Beyond The Fabric – Shealan Donnelly

My purse is from Fossil and my good looks are from my Mama!

Shealan and I have a passion for fashion. She is currently a media marketer for Styles2you and owns her own easy store called Rustic Shine Studio. I go to her when I have questions about Pinterest and Etsy. Shea’s work ethic and sense of humor are some of her best qualities. She loves to have a good time, but also is a “go getter”. Shealan spent some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her style!

DSC04928Why do you think what you wear is important?

What you wear is important because it can make a powerful first impression. It also can help you feel confident and comfortable with who you are. What you wear says a lot about who you are.




DSC04938What is one piece of clothing or accessory that is important to you?

I try not to hold onto clothes too tightly… but the best item I have in my closet at the moment is my hunter green army jacket. It’s the perfect jacket that goes with every outfit for every season. Not only is it my favorite item to layer with… I got it on super sale from Ann Taylor Loft! Im glad I didn’t pass it up 😉

DSC04945Do you think fashion is important? Why?

Fashion is important because it is a way of expressing oneself. What a person wears says a lot about who they are. One’s personality can come out through what they wear.

DSC04947Does your family have influence on what you wear?

YES! Ever since day 1 my mom always handmade mine & my sisters matching outfits. From an early age I was always intrigued to find one-of-a-kind items. Around the age of 16 my mom, sister & I took on a challenge and opened an online clothing boutique called Styles2you. We are always looking for the latest trends!

DSC04951Do you think your peers influence your clothing decisions?

Yes and no… I feel inspired by what others wear around me, but I always try to stay true to my own style!
What is something you notice right away about someone’s appearance?
I am always looking for intricate pieces. Something that you don’t always see every day. I LOVE unique patterns, lace or embroidery.

Shealan DonnellyIs appearance important?

OOOOHHHH YEAHHHH. I believe its always important to put your best foot forward & dress to impress… especially when you are trying to get a job! 😉 Although sometimes cozy casual is necessary!

How do you think your style affects your career?

If you look important than you will have an important job! What you wear represents who you are and your work ethic.

Do you think future employers notice what you wear?

Yes definitely. I’ve always been told that even if you are interviewing at a grocery store, you’ve always got to show up looking your BEST! How has your culture shaped your style and fashion choices?

If anything I think that it has made me not dress like my culture. I grew up in Arizona where almost every clothing item has crystals, graphics & large stitching. I personally don’t like this style so I tend to try and stay away from items that look similar.

Shealan DonnellyDo you follow fashion trends?

I try to stay up to date with fashion trends, but don’t let them change my style. I always want to stay true to myself & what make me ME… not be like the rest of the crowd…. although I do wear floppy hats 🙂

Do you follow other country’s fashion trends?

Sadly not really.

What makes your style unique?

I like to keep my look simple, yet intriguing. My favorite it to layer clothing to add different dimensions and elements. I tend to wear unusual colors… not your typical reds, blues, green, pinks, etc. I like to wear solids, if I can find a pattern that I am drawn to then I will rock the pattern with another simple element.

Shealan DonnellyDo you think your style is unique?

I think my style is unique but I wouldn’t say I am a huge risk taker in what I wear. I’ve always wished I could pull off wearing multiple patterns in one outfit!

Do others think your style is unique?

I hope so!

What are two words that you would describe your outfit that you are wearing right now?

Well its currently night time, so I am wearing running shorts & a cozy tee. If I had to describe the outfit I wore earlier today I’d say casual chic.

What are two words you would describe your style in general?

Simply Sophisticated

Shealan told me her dress is from H&M, purse is from Fossil, her shoes are Boc brand from DSW…. and her good looks are from her mama! <3 <3 <3

You can find a dress like hers at Shop our Contemporary Summer Dresses selection at NORDSTROM.

Shea’s shoes at DSW

And her purse here Shop Rebecca Minkoff Spring Handbags at NORDSTROM.

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