This interview has been a long time coming. Today you are going to meet one of the biggest role models in my social media world. She is an amazing blogger, her Instagram is on point, she works her ass off and it is paying off 100%. Please meet Elizabeth Hugen, the lovely lady behind the brand Lizzie in Lace. Lizzie is the sweetest person that you will ever meet, I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little bit.
What/who inspired you to start your blog/ Instagram?
I started my blog because I needed a creative outlet away from my non-creative day jobs and because after many failed attempts and roadblocks, I wanted to give my dream of being a fashion designer one last shot before giving up completely. It also stemmed from not being completely content with where I was in my life at that time. I felt that I wasn’t living up to my full potential and although I was going through the motions of what you are supposed to do, I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I decided that the only way that I was ever going to be happy was to go against what everyone else thought I should do and just do what makes me happy and what I am passionate about. My passion for fashion runs deep and has been the driving force in creating a life that I truly love. My Instagram account came afterward and even though I started with absolutely no followers because I thought Instagram was ridiculous, it has grown into my largest and most cherished platform that I absolutely adore. As funny as it sounds, I can honestly say that this social media platform has completely changed my life and given me the chance to live out my fashion dream.
How long have you been building your brand?
Two and a half years
What is the next step for you?
My next step is to make this my full-time job….my only job. I have always worked 2-3 jobs at the same time, including now and would love to have the freedom in having this as my only job. I feel like it would be so incredible to have a career that I enjoy, am passionate about and that I can give my all to!
Who is your biggest role model?
LOVE Lauren Conrad!
Do you have a routine when it comes to posting content?
Yes! I feel like routine and consistency are the most important aspect of having a blog. I post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the blog and usually twice a day on Instagram.
Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence?
Actually no, this is something I am still working on. I’m surprisingly insecure and have never been super confident with myself, but building this from nothing shows me that I can do anything that I set my mind to if I’m willing to put in the time and effort. Seeing just how far I’ve come has given me confidence though. It shows me that some risks are worth taking and that it pays off to never give up on your dreams.
Where do you plan on traveling next?
I’ll be in New York for the first time next week to attend Fashion Week! AHHH!
If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire world, who would it be and why?
I actually have a “blogging bucket list” full of brands that I would love to work with. I have already crossed off a couple of those, but the ones I am shooting, for now, are Kate Spade, Dior, Rebecca Taylor and Zimmermann (among others) because they are my absolute favorite brands in the entire world.
What is your drink order? (From anywhere and anything)
Probably a strawberry lemonade or green tea.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband, for sure! When I was left without a photographer, he took it upon himself to help me out because he knew how important this was to me. We have both learned photography from scratch and are still learning every day. He decided to start taking it more seriously so we upgraded to our first DSLR and the rest is history. What started out as just snapping a few photos so I could get my work done turned into an undiscovered talent and something that he truly loves doing. I’m so excited to see how much he flourishes in the future!
Who is your favorite Instagrammer?
Aside from @juliahengel, I love @amelialiana! Her feed is absolutely beautiful!
Who is your favorite blogger?
Julia from Gal Meets Glam is my absolute favorite ever. I feel like she’s my style spirit animal.
How would you describe your style
Feminine, romantic, whimsical, colorful, put-together. I incorporate a lot of pinks! 😉
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