I guess you could say I’m feeling a little nostalgic today. This particular girl crush features the one and only Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet. Though she wasn’t my first girl crush (that blonde haired beauty dates back to the playground) she was one of the first bloggers I ever really got into. This was more than 5 years ago, and Karla was debuting her look: AA u-neck dresses and cropped motorcycle jackets. Though her style and haircuts have evolved over the years, she almost never fails to kill it (except for this really short stint somewhere between 2008 and 2009 – however she gracefully recovered).

Paris fashion week swag? Nailed it.

One of the things I love most about Karla is how she dresses for her curves. She talks a little bit about it in the video here. She’s incredibly proud of her Central American ethnicity and knows how to work it.

“I love dresses that hug the body, especially because I kind of have a butt…and um, hips. And I like something that accentuates that,” she says.

Like many bloggers, you don’t get a chance to hear them speak very often. I watched this video for the first time today and her voice totally took me by surprise. I had imagined something a little sexy that would match her fashion sense. Instead, it’s pretty meek and kind of adorable.

It’s pretty difficult to define Karla’s style, but typically, she favours big patterns, bright colours, architectural shapes and costume style jewellery.

And then some days she get’s all hood. And it’s the best.

No matter the day, she’s always rocking something a little glamorous.

“I don’t wear heels and a tutu to Starbucks or to grab coffee so that people can stare at me, I wear it because that’s what I feel good in and that’s what I feel comfortable and I think if wearing something really awkward and strange makes you feel good then that’s what you should do.”

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