1.HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Rebellious. Bold. Free.
2.WHAT INSPIRES YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? My LIFE inspires my style. For years I lived near Washington DC (my husband was a politico) where everyone wants to be/look like Jackie Kennedy. There was such pressure to look a ‘certain’ way. After 12 years I felt so trapped in that world that I shaved my head, donated my ‘Jackie’ clothes to charity. The 13th year I got up one morning and threw a bunch of clothes in the front seat of my Mini Cooper, packed up Sally, my lab/husky, pushed a Merle Haggard CD in, and high-tailed it to Texas to live out my dreams.
3.WHAT ACCESSORY CAN YOU NOT DO WITHOUT?
5.DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE? I’d have to say my crazy hair, as well as my jeans, boots and funky accessories.
6.WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTHS? My strength is that I don’t care what anyone thinks – I wear exactly what I want to wear. I’m always experimenting and not afraid to try something crazy and new. I’m always trying to mix prints or look for a way to wear something in a way it’s not meant for – cardigans upside down, a man’s dress shirt worn backwards – and my favorite – wearing something luxurious with something damaged.
7.DO YOU HAVE A STYLE ICON? – I have so many. My mother, my mother in law and oftentimes men/women on the street. I also can’t forget Iris Apfel and someone you’ve recently featured – LYN SLATER. I am a people-watcher, constantly looking for inspiration and of course my FAVORITE icon is YOU, DEAR CONTESSA!!!!
8.WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS YOU COULD NOT DO WITHOUT?
My Clinique skincare and makeup
9.DO YOU HAVE REPEAT OFFENDERS IN YOUR CLOSET IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?
Ripped jeans, worn boots, flowy tops and dresses.
10.WHAT ADVISE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN OVER 50 or over 40? That’s hard because I would never try to tell someone how to dress or what to wear. I guess my main advice is to be brutally honest with yourself regarding your body type. I don’t think it’s a good idea to show too much leg, cleavage or midriff although I absolutely have known some older women that could get away with midriff-baring tops or short skirts. If you are one of those lucky ones just pick one to feature – not two, and definitely not three. The trick is to KNOW if you can pull it off. If there is any doubt, then DON’T.
11.DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY? NO! I consider myself the ‘bad-girl’ of fashion. I am 100% sure this stems from my childhood of what ‘nice girls’ were supposed to wear and how I was expected to look as a Washington wife. I absolutely HATE the way society judges people on the way we look/dress. People decide if you’re rich, poor, professional, nice, mean, lazy or whatever ALL based on how you look/dress/what you drive. I simply don’t give a rat’s behind. I’m going to wear/do/drive whatever the heck I want.
12.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE GO TO SOURCES? Magnolia Pearl, Free People, Farm Girls and Fancy Frills, Rebel Mary’s
13.DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DESIGNER THAT YOU ARE DRAWN TO? Robin Brown also known as Magnolia Pearl….I discovered her when I was still in Washington DC. For several years I was stalked by a neighbor (woman) and she had the police at my house every single day under false pretenses. When the police didn’t believe her she decided to change her focus to Social Services and my 7 year old son. I literally cleaned the bathtub, cooked dinner and went to bed at night in heels/pearls in terrible fear they’d actually show up. (My book ‘False Victim’ details this in full). It was during this period of my life I discovered Robin and her designs. On nights I couldn’t sleep I’d go to the Magnolia Pearl website and dream of her clothes, her farm and her lifestyle, in general. She gave me hope and literally changed my life. I’m visiting her store this summer.
KATHIE, has a BLOG which we ALL should take a peek at click
ADVENTURES Of an AGING BEAUTY QUEEN!
SHE has written TWO BOOKS that LOOK very INTRIGUING.I believe they will be available for SALE come JULY FIRST.
So, you BOOK WORMS out there BEST put them on THE LIST!
AMAZON will HAVE THEM………….
ALSO, if you want to FOLLOW KATHIE TRUITT on INSTAGRAM that is HOW I FOUND HER or SHE FOUND ME?
I hope you all enjoyed a glimpse into this TEXAS GALS LIFE!
PS. SHE LIVES IN A HOUSE SHE CALLS ROSEBUD COTTAGE!
Now as YOU know by NOW I do this SERIES with MY buddy CINDY HATTERSLEY the ever so CHIC decorator down by MONTEREY and CARMEL.If you do this the way we set it up YOU NOW GO to HER SITE by clicking HERE TO FIND HER BLOG!
I will BE CHECKING to see if YOU ALL LEFT A COMMENT OVER THERE!!!!!!!!!!!
IF YOU HAVE NEVER LEFT A COMMENT BEFORE DO IT NOW AS AN ACT OF KINDNESS!!!!!!!
YOU MAY BE SURPRISED AT HOW FUN SOME OF THEM ARE TO READ!!!!!!!
STRETCH YOURSELF……………become just a little bit MORE COMPUTER SAVVY!!!!!!
THIS IS A TEST TO SEE IF YOU ARE EVEN READING AFTER THE PHOTOS STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MAKE ME PROUD READERS!
DON’T LET ME DOWN!
PS.I will not be able to APPROVE comments for a few days as I have an ADVENTURE AWAITING ME!
NO ACCESS TO MY BUTTON on this silly machine!
If you are a FIRST time commentor DON’T FRET I have to PUSH A BUTTON for it to SHOW UP!
AND that is what I AM talking about………..THANK YOU FOR DOING IT!
ALL COMMENTS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY SUNDAY NIGHT!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED KATHIE TRUITT and her AMAZING SPIRIT!
PS. KATHIE, I know MAGNOLIA PEARL TOO from the magazines etc………….SHE has created MAGICAL OUTFITS!
I wish I could GO with YOU!