I love living (and being a native of) The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, for so many reasons. One of those reasons being the fact that we have our own unique style that tells our stories uniquely and individually, while adding nods to what has already been established as “Philly style”.
I’m the girl that’s totally complimenting someone as they walk by, especially if their style aesthetic captures me and makes me yearn to know more about its intent. I marvel at the possibilities of what led them to pair their pieces together. Was it their mood, a rushed morning, a well contemplated schema, or just “how they dress”, as some describe to others. I’m sure I’m not the only one that does that, right?
In any event, I love style and all of its manifestations, and because of that I love to feature individuals who I feel embody what personal style is all about; uniqueness, purpose, and depth.
Today, I’m featuring Mika Gilbert, who is one of my former classmates from Middle school! She is a wonderful mother of two (might I add that her sons are SO stylish, too!), a hard-worker, and still finding time to make sure her personal style doesn’t fall by the wayside.
From the outside looking in, Mika’s style screams “Daring and quirky, yet safe enough to still be comfortable.” She plays around with varying motifs, mixing and matching at the perfect levels. On a regular day, the lay is chic and comfortable to yield way to keep up with her two small boys, but on occasion, she makes sure to dazzle and turn heads for whoever is looking her way. She’s petite in stature, so it gives her the advantage of being able to flaunt many styling combinations; many of which always compliment her effortlessly.
She describes her style as being, “comfortable and chic because I’m always on the go, but I love to get glamorous, with a little edge, and sometimes playful depending on my mood. I have many different ways that I describe my style, and when getting dressed it just comes naturally…”
Spoken like a true style maven.
Here are a few more of my favorite style picks from Mika..
Thank you for keeping Philly stylish, Mika!