Normally I post the Spotlight on Tuesday, but I had a few busy day’s and I didn’t prepard my post on time. But here it is a new Spotlight! This time I want to introduce you to Marloes from www.budgetproof.nl. A blog about travel, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Marloes gives tips and tricks how to live budgetproof. Where to find the perfect leather jacket with a great discount, travel destinations for a good price our that designer sunglasses. Marloes knows! Let’s get to know Marloes a little bit beter….
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hiiiii! *digital handshake* Marloes. Nice to meet you! About 4 years ago I started blogging on Budgetproof.nl about how you can have an awesome life without being rich. This year the plan was to enjoy the last year being in my twenties to the fullest, but then ‘a career’ threw a spanner in the works. I work (part-time) as a SEO and copywriter for a big company. The other 4 days in a week (I know, crazy!) I work, work, work, work, work as a freelance copywriter and blogger (for various clients). My own blog is just a hobby that got out of hand.
2. What was the reason why you started your blog?
Four years ago I worked as an event assistant for corporate (autosports) events. I loved to write, but my – poorly paid – job had nothing to do with writing. That’s why I decided to write about having a fun life on a budget.
3. How would you describe your clothing style?
Affordable and on trend, without losing ‘the real me’. My favorites: distressed jeans, leather trousers, biker jackets and fluffy coats. Items that – according to me – will never get out of style.
4. How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog? Many people struggle with coming up with different articles/posts
Back in the days I decided to publish a blog every other day. That means you have to come up with 3 to 4 subjects every week. Personally I don’t think that’s a challenge. I always try to find a good balance between fashion, beauty, tips and serious money-stuff. How I come up with the subjects? Erm… life. Products I use, new favorites, things I’ve done, trips I’ve made… you name it. I write about everything and anything in life – of course with an affordable twist. I can imagine I will be much harder if I’d only write about fashion or beauty.
5. What are you favorite brands and shops?
I’m all about (online) high street fashion. I don’t have a favorite brand, but I do have my favorite shops. Think Mango, Primark (it’s definitely not as bad as it seems, but I don’t want to start a discussion), Takko, ZARA and ASOS. O, and Oeuvre. Once in a while I treat myself to a designer item like a Furla or Rebecca Minkoff bag.
6. What’s now on your wishlist?
I fell in love with a black Sandro bag (50% off is Budgetproof right?). It’s in the basket on The Outnet as we speak. I’m also looking for a new pair of silver ankle booties. I had this amazing leather pair from The Office but after wearing them a couple of months they’re totally knackered. I’m gutted.
7. What is your favorite trend at this moment?
That’s a difficult one. I think I’d have to go for the metallic trend. So much fun!
8. Who are your favorite bloggers?
Megan Ellaby (Pages by Megan), Lizzy Hadfield (Shot From The Street) and Yara Michels (Chapter Friday). I never miss a blogpost or Instagram photo.
9. If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest? Tips!
Go big or go home. Don’t underestimate the time a (professional) blog costs. You have to be willing to invest a lot of time. But, of course, that doesn’t matter as long as you love blogging.
Do you like Marloes’s style and blog just like I do? Follow her! See links for social media canals underneath!