Tastemaker Spotlight | Tilden of To Be Bright

You know those girls who seem to ooze style and fashion without trying too hard? Like they just wake up cool. That is how we would describe Tilden from To Be Bright. We started following Tilden before she moved to New York City, and after her move the city has somehow made her even more of a style maven. We’re so glad to have her on #Adorntheblog for a Tastemaker Spotlight!

IMG_3264Welcome to #Adorntheblog, Tilden! Why did you first start blogging?

I started my blog in January 2013 for the full intention of helping myself to get an internship for the summer in NYC. I was a Junior in college at the time and with a major of Public Relations, having any kind of advantage to my competition was a must. Thus, I created my blog to showcase my graphic design work, writing style and hobbies – which included my outfits I normally posted to Instagram. Within a month I received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from my readers with regards to my fashion-related posts. So overtime, I started focusing more and more on personal style and DIY/lifestyle topics. Today, my blog has fully transitioned from an online resume/portfolio to a personal style blog that was formed in the most organic way possible. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and couldn’t be more passionate about blogging.

Can you tell us about any blog projects that you’re excited about for 2015?

I can’t say too much in terms of detail (wink wink) but I have some very exciting collaborations coming up! Some include working with Rebecca Minkoff, Bib & Tuck and a few more NYC-based brands ;]

Which bloggers or what blogs do you look to for blogging/style/beauty inspiration?

I definitely follow my share of the “famous bloggers” including the staple accounts of Native Fox, WeWoreWhat, Haute In-Habit, Sincerely Jules and Song of Style. But more recently, I’ve found myself very inspired by the bloggers that take the time to comment on my posts. I find myself checking out theirs and taking a few style tips to keep in mind. Plus, it’s great to make new friends by reaching out that way :]


Describe your perfect day.

Waking up with the sun, having a Starbucks brand of coffee while watching NBC’s Today Show and answering emails, then going about my day either taking pictures for my blog or doing anything related to it. I thrive on the excitement of the city and how much it inspires me to work. When I feel accomplished like that, there’s no better way to spend the day.

Coffee or tea?


What are your go-to pair of shoes?

Slip-on Sneakers


Dream vacation spot?


Savory or sweet?


Any advice for current bloggers who want to improve their content or traffic?

Reach out to other bloggers – comment on pictures you love and don’t be afraid to email them! I’ve made so many amazing friends in the blogosphere by connecting with them, whether it be on social media groups or literally reaching out. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain :]

Thanks to Tilden 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 hello@adornmediagroup.com and tell us why she should be next in our spotlight series!