Friday, May 13, 2011

California Style- Eclectic Flair

What do we love about California?
Is it the amazing coast line of pacific ocean? 
How about the wild ranges of mountains and redwoods?
The almost year around nice weather and sunshine?
Is it our free flowing tolerant attitudes?
The amazing cities and towns with their own unique flavors?
Of course it's all of the above!
And that includes the stylish fashion bloggers who live and breath California.
I've lived on the Central Coast of California my whole life and I never plan to leave this state for long.
It's a beautiful, vast place filled with beautiful people.

Here is our first blogger of my new California Style series.
Meet Lidi of Eclectic Flair!

What part of California are you from?
I was born and raised in sunny, southern California. Currently, I live in Orange County but work in the Los Angeles area. I really enjoy being able to explore both areas daily.

How would you describe your style?
I don't usually try to define my style, I just wear what I like and what makes me happy! My style is incredibly eclectic but I would say I definitely tend to dress in a very feminine way. My closet has classic pieces with a touch of whimsy and a hint of vintage inspired flair.

How does where you live influence your style?
Fortunately, southern California is incredibly culturally and economically diverse. I know a lot of people have the misconception that everyone in So. Cal. is wealthy, tan, blond and fake. While that may hold some truth in a few cities by the beach, most of us live and look completely different than those media stereotypes.  The inspiration for my style comes from the diversity I see everyday. Of course, the weather is a huge inspiration too, it's so easy to throw on a cute, girly dress when the sun is shinning bright outside!

How do others in your area dress?
For the sake of this post, I will focus on how people my age dress. Of course, beach inspired clothing, big sunglasses and sandals are very common. There are is also a lot of "hipster" fashion (á la Urban Outfitters) going around. Hip hop influenced looks are very popular too (baggy clothes for the gentlemen and "J.Lo looks" {circa 2001} for the ladies). For a low key night out, dark jeans accompanied by a dressy top and sky high heels is a popular look as well. Bottom line is anything goes around here.

What do you love most about California?
I love the year-round sunny days. The local dog beach where my dog can freely chase the waves. The most deliciously ethnic food you can imagine! The varied nightlife that include my favorite salsa clubs. The road-trip "getaways" that are only a few hours away (hello Las Vegas and San Diego!). The endless events, museums and concerts to go to every weekend. And of course, all kinds of clothing shops galore!

Thank you, Lidi!

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring me, Michelle!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  2. Awh so is so cute!

  3. LOVE those answers! How I wish I lived in Cali!

  4. California Girls are the most stylish, for sure.

  5. I am a big admirer of Cali style! Definitely some of the best blogs I've seen hail from California, and they really make me want to visit! It seems like a really great place. x

  6. your shoes and shorts are amazing :D good
    take care

  7. awww I loved the interview and I love the way you described your style! perfect ;)

    xo Grace

  8. Great idea to have this California Style series! I love that you featured Lidi & I enjoyed the interview! :)


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