My name is Julianna and I blog over at J.Chic Chicago is a fashion and photoshoot styling blog. My posts are mainly dedicated to building your wardrobe the right way by using basic staples pieces. My posts often have a high focus on denim, plus where to find the best trending pieces for the season!
When did you start blogging and what inspired you to start you blog?
I started blogging in college during my PR & Advertising courses. I really took a liking to writing, especially about my fashion. I then continued writing for a few clients while working at my previous PR agency. Once I got back into the world of fashion, I missed blogging and the social media aspect of what I used to do. I’ve always had a vision for trending fashion & piecing outfits together. My mom & friends would often say, “you should start a blog!” They were the true inspiration, especially my mom who I get a lot of my fashion personality from. To be honest, I was SO nervous to get everything going. As we all know, it’s a lot of work! I created my website and promised myself I would launch by my birthday this past February so it’s still very fresh!
What is your favorite blog post that you have written?
To date, my favorite blog post would have to be about “freeze-cleaning” your denim. I received so many inquiries about it! Many friends and clients reached out asking questions, telling me they gave it a try and loved it!
The best part about this post was that I unintentionally posted it on April fool’s day! Two friends reached out asking if I was joking and thought freeze cleaning denim was a myth! (lol) lesson learned not to post on April Fools but I promise, it does work! 😉
What do you love about blogging?
For me, blogging has become a relaxing outlet and a place where I can clear my mind. I have my full-time career as a Senior Fit Expert/Stylist at ZipFit Denim and fashion/style blogging goes hand-in-hand with what I do on a daily basis. I travel a lot, so I often find myself writing on the plane or after a long day of work to unwind. My favorite thing thus far has been all of the support and great feedback from family, friends and even co-workers who share my denim focused posts with clients. I love when they complement a post or give me ideas for content they would like to hear about, too!
What are some brands that you have worked with, or some brands that you would love to work with?
I have styled looks for a few consumer brand photo shoots, like Kmart, Sears & most recently, Studio III workout studio here in Chicago! My most recent influencer collaboration was with Nakamol Chicago Jewelry. I am a Lulu’s and Rent the Runway affiliate and I have also collaborated with Goldsheep Clothing, as well.
I often tie my posts back to my full-time company, ZipFit Denim whenever I get the chance because I believe in our service and our amazing products. I would love to collaborate with my favorite designer denim brands like Paige, JBrand, Citizens of Humanity, AG, etc. someday, since I work with their products every day.