Inspirational Women: January 2018, Megan

Every month on the 18th, I celebrate the strong, intelligent and kind women in my life.

This month meet Megan. We instantly became friends met 7 (or 8 ) years ago ago working for #StarwoodHotels. She is intelligent, kind, beautiful and my shoppi

ng soul-sister.  I adore her and even though we no longer work together, we have a friendship for life.

Megan

18th Style: Where are you from?
Megan: Chicago

18th Style: Tell me about your day job? What do you do?

Megan: IT Project Manager for #Marriott International

 

 

18th Style: Who inspires your style?

Megan: It may sound trite, but style really is an extension of yourself and your personality.

Megan and Mom

My mom (pictured) with me, has always inspired me and our tastes are very similar. To me, she was always so elegant and much more stylish than th e other moms when I was growing up. We always bemoan the fact that we do not live closer to each other as we would be able to share our clothes as opposed to each purchasing the same thing. She always taught me that if you don’t feel comfortable in your outfit, it will show all day. I believe in being comfortable in your own skin first and then in what you are wearing.

I think my own style is fun and classic at the same time. I tend to gravitate towards the same colors – black (of course), grey, blue, and loden (khaki) green, but I love to throw in a touch of sparkle and shine or a pop of color to keep things interesting.

For someone who works remotely, I am well aware I have too many pairs of jeans, but yet somehow new ones keep making it into my wardrobe. I don’t slavishly follow trends, but I do like to keep up with the latest looks. I mean, I am 5’4″ which means most bell bottoms and wide legged pants are not going to look great on me so I happily wear my skinny and straight jeans and mix things up with different tops.

My favorite era in recent history is the 1940’s. The women dressed so glamorously and things were tailored beautifully, but never too fussy.

18th Style: What are you favorite brands or designers?

Megan: Tough to narrow it down to just one so I will list my top favorites:NordstromAnthropologie, and a handful of local boutiques.

I love Nordstrom in particular because they closest represent my sense of style. I find I actually do very well with their own lines for work pieces including #Halogenand #Caslon which are definitely more affordable than some of their top tier luxury brands.

I am a huge fan of KUT from the Kloth jeans which are priced very well and always flattering, no matter what style or cut I wear.

On the smaller scale, there are two great boutiques in Northern Michigan called ‘Vintage to Vogue’ and ‘What to Wear’ where I have found many unique items

18th Style: Lastly, is there anything you would like to say or share with other women, young girls…teens…?

Megan: Size is just a number! Great style is not limited by size so dress for who you are and not based on what the label says. If you are not comfortable in what you are wearing it will show.

Also, when you try something on try to picture what you may have at home that will go with it. If you’re trying to hard to make it work, it is probably not worth it in the end.

18th Style: Favorite quote or saying?

Megan:

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

– Coco Chanel

 

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