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There was a time not so long ago when if you mentioned you were the creator of a personal style blog, the perception was that this pursuit was somehow at odds with being a fully realized, intelligent human being. Or that it couldn't be for a woman of a certain age, or that because it was fun, popular, and lighthearted it was not to be to be taken seriously as an art form or a business model. Thankfully, none of those perceptions turned out to be accurate, which is convenient because at this point, I think we can all agree that they were utter nonsense. The reality is this; personal style is unique in that it encapsulates many things; the art of expression, the business of commerce, and the creation of something desirable out of necessity. It is literally one of the most inclusive things you can dream-up...or at least it ought to be. 

So here's the deal; I'm an American who spends a chunk of the year in the Highlands of Scotland, and another chunk in Florida. I've been blogging about style for a good number of years now, and that led to the launch of the Highland Fashionista vintage shop on Etsy, and its sister shop Puzz Factor vintage puzzles.  I also have satellite preloved modern clothing shops on Depop, Vinted and eBay. As a dedicated lifelong thrifter, I am enthusiastic about encouraging others to consider vintage and preloved shopping; to shift focus a little more outside of the box and return to a practice of honing and curating a truly unique personal style. Mind you, I'm not anti high street or designer fashion, quite the opposite! I believe that curating personal style is all about creating balance and selecting pieces for the story they tell, regardless of provenance. At the end of the day, all of the items in my e-commerce collections and on the blog are there because they are unique, useful, have character, and are fun. At the end of the day, this is supposed to be fun, right?

 

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