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Today I have a fun girl chat with Liz of Sequins and Stripes on The Lively Show.

Liz is a (successful) blogger, stylist, soon-to-be bride, and overall adorable person!

I’ve personally been friends with her (as well as a follower of her blog) for several years now. In fact, her taste has been a huge inspiration for my own style.

In the show, we talk about defining your style, the progression of Liz’s life and career from corporate to blogging and styling full-time, and there is a hefty dose of strategy advice when it comes to making an income through blogging.

So anyone looking to learn more about making money via blogging sponsorships and brand collaborations will love this episode!

 

In this episode you’ll find out about

 

  • The two “unsuccessful” blogs Liz started before Sequins and Stripes.
  • How she landed her first styling clients before S&S.
  • How to comb through your closet and determine which things to exfoliate.
  • A few little details about Liz’s upcoming wedding(!).
  • Liz’s approach to life through “little victories.”
  • How successful fashion bloggers foster connections and land dream projects with their favorite brands. (20:00)
  • How List transitioned financially from her full-time job to her styling business.
  • Liz’s biggest struggle in her business right now.
  • What Liz would say to someone just starting out.

 

Show Notes

 

TheEverygirl.com

They’re Real Mascara by Benefit

Bare Escentuals Powder/Blush (in Rose Radiance)

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer/Sheer Foundation

Essie Nail Polish – Bikini So Teeny 

Essie Nail Polish – Geranium

Essie Nail Polish – Lilacism

Life with Intention Online

 

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  • hi jess! This is the first Lively Show I’ve listened to and it was great!

  • Aw , I’m glad you like the podcast, Blair! I know kim of yellow brick home is loving podcasts while she paints… Maybe it would be something you’d like too!

  • I enjoyed listening to Liz so much! Her encouraging advice around blogging, particularly to those just starting out, was so helpful! Thanks Jess!

    http://www.bananagrovedesigns.blogspot.com/

  • This was so interesting, and enjoyable-definitely helpful for me since I’m just starting out. I would be interested to hear a little bit more about balancing having a plan and trajectory for your blog while still doing it for yourself and “not doing it for money”.

  • Patricia van Essche

    I really wished blogs and this type of talk-chat show existed when I was much younger. I always feel energized and excited to listen and to hear how others blog, inspire and manage to lead their lives. It’s a nice support system to engage with.
    I listen while I work…..
    pve

  • Aw, I’m so glad to hear you loved it, Anna! : ) Thanks for letting us know!

  • That is great to hear!

    I think it can seem like a tricky thing – the whole not doing it for the money thing. But, I do think you have to be willing to do the work regardless if you are making money at that moment or not… or to just realize that you cannot “guarantee” that it is going to make the money and be willing to put the work in regardless… if that makes sense.

    It is a tricky thing and is highly personal for each person, their content, and their blog niche, etc.

  • I know, right?! If I was in college and had this sort of content to listen to I would have felt much less alone in the world of biz and making a difference.

    It’s so cool to know that you are listening while you work. That is awesome- I can actually picture it! : )

  • Eliza Zamora

    It was great to hearing Liz and learning a bit more about the blogging world. I also find a lot of inspiration through her blog! Loved this podcast! Thank you 🙂

    http://www.lovelyaddictions.blogspot.com

  • That is so great to hear, Eliza!! I’m glad you liked it. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, the other two guests in the past two weeks are super inspiring, too! : )

  • Amanda Risius

    Thank you guys for answering my questions!! I’m the girl from Iowa 🙂 I had so many q’s I’m happy you got to all of them. It was so fun listening to you chat about fashion and blogging. I learned some helpful tips in expanding my blog! There is something special about putting voices to faces…sounds creepy but I just love the lively show.

    p.s. My apartment is featured on The Everygirl today! http://theeverygirl.com/amanda-risius-iowa-college-apartment-tour

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  • Kaly Sullivan

    Loved hearing you mention Dress for Success an organization near and dear to my heart after volunteering for them for years and later helping to start and run one. It’s such a wonderful place to give like-new clothes that are ready for a new home.

  • Aw, you are so welcome, Amanda!

    Also, your apartment is SO cute! Well done, lady!

  • That is so cool! It’s awesome to hear that you got to help them start and run a new DFS, too! : )

    Have a great weekend!

  • I’ve enjoyed following Liz’s blog for the past few years, and hearing the voice (literally!) behind her blog was wonderful. Thank you for sharing all the great advice and inspiration!

  • Caitlin

    As a new blogger (and reader of Liz’s blog), I was really interested in hearing this. I think this is a great series and it’s nice to hear honest opinions from fellow bloggers – Really makes you think a bit. Plus, as a wedding blogger, I was really excited to hear what wedding details she shared! Thanks!!

    http://tulleweddingskirts.com

  • That is so great to hear! I had a feeling those who love Liz’s blog would love hearing her, too! Thanks, Laura!

  • I’m so happy this podcast was so helpful for you as you start out. : ) And yes, her wedding details were awesome… and make me more excited to see photos of her big day!

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  • Loved hearing this! I’ve been following Liz’s blog and like Laura said, it’s so nice to hear the voice behind a blog you’ve been reading 🙂 Also, it brought me to yours page, which I love!

  • That is so great to hear, Monica! If you liked Liz’s interview, you might also enjoy Jessica Murnane and Erin Loechner in the first two episodes, too!

    http://jesslively.com/category/inspire/the-lively-show/

  • lexi

    This was such a great interview, Jess!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  • This is amazing! Love hearing her talk about what it is like when starting a blog! My blog is brand new and I follow Liz daily! Love her! and her blog lead me to you! Love the podcast idea and I wish you the best of luck!

    Thanks for the great insight!

    http://www.theleatherskinny.com

  • Aw, that is so great to hear!! Best wishes on your new blog, Alyssa!!

  • Thanks so much, Lexi!!

  • Heather E

    I have never been to your site before… Absolutely loved this interview with Liz from S and S!!! You are onto something big! Keep up the interviews with the bloggers.

  • Aw, that is so great to hear, Heather! You might like the other episodes, too, if you haven’t checked them out yet. : )

    http://jesslively.com/category/inspire/the-lively-show/

  • amberkanescarves

    Great interview, loved her sharing her insights on how she works with brands. Always a good reminder that we have to go out and ask for what we want.

    Good reminders to play with the items in our closet. Was just teaching my jewelry students about enclothed cognition, and discussing what messages our style sends.

  • I’m glad you liked the interview, Amber! And what a fascinating topic – enclothed cognition!

  • IG: tiffanyaleshaa

    I absolutely love these podcasts! Please do not stop these. 🙂

  • I’m glad you are liking them! No worries, I don’t have any plans to stop them anytime soon. : ) In fact, I JUST posted a new one a moment ago: http://bit.ly/1nZBmd7

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Andrijana! Best wishes on the blog! : )

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  • So inspiring! I love hearing how women empower each other to succeed in their entrepreneurial efforts. Thank you! http://www.hautemess.com/

    -Jasmine @HauteMess_com

  • That’s wonderful to hear, Jasmine! To hear other great episodes that focus on business, click the “business” category button on thelivelyshow.com to help you sort through the archives. : )

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