Featured Blogger: Theresa Cortes
Theresa Cortes, an Orange County based blogger, is hands down a jill of all trades. She is currently majoring business at Cal State Fullerton, and when she’s not studying she’s busy blogging her baking and fashion adventures. Not only does she have undeniably awesome taste in food but her sense of fashion is completely unique. We talked to her about her blogging beginnings, everyday inspirations and what she loves about Awessome!.
Tell us about your blogging beginnings. How did you get started?
I started blogging right after high school. My blog’s definitely come a long way since then. Initially, all my posts were rants because I wasn’t sure what to write. Eventually I stumbled upon Lookbook and discovered this whole world of fashion blogging. Drawing inspiration from Lookbook, I started blogging my favorite street styles and outfits. People really responded to that and I was able to build conversations with them about fashion. It was really cool. I realized what I could do with the blog and the potential it had to translate my love of food and fashion into conversations.
What everyday things inspire you? How do you turn those inspirations into blog posts?
Once I realized the potential my blog had I really made it my own. Usually, the things I post go along with whatever I’m doing that day. I’ve always had a passion for cooking and trying out different styles so my blog’s more like an extension of my life. Even now, I have a so many baking recipes and pictures lined up that I need to post.
When it comes to inspiration for fashion obviously living in socal helps - the beach and laid back LA culture constantly inspires me. If you check out my blog though you’ll see my taste in fashion incorporates a little bit of everything. I draw a ton of inspiration from other bloggers who are doing similar things by checking out their street styles. I’m told my style is pretty unique compared to the typical LA scene - guess that’s a good thing :).
Since you’re a fan of Awessome! what are some of your favorite recommendations?