***** Welcome to our new blogger spotlight series. We know a lot of y’all are new to reading blogs in general and thought you might want to add some of these gals that are killing it on the internet to your reading list. *****
1. Describe your blog in 5 words or less.
Books, beauty, and bullshit.
2. How long have you been blogging?
I started my first blog in 2012 about online dating, all the disasters/duds/and dreamy guys I met. 2LWithIt was created in 2015 when I started what would have been my second year in law school.
3. Does your blog name have any special meaning?
It does! I started 2LWithIt when I started my second year in law school (aka 2L), which was a little over two years ago. I’d been ignoring some health issues prior to this because I figured they’d go away…they didn’t…and that summer I had to take a medical leave of absence from law school because my body was literally falling apart. I spent my year off going to doctor appointments almost every day, got tested for lots of things, and the doctors came up with a cocktail of chronic health conditions, the worst of which is a stomach disorder. Initially this blog was a way to track my symptoms and air my frustrations when my symptoms flared. There were a lot of days I wanted to say “to hell with it,” and that’s where the name came from.
4. Do you blog full time or do you have a “day job” also?
As much as I enjoy blogging, when I’m not testing recipes for book reviews or trying out stashes of makeup, I’m a full-time law school and MBA student.
5. Which are your most popular posts or ones you personally love?
Ok, so for the post I love the most, it would have to be the book review/interview I did with Jen Glantz, author of Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire). I met her in college during sorority recruitment and I vividly remember meeting this girl with so much pizazz, I wanted to be her friend. Well, fast-forward several years and this girl’s not only written two books, but she started her own company as a “bridesmaid for hire,” after she was asked to be in more than a dozen weddings over the years as a MOH or bridesmaid. She took an idea, ran with it, and then got a book deal (even in the face of what seemed like endless rejections from other publishers). Her story is so relatable – growing up and trying to fit in, find a job that isn’t soul-sucking awful, and maybe meet a guy who loves pizza as much as we do. But really, Jen LOVES pizza. (https://2lwithit.com/2017/02/
6. Any favorite blogs you follow?
The Past Due Book Review, Hello Glow, Lesimpleholic, Spoon Fork Bacon, The Freckled Fox, Lee From America, and Balance With B.
7. What’s your personal style or go to look?
8. Favorite brands?
9. One item you can’t live without (doesn’t have to be style related).
If by item, we mean anything, then my dog, Apollo (@apollo_themutt), for sure. If we’re talking inanimate things, then lipgloss. I freaking hate when I have dry lips (but my boyfriend hates when I have sticky lips, so go figure, I’m always wiping and re-glossing).
10. Fashion trend you’re currently obsessed with & any you wish would die.
I really like how polka dots are making a comeback. They remind me of Lucille Ball & “I Love Lucy” is/was one of my favorite shows. The wavy eyebrow thing needs to go away…like WHY?? Does that count as fashion? I’m also not fan of track suits. We all owned one (or five, in my case) Juicy velour getups…but those things need to stay in storage where they belong…or at home, or as separates, please.
11. Coffee or tea…and what’s your go to Starbucks order.
Matcha & tea! I’m not a big coffee person, but will indulge if I’m at a place that specializes in something coffee-related. For my birthday last weekend, I had a little shot glass made out of a cookie, filled with an affogato (coffee + ice cream). I was in heaven. I usually try to avoid caffeine though because it can exacerbate some of my health issues. At Starbs, I’m a fan of their Venti Green Tea, light ice, no pumps, no water. That, or whatever frap of the month it is…and I always ask for coconut milk and 99% of the time swear someone doesn’t read the request and I get sick lol. Damn, dairy intolerance!
12. 3 Girl Crushes
13. What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
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