Hel Q & A + Instagram Roundup

Hello! Happy Friday!

Recently, I’ve received a few questions on Instagram, so I took one of those handy dandy story polls. I asked if you would like to see a Q & A answering these and other questions. The answer was overwhelming yes, so here we are. I asked on Instagram again yesterday for some more questions, and I got some really good ones! So thanks for participating, this is going to be fun!

I decided to a bit of an Instagram round-up while we’re here. So enjoy!

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Jacket | Shoes | Jeans | Similar Tank | Similar Tank

What are your favorite places to shop?

I love to check out as many boutiques and stores as I possibly can, but I do have my favorites. Red Dress Boutique lives at the top of my list. So many of my clothes come from this boutique in Athens. I don’t live in Athens, but I shop their online store at least one or two times a week.

Some of my other favorites include Nordstrom, Target, Francesca’s, The Loft, and TJ Maxx.


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Jacket | Sunnies

Who takes your photos?

I used to take all of my photos on a tripod with a timer. Recently though, my super sweet husband has been taking them for me. He’s gotten so so good too. He accompanies me to all of my media events and even takes my outfit photos with no complaints. I really hit the jackpot in the marriage department, ya know?

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 Shirt | Shirt Plus Size

Your hotel in Nashville was awesome! Where did you stay?

So our hotel was the bomb dot com. However, we got a totally unexpected upgrade for our room. So yes I absolutely loved our hotel, but the reason it looked so dope on my Instagram stories was because of our complimentary upgrade. Regardless, we stayed at The Westin in Nashville and I would absolutely recommend it. The hotel is beautiful, has spectacular views and an awesome rooftop bar, and the location can’t be beat.

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Sweater (Similar) (Similar) | Jeans | Shoes | Sunnies

So I got a ton of questions about hair products…so I’m just going to list what I use. If you would like me to do a full tutorial, let me know!

Straightener – Sedu Revolution
Curling Iron – T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand
Shampoo/Conditioner – Alterna Caviar Repair
OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Weightless Hydration Oil
Coconut Water Hydrating Hair Serum

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Dress | Hat

What mascara do you use?

I use Soap and Glory Thick N’ Fast. However, the reason my lashes are so long and dark is because I religiously use Rodan and Fields Lash Boost. I swear by this stuff and use it every night! Everyone asks me if my lashes are fake but they are just super thick and fabulous thanks to Lash Boost.

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 Dress | Scarf

OK my favorite question I’ve gotten maybe ever…What hair products does Stephen use?

Stephen does have really great hair. Doesn’t he look like a life-size Ken doll? I just think he is the most handsome man on the planet. Would you believe he used to buzz his head?? He had all that beautiful hair and didn’t embrace it until a few years ago. Anyways, he helped me with this question for sure.

He washes his hair with Redken Clean Spice 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. He also puts this leave in conditioner on in the morning. For events, he adds Dove Sculpting Paste for a stronger hold than the conditioner.

Y’all made his day with that question!

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Cold Shoulder Top | Similar Dress

What do you find the most enjoyable about blogging? The most difficult?

I truly and honestly love blogging. Almost every part of it. I love coming up with content, I love taking the photos, I love responding to emails, I love discovering new products and brands. All of it. However, the thing I enjoy the most is creating and cultivating a community of readers and other bloggers. I love meeting people who read my blog and on the flip side, who I read their blog. It’s just very cool.

The thing I find the most difficult is finding time. I work a lot of full-time job hours, and don’t always have the time to put the necessary hours into my blog. This could very easily be a full-time job, so trying to squeeze a lot of hours of work into only a few is really difficult. However, I love it so much that I will keep trucking along!

Whew! That was fun. Thanks for all the great questions. If you liked this and want me to do another one, fill out this super short and anonymous (if you want it to be) form.

8 comments so far.
  • Finding time for blogging is the most difficult for me too. I haven’t been able to take photos lately and my IG is suffering! You are lucky your husband is so involved and helpful!

  • I love Q&A posts! My fiancee takes all of my photos too, so we are both lucky girls in that respect! I’ve worked with a few professional photographers in the past, but I really enjoy working with fiancee the best since we’re able to learn more about photography and shoot for as long as we want until we get the perfect shots! xx


  • I love The Stranger Things t-shirt and the sweater. I’m trying to up my instagram game. Thank you for the behind-the-scenes.

  • Loved getting to know more about you! So fun that your hubs takes all your photos.

  • YAAAAS to Francesca’s – I spent over an hour scouring their new arrivals the other day. Trying not to spend all the money…!

  • Amanda K

    I love that Instastories has polls! That mustard yellow sweater is so pretty!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Your article really brought me some motivation to put some sweat into my insta because I’ve kind of abandoned it. Thank you!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Such cute photos! Loving all of these looks girl!

Hey! I’m Helen.

Hey! I’m Helen.

Llife and style blogger. Diet Coke addict. Fluent in emojis. Online shopaholic.

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