Each week we will feature bloggers we love. This week, we share a quick interview with the lovely Jessie Artigue from Style and Pepper, a blog showcasing the best in fashion, styling and Jessie’s personal style photos.
For readers who are not familiar with your blog, please tell us a little bit about yourself and describe your blog!
Hi there! My name is Jessie and I am a wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger over at my little internet home, Style & Pepper. My blog began as a simple street style site (originally The Concrete Catwalk), slowly evolved into a place where I shared my own personal outfits, and now includes several other fun features like DIY style projects, shopping tips and healthy cooking recipes. I think Style & Pepper is a great example of how your own personal goals and style can change over the course of time, and love looking back at how the different phases of my life have affected my writing voice, my fashion sense, and most notably, my career. I live in Hoboken, NJ (right across the Hudson from NYC), live for creative collaborations, and am not complete without: my adorable husband, really spicy food, good stand-up comedy, and running along the Hudson River with my pup.
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What are some of your favorite shops? Brands?
Thrift stores! At least half of my wardrobe is vintage/secondhand. My favorite shops are J. Crew, Need Supply, Urban Outfitters, and a large collection of online vintage stores.
Tell us your favorite shopping story.
My favorite shopping stories nearly always revolve around something vintage. Notably, I remember when I found my vintage Bally brogues at a thrift store I was visiting for the first time in Kansas City… The “special” shoes were displayed just one at a time to prevent people from walking off with a pair, but I didn’t realize that at first. When I found the gorgeous right shoe, I tried it on and it fit perfectly! I was SO devastated that there was only one! I briefly considered buying the ONE shoe (so silly!) because it was SO pretty and in perfect condition, but then it occuered to me that I should ask an employee what was up. She of course, had the other shoe behind the counter, and I left with the pair for under $10!
What shopping item are you looking for?
Thanks for the interview Jessie! For more doses of style, visit Jessie on Style and Pepper.