BASICALLY ME

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

Recently a Dutch magazine requested an interview, and – of course – I said “YES”, because I love to connect with my home-country when it comes to my work, my life abroad, and motherhood. Yet, when the first draft got to me, I was so sad about the result. It was more a pieces about stereotypical things about women and girls who blog, than what I actually talked about on the phone. I sensed a bittersweet tone of voice, almost as if it was fed by a little bit of jealousy. Now I know for sure that this person never meant for this to happen, but sometimes when we write, especially when you write as a freelancer, and you feel the pressure of creating your own voice, you lose the actual point, and objectivity fades…

So here’s the real thing about me… Here, right in front of you. No glitz no glam, just a casual girl, who runs her own business, wears sunglasses because she didn’t have time to put on her make-up, who doesn’t wear heels on a regular base, who loves her jeans slouchy, is obsessed with color, but doesn’t wear it enough, and throws a coat on her shoulders to finish of almost all of her looks. Just because she feels good about it.

Of course, she also enjoys what she does, otherwise she wouldn’t do it – because it’s all or nothing. She loves to wear designer brands, and is even more excited about trying on new brands. So when she got a box from one of the most desirable stores in New York; The Line, she was ecstatic. Because that’s also still the girl that she is, and always will be. She will never take any of this for granted, she will be excited for every show invite she gets from her favorite designers, and she will work hard to maintain her integrity and own voice.

Okay, what am I really trying to say here… Well, my take-away for today is simple: stay true to who you are, and never stop exploring. Try to visit The Line more often – note to myself too – and make sure colored sweaters like this one from Marni are not just for the occasion. Navy peacoats will always be a good idea, so invest in one that lasts. And last but not least, denim is never going out of fashion either, so expand your collection whenever you can. Oh, and if this is the first time you hear about The Line, let me tell you the only thing you need to know about this store: it’s uber inspiring. Everything you want, they have: fashion, interior, beauty, and great interviews with even more inspiring people…

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

The Line New York Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

Martin Grant peacoat | Marni sweater | Khaite jeans | Louis Vuitton boots | Chanel sunglasses.

Photos by @WalkingCanucks 

This post was created in collaboration with The Line. Thank you for reading!



YOUR THOUGHTS

  • Thanks for sharing your opinions on being classified as “another stereotypical blogger” – I think most everyone interested and in the field worries about being categorized when really every blog has something special and different to offer… and ps. I love yours! You rock :)

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      Thanks! I love to hear from my readers about what they think about the things I write about (not only what I wear)… I have nothing against the word “blogging”, because until I run a team of people who work on my site on a daily basis, it’s still me, blogging the day away. But it’s more of the way people tend to write about it. You can taste jealousy, and that’s such a shame, as it’s all a result of hard work and dedication. Xx Charlotte

  • Natali

    Yes I agree, always stay true to yourself, no matter what, you never know whom and how many people you’re inspiring just because of who you are!
    I loved your blog since the moment I came across it and you didn’t loose any authenticity this whole time, in fact you just got more better, inspiring and simply an incredible human whoms work I love to follow.

    http://lartoffashion.com

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      You have no idea how much it means to me to read this! Thank you!! This is what I work hard for, every day… Thanks! Xx Charlotte

      • Natali

        Thank you dear, it means a lot to me as a reader that you value us and do read your comments section! Keep up the great work beauty. :)

  • Lisa G

    Mooi!

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      Thanks lief! Xx

  • Liv

    Love your street style!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      Thanks Liv. Xx

  • Lucie Morgan

    Love this!! Especially as I am a fairly new blogger. Definitely going to ensure I stay true to my myself, and my own values and style. Such an inspiring post to read at the start of my blogging journey. It’s very clear that you’re passionate about what you do, and that dedication is inspiring. Thanks!

    Lucie xo

    http://www.luciepearl.blog

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      I think it is the most important thing when you are blogging. You have to speak for your own brand, and your own brand needs to remain who you are. It’s a slippery slope, and it’s easy to get distracted by “others”, but just listen to your inner voice, and you will always know what to do! Xx Charlotte

  • Your sweater is beautiful x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      Thanks Jessica!

  • TheHautemommie

    Keep staying true to you Charlotte!

    ciao,
    Leslie // @hautemommie // http://www.thehautemommie.com

  • you look so beautiful here – very simple, yet chic. I appreciate that you opened up about the article and explained yourself and I truly believe it is important to be yourself. I blog about hair because I am a hair scientist and even though I love VOGUE and fashion I want to be appreciate for my knowledge xx

    http://www.hairwonderfulday.com

  • mybeautrip .com

    Love this casual and simple look. Your mustard sweater is so cool!
    xx

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  • adoreeee this
    xx
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  • Great casual look!

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  • Such a lovely outfit!
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  • love the pop of yellow and this gorgeous boots!! <3

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  • That is so unfortunate about the interview but I am so happy to be able to hear a bit more about you from you! Your words of wisdom couldn’t ring with more truth – staying true to yourself can be really hard in this industry but thats what really sets you apart and you do it with such grace!

    I love your whole look – that colour is everything and thank you for showing me The Line!

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

  • That’s what I love about you Charlotte & why I’ve followed you for all these years, you have stayed true to yourself & are still the same, beautiful, relatable person you were when I first started following along.
    Btw LOVE the toe detail on your boots, & I’ll definitely check out the website you’ve suggested!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Lovely look! And note to self – I also need to wear more color! Where can we read the interview for the magazine? I like to spot you in the Dutch Vogue sometimes. That’s my way of practicing the language hihi

    xx,
    Catia
    thepetitecat.com

  • chiccarpediem

    lovely pop of yellow and boots OMG! so perfect!!
    Xo,S
    http://www.chiccarpediem.com

  • fashion altitude

    Hey Charlotte, is it ok to own a black peacoat?! mine is by Golden Goose deluxe and I simply love it.
    I started to follow your blog 3 years and i never missed a post since then.
    I once saw you outside a fashion show in Paris and you looked real, the same smiling person who looked in my direction when I shouted her name, the same person in photos. You are relatable and that is everything. In a landscape of copycats bloggers, it’s hard to maintain a high standard of truth in this industry. I believe that being true to yourself will keep your blog afloat while other successful bloggers like yourself will have vanished in thin digital air..
    love you Charlotte xxx

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  • Nidhi Sharma

    Great outfit with Stylish Boots! Look Awesome
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  • Awesome look !! :)

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  • Olga Kulkova

    Hello!
    Every Sunday I write a column – the best outfits of the week. I really like your style! I want to publish your photos and provide a link to your blog. I hope you do not mind!

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