Blogger of the Moment: Where Did U Get That

I found out about Karen’s blog, Where Did U Get That when I noticed she was wearing our vest (pictured above) in a photo on an online gallery of bloggers. I thought: Why haven’t I discovered this blog yet?! I love how edgy all of Karen’s looks are – the way she pairs ladylike silhouettes with leather and fringe. She wears the highest heels imaginable and thigh-high boots so effortlessly that you almost don’t notice how daring some of her looks are. And her outfit photos are always amazing!

Read on to hear a little bit about what inspires her style, see some of her favorite ModCloth items, and get first dibs on her namesake dress.

You’re originally from England, but now call New York City home. Has moving to NYC changed your style at all? If so, how?
I don’t think it has really. I still shop at thrift and vintage shops like I used to in London and still mix those items in with high street and random boutiques. The only change, if anything, is I’ve added in some higher-end shoe brands that I had not ever done before in London.

What is your fashion/styling rule? Any tips for getting your look?
I don’t have any rules per se except to maybe always keep it casual. Even if I’m dressing up for a night out, there has to be something a bit undone or edgy before I walk out the door. Tips? Shop vintage and thrift especially for jewelery and Fryes. Mix up fabrics in the same color ie. today I happen to be wearing black sequins with a sheer black T and black scarf and old black leather boots.

Favorite style icon?
I love Zoe Kravitz for her effortless throw-on anything on look–much of it being vintage.

Favorite movie?
Style wise, I LOVE Almost Famous with Kate Hudson. She looked amazing and her outfits were BEYOND sick. I also LOVE the styling of Patricia Arquette from the movie True Romance. So girly-punk with loads of color. Funnily enough, she wears a faux-fur leopard coat that I happened to have just bought recently.

Is there a specific era that inspires your style?

I love the look of the 70s–a la Charlies Angels. The tight jeans with flared out bottoms, the flowy hair. The whole thing just looks KILLER and very sexy and has been updated and made more relevant today by a lot of denim brands (LOVE my flares by 18th Amendment). I also love the mod 60s Twiggy look. So ground breaking at the time with the straight clean lines and heavy eyeliner.

What style blogs do you follow?
I read about 15 a day, give or take, but always gravitate to certain sites which include: KnightCat, Carolines Mode, Refinery 29.

What inspired you to start your own blog?
Two things: 1. I wanted an outlet to express my passion about clothing and fashion. 2. I used to follow loads of bloggers for a couple of years and thought to myself  ‘why am I not doing this?’ It looks so me.

When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies?
Honestly I love shopping and finding new boutiques.

Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
If you love fashion, styling, clothes etc, then that in itself will be your driving motivator to want to get it going.  You don’t need someone to take your pics either. Many use a remote control that works great. Be prepared to devote a lot of time to blogging. It takes up a surprising amount of time, but just go for it!! What do you have to lose?

Plus, don’t for get to check out the Where Did U Get That Dress!

Want to be a Blogger of The Moment? Here’s what you need to do to be eligible:

  • Feature ModCloth items in your outfit photos on your blog.
  • Link to ModCloth whenever you’re wearing a ModCloth item in a photo.
  • Send us an email ( with a link to your post and don’t forget to post your pictures on the ModCloth Style Exchange!

About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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  1. Susan 11/05/2009 at 1:24 pm #

    I love her style & will definitely be reading her blog from now on!

  2. Fashion CHALET 11/05/2009 at 5:10 pm #

    Pretty, sweet & chic!

    Great work, Karen !!!!!


  3. mila 11/05/2009 at 6:17 pm #

    I absolutely adore this girl and her style!!I also cant get enough of her videos!!! 🙂

  4. kristie bertucci 11/05/2009 at 8:47 pm #

    I love her blog! It’s one of my top favs

  5. alberta 11/06/2009 at 1:55 am #

    she is incredible…i like the fact that her clothes differ in price range. And they still look absolutely stunning

  6. Gillian 11/07/2009 at 1:43 pm #

    I ALWAYS check out her blog. She has amazing style and is so personable and down to earth. So happy you guys chose her as blogger of the moment!

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