Blazer - Zara, Dress - c/o Target, Shades - Fred Flare, Watch - c/o Timex, Belt - Goodwill, Shoes - Converse
Jessica Quirk should be seen as an inspiration for many fashion bloggers. The What I Wore site creator started her site in May 2007 and decided to take it to the next level, turning her passion into a career. And it would seem her pursuits have paid off, as Quirk has been featured in numerous publications and recently published a book chronicling her relatable 'girl-next-door' sense of style.
Tee - Plato’s Closet, Trench - c/o LOFT, Shorts - via swap with CaliVintage, Bag - Lancel, Shoes - c/o Pierre Hardy for GAP
Shades - Fred Flare, Necklaces - 1) Vintage; 2) c/o LOFT Spring ‘10, Dress - J.Crew, Jacket - c/o Mavi, Watch- c/o Timex, Shoes - Jessica Simpson via T.J. Maxx
Dress - c/o ModCloth, Necklace - Corvus Noir, Tights - We Love Colors, Booties - ModCloth, Bag - c/o Coach
Jessica had this inspirational message for anyone wanting to break into fashion:
"I get my fashion kicks out of this blog. I do and make things on the side that let my creativity really come out. I make my own life fashionable, instead of relying on [a] job to make that happen. If you want to be involved in fashion just get out there! Start a blog, cultivate your own personal style and surround yourself with inspiration. If you don’t have a design degree apply to be in the sales department or even the receptionist. Intern!! Its the best way to network and get your foot in the door! Start an online store! Be your own boss. Have fun and get into it. Make the path you want to take. Good Luck!"
Necklace - ShopMamie, Blouse - c/o ROXY, Jeans - c/o Mavi, Flats - Marshall’s, Bag - c/o Coach, Shades - Urban Outfitters
Jacket - ModCloth, Blouse - American Eagle, Leggings - Target, Shoes - Steve Madden, Bag - bought in alley in Hong Kong
Button Down - c/o Tory Burch fall ‘10, Skirt - Thrifted; Beacon’s Closet, Belt - Vintage, Shoes - House of Harlow, Bag - Vintage; Goodwill, Necklace - Jess LC
Shades - Beacon’s Closet, Blouse - Penguin, Necklace - Jess LC, Belt - Urban Outfitters, Skirt - Anthropologie, Shoes - c/o LOFT
The message seems clear and fairly consistent across the board no matter who you ask about breaking into the fashion industry. Persistence, perseverance and patience pays off. It also doesn't hurt to have a unique quality about you. Some call it an "it" factor and in Jessica's case, its most definitely her "quirk" that's bolstered well for her.
Shades - Fred Flare, Necklace - Elma Blint, Top - Tulle c/o ModCloth, Skirt - Vintage, hemmed from Goodwill, Watch - Timex, Shoes - Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx