Jan 8, 2015

Behind the Blog {Summer Wind}

She's so stylish...and not to mention gorgeous!

I'm sure most of us are familiar with Sydney from Summer Wind? If not, here's your chance to get to know the super stylish girl behind the successful blog! For all you prepsters out there, this blog will become your new obsession because her style is for sure preppy, classic, and definitely chic! I got the chance to her a few questions about herself and her style...here's what she had to say!

  1. What inspired you to begin blogging? And did you ever think it would grow to what it has become today?
    1. I started blogging during the summer after my freshman year of college in 2009. I had recently discovered some other blogs that I enjoyed reading as well as switched my major to Public Relations. I decided that my summer ‘hobby’ would be blogging—little did I know I would be still doing it 6 years later!
  2. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
    1. Outgoing, kind, organized (I’d like to think ;))
  3. You were born and raised in the North but attended college in the South, do you think one location had more of an influence on your style than the other?
    1. I definitely think that while I was at school in the south, it had a major influence on my style. In high school I was very preppy, but in college, I adopted the cowboy boot with sundress style that was very popular at JMU. Now, being back in the north, I rarely pull out my cowboy boots. I love being in the south, but definitely consider myself more of a northerner in terms of style.
  4. If you had to pick one, which social media platform is your favorite?
    1. Definitely Instagram—I love seeing other people’s pretty photos!
  5. Would you say blogging has taught you any tips, lessons, values, etc. other than fashion/style ones?
    1. It’s taught me organizational skills, how to represent myself as a brand, how to work well with others, how to network…I could go on and on! There is so much blogging has taught me, I don’t think I could list it all. I honestly think the most important thing is that it’s taught me to be true to myself and have a tough skin when necessary!
  6. We’re all dying to know…what’s you’re favorite store?
    1. Ohhh.. this is so hard. I guess I should say something all encompassing and wonderful like Bergdorf-Goodman in New York. It has anything and everything your heart could desire. But, my favorite ‘everyday retailer’ would have to be Ralph Lauren.
  7. Is there one thing you can’t leave the house without?
    1. My jewelry. I wear the same jewelry every single day, no matter the occasion. I wear two rings, a necklace and pearl studs. I never go out without them on.
  8. Can you tell us what a day in your life would look like?
    1. I work for an ad agency as my 9-5 job, so Monday-Friday, that’s where you’ll find me. After hours, I am either trying out a new restaurant or happy hour with friends, or working on Summer Wind. On the weekends, I really like to travel and brunch, but also get a lot of work done on Summer Wind, then, too!
  9. If you could give one piece of advice to bloggers on how to grow their site, what would it be?
    1. Reach out to other bloggers to network, and also always be yourself!

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