Classic and just darling! Those are the words I would use to describe the lovely Lauren Hall, the blogger behind Simply Lauren Gray. I found Lauren’s blog a couple of years ago when I first began blogging. She was new to the blogging scene and someone I looked up to for inspiration. I love reading her blog still to this day! I am so thrilled to share my interview with Lauren about everything from her favorite blogger to how she takes her coffee. Enjoy!
What inspired you to create your blog, Simply Lauren Gray?
Back in 2014, after graduating from high school I had plans for moving to Philadelphia to pursue a degree in fashion marketing, but I hit a few bumps along the way and ended up staying in my small town and going to community college for a degree in marketing. My love of fashion never hindered so I needed to find a creative outlet for my passion so I looked into blogging and after lots of Google searching and YouTube videos on how to make a blog, Simply Lauren Gray came to life! Honestly, starting SLG was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Describe your style in three words.
Feminine, classic and ladylike.
Where do you see your blog going in the next two years?
I would love to become a full-time blogger and collaborate with some of my favorite stores like J Crew or Anthropologie — that would be a dream come true.
Who is your ultimate style icon?
Oh this is a tough one! I admire ladies like Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy because their style resembles class and elegance, which is exactly what I aspire to be like.
What helps you combat blogger burnout?
I try to set realistic goals for myself and I try not to compare myself to other bloggers (which is definitely easier said than done). I try to remember that the beautiful bloggers I see on Instagram are only human too and it probably takes them a hundred tries to get the perfect “Instagram worthy” shot just like it does for myself.
What blogger inspires you the most?
Without a doubt, that would be Julia of Gal Meets Glam. She has the most exquisite sense of style and all of her photos look like they are straight out of a magazine. I admire her for always remaining classy and being her true self and not following trends — she just wears what makes her happy.
If you could have any item on your wishlist, what would it be?
A vintage Chanel handbag, ugh I wish!
Learn a little more about Lauren:
YOUR SPIRIT EMOJI IS…
I would have to say the sun hat emoji because I am hardly ever without a hat on my head. It has kind of become my signature thing!
FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?
Gal Meets Glam for sure, her feed is seriously goals.
VICE YOU’LL NEVER GIVE UP?
Being on my phone too much…
LAST SHOW YOU BINGED?
Gossip Girl for like the millionth time. It never gets old!
YOUR CAMERA ROLL IS FULL OF…
Flowers, my fluffy cat Grayson, coffee shops & screenshots of my husband with silly Snapchat filters on haha!
HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?
Iced with cream and sugar… I like it really sweet 🙂