Ana Bogusky?…. She’s Got the Look! The Made in America Look, to be exact.
Ana is one of my loyal readers who wrote to tell me, “I am not a model. I am not a super-duper high-end fashionista. I am a mom in Boulder, Colorado, trying to look cute on an everyday basis. I have decided to commit to wearing more “Made in USA” outfits and I post photos of them on my blog.”
Ana says she loves clothing and accessories, and one of her favorite places is her closet of wonderful things. Some days she tries on many outfits and plans them from head to toe. Some days she throws on something that she already know works.
Her style is casual, but classy. Not only does she look Fabulous after 40 but she’s found a fantastic way to create awareness of a very important issue. Here’s what she told me about how she pulls it all together.
Deb: Ana- How would you describe your personal style?
Well, I think everyone’s style is constantly evolving, even if it’s just slightly. Right now, I am trying to dress in all American-made clothing, so that is my focus. But I still tend to gravitate towards a mix of classic and conservative, along with girly touches, and pops of color here and there.
Deb: Mom, wife, blogger. Ana, you have a busy life. Tell us a bit about the 3 looks you sent in and where you wear them?
|Look # 1 – Dressy
I like this look because it incorporates a pretty floral print plus starker black and white, two of my favorites. I wore this out for an Easter celebration with my family
|Look #2 – Work
This is a great outfit because it is “suit-like” without being a suit. They are three pieces by the same designer (Nanette Lepore) acquired over the years and combined for one day here.
|Look # 3 – Casual
My day-to-day life is usually pretty casual, running errands and driving kids, maybe a meeting/phone call from the car – and this is a typical look for one of those days. I like it because it is comfortable and casual, yet pulled together and creative and interesting – like me!
Deb: What’s the best style tip or advice you ever got?
“Dress the body you have,” I heard Stacy London say one day on “What Not to Wear,” and it literally changed my life. Many days I will repeat those words to myself. So many people wait to lose those last five (or ten, fifteen, or whatever) pounds that they end up wasting time. Make yourself look as good as you can today, for today.
To see more of Ana’s made in America style visit her blog: Mrs. American Made.