Meet our blogger babe of the week, Carmen Do. She’s a serious mega-babe whose Instagram is endless wardrobe #goals. We caught up with her to chat blogging top tips, shooting the perfect OOTD and who we should be following on Insta RN…
How long have you been blogging for?
I’ve been properly getting into blogging for about 2 years, but I was posting for fun for about another year before that I think!
How did you get into it?
Well… (I hope he doesn’t see this) but my kind of ex, I felt super down and the opposite of confident, I doubted myself and everything (never the way to be!), but blogging and sharing my outfits really got me out of it. It gave me confidence, empowerment (how every woman should feel!) and it was amaaazing that clothes and styling could make me feel this way!
As a flower should blossom for its own joy (Oscar Wilde quote, totally my favourite quote!) but in all honesty, blogging gave me confidence to be creative with outfits.
How do you keep your content fresh?
I love Pinterest so much and following other bloggers and inspo pages for inspiration. Be true to yourself! Wear it cause you like it! Everyone’s different and that is okay!
What is Missguided about to you?
To me Missguided is about empowerment, feeling good about yourself and going out and feeling your best ’cause you know you look damn hotttt girl! Boss ass b*tches, that’s what I think!
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What’s your top tip for anyone looking to start a blog?
Try not to carbon copy! Be inspired by outfits, but make yours a little different in your own way! Be consistent and don’t give up! Also try build an aesthetic, what is your message, vibe? Is it luxe, beachy, classy, casual, street, dressed up?
What’s your go-to outfit?
I love an oversized jacket for this British weather, teamed with a skirt some heeled booties and a cute top!
What are you wearing right now?
I’m about to go to the gym because I ate a pizza at 12:15am last night and the guilt monster is kicking in, so I’m in my sports bra, leggings and a hoodie so no one can see me.
Biggest fashion disaster?
Oh god! I have soooo many, but probably when I used to draw my eyebrows really thin and they looked like little wiggly hungry caterpillars haha.
What’s your favourite piece from New In and why?
Missguided why would you give me this question! That’s so hard! Right okay I love love love this lace up dress, the side lace is just so sexy *eye love heart emoji*. This dress with some thigh high booties. Even though my style isn’t really grunge, I love making grunge look girly! Finally, this cute silk embroidered dress to wear with a silk bomber ’cause it’s cute and casual, and you can switch in between when you’re out!
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How do you shoot the perfect OOTD?
ANGLES! Background, a good camera, and lighting! Play with angles to keep it different and interesting from one picture to another, I’m really not a professional but I just experiment!
How do you edit your photos?
I have recently actually been using Instagram’s own filters, my fave is Aden, but I use VSCOcam for filters too. I use Snapseed to change brightness and Facetune to smooth any imperfections (don’t overdo it though!)
Snapchat or Instagram?
Instagram, for sure!
Who’s account gives you major Insta envy?
@jannid I love her; she is everything goals. Her vlogs are super cool too!
Who should we be following on Snapchat?
@bretmanrock and @djkhaled they’re just both hilarious! @desiperkins too !
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Which emoji do you use the most?
The red lady dancing and also the little 3 twinkly stars
What does a day in the life of Carmen Do look like?
On the days that I shoot for my blog, I wake up, and make breakfast (sometimes something I’ve found from Pinterest the night before), meet up with my friend in London to go out and shoot in cute pretty places as well as catching up on lunch and life! Go home, shower, tidy my room as its usually a mess before I shoot, relax with my puppy, catch up on work, read and watch movies. (Currently reading Girl Boss)
What’s your life motto?
“To be fearless, is to be limitless” Where would you be now if you were fearless?
Who would be in your ultimate girl gang?
All my besties
What are you listening to rn?
Post Malone ft Justin Bieber- Déjà vu, and The Weeknd- Starboy
Wanna know more? Follow Carmen on Insta @x_carms