HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
In 2008 I had just dropped out of law school and moved to Memphis to be with my boyfriend (Rob). I was bored and didn’t have many friends here yet, so I decided to start a blog. Back then not many people had blogs and they were mostly “diary” style. I think my first post ever was asking what I should name my new puppy (Miss P), followed by a post about how I was obsessed with the Goyard St. Louis Tote. I soon began to get comments and connect with other bloggers who had just started out as well. I remember that one of my very first blogging friends was Shop Dandy and I met her when we both were planning our weddings.
WHY THE NAME “PRETTY IN PINK”?
Pink had always been my favorite color and I sat there for a few days trying to think of a blog name and this one just stuck. Back then people were really into “cutesy” blog names, and I think I would definitely change my blog name if there weren’t so many logistical issues that you would have to face to change it. I don’t even know what I would change it to, to be honest.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
My Instagram Husband, Rob, takes all of my pictures and he uses a Sony Alpha A7R III. We have a variety of lenses that we use with the Sony Alpha depending on shooting situation. Rob edits my pictures in Light Room and sends them to me via Google Drive, where I then tweak them a bit to my liking in the LR Mobile App and then I post them on Instagram.
WHO TAKES YOUR PICTURES?
Rob takes my pictures the majority of the time. When he is out of town or we are going on a girls trip, I use Mary Kate Steele.
HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY WITH THE BLOG?
I make money by doing sponsored posts and campaigns with brands and businesses. I will always let you all know when it’s sponsored. I also make a minimal amount from RewardStyle, an affiliate company that gives me a small percentage if you all buy something that I link.
WHAT’S YOUR POLICY ON WORKING WITH BRANDS?
I always want to work with brands that would naturally fit with my life. I obviously love beauty and skincare, so I am always willing to give those a try since I would do that anyways in my every day life. If I just absolutely don’t like something I’ve been sent, I won’t talk about it. I actually just dealt with this the other day. I was sent a haircare product that I didn’t like, so I just sent it back.
I WANT TO START A BLOG. WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE?
My best advice is to check out some blog conferences where you can learn invaluable information about the blogging world and the ins and outs of everything that goes with having a blog. Also, be in it for the right reasons because it’s a lot of work and if you are just trying to get some free stuff or money you definitely are not in it for the right reasons.
WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS?
I love Blair Eadie, Jacey Duprie, Jennifer Lake, and some other girls on IG that always seem to be wearing something that I would totally wear.
WHAT’S YOUR TYPICAL SKINCARE AND BEAUTY ROUTINE?
I typically wash my face with either a face wipe of some sort or some gentle cleanser, then I clean with a toner to make sure I get all of the excess makeup off. I will then use a retinoid and do some jade rolling and then follow up with a moisturizer and an eye cream.
HOW TALL ARE YOU, AND WHAT SIZES ARE YOU?
I am 5’4″ and typically wear a small, 25-26 jeans, 2-4 size.
WHAT DID YOU STUDY IN COLLEGE?
I majored in Psychology and Political Science. I had a French minor for a little while but never finished it.