It’s time for another edition of Ask Catherine! As always you can leave me a comment with your question or ask on Facebook.
What sparked your interest in starting a blog?
I felt left out. All the fashion bloggers were skinner than me and richer than me and lived in big cities with ample thrifting/shopping opportunities. I exaggerate slightly, but that’s honestly how it started. I didn’t think there was anyone out there in my situation, and I wanted to let my voice be heard. And outfits be seen.
I notice you always are wearing these cute flats…(sometimes outfits demand them!). How do you do it in the cold and snowy days of Indiana? Do you have a rule, like, if it’s 30 degrees or under it’s a no-go? Some secret warmth shield?
I have to laugh when answering this question – because my secret weapon is possibly the ugliest thing I wear. Are you ready for these beauties?
Bam. Hose socks. You’re welcome.
I don’t like the look of socks with flats. I just can’t pull it off. So on days when it’s too cold, I whip out my trust ole hose socks. The illusion of bare feet without the frostbite – that should be their slogan. You can buy them by the box (and that should be your first clue as to how awesome these are). Also, despite what your grandmother does, do NOT wear these with open toes. God bless you, Grandma, that was always your favorite look.
If it’s TOO snowy/icy/cold, I usually wear Uggs or Merrells in to the office and bring my work shoes in my bag. My friend Caitlin is a HUGE fan of my Merrells and will be getting a pair as a gift someday.
What is your fave part about blogging? What’s the hardest part? Has your style been affected by blogging?
My favorite part is the interaction with others – whether it’s a friend, coworker or fellow blogger who has read something I’ve written and wants to talk about it. Every Facebook like, Tweet and comment is so valued. I think my style has been challenged, but not changed. I’ve always been a slightly over-the-top, pink-loving, every-outfit-must-be-perfect kind of girl.
The hardest part has to be the comparisons I make with other bloggers – usually negatively. There’s nothing wrong with being inspired, but I hate it that I compare my budget, my size or my outfits to others. It’s a constant challenge to fight that black hole.