I Life You

1. Tell us a little about you and why you started blogging.

I'm very keen on writing and visually appealing websites. Having read blogs for years and years, being a graphic designer and a fashion obsessed girl, I felt like I could channel all that energy into one place and decided to start the blog. Giving that I'm living in New York City, looking for a job, and have a lot of time on my hands, it's also a way to keep me sane, goal oriented and focused on something that I really love doing. Researching and composing every single post gives me a sense of direction and purpose.

2. Where does your blog get it's name?

I feel this was the most difficult part of deciding to start a blog, choosing the name. If you read a little bit about starting blogs, the advice they give you is that, the name of your blog should reflect what your blog is going to be about. I knew I wanted a lifestyle and fashion centered blog but also with some personal notes, tips and advice, on the side. I LIFE YOU comes from the commonly used and overused expression I LOVE YOU but with a focus on life and all the small details about it that we should love and remember.

3. What is your favorite thing and your least favorite thing about living in America?

So far, my least favourite thing is how hard it is to meet people. My most favourite thing I would have to say getting to walk around in Manhattan. I just love it.

4. Share with us 3 of your favorite posts you've ever written (include links).

The one on the top of the list is Five interview appropriate outfits because it was one of the posts I enjoyed doing the most. Searching for the outfits, combining them and writing about how to nail an interview with your outfit.

I also love doing the Currently making me happy series because I get to brag about what's been making me happy lately. I normally gather the items that contribute to a small part of my happiness on a specific week or day. It's just fun to realise that you can find joy in even the smallest of things.

I also enjoy doing the My take posts. They're maybe a little bit more meaningful in a sense that, I get to give my opinion and share it about certain matters like, my take on being in a relationship, being single, learning how to listen, compromise or even being a drama queen. It's a series of takes that can inspire people or even make them feel like they're not alone in their struggle.

5. What is something most people wouldn't know about you just from reading your blog?

That I kind of have OCD and am completely obsessed with organising and cleaning things. I figure you can tell that by the way I try to set up the blog and the posts, trying to get everything in the right place. It can take me hours to figure out the display of 10 items together because I don't feel they're in the right spot.

6. Tell us about your family and your pup!

My parents are back in Portugal, I also have a brother who's awesome and I got married this year. My husband is honestly my best friend and one of the qualities we both have is not knowing how to lie to each other. My pup is back in Portugal with my parents and I miss him all the time. I've done two dog relate posts (here and here) just because I want to have an excuse to talk about my dog. I honestly have the best family I could ask for. My parents stand by me unconditionally, support me and my brother no matter what and I just love being daddy's little girl. 

7. Share with us 3 blogs you follow religiously. (include links)

8. What are 2 fall/winter staples every girl needs in her closet this year?

9. What is your favourite topic to write about?

All the things that make me happy and appreciative of what I have in my life.

10. What the best blogging advice you ever received? What is the best blogging advice you can give?

Research a lot, write relevant content and always write and do what you feel passionate about, otherwise people will notice that you don't really know or like what you're doing.

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  1. Your blog name is so cute and so inventive, I really like it!
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  2. Good advice at the end. Nice post aswell - it's always nice to get to know a blogger! I also found the blog name really difficult, only just recently established my blog identity!


  3. Lovely post! I love your blog name =)

  4. Thanks for the opportunity for a feature! :-)

  5. Thank you so much for all the positive comments :) xo