My name is Andrea and this is PrettyProperQuaint.
This blog started out as a representation of my vintage collection and the everyday style that is my life. Overall, this blog portrays all that is important in my life from photography, fashion/shopping, traveling, music, etc.
Vintage: The vintage items that I have for sale have a story of their own and I use this blog as a way to present somewhat of a “look-book” for the special pieces that are in my collection. See my full vintage clothing shop on Etsy.
Fashion/Shopping: Okay, I LOVE shopping. I love curating looks and I thought this was a great way to share them. Also, it’s a great way to integrate the vintage items with more current, modern looks. Besides- vintage is totally back.
Photography: I’ve always been really into taking pictures. It has been something that I have been very passionate about and have always found it calming (which I deff need in my life). Some of my posts will feature pictures I took of different locations, items, or models. My go to cameras are the Canon 6D and the iPhone 11 Pro.
Music: Who doesn’t love music? I used to updated every new blog post with a song for you to play while browsing. The song may have a special correlation to the particular blog post or it may just be what I’m jamming to at that time. While I don’t do this anymore, you can still see a list of previously posted songs here.
Lastly, I’ll share a short interview I did with Liz of Liz Avenue on May 7th, 2016:
Liz: How do you do to keep up with social media while having a busy schedule?
Andrea: I am on social media all the time. I am a big multitasker, so I will be checking social media while a page is loading at work. I do it while I’m on the train; when I go to work in the morning and I don’t have service on the subway, I edit my photo and write all the captions then I post as soon as I get service. I have certain times that I post and I just try to be consistent. I don’t have anything scheduled with an app or anything but I try to post between 8:30 and 10:15 am––that gives me some leeway; and then somewhere between 12 and 1:30 and sometimes at night.
L: What motivates you to blog?
A: That’s a really good question because some days I think are harder than other days. To be completely honest, some days I feel like, and I’ve said this to my Mom before, “Is it even worth it anymore? What am I doing this for? Is this making any difference?” but I still stay on a schedule that I made for myself and then the next day I’m back on it with the right mindset. I love this––I love what I do, I love taking pictures, creating content, writing, getting dressed, looking at other people’s outfits and getting inspired. The worst thing you can do is stop because tomorrow you will regret it.
L: Where do you see yourself in five years? We were talking about California earlier, is that part of the plan?
A: I would love to be in California! But five years from now, I’ll be 30. Where am I going to be when I’m 30? Honestly, I have no idea. You asked me this question in a really weird point in my life because I’m going through a quarter-life crisis where I’m changing everything. Now I’m evaluating those changes and keeping up with the change. If you asked me that five years ago, I would’ve said, “I would get my CPA and work in internal audit” but now that I’ve done everything, I ask myself, “what am I going to do in five years?” I need another year to figure that out so I’ll get back to you on the real answer to that. But to say one more thing on this topic, I’d like to be in a much more creative field.
L: What do you love about blogging?
A: I love that I am able to say what I want to say without a filter; share my opinions about trends and be able to work with such great people. Most importantly, I love taking pictures. One of my favorite parts about my blog that I don’t think a lot of people know about, is I post a new song for every blog post which is part of the hard work. I keep a running list of every song that I’ve ever posted on there. Check it out, play while browsing!
L: What’s your favorite coffee shop?
A: My favorite coffee shop? Oh my god, first of all I love coffee! Even though I drink Starbucks everyday, it is not my favorite coffee shop. I love Oren’s and Gregory’s. For a while I got on a little kick of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf because of California. I love trying the mom-and-pop shops. When I went to Santa Barbara, that’s what I did everyday. Every morning I would wake up and take Nala (my corgi) to the beach and we would walk up this road called State Street. I would try a new coffee shop every morning. I wrote a whole blog post about trying them; I have reviews on all of them!