9.29.2011

Girls who inspire: Liz of Sequins and Stripes

It's been a while since I have featured anyone for Girls Who Inspire, and today it's back with one of my absolute favorites. I had the pleasure of photographing Liz of Sequins and Stripes for Jess LC a few weeks ago. She is sweet, stylish and absolutely adorable.

There is something so authentic about Liz. Just stop by her blog and see what I mean. The girl has some fun with her fashion posts. No serious + pensive expressions. Lots of smiles. I love it. And the girl has got style. In fact -- I need her to set a date with my closet. It needs some help.

Name + Age: Liz Schneider, 25

Hometown: Hinsdale, IL, a lovely western suburb of Chicago

Current Home: Chicago, IL, Lincoln Park area

Photo by me

Meaning behind my blog name: Sequins and Stripes was sort of a no brainer for me. For one, they are two style elements that never seem to fail and hold up season after season. Secondly, they are a constant in my wardrobe and if you follow my blog, you may notice that I tend to wear them a lot!

Current Job: I recently left my day job to dedicate all of my time and energy into Sequins and Stripes.

Dream Job: I dream of transforming my lovely little blog into a place where people seek my help in achieving stylish lives – whether it be a personal shopper, closet makeover, event styling, and/or a wardrobe overhaul – I’m your gal! In my next life, I will own a bakery.


If I could travel anywhere…I think I would travel everywhere. I would love to pause life for a year and visit all of the magic this world has to offer. However, if I had to choose one place, I think I would visit Switzerland. It looks so breathtakingly beautiful!

Something unique about me: I am a HUGE perfectionist when it comes to writing. If I hate the way my to-do list looks, I’ll start over.

I like to: wake up early, be outdoors, enjoy my morning coffee, get dressed up, spend time with my family + friends, go out to dinner, sing in my car, try out new hole in the wall bars, watch a good movie, and catch up on my favorite blogs!

I watch: Friends, Modern Family, Sex and the City, Glee, The Office and Dexter. My favorite movies are Big Fish, Bridget Jones Diary, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Titanic {sadly…but Leo was in his prime and you can’t fight that}.



Listening To: Mumford & Sons, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison, Sara Bareilles, and country music.  As I’m writing this, Hold On by Wilson Philips is playing on my iTunes, so I’ll give them some love too.

Crushing On:
Emma Watson, she is so comfortable in her own skin, sophisticated, sweet, has impeccable style, and seems so lovely. If I have to be straight, then Jake Gyllenhall , he is such a rugged, handsome man. 


5 things that inspire me: browsing the internet, my amazing support system, spending time away from reality, chatting with the lovely ladies of the blog world, and music.

Favorite nail polish: Essie Lollipop

Favorite Perfume: Viva La Juicy for Fall/Winter and Jo Malone Orange Blossom for Spring/Summer

Favorite way to spend a Friday night: Drinking wine and chatting with my best friends

Thing you are most looking forward to this year: A month long trip to Europe with my sister {leaving in a month!}, and challenging myself to make Sequins and Stripes the best that it can be.

Favorite thing about living in Chicago: The lake. Not every city sits on a beautiful body of water lined in sandy beaches and miles of bike paths and parks!

Favorite clothing lines and designers:
My favorite lines to wear: J.Crew, Joie, Club Monaco, Rag & Bone, Rebecca Taylor, and DVF. My favorite designers include: Christopher Kane, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Peter Som, and Jenni Kayne.


Who or what inspires my style? These are tons of elements that go into inspiring my wardrobe, but I never stray too far from my personal sense of style. I’m inspired by current trends, stylish bloggers and socialites, the use of color, lovely textiles, feminine silhouettes and detail, and try to mix these elements into my somewhat classic style. Style is what you make of it! As long as you leave the house feeling confident, your personal style speaks for itself.

A big thank you to Liz for taking the time to answer these questions.
For more inspiration, check out Sequins and Stripes!

31 comments:

  1. Thank you, Danielle! So honored to be a part of this series!

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  2. I absolutely love this series. It is so fun to learn more about the ladies who inspire me in the blog world! So excited for what Liz has in store.

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  3. Great series/interview! Looking forward to what comes next on Sequins and Stripes :)

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  4. Love this series and love Liz! Her blog is one of my favs and her smiley outfit posts are the cutest!!

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  5. This is a great series Danielle!
    Liz: I also re-write To-do lists! ;)

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  6. Wow! Quitting her day job to 100% focus on her blog! I really admire that dedication. Liz seems like such a sweetie.

    www.ChampagneInSlippers.blogspot.

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  7. awesome interview! I have lots of things in common with Liz. Love her and her style! and loved getting a peek at her wardrobe. Those leopard loafers are on my wish list.

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  8. Great girl to feature! Liz is the sweetest!

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  9. It's so inspiring to read about people who are following their dreams...quite sure Liz has huge things in store for her future!!

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  10. Love her! And I totally agree, her blog is seriously so refreshing. I just adore her spunk!

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  11. I'm also a list re-writer! Cute post, I love Liz's blog.

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  12. I'm also a list re-writer! Cute post, I love Liz's blog.

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  13. Love the series, it's fun to bring bloggers together. I just starting visiting Sequins and Stripes and I adore it ~ and commend her on making the leap and leaving her day job for something more inspiring

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  14. What a fun series! I love her blog and so glad you featured it!

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  15. Liz is such a cool lady! I love her style and this list :)

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  16. I love these posts! It's so nice to get to know more about the blogger's that I follow. I've followed Sequins & Stripes since moving to Chicago, and absolutely love it!

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  17. Love Liz! And, these posts. Another great one. :)

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  18. So fun to learn more about some of our favorite bloggers! That is awesome that Liz is following her dream and I wish her much success. And I have been known to re-do a shopping list or two b/c I don't like the way my handwriting looks - ha ;)

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  19. This was so great to get to know Liz better. I agree with her about the wine+girlfriends, it's the absolute best!

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  20. What a great series! Loved getting to know Liz better...just love her style and impeccable sense of fashion! :)

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  21. i adore this series and liz is the cutest!!! style me too please!! xo

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  22. Absolutely love this and love Liz! She is so fabulous :)

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  23. Love Liz and I find her so inspiring! Great style, great girl.

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  24. THIS WAS SO FUN!!!!

    My blog is a week and a half old and having a blast meeting everyone! I'm a new follower!!

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  25. I love Liz's blog! I just want to have her closet! I love this series Danielle. It's so fun to read!

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  26. Beautiful, colorful, whimsical site. Thanks for letting me stop by.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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  27. Great series and an awesome girly to feature!
    xoxo

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  28. Danielle, I left a similar note on Liz's blog, but I'm new to the Chicagoland area and I've found your blog and the ones you've featured very comforting and great for a newbie like me! Keep up the great work!

    Sarah
    http://chenaultlife.blogspot.com

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  29. Thank you so much for introducing us to Liz! I am so excited to start reading it. That photo on the stoop is adorable. ;)

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