Heeey y'all! I'm back and bloggin'! I just had to get out of my own way, ya know what I mean? I just went for what feels right and this feels kinda good! So, this first post will be a part of a new series titled "All Up In Your Closet" where I feature some of my (and your) favorite fashion bloggers, "real life" fashionistas and fashionistos (is that a word), dope street stylers, etc. I get all up in their closets asking them some very important questions like "do the hangers in your closet match?" LOL In addition, I ask them to define their style and favorite places to shop. I really hope that you enjoy! Be sure to comment below and stay tuned for some exciting things on this here blog page!
Peace & Blessings,
Shannan Allen (@TheClosetConsultant) is a personal stylist and style blogger from Philadelphia. Shannan is the woman behind Theclosetconsultant.net. She is no stranger when it comes to fashion and providing help to women when it comes to building a functional and fun wardrobe.
For the first feature, I just had to get Shannan Allen (Shan Shan to me)! We met through Tasha Robinson of www.imperfectconcepts.com about three years ago and have been supporting and cheering one another on ever since. #womensupportingwomen
Brownstone Closets: Hey! First off...THANK YOU SO MUCH for being BC's first "guest" feature. I had you on my list at the #1 slot for this series and with you being on fire doing your "The Closet Consultant" thing it only inspired me to push through and get this off the ground!
Brownstone Closets: Define your style.
Shannan Allen: I like to define my style as fun and feminine. It can change from day to day depending on my mood. I do like to mix it up, so you may see me causal one day, sporty the next or just all around girly.
BC: Do you squat when putting on your skinny jeans? LOL
SA: LOL! No, but if I'm changing into jeans in the back seat of my car when I shooting for my blog I have to do a little jiggle and pull action to get those babies on.
BC: Walk-in or reach-in closet?
SA: Walk-in for sure.
BC: Do all of your hangers match? Be honest!
SA: Of course they do Naisha, what kind of personal stylist do you take me for if I didn't have matching hangers?! Now I need to see your closet and do some hanger investigation! LOL!
BC: Favorite item in your closet and why?
SA: My blazer because I can pull together a look in a short amount of time and transform it from basic to chic without a lot of effort. Blazers are a staple and a must have in every woman's closet.
BC: I channel Sade when I'm getting dressed, who do you channel? What do you do?
SA: Hands down it is Beyoncé. I just turn on her music while I'm getting dress and mentally imagine I'm getting ready to hit the stage so you know I gotta make sure I'm fly! Works every time.
BC: Any OOTD gone bad moments? Like saggy tights syndrome?
SA: I can't say I've ever had an OOTD gone bad, but I did leave the house once with two totally different shoes on. My saving grace was the fact that both shoes were the same color but the style of both shoes were different. I still laugh about that one.
BC: Favorite store to shop.
SA: Too many to choose from, but if I have to I would say ASOS because they carry so many brands and you can find some of best clothes that you won't find on other websites.
BC: Fashion blogger that you're crushing on?
SA: I'm totally crushing on Kyrzayda (@kyrzayda_) right now, I love everything about her style.
BC: What can we expect from The Closet Consultant this summer/spring?
SA: You can definitely expect to see more fashion coming your way. I'm working on some things that I can't reveal right now that I'm excited about, but I promise you won't be disappointed!