Happy Wednesday! I'd like to introduce you all to Miss Cathleen Slagle of Classy Cathleen. She's a lovely person and an even lovelier friend - if you haven't checked out her blog, take a look! For now, here's a bit about Cathleen.
1//Hey Cath! It’s great to talk with you today. Tell us a little about you and your blog!
Hey there! So I'm Cathleen Slagle and I am the blogger behind Classy Cathleen. My blog is a personal style and lifestyle blog that is a little over 2 years old. I live right near the heart of South Carolina, and I am a sophomore in high school. Photography is one of my biggest passions as well as eating ice cream. On my blog you can find pretty much just ramblings of a high school girl with some fashion sprinkled here and there.
2//Speaking of your blog, what’s your favorite post you’ve ever published?
Wow, Caitlin, this one is kinda tough... I'd have to say my "What its like to be a 15 year old blogger" as well as my huge list of favorite movies that I'm always adding to!
3//Your outfit posts are always adorable – what are your favorite pieces in your closet?
Again, another tough question! I could never part with my fur vest or J.Crew gingham button downs. Oh and my bean boots!
4//You always seem to be hiking or camping or exploring places with your family – what are your favorite places to go?
That's true... When I'm not blogging or at school, I'm most likely on a trail or in a canoe! I have been to all the state parks in South Carolina about 5 times each (there are 47 parks) and I just can't pick a favorite. I do enjoy visiting Pickens, South Carolina and Table Rock State Park, but Edisto beach and Hunting Island are also favorites of mine.
5//If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I've always dreamed of visiting either the lesser known biggish cities in Europe (ex. Balboa, Spain) but Notting Hill has me swooning as well. More recently I've wanted to head to South America and just visit all the countries down there and hike, eat, and just immerse in the culture. So as you can tell, I dream big.
6//Tell us a little about how you balance being a high schooler and a blogger.
Well, I'm not sure if I'm quite the best person to ask about this... I don't get even a fraction of the posts published that I would like to because of school. But for the most part I like to save one afternoon a week to work on only blog and social media related content. This seems to be working out decently for me!
7//What items help keep you organized?
I'm not an organized person. Not at all. My agenda definitely keeps me more put together as well as my North Face backpack. Somehow I manage to keep my backpack clean and neat but my desk is most often a wreck. I like using small trays and magazine holder type things to separate important papers from school and to hold random but still significant items on my desk.
8//Your siblings are adorable! What are some of your favorite things to do with them?
Forcing them to take pictures of me and cook with me of course! And they make excellent travel companions and have acquired quite the eye for insta worthy opps and blog worthy backgrounds.
9//Favorite Instagram accounts – go.
Um you, duh! But honestly I have so many... @frassyaudrey is one of my favorites because of its overall chicness, @disneydamsel because all of her posts are so fun, and @alishlylishy because ALL of her posts are colorful and always brighten my day.
10//And finally, if you could tell your pre-blogging self one thing, what would it be?
If I had coffee with my pre-blogging self I would have a lot of things to say... Just life related because I was only 13 when I started this insane journey, but blogging related? Don't be too trusting and have your own back. This sounds terrible and like I have major trust issues or something (which I do, thanks for noticing), but what I mean is not everyone out there is who or what they seem to be. You need to be connecting with people and making friends, but you also need to be open to ANY possibility and not just naively go into everything. Think with your head.
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