It is a wonderful fall Friday and time to celebrate another woman cultivating everyday elegance. I could not complete this series without sharing my good friend, Jennifer Connolly. She has taught me, personally, so much about elegance.
Jennifer blogs on A Well Styled Life, and as I did with each woman, I submitted questions to her to answer…so here are the answers.
1. Tell us some things about you so everyone can get to know you better.
“I currently live near Sacramento, CA. We moved here to be closer to our only grandson and to test the waters in an active retirement community.”
2. How did your blog come about and how did you select the name?
“I started A Well Styled Life after closing my image consulting business. I decided to share online what I was sharing with my clients.
I chose AWSL because how you live your life is as important as how you look, doing it:) We get to choose how stylishly we do things, and so on.”
3. What challenges have you faced as a blogger right now and how are you evolving your blog?
“I’m now a fulltime blogger. Running my blog costs a pretty penny each month so it needs to cover itself and helps support our income in my husband’s retirement.”
4. Please describe your personal style and how you decide what will be in your wardrobe.
“My personal style is pretty buttoned up. Elegance, sophistication and polish are a large part of my style recipe. I am that person who receives a phone call from the hostess, to remind me it’s “only” a backyard BBQ.
I prefer to focus on timeless classics that I can wear for many years then add some sass to with a touch of trend.
I do not buy fast fashion. H&M etc have no place in my wardrobe. I prefer to save up until I can spend more and get a higher quality garment that will be in my wardrobe for many years.”
5. How do you define elegance?
“I define elegance as a manner of behavior that is gracious, generous, restrained, kind. Elegant dress is understated, often monochromatic neutrals in classic shapes from high quality fabrics with impeccable construction.”
6. Can elegance be learned?
“Of course, elegance can be learned.”
7. What advice do you have for older women who desire to learn elegance later in life?
“I’m not sure I have any advice other than to expose yourself to the arts, read encouraging books, observe women you admire, slow down, and treat yourself like the fine piece of porcelain you are.
Go the extra mile. It just takes desire and effort.”
8. What is your biggest dream right now?
“To once again be able to travel and see parts of the world that expand my mind. To spend more time with loved ones and focus on the memories, I am making FOR them.”
She always inspires me and I am happy to share her with those who may not know of her great style. Jennifer and I will be here tomorrow, together again, to share two looks for Would You Wear It.
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