today we’re featuring caitlin of pattern me pretty! she has a stylish + effortless fashion blog, where she posts about her daily outfits and inspirations. get to know her!
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF + YOUR BLOG!
I started my blog back in 2012, just after I graduated college. I was working at a healthcare pr firm in NYC at the time. I constantly found myself reading blogs during my breaks, or during any opportunity I had for that matter. After some brainstorming sessions and researching blogs I really admired, Pattern Me Pretty was born. I’ve always had an interest in fashion and decided that this new found platform would be a great way to express my creative passions.
WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF THE BLOG?
A friend from high school and I run a fashion & accessories brand called Rooey Knots. All of our accessories (headbands, clutches, keychains, sunglass cases & croakies) are made from men’s neckties. We started selling the product this summer on Martha’s Vineyard and are currently selling at a few markets in the NYC area as well as on Etsy.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING?
I was always interested in fashion but I didn’t have a place to express that. Cupcakes and Cashmere was the first blog I ever read and that definitely fueled my inspiration to start one on my own. Once I started to write a few posts on the train home from my commute at the time, I noticed that my content ideas seemed endless. That’s when I knew blogging was something I wanted to pursue.
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE A BLOGZILLA STUDIO THEME?
I was in need of a little revamp and while I was exploring Etsy, I came across the Blogzilla templates. I did some further research and fell in love with every template. They were all just what I was looking for. I knew I was going to purchase one immediately, it was just a matter of which one since I loved them all.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE LOOK OF YOUR BLOG NOW?
I really like that it’s clean, refreshing and still aesthetically pleasing. I wanted a layout that was simple in design so that the content and photo’s I post are the eye’s main focus.
ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE STARTING UP BLOGS OF THEIR OWN?
I definitely have advice and to be honest, it’s still a learning process. It’s funny to look back on those first few months of posts, or even last years for that matter. If you’re consistent, the content you post will just continue to improve. If I could give any advice it would be to stay consistent, post content that you’re truly passionate about and to just be you. Your readers will enjoy the content you share if you’re just being yourself.
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY GUESTS OF YOUR CHOICE, WHO WOULD THEY BE + WHAT WOULD YOU EAT?
If I could have dinner with any guests of my choice, I would have Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere and Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling. These two bloggers are one’s I’ve been following from the beginning and who inspire me on a daily basis. As a blogger and entrepreneur myself, I have so much respect for what they’ve already accomplished as young women. I find that I can relate to them in ways that make this blogging journey such a fun experience. If it were up to me, we would eat a delicious gourmet pizza with fries, because those are my two favorite things. Oh, and definitely ice cream for dessert.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND BLOGZILLA STUDIO? IF SO, WHY?
Yes, without a doubt! Everything from the theme selections, the custom add-on options and the customer service is nothing short of professional. I truly enjoyed working with you girls and wouldn’t have changed anything. THANK YOU!