1/31/10: Hello.

Hello there. My name is Meagan. Pleased to meet you.

Yes, I realize that starting a style blog is *so 2009*, but I've received a lot encouragement so I've decided to take the plunge. Fashion is something that I've always been interested in, and I take a lot pride in cultivating my appearance to artfully reflect my personality, interests, and aesthethic.

My style is heavily influenced by the stark, grey, flatness of the Midwest. I take inspiration from the abandoned buildings of the south side, the iciness of Lake Michigan frozen over, the flat terrain of the 1-90 stretch through Indiana. The attitude here is very pragmatic and no-nonsense. There's something about the Midwest that brings out the minimalist in me.

I've decided to begin this blog for a few reasons.

First, I don't have a lot of money or connections like many of the high-profile fashion bloggers. iIm just me. I want to show the world that you don't need a fat bank account to have style -you just need to know where to look. I don't have a collection of high-end designer clothing and shoes. I have a few nice things, but not many. Expensive things aren't necessary to look great.

Second, I ride a bicycle as my main means of transportation. Riding a bicycle is positive in so many ways, though admittedly it's not conducive to fashion. Everyone who rides a bike understands that to ride a bike often means sacrificing fashion in the name of saddletop comfort. I want to share my tips and tricks on how I stay stylish as I pedal through the streets of Chicago. It's tough, but I remain steadfast in my belief that looking great and riding a bike are not mutually exclusive.

Third, I live in Chicago. It's very cold here. Our winters last almost 6 months. I want to show how I manage to stay warm and fashionable throughout these long, cold, dark months.

Fourth, I'm not a stick. i firmly believe that fashion is for everyone, not just for those who are tall and thin. I'm short, I have some curves. It happens. BFD.

All photos, unless otherwise noted, have been taken by me.

I hope you enjoy reading LATTERSTYLE, I'll certainly enjoy writing it.



Orphaned Apparel said...

Hey, Meagan! Welcome to the bloggin' world. :)

meagan said...

thanks, i think this should be fun, i'm very excited!

Tea said...

jeez, that's an awesome first post, love it. your style is great, i'm all over those shoes in the last post and i can't wait to see the chanel coat!
went in to get particuliere too, the sales assistants and i swooned over it while my friends just shook their heads at the €22 polish :D but it's soo worth it hah.
xx Tea

meagan said...

thank you very much! i got the coat for a ridiculous markdown, and i'll be sure to post it once i get it tailored.

the nailpolish is great! yes it's pricey, but it also made very well. so, you only need two coats to get the proper color, and it doesn't chip too bad either. VERY worth it! it's so flattering on everyone's skin tones, especially fair skin.