5 Questions With Fashion & Fishing

Priscilla runs what may be one of the more unique blogs in The Charleston Blog Society. Her blog Fashion and Fishing is all about creating a wardrobe that is 100% handmade! In a world where it is so easy to just buy everything it is really nice to see a blogger who is trying to be different! Read a bit about her below and make sure you visit her blog for inspiration! IMG_3730
What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for almost three years now and my blog originally started out as a way to keep my family and friends updated on the happenings of my husband Will and I’s life as newlyweds. He being the fisherman, and I being the fashion lover who had just embarked on a new adventure into sewing and creating my own hand made wardrobe. The blog has since taken on a new life and now it’s become a great way for me to make connections within the small but ever growing online sewing community and to also share my sewing creations with whoever is interested in checking them out. But in addition to sewing and fashion, my blog sometimes can get real and I may post about the pros and cons of being married, how we have survived through the ups and downs, struggled with infertility, how life moves on after a miscarriage, and how we find ways to fall back in love over and over again with each other. I can get deep sometimes and then I’m all like “check out this sundress I sewed.”

What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest blogging moment was when I was contacted by Art Gallery Fabrics, one of my favorite fabric companies, to create a dress using 2 yards of knit fabric from one of their latest collections. It was an honor to be chosen for that blog hop but also the perks of getting free swag always makes having a blog that much sweeter 😉

What is something you would like to learn more about?
From a sewing standpoint I really want to start learning how to use my dress form and creating projects from draping versus using patterns. I’m getting there, but I am by no means an expert. On a personal level, I also want to work on my French. My mother is from France and unfortunately when I was growing up I could care less about the language. Ugh, childhood. So even though I understand the language very well, I am still not 100% fluent. I would love to spend some of energy on that.

Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I am a total night owl so most of my blogging goes down in my sunroom at midnight with Netflix rolling in the background. When I am not at home, I will grab a Snapple and ride my bike out to Sunrise Park on James Island. In the evenings, the dolphins go crazy feeding on fish and I never get tired of the view.

If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I have currently been stalking Merrick from Merrick’s Art. She has a great style blog but also sews many of her own pieces and at times is a source of inspiration to me. But my real love affair is with Michael from Inspired by Charm. I really think he would be my blogger BFF if he lived in Charleston. #lifegoals

5 Questions With Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Today we would like to introduce you to lifestyle blogger Tiffany of Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A Charleston native Tiffany loves all things Southern and anything related to the three F’s – Fashion, Football and Food! On her blog Tiffany shares all things fashion, makeup and hair tips, entertaining ideas, food reviews. Read more about Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s below! IMG_3777

What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?

I’ve been following various fashion blogs for a while and I would catch myself spending hours a day scrolling through my Instagram feed looking at blogger’s insta posts with their #ootd. I’ve always had a love for fashion and I was just chatting with friends about how I would love to blog while on a girls trip to New Orleans. I wasn’t sure that I of all people could do it, but all my friends were so encouraging and they are the reason I started blogging. And I am so thankful they gave me the push I needed to get started. I have been loving every minute! I have only been blogging since the end of March so I still have a lot to learn!

What has been your proudest blogging moment?

My proudest moment isn’t exactly any single moment, but it has been so gratifying when I run into people just out and about around Charleston and they tell me they read my blog. It is always people that I never expected to be readers and they always have the kindest things to say. It always just touches me and pushes me to continue sharing 🙂

What is something you would like to learn more about?

I recently switched my blog over to a self-hosted site and that was pretty challenging for me! Currently, I would love to learn more about SEO and how to properly use it to benefit my blog–> Can you tell I am basically tech illiterate?

Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?

I would probably choose my back patio as my favorite place to blog in the city. I really enjoy sitting in my patio in the morning (with a cup of coffee) or the evening (replace the coffee with a glass of wine!) with my sweet boykin by my side.

 If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?

If I could chose any blogger it would probably be Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules. I have a total girl crush on her. Did I mention that her hair color was the inspiration for mine right now?! She seriously could not be cuter. I love her style–she chooses very simple, boho looks. Not sure she could be any cooler. Oh and she has her own clothing line of adorable graphic tees!

5 Questions With Coastal Bride

Today we’d like to introduce you to the founder of The Charleston Blog Society and the voice behind the wedding blog Coastal Bride, Gillian Ellis. 1044059_732903330425_504206112_n via Peter Frank Edwards

1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I have been a wedding photographer for 6 years now and since day 1 of my career I have always loved running our photography blog. I started realizing that there was more that I wanted to share and blog about and started thinking of launching my own, separate blog. There are so many blogs that I read and am inspired by. It seemed like a lofty goal to even believe I could write a blog. But two years ago I finally took the leap! Looking back now I am so glad I launched Coastal Bride and wish I had done it sooner!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I am still so proud of being published on The Everygirl as it is one of the very first blogs I ever followed.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would love to be better at Pinterest and managing social media in general.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
Spring afternoons on the porch at Kudu are perfection! But most days you can find me typing away furiously from my living room couch until way too late at night.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would absolutely love to meet Grace Atwood of The Stripe. Her writing is so authentic and I feel like we would really get along. I also would not mind meeting her cat Tyrion Puff.

5 Questions With Paper Meets Pearl

Today we would like to introduce you to Kelly, the lovely lady behind the blog Paper Meets Pearl. Paper Meets Pearl is a lifestyle blog devoted to sharing fashion and decor projects, recipes, and inspiration. Kelly also happens to be a very organized blogger – you won’t want to miss her helpful post How to Create an Editorial Calendar. Read all about Kelly below and make sure to follow along on her Instagram here.IMG_00081. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve always wanted to start a blog but it took a New Year’s Resolution to finally make me do it. And for once I followed through with my resolution and have been blogging for 7 months now and haven’t looked back!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest moment so far would have to be working with all the great brands here in Charleston. Everyone has been so supportive and I love working with similar minded brands that have a passion for fashion and design. I hope to continue partnering with brands and other bloggers here to keep building a great community of friends.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Geek alert! But I’d really like to know more about building a website from the ground up. I think it’s a useful skill to know how to use HTML, CSS, and other techniques in order to better run a blog.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My favorite place to write would be in City Lights (or in my home, because hello, no pants required!) I enjoy watching people walk past and bouncing off ideas to my friends that work there.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
There are so many bloggers that I’d love to grab coffee with but my top pick would have to be either Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere or Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess. I’ve followed their blogs for years and have been a big source of inspiration for me.

5 Questions With Lowcountry Boil

Today meet Lorrie Dixson, the voice behind Lowcountry Boil and Eskimo Advertising. Lowcountry Boil is the go to website if you are looking to find events and deals in the Lowcountry. Lorrie’s blog is a must read if you are looking for fun in the lowcountry as she highlights all of the top happenings across Charleston daily. Read on to learn more about Lorrie!lorrie-headshot1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
When I moved to Charleston I started Lowcountry Boil as a way to showcase what I was discovering about the Lowcountry. Since 2009, I have been blogging for myself, my company, Eskimo Advertising, as well as freelance writing for Carolina Nightlife and Bold Spicy News.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I’m not sure of my proudest but I have had a lot of cool experiences by being a blogger.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Oh there’s so much. As an entrepreneur, I’m always aspiring to learn…about new businesses, experiences and life!

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I would love to come up with a really cool answer but I really just blog from my office.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Perez Hilton would probably have some crazy Hollywood stories.

5 Questions with Boss Lady Jobs

Happy Monday morning everyone! We are starting a new series to help everyone get to know the members of the Charleston Blog Society a little better. We all read lots of blogs but how often do we really get to hear about the voice behind it? To kick off our interview series we sat down with Kate Wilson of Boss Lady Jobs.

Launched just a few weeks ago, Boss Lady Jobs is a unique concept as it focuses solely on highlighting women with creative jobs. Kate herself is quite the interesting lady. An avid traveler and a full time marketer with a passion for creativity she brings her warm and glowing personality to The Charleston Blog Society. Read on below to learn more about Kate and follow all of her adventures on Instagram – here.


1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?

Growing up in relatively small towns in the southeast I never really had professional women role models that I personally knew. In school children are pushed into traditional fields and taught to aspire only to be lawyers and doctors and focus on how much money you can make. No one ever teaches you to explore what you really enjoy and few people realize there’s plenty of money to be made in the creative space. Charleston is an amazing little ecosystem full of women who are creative and making a huge dent in the digital corridor. My blogs sole purpose is to highlight women in these fields.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?

I just learned that some of my posts will be featured on Charleston Grit and it is so exciting to me to see these special women in the spotlight Grit can provide. Shout out to the fabulous women running the show, Jessie parks and Madison Miller!

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I’m SO curious and love to travel. I would love to learn more languages. My goal is to be beginner conversational in Icelandic by my next visit in the summer of 2016.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?

I do my best work late at night which means I’m at home in bed but for early morning sessions no one has a better breakfast than the acai bowl at Cafe Medley on Sullivan’s.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?

That’s such a hard question! I feel lucky enough to be a part of this community of bloggers but I would LOVE to have lunch with Jenny Walton. She is the coolest blogger and illustrator making amazing work for some huge brands. I would love to sit down and just watch her work! Check out her Instagram @jennymwalton

 

Bloggers Night Out // The Americano

Last week the blogger babes of the Charleston Blog Society gathered for a fun evening of margaritas and tacos at Mt. Pleasant hot spot The Americano. Enjoy a few snaps of the night from our bloggers below. And if you are a blogger looking to get involved find us on Facebook here, you won’t want to miss next months event at The Finicky Filly! americano


Thanks to these bloggers for the Instagram snaps! A Polished Palate // Coastal Bride // Katevontaine // The Southern Edge Blog // Top Knot Polka Dot