unnamed-3I love discovering new Fashion Bloggers, especially in the Detroit and Chicago area. I've recently been able to connect with Stylist and newbie Fashion Blogger, Paige Larson, her Blog, FiftyFifth&Sixth is only a month old, and excited to see the growth & journey of her new style Blog and fashion musings!  

While only having her blog on the world wide web for a ripe month, I can tell, based on the gal behind the Blog, as her personal taste and "go-getter" attitude give her the right recipe for success! I have the pleasure of working with her over the next few weeks, as she is helping oversee the  Styleshack Social Experience at Fashion in Detroit 2014.

 Learn about this lovely and stylish gal, Fashion Blogger of FiftyFifthandSixth, Paige Larson: 

{SS}: Can you tell us a bit about your background, how long you have been blogging? What inspired you to start a blog?

{PL}: I have been blogging at Fifty Fifth and Sixth for about a month. I started this blog as a source for inspiration that covers unnamed-1everything from fashion and beauty to home and travel.  My hope for this blog is to encourage people to add a little glam to their everyday life. 

{SS}: Best part about your job?

{PL}: I have always had a strong love for fashion and now I get to wake up everyday and do what I love!! This quote has been absolutely perfect for my job! “It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”.

{SS}: YOUR secret to work / life balance? (Do you have a go-to App?) * Also what is your favorite style or fashion App? 

{PL}: At the moment, work is a significant priority to me because I am just starting out with the Blog. I am putting the majority of my time and energy into my business.  However, as far as balancing that, I also make sure I take time for myself!  *My favorite Apps tend to be Fashion & Style related.  I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. Be sure to check out all my boards @55thand6th. I also love Shopbop’s App because it allows me to see what’s new everyday while I’m on the go!

{SS}: In regards to your personal style, do you have a signature accessory? 

{PL}: I started collecting watches about five years ago, and now you will never find me without a watch on my wrist.  My two favorites are my orange Hermes wrap watch and my limited first edition Shinola watch.

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7_87df5473-2de7-4b67-a9e7-04cb76028b45{SS}: A few items in your "Styleshack" A.K.A closet that you can't live without?

7_1ec75847-e300-4920-9aaf-39db2cc573df{PL}: J Brand skinny jeans and flats of all sorts are my absolute go-to items that I can't live without. Spending a lot of time YSCR_3Medium-1in the city, flats have become my shoes of choice both for comfort and style. 

{SS}: Who inspires your style?  Favorite Style Icon?

Olivia Palermo, Australian fashion editor Christine Centenera, and that pack of British IT girls who have amazing street style.

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{SS}: Style Archetype?


{PL}: The quiz got me right, I am very much Romantic Chic! I have a tendency to buy timeless pieces as a foundation for my wardrobe.  I use those foundation pieces to build upon whether I want to look elegant, trendy and/or edgy.

{SS}: Your current, Styleshack favorite product pick?

{PL}: Two tone leather bag from Zieben-Mare


{SS}: Favorite Blog you love to read?banner_galmeetsglamFFS_logos_HM_fianl

I absolutely love the fabulous Julia, from Gal Meets Glam and of course {Notes from the Styleshack} and mine, Fifty Fifth and Sixth!Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 11.29.18 PMIMG_5292-450x600

{SS}: Favorite local boutiques? 

{PL}: Scoop Chicago, Handle With Care Chicago. Ikram Chicago (only when they have a sale, of course!) Caruso Caruso for jeans in Birmingham, Found Objects Birmingham

{SS}: Favorite local restaurants?

{PL}: Fred’s at Barneys Chicago, Sunda Chicago, Ronin Sushi Royal Oak, Social Kitchen and Bar Birmingham

{SS}: Currently listening to…

{PL}: Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

{SS}: Summer read?unnamed

{PL}: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso, the founder & CEO of Nasty Gal{SS}: Must have item for Fall? {PL}: Grey is so in for fall and my must-have is a grey structured handbag.  I have my eye on the Fendi ‘Petit 2Jours Elite’ Leather Shopper. Also check out my blog, Fifty Fifth and Sixth, for all my fall must-haves. unnamed-5

{SS}: Words to Live by?  

{PL}: Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips: