Friday, 11 March 2011

Blogger Interview : Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky.

I've got a little treat for you guys. As readers of my blog will know a couple of months ago I did an Interview with Tieka from Selective Potential. And it got an amazing response from you lot.
So I recently contacted Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky, an amazing and quirky little blog, that has acheived such high success.
When I think of Elizabeths blog, I think of a blog that is sweet and delightful to read, but what I think really makes Delightfully Tacky such a pleasure to read is the fact that it is so personal to Elizabeth herself, when reading her blog from the beginning to where it is now you see such change and how her life has progressed and her blog with it. It's absolutely one of my must reads.
Enjoy the interview girly's, she's really lovely.

1. How would you best describe your style and your blog?

My style is a little bit feminine, a little bit tomboy, and very vintage inspired. I love tacky, kitschy things from the 60's and 70's, so that plays a lot into both my personal style and my blog in general.

2. You've been working on your blog for some time now and clearly put alot of effort into it, but how did you first get involved in blogging?

I randomly ran across style blogs one day while I was bopping around on the web, and I just got really excited about this whole community of people who were creative and fun and were interested in things that I was interested in. I didn't have a community of people like that in real life, so I decided to join in and start my own blog. It was really fun and I had a blast making friends with these girls from all over the world. My blog was really instrumental in helping me develop my own personal style. When I started by blog I was still just wearing t-shirts and jeans most of the time, but I was feeling the winds of change and wanted to explore different styles. I think blogging helped me gain the confidence I needed to get outside of my style comfort zone. If you'd told the me from 5 years ago that in 2011 I'd almost always wear dresses and tights, I probably would've laughed at you!

3) What is your must have item in your wardrobe?

I would say a dress that makes me feel amazing every time I put it on. I like having at least one dress that I feel super pretty in no matter what. I don't know what it is about those pieces, they just fit perfectly and are flattering in all the right places. I think every girl needs a dress or item in her closet that makes her feel amazing when she puts it on.

4) Some say that you have to spend alot of money on clothes to look fashionable, is this something you agree with or do you love to go hunting for a good old bargain?

I 100% disagree that you have to spend a lot of money to have style. I hate spending money, especially on clothes. I'm very frugal and have a hard time spending money on something I don't need, and clothes usually fall into that category. I like to thrift and I'll always check out the clearance racks before I pay full price for something. I have a rule that I won't buy something new if I know I can find something similar at a thrift store.

5) As a blogger based in the UK, I envy the amount of times you girls in America get together. Would you encourage bloggers getting together more often?

I love getting together with bloggers, mainly because you become great friends with these people online and you have so much in common, so when you get together in person, it's like you already have this great friendship even though you've never met in real life! I really do like getting together with bloggers. On my Winnebago journey I stopped in a lot of places and visited some of my blogger friends, which was awesome!

6) People who have been reading your blog for some time now will have noticed an extreme evolvement of your style as well as your blog content... Is this progression something that you are proud of, and do you think it shows how your life has changed over time?

I don't know if it's something I'm proud of or not, it's just the nature of life and being a human being. We will always be changing and evolving as we grow and have new experiences come into our lives. I guess I would say that I am proud of where I am now, but I'm also excited to see where I go from here. I'm glad that my blog has been able to grow and change with me, I think that's the beauty of blogging. It's so personal. You get to know these people and their lives. I've watched my favorite bloggers get married, have kids, move to new places... it's amazing! Since starting my blog I've grown into a completely different person, and I'm super excited about it! I love my life now and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

7) Do you enjoy reading other fashion blogs, any in particular?

I do. I enjoy reading Selective Potential, Orchid Grey, A Beautiful Mess, Here's Lookin At Me Kid, Thought is the Blossom, and so many more.

8) Who or what inspires your fashion choices?

Other bloggers are my biggest inspiration. I have a hard time identifying with runway or celebrity fashion because I can't find anything in common with them and they wear clothes that cost more than I make ina year. I love seeing how regular girls like me wear clothes that they have in their closets. It's fun and I think more creative, in a way.

9) Speaking of inspirations, alot of girls who read blogs look up to you as a role model and someone who inspires them, how does this make you feel?

When I started my blog I never thought I would be someone that people would look up to or see as a role model (especially not for style!). It's been really amazing though, getting emails and comments from people who have been inspired by me and my blog. It makes me love blogging all the more, knowing that my little blog gives people inspiration and motivation to be more confident or adventurous.

10) If you had to give one piece of advice to other fashion bloggers what would it be?

Be yourself. With the thousands of blogs out there now, what makes your blog unique is you, and it should because there is no one else who can be you. Be true to who you are, don't try to be someone else. They're probably better at being them than you are anyway. It doesn't mean that they are more awesome than you, it just means they are awesome at being them and you are awesome at being you, so work with what you've got, you're awesome all on your own.

I would like to once again thank Elizabeth for being an absolute pleasure to interview.
If you haven't already checked out her blog, DO IT NOW.
You won't be dissapointed.
Delightfully Tacky


  1. Great interview, I will definitely take a look:) x

  2. Yes I loved Coco avant Chanel because I also like Audrey Tatou a lot :) I think you have to see it! Thanks for your comment, lovely interview!

  3. Aww thanks a lot ! :D


  4. awwww i love her! her hair is so funky and i love her style that bring me back a few decades :)

    <3 steffy

  5. Great interview, she's amazing x

  6. i like your blog!! :D

  7. Thanks for the introduction to such a lovely blog! :]

  8. Nice blog, love her style so much. :)

    dejoiss ♥

  9. wonderful interview! she is actually one of my favorite bloggers!

  10. This is great! Good questions!

    What a lovely blog you have here. I like your style..
    Wanna be followers? Let me know!
    Love from Stockholm.