Meet the Bloggers

Ashley

Hi lovely ladies! I'm Ashley, and I write a lifestyle blog called Dear Ash. My hope is encourage you and inspire you in this crazy thing called life. I was born in Ohio, and have been living here ever since (one might think Ohio is boring, but I am quite fond of it). I actually go to school in Ohio as well, at the grand ole Miami University. I'm studying Journalism and Management, in which I hope one day lands me a job as an editor for a magazine.  I love all things writing, books, kindness, Fixer Upper, friendship, Jesus, my fam, honest convos, mashed potatoes, my boyfriend, & my sweet pups.

Cara

Hi! I'm Cara, I write a fashion blog called Caralina Style. If you weren't able to tell from my blog title I was born and raised in North Carolina, which I think has really influenced how I dress. I attend a private college in Pennsylvania studying Arts Management and Dance. I have one semester left up there with all of the snow, and we will see where I end up after that. I love blogging, ballet, photography, bright colors, anything sparkly, monograms, seersucker, pearls, shopping, and spending time with my family, boyfriend, friends, and my 2 dogs!

Caroline

Hello there! I am a soon to be freshman at a private school in Wisconsin, but don’t be fooled! I am a total southern belle at heart. I am obsessed with everything preppy like (the obvious) monograms, Lilly Pulitzer, J.Crew, Marleylilly, big tortoise sunglasses, Nantucket and bikes with wicker baskets. I love to bake, write on my blog Citrus and Style and do just about anything crafty. Besides that, I am an avid reader, yogini and tennis player, trying out for my school’s team this fall! I dream of someday sojourning to the East Coast and cannot go a day without wearing my monogrammed ring. Oh, and did I mention that I am obsessed with shopping?

Dorothy
I am from the coast of Alabama and am making my way to Greenville, SC to attend college at Furman University!  I am a southern girl with a love of monograms and manners.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and I believe that organization is a must!  When I am not blogging on my blog, Prep In Your Step, you can find me perusing Pinterest, baking or spending time with friends!  I love Lilly Pulitzer, pink and green, agendas, peppermint, cupcakes, preppy clothes and pearls!  I can't wait to share posts with you as a part of The Monogrammed Life!

Emily

Hey everyone, my name is Emily! I am a twenty-something recent graduate of Appalachian State University where I studied Communication and Public Relations! I am currently enjoying life as an alumna and waiting to see where life takes me (hopefully to the big city of NYC!) I am the creator and administrator of Life With Emily, where I blog about life, fashion, and everything in between! In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, boyfriend, friends, and of course, my spoiled pup, Dingo! I enjoy shopping, photography, reality TV, painting my nails, reading, and a good monogram (on anything and everything!) I look forward to blogging for The Monogrammed Life!

Gentry

Hey y'all! I'm Gentry, a twenty-something southern belle who loves life in the sunshine state of Florida! I'm a sucker for bright colors, bold prints, and of course- monograms! I live life by the motto "there's no occasion too small for a big bow" and believe that it's important to find the fun and sparkle in everyday! By day, I work in corporate retail and by night I'm the president of a non-profit; I'm always on the go and swear by my planner and travel mugs full of coffee. My hound dog, Buddy, has my heart- being a dog-mom is the best! In the Fall, you'll find me tailgating and cheering on my Florida Gators- I bleed orange and blue! You can keep up with all the fun on my blog Girl Meets Bow- hope to see y'all soon!

Jamie

Hi! I'm Jamie, a Connecticut based high school senior who runs the fashion and lifestyle blog, The Fashion Newcomer. When not working on my blog, I'm usually craving a cronut, reading, shopping, trying to craft a good instagram picture (….only sort of kidding), or spending time with family and friends. I totally love monograms and definitely appreciate preppy brands, but my absolute favorite thing is to incorporate those aspects in with other types of style to create a very well-rounded look. 

Jenn
Hello Love!  My name is Jenn and I am a 30 {something} curly girl living in the Tennessee Valley. I blog over at Shaw Avenue. I'm a school secretary by day and fashion blogger my night.  You can usually find me at the baseball field cheering on my favorite 9 year old or sitting at the ballet studio with my two ballerinas.  My high school sweetheart husband is a firefighter and we are both always on the go with our three kiddos.  I went from your typical mom in a t-shirt & blue jeans to being completely obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer and J. Crew.  My 7 year old, RJ, is my photographer and you're likely to spot a massive ball of white fluff photo bombing my photos from time to time.
So, grab your favorite cup of coffee, sit back, and take this fashion journey with me!
XOXO, Jenn

Julia
Hello!  My name is Julia and I'm so happy to be a Monogrammed Life blogger.  My blog is Little Miss Haute Couture, a cruelty-free fashion blog based in California.  I am a passionate vegan and I love sharing gorgeous and ethical style and beauty from both my favorite vegan brands and regular retailers!  My style is almost always in color, and I love all things classy, preppy, and girly: blush pink is my favorite color.  I can often be found baking up healthy treats in the kitchen, getting active of some sort (Pilates is my favorite!), or chasing golden hour with my Canon.  Follow along here on the Monogrammed Life and on Little Miss Haute Couture!
Kristyn


Hey y’all, my name is Kristyn! I’m a Washington, D.C. gal, by way of good ole’ Tennessee!! I grew up loving (and still do) all things southern and monogrammed! I’m a UT grad who planned to be a journalist, but ended up joining the very field I planned to cover, politics! I love living in the nation’s capital and try to bring a little color and sparkle to the district! My favorite color is purple, probably because I was a Sigma Kappa Sorority member and president!! I’m a lover of fried food, mason jars, anything preppy, brunching with friends, a good marg and of course football! I’m the blogger behind Primp and Proper, an outlet for the twenty something, striving to make it in the real world one impression at a time. I’m so excited to be a Monogrammed Life Blogger and cannot wait to share my posts with you!

Lauren


I'm Lauren, blogger behind the Atlanta-based lifestyle blog Lauren Alford Design. I love design and entertaining, all things beautiful and comfortable, southern hospitality, and whipping up a few things in the kitchen. I believe that every day is reason enough to break out the fancy china. Come football season, you'll find me cheering on my alma mater Texas A&M (gig 'em!). I'm so glad you're here and thank you for following along! XO

Lauren
I am a recent graduate of American University with a B.A. in Public Relations and I live in Washington, DC. When I’m not navigating adulthood, I’m a preppy girl in pearls bouncing around the District typically with a Diet Coke in one hand and my iPhone in the other. I love reading, laying out, exploring DC, college football (Go Gators!), Politico news alerts, Lilly, brunch, Post-Its & my infamous To Do Lists, cooking and, of course, monograms! I also have a personal blog, DC Girl in Pearls, about my life in DC.
Mary-Katherine
Hey! I am a freshly employed newlywed trying to learn how to navigate the post-grad waters. A born and bred California girl from Napa Valley, I left for Kansas (of all places) for college and found the cutest guy at the school and decided I would have to marry him! :)  For now, we are settled right in the heart of America but always looking forward to the next trip to take us somewhere new! 
Having just started a career in public accounting, I figured I may need a creative outlet so I wrote my first blog post the day I started my job.  I blog over at "The Gold-Hatted Lover" which is mostly fashion-focused with a sprinkling of stories from my day to day life, my current playlists, favorite reads, really anything that sparks my interest!  I love that blogging has given me the opportunity to "meet" people from all over the country and am excited to see where it takes me in the future!

Marie
 I'm Marie the southern girl from Dallas, Texas behind Progression By Design, a life and style blog for young women. My blog is for the woman that wants it all: a pretty wardrobe, a polished home, and a messy, happy life! And ladies let me tell you, I want it all. Bring on the monogrammed towels, posh parties, and stylish ensembles! You can more than likely find me blogging, designing someone's apartment, reading, or sucking down an iced caramel macchiato in the midst of an overexcited conversation. Here's to a full, passionate life clad in navy (and a monogram or two... or five)! 

McKenna
Hi Friday!  My name is McKenna!  I'm a 20's something newlywed.  Raised in North Carolina and currently living in Boston...but didn't forget to pack my souther charm with me :) I am the ultimate girly girl - pink, ruffles, sparks and bows...a girl can't get enough! You know that girlfriend of yours that goes to the second hand shop and comes out with a bag full of amazing items...yes that is me! I can spend countless hours browsing sale racks to find that one perfect top and I Love it...call it a challenge, I'm in.  Not only do I love a good bargain but I also enjoy traveling, yoga, red wine, eating outside, trashy reality TV, flamingos and splurging on expensive jeans. I am honored to be blogging for The Monogrammed Life...it may not be a great thing for my credit card but I love it!! Keep up with me at McKenna Bleu xoxo
Rachel

Hi everyone, my name is Rachel!  I'm a Georgia girl with a love for fashion, photography, shopping, travel, and my puppy Jaycee.   I'm a Marketing major and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.  I am the author and owner of the blog, A Preppy State of Mind, where I live out my motto of "Making life cute."  I believe in pink, always finding happiness in everything, and living life one day at a time.  I'm obsessed with monograms, bows, gold polka dots, desk accessories, shoes, and iPhone cases (you can never have too many!).  I'm excited to be a blogger for The Monogrammed Life.

Scarlett

Hey! My name is Scarlett and I am the blogger behind The Trendy Chick. I am a high school senior from the Midwest. I have been blogging since my freshman year about fashion, the latest trends, nail tutorials, and much more! I am also lover of cats and I am driven by chocolate and to-do lists. I enjoy playing volleyball, tennis, and reading when I am not at school or blogging! 

Shannon

I’m a freshman in college attending Furman University in sunny South Carolina and the writer behind Prep Avenue! I love bright colors, anything with a bow, and whimsical accessories that make life so much more exciting. I over plan and over think most everything in my life and practically live out of my Lilly planner. This is not exactly ideal when you’re living as a military brat and anything can change with the wink of an eye or the snap of a finger. I love planning, organizing, and making everything more sparkly. I am a true prep and am a sucker for anything seersucker, scalloped, or sequined. I think high heels are the coolest thing and I desperately wish I could walk in them. I have a deep passion for traveling and learning about other cultures. I believe in the power of pink and the infinite strength of the power of one to ignite change.

Shelby

Hey There!  I'm Shelby, a lively twenty something from Florida.  I'm a soon-to-be graduate at Rollins college, where I'm currently studying Communications and Public Relations.  I'm the creator and writer behind It's My Lucky Day, a blog where I share my personal style and document my mini adventures.  I just love monograms, sailboats, peonies, macaroons, ice vanilla lattes, anything Tiffany blue, my sorority Alpha Omicron Pi and Marleylilly!

Taylor

My name is Taylor, from blondeandambitiousblog.com. I am a recently married college student graduating with a degree in biochemistry in December 2016. I blog about beauty/fashion with a little bit of life thrown in there. I mostly focus on beauty reviews and tutorials, and post on how to style clothing. I love monograms and will monogram anything that sits still long enough. It is my belief that every girl deserves to feel beautiful in their own skin. I strive to achieve that in my blogging adventures. When I'm not blogging, you can find me hanging out with my husband, Adam, and my siamese cat, Felix. I love bold colors, metallics and am a sucker for a good lipstick. I am so excited to be a part of The Monogrammed Life! Be sure to check out Blonde & Ambitious and let's be friends!!!