Blogger Interview

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you guys a recent interview I did for blogger Bree Fesh at Stark Raving Chic. It was an awesome experience to be able to get some advice from a more experience blogger and see what a day in her life was like!

H: How did you first start blogging?
B: From a young age, I always enjoyed literature and writing, as a kid I always thought I would be an author of some sort. Whether it was journaling, short stories, or research essays for school, I just loved writing. However, after I graduated college and first began working in my field of advertising photography, I stopped writing because at the beginning of my new job, I was just too consumed to do anything else but work. However, about six months after the excitement of my job at DSG corporate wore off, I began to feel incredibly uninspired and very bored with my life. So, I decided why not start a blog as a hobby, and that is how my blog, Stark Raving Chic, got started.

H: What are your favorite type of posts to write about?
B: Hmmmm, this one is tough. Though I do enjoy my usual “outfit of the day” posts, I’d have to say the posts that are the most fun for me to write are ones that are not about me, e.g. interviews, events, and posts about local boutiques. Personally, I just love meeting new people and all three of those categories allow me to do just that! I also like writing about those topics because until my run of the mill outfit posts, they feel less rehearsed when I’m writing them. Sure, I know each of my OOTD’s are different, but there are only so many ways to format an article about an outfit, where with an interview, an event, or checking out a new boutique, you don’t know what’s in store for you until you get there and that’s what makes it so exciting!

H: What’s your typical day as a blogger like?
B: My days honestly range from painfully boring to crazy eventful—there is no in between, at least in my schedule. I would say two days out of the week are “boring days” where I simply sit at my desk (or kitchen table because my one dog does not know how to go upstairs) and do run of the mill things such as answer emails, go over my blogging budget, plan out/update my editorial calendar, and watch mind numbing amounts of Bob’s Burgers, just because that’s generally what is on Netflix for background noise. However, the other five days, are dedicated to writing all of my articles, completing my photoshoots, editing photos, and attending meetings or other events. Though I don’t get much down time, I have to admit, that my boring days drive me bonkers, so I don’t think I could handle more than two!

H: What social media site that you use to brand yourself have you found most successful and why?
B: My most utilized social media site is my Instagram, though they all have their perks. The reason why I personally like Instagram so much is because taking photos is simply in my nature and Instagram is the most efficient way to share my photos that I take for my blog! However, the runner up site that generates the second most amount of traffic, would have to be Reddit. I mean, when you submit your content to “the front page of the internet” you’re bound to boost your traffic!

H: What do you enjoy most about blogging?
B: As I stated earlier, my favorite thing about blogging is meeting people and getting to interact with so many different personalities! I just think it’s so cool to be able to connect with others while doing what I love.

H: What do most people not know about being a blogger?
B: As I stated a few questions back, I feel like many people do not realize how much work actually goes into a successful blog. It is definitely a full-time job.

H: If you were starting out blogging again, what would you do differently?
B: I feel like I would have not rushed into it so quickly. Though my blog has grown into a success, there were totally some posts during the beginning that were either useless, not well thought out, or the photos were not up to par and should have been reshot, and quite frankly, those posts mad my brand look sloppy (obviously, these posts have since been removed after my revamp). So, I guess my advice to my former 21-year-old self would be to slow down and plan things out more—it’ll save you a lot of grief later.

Thanks for stopping by, xx.

Scalloped Red Tote

Monday, April 24, 2017

It’s crazy how much my wardrobe changes for spring - in the fall/winter the only color I wear is black and in the spring/summer I’m in color head to toe! I got this Kate Spade red scalloped tote bag last spring and I can’t put it down this season! Unfortunately, they do not sell this exact bag anymore but I linked some similar options. I love this denim dress for year round because it can be dressed cozy with boots and a sweater or for summer with sandals and some color! Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by. :)

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Instagram Roundup

Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s finally Friday! This week was especially rough because since I go to school in New Hampshire, I didn’t have Monday off for Patriot’s Day! Also, my whole family had the week off for April Vacation and I’ve been in class all week :(. For today I’m rounding up my recent insta posts because there’s been a lot! Lately, I’ve been just preparing to wrap up my freshman year of college. I’m so ready for the summer! It will be nice to not see any schoolwork for a while. In other news, I have recently received an internship as a style guru for College Fashionista for the summer! I am super excited for this opportunity and makes me anxious for summer even more. I also wanted to let you guys know that Tory Burch is having an amazing sale this weekend for up to 30% off! My sandals and bag are apart of this sale and you can use the code SPRINGEVENT in checkout.

Essential Accessories for Spring

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pop of Blue:
Oversized Sunglasses:
White Handbags:
Statement Earrings:
Spring fashion is by far my favorite out of all the seasons. I love all the different trends and bright colors! The best part is accessorizing a cute outfit to make it perfect. Today, I rounded up the spring accessories trends that I believe are essential for your wardrobe this season! I just bought my first pair of oversized sunnies and I’m too excited to wear them. I’m dying to get my hands on a white handbag but I’m too afraid that I’ll ruin it, lol! What’s your favorite spring trend?

Thanks for stopping by, xx.

Easter Weekend

Monday, April 17, 2017

I hope you all had a great Easter! I found this shirt at TJ Maxx a couple weeks ago for only $15 and it was perfect for Easter. It ended up being 86 degrees here in Boston and I was sweating in this outfit! In April! I love the baby blue trend this spring, it makes me so ready for summer. Have a great week everyone!

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Perfect Pinstripes

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Friday and thank god it’s the weekend! I’m so excited to go home this weekend and enjoy the nice weather. Tonight I’m going to the Red Sox game and I am so excited! I wore this pinstripe button down in a recent post and I styled it a different way here. I recently got this Kate Sade crossbody in a secret sale Kate Spade was having and it is adorable! It’s the perfect size because it is a little oversized and comes in many colors. I hope you all have a great weekend and a happy Easter! Thanks for stopping by :)

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Shopbop Sale Picks

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Have you guys shopped the big Shopbop sale yet?! This is the best deal I’ve ever seen on designer items! The sale is up to 25% off with the code EVENT17. If you spend less than $500, its 20% off! What a deal! I linked some of my favorite items for summer and I just want them all. I need these Tory Burch fringe Miller sandals, they are to die for!

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