I discovered Stevie's style (and natural hair for that matter) on an online forum. Because I loved both her style and hair (inspiring to say the least) I clicked the link to her blog for more inspiration. It is my pleasure to share the inspiration with you in introducing Stevie and her fab blog Cut-rate ChiChi.
So tell us about yourself, who is Stevie?
Of all the questions this seems to be the hardest. I don't want to be too boring with a list, and then I don't want to ramble as I'm doing right now. So, who is Stevie? I'm a mother of two (a 6 year old son and 12 year old daughter), FAMU Alum, creative spirit (wtf) and my mother says I have ADHD; my mind goes a mile a minute. I have tons of great new ideas, I just can't seem to stick with one. What's that about? lol... Oh yeah, and I'm 31.
What can readers expect to find when they visit your blog?
My intent was to do daily updates of what I wear and to post about fashion in general, but there's so much more that I want to do with the blog (see answer to question number 1 above). I'm a newbie blogger, so there isn't much content to sift through right now, but please stop by for a visit and check me out.
How would you describe your style?
Honestly, I wouldn't. I'm not being a hard ass or anything, I just don't know how to. I wear what I like and what I think will look good on me. My three favorite places to shop are Forever 21, Goodwill and JCPenney. My wallet is always full, and so are my shopping bags, Win Win! But some days, most days, I will throw on an old t shirt and some jeans, not exactly fashion forward. Then there are days when I call myself trying to put pieces together to create new looks. My wardrobe isn't huge, my kids have more clothes than me, so I'm constantly Tim Gunning it "Making it Work"
Where do you get fashion inspiration?
Everywhere. Women on the street, fashion blogs, friends, old pictures of my mom and grandmother, magazines... The list goes on.
Do you think your natural hair has an impact on your style?
Not really. While I do love my hair, I rarely wear it out. I wear a wig (My Tammy) 75% of the time, I'm just really lazy. I get up just in time to get myself ready for work and its a struggle, so one less thing to do makes life easier.
What are three of your favorite pieces in your closet?
I have a pair of red knee high boots from Aldo that I have never worn, but they have this vintage look, they're gorgeous. I love those darn boots, they look so pretty in that big white box on top of my shelf. That's the story of my life though, buy clothes and shoes and let them sit in the closet looking pretty. Told you I'm a t-shirt and jeans girl. My Lumiani booties, they are a pain in the ass, more like ball of my feet, but I love those things. I've had them for four years and they're still on trend. Lastly, my Blank NYC Denim pull on bell bottoms. You can dress them up or down, no matter what I wear with them I always feel so good when I walk out of the door.
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