BlogHer Loves Style & Social Shopping
Meet Caitlin, creator of Style Within Reach and Lianne, the mind behind . The Makeup Girl. They are two new additions to the BlogHer Style Squad, women who represent our network of thousands of blogs and influencers, and help get out the good word about looking great. And I’m Stacy, editor in chief of BlogHer, the largest community and network of women using social media in the U.S., reaching over 50 million women a month. I’m also a seriously distinguished online shopper. (Ask my neighbors! The boxes, they never stop.)
To kick off our very exciting partnership with Joyus and BlogHer’s Style Squad—look for Joyus videos in BlogHer TV!— I sat down with these two to have an invigorating chat about why we all love living the online fashion & beauty life.
Stacy: Let’s talk about style. What is it that you love so much about it?
Caitlin: Everyone has her own unique sense of it—style really makes who you are as a person. That goes from what you wear to how you style your hair to what furniture you have in your house what pictures you hang on your walls. That’s what makes style so fun and exciting for me—it’s an expression of who I am that I get to put on every day.
Stacy: Couldn’t agree more! Lianne?
Lianne: Style is not about whatever is the “latest,” because I’ve seen people walk around in, say, studded shoes, and look completely uncomfortable. So style is also about authenticity and being true to yourself and what YOU really like to wear, and about not really giving a *beep* about what anyone else thinks about that.
Stacy: At BlogHer, we believe style comes from within; it’s not something that you apply from without. It isn’t about “What’s cool out there that I should have wear or be?” It’s more about where do you feel that internal spark and feel like you just have to have it?
Lianne: I agree with that. And some of that comes with age and wisdom. Though I’ve certainly seen young women who have that great style, and they own it.
Stacy: I happen to be an absolutely huge online shopper, literally almost 90 percent of everything I buy is purchased online: groceries, furniture, fashion, beauty, shampoo and soap, pots, pans, boyfriends. I get it all online. What are your favorite things to buy online?
Caitlin: I love browsing online.
Lianne: Oh, I love sale shopping online.
Lianne: I like sale shopping, shoe shopping, finding obscure things on eBay…
Caitlin: I lived in New York City for many years, and now I don’t live close by some of my favorite stores, like Zara. That’s one way shopping online has really been so helpful for me.
Stacy: Let’s talk about the pieces you love on Joyus.
Caitlin: I love the faux leather tee. Leather’s so big for fall and at the same time, it’s always a classic. So when you find a piece like that shirt that’s so simple, but updated, I think it’s a good investment piece. It’s a great way to wear the trend. And I know I’ll wear it forever.
Lianne: For me, it’s all about the Moroccan Beauty Secret: Argan Oil. I am a huge fan of anything with Argan Oil because my hair is color treated. I like to put it on my ends of my hair to keep it moisturized. And also, I’m always on the lookout for a great brush that can do double duty, so I really want to try the Secret Weapon For Fabulous Hair, which can be used for styling and maintenance. This brush looks like it would do the trick!
Stacy: Well said. Thanks for sharing your happy shopping tips with us here on Joyus! We’ll keep checking in on your blogs to see what else you discover.