Saturday, May 18, 2013

blogger spotlight: the sweetest thing


So excited about today's blogger spotlight feature, which is featuring the adorable Emily Gemma from The Sweetest Thing!  I stumbled upon Emily's blog back in December while home for Christmas break.  I had seen a pin on Pinterest and followed it to her blog- needless to say, I spent the next several hours perusing through all of her previous posts.  Not only does Emily have impeccable, classy taste, she also is amazing at doing hair and makeup.  

One of my favorite things about her blog is her complete honesty with her readers about stores, poducts, etc.  She has some really great tips for finding steals and the look for less.  Don't believe me? Head on over to her blog to check it out!  Or, check out Lauren Conrad's opinion of The Sweetest Thing, since she was hand picked as one LC's fabulous bloggers!

WUYW: Of all of your posts, which outfit or feature has been your absolute favorite thus far?

Of all of my posts, I’d have to say my favorite post/feature is this one. I wrote it right after Lauren Conrad featured me on her website!

WUYW:  Why would you consider this your best post to date?

I was in total shock with I was featured on Personally, I was always on the fence about blogging, for some reason, people see blogging as “vain” so I just wasn’t comfortable with those type of judgments. When I was featured on LC’s site, it gave me the confidence to keep it up. Plus, I’d been praying about it and it seemed mighty coincidental that I was getting such great feedback. 

WUYW:  How/why/when did you decide to start a fashion blog?

I actually never intended to have a “fashion” blog. It was meant to be read by my close friends and family, not strangers! Somehow it just kept morphing into other things, beauty, hair, style, etc. 
I don’t hate it!

WUYW:  What was your biggest hesitation regarding starting a blog, and how did you overcome that hesitation?

As I said before, our society is so hard on bloggers. People saying “who does she think she is writing about herself and her life!” or “why does she take so many photos?” Those comments always got back to me – but the good outweighed the bad. When I would get e-mails from women telling me I inspired them, helped them, encouraged them, etc. I knew I was making a positive impact. 

WUYW:  What would be your biggest piece of advice for others who are just starting a blog?

If you are just starting a blog, I recommend doing MAJOR networking. Make friends. Leave comments. Learn. And most importantly – BE YOU. My mom has taught me that the original is always better than the replica so if you are you – it will be great! 

WUYW:  What do you do for a living? 

Funny you ask, lol! Right now I am managing a clothing boutique. As I was graduating with my MBA, I was also falling in love with my now husband. He’s a 3rd year medical student so we are constantly moving. I just take jobs wherever I can get them to get us through this rough years. 

WUYW:  How would you describe your style?

I am not sure how you’d describe my style. I like simplicity but pops of funkiness. I love bright colors, prints, and lots of jewelry. If I am in a hurry one day, I am usually dressed in my go-to preppy style. 

WUYW:  If you could only save one item from your closet (heaven forbid), what item would it be?

Tough question. 
Let’s see… probably the $25 dollar wedges I recently found on Ebay!! Ha!!

WUYW:  Who or what is currently influencing your style the most?

I am inspired A. by my mom’s style (she’s got amazing taste!) and 

B. by Rachel from Pink Peonies. Not so much her current style but I love how she used to dress!

WUYW:  If you could trade closets with anyone, who would it be with?

Rachel from Pink Peonies!

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A big thanks to the darling Emily 
for participating in today's blogger spotlight!



1 comment:

  1. I love Emily's blog! She is so real and has the best taste! I am brand new to blogging and I just found your blog through her twitter! Your blog is also adorable, love your style!



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