Blogger Jamie Peterson recently became a new addition at The Penny Rose. Her contributions to the blog have been exciting, newsworthy, and on trend. Peterson also manages her own online fashion journal at thedailylookbook.com. (Check it out, it's a great read!) To introduce her to readers, we devised a fun Q&A.
How would you describe your personal style?
I love to mix styles and trends. I think the best outfits layer many different patterns and fabrics with something unexpected. Lately I’ve been drawn towards classic pieces that have a rock 'n' roll edge. This season, leather and distressed denim will give your outfit an instant dose of cool.
What’s your favorite brand of denim?
My go to brands are Mother, JBrand and Paige. Denim for me is always worth the extra money; I think it's better to have one or two nice pairs of jeans that fit you super well than to have a closet full of denim that doesn’t flatter you like it should.
What fashion designer (or beauty brand) are you eyeing right now?
Rachel Zoe has done an amazing job of transitioning from celeb stylist to fashion designer. Her collection is stunning and represents her iconic style. Many of the pieces are things you can wear for a lifetime. There is a pair of green leather shorts that I am obsessing over. And the shoes, oh the shoes, are, in the words of Rachel “maje!”
What’s your favorite skin care item?
My Clarisonic Mia, it has changed my skin completely and I hope I never have to live without it!
What fashion tip would you give to someone for the upcoming season?
Take a risk or two and buy something you usually wouldn’t. If you normally wear solids, try a great black and white striped top or dress. Mix up your shorter skirts and dresses for a maxi or mid-length, or try a fun pair of patterned shorts.
If money were no object, what spa or beauty treatment/service would you be addicted to?
I love a good spray tan; if you can’t tone it, tan it!
On occasions where you need to get ready in a rush, what is your quick ‘n’ easy beauty routine?
I’m a makeup lover and I look forward to putting on all my fun products every morning. When I don’t have a ton of time I still like to do something to camouflage my exhaustion. I love Bobbi Brown BB cream, MAC Mineralize powder, Nars Orgasm blush, Nars Eyeliner, and Cover Girl Lash Blast. I can throw these on in about five minutes and it takes me from looking tired and pale to totally awake.
What is the most unusual or surprising beauty product in your arsenal?
I wear $6 foundation. My secret weapon is Maybelline Fit. This foundation has great coverage but looks so natural. I use the 220 shade and I’m obsessed.
What beauty products would we find in your purse?
MAC Lipgloss and sunscreen. I like to wear primer on my face during the day so I don’t have to reapply while I’m out and about.
You’re traveling, and can only bring one bag: what favorite beauty/fashion items stay home, and what must go with?
My motto when traveling is “light and tight” so I only bring the essentials.
- One pair of heels and one pair of flats
- One pair of dark jeans
- One dress that can be casual or fancy
- A few tops that can mix and match
- One denim shirt
- One light jacket
- Lots of jewelry and some scarves and two belts (usually brown and leopard)
Mani or pedi?
Mani, people always look at your hands so they should be pretty.
Lip gloss or lip balm?
I never leave home without my lip gloss.
Heels or flats?
Heels have always been my first choice. Anything that makes me look taller and skinner is a plus in my book. However, I have grown to love a cute flat as well now that I’m chasing after my little guy all the time.