Le Tote & You: Meet Jessica Stroud

Meet Jessica Stroud, our Style Share winner this month. A cardiac nurse at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. When she’s not at work, she’s hanging out with her husband Taylor and dog Baker. “The weekends are spent brunching, checking out the local farmer’s market or hanging out with friends at a local brewery. There is always something new to do or somewhere new to eat in Birmingham!”
Read on to know more about all her fashion favorites, go-to outfit recipes and of course, her love for Le Tote! 

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What is the best fashion advice you’ve ever received?
This is only mildly embarrassing but I believe it was on an episode of Laguna Beach (I know) that one of the girls said “everyday is a runway show” and that idea has kind of stuck with me. I think I interpreted it as everyday there could be someone out there able to gain inspiration out of what you are wearing. I always dress comfortable but I always try to dress in a way that is different or expresses how I am feeling. Clothes are the pre-first impression before the real first impression and I believe they can give a lasting effect on people you meet.


I love Le Tote because…
I love Le Tote because I save money and always have something to wear! I have cut down the cost of my spending on trendy items because I can just spend $60 a month on everything I need!


Who wins the best dressed award in your book?
Meryl Streep has that award from me! She just exudes fabulous in anything she wears. I also really like fashion blogger Kathleen (www.Carriebradshawlied.com) I feel like her style matches mine — she can be girly in a dress with heels one day and rock a t-shirt, leather jacket and blue jeans the next.

What trends are you crushing at the moment?
I am loving off-the-shoulder tops, cozy chunky cardigans, anything velvet, and any sort of jogger pant (so comfy!).


Fashion-wise, which season do you prefer — summer or winter?
Fall fashion. I feel it’s way more versatile than summer. Here in Alabama it’s so hot that I am usually wearing shorts and a tank throughout the summer but fall and its cooler temperatures gives me a lot more to work with.

Finally, what’s the one thing every fashion girl should have in her closet?
A fantastic go-to outfit. Mine is a classic white cotton t-shirt and a pair of great quality denim jeans. This kind of outfit can easily be dressed up with heels and accessories or down with tennis shoes and a ballcap.


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