Meet Amberly, the Dallas/Ft. Worth bloginista behind A Slice of Glam. We aspire to Amberly’s goal of adding a little touch of something special to your everyday. Isn’t that just the chicest?
Introduce Yourself! What’s your name, where do you live, and what do you do?
My name is Amberly, and I currently live in Fort Worth, Texas which is about 30 miles west of Dallas. I work full-time in the mortgage industry, and blog part- time. I’ve always loved fashion, magazines, social media, and writing, so a blog was natural for me. I also needed an outlet for me to share my love of fashion, home décor, diy, recipes, personal style, and other little tidbits of my life here and there. I brainstormed several names and what I wanted my blog to be about and A Slice of Glam was born!
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is classic, with a touch of glam. I tend to stick with denim, nice blouses, and a little pop of color with shoes or a bag. I also enjoy mixing in some of my mom’s old jewelry pieces that are timeless pieces and are still on trend today.
Do you have any fashion regrets? Or vice versa, things you’ll never stop wearing?
Oh my! Probably wearing leggings as pants. They’re still fine to wear just relaxing at home, or with an oversized sweater. However, wearing them primarily as pants? Never again!
Also, Doc Marten’s! I had a pair of boots AND sandals back in middle school. Those were THE shoes to have back then, but now I look at them and think, why?! So huge and clunky.
One item I won’t stop wearing is a great pair of flats. Whether they are pointy toed or rounded, I LOVE flats. I literally have to force myself to wear heels every now and then. Flats are ideal for my full-time job, are great with skinny jeans or pants, and look feminine and cute. They are also just plain comfortable!
What inspires you?
Life inspires me. Just the fact that we’re able to wake up each day to work toward our dreams, and make a positive impact is exciting!
Street style fashion also inspires me. I read a lot of fashion magazines, spend hours on Pinterest, and other style blogs, but I love picking up ideas from other fashionable ladies especially here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. People from other places probably think we all wear cowboy hats and boots all the time, but that’s not totally true. North Texas area women have a style all their own that is classic, relaxed, a bit of glam, and a little trendy.
Tell me about A Slice of Glam. How did you get started? What are your goals?
I started A Slice of Glam in July 2011 because I wanted to write and talk about fashion. I’ve always loved fashion and writing, and I even had somewhat of a blog back in middle school that I would e-mail to my group of friends way back before blogging was the “thing”. A Slice of Glam has opened up many doors for me. It has also allowed me to connect with others in the blogging community around the country who have similar interests and probably would not have met otherwise. It really is amazing when I think about it. My goal with my blog is to inspire others to live an elevated lifestyle with small things to make themselves feel glamorous. This could be with a bouquet of fresh flowers, a fresh manicure, or a DIY rhinestone vase for their coffee table as I demonstrated on my blog. I also hope to work in the fashion writing industry one day.
What bloggers do you admire?
One blogger I admire is Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’ve read her blog pretty much from the beginning, and I love how she has turned her blog into a brand and into a business. I hope to do that one day.
What are you listening to right now?
Right now I’m listening to Jusitin Timberlake’s new album, The Band Perry, Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, or Alicia Keys. There are many others as I listen to a variety of genres.
Tell me about your ideal day. What do you do, where do you go, who are you with?
It would begin with coffee and a banana nut muffin at a cute beach side coffee shop. Spend part of the morning at the beach, and then the other half shopping. Have a candlelit dinner with my boyfriend, and then some salsa dancing or a jazz club!
Anything I should have asked that I didn’t? Tell me one more thing I should know.
Blogging has introduced me to graphic design! I love nerding out over HTML coding, fonts, and graphics. Ha!