Where are you from?
This has been a hot debate. Because I post so many pictures from California, people think I live there. I actually live outside of Portland, Oregon – but I do visit California annually since I’m originally from there.
Where do you shop?
99% of my wardrobe comes from American Eagle. Like… it’s bad. I love that store. But, I also love Target, Old Navy, and H&M. On the rare occasions I find stuff… I’ll shop at Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe.
What kind of camera do you use for photos and videos?
Canon Rebel T3i (This model isn’t made anymore – so I recommend getting the T5i). I use my iPhone a lot as well for photos! I have the iPhone XS Max, and it takes great pictures.
How do you start working with brands?
Usually what happens is a PR person will email me asking to collaborate. Often, I’m asked through contract to post photos that feature their products on my blog and Instagram; sometimes there’s a post frequency requirement, sometimes there’s a specific set up that they are looking for, and sometimes I have free range as long as the product is included. If there’s a paid sponsorship for a post, I’ll mark it with a (*).
Disclaimer: I only market products and companies that I truly believe in. I’m not into blogging for the money, I already have a career, I’m solely into it for fun. So if I’m sharing a product, it’s because I genuinely like it – not because I’m trying to earn money from sales or whatever.
How did you start blogging?
I started because I was a big Disney nerd, and I had a Disney tumblr where I’d post makeup looks based off of Disney characters. Lol I’m a little embarrassed of that now but at the time I enjoyed it. I was flooded with questions, so I filmed YouTube makeup tutorials. YouTube videos are really time consuming, so instead of filming myself… I took photos and wrote blog posts. Disney looks lead to general beauty advice, which lead to fashion posts. As I began an interest in fashion/clothing, my local mall’s marketing director reached out to me and asked if I’d like to work with their social media to showcase retailers items in order to bring traffic to the mall. Because of this, brands/retailers would find my pictures online more frequently & collaborations would happen. I stopped working for my local mall after doing that marketing job for about a year and a half, because I graduated from college & wanted to focus on my teaching career. So… yeah. That’s my blogging/online story.
What do you do in your free time?
I’m actually a middle school math teacher. I teach seventh grade math. If I’m not working, I’ll usually hang out with friends by getting coffee, going shopping, hiking or walking around the city, or taking beach trips on occasion. Sometimes when I’m feeling like having a day to myself, I’ll work on cleaning, drawing/sketching, and hanging out with my cat. Her name is cotton. She’s pretty cute. Check out her insta highlights on my ‘gram!
What is your hairstyle?
I’m usually always some variant of blonde. I get lots of questions about my curls. I curl my hair almost daily. I have naturally wavy hair so sometimes I curl my whole head of hair & sometimes just a few pieces that are a little too frizzy!
I just either a 1 inch wand or a 1 inch curling iron, depending on if I want messy curls (wand) or soft waves (iron). My hot tools are by Bed Head or Conair (shoutout to Walmart) and they’ve lasted for years! The key is dry shampoo your hair, add heat protectant, curl, wait for the curls to cool & finger comb, then add hair spray. Sometimes I add in beach spray if I’m sporting a mostly natural hair-do for the day!
As for cut, I usually always have a blunt long bob cut just below the collar bone! However, I decided to grow my hair out so I’m not sure what it’ll look like! I take biotin everyday so hopefully my hair will be Rapunzel length soon. We’ll see!
Thanks for reading.