6.23.2011

True Style

Hello everyone!

I have been walking on sunshine the last two days.  I think the official start to summer may have contributed to some of my happiness, but also I think it is just the overall joy that summertime brings to me.  There's just something about the slower paced way of life as well as being with my family, the Cuties, and my friends here in my home that puts me in a state of bliss!

Today's post is my summertime version of a "deep" post.  As I mentioned last week, I like to keep this blog grounded with some more serious posts every now and then but hadn't really been inspired by anything serious lately, until I thought of the idea for today's post.

Who and what do you think of when you think of true style?

Maybe Jackie O?

Or royal Kate?

Perhaps you think of the glamorous Grace Kelly?

Maybe you even think of me! 
KIDDING...of course!

When I think of Jackie, Kate, Grace, and countless other women that exude style, I think of more than just the beauty and fashion that they may have in common.  Each of these women possesses something more that gives them style.

In the Blogworld, it is easy to get caught up in shopping for all the latest fashions and the materialistic aspects of style.  However, while it is fun to swoon together over these things, it is also important to remember that style is so much more than a clothing label.

Style is not just what you wear, it's how you wear it.

For example, we can all think of "that girl"--the girl that may have the best clothes and always look put together, but behaves in the trashiest ways.  To me, though the girl may have fashion sense, she does not possess true style.

True style is characterized by confidence, poise, a smile, grace, kind words and gestures, etc, etc...

Women that possess these traits and carry themselves with dignity have style regardless of what they're wearing.  So the next time you splurge on that must-have wardrobe piece, also remember that your style comes from within!

Who are your style icons?  What do you think gives a woman true style?

Have a STYLISH day!

40 comments:

  1. Great post. I loved all three of those ladies, and you, too.

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  2. love you for this, grace and style shine from within and are reflected outwardly!

    xoox

    kHm

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  3. Love your idea of style..very much how I see it. Its so much more than the clothes you are wearing, its an attitude, a certain grace and clearly not everyone has it. But I love your icons and Grace Kelly is my personal all time favorite along with Jackie. Both such elegant and refined ladies with understated timeless style!

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  4. What a wonderful post! I totally agree that it's how you wear it. Grace never goes out of style.

    P.S. So glad you are having a wonderful summer, spending time with family, friends and the cuties!

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  5. Kate definitely has style...I love her...her style is classy but not uppity!

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  6. Ali, your blog post made my day! I think this message is extremely important and gets lost in our day to day lives and interactions. Thank you for reminding me what truly matters, which is how you treat people and how you carry yourself.

    To answer your question, my style icons are Grace Kelly and Ms. Reese Witherspoon.

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  7. I agree, style is not just what you wear but what comes from within. I have many style icons, but I am currently loving Kate-she always looks so simple yet stylish. Style icons can be anyone whose taste in fashion and personality you admire- I even have friends who I would consider style icons!

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  8. I love all of these women, and you are exactly right. I think sometimes girls lose focus on what style really is, I know I am guilty of wanting the most expensive dress, purse or shoes. I love the message you are getting across in this post!

    And my style Icon has always been Audrey Hepburn. She was so graceful elegant, and poised.

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  9. I totally agree! My friends used to call me a "label whore" in high school, but I try not to get caught up in names, labels, etc. I just have my own style and I wear it proudly :) xox

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  10. Great post! I totally agree, and can think of MANY girls from my college (known by many as Southern Millionairs University) who had all the money in the world to buy any clothes they wanted, but they never carried themselves well.I do admit to getting caught up in labels myself, but I like to think I do it with grace and not flash.

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  11. jackie a beautiful woman !
    kisses

    http://thecityofclothes.blogspot.com/

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  12. Every day that I read, I think you and I are more and more the same. I love Jackie O and Kate's styles, but I also love to incorporate Audrey Hepburn (in Breakfast at Tiffany's). And I 100% agree about the way people act reflecting in their style. I also firmly believe that people are prettier (or uglier) physically when they have great personalities. Happy Thursday, Allie!

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  13. Such truly beautiful and timeless ladies (and of course you are included in that group!!) Gorgeous post my dear!

    Also, come on over when you have a moment, there is a surprise for you :) xo

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  14. I think I would love to embody Jackie O...but not sure if I always pull that one off :)

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  15. AUH-MAZING post....and I couldn't agree with you more.

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  16. LOVE this!!! I have been obsessed with Jackie for years! Also, congrats on winning Trish's giveaway!!

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  17. What a sweet post! Style icon has been Audrey for as long as I can remember, Blair and Serena from the Gossip Girl books (I could picture their fashions even before it became a tv show!), and of course my newest obsession, Kate Middleton :)

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  18. Such good women! I turn to Rachel Bilson for her contemporary traditional style.

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  19. What a wonderful message! True beauty and style come from within... and these lovely ladies surely have both! I can't forget to add Audrey to my list of classic beauties. XO

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  20. so true! Audrey has always been my girl but lately Kate Middleton is taking top spot!

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  21. Love this post :) I often this of Grace Kelly :) You are so right about true style coming from within too!

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  22. So true! I absolutely love the point of this post. Style really is so much more than what Lilly skirt you own or the Vineyard Vines trend you follow.

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  23. This is a great interpretation of style. I'm always drawn to people who wear their clothes with confidence, no matter where the clothes are from

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  24. Love this post! You couldn't have said it better!! Some girls think just wearing preppy attire is class, yet they act like fools. Awesome post<3 It's funny because Little Miss Southern Love & I have discussed how much money some people spend on alcohol. Sorry, but I would rather shop! ;)

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  25. Great picks!! Love their style...and yours!!!! Okay...mentally telling myself to stop the Target/Old Navy stuff and try to mimic the actual styles I love....seriously, I have enough comfy clothes. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  26. jackie is the epitome of classic style.

    it is so, so easy to get caught up in labels, and i know exactly what girl you mean you refer to the person that has nice things but is just down right obnoxious.

    great post!

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  27. great post!! i love those women too! and totally agree with your views!

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  28. Love this post and it's so so true!

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  29. Of course, I love the classic style of Jackie O. and Grace. And though I don't love all the hype surrounding the Middleton sisters (I don't dislike them, I just dislike hearing about their every move!), they have classic, amazing style.

    And of course, you have classic style! :)

    xoxo
    lamb loves

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  30. Kate Middelton's style is classic, yet young. Love it! Of course Grace Kelly is a personal favorite as well!

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  31. This is such a great post!! I was thinking the same thing the other day... it's easy to get caught up in the "materialistic," especially when the blog world is full of cute things to buy and new trends, etc., but that's not what really makes you happy! I love this post and how thoughtful it was :)

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  32. Beautiful. I'm so glad you said this, especially the *way* you said it, because it really is true...it's so easy to get caught up in the materialistic aspect of life, and while that is fun and all, it will never give you true happiness and contentment! (c: Thanks for the great reminder...and every time I think style, I think the late and great Audrey Hepburn...

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  33. One of the things I LOVE about your blog is that you're not afraid to post about things that really matter. This is one of your best by far! To me, a lady with true style is one who is gracious to others, as well as herself. She accepts her faults and realizes that, by finding the best in others and telling them so, she is opening the door for her best to shine through. Thanks for being such a sweetheart Allie!

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  34. I'm suddenly singing "You're never fully dressed without a smile" from Annie.

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  35. great post love your picks of style icons!
    xox emily

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  36. Oh girl... so true! Man I love Jackie O... I even did a elementary school project about her one year! :) Inspired at such a young age :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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