{Trendy Talks} Natalie from The PDX Prepster

I actually have not been reading Natalie's blog for too long... I found it back in December. But I immediately knew it was one I would be adding to my favorite's list in Bloglovin! I look forward to reading every post she publishes, and I am sure a lot of you will love her blog too!


1. When did you begin The PDX Prepster? 
The PDX Prepster sort of came to be when I needed a creative outlet at the beginning of my freshman year in college, the logo and blog followed this need and the rest is recent history. I receive a lot of questions as to what PDX means, PDX is a nickname for Portland, Oregon (where I live).
Its literally the acronym for our airport. When I was in high school the PDX airport carpet received a lot of attention (look up #pdxcarpet) and people started using the term “PDX” when referring to Portland. I liked the ring of it and used it in my blog title. I have always joked that the city of Portland is way too cool for me, so I’m probably super lame for using the term PDX.

2. What is your favorite post you have written? 
My semi-weekly “On My List” posts are some of my favorites! I make lists for just about everything. My apartment seriously looks like a post it note war zone! So I love having a roundup list on my blog every so often of random things that are on my list for that week. 

3. Do you have any tips for a new blogger? 
New Blogger? Yikes, I still consider myself new! The best tips I can give anyone wanting to start a blog are to be consistent, use original content and photos, and post about what you honestly love (even if you think no one will read it). Your blog should make YOU happy, other people liking it is icing on the cake. 

4. What is one goal you have for your blog in 2015?
 To connect more! One of the best parts of blogging is meeting other people with a similar interest in fashion. I attended one media conference this year and have a few scheduled for 2015! I’m so looking forward to it! I also love whenever someone is headed to Portland and reaches out to meet up! I seriously love meeting people face to face, you will rarely find me saying no to a coffee date.

5. How would you describe your style?
 Colorful, Classic and Ever Changing. I tend to put myself in the preppy category due to my overwhelming love for monograms and classic brands. But every once in awhile I will find something completely random that I love and have no idea why. 

6. What is your favorite brand?
My favorite brand has to be Tory Burch. I’m in love with Torys' entrepreneurial story and how she devotes a ton of time to supporting other female entrepreneurs! Its something to admire, not to mention everything is so adorable and well made! 

7. What is your favorite perfume?
I switch out a lot! I'm going to NYC soon so I’ve switched to Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb! Its a tradition that started when I was little, someone handed me a paper fan of that fragrance at Saks 5th Avenue and I carried it around the whole rest of the trip! The scent always reminds me of the city and I always wear it when I’m there. 

8. Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?
 I have a ton of favorites! (see here: http://goo.gl/kDJBJR)
If I absolutely had to choose my current favorite would be: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started

9. If you could travel to anywhere during 2015, where would it be?
The south! I have done my fair share of west coast, east coast, and international travel so I’m absolutely desperate to go down south! I have this overwhelming feeling that I will fall in love and never want to leave. 

Thanks so much to Natalie for doing this interview! I loved learning more about her and I hope you did too!

xo, Scarlett


  1. Love the interview! I do many interviews with other bloggers and you both are on my list! Happy 2015!