This week we’re talking to Elly of Uptown with Elly Brown.
Elly is a Houston, TX based blogger who uses her platform to escape “from the madness of life” and to also be able to connect with other women, just like herself, “who have a love for faith, fashion, beauty and everything in between.”
Check out her Q&A and be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @uptownwithellybrown.
Why did you start blogging? And what currently drives you to keep up with it?
I started blogging as an escape from Motherhood.
What drives me every day are my readers and followers who I get to chat and interact with every day!
What would you consider your personal style to be and what influences your style?
My personal style is feminine and chic with a bit of edge.
Honestly, I feel like I don’t have one particular style. I love being able to wear something super girly, and something edgy the next day.
I guess I would say my mood influences my style.
Are there any fashion labels you love?
What beauty products do you live by?
Oh man, that’s another tough one. MAC, ColourPop, Marc Jacobs (LOVE his foundation), Stilla, IT Cosmetics, L’oreal. My list can go on!
What bloggers do you follow and why?
Do you blog full time?
Yes. Mommy by day Blogger by night.
Who takes your photos?
I have several Photographers I love working with. Lately, I have been working with Julia Gozman, but I also love Ailee Petrovic, and of course my main squeeze, A.K.A my very own #instagramhusband.
What is your favorite part about blogging? And what’s the worst part about it?
Meeting and chatting with so many different women. Being able to impact someone’s life is also pretty amazing. The worst part is all the technical stuff like; coding, and back end work like making sure everything is running smooth. Ah, I hate anything to do with coding.
What do you love most about your blog?
I love lots of things about my blog, but the biggest thing is that what you see is what you get. I will make fun of myself, post silly pictures, and always be me. You can always trust that I am saying what’s on my mind. I’m not perfect, nor do I ever try to be.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone starting their own blog?
Be you. Remember that you have a voice no one else has. Don’t try to be anyone or someone you are not. People will see right through it. Be uniquely YOU. Someone out there needs to hear YOUR voice.
Have any fashion blog goals for 2017?
To just keep going. Adding a third baby into this mix will not be easy. I just want to be able to manage it all.
What’s a random fact about you that many people may not know about you?
I feel like I am pretty open about everything on the blog. Many may not know this, but I take like three showers a day. Always in the AM when I wake up, and before going to sleep. If I have an event during the day, I will also take a shower before. It’s weird I know, but I love showers and being clean!