Hey all! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in over 10 days, I love blogging and I love my readers but it's so easy to get caught up in school and let my blog take the backseat. That being said, I'm really excited for this post as I was able to interview none other than the lovely Kaelah Bee. Kaelah posts about her outfits, as well as photography, pretty weddings, music, and everything else you can imagine, at her blog Little Chief Honeybee. I've been fan of Kaelah's cute style for ages now, and I'm really happy that I was able to feature her in this weeks Stylish Sunday. Read on for the interview and a peak at her feminine style and I promise you'll be as smitten with her as I am.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I'm Kaelah and I'm a 22 year old (23 on March 30th!) freelance graphic designer living in southern Tennessee. I write a lifestyle-personal blog called Little Chief Honeybee where I post my favorite music, adventures, and outfits. I'm recently engaged to my photographer beau, Mike. We have 2 precious and fat bulldogs to call our own.
How long have you been posting photos of your outfits online? What made you decide to start?
I've had my blog since May of 2009 but I'm not too sure when I decided to do outfits! It was just part of my life so I'd take a few photos here and there, but I know I made the decision to take good-quality outfit photos starting in February 2010. I wasn't as consistent as I'd have liked but now I'm keeping up with it fairly well!
Who inspires you the most?
Other bloggers definitely. They seem to have a different approach to personal style and fashion, and I appreciate that. There is such a wide variety of who and what you can find online. I don't have any one specific person in mind, but definitely all of the blogs that I subscribe to. One may inspire the way I decorate or cook, while the other inspires the way I do my hair or try something new. That's the beauty of it!
What are your feelings on style versus fashion?
I think style is more important than fashion. What I mean is that anyone can rock a vintage YSL top and designer jeans… it doesn't take much to make YSL look good. But it takes more ingenuity to make a 50 cent Goodwill dress really pop. Fashion also has a date. Style is much more eternal and you can rock a 90's denim jacket in a stylish way 20 years later.
How does the country in which you live affect your clothing choices, both with regards to personal style and access to clothing in your size?
I don't have any trouble finding clothing to fit luckily. I'm not sure if that's because I'm in America and a size 12 is fairly average or if there's just a wider array of sizes available. I'm a pear shape so my upper body is a lot smaller than my hips/thighs. I don't shop for jeans because they just don't fit into my personal aesthetic but luckily dresses are readily available and accessible. Plus, I can wear down to a size 4 in a dress when I'd need a 12 in jeans, so why not capitalize on that?! Just means more options to choose from!
What do you love the most about living in Tennessee?
The simple fact that there is a huge array of stores, brands, etc. Things are much easier to access in America. It's a little harder to say that here in Tennessee, but I can still get something if I want/need to.
What is your favourite item or clothing and why?
I doubt I could narrow it down. I'm very fond of my dresses. Maybe it's silly to say but when our home flooded in May 2010 and we lost everything, I made it a priority to save 1) my dog, 2) my computer and 3) a hefty chunk of my dress collection. Nothing can make me feel as feminine and pretty as a nice dress. They can be dressed up, dressed down, worn in any season, etc. Perfect!
Where are your favourite places to shop?
I get a lot of my clothing from Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Charlotte Russe, Target, and random thrift stores.
What is your favourite fashion rule to break?
All of them! I wear black and brown, I mix the colors or shades of my belt and shoes. I wear white after Labor Day and heels with socks. If it's a rule, it's meant to be broken!
Is there anything else you’d like to say to readers of Anomalous Allure?
Just don't let anyone else's opinions or feelings dictate how you feel about yourself or how you dress. Wear what makes you feel good! Don't feel like you have to squeeze yourself into a size 6 when you really need a size 10. No one is going to see that tag. It's about how you feel! Dress in a way that flatters your body and be confident in it! Don't be afraid to try something new and "out there"!
A big thanks to Kaelah for allowing me to interview her! Don't forget to follow her blog Little Chief Honeybee for your daily dose of cute!