Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wishing for Fall

It is September, but here in the Washington, D.C. area, it still feels a lot like summer and not fall.  Fall has to be my favorite time of year.  I get to snuggle up in cozy sweaters, wear boots and scarves, and drink my favorite hot Starbucks drinks.  Since you all know I love a great indie designer, here is a peek at what is on my "get ready for fall" shopping list.

Cowl Neck Sweater: CuteandBroke // Knit Infinity Boho Scarf: Three Bird Nest // Wide Leg Palazzo Pants: LOFT415

Friday, September 13, 2013

For The Love of Indie Designers

Hi! I'm Tara, a lover of everything that looks, feels, and is fashion.  I have to say, I have a very short term memory, but I think I have loved clothes since I was a little girl.  I had more Barbie's than you could count, and dressed and re-dressed in the what seemed like millions of outfits they had.  IF we fast forward a little, to the past I don't know 12 years, I have been surrounded by fashion.  I began working in the retail industry straight out of high school, while attending college for my business degree.  I absolutely love helping women to get dressed up and feel good about themselves.  Over the past 3 years, I have attended school to get a degree in fashion.  With that, I have had the best experiences.  I have volunteered working shows at fashion week in NYC, went on buying trips for the small boutique I work for, met actual designers, among many other opportunities.

I have to say I have an obsession with indie designers (Independent Designers).  Don't get me wrong, I love big brand name designers as well.  Here is the reason I have fallen so deeply in love with indie designers.  I hate seeing everyone walking around wear the same exact items, the same exact way, at the same exact time.  I have this desire to be different, and with indie designers you can be.  Another reason  why I love indie designers,  Etsy has opened by eyes to an online shopping place that makes me want to spend money like I have it!  I could literally spend hours and hours on Etsy finding a million things I love, and trying to figure out how I would work it into my life.

So with that said, here at Indie Styles, you will see plenty of indie styles that I am currently loving.  Be sure to check back frequently to see what I love, can't live without, and what I may be designing myself!