our giraffe print skirt , all images from http://www.stephaniesterjovski.com/ . © photos by neal jolly
When I was first introduced to Stephanie’s blog I immediately fell in love with her playful style! From the way she styled our giraffe print skirt on the Everygirl, you can see she’s unafraid to mix and match some fun prints. She’s also been sharing some awesome spring + summer outfits lately that make me want to hit the beach asap. And if that wasn’t enough, she’s an amazing designer and the prints in her SS Print Shop are both gorgeous and infused with positivity. I was really excited when she agreed to do a short interview with us, her answers turned out to be just as much fun as her blog posts and I hope you enjoy them!
When & why did you start and what are your favorite topics to blog about?
I started blogging back in 2010, but didn’t take it too seriously, and had used a portfolio platform. I finally switched over to Blogger, with a re-design and new URL, in the summer of 2012. I would like to think this is when I officially started blogging, and became truly committed to what I wanted to make of it, with a consistent posting schedule. I love sharing what has inspired me, there is definitely a strong influence of fashion on my blog, but I’m not very monogamous when it comes to content. I love posting about a range of things such as design, photography, beauty, décor etc. which all fall under the ‘lifestyle’ umbrella my blog stands for. I try to have content that is digestible, and will resonate with my readers, while staying true to my own opinions and interests.
What’s the one major style lesson you’ve learned over the years?
The biggest style lesson I have learned over the years is dressing for your body type. When something compliments your shape you look your best, and feel confident, which is the best accessory out there to wear!
How did you choose to style this piece(s) and what inspired the look?
I chose to style the giraffe skirt playing off the colours of the animal itself! The tan and white polka dot top pulls together the shades of a giraffe’s print. A piece like this is so fun, you can really get away with doing something unusual like mixing patterns, colours etc. to play it up and it just works!
Tell us a secret that no one knows!
I wouldn’t say no one knows this, but perhaps my readers don’t! Most of the time, I’m in a Backstreet Boys t-shirt circa ’97, with my hair tied up in a bun (if I’m at home of course). It’s quite hilarious, because I think some may think I sit around at home in these cute little outfits, meanwhile this is so not the case! I feel slightly exposed now : )
Are there any non-profits that you admire or work with today?
I have been introduced to some incredible hope givers, and non-profits through my church. The Scott Mission in Toronto is one that is really important to me, which branches out to help the poor, homeless, abandoned and vulnerable of all ages. It’s a local effort I can participate in my own city to make a difference and really get involved. For global outreach, I also love Hands Across The Nation (HATN).
We adore your print shop – can you tell us a little about how you got started and what inspires you?
Thank You! My print shop really transpired from my hobby: blogging. I’ve always loved doing graphic posts for my blog, and would post a quote of the day designed by me each week. I started getting inquiries if I had sold them, and to make customs, and all of a sudden a business was created for me. I have a background in business and did a lot of research, and with so much love and support from my fellow blogging friends in this great community it grew and grew and grew!
Since our motivation mondays are so popular, I thought it’d be fun to ask Stephanie to design a print for a-thread. We’ll be sharing a print soon that she custom designed for us, so be sure to check back!
You can catch more of Stephanie’s summer looks at www.stephaniesterjovski.com, where she covers all areas of photography, design, beauty, fashion and decor. If you enjoyed this post you can let her know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!