Fab Friday: Farrah Estrella
Fresh off a very intense brainstorming retreat, complete with booze-induced fancies about living fashionably on desert islands and the like, we here at Deal Divas are reinstituting yet another lively feature aimed at exposing readers to the diverse world of fashion through the eyes of people who live it every day: You all!
Fab Friday, as our most avid readers will remember, is an occasional feature that dishes on styling tips, fashion trends and trade shopping secrets from men and women who live right here in the Tampa Bay area.
Today, we give you Farrah Estrella, an Examiner.com writer who's been covering local and national runway shows, store openings, product debuts and other fashion news over at Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. She's also hosted trunk shows (which have garnered coverage by both English- and Spanish-language media, including CNN Latino and Telemundo Tampa) and a blogger conference to teach other fashionistas the ropes.
Do you want to be featured? Reach out on Twitter @DealDivas, or shoot us a photo plus some info about yourself using the email addys on the right of this page! Need extra inspiration? Check out other Fab Friday posts here, here and here.
Name: Farrah Estrella
Style philosophy: I love comfort over everything. When I am comfortable I am confident. I also love color; I don't wear a lot of black. As a plus size woman people think that you should always wear black. I have made it a priority on my blog to show my readers that plus size women can wear color, prints and stripes, it's all in how you style it and knowing your body type. I would describe my personal style as classic and conservative. Accessories are definitely my favorite thing, the bolder the better. Statements necklaces are my all-time favorites.
Best deal ever: I love sales and a good bargain!! My best deal ever was a pair of shoes at Bealls Outlet. They were $12 dollars and had 95% off. I ended up paying less than a dollar for them.
Favorite places to shop: My favorite place to shop for clothes is Lane Bryant, for shoes and handbags Macy's and Nordstrom. I also shop at Ross, Kohl's, TJMaxx and Marshalls when I am looking for deals.
Random fun fact: I'm an only child, chocolate lover and I love photography.
Your outfit: My dress is from the Lane Collection by Lane Bryant, as well as my shoes and necklace. The clutch is from Aldo.