Blogger Spotlight: Currently Coveting

Today’s featured blogger is the lovely Erin of Currently Coveting. Take it away, Erin!

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Tell us a bit about your blog (and how long you have been blogging):

I started “Currently Coveting” in 2010 because I consider myself a girl with many creative hobbies and I was starved for an outlet for them after college when I entered the mundane workforce. My site has really been a fun way for me to stay excited about life as an adult. In the very beginning, its purpose was to document all the details of parties I was throwing myself into planning. Now, the content is mainly fashion and food focused. I really enjoy having a place to put the bits of what I consider “sparkle” from my life into the spotlight.


How long have you been a CapFABB member and what is your favorite CapFABB memory?

I have been a CapFABB member for about a year and a half and I think my favorite memory would have to be the Rent the Runway event last July. I met so many great bloggers there!


If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? OR what advice are you looking for from other bloggers?

It would be to stay true to yourself. It’s easy to lose your voice and personal preferences in the sea of perfectly Pinterest-y blogs out there.


Tell us about yourself…

I was born a Jersey girl but now live in Arlington, VA. I worked briefly as a makeup artist for Bobbi Brown before I realized I was uncomfortable completely abandoning my Bachelors of Science, so now I work in the corporate world, which is why most of my outfits showcased here are office appropriate. I don’t consider myself any kind of fashion or cooking expert. I simply showcase what I’m currently cooking, wearing, or “coveting.”

If I had to describe myself in one paragraph it would go something like this: average girl with simple style that loves high heels, baking pretty things for her favorite people, overly obsessed with her cat, lover of any recipe involving cream cheese, girls night aficionado, nail polish & mascara hoarder, craft-doer, holiday enthusiast, great bargain finder, and party planner.


Hidden talent or quirky factoid about yourself…

I love science books, performing rap songs at karaoke bars, and if I could eat jalapeño potato chips with every meal, I would.


What is your favorite part about living in DC?

I love living close enough to a city that is always changing and popping up with new places to try out while still having the comforts of a smaller town where you can walk into your favorite local watering hole and know five people there. The DC area is the best of both worlds!


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Currently Coveting
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Where are you located? Arlington
What type of blogger are you? Fashion & Food
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Blogger Spotlight: Ashley in DC

Today’s featured blogger is the lovely Ashley of Ashley in DCTake it away, Ashley!
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Tell us a bit about your blog (and how long you have been blogging):
I’ve been blogging since late summer of 2011. I originally intended for the blog to be a way for family and friends back in PA to keep up with our new life in DC, but now it has a little of everything: fashion, trends, shopping guides, sale guides, photography, events around DC, etc.

How long have you been a CapFABB member and what is your favorite CapFABB memory?
I’ve been a CapFABB member since fall of 2011. My favorite memories are from the early meet-ups; I met several of the girls who would end up being some of my closest friends now.


If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? OR what advice are you looking for from other bloggers?
To other bloggers: don’t do what everyone else is doing! Connect with other bloggers around you whenever you can. Don’t compare yourself to others.

Tell us about yourself…
I’m originally from PA. I manage the affiliate marketing campaigns for fashion brands during the day and I work on my blog at night. I’m a self-proclaimed ‘crazy cat lady’. I love hosting get-togethers for friends and I love trying new restaurants around DC.

Hidden talent or quirky factoid about yourself…
One of my first jobs in high school was in a potato factory. I would stand along an assembly line wearing my oldest clothes and gloves, picking out the rotten potatoes that would come along. Très fashionable. ;)


What is your favorite part about living in DC?
There’s so much that this area has to offer; a booming restaurant scene, tons of culture and history, free museums, shopping, etc. I especially love being around the monuments at night. The only thing I DON’T like about living in DC is the traffic!

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What type of blogger are you?
I classify myself as a ‘fashion and lifestyle’ blogger.

 
 
 
 
 
 


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Blogger Spotlight: Healthfully Ever After

Today’s featured blogger is the lovely Carlene of Healthfully Ever After. Carlene’s actually your go-to gal for diet planning, pre-wedding healthiness, and all sorts of other healthy living ideas – take it away, Carlene!

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What type of blogger are you? 
I would classify myself as a lifestyle blogger. There’s a ton of food… but recently outfits (YIKES! Scary for me.). 


Tell us a bit about your blog (and how long you have been blogging):
I’ve been blogging for more than 2.5 years now. Originally the blog started as a way for me to track my time as a dietetic intern (kind of like mini-med school for dietitians). But you know a blog never stays the way it started. So then it became food… but my love of clothes and entertaining bubbled up to the point where early in 2013 it fully became a lifestyle blog. And only recently I’ve started posting outfits. As it stands now it’s healthy recipes, favorite products, outfits and soon posts about renovating our 1890′s Victorian house.


How long have you been a CapFABB member and what is your favorite CapFABB memory?
I became a CAPFABB member in early 2013 and I was beyond excited when I found it. For so long, I had no idea there were so many other bloggers in the DC metro area. My favorite memory so far was the sneak peak at the documentary ” The Tents” about NYFW.


If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? OR what advice are you looking for from other bloggers? 
Don’t develop a case of comparitis. I definitely had my times where I felt so inadequate seeing other bloggers and their crazy successes. But the reality is, you only see the highlight reel of another blogger, you have no idea how long it took or the tears that were shed. So just do you, and do it well. 


Tell us about yourself… 
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with brides (hence Healthfully Ever After), does recipe development, communications… and a ton of other things. But I wouldn’t trade the craziness for anything. I love being in private practice/consulting! I have an obsession with British humor novels and sitcoms (eg. Black Adder, P.G. Wodehouse). And my husband and I have a few fur children who are spoiled rotten. 


Hidden talent or quirky factoid about yourself… 
In middle school and high school I did archery and trained with a past olympian. That’s right- in pre-Katniss years. Also I am terrified of snakes in the wild. In a zoo? We’re cool.


What is your favorite part about living in DC? 
I don’t live in DC but I’m a born and raised Northern Virginia girl. I feel so thankful that I grew up in such a culturally rich area where museums, historic buildings and so much history in general is so close. I also love that there is so much natural beauty so close to the city in the form of horse farms and vineyards.

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Healthfully Ever After
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Where are you located? Loudoun County, VA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Blogger Spotlight: Simply Epalf

Today’s featured blogger is the lovely Erica of Simply Epalf – take it away, Erica!

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Tell us a bit about your blog (and how long you have been blogging):
I started my blog as a creative outlet. Working in a corporate environment doesn’t really allow for you to be creative with fashion, so the blog has been a great outlet! It helps me remember how much I love dressing up aside from your typical pencil skirt/button down combo.

I’ve been blogging for about two years and it’s been great getting to meet so many bloggers in the DC area through CapFABB.


How long have you been a CapFABB member and what is your favorite CapFABB memory?
I’ve been a member ever since I’ve started my blog, so two years. My favorite CapFABB memory would have to be the 2nd anniversary event at Cities a while back. It was one of my first events and it was so fun meeting new people!


If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? OR what advice are you looking for from other bloggers?
If I could give advice, I would say definitely stay true to yourself and your style with blogging! When I first started, I felt such pressure to look like the other style bloggers out there. But, some styles are definitely not me at all. It’s been quick the back and forth for a while, but I think I finally am comfortable with the style I post and the style I have. Simple but an ounce of oomph.


Hidden talent or quirky factoid about yourself…
I’m a retired aca-nerd (Pitch Perfect reference). I used to be in an all-female a cappella group in college.


What is your favorite part about living in DC?
I’m a born and raised Washingtonian. My favorite part about living in DC is that it’s such a fast growing city! I love all of the new restaurants and shopping that’s come into town in the past few years. It’s ever growing so there’s always some new place to try or a new place to explore.


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Where are you located? Washington, DC
What type of blogger are you? Style Blogger


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