Ready For Some Style With Benefits?
We’ve all heard of friends with benefits, but who needs those when you can have Style with Benefits? Created by Rebecca Lee, the blog takes readers on date with her keen eye for style. She not only features outfit posts, but also accompanies them with updates on her life, as well as sharing brands and pieces she’s currently coveting. For this edition of Weekend Read, we talked to Lee to get the story behind the blog.
How did you decide to start a blog? And where did the idea for its name come from?
I started my blog back in March 2009. Since my core educational background is in journalism and I didn’t end up pursuing it as a career, blogging is a great creative alternative. Inspired by other bloggers and wanting to maintain a personal style diary that I could re-visit ten years from now (and laugh at), I decided to start Style with Benefits. Initially though, my twin sister, Melanie of Wrecked Stellar, and I were going to start a joint blog. But the hardest part was agreeing on a name! Melanie ended up creating her blog first and then shortly after, I started mine. The idea behind its name is pretty simple — Style with Benefits aims to show style that’s good for you. Guess you can say that’s my blog’s unofficial tagline. I wanted a name that communicated this message in an easy and direct manner.
Are you a full-time blogger or can you tell us about your 9-5?
Ah, I wish! For my 9-5 job, I’m a Senior Account Executive at a large PR agency supporting media relations on behalf of a corporate client. So when PR folks pitch me, I definitely understand where they’re coming from and can relate to what they’re doing for their clients. It’s interesting (and nice) to be on the other side for a change!
Sum up your personal style in 5 words or less.
A modern boho Lisa Turtle.
What is your perfect or ideal weekend like?
I’d kick off my perfect weekend by going to a sporting event. I’m a huge college basketball fan, so I’d likely spend the day at a game. Afterward, I’d head to my favorite band’s (have too many favorites to list!) concert and then dance the night away. I’d end my weekend by relaxing at the beach with friends or spending it at the spa. Throw in a massage, dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant, and finding out I won the lottery (a girl can dream), and my weekend would be amazing!
Hmm...I think we know who to consult next March Madness (that’s college basketball season), oh and that Saved By The Bell reference makes her extra stylish in our book. Make sure to visit Lee’s website Style with Benefits and follow her on Twitter @StylishBenefits.