October 13, 2011

Eye on Style: Alexa at The Short and Sweet Of It

Today's Eye on Style guest Alexa over at The Short and Sweet of It, doles out short and sweet bits of SoCal style several times a day with her friend Kirby. I find myself addicted to their pretty posts and thought you might feel the same way. Enjoy!

Alexa


name: Alexa Evans

location: San Diego, California

occupation: Marketing Writer and Blogger at The Short and The Sweet Of It


wearing: Red coat from a factory outlet in New Zealand. Is it embarrassing that I don’t remember the name of the store? Black leggings: Target. Boots: Bass Outlet. Belt: Also Target! To be frank many things in my wardrobe come from Target, but I have no shame here. Scarf: Florence Outdoor Market. Clutch: Anthropologie. It was a Christmas gift from my sweet husband, who apparently has radical taste, or he just listened when I screeched: “I want that!!!”

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favorite designers: Marc Jacobs because his dresses are always intriguing, plus he can do no wrong with his perfumes (I’m addicted to the gardenia scent). Kate Spade because I have a heart for all things fun and girly and when does Kate not deliver on that? I’m also a frequent shopper at Ann Taylor Loft when I want to pretend I’m a professional working woman. And at J. Crew whenever I want to wear something that makes my girlfriends screech: “I want that!”

What style means to Alexa: Style reflects personality. Whether its calmness, quirkiness, elegance or coziness, someone’s fashion style speaks volumes about how they are feeling on a particular day. I think mine has changed drastically since becoming a mom. These days I opt for something comfortable and not too fussy, but also something that speaks louder than workout pants and a tank top (admittedly I wear those a lot too).

This fall I’m loving stylish boots (without heels), trench coats, skinny jeans, leggings, and scarves representing every color under the rainbow.

34 comments :

Jess said...

Wow, we're pretty similar, style-wise! And love those boots!

fashion and frank said...

Oh lovely girl with style and a dog - now you really cant go wrong - thanks for posting Mary Jo x

http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look and fabulous interview!
Love what she's loving for fall!

xoxox,
CC

yiqin; said...

you look amazing in red :)

Alexa said...

Thanks everyone and thank you Mary Jo!!!! Loved being part of this series! :)

Rachel said...

Love this, and love Alexa!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Love that clutch, Alexa!!

Bravoe Runway said...

Thank you for introducing us to Alexa. She certainly does have a fantastic sense of style, and yes...if we won the lotto we'd be off to Europe buying up a storm....

design elements said...

wonderful answers and beautiful image. lovely greetings to both of you

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

You always find the best candidates for "eye on style" ---- and I am not saying that because I have been including! Alexa looks great, and I love her pup!

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

fall and trench coats, yes!

Elle Sees said...

Love her blog!

the nyanzi report said...

interesting words about style from this lady. we like!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love Alexa! Loved getting to know more about her style :) xoxo

Antonia said...

Interesting!
Nice outfit too! :))


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

classiq said...

I'm dreaming of a red coat! Oh, I love Alexa's blog and it's so nice finding out more about her style. Style reflects personality, she defined it so well. Hope your week goes well, Mary Jo. I'm happy the weekend is almost here. :)
Ada

thenauticalwheeler said...

awesome that your husband picked out that clutch for you! my bf surprised me one year with a hot pink kate spade ~jen

Little Rus said...

I really enjoy your stylish stories. It's always interesting to learn about other girls' ideas and thoughts behind their style.

P.S. Love your new profile picture!

xxx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Alexa is one of my favorite people in the blogosphere, so I am absolutely thrilled to see her featured here, Mary Jo! :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Love the clutch!

Sarah said...

I LOVE Alexa and I LOVE this whole outfit!!!!I can't wait to bust out my red coat when it gets cool enough. Her blog is such a pleasure to read.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

That clutch is awesome! Go your hubs!

xoxo said...

Nice bag!
I love the patchwork design.
Xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

i love her pic with the dog... she looks fantastic! and her blog is so nice...

have a great weekend my dear!

Meta Musings said...

oooh! i love that red coat! love alexa and the short and sweet of it! xx

Claire said...

loving Alexa! she shops at my fave store, Target!!!

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dimitri said...

I love this photo.
She's very elegant, chic.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Glam Fashionista said...

Great post. I enjoyed it so much.

MM said...

Gorgeous post, honey! Love her look and the interview!
Have a great week!

xoxoxo

Callie Grayson said...

don't you love it when husbands listen on that very special item that you wanted!
Love your coat!!
xx
callie

Melina-Lajolie said...

like your outfit - very cute !!
lovely blog :)
would you like to follow each other?
xx
melina from melina-lajolie.blogspot.com

Sam said...

Beautiful winter outfit!

goodbadnfab said...

SOOO LOVELY! Please check out my blog when you get a chance!

http://www.goodbadandfab.com
the personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane

Laura said...

What a great look!

 
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