Joining us from Texas is Tiffany Griffin Jais author of the great fashion & lifestyle blog Flaunt and Center. Tiffany was awesome enough to five us some time and answer a few questions about how she got started, grew her following and some of her favorite trends. Take a read and make sure to follow her on Instagram!
When did you begin Flaunt and Center and what made you decide to start blogging? Love the name by the way!
Thank you! I started blogging just as a hobby two years ago. I always had a passion for fashion so starting a blog just made since! It’s such a fun way to connect with people and be able to share that passion.
Have you always had a passion for style and fashion?
Actually yes! My mother taught me to sew at a young age, so I would go to the store and pick out different patterns to sew, that was a huge hobby of mine growing up! Little did I know that was prepping me for where I’m at today. Even with my blog now, I’ll buy something and if it’s not quite tailored to my liking, i’ll make my own alterations.
What inspires your style?
My style is inspired by how ever I’m feeling that day. Sometimes a simple pair of flats and a button down will do. Other days I’m in the mood for distressed denim and a pair of heels. I really love mixing casual pieces with dressy items.
Do you prefer designer, vintage or highstreet?
I love mixing and doing different things. One day my whole look with be from Forever 21 but I’ll be wearing a Gucci bag as well. So fashion to me is not specific to one style it’s constantly changing and evolving.
What is your favorite outfit that you’ve worn recently, and why?
One of my favorite outfits I recently wore was a pleated metallic skirt with a sweater. It’s the perfect mixture of dressy casual which I love!
Favorite pair of shoes/boots?
My favorite pair of shoes right now are my simple nude ankle strap heels by Steve Madden. They go with everything so I wear them all the time
You have over 61k Instagram followers. That’s amazing! How did you grow your following?
Starting out it was really hard to grow my following, I remember getting really giddy the first time one of my photo’s got over 100 likes! I think what really helped me grow was paying attention to what content performed well and trying to create looks my audience would react to in a positive way. Also engaging with other bloggers in the community helps gain recognition.
What daily tools and platforms do you use in your blogging routine, for research, promotion, sharing and other?
Social media is a big part of my daily routine, and probably the most important. I spend a lot of my day on Instagram promoting and engaging with my audience, it’s one of my biggest drivers in traffic back to my blog. Also Pinterest and Snapchat are essential to my daily routine of growing.
If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?
Keep it simple! Invest in basic pieces you’ll be able to wear over and over again.
Where do you hope Flaunt and Center will take you in the future?
I’d really love to start my own clothing line one day. That’s definitely the big picture for me and where I see my brand going.