she's a BEAST.. Style Crush!

    Style can be defined in many ways, for me it's feeling bold and confident but most of all being comfortable. When I thought of this style spot I immediately thought of my college friend Quay, I absolutely LOVE all that she is and what she wears shows it. Enjoy our interview as I get an insight on her definition of style, and her go-to item!
RM:   Would you call yourself a fashionista?
LM:    I believe a fashonista is someone who is completely committed to fashionable clothing, high end fashion, and all the latest trends. I just enjoy being creative, having fun, and looking cute! I mean what girl doesn't want to look good. So to answer your question, I do not consider myself to be a fashionista. REAL fashionistas do not believe in trends nor do they follow them.

RM:   What inspires your style?
LM:    People. Different lifestyles, genders, diverse cultures, various ethnicities from all different walks of life. Ranging from Michelle Obama in the White House to a woman in a grocery store, or a man pumping gas at a gas station. I love it all! The key is to be observant and determine what inspired them to wear what they wear or their style and in return it inspires me to be ME.

RM:  Do you have a "go-to" item?
LM:   I do. A denim jacket. You can’t go wrong with a denim jacket. I love jackets, blazers, coats period. I think it’s the perfect accessory to any outfit. It’s just fitting! For some reason it gives an outfit just enough spice and we all need a little spice in our lives every now and then.

RM: What item or outfit makes you feel most like yourself?
LM:  I would say……. A Midi skirt. I absolutely adore Midi skirts. Particularly a high waist Midi Skater Skirt. I’m such a girly girl and I try to express that through my choice of clothing. That’s the best item suitable for my style.

RM:  Favorite place to shop?
LM:   I actually don’t have a favorite place to shop. I usually find great pieces in all sorts of stores. I love the thrift store, Marshalls, TJMaxx, Forever 21, and JCPenney. Believe it or not but JCPenney has one of the best collections for fall. I can guarantee you can find some amazing pieces at a reasonable price. Best store for denim as well and for styling on a budget!

RM: Biggest fashion secret?
LM:  This is a good one. My biggest fashion secret is to be YOURSELF. I tell my daughter and myself all the time, no one can beat you at being YOU! There is no one else on this earth as special and uniquely handcrafted like you. Consider yourself to be a masterpiece. Valued and created like nothing before. Don’t try to compare yourself to others because comparison is the thief of joy. So why allow tangible things to steal our joy. I understand we may not have everything we want or all the latest trends but I say use what you got and create magic! Everything and everyone has beauty. Find your beauty. Just be YOU.

To one of my favorite Miami Queens Quay, thank you for being you!!!