Discovering new brands is one of my favorite things about being a blogger. Since my days are full of processing orders and taking photos for Wild & Free Jewelry, I don’t have much time to investigate other brands. Sometimes I’m approached by companies that I’ve never heard of and it’s love at first sight.
Recently, I was introduced to Most Wanted USA, a new accessory brand featuring amazing purses like the tooled crossbody I’m wearing in these photos. Since they’re so new, their website isn’t up yet, but for now you stay in the loop by following them via Instagram or find their products at stores like Nordstroms or Free People!
As part of their Spring 2016 campaign, they interviewed me on my life with the blog and the inspiration behind Wild & Free Jewelry. Read below for my short convo with Most Wanted USA and learn a little more about me!
MWUSA: How would you describe your style?
CORINA: Bohemian with a touch of that California laid back beach look. I love all things maxi, floral, leather or anything with a 70s boho vibe.
MWUSA:Where do you get inspiration for your blog and Instagram content?
CORINA: Most of the inspiration I draw from on a daily basis is a result of the beautiful landscape of Santa Barbara. Whenever I’m outside in the mountains or at the beach I feel endlessly inspired by the raw beauty of nature. Sunsets especially evoke my creativity and desire to share my artistic vision with the world.
MWUSA: Do you have a #mostwanteddream? If so, what is it?
CORINA: I think my biggest dream is to stick with Wild & Free Jewelry for the rest of my life. I started when I was 19 and since then It’s become my biggest passion. I love being able to make things for people and create new designs that remind me of the magic in the world. It’s become my full time job and I feel so blessed to be able to work for myself for a living. I currently do it alone with the occasional help of my friends and if I could keep the business running as close to those roots as possible for as long as possible that would be wonderful. I want Wild & Free Jewelry to stay a small artist run business to show other creatives out there that it’s possible to follow your dreams.
MWUSA: What advice would you share with someone who wants to start their own style blog?
CORINA: I would say do it! Many people I meet talk about starting things but never actually sit down and start it. The biggest thing I’ve learned from having a blog is that you really need to commit yourself. Create consistent, current content and blog about brands that are close to your heart.
MWUSA: What is your most-used emoticon?
CORINA: The unicorn and the crescent moon are by far my favorites. When the unicorn was added in the last update I was SO HAPPY. I made all my close friends add it to my name in their contacts.
WHAT I’M WEARING
MOTHERSUN + THE CAPTAIN – ALL KNOWING PROTECTOR TANK
FREE PEOPLE – PIECE OUT SUEDE MINI
MOST WANTED USA – TOOLED CROSSBODY
TORCHLIGHT JEWELRY – ALULQUOY CUFF IN BRASS
TORCHLIGHT JEWELRY – ALULQUOY RING IN BRASS