This week, A and I could not be more thrilled than to be featuring the ever lovely Laura from one of our favorite blogs On the Racks! I love reading everyone's Closets & Cocktails entries because I am certain to find something in common with these marvy people! In this case, Laura and I share an unyielding love of the slash. Like Laura, I too am a mad sale shopper (it's a bit like a mad style scientist). I think part of my disease is just competing with myself over my most amazing score! Tory Burch gold flats for $70? Check! Topshop wool and leather clog boots from $160 down to $16? (You heard me!) Check! A vintage mint condish YSL Rive Gauche blazer for 9.99? CHECK!!!! I can't stop! I CAN'T stop!!! 365 Fashion Rehab - where are yooooouuuuu??? Also, if I had to guess, I'd say that Laura's most overused phrase might be: "I got the most amazing pair of shoes on sale today..." (Full disclaimer: we have never met in person.) So, without further adieu a few insights into Laura's fashion philosophies and closet confessions...
The lovely Laura from On the Racks, in her closet with her favorite cocktail (champagne - yummy!) and an adorable furry friend
What is your style motto? Always dress for yourself, and don't be afraid to mix and match!
If you could change one thing about your closet, what would it be? It would be BIGGER! And more space for shoes. :)
Who's style, past or present, do you most admire? I love Kate Moss, Edie Sedgewick and Emma Watson. All for very different reasons, but I think they're amazing.
What is your most treasured possession in your closet? A fur coat that my grandma gave me. I'm kind of anti-fur, and would never buy one myself, but the thought of my grandma walking around in it makes it super glamorous and special to me.
What is your greatest shopping regret? I'm not sure if I have any shopping regrets. I am not a very picky shopper, and I typically am pretty happy with all my purchases. I think you can find a way to wear almost anything (even kind of ugly things), if you get creative!
What do you consider your greatest score? I am a mad sale shopper, and buy almost everything on sale. I guess my greatest score would have to be an Alexander Wang bag I got for 60% off at Barney's.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Hmm, not sure I have an answer to this one. :)
What is your greatest extravagance? In my closet? I guess shoes in general. I go a little crazy when it comes to shoes, they are completely my weakness.
BONUS QUESTION: What is your favorite cocktail? Hmm, depends on my mood. I love red wine, champagne and an occasional dry vodka martini!
Thanks so much Laura! It was great having you for this edition of Closets & Cocktails. Check out Laura's website On the Racks - you'll be glad you did!