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Laura of The Fashionable Fox

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What’s your blog name?

The Fashionable Fox

Where do you live?

Joilet, Illinois

Tell us more about you and your blog

Believe it or not, I grew up with zero interest in fashion & lived in basketball uniforms and baggy jeans. I spent more time making my Barbies look glamorous than myself. But as years passed and my doll collection began to retire, I decided to be selfish and start dressing for a change.

As I started to explore more thrift stores and clearance racks with my mom and learn all the important stuff about brands, styles and fashion in general, I knew there was a whole world out there for me to discover.
In September of 2013, The Fashionable Fox blog was born as a way to record my findings and provide style advice for those on a budget.

Where did the name come from?

Fox is my last name!

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

You HAVE to be well-rounded in your skills. It’s one thing to be a good writer, but you also need to know about photography, web design and coding, social media, and be knowledgeable about your niche. It requires so many skill sets.

What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?

  1. To start off with good photography. My first photos were AWFUL.
  2. I wish I gave it more attention when I first started- in the beginning, I would write a post once every few months.
  3. I would have liked to have known more about social media in the beginning and worked harder on my Instagram appearance.

What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?

My favorite blogging memory is taking my Blogging class in college. I had already started my blog before taking it and my teacher would recognize that to the class a lot. I enjoyed being a source of knowledge for my peers and watching their blogs come to life, too.

Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance

What’s helped me is being consistent with when I’m posting. I always post on Mondays and Thursdays. Because of the schedule, I know Sunday and Wednesday nights will be reserved after work for putting the final touches on a new post. I also shoot photos on the weekends so I don’t feel pressured for time during the week.

Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram

Books or Podcasts? Tell us your favorite.

I just finished both of Mindy Kaling’s books are they were so amazing. A podcast I really enjoy is WorkParty with Jaclyn Johnson.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

What is your guilty pleasure?

Watching Gilmore Girls and eating Chinese food!

What’s one product you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my denim jacket. It’s the perfect layering piece that goes with anything and everything!

What’s been your favorite post you’ve worked on?

My favorite post I’ve written was one I collaborated with Turo for. I got to write about two of my favorite places in downtown Morris, Illinois. It was so fun to share.

We love our apps, which ones do you swear by for your business?

Right now, I really love using the app Unfold for my Instagram stories.

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