"Style is what you are. It's your essential self." -John "Black Jack" Bouvier III
I read the quote above in a book about the younger years of Jackie Kennedy. It really spoke to me. I have been thinking about style and what it means to each of us alot. People have often said to me or asked me why I am so dressed up when what that means is I took a shower and did my hair. This applied when I was in college (and later law school), when I was 9 months pregnant with twins, when I had three kids at home under the age of 3, when I was a stay at home mom with a husband starting his own business. I have always felt that how I look on the outside is a reflection of who I am on the inside. Not in a shallow "status bag" kind of way but in a way that says I care about myself and I care about others enough to present the best of myself to the world. This kind of style transends whether you have a preppy style, a punky style, a romantic style or any other kind of style.
My personal style tends to be more classic. Pencil skirts, cardigans, dark trouser jeans, well cut shirts, ballet flats etc. Yes I mostly buy my stuff from Jcrew or get it on ebay or over at the JCA Exchange. What does style mean to you?