Miami Fashion Blogger Steffy on Vintage Looks, Full-Time Blogging, and Spring Style
We met with the vintage connoisseur at Cafe Demetrio, a hidden gem on Miracle Mile where Steffy often wanders around. Here's what she has to say about her fashion profession.
New Times: How did you get bitten by the fashion bug?
Steffy: I have always just loved to feel like I was unique, and having my own personal style is a big part of feeling that way.
Where did the obsession with vintage come from?
It started back in high school. An old friend introduced me to a local thrift store and I was hooked.
You've lived in very different climates, colors, and cities. After Miami, what comes next?
Hopefully New York someday! My goal in life is to buy a house on the beach in Long Beach, New York. I sort of grew up there and know I will one day move back.
Where, when, and why did you decide to be a fashion blogger?
It wasn't really such a definite decision. It wasn't like, "Today I am a fashion blogger!" ... I just started to post pictures of my outfits because I love documenting them and capturing my daily life, and eventually it just went down the path of becoming a fashion-focused blog.
I always try to keep my photographs professional, and stay on a posting schedule. I never take a "break" or get lazy about posting. It's fun to me!
How do you manage to have time to update it, take the photos... Is it a full-time job?
It doesn't take much time for me. Usually we [my boyfriend and I] just take the outfit photos during our everyday life when we're spending time together, so it sort of blends in. Running my store is another story!
Is being a fashion blogger a profession?
I don't think I am the right person to ask this to! I have always been raised believing that working for "the man" is the right way to make money, but as I get older I realize there are many different ways to make a living, and fashion blogging is 100 percent one of them.
What's the outfit of the day?
Today I am wearing a vintage red button-up with a sweet white contrasting collar that is from my store, Tea and Tulips. The velvet shorts have an amazing bow in front and are from Chicwish. The booties are from Blowfish Shoes and the bag is from Romwe. I have been trying to play with color this spring!
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