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    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 is the founder of Hello There, Lady!, a life and style blog in Cincinnati.
    Jamie Buchanan is the founder of Hello There, Lady!, a life and style blog in Cincinnati.

    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.

    Buchanan shares life and style tips to readers as she navigates the life of a full-time, working mother.
    Buchanan shares style tips – from fashion to beauty – as she navigates the life of a full-time, working mother.

    “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.

    Buchanan also shares food recipes and meals on her blog, Hello There, Lady!
    Buchanan also shares food recipes and meals on her blog, Hello There, Lady!

    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's favorite posts on Hello There, Lady! are outfit posts.
    Buchanan’s favorite posts on Hello There, Lady! are outfit posts.

    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.

    To learn more about “Hello There, Lady!” visit www.hellotherelady.com. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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    Bringing together fashion and feminism is the idea behind Laura Wize’s blog, Oh Wize One. Learn more about this life and style blog that’s on a mission.

    Laura Wize, Founder of the blog Oh Wize One
    Laura Wize, Founder of the blog Oh Wize One

    Cincy Chic: What is Oh Wize One?
    Laura Wize, Founder of Oh Wize One: Oh Wize One is a life and style blog.

    Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch the blog?
    Wize: My love of writing and style inspired Oh Wize One. I wanted style to feel achievable and accessible, style isn’t a privilege, it’s a choice. Women and their style are so multidimensional I wanted to shed light on how intelligence and fashion go hand in hand. I am a poet, a spoken word artist and my last name is actually Wize so my friends from time to time would call me “The Wize One” so when it was time to name my blog it seemed fitting.

    Cincy Chic: Is there anyone who helps you with the posts?
    Wize: I am a one woman shop right now. I do call in favors from my friends to proofread my work before I publish a post, it’s always nice to have second set of eyes. Blogging is very time consuming, it takes a lot to make the finished product look effortless. I create the content, I style the looks and I run my social media. The only thing I can’t take credit for is photographing my style looks, my daughter is my photographer.

    Cincy Chic: When did you launch Oh Wize One?
    Wize: I launched in March 2015.

    Cincy Chic: What types of topics do you cover on the blog?
    Wize: I cover fashion, DIY projects and I also talk about issues affecting women. I like to think that my blog is the place where fashion and feminism have fun. What you wear and how you think about yourself as a woman go hand in hand. Style is so undeniable because when you look good you feel good and when you feel good you want to look good. I also have a secret agenda to change the perception that the Midwest isn’t fashionable.

    Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy most about running Oh Wize One?
    Wize: The conversations that I get to have with women. I love that I get to interact online with women from all over the world. It’s really rewarding when someone tells me that they were inspired to take a risk because of something I suggested and that can be anything from adding leopard print to your wardrobe or breaking up your boyfriend.

    Cincy Chic: What’s been your favorite post thus far on the blog?
    Wize: I wrote a post on “How A Crop Top Ruined My Relationship” that is my favorite post. I felt like I really encompassed how style affects your everyday life. Sometimes just having the confidence to get dressed is the first step to moving in the right direction.

    Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Oh Wize One?
    Wize: I really want to expand the conversation on style and collaborate with other stylish ladies in Cincinnati.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
    Wize: Readers can learn more at www.ohwizeone.com or by following Oh Wize One on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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