Blogger Spotlight: Beth from Every Road a Runway
I began blogging about five months ago. For a long time, I was merely a lurker of blogs I admired. Other girls and guys were out there sharing their opinions on trends, participating in fashion events, and posting their own outfits. It took me a while to gain the courage to put myself out there and create a blog of my own. Before I even began, I definitely took the time to find out what techniques work for a blog and what methods don’t really contribute to the well-being of a fashion blog.
When did you get interested in style/fashion and what sparked that interest?
Junior high is when I really took an interest in fashion. I admit, I was still scared to do anything outrageous, but it was around this time I began to put effort into how I looked. My senior year of high school is when everything changed. I dyed my hair bright pink, and I’m still shocked my private school let me get away with that stunt.
My pink hair provided me with a great deal of courage and spunk. I began dressing in crazy outfits-- everything from bright striped outfits to all black ensembles. Doing something strange to my appearance liberated me, and I stopped comparing myself to everyone else.
Describe your style in 3 words.
Simple, gritty, chic.
What are some of your favorite places to shop?
While I’m willing to walk into any store, I always fall back on H&M. I’m a firm believer in buying trendy clothes when they’re cheap. I won’t splurge on items I won’t wear in a year, but spending less than $20 on something fun is a thrifty way to be frivolous.
Besides H&M, Forever 21 is perfect for basics and frilly items. Ebay is my secret weapon. I find amazing deals on there; like my riding boots that I scored for $10. Where else can you get seemingly one of a kind treasures for $10?
Any recent splurges?
The H&M sale, of course! I got 5 amazing pieces for $50. I also bought a L.A.M.B. purse not too long ago, and it’s been the most expensive item I own.
What are your interests/hobbies (besides fashion)?
I love creative writing. I majored in writing in college, so it’s always something I look forward to. Another hobby I enjoy is reading. Bookstores are places I could wander around for hours and hours. My house is full of piles of books, and while I can never seem to get through all of them, I like knowing that adventures are waiting for me inside of the pages.
If you could only take 10 pieces of clothing (including shoes and accessories) with you to a desert island, what would you take?
1. American Apparel triangle bra
2. A strapless sundress
3. Nike Legends [for when I need to do some running around]
4. Cut off denim shorts
5. Tube top
6. Bathing suit
7. A big floppy sunhat
8. Aviator sunglasses
9. Thin v-neck shirts
10. A warm hoodie for cold nights
If you could pick a designer to create a collection just for you, who would you pick and why?
Alexander Wang is my favorite designer. I would treasure anything that man made for me. His pieces are simple and often in neutral colors, so they’re timeless. Every piece is structured, but still drapes over the body. He designs for the badass rocker and the goody two shoes.
Name your favorite (or favorites):
book: Dream Boy Jim Gimsley
movie: Up, Marie Antoinette , 28 Days Later, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
tv show: Parks and Recreation
color: Gunmetal Grey