An Interview with Bridget of Deer Circus
I'm Bridget from the Deer Circus, a blog about a girl & boy with a shared love of fort building, fonduing, thrifting, conventionally unattractive canines, dressing to the nines, and photographing every little thing. On the Deer Circus, you can expect to see lots of little posts about our new life in Denver, and our favorite things like late night diner dates, love notes, optimism, sweet thrifted finds, and everything in between.
What do you do when you're not blogging? What is your job?
Bridget: You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who loves his or her job like I do! I'm a photographer, and nothing gets my heart going like photographing two people in love with each other. It's a vocation that's wild, and exciting, and beautiful -- but more than anything it's humbling.
How did you come up with your blog name?
Bridget: I've always felt an indelible connection to deer. There are dozens of stories, but I've always identified with their gentleness. The blog centers around my husband & i day to day, and we're both soft, light-treading souls, but together, our life becomes its own cheery, adventurous circus of sorts.
Who or what has been your greatest fashion influence?
Bridget: I find inspiration in every nook & cranny: Anthro catalogs, vintage family photos, old hollywood, the 60s, architecture, a color, a mood, other bloggers...in the end, I think my taste is dictated by curiosity, of wondering what it would be like to feel like _____ (fill in the blank) today.
Where are you from and what are your top three favorite places to shop in your city?
Bridget: I'm a recent transplant from Seattle to Denver! The Arc on Colfax is a beloved thrifting venue of mine, though Anthropologie, in any city is always a fave haunt. But I still feel I'm in Seattle enough to say its Cap Hill shopping district is a colorful place to lose yourself for a couple of hours.
3 fun facts about you:
Bridget: 1. I can read & write in Latin. 2. I've lived all over the country, but will always consider D.C. home. (And maybe Seattle a little bit too.) 3. My husband, Robbie, and & I fell in love at the ripe age of 17.
Biggest style splurge and/or deal:
Bridget: My best steal to go down for the ages was a camel Diane Von Furstenberg tuxedo jacket, brand new with the tags & just my size for $10 at Goodwill. My biggest splurges are on Anthropologie & Free People duds that are full price but too dreamy to let slip into the recesses of "could haves."
What types of items do you like to save $ on and what do you splurge on?
Bridget: I'm still fresh outta undergrad, so I scour thrift shops for one-of-a-kind blouses, and Mad Men-inspired frocks and things. I allow myself to splurge on impeccably tailored coats and dresses from places like Anthropologie -- things I feel uniquely me in, and items I'll always turn to in a bind.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Bridget: The bonafide crayon box of brightly hued MAC and NARS lipsticks I've acquired. Also, top knots on lazy days, iced white mocha americanos, and thrifting kitschy things like old books, mismatched dishes, and animal figurines. And staying in with milkshakes & Mad Men.
Do you have any comfort foods and what memories do you have associated with them?
Bridget: Milkshakes. My mom always took me for them after doctor visits, and Robbie & I grab 'em as pick-me-ups and for mini celebrations like job offers, finishing finals, booking big shoots...but really, who am I kidding? Mostly we get 'em whenever we feel like having a good, slow best friends chat.
What's your latest obsession?
Bridget: My sequin heart shoe clips by ban.do, mid-calf skirts, Saint Germain lipstick by MAC, high-low hems, maxi dresses for every occasion, big sun hats, aspiring to be a Geronimo Balloon trooper, daydreams of Nikon's new D800, and anything written by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Your favorite place you have traveled to? Why?
Bridget: I haven't had much opportunity to travel, but Robbie and I have intense wanderlust & daydream about someday spending each Christmas in a different spot: Paris, Greece, Prague, Rome, Munich, you name it. When I was a kid, I loved to travel up & down the East Coast, from D.C. to Boston & NYC.
What's the oldest thing you're wearing today? Is there a story behind it?
Bridget: An every-hue, floral, mid-calf skirt with a built-in lace slip. It's sort of this very Bavarian, Oktoberfest-looking skirt, that, instead of the traditional greens and browns and whites, is purple & floral patterned. I thrifted it from the Arc's Halloween section, but wear it whenever I please!
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