Hey dolls! Hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend! I did! Worked Saturday and then headed to the beach with my guy on Sunday for a late lunch with the fam and a stroll on the sand! Here's a few pictures! I wore the 4th & Ocean Hurley Picasso dress! It's perfect for spring! I also wore my new blue and white striped Havaianas that are great for getting sandy and just spraying off! Along with my dress and sandals combo I had a huge arm party going on from Sophie & Trey!
|Loved this look! Especially for Easter! It was fun, bright, colorful and different! |
Now I want to introduce you all one of our stunning VIP's, Katherine!
|Katherine in the Spring Showcase.|
She is awesome and has become a friend of all of us at the store! She is always walking in with a smile and we love catching up with her about the latest in life and especially talking fashion! This girl can wear just about anything and she looks like a model! Katherine was also just in our last show! She walked and was a window model for us for the Spring Showcase! She did such a fabulous job! Such a natural! I asked Katherine some questions and for her to tell us a little bit about herself!! Here is the inside scoop and her answers....
(Me) First off Katherine introduce yourself:
(Katherine) Hi! I am Katherine Selima Schwartz. I am
a law student, competitive dressage (horse-back) rider, and a loyal Sophie
& Trey shopper!
(Me) Tell us 3 random facts about you.
-Most people don’t know that I am a competitive horse-back
rider, with the goal to make an Olympic or International Team. Dressage
(basically Ballet with horses) motivates my entire life. I am taking a break
from the Dressage scene to finish law school, and I am SO excited to get back
into competition when I am done!
- I am currently finishing my 2nd year of law
school, and I cannot WAIT to be done!
-Another different thing about me is that I love hard rock
music. People are always shocked to hear that!
would you describe your style?
I always try to look elegant and classic, with a modern edge.
- Who is
your favorite runway designer? I have SO many! Balenciaga, Narciso
Rodriguez, Catherine Malandrino, Zac Posen, Chanel, DVF, Rebecca Taylor,
the one essential item you couldn’t live without? My Balenciaga handbags,
I am addicted.
store best suits your personality? Sophie & Trey or 4th
& Ocean? Both equally. Sophie & Trey always has the best fancy
dresses, flowy shirts, skirts, and heels; 4th & Ocean gives
me my gorgeous sweaters, shorts, maxi dresses, and jewelry.
long have you been shopping at Sophie & Trey? Not nearly long enough…
ha, I discovered this store around Spring 2011, and I am upset I missed
out on all the cute items that existed before then!
- How many
times a week do you stop in the stores? 2-3 usually (sometimes more if
they post cute outfits to Facebook that I can’t resist haha)
do you like most about Sophie & Trey? I love that Sophie & Trey
carries clothes that I will never see anywhere else, or on anyone else; I
think it’s the exclusivity that keeps me coming back (2-3 times a week
hehe..) I know that the fabulous little dress I pick out will not be on
anyone else. I also LOVE the people who run the store, I feel like I am
shopping with my friends every time I walk in, and that’s a great feeling.
one thing you would change if you ran the stores? Can you move closer to
Winter Park? Just kidding.. In reality, I wish they ordered more of size
XS, sometimes smalls swim on me.
your favorite purchase you’ve bought from one of the stores? Wow this is a
difficult question. I have so many! One would be the soft, red suede
blazer I purchased during the fall- it looks stunning and adds a pop of
color to every outfit. Another favorite is a strapless maxi dress I also
purchased during this past fall-it has a bustier printed top, and a solid
skirt, just gorgeous! Yet another favorite is a plunging back navy sequin
dress; every time I slip it on I feel like a bombshell! Most recently, I
am in love with the high-low cerulean blue dress with ivory lace hem, it
is drop dead gorgeous!
- Why do
you prefer shopping at Sophie & Trey and 4th & Ocean?
First of all, I love that everything fits me so well, most clothes I
purchase at other stores require alterations to fit me correctly, but
everything I have ever purchased at Sophie & Trey and 4th
& Ocean just fits so well.
Secondly, I love that everything I purchase is unique, and nearly
one of a kind (since they only order a few sizes of each item)
your favorite event we’ve done so far you’ve attended? Well, I have to say
I truly enjoyed this past spring’s fashion event! I got to model the
fabulous clothes, and it was such a fun experience.
ideas or suggestions for events, sales, window decorations, etc. that you
think would be beneficial for the stores? I think these 2 stores are
definitely doing things the right way. I absolutely love that outfits are posted on Facebook a
couple times a day!!!
is your go to outfit? I think it’s difficult to go wrong with skinny
jeans, a sexy top, a blazer, and heels. Another “go to” outfit in the
summer is always a tank top tucked into high waisted shorts, you can’t go
wrong with that combination.
are the 3 most worn items in your closet? Hmm my colored denim jeans are
definitely working a lot this spring! My maxi dresses are also a currently
popular “go to” item, and lastly, I am pretty much in love with the
strappy, studded sandals from 4th & Ocean.
trend for 2012 are you most excited about? First & foremost, the high-low skirt/dress trend is
absolutely stunning. I love that it is a sexy, yet very conservative
style. Also, COLOR BLOCKING! I love it! In previous seasons, I was always
a “black only” girl when it came to a night out, but I am loving the use
of color this spring. I also love all the stunning prints, and am also
obsessed with the “coral/turquoise” combination.
season and why? Fall. My hair is shiniest during the fall since the
humidity is gone for a while. I also love fall clothes, I specifically
adore layering a dress with a scarf, blazer, and boots.
spring color? Coral
are your beach basics? I don’t go to the beach without a large, floppy
hat, sunscreen, and big sunglasses. I am also excited (…and a little
scared) to wear my new bright blue, Brazilian cut bikini from 4th
& Ocean, with the gorgeous purple sarong I purchased from there to
- Who is
your fashion icon or celebrity you look to for style tips and inspiration?
Everyone who knows me well will say “Katie Holmes,” and its true! I
absolutely adore her. She is always dressed in classic elegance, and when
she does experiment with a trend, it looks effortless and never
over-done. I also recently
like Kate Middleton, and her fabulous dresses. She definitely knows how to
make a capped-sleeve dress look stunning with nude heels, and minimal
many pairs of shoes do you own?
Oh gosh, I don’t dare count.. (yes, it’s that bad.)
must have? Dior Show Mascara, I cannot leave the house without it in the
morning. Another beauty item I splurge on is La Mer eye cream, it’s worth
every penny to me.
do you pack for a weekend getaway? (My weekend getaway suitcase is usually
only full of riding clothes for a horse show) However, if I’m taking an
actual “vacation,” then definitely skinny jeans, some flowy tops, maxi
dresses, high waist shorts, & sandals
decade inspires your wardrobe? All of them! I love the feminine lace,
eyelets, and sequins of the 20’s; menswear of the 40’s; the classic full
skirt dresses from the 50’s; bohemian prints from the 60’s, and I am
currently in love with the loose fitting shirts of the 80’s.
- If you
could give one piece of style advice, what would it be? Know your body
type, and dress for it. Anyone, at any size or shape, can look beautiful.
Fashion is about minimizing, maximizing, and drawing the eye to certain
areas of the body using little tricks with belts, prints, and lines. Being
stylish is really just about using different techniques to make you look
gorgeous & feel confident.
What’s your most embarrassing moment? Or your favorite dessert?
I have a lot of embarrassing
moments, a fashion related moment was a few years ago. I was shopping at a
popular women’s store, when my authentic Louis Vuitton bag broke and fell right
off of my shoulder, landing on the floor. I was pretty mortified! My favorite dessert is a Chocolate
Souffle, that is made correctly, and comes out of the oven super fluffy and
ready for my spoon!
Thank you Katherine so much!!! Love being inspired by your classic and creative style! She is always gorgeous and looking straight off the runway!
Hope you got some tips and inspiration out of Katherine's interview and insight on fashion and what's in her wardrobe!