Mara of M Loves M always wows us with her sophisticated style, almost too pretty to eat recipes, and voice filled with authenticity and graciousness. A true fashion lover, Mara shares her unique personal style in outfit posts and also works as a professional in the fashion industry. Residing in Los Angeles with her husband Matthew (the other "M" of M Loves M!) and her adorable pup Ginger, Mara's blog follows her daily life, musings, and adventures. We are so excited to have this savvy and stylish blogger as our Ruchette of the Month!
Describe your sense of style in 5 words or less.
Feminine, classic and fun!
Who or what inspires your style?
I've always been inspired by the different eras. I love the feminine and classic looks from the 50s and the chic, mod looks from the 60s, and bohemian casual looks from the 70s. I'm also inspired by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and my present day girl crush, Olivia Palermo.
What's the most rewarding and most difficult part about running a lifestyle blog?
The most rewarding aspect of running a lifestyle blog is being able to have an amazing creative outlet. My blog has connected me with so many amazing people and friendships (and jobs!) have even come from it. The most challenging part is definitely the time management. Since I post every day, it takes away from my personal life. I would love to come home and make dinner, watch a movie or read a book, or go to bed early, but I'm usually up late on my computer. I'm either writing a post, answering emails, or editing photos. There are definitely certain nights when I just can't do it, but for the most part it's something I love and look forward to!
What is the best meal or dessert you've made lately?
I made the most amazing strawberry rhubarb pie for my Mom's birthday! It was so good and my first traditional pie. I was really worried it wouldn't turn out but it was a huge success and I can't wait to make more pies this summer.
Quick fire questions:
Phone, keys, wallet, and... lipstick!
Wine or cocktails? Wine! Red, please. :)
New York or Los Angeles? LA! duh! It's my hometown!
Matthew is... my favorite!
Spring, summer, fall, or winter? Fall. A true fall though! None of this California "fall" business.
Last but not least, what's your favorite thing about being a Ruchette?
I love how beautiful Ruche is! I always come to the site and am inspired with the lookbooks and features. It makes me think creatively about what I'm wearing. I find beautiful pieces that won't break the bank, investment pieces that I'll have forever, home items that fit perfectly into my home, and even pet items for Ginger. I also love being a Ruchette because of the community! And of course I absolutely adore my Ruche Fam! ♥
-- Mara, M Loves M
We're so happy Mara is our Ruchette of the Month! Mara's Ruchette status extends far beyond the month of July; she was our stylist for many years and will always be a part of our family. We love you Mara and we can't wait to see what you'll do next! You can even come meet Mara at our birthday event on July 12th! Join us for fun, sweets, and giveaways in honor of our 6th birthday! More details can be found on our Facebook event page!