Blogger’s Spotlight: Teacup Meets Kate from The Style Bite

20 Aug
Kate from The Style Bite blog

Kate from The Style Bite blog

Welcome to the second episode in our ‘Blogger’s Spotlight’ feature. This time we talk to the lovely Kate Winthrop from the brilliant blog The Style Bite. It has everything you need to know about affordable fashion, as well as some brilliant anecdotes from Kate herself. So grab a cuppa and get reading:

We are loving your blog – how long have you been blogging for? 

On August 31st I’ll have been blogging for a year. I got into it on a whim and, if I’m honest, didn’t think I’d stick at it – but a year later, here I am, still loving it!

How would you describe your blog in three words?

Fashion, fun, flirting…

What’s your best blogging highlight? 

There have been so many! I think one is obviously coming second to Susie Bubble at Handbag.com’s Fashion Awards last month. I couldn’t believe it, I was shocked to be shortlisted so to come second was just fabulous.

The second (sorry, I know you said ‘highlight’, but I couldn’t pick just one!), is my daily viewing rates, since the redesign of the site, I get 100 hits a day – which compared to a lot of blogs isn’t a lot, but to me, it’s amazing – it’s what continues to motivate me, to know that people come back to read my chit-chat about nothing. I honestly can’t tell you how much I appreciate people reading my blog!

And worst?

I moved earlier in the month and have yet to set-up broadband, meaning no internet. I find blogging really therapeutic – a real release from the stress of the day, and not being able to do what I love, when I want is killing me!

Have you been to any blogger meetups yet? What were your thoughts?

I haven’t yet but I’m dying to go to one! I think one of the best things about blogging is the friends you make. I know that sounds really cheesy, but it’s true – and no one tells you about this! When you become a blogger you become part of this huge online community which is so nice.

What’s your favourite thing to blog about? 

My favourite posts? Hmm, this is a tough question. I love to create moodboards (from a creative point-of-view) and on the writing side, I really love to do the odd dating post.

What are your other interests outside of fashion?

I’m a real animal lover – so I love to take my dog for a long walk. Since moving, I’ve started to become quite passionate about interior design and (though this normally takes a bit of a push to get there.) I do like doing classes at the gym.

What do you do for a day job?

By day, I’m a PR & Marketing executive for a creative brand communications agency, I’ve learnt so much here about the importance of building a brand, engaging with your market and much, much more. It’s been such a great environment to help grow The Style BITE in the way that I wanted.

Which are your favourite bloggers and why?

Oh my, there are SO many – so I’m going to pick some off the top of my head. Sara Luxe always has amazing outfit posts and is just generally lovely (www.saraluxe.com), Freya Hill writes amazingly over at (www.freyahilltalkingaboutnothing.blogspot.com), I always find myself heading to Laura Whalebone’s blog love her style and her writing is so friendly, (www.thatssoyestreday.blogspot.com), The Style Box (www.thestylebox.com) written by Emma, I always feel like I’m sitting down for lunch and having a nice chat with her when I read her blog. Oh and I couldn’t not mention Gurd Loyal who writes Style Cupid – don’t you love that for a blog name? Amazing street-style snaps and hilarious writing – seriously http://www.stylecupid.typepad.com OH and his Twitter feed keeps me giggling all day! Sorry if I missed anyone, I have a huge list on my laptop at home with all my favourite blogs on – but there’s a few for you to be getting on with ha ha 😉

 What makes you tick? What gets you excited enough to post about? 

What I really get excited about posting is when I find a new affordable brand! To me, that’s like finding a gold mine of clothes, and blogging about it is that moment where you say to your girlfriends or sisters ‘LOOK what I just found, let’s go shopping!’.

There you have it. Have you read Kate’s blog? Go and visit it here.

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5 Responses to “Blogger’s Spotlight: Teacup Meets Kate from The Style Bite”

  1. Sarah at Temporary:Secretary August 20, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Another fantastic recommendation! x

  2. emmabaines August 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    This is a great interview and Kate is so lovely! Thanks for mentioning my blog you big sweetie! I totally agree about the great community of fashion bloggers out there. All the girls I’ve interacted with on Twitter have been super nice and it’s great to make new friends. I’m sure my ‘real life’ friends would think I was very strange if I told them I had friends I met on the internet but that’s just because they haven’t been a part of the wonderfully strong support network that’s out there. I haven’t read Freya’s blog so I’m going to check that out now! 🙂 x

  3. SaraLuxe August 23, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    actually got a lump in my throat at my little mention.
    Brill interview – well done dollx

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