My style definitely pulls from the1930s to the 1960s, mixing retro with vintage. It’s rare you’ll see me in pants unless it’s when we’re on the motorcycle, and even then, I try to find a way to bring my style into practical items for biking. I’m easy to spot with a very sparkly retro style helmet that quite resembles a bowling ball. But don’t let the motorcycle and tattoos fool you, I’m a girly-girl through and through. I love fit & flare dresses, novelty prints, frills, lace, florals… I love flowers in my hair, and pretending a floppy hat is an umbrella. I’m also addicted to teacups, mint green, twirling, and most things vintage.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Jana of Small Town, Big Smile!
Hey all! I’m Jana, one of the newest members of Flock Together. I’ve been following the Flock Together ladies for a while now, so becoming a part of the group is definitely something I’m thrilled about! I’m a 32 year old Marketing Assistant from New Brunswick, Canada. That’s right, where the seasons are: Summer, Almost Winter, Winter, and Still Winter, so be prepared for lots of remixes that involve layers and tights year-round!
My blog, Small Town, BigSmile!, is named pretty literally. I’m from a very small town in northern New Brunswick, and although I moved around for several years after graduating high school (attended UNB in Fredericton, studied Interior Design in Montreal, and worked in furniture retail / Interior Design in Ottawa), I ended up coming back, which I never thought I would do. After finding a job I love, I decided it was time to settle down, and bought my forever home (our neighbours are horses!), met the man of my dreams who I’m about to marry, and we have our little family of three fur kids (who love to photobomb my blog photos). All of these items gives me pretty good reasons to have a big smile on my face!
I started blogging quite some time ago as a means to keep in touch with friends and family. It was more of an occasional journal at the time, with photos and happenings. In the past few years, I switched it to a style blog. Being in such a small town, my style stands out quite a bit from others. I found other bloggers who were style-inspiration for me, and decided that a style blog would be a good means to force myself to make a conscious effort into remixing my wardrobe, and thinking outside of the bubble.