It’s cool when writers start personal blogs that are a perfect reflection of who they are, so today, I’d love to introduce you to a rockin’ personal style blogger and friend of mine: Quin, who blogs over at SisterLadyGirl.com. It’s a blog you need to know about. After all, how many writers do you know whose blogs were inspired by their hair? (I thought so.)
Quin worked in PR for a client of the PR firm I retired from, and that’s how I met her. We’ve kept up with one another through, what else, Facebook, and I’ve been reading her unique and fun blog since I saw it on Facebook last fall.
Here’s how she describes herself: a mom to two amazing girls, wife to one incredible man, a compulsive list maker, dog lover, movie popcorn enthusiast, seeker of cathartic experiences, writer, PR girl and personal style blogger.
The irresistible tag line to her blog is Sensible style inspiration for the grown, classy and sassy woman. Every word in that tag line counts (the mark of a good writer) and every post reflects it. So let’s get to know Quin’s blog, shall we? Actually, let’s start with her hair.
“I’ve worn a version of the TWA (teeny weeny afro) for more than 16 years,” she told me, “and not necessarily as a fashion statement. It was an acceptable alternative to making prescribed visits to the hair salon, which isn’t exactly my ‘thing.’”
Boy, do I hear that. Those two hours at the salon that my greying hair now requires? I’d love to cut them and the expense out of my life. I think Quin’s on to something. Although the TWA is a new term to me, her TWA attracts attention.
“I’m always so surprised, even after all this time, when women approach me for hair styling advice,” Quin says. “I’m not kidding when I say I get stopped by total strangers at least a couple times a week to discuss my hair care regimen! If I’m being honest, though, it’s really quite flattering and I’m always happy to oblige people who respond so positively to me just being me.”
Isn’t that the true definition of style? “Me just being me.” I love that.
“After one particularly lengthy conversation with a well-meaning admirer, I jokingly said to my husband that I should start a blog about my hair since people – women mostly (and a few men) – seemed so interested.” Her husband thought it was a great idea and SisterLadyGirl.com was born in October of last year.”
Although her hair was the springboard, her blog has evolved to more of a personal style guide offering practical, affordable style inspiration to today’s Gen X woman looking for chic, sophisticated fashion solutions to fit just about any occasion. It may be aimed at GenX but I think her styles are timeless. Take a look at this:
I love Quin’s sense of style–and the polished manner in which she puts an outfit together. She’s also a pro at finding bargains, and shares her tips here.
and I love this simple but unique outfit on her, which she writes about here.
Her “Reflections” are some of my favorite posts–here’s some advice about dealing with the times life seems to get the best of you.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
“That’s my idea of who and what a SisterLadyGirl is,” Quin says. “A woman like me who knows that feeling confident in her own skin is about so much more than what she looks like. She has a bit of swagger, but she’s not conceited. She loves where life has taken her, but she’s not afraid to go a little further. My ideal reader is the woman who is grown, classy (and a little bit) sassy. And, like me, she’s interested in living a life with meaning, purpose, style and grace.”
I hope you’ll subscribe to Quin’s blog, follow her on social media and of course, be inspired by the gorgeous Quin to be your own beautiful self.
PS. You probably don’t know this, but my hair is naturally curly. I can actually do a TWA if I want. Maybe I will one day!