A fashionista, creator, mom of two, and wife, Jamie Buchanan is the founder behind "Hello There, Lady!" a life and style blog. Read on to learn more about this local woman who uses her blog as the perfect outlet for her creativity, imagination and excuses to go shopping.
Jamie Buchanan has always been a creator. She says she finds immense pleasure in giving the ideas in her head an outlet, which she does through “Hello There, Lady!,” a locally-based life and style blog.
The blog, which focuses on Buchanan’s personal style, her favorite top picks in beauty and fashion, and the food she loves to make and eat, started out as an inspiration five years ago when she was searching for her creative outlet.
“As the blogging game has amplified in the past couple of years, I wanted my outlet to be something a little different,” she explains, adding that she wanted to create a place where the food was delicious but not difficult to make, and the fashion ideas were wearable, approachable and affordable.
“I love a good designer piece but I also love a great sale more than anything,” says Buchanan. “To be able to bring what I find and love to others that have the same principles and same budgets is what I’m all about.”
While she doesn’t necessarily want readers to fall in love with the pieces she showcases, Buchanan says she does want them to know that there are options out there that are not only affordable but also help you look and feel your best.
The topics at “Hello There, Lady!” are consistent and focus on fashion, style, mom life, food, beauty picks and trends, and everything in between. “It’s truly a life and style blog,” Buchanan says.
When it comes to running the blog, Buchanan says that the thing she enjoys the most is that it gives her an outlet to do something different. “I work full-time in sales, I’m a full-time wife and mom, and sometimes I just want some me time,” she says. “I’ve never been one to pamper myself on my down time, but I like to create and do something. I enjoy sitting down each week and coming up with fun content to showcase what I see in the world around me.”
As for her favorite post, Buchanan says that her favorites are the weekly outfit posts. As a collaboration with her husband, who serves as the behind-the-scenes guy for her outfit photography. But of that category, Buchanan says, her favorite post was on wearing black for summer. “We had a kidless afternoon and were able to have a bit of fun shooting the look, making jokes, and we laughed almost the entire time,” she adds. “It’s not always so serious on the blog!”
Buchanan says that 2017 is going to be a very different year for “Hello There, Lady!” After recently giving birth to her second child, a girl named Quinn, Buchanan says that she will certainly be taking time away from the blog to adapt to her newest addition and change in family life.
“With that being said, I think it will bring a different touch of ‘mom life’ to the blog, while still allowing me to bring the same fashion, beauty, and lifestyle posts that I’ve always created.”
Additionally, Buchanan says that she will be exploring different collaboration ideas while also taking the opportunity to partner with other brands that will bring different products to the blog. Buchanan says you’ll want to stay tuned for more information.