May 15, 2014

Behind the Blog {stripes & peonies}

      Have you ever wondered what an singer or celebrity is like in person? too. As a fellow blogger, I'm also always intrigued by the personalites and lifestyles of the stylish girls behind the blogs I follow! A blog only reveals so much about a person, mainly their fashion sense, but I want to know more about the reason behind their blog and what they're in real life, not just through instagram pictures and blog posts.

Stripes & Peonies

I have been a reader of the blog Stripes & Peonies for a while now, and I must say, it's one of my favorites. The girl behind the blog is Gracey Wallace, a teen blogger from Texas with a love for fashion and of course, peonies. Stripes & Peonies' design is simple, elegant, and so feminine. Not only does she run a beautiful blog, but her Instagram is swoon-worthy too (I love the pops of pink on her feed!) Cute outfit of the day posts, recipes, weekend links, and advice are just a few of the things that you'll find on her blog.

I got the chance to ask Gracey a few questions about her style, blog, and life. Head on over the her blog and I'm sure you'll be just as obsessed as I am.

1. What made you want to become a blogger? Did any other bloggers have a major impact on your decision

I really didn't know what I was getting into when I made a blog. I went through a couple months of trial and error and finally settled on the final product, Stripes & Peonies. I've always had an interest in fashion and photography, so naturally, creating a blog was a perfect fit for me. Mackenzie Horan's Design Darling was the first blog I ever read and made me want to start one! 

2. Has your style changed since you started Stripes & Peonies? If so, why do you think that happened?

Definitely. Before I started S&P I was stuck in a style rut and not really a defined sense of style. Blogging has influenced my style for the better. I've coined my personal style "prep with an edge". With all the new people, styles, and blogs I've been introduced to, it's no secret that all of these people have influenced me. 

3. What would be three words you would use to describe your style
classic. preppy. feminine 

4. What would be the 3 things a blogger can't live without?
Social media, any type of electronics, the wonderful followers of his/her blog ;) 

5. What would you say goes into getting the perfect Instagram shot?
It's all about the light! I always opt for bright pictures with high exposures. I use VSCO cam to lighten my pictures. It also comes down to the colors too. Bright colors bring more people to the like button. 

6. As a fellow young blogger, I struggle with finding time to set aside just for blogging. How do you handle school, social life, and blogging? 
I actually recently wrote a post on this topic. Of course, school always comes first. At times, everything gets difficult to balance, but things are starting to cool down now that summer is on its way! With blogging, everything else is a balancing act. 

7. Any tips for bloggers wanting to grow their site?
Keep blogging! If you think your blog is going nowhere giving up is the worst thing you can do. Make sure you get your name and blog out there on social media, as social media is a very effective tool for growing your blog and readership. 

8. Do you have any fun upcoming projects/posts we can begin looking forward to?

Yes! I'm planning some giveaways for the summer and I'm going to have a ton of travel posts this summer! I also have something big in the works, but I can't say anything just yet. You'll just have to wait and see. :)

Are you a fan of Stripes & Peonies?
Xo Jessica 


  1. Thank you for the sweet feature Jessica!
    Stripes & Peonies

  2. I love Gracey + her blog! Love this article! :)


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