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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Friend's Closet: Guinea Pig Edition

I am going to be starting a monthly tribute to my friends' closets on my blog, because they are oh so much fun to go through when you are bored of your own stuff! "My Friend's Closet" posts are going to be exactly what they sound like... posts that feature my friend's and random articles of clothing I find in their closet and a brief interview about their style. I am randomly going to pick things out from my friends' closets and throw them together in an interesting way each time. You may not always like the outfits, but the idea is to show you new ways of mixing and matching what's already in your closet!
Are you someone that constantly feels like you "have nothing to wear?" Well, I guarantee that you are wrong. I also guarantee that if I came to su casa I could pick out a hodge podge of my favorite things in your bureau and make you look like a super star. 

Also: confidence is the best accessory you can sport, and my little guinea pig below clearly has tons of that! It resonates in her photo shoot...

Meet Rachel. She's my guinea pig, and I am so thankful to her for striking poses for me and flaunting her cute clothing (and bod, for that matter :-D). 
Sunglasses = Ray Bans; Earrings = Joan Rivers via QVC; Bra = DKNY; Watch = Michael Kors

A bit about Rachy: We met in elementary school because we were on the same "yellow team" in rec soccer. She is always adorably, appropriately and somewhat preppily (yes, that is now a word) put together. This outfit is completely out of the norm for her, and something I know she'd never put together herself. 

Dress = Forever 21; Belt = purchased while in Greece
Ring = from her grandmother (Rachy cleans up in the "grandma hand me downs" collection. It's pretty awesome)
 I put her belt on backwards... I wanted the leather to show in the front, and since she had absolutely no say in what she wore, I won the debate. It's a little bit out of the box to buckle your belt in the back, but I think it looks cute here!

Shoes = MRKT via DSW
After our photo shoot, I asked Ray some questions about her personal taste in fashion:

What season do you like best (in terms of fashion, of course!), and why?
Fall or spring. Fall because you can take summer items into it with a light jacket, or throw a leather jacket on top of a summer dress. You can also get into sweaters, especially if you go to school in the Midwest like I did [Indiana University]. Fall is also "boot season," and I don't like wearing heels. Spring is the same idea, but you get the bright colors. By the time winter ends you are ready to dress for something new and go shopping.

What is your go to accessory and why?
My watch and my diamond studs. Diamonds' clarity brighten up your face, go with anything, and are classic. They also look good with your hair up or down. My watch because I always know what time it is and it doesn't jingle around like a bracelet...

What is your favorite item in your closet?
That's really hard... [she stared at her closet for about 5 minutes before answering, so I then asked the below...]
Okay, top three?
Cowboy boots, my leather jacket, my "birthday" dress (21st)

What is the most useful or used thing(s) in your closet?
- Jeans - my jcrew ones. (matchstick style)
- Michael Kors white peasant shirt - I've had it for so long!
-Gap maroon and white (rugby) striped lightweight sweater

Why did you agree to do this blog post? 
I didn't... you made me [such a typical "Rachel" answer]. But seriously? Friends are always borrowing friends clothes, so why not share my closet with you?? :)
Her last answer pretty much sums up why I'm starting this whole "My Friend's Closet" thing! Let know what you think!
Thank you, Rachel! You look great! 

<3 Madison

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