Ya Girl's Q&A

No wedding post this week. I decided instead to do a Q&A. I asked you guys to submit Q's on IG stories and I said I would pick 10 but it wound up being a lot more. Lets' get into it!

Endless Rose: Colorblock Sweater (also HERE) / AG: Farrah Jeans / J. Crew: Quilted Vest / Ray-Ban: Wayfarer Sunglasses

Q. Are there bloggers you've met that aren't as they seem online or aren't as nice?
A: Yes. 

Q: How do you balance your financial goals?
A: I work with a very, very very smart personal advisor who pushes me to save more than I think I'm able to.

Q: Do you ever just want to leave the blog life and go off the grid?
A: Yes, more so when I'm on my period.

Q: Advice you would give yourself out of college/young self?
A: Say yes to more city exploring, eating out, drinking with friends, etc. Life goes by too fast.

Q: How much money do you make (% wise compared to elsewhere)?
A: I make 85% more through the blog than anywhere else.

Q: How often do you keep clothes you feature?
A: I would say about 60-70% of the time.

Q: Do you believe in God?
A: Yes, but not in a structured way.

Q: How real are blogger friendships? Are they mainly PR stunts?
A: I don't think any are PR-related but a mutual "hey, I'm dealing with/doing this too, let's hang out." I believe they start out as real but are very fragile and can become competitive. Only the good ones last, and I would say the best ones aren't even shown online.

Q: How do you like your job? Are there a lot of guys as opposed to girls?
A: I love it, and yes. But I'm really lucky to have three women above me (director, vp and svp).

Q: How do you deal with influencers who buy their following/engagement?
A: I don't. I just do my own thing. My life is far too busy to worry about people who cheat.

Q: How did you meet your fiancé?
A: Through work.

Q: Do you ever want to call it quits on your career(s)?
A: There are times when I get overwhelmed and emotional, yes. 

Q: Do you want kids? How many?
A: Yes, but not currently. Would love to have two or four.

Q: Are there bloggers that you see and get annoyed with how fake they are?
A: Yes lol.

Q: When you were in high school what did you want to be?
A: A realtor or -- at least at some point -- a pilot. Mom, do you remember?

Q: What do you struggle with?
A: Letting people dictate my emotions, being messy, gossiping, saying too much, being too open, forgetting things, waking up early, not having cash on me, anxiety, eating healthy, making time to play with Dixie, my blog inbox, staying in touch with friends from college... the list can go on. 

Q: Do you feel like you have to compete with other bloggers in NYC?
A: I did at one time, but I'm actually so much busier now that I don't have time to worry about it (thankfully).

Q: What do you think about bloggers who aren't truthful about their "procedures?"
A: I think it's their own conscious they have to deal with, but they are in a bad business if they are trying to hide it. Followers aren't dumb. 

Q: Do you want a big wedding?
A: No lol.

Q: How has the algorithm changed blogging for you and your following?
A: My blog continues to go up year-over-year, but I have actually lost followers the past two years on Instagram. I try and not let my IG game dictate my feelings about the blog since it seems to have little effect on the rest of the process. 

Q: What is on your Christmas list?
A: My wedding registry.

Q: What are your five-year goals?
A: EEK! I'll be 32?? Probably to have a kid and a house by then.

Q: What do you do when wedding planning stress gets to you?
A: Bother Louise and step away from planning for the day.

Q: How do you feel about involving religion in your ceremony?
A: I don't think I have any feelings about it. To be honest, I haven't thought of it.

Q: What are your career goals 10+ years down the road?
A: I hope to be somewhere where I am happy, that treats me right and that allows me the time I need to be a good parent. 

Q: What are your top three priorities for the wedding that you're focusing on?
A: Tangible and current things: flowers, set-up and music. 

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve about bloggers?
A: That they all look the same.

Q: What is one thing you don't like about being an influencer?
A: People who complain about influencers not being open enough, but then talking shit about them when they do. I also don't like that some hide behind the "well, if you put yourself out there you should expect backlash" excuse. 

Q: How tall are you?
A: 5'6"

Q: Where are you from originally?
A: Born in CA, grew up in Dallas, went to high school in Chicago, college in Kentucky and now live in NYC.

Q: What do you have to do for companies who send you gifts?
A: Nothing unless there is a contract. I tell companies that they are able to send but there is no guarantee of posts on my end.

Q: How do you keep motivated to post so often?
A: I don't want to let the people who read this blog down.

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