RETROSPEC COMMUNITY SERIES: SHELBY REVIS
Blogger, digital marketer, and photographer Shelby Revis is deeply rooted in the Central Florida sun, theme parks, design, and style. A quick glance at her blog or Instagram brings an instant smile to your face. Her bright, rosy colored photos are perfect "pick-me-ups." Read about how she got into fashion and blogging, her love for Disney, and closing out her days longboarding on palm tree-lined streets in Central Florida.
R: Describe yourself, who you are, and what you do
SR: I’m Shelby, a lifestyle blogger and social media influencer based in Orlando, Florida. I was born and raised here, and wouldn’t have it any other way! I’d describe myself as ambitious, witty and creative - I’m a driven individual who likes to do things differently. And, have a little fun, too. :)
R: Your aesthetic makes us feel like we're living in a rosy Disney movie! Where do you draw your inspiration from with your style, blog, and Instagram?
SR: Aw, well thanks! It’s taken me years (read: 10 years exactly), to develop. I’ve been all over the map with my style, but over the years, I’ve allowed myself to grow and am drawn to things that are in line with what I’m feeling at the moment. I draw inspiration from anywhere - movies, perfume ads, Pinterest, my adventures - but the one thing that’s remained the same is that I’m true to my Central Florida background.
R: How did you first get interested in fashion?
SR: I wore school uniforms growing up, and being a creative little butterfly, I felt hindered in what I could do with them. I found a website called Polyvore (which just recently shut down, RIP), and from there, I found my creative outlet and would spend hours creating digital outfits. Shortly after joining that site, I started my own blog using my digital camera and self-timer to capture my outfits on the weekends, since no one else was seeing them. From there, I started connecting with people who shared my love for fashion and art, and the rest is history…
R: Where are your favorite places to longboard to or around in your city?
SR: Truthfully, I’m not the best at it, so I like to goof-off with my boyfriend Jesse around town. We have this gorgeous palm tree-lined sidewalk stretch that I love to longboard on in the evenings since it’s way too hot during the day!
R: We'd argue that the best memories are made while adventuring outside. Is there a certain outdoor experience that stands out as the greatest memory to you?
SR: Does Disney World count? :) But honestly, growing up in Florida, I always loved being on the water. My family would take a trip to The Keys every year, and I think those were my favorite memories of being out on the boat, snorkeling, seeing all the fish and turtles, and just spending time with my family. It’s hard to beat!
R: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
SR: Orlando. :) I love it here, not only for the theme parks but my family is all here, too. And, there’s just so much to do. I get so spoiled here because we have access to almost anything! I could do without the humidity, though.
R: How do you take your coffee?
SR: With lots of vanilla creamer! I’m a sucker for a classic vanilla latte. I also love Lineage’s white cold brew… and so do a lot of other people, because it’s prone to selling out.
R: What are 5 things you can’t live without right now?
SR: 1. Coffee
2. My iPhone (long overdue for an upgrade!)
3. My camera - it goes everywhere with me!
4. Spotify - either listening to Lana or Drake, depends on my mood.
5. My Disney Annual Pass (and a pair of Minnie ears)
Follow Shelby on Instagram for more rosy Disney shots and her Orlando adventures.
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