FAQ

Here you can find the most frequently asked questions I receive! I always love getting questions and notes though, so please feel free to email or DM me!

Life

How old are you?

I am 21, as of January 13th!

Where are you from?

I currently live in the Bay Area, and I pinch myself every day when I see the Golden Gate Bridge! I’m originally from Southern California in Orange County, and hopefully I’ll be living in New York in a year.

Where do you go to school?

I attend UC Berkeley, about a 20-minute BART ride (our public transportation — imagine a smaller subway!) from San Francisco. I’m majoring in English and minoring in American history, and this is actually my senior year because I’m graduating a year early!

What are your post-grad plans?

Right now, I am working at a PR firm in the Bay called Ruby Press. Hopefully I will continue working in PR and move to the East Coast, and then head to law school in about 2 years.

What do you do in your free time?

When I’m not working on YC  (scouting photoshoot locations, taking photos, writing posts, organizing social media all fill my free minutes), I love experimenting with typography. I also work out regularly (read more about that here!), which is so important just for “me” time. I loveee reading and spending days curled up in coffee shops, going to see musicals and plays, and cooking with friends.

Blogging

Why’d you start YC?

I struggled to find a creative outlet in college — I love Berkeley, but it’s a very technical school! I knew a lot about blogging and thought it would be a fun way to connect with young women to share style inspiration. I honestly couldn’t imagine my life without it!

When did you start YC?

I published my first post November 3, 2016! Read more about my one-year anniversary here.

What camera do you use?

A Canon Rebel t6i, with a 50 mm lens. The lens makes all the difference!

How do you edit your photos?

I use Lightroom to edit my blog photos (normally increase exposure, decrease blacks, increase sharpness, increase vibrance, increase temperature a wee bit, and increase tint a wee bit). For Instagram, I use similar steps with Snapseed and A Color Story.

Style & Beauty

How tall are you?

I’m 5’3″! Most of the time on YC, you will see me wearing an XS or S, and then a 2 or 4 in pants and dresses.

What catches your eye when shopping?

Details!!! I love little additions that transform an average piece of clothing into something unique and different. This includes visible stitching, a creative collar, a classic fabric or print, and above all, BOWS — which I also happen to wear in my hair quite frequently. 🙂

Do you have a make-up tutorial?

Not yet, but one is in the works!

Do you have a hair tutorial? 

Also in the works! See some of my favorite ways to style my hair here.