Fashion Week: Meet Zoe of Pittsburgh in Polka Dots!

If you were here yesterday to see Sarah of Coming Unstitched, and/or saw my announcement on Sunday about what's going on this week than you know that I am celebrating one year of Fashion Forward Fridays by hosting fellow Pittsburgh bloggers for Chels & the City Fashion Week. I started Fashion Forward Fridays because I wanted to prove to GQ that Pittsburgh is a fashionable city, despite their mention of our city being the third-worst-dressed in America. So for the past year, I've been randomly stopping people on the street to ask them their thoughts on fashion and Pittsburgh and feature them on this blog! Since this Friday marks the one year anniversary, what better way to celebrate than to host Fashion Week?

On to day two of Fashion Week! I have just recently (within the past month) found Zoe's blog, Pittsburgh in Polka Dots, while I was hunting around for new blogs to follow that were closer to home. And I am so glad that I did! I love Zoe's sense of style, her obvious girly touches and use of all kinds of colors just makes my little fashion lovin' heart swoon. I also love that she mixes it up on her blog daily by doing personal outfit posts, along with beauty tips, how to style celebrity looks you love and ways to remix staple pieces of any wardrobe. She writes a one-stop-shop kinda fashion blog and I really appreciate that. While Zoe is newer to blog world and the Pittsburgh sidewalk catwalk, I hope that she continues to do what she's obviously get at and learns to love our city even more each day!
All photos provided by Zoe.

For this week, I sent all of my selected Pittsburgh fashion bloggers the same list of questions I typically ask the fashionista's I find out in the city, but this week I'm letting their responses speak for themselves. Here's what Zoe has to say...

Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
My favorite places to shop are a mixture of online and brick and mortar stores. They range from small boutiques to large retail stores. Right now, I’ve been a big fan of Zara, ModCloth, Nasty Gal, J.Crew and Anthropologie.

How would you describe your sense of style? 
The best way I’d describe my sense of style is feminine and classic with a bit of edge and whimsy. Sometimes I go from eclectic mixed patterns to pearls to leather...I usually dress based on how I feel, so my style is always evolving and changing.

What are some of your favorite fashion trends right now?
I’m really loving mixed prints, such as stripes and florals together. Also, although I love a good dose of color, black and white has been one of my favorite trends in fashion and in home d├ęcor.

What is some advice you would give to someone who is looking to amp up their style?
My best advice is to make sure you have a good balance of classic and trendy pieces. If you give yourself a good base to work with, it’s much easier to integrate seasonal and current pieces into your wardrobe.

GQ named Pittsburgh the 3rd worst dressed city in the nation - do you agree/disagree and why?
I’m not surprised that GQ ranked Pittsburgh that way. From a men’s magazine perspective, Pittsburgh is a huge sports town, with some fans dawning their jerseys all year round. There isn’t exactly a huge fashion scene in the city, either. All of this makes it easy to overlook the people who actually have great style in our area.

Where did you get the pieces you are wearing in your photos?
My yellow coat is from Modcloth, sweater and top are H&M, pants are J.Crew, boots are Nine West and my watch is Marc Jacobs. The bag is vintage and was mom’s before she recently gave it to me.

Why did you start fashion blogging?
I’ve always had a love of fashion and styling and wanted to channel all my interests into one place. A blog was the perfect solution for me to have a creative outlet.

Anything else you'd like to add... 
Being new to the blogging scene, I’m excited to grow my blog and continue to develop and implement all the plans I have for it! If you’re interested in hiring me as a personal stylist, you can easily do so through www.sharesomestyle.com.
Isn't she great? I thought Zoe's classic and girly style would bring just the right amount of "prettiness" to this week, but I also love the edginess of her sweater. What do you love best about her outfit?

Be sure to enter yourself in this week's giveaway, sponsored by ModCloth and Heinz History Center and stop back every day this week to see the rest of the Fashion Week bloggers! Have a great day!

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  1. Thanks so much for the feature, Chels! You've done such a great job with this all week!


    1. Thanks, Zoe! Loved featuring all of you great ladies!


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