Her favorite fashion moments
We're taking a little stroll through the past to talk about our favorite fashion moments. Here, we walk with blogger Khola Waddy-Jones, acorporate-America-success-story-turned-fashion-blogger who now blogs about clothing from vintage finds to high-end couture atKhola's Klosetand runs an online, upscale consignment store called24Seven Couture.
First time I remember being aware of style: My earliest memory is grandmother's style. She was always dressed to the nines and taught me very early it's better to be overdressed than under. Good advice that I still practice.
First pair of shoes I remember loving: Oddly enough, because I'm not a sneaker girl now, but it was a pair of black and white Nikes with a green swoosh.
The thing I wouldn't take off as a kid: I had a pair of pink stretch pants with black splashes of paint. (Thank goodness there is no photographic evidence of that!)
Most memorable first-day-of-school outfit: Kindergarten. I had on a plaid skirt with matching vest and a crisp white shirt. Working it at five years old!
Must-have clothing item or style when I was in junior high: Guess jeans. Couldn't live without them.
What I wore in my senior pictures: I decided to go classic for my senior pictures. I seem to have been channeling someone from Nantucket. I wore a white cable knit v-neck sweater with white slim-leg pants. That's the only ensemble I'm speaking about, as the rest involved jeans that were way too high on the waist. Hey-it was 1995!
First piece of clothing or shoes I remember splurging on: First piece was a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag. I remember when it came, I sat it on the sofa and just stared at it. I couldn't believe I finally owned one... or had spent so much on a bag.
Most memorable wedding look: My own. Go big or go home. And I did! My dress had a four-foot train, and I wore a tiara.
Item in my closet I've had the longest: A pinstriped suit my grandmother bought me. I still break it out from time to time.
Items I've literally worn out: A pair of Nine West sandals that are so comfortable. I've had them reheeled twice and am working on the third.
Items I've bought multiples of: Black, long sleeve t-shirts. You can mix them with anything or wear them alone and just accessorize.
Biggest fashion miss (aka: the style moment I wish I could take back): Ouch! I once wore white stirrup pants (yes I know) with black thigh high boots. Not a good look on a girl who's 5-foot-1 with athletic legs. No, no, no.
Biggest fashion hit (aka: the style moment that made me feel most amazing): My most amazing outfit is really not that amazing in itself, but it's a can't-fail classic look: Dark slim leg jeans with a black fitted turtleneck, black high-heel ankle booties and a classic watch. You just can't go wrong with this.
All-time most memorable style moment: High school. That's when I really started to find my fashion self!