Wednesday, July 20, 2011

lovely little obsession

I first stumbled upon Joey of Everyday Outfits through another wonderful blogger friend of mine Shasie of Live Life In Style. I was immediately drawn to Joey's blog through her personal style and the fact that she was new to the blogging world just like me! I especially loved that her blog was exactly what it claimed, everyday outfits. Things I would see a girl on the street wearing and lust after. I knew immediately Everyday Outfits would be on my list of weekly reads. Not only do I identify with her style but also with her personality! I interviewed Joey and loved getting to find out a bit more about her. I know if you read my blog then you will love hers too!

Tell me a little about yourself Joey…
I grew up in a little tropical country called Malaysia, but have been living in the UK for the past 5 years. My style only really started to evolve when I came over because I got to live through the 4 seasons which allowed me to experiment with different styles. Back in Malaysia, it’d be too hot for me to care about fashion so my staples were t-shirts, denim shorts and flip flops.

What gave you the idea to start a fashion blog and/or how did you get into blogging?
I’ve been reading fashion blogs for a couple of years now and have always wanted to start one, but was a little shy as I wasn’t sure if I was comfortable enough to pose in front of a camera AND show it to the world for all to see. Besides, I was working full time and knew I wouldn’t be that committed. When I quit my job to pursue my Masters degree, I decided that this was the best opportunity to start my blog.

What has been the best thing to come from the blog?
Honestly, it’s getting to meet so many like-minded people from all over the world. People have been really nice to me. I still feel awkward about posing, but the reassuring comments from fellow bloggers and readers have boosted my confidence quite a bit.

Any advice for newbie bloggers?
I’m still learning myself, but these tips I draw from my own experience. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have many readers, at first. Just keep in mind why you enjoy blogging and continue improving. I find that commenting sincerely on other blogs is the best way to get exposure. Personally, I never do the whole “Follow me and I’ll follow you back” as I find that if you have content that interest people and you take the time to actually read their blog and comment, they would naturally follow your blog.

What would you like to see happen with your blog and yourself in the future?
You know, I am really not sure. At the moment, it’s very much a hobby and I suppose I’ll continue to blog until…until I just don’t feel like blogging any more! :)

Where did you get your fashion sense from?
From reading fashion blogs and also from Oh, I’m also inspired by the fashion in Japanese magazines like Vivi, Cawaii, Popteen et cetera.

Your style is amazing! What are your favorite places to shop?
Thank you! That’s very flattering *blush*
My favourite places to shop are Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok! Haha no, I know what you meant. However, I just wanted to say that those 3 cities are awesome when it comes to shopping; cheap and trendy!

In the UK, I like H&M, Primark and New Look! However, I do quite a lot of online shopping on places like and eBay.

Who is your style icon?
Ooooh this is a hard one as I draw inspiration from so many different people. Can I cheat and name a few? Alexa Chung, Rumi Neely (from Fashiontoast), Vanessa Hong (from The Haute Pursuit), Lena Fuji (Japanese model), Audrey Hepburn and tons of bloggers!

One item of clothing every fashionista should own?
A plain white vest. Perfect for layering or on its own (with a pair of pants, shorts, skirt, anything, really).

Best fashion/style tip you have ever heard?
Cutting up old jeans and turning them into denim shorts.

And your daily blog reads…
Yours is definitely one of them! I like it that you blog not only about fashion, but you also tell us about events you attended, things that you find interesting (cute stationery, quirky jewellery) and so on.
Honestly, I’m a bit of a blog-addict, so I go through tons every day!

Thanks Joey for taking the time to share all your answers with all of us! 


  1. I LOVE her style - simple, elegant, quirky. She doesn't look at all like she's trying too hard or like she thinks she's above everyone else for being well-dressed - though she might be. ;) Thanks for introducing us to Joey!

  2. Thank you so much for this feature, Lyndsey! Seriously can't thank you enough. Your words made my day! I'm really glad you enjoy reading my blog. Likewise, you know I enjoy reading yours :)
    Hope you're having a good week so far!

  3. Yeah! Joey is a Malaysian pride! :D

  4. Great Interview Lyndsey! I love the questions you asked Joey, and I'm so glad that I was able to help you discover her blog and her to yours!! :-)

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