges have encouraged you to try new things with your own wardrobe! In this age of disposable fashion I think it’s really important to shop our own closets firsts.
The purple polka dot blouse has been quite a challenge.
Of the 3 looks I put together I really only liked 1 look. My initial thinking was if I couldn’t find 3 satisfactory ways to wear the item it would be removed from my wardrobe. Well, I don’t just like the 1 look, I love it. So I’m going to allow myself to try it styled similarly with other pieces & see if I feel like it’s still valuable to my wardrobe.
Have you ever had a Wardrobe Challenge piece that just didn’t work at all?
So far I’ve had a couple pieces that will be removed from my wardrobe. I don’t necessarily think they’re bad pieces or that the ensembles I came up with looked bad. They just don’t fit my style or in the case of the blue polka dots my body.
You pick the BEST celebrity styles to blog about! I love it. Which style is your absolute favorite? And would you recreate the look if you could? (I had to ask. Haha!)
I am obsessed with Mindy Kaling! I kind of feel like her high maintenance style on The Mindy Project is where my style was, but her personal style is where I want to live. She does this mix of casual & dressy that is so chic & cool. I hope I’m recreating this for myself daily!
(Credit for pictures: Mindy Kaling’s Instagram)
If you could own either a unicorn that bites or a dragon that snores, which would you pick and why?
Definitely a dragon that snores to honor my favorite author Jasper Fforde, whom I imagine would also pick a dragon that snores as he gives his lead characters equally unusual pets in The Thursday Next (dodo) series & Last Dragonslayer (quarkbeast) series.
Thanks again Cassy for being a part of the Pastel Spotlight! It was so much fun having you!