about me

August 19, 2010

Hey there! Thanks for visiting! My name is Linda and this is my site. It’s a fashion/style blog that is for all the girls who want to look their best everyday. I don’t lead a particularly glamorous life, but that doesn’t mean I want to wear sweats everyday. I don’t consider myself an expert in the field of fashion. But I do consider myself an expert in enjoying it. I started this site because I was getting so inspired by other sites I had seen (many of them are in the sidebar on the left) and wanted to get in on the fun. But it’s taken me a long time to get here.

Growing up, I always loved buying clothes and using clothes to suit my mood. But it wasn’t until I got married (in 2005) that I started to find my own identity with clothes. My mom had always dressed me and I just sort of followed her rules for the most part. After I got married, I realized that I wanted to make a new set of rules for myself. So, I asked a few friends, who have amazing style, to take me shopping. And it started there.

I am still transforming and feeling more like myself everyday. This blog is because I want to do the best with what I’ve got and only continue to get better in all aspects.  I know I have so much more to learn and I’m excited to learn from everyone who chooses to participate in this site with me.

I live in the mid-west (St. Louis) with my husband Bob and one doggie, Bella. Bob and I are self-employed and get to work from home! He’s the best husband a girl could ask for!

Here are a couple of my favorite posts:

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  • http://goodlifeforless.blogspot.com Jill

    Fun post! I didn’t realize you lived in the mid-west… I love to know where all my fav bloggers are from so I can plan out my world-blog-tour one day where I can visit all my virtual friends. Ha! My grand plans… I’m half crazy!

  • Rosa in DC

    Oh fun post! I really like your style, it’s fun and I am impressed that since you work from home, you always look so cute. I would probably be in my PJs if I work from home, LOL.
    I lived in the midwest for about 10 years, Indianapolis to be exact.
    I recently found your blog and I love it.

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    Yeah! Or we could just meet in Chicago!

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    Thanks Rosa!

  • Kayla

    I love what you’re trying to do. It’s a great idea. I can’t wait to come back and be a constant reader.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    Thanks Kayla!

  • http://saltwatering.blogspot.com Leigh

    You and your husband are adorable together!

    After I met my boyfriend (of 5 years) I definitely started to develop my sense of style, partially because he loves to see me dress up. But I think it’s also that I got a bit older and started to realise who I was.

    Saltwatering.

  • http://www.dearkate.tumblr.com katie

    disclude the parts about st. louis and being married to bob, and i would have thought this description was me!
    thanks for sharing! great post!
    katie

  • http://styleunderdog.blogspot.com Style Underdog

    Thanks for this post. I really enjoyed reading about you. and Bob. and Bella.

  • http://snappycasual.tumblr.com kelsey

    cute! i love your story! i’m from the midwest, too (iowa) and my husband and i desire to someday work from home together!

  • linafe dacillo dayao

    great idea…i love ur story…

  • Meredith

    Dear Linda,
    I had a friend turn me on to this site – she is te lowdown on fashion blogs. I married the love of my life in feb 2006 (5 years next month) and that started a clothing journey that still contines. first, when I met my husband, i was in the throes of an eating disorder due to malnutrition based on a gastric bypass in Aug 2004. He insisted I dressed like a nun (which is odd because I am not Catholic, did not wear a habit or suplice and think makeup and good hair are a must). His point was that I spent a great deal of time in black and grey. Frankly, they are still my go to colors for full confidence. However, I love David so much I was willing to try blues, pinks, reds, mulberries, merlots, even greens. What a wonder color is. If I buy anthing new it comes from consignment stores where people have brought clothes with the tags on them. I have recently discovered the hospital thrift store – scoring a Marie Gray fro St John Houndstooth jacket for 9.99 and a pair of gray Sigrid Olsen 3 season pants for .75 cents. Yes, you are reading that right. I am a curvey 4’11″ and have a fantastic seamstress who is reasonable and understands fit. Shout out to Sue! In the last three months david and I bought our first house and the editing of the wardrobe has begun. I take inspiration from your rockin’ clothes combos and want to let you know if you come through Bloomington IL (halfway between the St. Louis and Chicago-land area) I would like to treat you to lunch and a whirlwind tour of our excellent goodwill store (it is on the ritzy part of town) a tromp through the Thrift store and an amazing time throught gucci,Manolos and Kay Unger dresses at Penelope’s, a consignment shop with a little more ritz than the area can take, but with amazing small sizes that would do you justice. Best of luck, Meredith

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    You’re so sweet! Yeah, next time I’m in Bloomington, I’ll look you up! So glad you’re finding your own style (and how to do it on the cheap!). It’s amazing what husbands will do to us. :)

  • http://goodiesandbesties.blogspot.com amy

    i wasn’t gong to leave a comment here (just because I thought this was form August) but since I see some current activity and a few coincidences, i couldn’t help myself. i live in chicago but am from, like meredith, bloomington, il. i give old clothes for my mom to take to penelope’s (the thrift store) once in awhile.

    adoring your blog so far…can’t wait to dig deeper and read more. only through first page so far.

    ps my style icon for 2011: Mary Tyler Moore
    http://goodiesandbesties.blogspot.com/2011/01/going-classic-for-11.html

  • Meredith

    Hi there – just a clarification because I used to work at Penelope’s – it is an upscale consignment shop for women. At times the owner works with out of town boutiques for last season blowout sales. I know because one of my best friends used to own the store. The thrift store I was referencing is associated with the hospital in town, BroMenn. However, if you are in Bloomington, you should stop in and check out Penelope’s great finds. I have the cashmere, the Betsey Johnson, Kay Unger, St. John and Stuart Weitzmanns to prove it! I think it is the only place to go in town for jeans because where else can you find 6 or 7 brands in your size? Love your blog!

  • Julie M.

    Hey! I found you through the Daybook! :) I didn’t know you were in St. Louis, although from some of the pictures, I wondered! I’m here, too! Thanks for the inspiration! You’re great!

  • http://vintagetwovogue.blogspot.com Lydia Lange

    We live fairly close to each other ( Quad Cities, Iowa) Although, I’m originally from Iowa. Loved finding a site of a follow Midwestern! We can have style too!

    Nice to meet you. Lets connect.

    lydiagraylange@gmail.com

    Lydia

  • Marie

    Hi there! I recently stumbled upon your blog and I love your style! I’m curious – you’ve mentioned that you and your husband both work from home, but what is your profession?
    I would love to design my life in a way that would offer me more freedom. If you have any advice about how to do that, or starting up a small business, I would love to hear it!

  • http://www.theconcretecatwalk.com jessie

    linda! you are just the cutest thing. :) i’m so glad we got to meet in austin, but i wish we would have gotten to talk for longer!!! i didn’t even realize you also live in missouri! you must let me know if you ever make it to kansas city, because i’d love to grab a coffee and chat about fashion-blogging! :)

    xoxoxo

  • http://Www.southbychic.wordpress.com Jill@SouthByChic

    How did I miss that you lived in STL? I’m from Belleville, IL!

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda Rose

    Really? We’re so close!

  • Jill@Southbychic

    I actually live in Texas now but I like to know someone as adorable as you is representing STL in the fashion blog world!

  • Mid_night3883

    really like that you work from home and look always great …. you don’t needs to be cleberity or someone with a fancy job to share you style which i really like ….

  • Elizabeth A.

    What kind of doggie is little Bella?  Is she a puppy in the above picture?

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda Rose

    yes, she was a puppy then. that was our first family picture. ha ha! she is a maltese-poodle mix and she’s a wonderful doggie. very playful and friendly.

  • http://fabulouslyaverage.tumblr.com Joanne Almonte Mason

    Just recently found your blog. You have yourself a loyal reader! Love your style and totally understand  the new found journey to find your personal style. You have officially been added to my Favorites! Have a fabulous day:)

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