What better way to start out the week than with a long overdue FAQ post answering all of your questions about me, the blog, and everything in between. I always love reading these posts from other people, so I was so excited to put together this one for you guys. Some of you who have been around since the beginning in 2008 might already know the answers to these questions, so bare with me here.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I met Rob in law school (throwback post here) and we both dropped out – classic love story right? hah! We hated it and didn’t see a future in law, so I up and moved to Memphis with him, which is where he’s from. This was in 2008 and I literally knew no one here in Memphis. I didn’t have a job and I was just hanging out alone in this big house every day, so I decided to start a blog. Back then it was just for fun and I made a lot of friends initially in the Twitter days. We would go on trips and meet up twice a year just to have fun- I miss those days!
WHY THE NAME PRETTY IN PINK?
I think back then it was really popular to have “cutesy” blog names and that was honestly the first thing that came up when I was trying to think of a name. I had always loved pink and I guess I just thought to add my name to the end of it? Who knows. I would love to change it but they say that’s not good for SEO, brand, and all that jazz. But honestly, I don’t even know what I would change it to? Meds and Murders? Uber Eats and Sweet Treats? Like who even knows.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
When I am out and about by myself I always use my iPhone which is an iPhone XS Max. When Rob (my husband) takes my pictures he uses the Sony A9 with various lenses. I tell him to make the basic edits on my photos in Lightroom and then I go in on Lightroom Mobile and apply presets and tweak them from there for Instagram.
WHO TAKES YOUR PICTURES?
My Instagram husband, Rob, aka Ronnie takes most of my photos. If I am on a trip and he isn’t able to come I will usually hire a photographer or use one that other people use. I am trying to get better about taking pictures with my iPhone though because that’s what most successful girls do anyways.
HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY WITH THE BLOG?
I make money a couple of different ways with the blog and my other social accounts. My main source of money from the blog comes from sponsored posts. Any time you see “this post is sponsored by” or “#AD” you will know that it’s a sponsored post. This is when a brand reaches out to me or I reach out to a brand and they want me to promote a product for them for a set amount of money. I will always try the product before recommending it and give my honest thoughts. The other way I can make money is through affiliate links which are either in the form of RewardStyle, Like To Know It, or Amazon Affiliates. These work by giving me a small percentage if you click on an item that I have linked in a blog post and you actually buy that item.
WHAT’S YOUR POLICY ON WORKING WITH BRANDS?
Listen, I seriously buy A LOT of what I recommend, wear, and use. I tag every brand in my IG photos so that you can know where it is from without having to use LTK.it. If a brand wants to work with me in a paid capacity I will treat it like anything else and use it for a little while before sharing the gospel. I know everyone says this, but I really have turned down a lot of paid stuff because it just doesn’t fit with my vibe.
I WANT TO START A BLOG- WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE?
Are you 23 years old? Are you skinny and look like a model? If so, you can be insta-famous! Just kidding, kind of, but it seems like the girls that are fresh out of college are just killing it. Maybe I’m just an old fuddy duddy 😛 I think there is a niche for everyone and if you have something you think you’d be good at sharing, then go for it! There’s no harm in downloading WordPress and just starting from there.
WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS?
I really love Princess Kate for classic traditional wear. I love Blair Eadie for funky and trendy items. I really used to love Sienna Miller when she was a bit edgy and funky with her fashion choices. I don’t know, a lot of the people whose style I love come from Instagram so they are just some random person who lives in Europe, so that’s not really much help. Maybe one day I”ll put together a post with my favorite Instagram Fashion people.
WHAT’S YOUR TYPICAL SKINCARE AND BEAUTY ROUTINE?
You all know that I love skincare but honestly I kind of hate makeup. If I can get by without wearing makeup I am a happy girl. I wash my face every single morning and night, and right now I am using the Obagi CRX system, so I use their C-Gel facewash in the morning followed by my CRX Serum, then Neocutis Journee Tinted Sunscreen and Color Science Sunscreen powder. At night I will use the C-Gel Cleanser again and then apply the CRX Night Cream with a layer of Augustinus Bader Cream over top.
HOW TALL ARE YOU AND WHAT SIZES ARE YOU?
I am 5’4″ and weigh around 123 pounds. I am usually a 25 in jeans, 2-4/Small in clothes.
WHAT DID YOU STUDY IN COLLEGE?
I was a Psychology major with a Political Science minor and I was dead set on going to law school and becoming a prosecutor so I could prosecute criminals (since I’m obsessed with true crime).
FAVORITE COSMETIC/AESTHETIC TREATMENT YOU’VE EVER DONE?
I am such an advocate of Botox for anyone and everyone. I swear it will make the most difference and make your skin look tighter and younger, even if you just get a little bit. I wrote a post about it you can read here. And as far as treatments, I am a big fan of the Hydrafacial which you can read about here.
DO YOU CARE AS MUCH ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND’S FASHION AS YOUR OWN?
Rob and I are both pretty independent and laid back people. I let him wear what he wants and he lets me wear what I want. I honestly couldn’t care less what he wears. He has a typical man uniform of a polo shirt, jeans or khakis, and loafers and that’s just fine with me.
I hope you all enjoyed these questions and as always, let me know if you ever have a question and I’ll try my best to answer it for you 🙂