The Millennial Wives Club had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Millennial Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Bianca from Curvaceously Bee! We wanted to highlight Bianca because she is all about supporting and empowering women through sharing her fashion tips, being open and honest about her weight loss surgery, and simply being herself. Check out her interview below!
1. Give us an overview of the evolution of Bianca and how you decided on your career choice and side hustle as a blogger.
The evolution of myself came about from a series of events that simply happened by chance. With my career at one point in life I wanted to be lawyer, a psychologist, and then a health administrator. None of those things connected and after graduating with my bachelor’s degree in 2013, I started a temporary job at a wonderful company where I was in working in the Quality department. I loved it so much that from that experience I was set on working in someone’s Quality department. Fast forward to now where I am with a wonderful company doing my dream job everyday as a Quality Systems Specialist.
The evolution of my blog is no different. It all happened when a friend encouraged me to take the leap over 4 years ago. I am introvert at heart and at the time of starting my blog I was not very photogenic but wanted to represent women who were shaped like me. I vaguely researched blogging and dove right in head first. Curvaceously Bee has become more of a brand and honestly I feel like I am just getting started.
2. What do you think society expects from women today?
I think society expects women to be everything. Sexy but not slutty, sensitive but not too emotional, and strong but ladylike.
3. What advice do you have for aspiring fashion bloggers?
The advice I would give aspiring fashion bloggers would be to practice consistency, grind even when no one’s watching, and always be yourself.
4. What are your views on the plus size industry? Do you think it is progressing?
The plus size industry is definitely progressing for the better. Plus size women are continuously voicing their opinions on what we would like to see and what could be done better. That is huge, no one is hiding their opinion and accepting what brands give us.
5. How do you suggest women should embrace their bodies in 2018 in a world of “SLUT Walks and such”? Does it always have to be something extreme to prove to the world what we do to our body is our decision?
Women should embrace their bodies as they see fit. I do not think it is a right/extreme or wrong way to embrace your body, whether you are attending a “Slut Walk” or finding the perfect power suit.
6. Define GIRL BOSS. Do you consider yourself a girl boss? Is this phrase overused?
I really do not consider myself a girl boss, mainly because I feel like a girl boss is someone who sets her own schedule and live her life on her terms. Right now I punch someone else’s clock Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The phrase is not overused and I look forward to being my own boss one day.
7. What are you currently working on? Any upcoming projects?
Currently I am working on a collaboration with 6 other bloggers, the “Back to Black” which is 4 part series where we will be styling different variations of black outfits. I am literally combining 2 things I love, monthly series and working with other bloggers.
8. How do you motivate yourself daily?
I motivate myself daily by looking back at where I was a year ago. I am priding myself on becoming a better me and reminding myself that everyday counts.
9. What’s your favorite fashion trend right now?
My favorite fashion trend is print mixing. I have been trying my hand at it for years, but lately I have been killing it and even mixing textures as well.
10. You have a man! How do you secure your relationship in 2018 as a millennial woman? (with social media and balancing life)
I am still figuring that out. I pride myself on giving him my 100% attention when we are together, but it is hard when we are apart. In my mind I am a master multitasker. I usually find myself talking to him on the phone, while editing blog pictures, and responding to social media comments. I think that’s balance.