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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

I find products from instagram, WSJ style section and following people like you and Becky and Leandra. But I would LOVE to find influencers/advertisers (I love your thought here!) who are my age (53), my size (10-12) and in my region (Midwest). We are stylish people too!! I have been on the hunt for years...

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Maura,

Me too. I can't say enough good things about WSJ in general.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

Thank you for introducing me to lemon8! I’ve been saving outfits I like on my iPhone library for 2 years now in a bid to create my own Pinterest board of my own wardrobe - something to inspire me on the days I feel meh and like I have nothing to wear and a bid to re-use and re-style my existing pieces instead of buying new. Going to try out moving this to lemon8! I’m katiemcnaughton if anyone wants to check it out 🥰

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Katie,

As have I! My phone has close to 2,000 images of strangers in dresses, bags, coats, I'd maybe like to locate and purchase one day. I'm going to look you up on Lemon8, too. I'll be curious if they can crack the code.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

You are so incredibly stylish ❤️

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Thank you so much, Nicky.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

As always your picks are 🔥

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Thank you so much, Nicolle. I've just dropped 80% of what own to therealreal! My mid thirties were all pandemic years. It was time for a subtle refresh.

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‘People as “influencers” was the start. People as publishers is the end game.’

ICONIC. Succinct.

Love everything you do and style Meg. We were in touch last year - would love you to see what I’ve been up to on Substack with styling and essays 😘 Camilla x

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Thank you so much, Camilla. Love to reconnect. Let me know where best to find you.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

My Grandmother sound similar to yours and it was such a fresh perspective to start following you. I feel as if I’m getting style and education all in one!

I starting following stylist Allison Bornstein after seeing her on a Violette fr. Video. She’s gotten me to shop my own closet more and be more considerate of what I purchase which was huge for me as an Assistant manager in a small boutique. I’m also a mom of two boys so I appreciate all you have on your plate! I have the Moss necklace on my wishlist and cannot wait to see what else Dorsey creates.

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Thank you so much, Jennifer. I bet they would have been fast friends. I love Allison! She's an incredibly lovely human, too.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

Hi! I was wondering which toteme coat you are wearing? Thanks!

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Hi Cyn! You know what. I'm not sure the name but it's sadly been sold out for about 5 months. I'm assuming they will make it again next year. I just love Toteme.

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Hi Megan,

Curious if you can share the brand for the wrap jacket featured in this post? It looks to be sold out on my Theresa. I’d love to see if I can find it elsewhere. Thank you. Love your Substack.

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I agree with this — “If content looks like an ad, and feels like an ad, your customers will think it’s an ad. Consumers … want none of it.” There are people I started following years ago because I shared their style and it’s been hard to see more and more of their content transform into clear ads. I know that’s totally unfair — they’re entitled to earn a living — but I miss the authenticity.

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This is an issue with brands and not creators. Over the coming years creators will have much more jurisdiction over how they tell you about products. As they should. The balance of power is shifting. That's a good thing for the consumer. Content will be more authentic as this evolves.

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Love it! Which store in LA is carrying Toteme?

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Hi Alexandra! Neiman Marcus has a very small selection in Los Angeles.

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I almost exclusively discover products through individuals I follow on Instagram. Sometimes people I see in public. I read your 13 thing ls article and found addt’l products while perusing other articles. Very new to lemon8. Right now, I find that platform more difficult to shop from because I’m just getting brand names rather than specific links. But, I think in the future, that will be my go to if they’re able to work out that kink.

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You wouldn't believe the women I stop on the side of the street to ask about x, y, z. Lemon8 has a lot of functionality to build but given the beta design it feels like they might be in the midst of creating the tools we'd all like to see on a new shopping app.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Megan Alida Strachan

Okay last thing haha! But thank you for introducing me to other female owned brands. Leone and Wyeth! I’ve picked up beautiful items from them.

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I just adore both!

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Also, as an aside, I love your style. I own a law firm and have two toddlers. Your work attire is perfect for that life. When people show work looks in leggings or mini skirts it just doesn’t work for real life. Not mine at least! So thank you. You’re refreshing.

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