Hello, and welcome to part deux of our fab Closets and Cocktails feature with the sassy and satirical blogging duo from Fashionable People, Questionable Things! Last week we showcased the Sephora-stalking-white-wine-drinking Ally, and today we are super excited to be featuring her nautical-loving-red-wine-drinking partner in crime, L-A. (And yes, she is naturally blessed with that name, no poseur-esque pen name for her!) So, without further ado, a few insights into L-A's fashion philosophies and closet confessions...
L-A of Fashionable People, Questionable Things drowning her "I passed up an amazing Marc Jacobs bag" sorrows in her (2nd) favorite drink, a bottle of Rex Goliath Cab Sauv
What is your style motto? "Make it work". Oh wait, that's Tim Gunn's motto (but I do believe in it a bit). I guess the three things I live by are: is it cute? does it have nautical stripes? and does it fit well?
If you could change one thing about your closet, what would it be? It'd be bigger, it'd be all mine and there would be a place to organize shoes and purses better. Like Ally, I'd also have the guts to get rid of the things I love, but never wear.
Who's style, past or present, do you most admire? Anyone Ally doesn't admire. Kidding. I'm all over the map - love me some Coco Chanel in trousers and nautical stripes, but I also dig Tennessee Thomas' style. I'd say I also like Rachel Bilson and Lauren Conrad (there. I admitted it. I like LC). And when it comes to hair, Anna Wintour for sure.
What is your most treasured possession in your closet? My glitter Kate Spades, a DVF dress and some jewelry from Tiffany's.
What is your greatest shopping regret? There is a Marc Jacobs purse I let myself get talked out of buying and I still dream of it.
What do you consider your greatest score? I got a $500 Coach bag on sale for $150. Scratch that, it'd be the DVF dress I got for $50. That was practically a steal.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "Awesome", "amazeballs" and "fuck" (so says my husband). I maybe say "sweet Jesus in a breadbasket" and "sweet fancy moses" a bit too often as well.
What is your greatest extravagance? Kate Spade glitter shoes. Even getting them at Marshall's was an extravagance because they are the most impractical shoes in the world. The soles are a soft leather that would instantly be ruined if I wore them outside. But I love them so much.
BONUS QUESTION: What is your favorite cocktail? A sidecar - I just don't make them at home!
Thanks so much, L-A! If I didn't live 4000 miles away, I would come over and use my mad bartending skills and make you a mean sidecar! As for the rest of you, go on and grab your favorite cocktail and head to L-A and Ally's blog, Fashionable People, Questionable Things, where you will find many a witty word on everything from Gaga to Gossip Girl.