Style Spotlight :: Cassidy Short

This weeks Style Spotlight is on Cassidy Short.  Just over a year ago Cassidy embarked on what many of us would think is impossible – no shopping for a year! She documented her experience through blogging via No Rebecca for a Year, showcasing what a life without shopping looks like and how to make use of the staples in her closet. Now that she is (thankfully and successfully) through that experience, she has decided to continue to utilize blogging as a creative outlet. With her just launched blog Heart of Gold + Glitter, Cassidy hopes to showcase aspects that embody her and her passions – fashion and philanthropy! We look forward to learning about brands that give back and observing Cassidy’s chic fashion choices along the way!


Here are a few more tid-bits about Cassidy…

1. Describe your style in 5 words:
Chic, Feminine, Androgynous, Sophisticated,Versatile

2.  Who is your style icon and why?
Alicia Lund of the blog Cheetah is the New Black – she balances fashion forward style with everyday wear to perfection!

3.  What accessory can you not live without?
Always – a great handbag. But if I had to choose one piece it would be the sapphire ring (pictured above) from my mother. My dad gave it to her in the 80’s and she recently passed it down to me. I’m currently crushing on gold and sapphires because of it!

4. What’s your favorite trend of the season and how have you been wearing it?
Minimalist Jewelry: smaller, simpler statements that I can wear every day. I recently bought some earrings from Eva Dueñas Etsy Shop, Sew A Song. I love their versatility!

5. What is your favorite fashion brand that gives back?
FEED, I love the way they take something so simple and understated like burlap, and make it chic and fashionable. In the fall I was selected to be part of a pilot program for the brand, coming up with creative ways to build awareness. One of the events included hosting friends for a fun night of bubbly and apps, each bringing canned goods for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. I donated over 200 lbs and couldn’t be happier for all my friends help and support!!

What I Wore :: Day to Night

Friday’s call for an outfit that can make an easy transition from day to night. There is little time between leaving the office to heading to happy hour or a dinner thing, so make it easy with a simple swap to a fun top, heels and a great clutch!
Polish and Flair - Day to NightDay: Top (similar here), Blazer (similar here) and Pants (buy here) all Banana Republic, Target Sandals
Night: Top (love this) and Pants both Banana Republic, Sam Edelman Pumps from Ladybird, Handbag from Nordstrom (similar here)