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, Tillys, and once in a blue moon I’ll shop at somewhere like H&M 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!
How do you start working with brands?
This is something I’m trying to do less. Not that working with brands is a bad thing, but I became so heavily influenced by what other brands were having me take photos of for a while, since blogging was a job of mine… Now, I try to blog because it’s fun, not because it’s a source of income. But, for those of you who are curious about this side of blogging – Usually what happens is a Public Relations 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 (*).
How did you start blogging?
I started because I am a big Disney nerd, and had a Disney tumblr where I’d post makeup looks based off of Disney characters. 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. 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 doing anything school related, I’ll usually hang out with friends by getting coffee, going into the shops, 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 kitten!
What is your hairstyle?
Despite whatever color I’m feeling – I usually always curl my hair. Sometimes I use a straightener if I want relaxed waves. If I want messy curls (like classic Taylor Swift hair) I’ll use a 1 inch curling wand. And if I want glam curls, I’ll use a 1 inch curling iron. My preferred hot tools are Chi for a straightener, and Conair from like… Walmart, for curling wands/irons.
Thanks for reading.