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Hellooooo + HAPPY FRIGGIN’ FRIDAY, PEEPS. Who’s beyond ready for the weekend??? *all raise our hands* I, for one, could NOT be more stoked; my weekend has just begun, and I’m spending it with some of my best friends on the planet in Salt Lake City. We all met through blogging, but fun fact: this will be the first time ever that all four of us are together in person. We’re just about peeing ourselves with ecstasty, so WATCH OUT, WORLD.
Soooooo, I’m actually above you right now.
In a plane. In da sky. Up above. BOOYAH.
I’m sure there will be countless Instastories of our adventures over our long weekend, so don’t miss it @ericaligenza. 😉
And now…thought it was high time for another #AskE post! You guys have AWESOME Q’s, if I do say so myself. 🙂 If you’ve got a Q you wanna see A’d in a future #AskE, make sure ya drop it in this quick little form – it’s the easiest way for me to keep track of them all, instead of bopping between emails and Instagram DM’s and all that jazz. Anything goes, so get creative. 😉
J and I shot this when we were in New Orleans a hot sec ago – the picture quality is a bit different than the norm since we were rushing to beat the sunset, but hopefully you still get to enjoy this absurdly cute dress + slue of designer dupes I paired with it. Let’s begin!
Dress (c/o – Runs TTS! Use code ericaligenza at checkout for 15% off your whole order!) // Wedges (On clearance for $40! They’re dupes for the $160 Marc Fisher wedges and the $600 Chloe wedges – come in 4 colors!) // Bag ($40 dupe for the $150 Cult Gaia bag, and literally exactly the same!) // Gold monogram necklace // Sunglasses ($10 dupes for Celine sunnies – as seen here) //
What was the motivation behind starting your blog? // How did you start blogging?
WHAT A DOOZY.
Long story short: I always loveloveloved writing. During my senior year of high school, I had the *amazing* opportunity to intern for the city paper’s teen section and work in the actual adult newsroom. I was living. From that, I learned so friggin’ much about how the actual editing process works, and what all needs to happen to pull a publication together. Fast forward to my freshman year of college, and I was writing for a student-run fashion magazine on campus. It was fun…until I started seeing the student editing team change my work. And not in the professional way that was taught in a newsroom – changing grammatical errors like spelling, punctuation, sentence syntax, etc. People would change things to add their own creative flair, and come publication day, I wouldn’t even recognize my own writing. I felt like I was writing a launch pad for someone else, and it ended up being a surprise with my name on it. No bueno.
Around that time I learned about blogging – the idea of creating my own space that was mine and mine alone to just create sounded like a total dream, especially since I very much needed something that was not advanced accounting or corporate finance. So, CUR was born.
Another long story short: I’ve mentioned before…I was bullied as a kid (as I’m sure some of you were, too). I wanted CUR to be a place where everyone and her mom was welcome. A source of encouragement to inspire her, a hub of resources to empower her, a place to go for a good read, a laugh, and to get something good to help her get closer to living her best life. A community of #RealTalk, where she knows she’s not alone, where she can reach out anytime and know that I’ll be there to answer – even if she’s alone on a Friday night feeling forgotten and isolated with no friends. Life isn’t perfect – every rose has it’s thorn. But when we focus on the good stuff and get through it all together, life is coming up roses. 🙂
For more on how to start a blog *technically*, I’ve got a bunch of posts under my blogging section here!
Where to get cute dresses?
How do you edit your photos??
Do you take any kind of vitamins to help boost energy?
What kind of routines do you have? Is there something you look forward to every day?
Got any Q’s you wanna see A’d in a future #AskE post?
I’d lovelovelove to hear ’em all! Anything goes. ? Feel free to comment down below, email me, or just drop ’em in this handy dandy form right here!
Past #AskE posts are here too, if ya wanna peep through the archives!