Happy Friday! Meet a fellow Mormon fashion blogger Jessi. I enjoy her unique vintage style and her simple DIY projects. Visit her blog here
NAME: Jessi Bingham
HOMETOWN: Pleasant Grove, Utah
BLOGGING SINCE: October 2011
Why did you initially decide to start a blog? I've become increasingly interested in fashion over the last few years and had recently discovered the world of fashion blogging. I started reading a few daily outfit-style blogs and decided it was something I really wanted to do! I was a bit nervous about starting my own blog but I just followed my heart and I've had a lot of fun discovering my own style and sharing it!
As a modest fashion blogger, what does modesty mean to you? I think dressing modestly reflects on my character and personality. By keeping modesty a standard I feel it shows I have self respect and confidence while still looking classy and well-dressed.
How would you describe your personal style? What/who inspires you? I think my personal style is kind of a girly vintage mix.. I'm inspired by anything indie or vintage, even a little of the Harajuku style. My favorite style icons are Zooey Deschanel and Audrey Hepburn. I love their classic feminineness and Zooey's vintage flare.
What are you must have accessories? Shoes are my number one accessory, I have an ever-growing collection...probably 70 pairs! Sometimes I'll even style an outfit around my shoes. I love the pop of color or unique style they add to an outfit. I also love to belt things! When in doubt, throwing a belt on usually works to add that extra something.
What do you do when you're not blogging? When I'm not blogging (or working) I'm usually spending time with my hubby. We love going to concerts, finding new shops or parks in our hometown, or just cuddling up to a new movie. Everyday is a new adventure with him! I also love shopping and DIY projects.
What are your favorite blogs? Why? I follow so many great blogs but one that's stuck with me from the beginning is Selective Potential. Tieka's style is so fun and girly. Her photos are always inspirational to me and her goofy adorable relationship with her husband reminds me of me and my hubby. Another blog I really love, not just for outfit posts but for great crafts and DIY ideas too is A Beautiful Mess. Her endless creativity is impressive and I love her sweet down-to-earth girly style.
What are some trends you love right now? Least favorite? I'm loving that tights are having a moment right now. One of my favorite things to do is wear a brightly colored pair of tights under my favorite dress. I also like the pleated, slouchy trousers look. One trend I can't really get myself to stand behind is "flatforms". You know those flat, platformed sandals? They're just...odd looking to me.
What clothing item would you say is timeless? I would say some form of a little black dress is always timeless, and of course a must have. I also think every girl needs a great pair of heels to make her feel confident and beautiful!
Thanks so much for coming by Jessi! Go ahead and check out her space here.