My Gal Friday: Annie of The Lovely Girl

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My Gal Friday is all about supporting other bloggers, and sharing some of my favourite pages with all of you.

This week I want to introduce you to Annie from The Lovely Girl.

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My Gal Friday has to be one of my favourite posts to write on Make Mine Maroon! I love introducing some of my favourite girl bosses. I have been wanting to feature Annie for a long time now, and I’m so flattered that she agreed to be My Gal Friday.

Annie not only runs a gorgeous personal blog all about style, health, and life, but she also is part of the duo that founded an amazing group for blogging gals called Style Collective. She is a true girl boss, and am so glad to have connected with her- she inspires me so much!

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I love Annie’s chic, yet comfortable style. She takes classic pieces and puts them together in a way that always let’s her personal taste shine through. Annie shared her top three style pics she’s lusting over right now! I’m in love with her amazing taste, and had to compliment them with some picks of my own:

(I couldn’t grab a link for the gorgeous gray/blush bag Annie suggested, but you can click here to shop it!)

Annie sweetly agreed to answer some questions to share with you! Her answers made me love her even more; she so wonderful.

1: It’s the question that has to be asked: why did you start blogging?

“Alright, so I’ve been blogging for one year now. I originally started with a website called Collective Passions that was intended to be a community for entrepreneurs to connect and inspire each other. I didn’t really know what I was doing and found myself using it as a blog. I then started to connect with other lifestyle and fashion bloggers online through Instagram who inspired me to start sharing fashion and lifestyle content. I ended up rebranding my blog into The Lovely Girl and the community mission into Style Collective, which is a community for fashion and lifestyle influencers to connect with each other and in the future, brands. Growing up I was extremely shy and fashion was always my way of expressing myself, so I am really happy that my online friends encouraged me to pursue blogging about fashion!” (Style Collective has changed my entire blogging outlook!!!!)

2: What’s the one item in life you can’t live without (it doesn’t have to be fashion related!)?

“Don’t laugh, but my iPhone. After watching LOTR for the first time this past year, I started calling my phone “The Precious” in a weird creepy voice – my husband and I crack up when I’ve misplaced “the precious” and I run around the house looking for it LOL!”

3: What is your favourite part of blogging?

“Honestly, I love that it has allowed me to learn SO MUCH about the digital marketing space. I took a class in my MBA program called “Online Marketing Communications” where I learned all about marketing in the digital space. This was back in 2013 and I became so fascinated by it. I knew that I wanted to do something to help millennials that also had something to do with the shift in marketing from a funnel to a loop. Blogging opened the door so that I could get to know my peers and the struggle #thestruggleisreal.”

4: One random fact about you!

“I don’t watch TV, like ever. The only show I stream is Shark Tank. I’m also mildly obsessed with a British car show called “Top Gear” – so random, but I can’t get enough of Brit humor!” (Brit humour is the best!)

5: Where do you get the most inspiration from??

“For fashion bloggers, I love going to because I can really identify with her style. I was the girl in high school who wore high heels, dress pants, a blouse and a cute trench coat. I was always overdressed and never owned sweatpants until I went to college! (I’m the same way and am always overdressed!)

In real life, I look up to my Aunt who is a total girl boss. She is super smart, has great style and is so successful. She is a doctor (with an MBA) who lives in NYC. She works really hard, is so passionate about helping others, and doesn’t let the difficult things in life set her back or bring her down. She is an all around positive person and really inspires me to work hard and enjoy every moment in life! She also has the most fabulous shoe collection that I am really envious of!” (How cute is Annie and her Aunt? Style runs in this family!)

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I really hope you give The Lovely Girl, and Style Collective a look! I know you’ll love being connected with both sites as much as I do.

Happy Friday loves! I hope you have an amazing end to your week, and that you’re ready to rock this weekend.

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  1. ruthie
    March 13, 2016 / 3:14 am

    Annie is a dream!! She is a source of inspiration to us all!! Love that you do these Kait!! xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 13, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Just like you! Thank you so much Ruthie! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 13, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      I agree!!! I’m so proud to be a part and have met amazing gals like you! Hugs, Kait

  2. Annie
    March 11, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    LOVED how you put this together! I really loved your side by side picks, SO CUTE! This was so much fun and thanks for thinking of me for your feature. I’m really truly flattered. 🙂
    xo Annie

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 11, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Annie thank you so much for all the answers and picks!!! I loved learning more about you. Hugs, Kait

  3. Mariam
    March 11, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Such a lovely post! Annie, I didm’t know you liked Top Gear! *highfive* – Great show and what a great interview, Kait!

    Love, Mariam

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 11, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Isn’t she just too cool all around? Thank you love! Hugs, Kait

    • Annie
      March 14, 2016 / 10:50 pm

      Hahahaha this made me giggle out loud!! 🙂

      • Kait Elizabeth
        March 15, 2016 / 7:59 am

        You two are adorable! Hugs, Kait

  4. Taylor Aube
    March 11, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Loved this post! It was so cute reading about Annie and how much you have in common. I spy a Dagne Dover tote in Annie’s picks!!! I absolutely love mine.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 11, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      She’s so excited to get that tote! Isn’t she just so wonderful? Have a great Friday love! Hugs, Kait

  5. Len Parent
    March 11, 2016 / 9:56 am

    Awesome post! Lovely lady! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend ahead doll!
    Much love, Len

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 11, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you Len! I hope you have an amazing weekend as well. Hugs, Kait

  6. March 11, 2016 / 9:48 am

    What a Lovely post! She’s Beautiful 🙂
    Thank for sharing.
    Happy weekend, beauty!
    Xox, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 11, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      She really is beautiful inside and out! Have a great Friday gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  7. March 11, 2016 / 9:37 am

    YAY!! Love this series! Kait, I love how you ‘complimented’ Annie’s favorite items right now with your own picks–so cute!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 11, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Awww thank you so much!!! It’s really so much fun to feature all my favourite girls! Happy weekend love! Hugs, Kait

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