For the next instalment of our Meet the Blogger… series we grilled freelance writer and blogger Amie from Credit Crunch Chic. We can’t get enough of reading all about her charity shop finds, whilst trying not to go too green with envy!
Read on to find more about the girl behind the blog…
Ok, first up who is ”Credit Crunch Chic” for those that don’t already know?
Well, Credit Crunch Chic is my personal style blog. I have always been an avid charity shopper and I love vintage clothes, and scouring the sale rails for a bargain or two. I was known among my friendship group for my ability to put together outfits and looks on a shoestring budget, and because I love to write, I thought it would be fun to start my own blog to document things I’d found and how I style them!
How long have you been blogging, and what made you want start it in the first place?
I started the blog in 2009 so it’s getting on for over 6 years now! I wanted to to record all my thrifty finds and write about ways to look good on a budget. My boyfriend Adrian was very encouraging and has helped me so much with the blog set up and layout, including drawing all my social media ‘buttons’ (he’s an illustrator) and taking all my outfit photos!
What inspires your blog posts?
I am inspired by lots of things, from other amazing blogs that I follow to street style, and wanting to talk about a new budget beauty product or fashion find. As my blog has progressed over the years I have drawn more inspiration from the aesthetic as well as the written word, and I strive to make the blog look interesting and exciting with copy to match!
How would you describe your style?
I have a fairly classic style which contains elements of vintage with a muted colour palette. I always say I base my style on a little old French lady; I love that ‘granny chic’ vibe and my vintage shoe collection helps add to this!
What three items can you not live without?
My wardrobe favourites change with the seasons, but I wouldn’t be without my vintage rings, (gifts from Adrian) my Chanel ballet shoes (found on eBay) and a vintage Louis Vuitton wallet (charity shopped in Devon.)
What do you get up to when you’re not blogging?
Outside of blogging, I love to charity shop (of course) as well we taking Latin and Ballroom dance classes. I love to keep fit with yoga and pilates and I also like to attend gigs and see friends.
Tell us something no one else knows about you…
My guilty pleasure is watching snooker! I really enjoyed the World Championships and was so pleased Stuart Bingham won!
And lastly, to coincide with our forthcoming issue, we want to know your favourite childhood memory.
I remember getting my very own dog, a collie cross when I was about 9 and a half. I called her Sophie because I was obsessed with the film ‘The BFG’ and the little girl in the film was called Sophie.