The Average Girl’s Guide: a blog for women everywhere
Alyson Seligman is the creator of The Average Girl’s Guide, and after becoming avid readers of her blog, we’ve come to the conclusion that Alyson is anything but ordinary. She is a successful business owner, blogger and mom who inspires her readers to live the best versions of themselves — and have fun while doing it. Meet Alyson …
Where I’m based: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
How long I’ve been blogging: Three years
Blog basics: The Average Girl’s Guide is a handbook to help women live their best life. Style, outfit inspiration, how to’s, DIYs, recipes, new product finds, career, vent sesh’s and more.
Other blogs I love: That’s a tough one…. My blog lovin’ is filled with at least 60 blogs with everything from style to home and foot. Just a few that I adore include Penny Pincher Fashion, Glitter Inc., Stripes & Sequins, vmac + cheese, Skinny Taste, Budget Babe, 7th House on the Left, and Frankie Hearts Fashion.
What’s the best deal you’ve ever gotten? I honestly can’t recall. I hate paying full price — I live for a good deal, and always wait for a promotion, sale, coupon, etc.
As the owner of your own PR firm do you find yourself dressing the part? It varies, though I definitely mix up my look based on the client we’re meeting with that day. A law firm or corporate client requires a great blazer and a chic, yet more conservative style, while I often look to great blouses and dresses for our nonprofit and hospitality clients. It’s fun to play the part each day!
Does living in Florida influence your style? 100 percent, mostly because it’s so hot! In the winter I’m often envious of chic New York girls in layers, great boots and jackets because it hardly dips below 70 degrees. I love it, but I also wish I could play more with winter style.
How do you find a balance between your day job, blogging, social networking, family, DIY’ing, entertaining and sleeping? I wish I had the answer! It’s a constant struggle, especially when you add a three-year old girl into that mix. I’ve realized you can only do so much and you need to prioritize what’s important, and to be present during those times. It’s all about quality time, not the quantity. Put the phone away, move away from the tech and enjoy the time with the people you’re with. I blog when my daughter goes to sleep and have missed a post or two in order to enjoy girls nights, date nights and other meaningful moments.
Polka dots or stripes? Stripes all the way!