31 January 2014

Featured Style Blogger: A Fashion Statement

Heidi from A Fashion Statement

How long have you been blogging and what motivated you to start your blog?
I have been blogging for 1 year now and just celebrated my blogiversary! It was so exciting to make the landmark in my blogging career. My motivation is honestly my readers/followers, they inspire me every day and leave me the nicest comments on my photos! Funny enough, my other motivation is haters. Every time I receive a nasty (and of course, totally anonymous) comment I always think I must be doing well for someone to take the time out of their day to vent to me. Either way, I really see it as a win-win. Of course, I prefer receiving nice comments instead! :)

What inspires you?
Materials. I am a material girl living in a material world – for sure. Everything made every single day is such an inspiration to me, I always wonder what items go together or understand the purpose of a piece of fashion that may seem to be a “fad”. Other things that inspire me are movies, the beach, Hollywood glamour, models, books, and of course, my fellow bloggers. I love to show support for a really great blog and I love to read about things that I have zero skill in, for instance, a DIY blog awes me since I don’t have a single my-self-it in me or a really great fashion blogger who always looks perfect, since that is so not me either.

What do you like to do on your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to party. And by party, I mean nap. Or lounge in my onesie with a good book and cup of tea. Seriously, I’m just an old granny at heart. Home is where my heart is.
What's your favorite quote or life motto?
“If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.” I never, ever, ever, ever want to be the person who totally loses themselves or forgets where they came from. I am so very blessed from my own hard work, I reap what I sow and I reap many good things. I truly believe in staying kind to others. Karma takes over the rest of the way.

How long have you lived in San Diego?  Tell us what you love about SD.
I’ve grown up in San Diego and would never leave it. I love everything about San Diego; the beach, the sand, the wind, the surf, the mountains, the dessert, hot springs, waterfall, lake, shopping, glamour, city life, and the people are soooooo very nice. I live where people vacation, what can be better than that?

What advice would you give to others who would like to begin blogging?
Personally, I am extremely humbled by this question. I have had several other people ask me for my tips or even a book and I am just amazed! I started with 20 views a day with 2 likes on social media. Total.
Sometimes I felt discouraged or that I needed to do something else, but honestly, I just kept hustling and after attending a lot of events, my name and work started to become recognized. Never in my wildest dreams would I have readers/followers internationally like in the Mediterranean or UK! It’s been an amazing ride and I am not ready to stop, I am excited to write more and it really all goes back to my life motto “If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.”
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