Interview with a Blogger. Jenna Edition.

I recently sat down with Jenna of “Black and White Affair” over cocktails and sushi to discuss her views on fashion, her taste in music, trends of the summer, and many other things. We had a lovely dinner with some amazing drinks, and it’s safe to say that was the beginning of many more nights of gossip and sushi.

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Jenna’s style can be described as vintage modern with a bohemian twist. Her fashion icons are; Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Erin Wasson, Lily Aldridge, Olivia Palermo, and Zoe Saldana.

 

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Her ideal outfit is the epitome of comfortable chic, combining dark skinny jeans with her favorite pair of brown buckled ankle booties, an oversized sweater, a big scarf, and of course a pair of shades. An outfit sure to grace computer screens on blogs and Pintrest for years to come. She styled some outfits for this post {that are a bit more summer appropriate} that I think will inspire some little fashionistas out there!

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IMG_6619{ Outfits are her own and styled by Jenna.}

Her favorite places to score some cute but budget friendly items are Forever 21, Charming Charlies, TJ Maxx {which if you are a regular reader of mine you know that’s my ultimate store}, and Marshall’s.

One of the biggest factors that sets Jenna’s blog apart is her love for the band, The Maine.

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{Photo from Jenna’s blog.}

She is one of the lucky ones that gets to go backstage and interview them, having made contact with them a couple years ago when she worked for her college newspaper. She had a press and photo pass so the rest is history! The Maine’s album progression over the years and the fact that they are the same age and that their music has transitioned with her life events as well are what attracts her to them. They were working for a major label and decided to leave them because the label wanted them to go in a different direction than they wanted, which shows lots of courage and she respects that! She is the epitome of a devoted fan, dedicating her time and blog space to them! Take a listen and see what all her commotion is about!

Something I am always interested in when I speak with other bloggers is why they do it. What inspired them to start up their own blog and more importantly why they keep going with it. Jenna had some great answers for me!

“I love writing (it’s what I do for a living) and fashion, but the real reason I wanted to start my own blog was to create a space to talk about the things I am most interested in, and thus came the topics that surround art, books, fashion and music. I think that blogging is as much of a personal experience as it is to connect with other individuals who are passionate about the same things as you.”

“My favorite thing about being a blogger is connecting with other people who enjoy the same things I do. When I write a post, it’s great to get feedback from readers. My goal is to introduce new music and fashion inspiration through my writing, to update those who already like/follow my blog and to reach new audiences that have similar styles in both music and fashion. It’s really just a big learning experience and a great way know what’s happening in the industry and in my life (not that anyone really cares about the latter).”
On a parting note she would like to see more neon pieces this summer, to brighten up the streets of chicago.
Check her blog out @ http://blackandwhiteaffair.wordpress.com
Tweet at her @jennasalak
Instagram @ jennasalak
So enjoy this gorgeous Tuesday and get outside for some of it! Much Love- Jenny!

 

 

 

 

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