Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sit-Down Style Session...

Sit-down Style Session ButtonI am so excited to announce a collaboration with Lauren of Style of One's Own: the monthly Sit-Down Style Session! Here's how it works... every second Friday of the month we'll be hosting a link-up. Show off your fashion/style blog by linking to your favorite post. Then check out other fabulous bloggers and socialize while we choose a blogger to feature in next month's Sit-Down Style Session! The chosen blogger will answer a few fun questions and choose some favorite outfits to show off. Her post will be featured on The Brandied Pair and Style of One's Own the following month where we'll do it all over again! For this first month we're featuring each other so you can get an idea of what the Sit-Down Style Session looks like. If you are interested in being featured in September please email Lauren or Jenn. The link-up list will begin in September. Newbie or veteran, all are welcome! We hope this will be a fun way to meet other bloggers and get the inside scoop.

Lauren from Style of One’s Own is one of my very best blogger friends.  She is such a sweet, stylish and supportive blogger.  Lauren not only has a fantastic fashion sense, she is gorgeous (I mean look at that perfect hair.)  I am so excited to start our Sit Down Style Session and get down to asking some questions.  Let’s get started!
Happy Friday!

My Fav Her Fav - Lauren

I'm Lauren! I started Style of One's Own in 2013 to chronicle my pursuit of style. As a California girl I'd always gotten away with the anything goes attitude but I realized that as I approached my mid-20s I really didn't have a 'style'. Starting in 2012 I built a versatile and budget-friendly wardrobe, learned mixing and matching through a lot of trial and error, and in the process developed a style of my own.

1. Describe your style in 3 words.
Colorful, feminine, fun.

2. Why did you start blogging?
I've always tinkered with blogging about something, going all the way back to Xanga (let's hope those blogs never see the light of day!). Blogging is my creative outlet. It's also been a great way to share my new-found passion/pursuit of style. Hence the name Style of One's Own.

3. What do you like best about blogging and what are your goals for the future?
The best part of blogging has got to be the kindness and camaraderie of fellow bloggers. Who says women have to be competitive and catty? All the bloggers I've had the pleausre of 'meeting' are nothing but sweet and supportive. As for the future... In a perfect world I could make a living off of blogging and spend my days styling, writing, and editing away with a cup of tea in hand. More realistic future goals include expanding my blog and doing more collaborations. Someday I would love to write an eBook.

4. Pick 3 favorite outfits and describe why they are your favorite.

I love this outfit because 1) mint and 2) polka dots. Most of the time my outfit ideas come from a color or pattern mix that I think goes well together. And there is just something easy and classy about a blazer over a collared shirt!

Kelly green has quickly become just about my favorite color. I love the combination of the damask print crops, lacy white tank, and bright blazer.

This dotted cardigan from GAP is one of my favorite items of clothing. The print and colors are just so fun. I also really like the addition of the bow which comes from a neck-tie blouse.

5. When not blogging what do you do?
I'm a beauty school dropout turned English/Communications grad who ended up in the finance industry. Currently I am working on my teaching credential on the side so that I can teach high school English Language Arts. Between the credential program, working full time, and blogging I don't have a lot of free time! When I do have free time I love to read, garden (I'm a little old lady at heart!), watch old movies or Dexter, and waste spend hours on Pinterest and Instagram. I also have a boyfriend of three years (any day now, babe!) and two sweet pups, Molly and Kate.

6. You can only shop at one store the rest of your life...What would it be?
Going to cheat a little by saying Nordstrom! That way I'd have access to a wide variety of brands I love such as Kate Spade (gotta get my handbag fix) and my Paige Denim (aka my uniform pants).


  1. What a fun idea, girls! Loved reading more about Lauren here too.

  2. This sounds like a great idea, I'm looking forward to linking up!

  3. Thanks so much for the kind words, Jenn! I am SO excited to be doing this with you. :)

    Style of One's Own

  4. I adore Lauren's blog, plus I'm jealous of her long smooth locks! ;o)

    1. Tell me about it! Her hair is to die for!!

  5. That third outfit was one of my faves from her too! I'm excited for this link-up since I love both of you :)

    1. Aw Thanks Jessi! We would love to have you link-up!

  6. Really excited you guys are doing this! And I agree that Lauren is one of the sweetest and supportive bloggers! I always love reading her comments she leaves on my blog - they are genuine. And her style is amaze! You guys make a great collaboration!