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Lisa Fine’s Week of Outfits

Lisa Fine of Quiet Town

Every morning, I see Lisa Fine, co-founder of Quiet Town, at elementary school drop-off. (Her kids go to the same school as Toby.) She always looks comfortable and cool, so it’s no surprise that “Anjelica Huston in the 1970s” is her style inspiration. With her laid-back vibe and talent for turning menswear into wardrobe staples, she’s nailing it. Here, Lisa shares five outfits she wore in a week…

Lisa Fine from Quiet Town

Sweater: Jesse Kamm, similar. Pants: Jesse Kamm. Shirt: J. Crew men’s, similar. High-tops: Converse.

“When I was pregnant, I wore stuff from the J. Crew men’s sale rack. It’s the best place to find a classic, oversized look. This striped shirt is a men’s extra large and after having babies I cut the bottom and sleeves off. Now I use it for layering all the time. Most mornings I get ready in five minutes because I’m taking my kids to school, so there are little mantras I use when getting dressed. One of them is ‘go monochromatic.’ If I put on a camel sweater and pants, to me it looks a little more elevated and planned because it’s monochromatic.”

Lisa Fine from Quiet Town

lisafinesideskirt

Sweater: Uniqlo men’s. Skirt: from India, similar. Trench: Unis, similar. High-tops: Converse.

“My husband and I went to India for our honeymoon, and I found this skirt in a vintage store. I loved the mirrors around the waist. I didn’t wear it for 10 years, but now I’m like, what took me so long? The message is definitely ‘don’t discredit the crazy things in your closet.’ The mirrors aren’t an everyday look, but with a big sweater over it, it works! Layering solves everything. My favorite layering pieces are black turtlenecks, chambray shirts, denim jackets, white fishermen’s sweaters and trench coats.”

Lisa Fine of Quiet Town

Sweater: J. Crew men’s. Slip: La Petite Coquette, similar. Hat: Rag & Bone. Clogs: From Tokyo, similar.

“I’m always shopping different parts of my dresser. Why not sleepwear? I have a belly pooch from my babies, but if you throw on a schlumpy oversized men’s sweater, then you’re accentuating this pretty nightgown without being too revealing. Funnily enough, I actually feel sexiest in oversized clothes — nothing makes me feel sexier than when something’s falling off a little! But it’s important not to be completely swallowed. Showing just a hint of an ankle or wrist is great.”

Lisa Fine of Quiet Town

Dress: Vintage, similar. Shirt: Madewell. High-tops: Converse.

“This dress is crazy so I try to temper it with a chambray shirt underneath. Narnia, where I got it, is the best vintage store in the world. This dress was $25. I realized if I played it down by adding a chambray shirt and high-tops, it would reflect real life. That helps it feel more down-to-earth, versus kooky. I wear it with Adidas shower slides in the summer. I try to keep the whole thing really chill. It has its own energy.”

Lisa Fine from Quiet Town

Jacket: Madewell, similar. Sweatshirt: Vintage, similar. Overalls: J. Crew, similar. Shoes: Vans, similar.

“My husband was at a bachelor party in D.C. They ended up in a vintage store and he got me this pink sweatshirt. I was like, ‘That’s so weird but cute that you’re shopping for me at a bachelor party!’ I love bright colors, especially when they’re toned down with a neutral like these khaki overalls, which are about 10 years old. I cut the bottom off them to create a raw hem. Oversized sweaters, high-waisted jeans and high-top sneakers are all part of my uniform. I’m a total disappointment to my daughter Sunny because I don’t have high heels in my closet.”

Thank you so much, Lisa! Your style is awesome.

P.S. Cool earrings and four more women share a week of outfits.

(Photos by Ana Schechter for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Lillian says...

    I just definitely need more of her, house, work life, beauty, whatever, she seems so awesome.

  2. She just radiates joy! That “crazy” dress, which I’m dying over, likely has its own energy because it’s a ceremonial huipil (from Nebaj, Guatemala). It’s such a special piece and she got it for an absolute steal!

  3. emanuella says...

    Anyone else NOT seeing ’70s anjelica huston? I see maybe diane keaton meets blossom. I do love the outfit of the slip dress, oversized sweater, the white clogs and black floppy hat. Very lovely.

  4. nicole b. says...

    Love this and the introduction to Quiet Town! This series- lovely and inspiring, as always. Thanks, Joanna. xo

  5. Effortlessly cool – new #momstyle goals.

  6. Mylene says...

    Totes agree that her style is so awesome and mirrors stuff that I love and own too! Mamas looking good is so pivotal to mental well being – love a cup of jo for always being an inspiration! I’m off to put on some colour on my lips!

  7. Alina says...

    Dang, So great!! Love a good mix of styles. So colorful and relaxed too, which I appreciate.

  8. Katie says...

    I’ve seen those Jesse Kamm pants on a few women lately, and they all look so dang good!!

  9. Christine Molnar says...

    It is so interesting to read the comments on these posts and on the beauty uniforms. So many people say “I could never afford that product!” or “these outfits would never work with my figure!” I see them as an amazing inspiration whether I can relate to the appearance or style of the person featured or not. They really give me the confidence to embrace my own style and also streamline my routines into using stuff that works…for me! Sometimes when I’m getting ready in the mornings I imagine I’m being featured on cup of jo. Kinda fun. And I love these features Jo. Keep em coming!

  10. Luna GC says...

    I love how she describes that clothes “has its own energy”.

  11. Dope-ass style. Such an original point of view. She’s like a preppified tomboy with a Frida twist! Pinner every dang image. Love.

  12. JoAnna says...

    Oh my gosh, her style is fantastic!!

  13. Lisa says...

    Lisa is my style icon! Happy to see her here. I work for Madewell and I always try to go oversized or add another layer to bring some of her quirkiness to my personal style.

    Agreed on wanting to see her beauty uniform!

  14. Lottie says...

    I loved this. Sure Lisa can wear more bohemian work clothes than me, but I loved her fresh, comfy, colourful eclectic vibe and I felt encouraged to dig my dungarees from out the back of my wardrobe (for the weekend). I’m glad you show women who are wearing interesting unusual items and not just women looking like a j crew advert on the way to work.

  15. Milou says...

    I loved her style and I love that she looks comfortable and ready for adventure!

    I get that it’s casual and wouldn’t work in many workplaces, but I think there are lots of ways to incorporate the gist into a more conservative wardrobe/community. When I used to work in court in CT, I loved wearing vintage Jackie-O style suits/jackets, killer shoes or a vintage scarf or jewelry. Never inappropriate or silly, but made me feel happy.

  16. thanks for including lisa in this series, joanna! i’ve been a fan of her shower curtains for ages and i fell even more in internet-love after seeing her feature in mother mag (http://www.mothermag.com/lisa-fine-quiet-town/). this feature just seals the deal.

  17. Katie says...

    I love Lisa’s style! And couldn’t agree more that oversized clothes falling off my shoulders make me feel the sexiest. Nothing annoys me more than people telling me to show off my figure. I used to work for Ralph Lauren and remember one time he said “People come up to me and say ‘I love your style, but I could never pull off wearing a tux jacket with jeans and cowboy boots!’ And I them ‘You can wear whatever you want. The important thing is to wear something that you love or inspires you. That’s your style.” I think the man is right on the money. I’m from a small farm town and shopped at the goodwill. Ten years ago, this got me made fun of all the time, but I like that my style stood out among the Abercrombies of the day.

  18. Jenny says...

    Can you do her beauty uniform? She looks amazing!

  19. Elizabeth says...

    That vintage dress is amaaaaazing. I love that her style is feminine but not super girly.

  20. Carole says...

    I am in love with this post – I love her style, how she expresses her self and she is just HER! She is so natural and fun and because of that she’s breathtaking! Awesome sense of style :)

  21. She has one of those styles that is completely unique to her because it reflects exactly who she is. Probably no one else could pull off these outfits the way she does! I love them. They’re so quirky and colorful and eccentric. <3

  22. Joy says...

    also, i absolutely LOVE the idea of the JCrew men’s sale rack for your pregnancy wardrobe! GENIUS!!!

  23. Joy says...

    what a cheery post! it made me smile :)

    also, YES PLEASE to outfit posts from the Cup of Jo ladies!!!

  24. I really love her style! I appreciate that she goes for color and vintage and does it in a really modern way. She looks comfortable in her own skin and I imagine if I ran into her every day I would think she was so cool.
    I think the trend of minimal dressing/black skinnies/trench/breton tee always looks nice but to me it is really tired as an inspiration so I love seeing women like this featured.
    x

  25. I love her style! So not me, but isn’t it wonderful when you see other’s people styles and love them? Actually now that I think about it we have some things in commons: I buy in the men section quite often and I love oversize. Maybe is the abundance of colour what I find so different. Anyway, I really like it!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  26. Trisha says...

    This lady is gorgeous. And her daughter’s name is Sunny! My daughter’s name is Sonny! Different spelling, but still rad IMO :-) And we rock the same Converse….. I need to start wearing mine with longer skirts….
    And yes! Can you get her to do a beauty post? Her hair and skin are awesome.

  27. shopgirl says...

    Cute and youngish, but only in a black skirt/ black hat picture we can see, that she is actually skinny! Every other outfit makes her fuller.
    Like the military trench though..

    • Carla says...

      Why does that matter, to verify that she’s “skinny?”

    • Sarah says...

      I was thinking the same thing, @Carla. This comment disappointed me. Who gives a shit if she’s skinny?

    • heather says...

      +++ Carla! :-)

  28. tunie says...

    Her style is fun but her KITCHEN! How does she finance that much space in NYC? I hope it’s not rude to ask – but that’s what interests me…

  29. She radiates joy and peace in her own skin. Gorgeous in every way!

    • Annabel says...

      absolutely! What a beautiful observation :)

  30. Daynna says...

    She is so quirky and lovely and one thousand percent pulls it all off. Every last bit. I’d tackle her closet in an instant if I didn’t have a large bust, which makes me look giant and pregnant when wearing oversized. Darn.

    I would love it if you could feature someone who’s a little overweight. While thin women are ideal for showing off clothing on average, I’d bet that at least half of your readers struggle with an extra pound or 30. It would be so interesting to see someone who isn’t lithe. Also someone who isn’t extremely large either, as there are certainly plenty of places that feature gorgeous plus size (size 20 and over) women.

    I suppose I’m thinking of the inbetweener. No one really ever showcases women like that, you know? It’s either quite large or quite thin. What about the ones in the middle? Just an idea!

  31. Hilary says...

    More from this young woman, please! Her style is bohemian but still totally relatable. How refreshing to see clothing that isn’t astronomically expensive. I have found some (much needed) style inspiration! Fine job, Lisa Fine. :)

  32. Nik says...

    I’m buying a pair of high tops- immediately!!!!

  33. mado says...

    I think it’s interesting so many people have commented saying “I couldn’t dress like that where I live! People would think I was homeless.” I gravitate towards the oversized/baggy/dull colors/vintage style, and when I lived in a city that was very classic/preppy, I did have some moments of self-doubt, walking down the street feeling out of place and thinking people must think I look crazy! But in the end, I just decided to go for it. I like to wear what makes me feel good, and I don’t really care if it only “looks good” to me in my head. I think it’s my version of “I’m an adult so I can eat ice cream for dinner if I want to.”

    • Beth says...

      Right on! I live in a small city that’s not particularly stylish, and I actually enjoy being the only one to rock certain styles. I truly believe creative dressing is a favor you do for other people by both inspiring them to take a chance on funkier styles and providing them with an interesting visual in an otherwise boring day. Ha!

    • Jill Palumbo says...

      Thank you for saying this! I live in California, where anything goes (especially casual), but I think I would dress as I do no matter where I lived. I’m an older reader, plus size, love ripped jeans and flowy tops, wear clogs or birkenstocks and really have no desire to look like everyone else. So my advice is to be yourself and don’t worry so much about what other people will think or say.

    • Hilary says...

      I concur!! Are they from the Land of Stepford Wives?! As long as it doesn’t do harm or break any laws, dress how you damn well like.

  34. Amy says...

    Where I live, I can’t fathom someone walking down the street in some of those outfits!! But she oozes confidence and I can appreciate her unique style. It’s so interesting how our style changes when we are at home full time or working women. I just got promoted at work and I looked in my closet and thought “shoot, I could really use a blazer now” lol.

  35. Ceciel Shaw says...

    I’ve struggled with the running around working mama look…no black yoga pants for me, but jeans all the time=meh. And what about comfort!? Lisa Fine nails it. And besides the shape and fit inspiration–the colors are phenom. I’m gonna break out of my stripes and black and navy and grey rut. Thanks!!

  36. Sophie says...

    Can she do a beauty post??! Her hair is so shiny and her skin is so nice!

    • Sophie Simonsdóttir Heiðdal says...

      Agreed!!! Would love to see a beauty uniform post from her!!

  37. OMG, I’m obsessed with her style!! If there was more color in my own wardrobe, this would be *exactly* me. I love oversized clothes, monochromatics…it’s all so great. 1970s Angelica Huston…I didn’t know that was my style icon, but I think it might be!!

  38. I love the idea of cutting the sleeves and bottom off a big button down shirt and use it for layering – that is brilliant! I love the look of a patterned collar under a sweater but ugh, so hot and bulky. And all the gorgeous Liberty style buttons downs I find in thrift stores that are too big – why have I never thought of this!

  39. This totally inspires me to try layers more sweaters over dresses! I’ve found that after having babies and working hard to fit back into my old clothes I have fallen into this lame desire to wear more fitted clothing to prove I can. But it’s not even my style! I love oversized, and I love her esthetic. It can be so hard to regain your style after babes!

    Xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  40. Jay says...

    Belly pooch! YES! I’m coming to terms with my own after twins and have been looking at all the moms and women in my life with new eyes and seeing that little (or big) belly pooch as a kind of motherhood badge, like stretch marks. Let’s not pretend these things don’t happen!

  41. She has such a fun, laid back style and i love it!

  42. Talia says...

    I would love to see a more traditional style featured! I work at a small college in a very small town. This style, while cute, would make me look homeless in my town.

    Love her unique style!

    • Emilia says...

      I second the request for some non-NYC, non-LA, not particularly fashion-y style. I live in the PNW and any of the beautiful outfits above or chic styles featured previously would look far too eclectic here too!

    • Kash says...

      But a style for school or regular 9-5 job( which I have, and mine is pretty boring work environment) is everywhere, in every catalogue JCrew , ann Taylor , H&M, Gap even Target! and yes Pinterest.
      If I remember right, the series started coz they saw some interesting women every day who had fun and unique style and eclectic perspective. It wasn’t supposed to be a tutorial but celebrating someone’s uniqueness and bold statement wich otherwise difficult to do for most people like me. So to expect that from this series is a tad unfair and also insulting to the person in the post.
      I just love to read these posts. I can never emulate their style but do take away some small inspirations here and there.

    • I’m with Kash. We see the everyday style all over the place, let’s have some great alternative/individual style. The world needs more of that, not the just the same old ‘traditional’ fashions

  43. Amy says...

    Ahhh, the Jesse Kamm pants–I want them so badly and I’m trying to figure out how to justify the $395 price tag on those babies because DAMN. It’s funny every time the Kamm pants pop up on a blog a ton of people are like “BUT WHAT ABOUT US CURVY, NON-6 ft. TALL WOMEN?!?!” Listen…I’m 5’5” with fuller thighs/butt and no waist definition–like I have big thighs but somehow no hips. The extremely high rise of these kinds of pants are the KEY…I think they actually make my legs look longer, my butt look higher and peach-emoji-like, and helps define my waist. As I get older I’m starting to realize how fun it can be to experiment with the styles that people say only looks good on Amazonian stick-straight figured women. Just because something doesn’t make you look SKINNIER, doesn’t mean it looks bad, it just makes you look like a BAD ASS 70’s BABE.

    • I like this comment :D

    • Samantha says...

      I got a pair of Kamm pants at her sample sale in LA recently and am OBSESSED. I could never have justified paying full price for them before, but after getting a pair for much less ($150) and LOVING them I would totally buy a second pair at full price. They’re that good.

    • bought them full price after trying them on – which is DANGEROUS! was never planning to buy, but they are really that good.

  44. Miriam says...

    Any chance you can ask Lisa what she uses in her hair to keep her great waves in tact?? Or add her to the beauty uniform list (I feel like that list grows every time you do one of these :) ? Her hair is so similar to mine, and it’s hard to find great hair advice for wavy (not curly) hair.

  45. Nectar says...

    so snagging the sweatshirt in overalls idea but with fancy overalls. thanks!

  46. Kate says...

    Love that you are working on profiles of women from different locales, professions, etc. And I love her outfits, especially seeing so much vintage.

  47. Interesting reading these comments. I am a larger woman with a large chest and besides the overalls, I’d wear all these outfits. I don’t feel like I look like a slumpfh either. I have fitted clothes but I took this look from her narrative to be more comfortable, running around, getting the kids to school look…who wants fitted when you’re doing comfortable?

  48. Bethanne says...

    Great casual style! Inspired.

  49. oh my gosh, I LOVE her style!!

  50. Lovely. I have a huge men’s shirt I cut the sleeves off of and often wear on the weekends…its actually intended as a painting smock for me but it goes everywhere! :) I love oversized clothes too. I wonder if we weren’t all a little dazzled by flashdance and how sexy thought that off the shoulder shirt was…or was it just because she took her bra off?

    • Ha! Nina, I was thinking about Flashdance too! I feel very sexy in that oversized look, shoulder out — is it because my beloved babysitters wore it and they, and Jennifer Beals, are still my compass for “foxy?’

  51. Stacey says...

    I love the My Beauty Uniform and A Week of Outfits posts, but as a physician, I would like to see women with more “traditional” careers in addition to the women with more artistic careers that are generally featured. It would be interesting to see how these women display their personal style when perhaps they have to balance certain dress codes or other workplace expectations. Maybe you could get your sister to do a feature, Joanna :)

    • Kate says...

      Great idea!

    • Ashley says...

      Second this!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      for sure! thank you so much!! xo

    • Alba says...

      Stacey, exactly my thoughts on this post!!

    • Talia says...

      Ditto!

    • Lynn says...

      Oooh, me too! I would love this! All the fashion posts pn blogs with ripped jeans kill me because I could never wear those to work. Same goes for the outfits in this post, which are super cute, but not realistic for me.

    • Toun says...

      Great Stacy !

    • Elizabeth says...

      Stacey, do you mean to tell me that once I finish my MD, I won’t start dressing like Mindy Lahiri? That is hugely disappointing.

  52. This is awesome! It’s totally inspired me to do a similar post… there goes it, I’m adopting this post topic and sharing my 5 outfits next week! :) Thanks, Jo!

  53. Cynthia says...

    I love the skirt with the mirrors. I like men’s sweaters because they come in such pretty colors and I have worn men’s sweaters in my size-not oversized. Men’s clothes are better quality.

  54. Heather says...

    I love this woman!!!!

  55. Judy says...

    My ideal style! Love loose mens sweaters and monochromatic simplicity (except for the occasional insanely awesome print dress/skirt which I would be terrified to wear but love love love).

    A great tip to shop menswear sales, and to cut button up shirts for layering – it can get so bulky to layer a button-up with a heavy sweater when the heat at my office sometimes seems to creep up during the day.

  56. I also have a belly pooch from having babies and even though I look thin, I love how comfortable and stylish looser style look. I’d love to see her home. I’m sure its amazing and yes, I am a total creeper for asking.

    http://yaniragarza.com

  57. Carol says...

    I am so impressed when moms can manage to look so fashionable and chic, but I’m also so confused. I’m pretty proud of myself when I’m showered and put on an outfit that doesn’t have snot or watercolor or food stains on it (and that I haven’t already worn 3x that particular week). :/

  58. Laura says...

    Lisa is very cute, but I’d love to see some fashion posts from curvier women- I love seeing outfit diaries but it’s difficult to take inspiration when most of what’s been shown wouldn’t work for my large chest or bigger size in general.

    • Erica says...

      YUP. THIS x 1000!!!!

    • Amelia says...

      +1 to this. Happy to hear that there will be more women of varying body types in future! There are so many women ROCKING fashion at a huge range of sizes – would be so great to see more of that.

    • Jill Palumbo says...

      I think a variation of her outfits would work for most of us. I’m full figured and love slightly oversize clothes and I’ve bought many shirts from the men’s department.

  59. Daniela says...

    I would love to see her layering tips with black turtlenecks, chambray shirt, and the other stuff she mentioned!

  60. Ashley says...

    Nope, nope, nope. As a curvy woman, structured, fitted clothes are my best friend. Every single one of these styles would do nothing but make me look like I gained 15 pounds!

    And I agree with the fellow Denverite. Everyone around here would assume she was a Boulder artist. :)

  61. She’s so creative! I wish I could pull off the oversized look…I always just feel like it makes me look bigger than I am. Someday :)

  62. Emma says...

    Part of me thinks this is adorable, and she’s obviously very comfortable and happy in her clothes. (You go, Lisa!)

    But…

    This look is not for me. In fact, I find so many of the style posts on Cup of Jo feature very baggy, casual, tomboyish clothes, which I find very hard to relate to. I’m a working Mom too, but I don’t see my style (classic/casual/feminine) reflected here anymore. Perhaps that just means I’m slowly going out of style! :)

    • Ha! Me too. I know me and if I tried to pull these looks off, people would think I was homeless. I suppose that I just don’t have that cool confidence others do. Oh, and I am just an oldhead. ;)

  63. nicole says...

    Joanna – I remember something you wrote a year or two ago about how it would be nice to wear tights and dresses more in the colder months instead of jeans/sweaters and I thought, “haha, me too!” Then I randomly found the most amazing tights that are made of 98% cotton and feel like leggings but look way nicer. Its from that brand Falke and they aren’t cheap but I swear, I now wear tights and comfy sweater dresses or silky long sleeve dresses and it’s MORE comfy than jeans/sweaters. They also sell merino wool ones but I like the Falke Family Tights the best. They sell on zappos for like $50.

    • Laura says...

      Ooooh I will check out those tights. I live in sweater dresses, tights and boots in the winter. So warm and comfortable yet stylish :)

  64. Lesley says...

    Would love to see her house tour, too.

  65. Gah she’s the coolest- love her style!

  66. She is truly a sartorial inspiration.

  67. Carrie says...

    Not super feelin’ that first outfit but the rest are so cute!! She can rock the over-sized look!!

  68. “Oversized sweaters, high-waisted jeans and high-top sneakers are all part of my uniform. I’m a total disappointment to my daughter Sunny because I don’t have high heels in my closet.”

    Ah! This is me! Loved this post.

  69. Lindsey says...

    I so admire her creativity! I tend to wear the same things over and over. I worked for a fashion magazine once (as a a copy editor…no fashion prowess needed), and I remember announcing one day that I wished I was a nurse so that I could wear scrubs every day. Everyone in the office grew quiet and stared as if I had said something sinful! They all saw their outfits as expressions of themselves and I so wish I did. Mostly, I just wanted to find the perfect striped shirt, the perfect v-neck, and some mascara that doesn’t smear and call it a day.

    • Jessica says...

      If you still haven’t found the mascara that doesn’t smear, the secret is mascara with “tube” technology. I use L’Oreal Double Extend that I find at places like Target and Walmart. No matter how oily your skin is (me!) or watery your eyes our (sometimes me!) it doesn’t smear. And it is wallet friendly!

  70. Rain says...

    Lisa’s beauty is so ethereal that you can throw a blanket on her and she would make it look magical. So effortlessly stylish.

    How about a Lisa Fine Beauty Uniform?

    Thank you, Joanna and crew for sharing another relatable “Week of Outfits!”

  71. Lauren says...

    I worked at J Crew in college and the men’s sale rack was my favorite place! Employees used to (or maybe still do?) get 50% off the sale price when stuff was marked down. Men’s button downs for $10! And the XS sizes were always leftover. I stayed on for one shift a week for an entire year just to keep the discount.

  72. Feeling sexiest in loose oversized clothes. Yep, I LOVE that sentiment. I truly do too!

    Lisa, you/your style and your shower curtains are “the cat’s pyjamas”.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      me too!! :)

  73. I love Lisa’s comfortable, fun style! This was my favorite Week of Outfits so far. Inspiration for future additions to my minimalist wardrobe.

  74. Someone has mentioned this before, but I think region/city is key with these outfit posts. You could wear this set of clothes in Denver (where we live now) or Columbus (where we’re from) and everyone would think you look crazy. But in the context of Brooklyn, or maybe also in a place like LA, of course this look is totally intentional and chic.

    It’s so interesting to see all the different styles that you’ve featured! I am definitely enjoying this new series.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      totally!! so interesting. also, a fun update: we’re working on photographing people in other places and also we have someone coming up soon who wears more traditional workwear (for those in offices with a more conservative dress code!). looking forward to sharing! xoxo

    • Kate says...

      Ha! I was just thinking that this wouldn’t fly in most of Denver, either! :)

    • Haha yeah I think it also depends on what you’re doing / where you’re going. I live in rural Ohio and I think the only outfit here I would wear is the mirror skirt. That being said, I do love seeing people’s personal style, regardless of if I would wear it myself.

    • Mel says...

      I had the same thought Shannon. The ladies you have featured exude personality and are so stylish and fun and confident! I work as an engineer and would love some inspiration for how to cultivate a personal style based around more traditional suit ware/dresses. Love these posts and everything on your blog Joanna.

    • Christian T says...

      I totally agree! I appreciate her style (even if it’s not mine at all) but I live in South Carolina and people would look at me like I was crazy if I wore outfits like this – dropping the kids off at school and/or in the office. I’m excited to see style posts from other cities!

    • Yay for other places and more workwear!! This series could go on forever (and I hope it does)!

  75. Tina says...

    I love her look! I also want to see more of her house!

  76. Lori says...

    I love this feature. Even though her style is definitely not mine, I love seeing how different people have their own unique styles. And she looks beautiful!

  77. Rachel says...

    My new style role model. Everything I’ve ever wanted to achieve in my look. Thank you!

  78. Katie says...

    feeling inspired!

  79. Emily says...

    I love to buy menswear! Only recently learned this — wish I had thought of it years ago.

  80. I love her style philosophy! I always find myself gravitating toward the men’s section. Their clothes tend to be softer and it’s easy to achieve an oversized look. I love how she mixes her clothing and uses pieces she already owns in a unique way. It feels very casual and non-fussy, yet perfectly chic!

  81. Jill Palumbo says...

    I love her style! I love layering and wearing things that are a little quirky and most of all, comfortable! And yes to no high heels!

  82. she is SO cute and I love every single outfit! she totally mastered the “no black winter” rule which I love! all of those are so happy!

  83. Laura says...

    Lisa’s style is not mine, but if I had two kids it might very well be! :) Love this feature – please keep it up!

  84. MA says...

    I LOVE your style, Lisa. Fantastic mirror skirt.

  85. This English mother of two has worn the same jeans for over a week and at least 2 tops per day due to jam/snot/random toddler dirt smeared over them. Cannot face thinking about clothes right now!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha you sound awesome anna!

    • Robin says...

      Ha! At least you change your tops ;). I have definitely noted, and then not changed, shirts and pants lovingly smeared by my two.

  86. Liz says...

    LOVE her style!! : ) : ) Love all the vintage too! Really wish more people would get on board with buying vintage/consignment/ethically made clothing!

  87. Kate says...

    This is one of those posts that makes me regret soooo many things I’ve gotten rid of over the last 15 years!!! What should I keep now that I’ll wish I had in another 15?! Also, totally going shopping in my husband’s closet when I get home.

  88. Julie says...

    Joanna, as someone who wears the same jeans and same shirt everyday, I’d love to see yours! You always know the great places to get such pretty basics.

  89. Claire says...

    So cute!!! These outfits are the kind that make strangers feel happy when they see you!

    Question for reference: how tall is Lisa? I only ask because it’s hard to tell how similar looks will look on me without knowing her approx height.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll ask her! i think probably 5’5″?

  90. Leah says...

    she’s so cool!

  91. Natalie Brennan says...

    She is adorable!!

  92. I love her style! Much brighter than what I tend to wear, but so playful and chic! Definitely feeling inspired to get a little bit more adventurous with my wardrobe.

    • I loved seeing this comment from you, Natalie, because I follow you on Instagram and am always so in love with YOUR style! It’s so fun that we can all inspire others with our own personal style

  93. I love that crazy dress. I would love to see a look at your outfits. It would be cute if you did it with Toby and Anton. I would love to see Drea’s outfits. That crazy dress reminds me of her. Her blog is ohdeardrea.blogspot.com

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for this! i would love to show my outfits sometime. i usually wear the same jeans or even the same shirt a couple times in a week! ;)

    • Ditto—I want to see your outfits, too, Joanna!

    • KayN says...

      i second this – would love to see a style feature from you, Joanna!

    • Jenny says...

      As someone who wears the same leggings and boots every day, and rotates through about 5 tops (often wearing the same one twice in a week), you’re a woman after my own heart, Joanna!