Being busy is no excuse for not taking care of yourself and remaining stylish – and no one preaches ( and practices ) this better than this month’s Dressup Diva Jenn, loving wife – supermom and author of the widely popular blog – The Stylish Housewife. Her charming personality and eye for fashion bleeds through her posts and there isn’t a single outfit she puts on that I don’t love. Read her interview below and go check her blog yourself – you’ll know what I mean =)) Happy Friday !
Let me know a few things about yourself – like where are you from, is blogging your full time job – if yes – is that what you envisioned it to be when you started – and if not – would you rather that it be?
I am born & raised in Southern CA (although I spent a couple of years in NYC and LOVED it!), married to my best friend and loving life as a stay at home mom to my sweet *almost* four year old little boy. I definitely consider myself a full-time blogger and am beyond grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities that blogging has given me.
What is the story behind “The Stylish Housewife” – inception, name & inspiration?
I’ve been blogging since 2008, but started The Stylish Housewife in 2010 after deciding to quit my job in the financial services industry to be a stay at home mom. I knew I wanted to help inspire new moms to stay stylish after having kids but it has grown into so much more than I ever imagined.
How do you get time to maintain such a wonderful blog and a work-life balance. (considering being a mom is a full time job in itself 🙂 )
Awww, thank you! It is definitely a LOT of work. If I would have known how time consuming it would be, I probably never would have started blogging! But it is 100% a labor of love or else I would not still be doing it almost four years later! I blogged for 5 days a week for 3.5 years and just recently reduced my schedule to 3 days a week.
Other obsessions besides your blog
CANDY, ICE CREAM and COOKIES. I have a major sweet tooth!
One fashion trend that will never go out of fashion?
A classic wrap dress. I bought my first DVF wrap dress when I moved to NYC. It was like a rite of passage purchase and a TOTAL investment piece. Worth every penny and will probably be in my closet until the day I die!
Who is behind the camera of those gorgeous shots?
I take all of my own photos with a tripod & remote and shoot with a Nikon D7000 and 50mm prime lens.
One beauty secret you can swear by?
Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar and L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. I can’t live without either and they are both drug store beauty products!
What is your favorite occasion to dressup for?
Date night, of course! It’s always nice to pull out my fun flirty dresses for a night out on the town!
Thank you Jenn for being the Dressup Diva – you truly are one !!
P.S : Have you entered the giveaway to win a pair of amazing Sseko Sandals?
Are you a Diva who Loves Playing Dressup? Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and you might be the next Dressup Diva !!