Figured I’d change things up once again by highlighting some fellow bloggers I adore. I’m going to try to make this a semi-regular occurrence, so stay tuned for more blogger love in the future!
Today, I’d like to give a special shout-out to the ever-so-stylish Aimee of The Ohio Transplant. Aimee is an Ohio transplant (and fellow Ohio University alum – GO BOBCATS!) exploring the West Coast. In her words, she is “a lover of all things fashion, dogs & a killer cup of morning blend.”
Just let that last part sink in. See why I’m featuring this chick on pregaming with coffee? :) But in all seriousness, it’s not just her love of caffeinated goodness that I admire – Aimee has a knack for incorporating both elegance and comfort into each one of her outfits. Plus, she truly knows how to rock a hat.
I corresponded with Aimee via email to get all the deets on her blogging endeavors. Read on!
What initially sparked your interest in blogging?
I have always loved fashion, writing and creativity! I’ve been following blogs for a long, long time but I thought it’d be interesting to merge my interests together! It was kind of like, “Why the hell not!?”
What influences or inspires your style?
I absolutely LOVE menswear so I usually opt toward baggier clothing that have a little bit of give – without compromising style! I also am obsessed with finding inspiration from designers such as Balenciaga and other bloggers!
I would say you have a relatively successful following on The Ohio Transplant. How do you reach out to readers and keep them engaged?
Oh dear! That’s super nice of you! Without sounding dumb, I try not to focus on analytics and numbers as I think that sometimes clouds my judgement! I just really enjoy creating content that’s engaging, honest and something i’d want to read! In my day-to-day, I write content for brands, so I sometimes keep that similar mentality.
What would you say is the most challenging part of blogging? Most rewarding?
Scheduling time is the most challenging. Between a full-time job, exercising, keeping a social life, blog events, etc. it does get a little crazy! But, it’s kind of what you put into it, you know? Sometimes, I have blog posts that are a little half-baked – I’ll be honest. Other times, I can spend hours on a blog post or two. Ebbs and flows. Most rewarding? EVERYTHING! I’ve met so many inspiring people and have had brilliant opportunities and really have seen my style (and writing!) grow over the past year! Also, meeting people like you is pretty badazz. :)
You seem to always be rockin’ the glasses, which I find awesome as a fellow glasses-wearer. Have you ever considered giving them up, or are they a sort of trademark for you?
I hate touching my eyes and I love glasses. Something about instantly changing your look with putting them on has always interested me!
When you’re not blogging, what can we find you doing?
I love, love, love exploring San Francisco with my friends. I’m a big brunch lover and do indulge in my fair share of mimosas. Most recently, I’ve been getting back to running and I often walk around the neighborhoods of San Francisco and freak out every time I see a French Bulldog.
If you could offer one piece of advice for a fellow blogger, what would it be?
Have fun! Don’t stress, be yourself, be transparent and keep on truckin’ along. You’ll be damn happy that you did. Also, when all else fails – go eat some cheese.