Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight goes to Bola Sol from London ! ( Hello to the UK ! ) . Bola is a blogger who loves to talk fashion , finance , and feminism. In this mini interview we talk about her take on feminism issues , ways to keep your finances together , style and more !
I also have a personal finance blog where I make it easier for young women to understand their money matters.
Q: What do you love about fashion ?:
Bola : The variety it brings. It’s an expression without speaking .
Q: Where are your favorite places to shop ?:
Bola : ASOS, topshop, Zara
Q: Talk to us more about your blog . What inspired you to start it ?
Bola: I used to model but I wanted a voice too . I share my thoughts on there about feminism and finance. I like to get people thinking. I’m a thought provoking person so I like to make people answer questions they may have never thought to explore.
Q: Since you started your blog , What made you want to have a voice ?
Bola : The Sol Lifestyle blog is a mix of my current thoughts and awareness of issues that I know many may go through. I just want to be truthful about the things we go through as teens and twenty somethings. We’re all trying to figure it out and I hope in some way I can provide some light to our paths.
Bola : An issue I talk about a lot is how often we are praised for our beauty rather than our minds. Although we are beautiful creatures I think our minds should be credited just as much.
Q: what are some good ways people can keep their finances together. ?
Bola : 1. If you ever get into debt, get out of it quickly. Don’t become comfortable with being a borrower.
2. Get in the habit of saving! Tell people you trust what you’re saving for so you become accountable.
3. Budget, even when your budget goes wrong and you fall off track with your money start again with what you have. Everyone slips with their budget from time to time, just don’t be afraid to get back up.
Q: You said that you use to model , what made you stop ?
Bola : I really just fell out of love with it. So many restrictions and rules. I also feel like it’s very hard to have a voice in the industry, you’re just a face. I have too much to contribute to this world to be all face and no voice.
Q: How would you describe your style ?:
Bola : Unbalanced
Q: What are some of your favorite spring trends ?
Bola: Off shoulder trend!
Q: What big things do you have planned for 2016 and where do you see yourself in 5 years ?
Bola: I love this question, it allows me to dream! *ponders* I see myself teaching financial literacy to many. I see myself teaching people HOW to make money. I imagine myself being self employed and loving every minute of it. I want to be to the go to person , [people] think of when they think of money and also working with more brands.