Fashion Die-Hards Rejoice! Your Style Mecca Awaits

Just as hitting the boutiques is always better with a few friends in tow, so too is catching up on fashion made that much more awesome with a few virtual besties. So, to help you find new inspiration alongside your fellow style lovers, we've created My Stylist — our addictive online platform where R29 editors, the country's best style bloggers, and you come together to geek out about the latest trends and discover how they fit into our lives. With a little help from T.J.Maxx, one of our favorite places to indulge in the latest designer trends, My Stylist helps you dig a little deeper into fashion. Click on through, take a look around, ask a question, and spark some serious style conversation.
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But before you start, take a moment to meet our resident panel of epically talented fashion experts from all over the country. They've been fueling My Stylist with shopping obsessions and ingenious styling tricks, while waiting to weigh in on your pressing sartorial questions. Come on, let's meet your digital partners in style!
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Photographed by Molly Cranna.
Jill Wallace
Location: Los Angeles
Blog: Little Black Boots
Style Skills: Finding drool-worthy pieces on a ramen budget.
Occupation: Stylist and blogger.
Obsessions: Alexander Wang, Jeffrey Campbell, Cafe Dulce’s green-tea donuts.
Surprise Favorite: "I have a pair of black Aldo boots I bought over a year ago so I could wear something to Coachella and not care if they got ruined. Funny thing, they turned out to be my absolute favorites. I've even gone hiking in them. I know, weird."

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Photographed by Michael O'Neal.
Julia Engel
Location: San Francisco
Blog: Gal Meets Glam
Style Skills: Practical fashion pointers, making high fashion looks attainable, and pairing pieces for your body type.
Occupation: Full-time fashion blogger.
Obsessions: Isabel Marant, Tacolicious, and Acrimony.
Weatherproof Wardrobe: "San Francisco is always the same temperature (give or take 10 degrees). It's never that warm and it's never super cold, so layering is key. Since I love dresses and skirts, that means a lot of tights and coats."

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Photographed by Bek Andersen.
Apneet Kaur
Location: New York City
Blog: The Fabric Snob
Style Skills: Thrift-store tips, street-style inspiration sourcing, and lessons in downtown cool.
Occupation: Classical music student and freelance writer.
Obsessions: Maria Callas, Hotel Delmano, and Artists & Fleas.
Vintage Go-Tos: "Artists & Fleas is one of my favorite weekend destinations, and there are usually lots of vintage sellers any time I visit. Vice Versa, sister store to Urban Jungle and No Relation, has some of the most affordable vintage in NYC, just like its counterparts in other neighborhoods. On any given day you can find that perfect '90s floral dress, some rad Justin boots, or a '70s prairie dress. Other than that, I usually scour thrift stores in the outer boroughs' for a less picked-over selection."

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Photographed by Clara Balzary.
Mara Ferreira
Location: Los Angeles
Blog: M Loves M
Style Skills: Print-and-pattern mixing, making runway looks wearable, and spot-on trend forecasts.
Occupation: Head buyer at Ruche.
Obsessions: Pazzo Gelato, Mohawk General Store, and civil-rights law.
Favorite Fashion Find: “I think my most prized possession is a gorgeous white Phillip Lim dress with rosettes on the collar. It's so beautiful, I wore it as my wedding exit dress. The best part? I got it for $35! It was the best find, ever.”

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Photographed by Molly DeCroudreaux.
Erin Hagstrom
Location: Oakland
Blog: Calivintage
Style Skills: Vintage shopping advice, west coast, casual-chic recommendations, and sourcing retro-style looks.
Occupation: Editorial specialist at ModCloth.
Obsessions: Pretty Penny, Swedish Hasbeens, and Orla Kiely.
Dream Weekend: "Curled up by the fire in an old log cabin in Big Sur, biking along the coastline at Bodega Bay, or getting away to any coastal Californian locale. Give me a sauna or a hot tub with an ocean view, and I'm there.”

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Photographed by Anjali Pinto.
Liz Schneider
Location: Chicago
Blog: Sequins & Stripes
Style Skills: Finding pieces perfect for specific body types, organizing wardrobes, and giving tips for perfecting that no-muss, no-fuss chic. Occupation: Personal shopper, style consultant, and closet organizer.
Obsessions: Perchance, Sundra, and Alexis Bittar.
Local Talent: "You might not think of Chicago as a fashion-forward city, but it’s definitely growing, and I think bloggers are helping big time. We all are really good about promoting our local stores and designers. Chicago's a big city but it feels very small — small enough that you really feel a sense of community.”

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Photographed by Marshall Johnson.
Carla Cabrera
Location: Washington, D.C.
Blog: The President Wears Prada
Style Skills: Shoe stalking, re-styling existing staples into new looks, and day-to-night transitioning tips.
Occupation: Cancer researcher and founder of ANTHOM, an online boutique.
Obsessions: Redeem, the National Portrait Gallery, and bodycon dresses.
Favorite Fashion Neighborhood: "Logan Circle used to be the edgy, up-and-coming neighborhood, and even though it's gentrified, it's where I love to shop and eat. All my favorite restaurants are there, the architecture’s great, there are beautiful tree-lined streets, plus it has all the best boutiques in town."

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Photographed by Gesi Schilling.
Jillian Martin
Location: Miami
Blog: NuSophisticate
Style Skills: High-end boutique-shopping intel, office-appropriate fashion guidance, and bright-color consultations.
Occupation: Attorney.
Obsessions: Polka dots, Yardbird, and Christian Louboutin.
Personal Style Icon: "My mom! The older I get, the more I appreciate her brave style choices. I’m constantly flipping through old photos of her from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, and figuring out ways to recreate her amazing looks. Plus, she still has tons of vintage jewelry and clothes that I permanently borrow when I visit."

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Photographed by Bek Andersen.
Grace Atwood
Location: New York City
Blog: Stripes & Sequins
Style Skills: DIY jewelry tutorials, upscale casual styling suggestions, and luxury accessories spotting.
Occupation: Director of social media at BaubleBar.
Obsessions: Blowouts, Biergarten at The Standard, and OTTE.
Insta-Inspiration: "Pinterest, magazines, flipping through looks from my favorite designers on the Internet, and of course, reading other blogs...but the best inspiration comes to me when I get out of the apartment or office and wander around. Getting outside — away from the computer — is when I come up with my best ideas."

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