Girl, You Glow
You guys! I'm SO excited to introduce our Glow Girl, Olivia Corin of Signed Silver Lining. Olivia's blog name, Signed Silver Lining, came from her going grey early in life as a result of some hard times she faced. Instead of trying to cover it up and 'fit in with everyone else' she embraced her grey as something that made her more unique.
If you're not familiar with the saying, silver lining, it essentially means finding the positive in a negative situation. This was and is Olivia's motto. She was strong through the hard times and saw the silver lining in what she went through. I think we could all take a page out of Olivia's book and seek out the silver lining in life more often. After all, the way you chose to see the world is how you'll experience it, right?
As to Olivia's fashion and style, I love how she puts an edgy twist on classic looks. I always look forward to seeing her visions come to life in the photos she posts. It's not like everything else out there and it makes me think, "How can I make my content more original? What am I trying to say with these images?". So thank you Olivia, for inspiring me keep my vision authentic.
You can find Olivia on Instagram at @signedsilverlining and her newest project, @oliviacorin as well as her blog, signedsilverlining.com.
Without further ado, it's my pleasure to have you read our feature with Olivia Corin of Signed Silver Lining! Enjoy!
My name is Olivia, and I am the creator of Signed Silver Lining, a fashion and advice blog based in the great PNW. I started going grey when I was 18 years old, and decided to not dye over them. They started going grey when I was in college and after a series of stressful times and hardships, they started to come in strong! Genetics mixed with stress, really does equal a mashup of white and black hair. Maybe that was Cruella Deville's problem and we just didn't know it. Anyway, I started my Instagram about 4 years ago, and was mainly posting fashion photos that were basically a mirror image of what I was seeing on from other bloggers at the time. As time went on, I sort of adopted this motto of finding the Silver Lining in everything, and completely rooting myself into the idea that Every Story Has a Silver Lining. Whether it be from a bad hair day, a bad past, or an overall "flaw" the world is telling us we have. When I look in the mirror and I see these hairs that I have a love/hate relationship with, I realize that they stand for much more than what I think. Over time I began to realize that this was all bigger than me. This was a time to show other women that this cookie cutter mold they TOTALLY believe they fit in, doesn't even exist.
As time went on I began to get more serious about my blog and it formed into what I have now, I would say within the past 6 months is the time that I have seen it in a different light, and also have rediscovered my sense of creativity. Even though I always had the motto to be different and not always have to fit in, that I was totally doing that with the content I posted. I wanted my photos and outfits to look in such a way, that didn't exist in my world. Once I abandoned that mentality, things shifted for me, and I see Signed Silver Lining in a completely new way. I hope to use my platform to inspire others and show young women that the things that they have gone through don't define them. That they are allowed to move from these things and truly find a Silver Lining through their story. I also am fortunate enough to use my love for fashion to show others my take on classiness and femininity, and never losing the qualities we learned from the greats like Audrey and Chanel. Because really, how could we not listen to them? I have big dreams for Signed Silver Lining, and though those aren't spoken about much yet, I know in the back of my head that they could happen. Just like Katie starting this amazing company by herself, because after all. If she can do it, Cruella can too! I mean...I can too.
What is your favorite KDJ piece?
I have been fortunate enough to wear rings, necklaces and earrings, and all of them have accompanied my outfits perfectly. Right now I am loving layered necklaces, I mean who isn't? That's why this "Double Dipping" necklace was seriously perfect for my style. It works for a dressed up or dressed down look. I accompanied it with a blazer and slacks my first time wearing it, but am also SO excited to wear it for the upcoming holidays.
How does it make you glow (inside and out!)?
Wearing jewelry is a very new concept for me. I only ever grew up wearing studs and watches, and even though that is still my go to, I have finally opened my world up to new ways to top off my outfits. I never realized the power that jewelry had when it comes to a styled look. Whether it by from some statement earrings to top off a date night look, a bracelet to add a pop to an every day outfit, or some layered necklaces to mix things up.
When I was fortunate enough to start wearing KDJ jewelry, it not only made me feel lucky to have such gorgeous pieces, but also excited to be able to incorporate a style I haven't always participated in. One of the reasons I love KDJ jewelry is that I can tell how well made it is, and the care that's put forth with each piece. I grew up making jewelry (even though I didn't wear it....weird), and had my own jewelry business when I was 12. After a few years of practice and taking classes, I truly have come to realize and appreciate other jewelry in a different way. That being said, I take notice to the wire wrapping, quality materials, and design aesthetic on every single piece... It makes me want to wear the jewelry more. On the outside, this jewelry makes me feel classy, special, and like I always know the cherry on top of every outfit. On the inside, it helps me to realize that style and beauty are about much more than just what it looks like.
As an "influencer" or however you want to phrase it, I am constantly seeing the styles change in the fashion industry, I see fashion through different lenses. Sure, the cut and overall look of a design is OF COURSE important, but there is so. much. art. behind it all. If I am wearing a jacket from a world renown designer, I know that every decision made for this item was thought out and delicately made. The same goes for when I put on this KDJ necklace. I see the skill, talent, and overall drive within this company. I know that Katie Dean worked from the ground up to start her own business, and now seeing all the success that came from it... Well it makes me want to wear that necklace proud and let EVERYONE know where to get one. Finding your glow doesn't always come from the perfect high lighter. Often times it comes from hard work, creativity, and the need to show the world your talent.