With every new picture that is submitted from this stylish gal, we can't help making mental notes of each perfectly coordinated outfit. Perhaps it's her love for everything French that gives her that je ne sais quoi! Kaity of Brownie Diaries kindly answered some of our questions and shared with us a few of her style secrets, so read on to get to know our newest Ruchette of the Month!
Which Ruchette style do you identify with the most? Rustic, Polished, Classic, Retro or Girly?
I had to go rewatch the most recent Breakfast at Ruche to figure out my answer to this question! I think I'm equal parts Classic and Girly. I'm drawn toward pieces with really classic shapes and cuts, but I also love a little feminine touch, like lace or ruffles or polka dots, with most of my outfits. And of course you can never go wrong with pearl earrings and a good red lip - the perfect balance of the two styles!
Where can we find you on a Friday night?
Fridays in college were usually occupied by dinners with girlfriends to chat [or complain!] about our classes. Now that I've graduated, I'm still in the process of adapting my lifestyle. If I'm not out with friends I'm usually at home relaxing with some television or a good book! Everyone needs some down time every now and then, right?
What are a couple of your goals and aspirations after graduation?
I'm currently in the process of applying to medical school, so my biggest aspiration is becoming a doctor! I'm also a major Francophile at heart - I've been studying the language for 9 years - so I would love to plan another trip to France sometime in the not too distant future.
We love that you chose to study French and bio! French and Biology are very different from each other, how did you decide to study both?
I started taking French classes in high school and completely fell in love with the language, so I knew going into college that I absolutely wanted to major in French and continue to improve my speaking skills. I picked up a second major in biology during my second year of college, after taking a couple of intro classes reminded me how much I enjoy the subject! Plus all the science classes have come in handy with preparing for medical school.
How would you describe your favorite ‘go-to’ outfit this season?
September in Alabama is essentially still summer! I usually find myself wearing my favorite sundresses through at least October [you can check my Frocktober posts from last fall for proof!]. If I were living somewhere where the temperature actually dropped below 70° I'd totally be busting out my favorite boots! I love the combo of colored tights and boots; it's perfect for in-between weather like autumn, when it starts to cool down.
Who’s your style icon?
I've always really admired Audrey Hepburn! Her style was so sophisticated and timeless. Her boyish figure was totally not the norm at the time, but she still figured out how to make fashion work for her.
If you were a season, which would you be?
Absolutely fall! The traditional color palette consists of so many of my favorites - beautiful rich shades like burgundy and mustard and dark jewel tones. I think having grown up in Colorado really contributed to my love of this season; there was such a palpable excitement in the air when September and October would roll around, bringing changing leaves and the possibility of the first snow. Plus I'm completely addicted to all things pumpkin-flavored!
Flats or heels?
Heels! Just because I don't get to wear them very often; unfortunately closed-toe shoes are more appropriate for a laboratory environment. There's still a little girl inside Me who feels extra grown up and fancy when she gets to wear heels!
Solid colors or eclectic prints?
Solid colors. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to prints - I tend to stick with just stripes and polka dots. But solid colored pieces make great canvases for pretty accessories!
And last, but never least, what is your favorite thing about being a Ruchette?
The Ruchette community is such a positive place, and I love that it celebrates different girls with different styles and different bodies. Ruche does such a great job helping keep that kind of sweet, vintage style alive for girls like me.
--Kaity of Brownie Diaries
Send your outfit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured in our Style Files and for the chance to become our next Ruchette of the Month! *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item. In addition, be sure to mention why you love being a Ruchette, and let us know if you have a personal blog too!