Lifestyle blogger Ashliegh Jarzenski describes herself as a “ pearl-obsessed, shoe enthusiast, poor college kid.” But her ability to achieve a fresh, fun style on a budget as shown through her blog, The Darling Prepster, is what caught our attention. We chatted with Ashliegh about her darling style inspiration, summer beauty tips, style trends, and fun recipes. Read on for more!
I started The Darling Prepster in January 2013 as a New Year’s resolution! I love dressing up and with the rise in popularity of Pinterest, my friends encouraged me to start a blog for my daily outfits. From there, The Darling Prepster has evolved to include fashion, food, fitness, and college and sorority living. I’m just living each day to my personal motto, “High heels, High standards, Pearls everyday!”
Describe your style in 3 words.
Timeless, Lady-like, Vivacious
Where do you get your style inspiration?
Everywhere! From fashion magazines to Pinterest, to flowers and paint chip color combinations! I’m a big believer that we can find inspiration everywhere.
How did you get involved with the NFL Women’s Resource Initiative? It seems like such a unique online tool for women!
A friend’s dad works for the NFL and believed that I had the appropriate skills to serve as his intern. As part of my internship, I write and edit the stories for the NFL Women’s Resource Initiative. It’s an incredible opportunity that I am blessed to have. It’s a phenomenal resource for the women involved in the sport as the players’ wives and mothers, and also to the fans.
What’s your best summer beauty tip?
Be careful of the sunscreen that you choose to wear! Many sunscreens have active ingredients that are harmful chemicals! Oxybenzone, a chemical found in most sunscreens on the market, can actually do more harm than good. I always check the label of the products I put in and on my body. For more information on sunscreen and a recipe to make your own, without the harmful chemicals, check out this post on my blog! (link: http://darlingprepster.blogspot.com/2013/06/diy-sunscreen-guest-post.html)
What’s one of the hottest trends you’re seeing this summer?
I’m seeing lots of high-low hem skirts and maxi dresses! I’m not quite sure if I can pull them off though. I’m a little short.
Any fun summer recipes to share?
Gluten Free Cheesecake! This cheesecake is perfect for summer and will just melt in your mouth! Find the recipe here. (link: http://darlingprepster.
What’s your one go-to summer accessory?
My floppy sun hat! It goes with everything and is so feminine and perfect for the beach!
What’s your favorite piece of jewelry you own?
My pearl necklace, of course!
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