This week's Nine by Five feature is Stephanie of Glitter & Goat Cheese. Stephanie has a great eye for everything glittery and sequins, and does amazing interior decorating in her awesome Atlanta abode. Oh, and girlfriend had an awesome wedding and I occasionally watch her wedding video and cry. And by occasionally, I mean more often than is probably acceptable. Make sure you stop by Shannon's blog to find out the details of Stephanie's adorable outfit!
:: Describe your work environment from a style perspective (i.e. traditional business professional, stuffy corporate, laid back artsy, kid friendly, etc...) ::
:: What are your nine to five staples (go to brands or key items)? ::
Ankle boots, ankle boots, ankle boots! My Ash Jalouse boots are one of the only pairs I can bear in the blazing Atlanta summer, but during every other season, you'll find me in ankle boots pretty much every day. Our campus is huge and I always bring my laptop home, so all the walking keeps me from wearing stilettos. A chunky heel or wedge is a must!
:: Does blogging make you a better employee at your day job? ::
I'd like to say it does, but I have to admit: probably not! I'm terrible at compartmentalizing, and I get kind of obsessive with whatever I'm blogging about, so when I'm thinking about glitter art or ghost chairs, I'm thinking about them ALL. DAY. LONG. That makes it really hard to focus on work projects! But I do think blogging makes me more motivated to learn about design and coding, and those are always useful at work, so maybe it's a draw.
:: Do you view blogging as a means of recording life, or as the start of an alternative career? ::
I've been blogging since high school (any other former LiveJournal addicts out there?), and I love being able to look back and see what was going on in my life at any given time. I also find blogging to be a great way to meet and connect with people who share your interests. Who knew so many other ladies were as obsessed with gold spray paint as I am?
:: Is blogging your main creative outlet, or do you also write novels, run marathons and knit all of your own sweaters? ::
I'm an aspiring runner and wannabe DIY-er -- I love home decor projects and furniture refinishing -- but to be honest, a lot of my free time goes to reading and watching TV. I'm an entertainment junkie!
:: How do you find time to do it all? When do you blog? ::
I've been doing a terrible job finding time lately! My job gets really crazy during the summer, so it's been increasingly difficult, but when I'm on my game, I write posts after dinner or on Sundays. If I can get a free minute during the workday, that's when I catch up on other blogs and Pinterest -- so important for inspiration!
:: Finally, what have you been pinning lately? What are the items you are just dying to add to your work wardrobe? ::
I'm hoping to buy a house soon, so most of my pins are home decor and furniture lately. But when I do pin to my fashion board, it tends to involve bright colors, chunky hardware, and/or GOLD. I'm dying for a pair of the Bauble Bar Gold Bullet Studs!
A big thank you to Stephanie for coming to hang with us today!