Philly Style Maven, Jenn: Epitomizing Style Unapologetically

 

Social media has connected me to so many people, near and far, that prove to be a source of inspiration in various aspects of my life. I’m multi-passionate, but one of my biggest passions is that of marveling at real style! Yeah, I love fashion in general, getting the latest on which designers have come out with what, who’s wearing it, and where they’re wearing it to, but nothing tops the way it all comes together. Style. Many people use style and fashion synonymously, but they really aren’t. Fashion, according to Merriam Webster, is defined as, “a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people”, style is “a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed”. See the difference? If you’re reading this, you probably already know that distinction and feel the same way I do. In any event, I love highlighting people I come across who have inspirational style filled with originality, authenticity, attitude, “wow” factor, and a unique point of view. Of course my definition of great style may be completely different from yours, but that’s the beauty of it!

 

Today I’m highlighting a beautiful woman, inside and out, that I started following about a year ago on Instagram. To sum up my assessment of her style, I’d say that it is daring and sexy, with a calm and effortless execution like only us Philly girls can do 😉 (kidding…but for real). Her style point of view leads her to show us looks that are unexpected, but work well together.  It is conditional and reflects her mood, the function she’s attending, or a combination of the two.  Oh, and she LOVES her labels, especially Chanel and Louboutin, but they definitely don’t define her. All around, she works with pieces that compliment her body type well and she also serves as a muse for the many designers she gives the opportunity to show their talent through custom design.

Here are some of my favorite style choices from Ms @Jenn_1 (as she’s known on the Gram). Dressed up, or on chill lay, love them all because style is always present regardless.

 

AMAZING custom-made jumper, B&W for contrast. Love, love, love it! Made by Philly based designer Ginger Taylor Designs

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As you can see, there is much diversity in Jenn’s style. Always well put- together, but varying in stylistic approach. It definitely represents that philly girl style; feminine, but real laid back without looking like we tried too hard. If you know anything about Philadelphians, you know that we are calm, cool, and collected, but when you get on that other side, we get a little crazy and unpredictable. So, that’s what our style shows you.

Jenn, love ya style, girl! Keep slaying everything without thinking twice about it!

Sincerely,

~with style~,

Sharontina B. …. StyleDegree

 

On The Radar: Dr.Michelle’s Effortless Style!

Hey fam!

Okay, so you all know Dr. Michelle, right? If you said no, we probably don’t know each other very well …(kidding…not kidding). Let me fill you in if you already don’t know. Dr. Michelle Callahan is the ultra cool relationship expert, developmental psychologist, author of Ms. Typed,  TV host (remember Wedlock or Deadlock? That was my show!), and motivational speaker. She’s one of those powerhouse women that little girls and women look up to because she lives as an example of hard work, purpose, and perseverance. I grew to know of Dr. Michelle years ago via her many platforms and social media, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized what a style maven she is!

Dr. Michelle Callahan

 

I like to say that an individual’s style speaks for them; it is personified. Whether it is a loud introduction, a soft spoken gesture, or a confident silence. For example, Gaga’s style voice says, “ROARRR! Never know what to expect from me!”, and Rihanna’s says, “Yeah, I know I’m the sh*t”. You see where I’m coming from? Upon writing this post, I thought to assess my take on Dr. Michelle’s style voice, and to me its tone has a sophisticated and demure, yet bold sexiness about it. It has a daring edge with boundaries of class and sophistication; the perfect combo! And with that, she’s so low-key about it. Let’s take a look at some of my fav fashion moments from Dr. Michelle’s closet!

Dr. Michelle IF I had to define Dr. Michelle’s style by a signature  look, it would be by the one above. Her ensembles are tastefully  sleek, many incorporate hints of sheer or lace for an added element of femininity and contrast, but just enough to serve that purpose. Always classy. This lace-detailed frock is Dolce & Gabbana, and it is on point!

Dr. Michelle

Oh, she’s not afraid of color either! Absolutely love this vibrantly hued Herve Leger bandage dress, lending a nod to Doc’s sassy side. Owww! Chic simplicity.

Okay, so those were ‘fits’ for events, but her everyday style is just as rockin’. See…

Doc posted these on IG the other day, and when I professed my love for the look, she said she went for a high/low mix with this one. “Shirt: Tom Ford, shorts: Club Monaco, shoes: Chanel” Oh, and don’t tell anyone you got this from me, but I think she has a sliigghhhttttttt obsession with Chanel. But you didn’t get that from me, and of all obsessions I’ve ever heard of, that’s one I’d like to have some day!..haha.

Here’s a few more for GP…

Dr. Michelle Effortlessly Slaying with class.

Dress & python bag is Chanel, shoes Louis Vuitton. Done.

Dr. Michelle

PAUSE, I NEED this jacket in my life!!! It’s Chanel and I hear it comes with a detachable cape. I can’t with life right now.

…And her accessories aren’t off topic either… Alexander McQueen stilettos and Chanel on her wrist. I don’t think anybody is checking for her. Nope.

Doc, we see you stylin’ on ’em! Now you’re on the radar, and we’re watching! Thanks for your unique style point of view, you give fellow style lovers liiiiiife and confirmation that it’s not all about what the labels say, but more about the unique compilation of a look!

Sincerely,

~with style~,

Sharontina B.