Welcome, Wall Street Journal Readers!

December 8th, 2008

Wall Street JournalGreetings, Wall Street Journal readers!  I’m honored to report that Omiru was featured in the WSJ’s Blog Watch.  Here’s what Nikki Waller, an editor at the Wall Street Journal Online, says about us:

"Fashion-school graduate Trisha Okubo started Omiru in 2005 to deliver what she calls "real style for real people."  Omiru’s writers answer readers’ questions — including one recently on what to wear to a creative-industry job interview — with tips and examples of garments and accessories from major retailers, such as Banana Republic, Gap and Forever 21. Keeping with Ms. Okubo’s mission of democratizing style, most pieces spotlighted on the site cost less than $100…Readers weary of unrealistic fashion advice in magazines will welcome tips more focused on their lives — looking work-appropriate is a frequent topic — and budgets."

Welcome to Omiru, where you’ll find inspiration and advice that’s as stylish as it is practical.  Here’s a sampling of our favorite posts to get you started:

Womenswear:
Fall/Winter 2008’s Best Boots Under $100
Shopping Guide: Six Handbags Under $100
Q&A: How to Transform Your Wardrobe from Formal to Creative
Three Simple Ways to Wear a Scarf
Three Simple Ways to Wear a Little Black Dress
Ready Made Outfit: Modern Katharine Hepburn
Shopping Guide: The Best Plus Size Styles
How to Add Some Spice to a Closet full of Classics
Fashion over Fifty: Five Style Tips
How to Dress up Jeans for Work

Menswear:
Key Menswear Looks for Fall 2008
Men’s Q&A: What to Wear to Interview for a Creative Job
Shopping Guide: Four Essential Bags for Men
Men’s Trend Alert: The Shawl Collar Sweater
Men’s Q&A: How to Transition Your Style from Work to a Night Out
Where to Find Affordable Skinny Suits
What’s the Ideal Shirt Length for a Man?
How to Determine the Quality of a Suit
How to Build a Casual Preppy Wardrobe

Want more?  See everything we have to offer in our archives.

Cheers,
Trisha and the Omiru Team

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  December 9th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    YAY! Good job!

  • 2. Jess  |  December 9th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    YAAAAY! I first read about this site in Lucky Magazine Best Fashion Blogs and have been a faithful follower ever since! I love what your team does.

    Keep up the great work!

  • 3. Trisha  |  December 10th, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Thanks for the love, Mimi and Jess! Omiru wouldn’t be what it is today without faithful readers like you :)

  • 4. Steve  |  December 10th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Congrats you guys! To say you deserve the good press is an understatement, and I totally agree with their note that this site is “real style for real people”.

    This is pretty much the only clothing site I visit on a regular basis. Great job!

  • 5. Trisha  |  December 10th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for your support, Steve!

  • 6. Inna Simonova  |  December 12th, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations! It is really difficult to create a smart and popular web portal. And you cope well. Thanks for your great job!

  • 7. Trisha  |  December 13th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    You’re so sweet, Inna. Thank you!

  • 8. Raf  |  December 14th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Hey Trisha, congrats! I’m also impressed with the post roundup - that was a stroke of brilliance. I’m surprised that other blogs haven’t made such an effort to entice readers when they receive write-ups in major publications.

  • 9. Trisha  |  December 14th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Thanks, Raf! Yeah, blog navigation isn’t the best, so I tried to make it a little easier on our new readers.

  • 10. Tom  |  December 15th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats to the whole Omiru team. I really love this site. I made a New Years resolution about a year ago to learn more about style and improve my wardrobe, and lucky me — I stumbled on Omiru.com basically the next day, and I haven’t stopped reading since. Thanks for all your good work, we love it.

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