I Heart livelovesara Capsule
Art and fashion (and pretty much anything creative) are not created in a vacuum. We look to other creators for inspiration. Lately I’m feeling super inspired by a fellow blogger - Sara Watson of livelovesara.com. I’ve been lurking on her blog for quite some time, and in fact, found the simple structure so inspiring it gave me the push I needed to finally start EE O’Brien Style! Now, as an introvert, I have been quietly receiving creative juice with no interaction, so she has no idea who I am. Sara, if you somehow inadvertently stumble across this post, thank you for giving me the courage and the spark to start doing this myself.
We don’t have identical styles, but I love her classic silhouettes and edgy details. We also have very different body types, so I need to make some different choices to flatter my curves. But, I’m a huge fan of capsules in general, as you will soon see in this blog, and she does them so well. She makes travel capsules specific to the destination that are so fun to peruse and get ideas from. I recently went to Fredericksburg, TX for a girls’ trip and used a capsule she created for the Italian countryside as inspiration for my packing. (What? Fredericksburg is wine country too, y’all!)
She incorporates a lot of band t-shirts into her looks, which give them a cool edge. Paired with solid pieces with interesting details, low-heeled shoes, and creative accessories, she pulls of a laid-back cool vibe that feels effortless, yet curated. I have a tendency to take things too far, so I appreciate her restraint. I was feeling so inspired, that I created a capsule based on her style! I’m calling it the I heart livelovesara Capsule. I added more jewelry because that’s just my thing. But trust me, I was still holding back! I have purchased a lot of these pieces for myself, so expect to see them in upcoming outfits. I also did a closet purge, because I wanted to streamline things and focus on more versatile pieces, a la Sara.
Now, I’m taking a risk revealing one of my sources here. I had a professor in college who told me that it wasn’t a matter of whether you used sources in your artwork (because everyone does), but how well you hid them. But, I’m nothing if not transparent, and I want to give a shout out to a fellow creative that is killing it, in my opinion. Plus, the whole point of this blog is to give you (whoever you are) a glimpse into my creative process and my passions, and I’m feeling passionate about this right now. So, thanks again, Sara. I love what you do. I’m going to grab that inspiration with both hands and make something of my own with it.