Blogger Babe Series: Lizzie in Lace

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 MondayWednesday, 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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If you would like to be apart of the Blogger Babe Series, please send me an email.

How to Start a Blog 

Hello you creative little blogger! If you have stumbled upon this post, it is probably because you are new to blogging and need some tips, or you haven’t started your blog yet but you want to. Before we get started, I would just like to say, that in no way am I saying that I am a professional blogger; I have only been blogging for a little over a year. These are just some of the tips which have helped me along the way. I have written down the things I wish I had known when I first started blogging. Alright, now that we have got that out of the way, let’s jump into the fun stuff!

• The first thing that you need to do in order to start a blog, is to get inspired. Think of the reason that made you want to start blogging in the first place. Hold on to that. Whatever the reason may be, choose a topic that you love. I love beauty, fashion, and life-hacks, so guess what I write about?!

• The next step is to choose a website that you want to run your blog through. There are a lot of sites out there; WordPress, BlogLovin, and Godaddy are just a few. Do your research and choose one that works best for you. I chose WordPress because it is free and you have quite a bit of control over your blog. I would not recommend purchasing the site, unless you know that you are going to be blogging for a while. Purchasing is a big commitment.

• This next step may take some time, or it may not. Finding that perfect domain name took me two tries….. TWO! Don’t be like me, take your time and think of the long run. This is the name that people are going to see the most.

• After you have it set up, it is time to add some personality to your blog. Some of the things that you can add to spice up your blog include: an amazing About Me page, a theme that fits you and your fantastic personality, and don’t forget to upload a profile picture!

• Once you have added all of the glitz and glam, now it is time to write your first post! Find topic that you love, don’t waste your time writing about something you are not passionate about. People can sense when you don’t care as much plus it totally takes the fun out of blogging!! If you like food and creating recipes, blog about food and creating recipes. If you like cars and motorcycles, blog about cars and motorcycles. You are not going to be the only one who cares about the topics that you love, I promise. Make your blog stand out!


• When you create your post, make sure to tag keywords and categorize about the topic.

Example: If I am writing about my current makeup routine, I would use the Category-Makeup, and use tags like; beauty, lipsticks, foundation, mascara. When you use these tags, they help get your post out there and let other people with the same interest, see your post. That way you are not the only one reading it.

•Share your post. This may be a big step for some people, I know that it is hard putting yourself out there, but this boosts your views and will most likely boost your followers.

• Adding pictures to your blog post is important, especially if your blog post is going to be really wordy, people need to have something to look at.

• If you take anything away from this post, I would like you to remember not to get discouraged. 40,000 followers do not grow overnight. Good things take time.

• My last and quite possibly most important tip, is to remember to have fun.

 These are just a couple of the many things that come along with blogging. I hope that this post helps you in some way. Post great content and enjoy yourself. Don’t forget to let your personality shine through!

P.S. You are beautiful!