Jess Ann Kirby is a girl you would like to know, with courage you’d like to have. A New England native, she launched her career in fashion, but made a leap of faith to blog full-time at Prosecco & Plaid. We don’t know about you, but we bet she has some awesome stories. Lucky for us, we get to work with Jess and keep an eye on her constantly impressive fashion blog! Welcome to our latest Tastemaker Spotlight, Jess!
We’re so glad to have you on #Adorntheblog, Jess! Why did you first start blogging?
I started blogging because I was miserable at my corporate consulting job and wanted to work in fashion but wasn’t sure how to get my foot in the door. I figured if I started a blog I could show brands that I had what it takes to work in the industry, I never really thought it would become what it is now.
Can you tell us about any blog projects that you’re excited about for 2015?
I’ve got some great brand partnerships in the works that I can’t share many details of but I’m really excited for the opportunities that have come my way this year. I’m focusing more on lifestyle and menswear. Featuring Craig on the blog has been really fun and I’ve been surprised by how well received it’s been. I wasn’t sure if my readers would want to see my boyfriend on the blog but so far so good and we plan to do more of that this year. And I want to start working with more brands locally. I love featuring like minded brands and creatives that are close to home.
Which bloggers or what blogs do you look to for blogging/style/beauty inspiration?
I have to admit I don’t read that many blogs. The ones I do read are typically girls I know and am friends with. I love looking at Pinterest though, I could spend hours on Pinterest. But then again who couldn’t? And I recently became obsessed with Byrdie.com. There is a facial massage video on there that I found and it’s amazing, I do it every night now.
Describe your perfect day.
Starts with coffee always. A dog walk with Nora and Craig around the Cliff Walk. And a swim in the ocean followed by a margarita. Nothing better.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the morning, tea at night.
What are your go-to pair of shoes?
Pointed toe ankle boots.
Dream vacation spot?
Anywhere warm and sunny with beaches and good waves.
Savory or sweet?
Savory all the way.
Any advice for current bloggers who want to improve their content or traffic?
Be authentic, know your voice and know your audience. I have a strong vision now of not only what I want to say but who I’m saying it to. There are a million fashion blogs out there, what is it that sets you apart? Focus on that.
Thanks to Jess for allowing us to feature her in a Tastemaker Spotlight! Do you know a blogger who is killing it at her game? Email us at email@example.com and tell us why she should be next in our spotlight series!