Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Sonia and I live in South Australia with my husband and our puppy, Amalfi. I work in admin by day and I’m a blogger every other second of the day and night. I love fashion, writing and connecting on social media. I’m an avid bargain hunter – I truly believe you can find amazing fashion anywhere; you’ve just got to be open minded. I’m also a chronic over sharer, which is probably a good thing I’m a blogger!
How did the ‘Sonia Styling’ blog journey begin?
I’m a writer at heart and I wanted a place of my own on the internet to communicate and connect, so I created Sonia Styling in October 2013. I wanted it to be a place where I can share my feelings, thoughts and finds. I’m incredibly lucky because I have the most amazing community of people who read what I write and leave such thoughtful comments. I also love helping people, so I get ridiculously excited when I receive a reader request.
What is a typical day in your life? (How do you balance blogging & work etc)
I wake up and the first thing I do is check my phone – tragic but essential! I work full time, so I use my early mornings, lunch-breaks and evenings to check in on social media, promote my posts and answer any questions or comments. I have a notebook with me at all times to write down any ideas that pop into my head and after dinner, I’ll sit down with the laptop and write my blog posts. Basically, I fit my blog into any spare time I might have. I’m still trying to get the balance right, but I think if you’re really passionate about something like I am about my blog, you make time for it.
What is the message behind Sonia Styling and how do you hope it’ll touch the lives of your readers?
I like to think of Sonia Styling as a cool little place to hang out and talk about everything from fashion to life, from the light and fluffy to the deep and serious. Having said all of that, I hope that anyone and everyone feels like Sonia Styling is a blog for them and sees me as their trusted online bestie – the one who loves to help and will always give their honest opinion.
Where do you go for fashion news & inspiration?
I love checking out fabulous Australian blogs (gosh we have so much talent!) and what people are wearing on social media, particularly Instagram and Pinterest. I’m inspired by everyday women and how they put their outfits together – much more attainable and relatable than catwalk models! I also like seeing what my favourite brands are sharing on their Facebook pages.
Do you ever have that girly moment when you simply think ‘I have nothing to wear?’
Every. Single. Day. Doesn’t every woman?!
If you could give our readers one bit of fashion advice what would it be?
Stay true to your personal style: dress for your body shape, personality and lifestyle. Also, have fun with fashion – it’s not rocket surgery!