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Style: Dominique in New York

Avatar • Sep 12, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
D: Hi, my name is Dominique of www.StilettoEsq.com.  I am a San Diego native who fell in love with the east coast 13 years ago and haven’t left since!  After attending law school and residing in DC for almost 10 years, I am now a current resident of the concrete jungle, better known as NYC. 

What is your style philosophy?
D: No matter what you wear, make sure you incorporate your own personality.  Clothes, shoes, accessories, should all make you look AND feel good.

How would you describe your sense of style?
D: I definitely incorporate a lot of classic elements to everything I wear. Although I may go trendy one day, there’s always a classic spin somewhere in my outfit, whether it’s a refined tote or an A‑lined blazer, I always like to mix it up a bit. My friends all say my style is conservative, which makes me chuckle.

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What is your process of deciding what to wear in the morning?
D: To be perfectly honest, it’s always a last minute decision. I have never been the type of lay out an outfit the night before or take a long time pondering on what will go together. I can usually decide what I want to wear and get dressed, no matter the occasion, in less than 20 minutes.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
D: Ooooo, this is a hard one. I’d have to say my Givenchy Shark Tooth Booth (I stalked sites for these babies for months!), my gold Louis Vuitton Limelight Clutch, and every blazer in my closet (is this cheating??!!) J  I guess if I had to select one, I’d say the H&M Coral blazer I scored on sale last year for $20.

What are some of your favorite shops/websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
D: Netaporter.com is a god send in the online shopping world – not only do they have the best and widest selection, I also DIE for how they style every single item (from handbags, to lingerie, to jewelry). I get a lot of inspiration from some of the looks they put together. I also love theoutnet.com which is curated similarly to netaporter but everything is at marked down prices (a win/win).

How long have you been natural?
D: My whole life.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
D: Since I have never “transitioned” per se, I will say that I prefer my hair curly over straight because I feel like it goes hand-in-hand with my personality.  A bit quirky and unruly at times but certainly one of a kind.

What is your signature hairstyle?
D: Curls, curls, curls – down and wild. I also wear it back in a bun quite a bit for work.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
D: I must admit that I am fairly lucky in the hair department because there really is no set styling regimen I must adhere to.  I have, however, recently changed my regimen.  After a wash, instead of putting any gel, mousse, or oils in my hair, I simply use and leave in a few dollops of Pantene Pro‑V Curly Hair Moisture Renewal Conditioner (the regular kind, not a leave-in). I’ve noticed that my hair is much healthier and the curls more defined. 

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
D: You sure can!!! Please visit www.StilettoEsq.com where I post my daily outfits and a recipe (from time-to-time).  I look forward to seeing you there.

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About Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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kb
kb
7 years ago

Very nice style! SD is very provincial, I can see why you feel in love w/the East Coast.

Dominique
7 years ago
Reply to  kb

THank you KB! Yes SD is very very different from the East! I like to think my style kinda merges the two.

Amma Mama
7 years ago

I like her style, very clean cut and put together. She is very pretty. I will definitely check out her blog 🙂

http://ammamama.wordpress.com

Amma Mama
7 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

Oh and I love how you can see NY in the background of her pictures.

Dominique
7 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

Thank you so much Amma! I will be sure to check our your blog as well.

Nature Girl
Nature Girl
7 years ago

You better werk it Ms. Esq! I think your style is timeless and if I was a flight attendant I would bump you up to first class.

Dominique
7 years ago
Reply to  Nature Girl

🙂 Well shucks, I wish you were a flight attendant too!! Haha! Thank you!

Fairy
Fairy
7 years ago

Very beautiful young woman, with a great sense of style!!

Dominique
7 years ago
Reply to  Fairy

Awww, thank you Fairy. I appreciate the kind words 🙂

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

I LOVE her sense of style, very classic, chic and simple

Dominique
7 years ago
Reply to  Rachel

Thank you Rachel!

Asana
7 years ago

Stunning! You better werk!

whatshetaughther.blogspot.com

Dominique
7 years ago
Reply to  Asana

Thank you Asana 🙂

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago

I LOVE your style! Conservative (lol) enough for everyday wear (I work in an office setting) with just enough of a twist to really make it your own… I will def be visiting your blog

Dominique
7 years ago

Hi Jessica. Thank you so much. I will try to post more office looks 🙂

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago
Reply to  Dominique

I just checked out your blog.…love it! So much inspiration between the outfits, the recipes, and decorating (loved the lace candle holders) awesome…officially addicted!

Lauryn
Lauryn
7 years ago

Bow.

Girl, love your style! I would be so with you if I could afford it — give me 10 years after I finish this JD and we’ll see! HAHA. Get it!!

jasmine
jasmine
7 years ago

yes, her style is fierce. I love how her clothes aren’t too tight but they still show off her figure!!

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