Ohio City Cleveland The Hearts Delight Stella Compiseno

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”

-Coco Chanel

After living in this city for over 2 years, I can say with certainty that Cleveland definitely gets a bad rap.  “The Mistake on the Lake” may have had its ups (i.e. the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995) and downs (i.e. the unfortunate burning of the Cuyahoga River), but from the time I’ve spent here I can only speak positively about the “216” (the CLE area code, for those not in the know). From the amazing food scene, to the young and energized vibe across areas throughout the city, Cleveland really is undergoing a major transformation and revitalization.  What was once a “Rust Belt” relic is now a city thriving with new life and it’s hard not to get excited.

I’ll tell you what else I’m excited about: THIS DRESS! I purchased it on about a year ago and honestly love it more each time it gets worn. The cutaway neckline, the sliver of exposed midriff, the flowing fabric… I’m in love.


What I’m Wearing:

Bless’ed are the Meek maxi dress (old, but here are a few alternatives: 23) / Casadei t-strap sandals (old, but here are a few alternatives: 123) / Clare Vivier clutch / Gap denim jacket/ Anthropologie drop earrings/ Ray Ban aviator sunglasses / Klustered beaded bracelet


(I may or may not have a goofy grin on my face because directly to my left is a large table of drunken beer dudes enjoying my impromptu photo shoot while sipping their delicious locally-brewed beers at Nano Brew #easilyembarassed)



So there you have it… #ThisIsCLE.

How do you get inspired by YOUR city!?



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