posted by Melanie:
Sophisticated and sweet, Smitten Sophie’s, Sophie Rawji, is the kind of woman you can relate too day in and day out. With her super comfortable yet ultra chic looks, you immediately want to jump into her world and be a part of all the wonderful fashion ideas she has. Her blog www.smittensophie.com is a place where she shares her clothing pairs with her favorite accessories and beauty products. And as stated before, her style is classy with a sophisticated edge, that can be pulled off any day yet keeps her standing out.
Before starting her blog, while living in Seattle, Sophie would help friends put their outfits together and at the same time incorporate an element of fun into it. At work, she had the reputation of being the female engineer who refused to dress up like one of the boys. “So no surprise, within the first three months, I would have girls stop by my office and request for me to help them shop and style,” says Sophie. Thus the blog was created a little over a year ago, after her move to Toronto and after her friends insisted she create and maintain a visual diary of her outfits of the day (OOTD). “Instead of the visual diary, I decided to create a blog where I would not only share my OOTD but also provide information on how I put the look together and links to mimic my style. I want to educate my audience and at the same time grow as both a blogger and a brand. I am doing something I love and it has led me to meet with amazing bloggers around world who share the same passion. “
She feels as if her new home, Toronto, is a very unique city where each neighborhood has it's own character. “I love how no matter what season you are in, Toronto somehow always looks incredibly beautiful.” This actually compliments her style, which currently is effortless chic mixed in with a lot of neutral colors. Being a firm believer that less is more, Sophie’s style varies every season, so much so that she feels like her style should be dubbed ‘Sophie's Style Diaries’. With her 3 current go to’s being distressed denim, a black trench coat, and sandals, this chic woman is able to create a masterpiece out of ordinary everyday wear, even jogging gear. “When it comes to style - I use my clothes as a way to communicate how I feel or how I want to feel,” Sophie relishes.
Trust that after visiting www.smittensophie.com you will have left the blog with a new idea for a simple outfit or beauty regime. Sophie has a knack for making the ordinary look extraordinary. And super bonus, she rarely buys things at full price. This is awesome for savvy bargain shoppers who still want to create a magnificent look for less. “95% of the items I wear were anywhere from 20-75% off the ticket price....unless the item was too amazing to pass up.”
We are major fans of Sophie and her effortless style. We love her take on the Nikki Leopard Clutch, which happens to be one of her favorite bags in our collection alongside the Nikki Floral Clutch. For Sophie it’s a no brianer, “I love the simplicity of the design and how it can be paired with anything….effortlessly.” And we can see why the Clutch would be Sophie’s favorite as it is versatile enough to be used during the day while conducting business and holding say your tablet, while then transitioning to night time, using it as the perfect compliment to a sleek evening dress for dinner on the town.
“Do what makes you happy, be with those who make you smile, and laugh as much as you breathe,” these are her words to live by… and we have adopted them. As for the handbags in particular, Sophie says, “Quality over quantity. Handbags are an investment, so when it comes to choosing a bag go for one that is well made and can effortlessly work with your wardrobe. You want a bag that lasts for years instead of just a season.” And we couldn't agree more.