Babe of the week: Liv Blankson

Meet Liv.  She’s the fashion blogger and all-round mega babe behind killer blog Liv in Fashion.  We caught up with her to chat starting a blog, fashion disasters and shooting the perfect OOTD.  Here’s what she had to say…

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How long have you been blogging for?

So if we want to start from ‘seriously’, I’d say I’ve been blogging more as a career and less as a hobby/scrapbook/post whatever the hell comes to my head thang, for about a year-ish … Anything before that heads into ‘hell NAW’ territory and nobody wants to know about that.

How did you get into it?

I was bored of being unproductive in my spare time and wanted something to nurture, as I kept killing my plants and wasn’t allowed a puppy. I also got asked where my clothes were from A LOT!

How do you keep your content fresh?

It’s that cliché thing of just being me and being open minded about everything. Soaking things up and taking inspo from them at a later date.

What is Missguided about to you?

I feel like it just oozes independence, confidence and, with risk of sounding like the sixth Spice Girl, girl power! People who aren’t shy to break the rules a bit and know exactly who they are 🙂

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What’s your top tip for anyone looking to start a blog or OOTD Insta?

Ignore what everyone else is doing! Not in a way where you don’t engage and get inspired by them, but don’t let others make you feel like you’re not good enough, or as though you have to be like them to succeed. You are you and that’s special.

What’s your go-to outfit?

Any kinda denim, some great boots and usually a knit or tee, or the two …

What are you wearing right now?

An entire knitted suit and some heeled booties.

I’m needing mass comfort today and as much as I adore it, denim doesn’t always cut it for that!

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longline coat black jumper patch tshirt oversized jumper

Biggest fashion disaster?

Patchwork corduroy trousers in different shades of pink and purple when I was 12. The comments from the boys at school still haunt me to this day.

What’s your favourite piece from New In and why?

Has to be the shawl collar nude maxi coat I’m wearing. So simple. So chic. So sophis.

How do you shoot the perfect OOTD?

Lots of light and a strong background. Each wall/garage/road I’ve shot in has been taken into careful consideration with my ‘fit.

How do you edit your photos?

Oh gosh – it’s a long process which begins in Lightroom on my laptop. They then go to VSCO, Afterlight, for more specific tweaks, and occasionally Photoshop fix or Squaready for frames and finishing touches! I’ve also come to love, and become quite close with, the family at UNUM. It’s an app that lets you figure out your entire Insta to make it look ace before you post and they’ve now added a ‘stats’ page too!

Snapchat or Instagram?

Instagram, everyday. I like stuff to stick around. Memories

Who’s account gives you major Insta envy?

If I could be Petra @pepamack, I would. Just sayin’

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Who should we be following on Snapchat?

I’m a bad blogger who has neglected Snapchat for Insta Stories I was a little addicted to Lydia Millen’s though!

Which emoji do you use the most?

The little moon

What does a day in the life of you look like?

On week days I’m in the office 9.30-6 (I am now a full-timer, eek!) and when I get home, around 7pm, it’s a big content planning sesh for the weekend as it’s the only time I can take pics now. Thanks Winter. I tend to write late at night and I don’t really know why. It’s where all the best posts seem to come from.

What’s your life motto?

I’ve always been a believer in fate and there’s, of course, the standard ‘whatever will be, will be’ but there’s this quote “someday you will look back and know exactly why it had to happen” and it just makes me feel really content. It gives everything a purpose, which is one of my most important things.

Who would be in your ultimate girl gang?

Can I say all my blogger friends ’cause I think they’re pretty darn great and amazing/we kind already are one? And obv couldn’t leave out my mum and sis because I love ’em to the moon.

What are you currently listening to?

Give me all the PARTYNEXTDOOR and Bryson Tiller, any day

Wanna know more? Follow Liv on Insta @livblankson