Chic People: slicari
Being an eclectic fashionista never looked so easy. Although it’s sometimes hard to successfully mix so many looks together, slicari is perhaps the ideal example of how to do this. Bohemian, vintage, edgy, and grunge-chic, this self-described “urban hippie” is the queen of anachronistic dressing.
1. Q: How did you hear about Chictopia and why did you decide to join?
A: I heard about Chictopia because I noticed it was on everyone’s website sidebar when I first started blogging. I joined because I liked the prospect of networking and sharing.
2. Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a member of Chictopia?
A: I love discovering bloggers. It’s my favorite thing to fall in love with someone’s fashion sense and read their entire blog over the course of a week or so. Other people are what inspire me most.
3. Q: How did you get interested in fashion and outfit blogging? What did you dress like as a little girl, and how has your style transitioned over the years?
A: I started blogging because of Rumi Neely . Seriously. She was the first blogger I fell in love with, and I liked the idea of documenting each day’s outfit. My husband actually suggested I start taking pictures long before I even discovered blogging, but I hadn’t found the format to lay those pictures down in until about a year ago.
When I was a little girl, my Dad would take me out on little dates where we’d go shopping for a pretty dress and he’d take me out to dinner. It made me feel incredibly special. He’d even take me to get my hair permed. I remember caring about my outfits even in first grade. I think I was a color blocker at that time. You know, white LA gears, pink socks, tight jeans with the zipper at the ankle, pink shirt, white scrunchie. That was my thing. I HAD to match.
I’ve gone through tons of style “phases,” though I wouldn’t even say I have a specific style, even now. I wear what I’m attracted to, and that’s that.
4. Q: Your style is the perfect hodge-podge of so many different fashion genres. How did you manage to accumulate so many varied looks into your wardrobe?
A: I’m a die-hard thrifter. I like thrifting because it’s easier to find one-of-a-kind items with tons of character. I like my pieces to have something special to them; it doesn’t matter if they’re vintage, boho, boyish or indie. What’s funny is putting two really unique items together seems to work for me. I just don’t know why. Therefore, I TRY to avoid the cookie-cutter or bland.
5. Q: How do you go about procuring all your cool clothes and accessories? Can you give us some advice on how to acquire so many eclectic items?
A: I shop at pre-selected thrift stores like Buffalo Exchange and Everyday People Clothing Exchange in Minneapolis. They’re buyers sort out what people bring in, and I reap the benefits. I don’t have to work to hard when the buyers themselves have a good eye already. I also try on ANYTHING I’m attracted to. Fit is something I don’t assume until I get into the dressing room.
6. Q: Describe your personal style in one sentence.
A: I think you nailed it: Hodge-podge.
7. Q: Do you typically prefer a neutral outfit, or lean more often towards bright colors? What is your favorite color to wear and why?
A: It depends. I love color, but I prefer it to pop out of a neutrally-based outfit. I also like being somewhat mono-toned, but using different textures of that same color family. Other times, I color block, wearing, say, different textures of one color on the bottom, a different color on top, and then bringing the same color from the bottom to my head in the form of a hat, scarf or accessories.
8. Q: To whom do you look up to as a style icon?
LOVE THEM, though that’s the small list among many others.
9. Q: What’s one trend you absolutely can’t stand?
A: Can’t say that I do. I’m pretty open.
10. Q: What’s one trend that you’d like to see brought back?
A: I would’ve said huge flare jeans in the beginning of this year, but those are already back now. I’ve had my eye on Seven For All Mankind’s Rachel Bell Bottoms for forever, but they’re freaking on back order and I can’t buy something now and wait until November 27th for them to ship. It’s killing me.
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5. cable otks