Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday!
Perfect timing for it: the release of my interview with So Stylish, a great website to share photos of your outfits. Check out the interview below or here! And make sure to visit their website here. I'm off to celebrate ;)

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Interview with So-Stylish
May 4, 2011

When and why did you start blogging?

After reading blogs for about a year or two, I finally was inspired to start my own blog. My main inspiration was from Chiara ( and Andy ( It looked like SO much fun - and it is! People have always complimented my clothes and sense of style, so to me it was the perfect place to showcase them. I started Simple Style Secrets on New Year’s Day of 2011 and publicized it around the end of February 2011.

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

After moaning at my alarm and brushing my teeth? Play dress up! Until I decide what I am actually wearing that day ;)

How would you describe your personal style?

The first word I would use is “simple” (a word which many people use to describe me and my style - and where I got the inspiration for my blog's name) because I like to think my outfits have an easy, effortless feel. I also don't like being too "out there" with a million mismatched colors and prints. I like simple outfits that are easy on the eyes; that’s why I don’t necessarily jump at every trend that fashion brings our way. I would also say my personal style is pretty versatile. As I have mentioned on my blog, my style depends on my mood; one day I may be wearing a pink floral dress and the next I am decked out in all black and studs. I think everyone should be comfortable in their own skin; you don't need to have one distinct style and always stick to it, what's fun about fashion is that you can wear whatever you want.

Do you have a favorite color? and which one is it?

Take one look at my blog and it will be obvious. PINK! But for clothes, black is my go-to color. An all black outfit is effortlessly chic and timeless.

What are the must-haves in your wardrobe?

I think every girl needs a great black blazer, dark skinny jeans, a pair of black pumps, a black high waist skirt, and some great statement jewelry. All but the jewelry are basics which are the foundation for any great outfit. The jewelry adds the “spice” to an outfit - as do all accessories!

What are your favorite brands?

As a girl who loves fashion, of course there are certain brands that I favor. However, the purpose of my blog is to show that you don't need to specifically buy designer clothes, or cheap clothes, or thrifted clothes. My blog is all about having an eye for great style no matter where you look and putting the best pieces together to make a perfect outfit. For example, one outfit I featured had two items from completely opposite ends of the spectrum: an Express camisole that retails for $19.50 and Diane von Furstenberg flats that once retailed for around $300.00.

Can you give a stylish tip to the So Stylish community?

Be true to yourself. If you feel good in what you are wearing, your confidence will shine through and you WILL look good. If you feel silly and out of your element, it probably won't look right. There are many styles I absolutely love on other people, but that looked SO strange on me once I tried them on. You know yourself better than anyone else; wear what feels right.

And to finish are you ?

Mac or PC ? PC.

Twitter or Facebook ? Facebook.

Heels or Flats ? Heels are my one true love, even though I am 5'8" and stick out like a sore thumb with them on!

Lipstick or Lipgloss ? Lipgloss…and lately lipstains have found their way into my heart, too.

How to find Sarah :

Blog : Simple Style Secrets

So Stylish : Simple Style Secrets

Twitter : @SimpStylSecrets

Facebook : Simple Style Secrets

So Stylish also created ten invitation codes for my readers. To sign up, go to and enter the invitation code "SimpleStyleSecrets". Hurry, there are only ten of them! ;)

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Thanks for reading!

- Sarah


  1. happy birthday!


    Enjoy your special day! :) Awesome interview! :)


  3. I wish you a wonderful day! On Saturday is my birthday :))



  4. Happy birthday, honey!Love the interview!xoxo

  5. I love your sense of style! Will you style me for a day?

  6. Happy *belated* birthday! May you'll be happily ever after!

    The Picnic Girl

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  7. Happy Belated birthday!
    Neat post!

    My Lyfe ; My Story
    wanna follow each other on twitter
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  8. happy birthday! :DDDDDDDDDDDDD

  9. Hope your bday was a great one!

    I wore the outfit you suggested today... check out how it turned out!

  10. Happy Birthday!!! Loving your style, you have a new follower :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog :-)


  11. Happy birthday ope you had a marvelous day xxx

  12. Love you bday girl!
    Mom <3


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