Thursday, May 30, 2013

Featured Sponsor: Miranda of Shop and Twirl

I've decided to do a featured sponsor at the end of every month and I'm excited to have Miranda of Shop and Twirl as my first feature!  We've been following each others blogs for what seems like forever and I love her classic style.  Not only is she stylish, but she happens to be one of the sweetest bloggers I've come into contact with.  Get to know Miranda a little better in this interview below :)

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1. When did you start blogging and what inspired you to start a personal style blog?
I started blogging in June 2012 (my one year blog-iversary is coming up soon!). I first found out about blogs a few years ago when I saw Keiko Lynn in Glamour magazine. I began to read her blog on a daily basis (and all her friend's blogs), and my obsession grew from there! I would tell more and more of my real-life friends about my favorite blogs...and when I finally decided that "Hey, I can do that too!", they were totally supportive! If it weren't for their confidence in me, I might never have taken that leap!

2. You always have the cutest work inspired outfits. What are your tips on maintaining a fashionable yet functional work wardrobe?
Thank you! I work in a hospital where I spend about half my time at a desk and half my time seeing patients. I need to dress professional and conservative, but I never want to sacrifice my own personal style. So I choose to go with lots of color! I have pencil skirts and slacks in all the basic colors and then I wear fun and bright tops. I always try to mix and match my pieces so that my wardrobe doesn't get boring. Also, I almost always have my nails painted a bright and fun color. And I love mid-height heels (for comfort) with fun embellishments - bows, spikes, ruffles, sparkles, the list goes on!

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3. Where does your style inspiration stem from?
I read a ton of blogs and every single issue of Glamour magazine. I love trying out new trends, but I also am a sucker for 1950's silhouettes. I try to find a happy medium of the classics and the trends. My style is a bit like if Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Conrad had a baby that was BBFs with Katy Perry. I like to be wacky sometimes, but I try to tone down the crazy with classic staples.

4. This is always my favorite question! Who are your favorite blog reads?
As I mentioned before, Keiko Lynn was my first blog I ever read and I still follow her to this day! I think it's really neat to see your favorite bloggers evolve over the years. I also love Kendi Everyday, Brooklyn Blonde, A Lacey Perspective, Crazy Style Love, and To Vogue or Bust. I read a crazy amount of blogs, but those are my ultimate faves!

5. If you could pick just one accessory for an outfit, what would it be?
I always have on earrings! I feel naked without them. I just love the look of big, blingin' earrings with hair pulled back. So simple and elegant.

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6. Who are you reading/what are you watching right now?
I just recently went back and watched every single episode of How I Met Your Mother. The season finale last week was so ridiculously exciting! I can't wait until the last season starts this fall. I really hope they wrap it up as eloquently as The Office ended (such a tear-jerker!).

I also recently finished reading the first two books in the Girls Wearing Black series. I know, young adult vampire novels...I'm one of those girls. But I love that they're different from other main stream vampire stories. Plus, they're a great summer read for when you're lounging at the pool :) 


Make sure to check out Miranda's blog HERE and like her Facebook page HERE :)

xoxo

Ashley
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