Shop the Post: Styling a Blazer Two Ways with Erin Busbee
I’m super excited to share my lifestyle blogger friend Erin Busbee with you today! We met here in Telluride, CO a few months ago and hit it off immediately. Erin is a beautiful mother of two who juggles her busy life with style and grace here in the mountains. We enjoyed this photo shoot together where we each chose a blazer from our closets and styled them in our unique ways. Scroll to the bottom of this post to shop to shop my look. Please visit Erin’s website BusbeeStyle.com to shop hers.
I wanted you all to get get to know Erin better so I asked her a few questions:
MM: How are you enjoying the full-timers life in Telluride, CO? Is the lifestyle here what you expected?
EB: I knew that I loved Telluride after spending so many summers and vacations here, but I wasn’t sure I was going to love it year round. It’s actually better than I expected, and those expectations were already pretty high. I am LOVING life here!
MM: Your website empowers women of all ages. You have a focus on styling for ladies over 40 ~ what are a few haute tips that you recommend for this age group?
EB: I think it’s important to understand your body, and what fits and flatters you. I also think that as we get older we can still rock just about anything with certain modifications.
I started a series, called “Style Reboot” to help reboot your style. Many of us get lost in the style department because we’ve spent decades caring for everyone else. I think my series will help get you back on track!
MM: As a mom juggling two young kids and a busy job, that means you likely have to cook. Do you like to spend time in the kitchen? What is your go-to meal that you know the kiddos will love?
EB: When I am passionate about something, watch out. I will read, study, work, practice until I’ve mastered it. But, sadly…cooking has never been a passion. If I ever made a ridiculous amount of money, a personal chef or meal delivery service would be tops on my list! 😉
My go-to family meal is baked or grilled chicken, steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes.
MM: What trends are you super excited about for Spring/Summer fashion?
EB: I just bought a gorgeous lavender dress. I’m excited to see this color coming back. I also love all the white pieces…white dresses, white shoes, white boots, white bags. White feels so fresh and modern. Not to mention it’s the perfect blank canvas for all of your favorite accessories!
MM: Who are some of your favorite style icons?
EB: I really love to see what Olivia Palermo puts together. I think she artfully mixes elegant and modern pieces. Rachel Zoe has accomplished amazing feats and has paved the way for stylists. And, of course I want to mention fashion bloggers. Bloggers like Rachell Parcell, Chriselle Lim and Something Navy, all have their own clothing lines, a very impressive and inspirational milestone.
MM: Ocean or Mountains….whats’s your favorite look to style?
EB: Probably the ocean since it feels a bit more romantic and conceptual. Mountain style is very casual and comparable to many other places that aren’t necessarily in the mountains.
MM: Finally, Red, White, Rosé or Bubbly??
EB: That’s an easy one, I do not drink…so none of the above. How about green tea or Diet Coke?
You can also follow Erin on Instagram & watch her fantastic videos on YouTube as well. She’s got great style tips for women juggling life in their 40’s.