Monday, September 17, 2012

An Interview With: Someone Like You

Yayayay!! Im so excited to share my interview with Lauren from Someone Like You with all of you! I was so ecstatic and honored when she agreed to the interview. Lauren is so so so soo sweet and if you still have not checked out her blog, I COMPLETELY recommend it. I feel as though she is a good friend of mine just by reading what she writes and her pictures are also super captivating. She is such an open, honest and beautiful young lady and I hope to meet her in person one day:) Well enough blabbering from me, here is the interview!

The Wallflower: What was the spark that generated the idea that drove you to start your own blog?

Someone Like You: My 10th grade English teacher mentioned to me one day that I should start a fashion blog to document my outfits. All it took was one person to have faith in me, realize I was worth something. With that, I'd been wanting to find an easier way to write down my every day thoughts versus paper and pen...and thus, Someone Like You; a fashion + diary blog was born!

TW: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give the younger you concerning your blogging

SLY: Blog with more heart. You can never, ever, pour enough of it into your blog.

TW: What is your advice for someone who wants to make their own blog?

SLY: If you want to start a blog, go do it...right now! Really. Blogging is an incredible experience and way to find out more about yourself that I think everyone deserves to have. Be you from the very beginning and start as soon as the idea comes into your mind. Don't waste a single second on 'what if's.'

TW: How would you like to be remembered as a blogger? What is the legacy you want to leave behind? 

SLY: I'd hope that people can always see the real Lauren; that my soul shines through. That I was never fake, that this is who I am raw with no inhibitions. I want people to see that this is who I am, no questions asked.

TW: If your blog had a mission statement, what would it be?

SLY: Don't be afraid of who you are. All of those insecurities, struggles, let downs, heart breaks, bumps in the road make your journey so unique and special; it can never be replicated. I hope I can inspire to keep going on their journey, no matter it what it may be. To never give up and embrace who you are.

TW: And to tie into to the previous question, if your style had a mission statement, what would it be?

 SLY: Wear what you want, when you what. It doesn't matter if it's your most fancy, beautiful, intricate dress just to wear to classes or out to get coffee. If it's you and it's what you're feeling that day then do it pastedGraphic.pdf

TW: What do you do when you’re not blogging?

SLY: I am a full time student studying fashion merchandising at Kent State University! My whole life revolves around school right now....homework, trying to get involved, attempting at socializing (because I'm so shy!), and working my behind off to reach my dreams. 

TW: Where do you find inspiration for your wardrobe?

SLY: Oh, yikes I'm not sure! I just buy what I like and my closet has become a representation of who I am. Thrift stores and antique stores are insanely inspiring more so than modern stores because every piece has a story. Just like people do.

TW: What are some of the best and worst aspects of running your own blog?

SLY: Best: being able to be reached out to by girls (and some guys!) who have similar stories and experiences to my own. I strengthen them and they strengthen me. Worst: with all of the incredible people that come with blogging there's always going to be the people who hate what you do; most of the time without any reason. I've gotten a lot of hate for sharing all of my life on the internet but at the end of the day I can't listen to them; I have to listen to me.

TW:  Looking ahead to the future, what direction are you looking to take your blogging in?

SLY: I just would love to continue on the path I'm on! If I never gained a single more follower I wouldn't care. If you love what you do and you're happy then the 'fame, products, and following' don't matter.

TW:  Do you think your personal style has evolved from when you first started your blog? If yes, how and/or why

SLY: Oh my goodness, can I say yes times a million!? I have changed tremendously. I'm more sure of myself and without a doubt more creative. The old me would have been too scared to wear floral crown or even something as simple as a pair of heels. Now, the skies the limit for dressing pastedGraphic.pdf

TW: When did you first start your blog?

SLY: I started my blog on November 12, 2009! So long ago pastedGraphic_1.pdf


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