Stylin' & Profiling: Kelly Russell of Girl's Guide Chicago

Name: Kelly Russell

Profession: blogger/owner of girlsguidechicago.com and an online boutique, audreypamela.com (I used to be a preschool teacher! But I’m taking a break and doing some things on my own, which I LOVE.)

Favorite Color: Blue

Least Favorite Color: Red, when it comes to clothes I just never go for anything red.

Style Description: Classic. I love wearing a basic top and a great pair of jeans and then adding a few great accessories and a great pair of shoes to really dress up my look. Shoes and accessories can really make your outfit.

Style Icon: Victoria Beckham, I just love everything about her.

Favorite Brands/Designers: I don’t know if I have a favorite or least favorite. I really enjoy looking at fashion and appreciating it for what it is, even if it’s something that I would never wear. Fashion is a form of art. I just think fashion and style is so interesting, you can learn so much about someone from their style.

Favorite Shoe Style: A great pair of wedges. I LOVE stilettos, they are so beautiful but I just can’t wear them anymore.

Least Favorite Shoe Style: Clogs, they are cool for some people, they just don’t look good on me.

What You Love to Wear: Right now I’m really into maxi dresses for the summer. They are so easy to wear and always make you look so put together.

What You Hate to Wear: Anything with a lot of flowers on it.

What You are Afraid to Wear: I think I speak for many girls when I say wearing a bathing suit is the worst. I’m not afraid to wear one it’s just not my favorite thing to do. Although, I’ve been into the 50’s style bathing suits lately which I think are fun, and again they are classic. What can I say, I love a classic look.

What is Work Appropriate/Your Typical Workplace Attire: Anything I want, I work from home.

Do You Like to Accessorize (Jewelry, Scarves, etc.)? Yes, all the time, with everything. but I don’t like over the top jewelry, just simple, classic, and elegant accessories.

Favorite Stores/Boutiques: The normal stores, Loft, TJ maxx (I love to dig through the racks to find some good finds), Nordstrom. I really enjoy boutiques in other cities. When I travel I love to find a cute boutique and find something unique and different that you can’t get in Chicago. It’s a good souvenir too!

Style/Fashion Tips and/or Advice: Be yourself, don’t try to dress in anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or to look like someone else. I thought I always had to wear the newest, trendiest things, but you really don’t. I love classic looks that don’t go out of style. I maybe add in a few trendy things but I don’t push it. Oh, and if you can add some color to your style!

Stylish Aspirations: Designer bags :)

Spring Style Must-Have: A new bag and a few new pairs of sandals. I think every girl needs a new bag each season. And sandals get gross being in the city so you gotta get some new ones...

 *Follow her on Instagram:   @kellyzrussell    *Take advantage of the fab guides on her site    here   !

*Follow her on Instagram: @kellyzrussell

*Take advantage of the fab guides on her site here!

 

Stay Stylish Chicago,

Katie