Spend 2 minutes scrolling through Sophie Loghman's instagram account, and your frown will literally turn upside down. It's super colorful and fun and inspiring; it makes you feel good about life and it makes you really want to get outside and take pictures of yourself standing in front of colorful murals. After stalking her for months, I got up the courage to ask her to join the Girl Gang and share a bit about herself with us. She very graciously obliged and managed to squeeze in time for us between her full-time marketing job and running her uber-popular-popular insta. After getting to know her a bit more through our interview, I learned that she's been with the same guy since she was 16, she LOVES her job, nothing cheers her up like her dog. Keep reading to learn more about Sophie's secret sauce for success.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I honestly find a lot of my inspo from Instagram and Pinterest. Both platforms have allowed me to conceptualize photoshoots and gain a greater sense of wanderlust. I have a folder on my phone that I’m constantly adding Instagram screenshots to titled “Places to Visit.” So, whenever I decide to plan a vacay, I just visit the folder when building my trip’s itinerary.
What’s your special sauce? That little trick you do before walking out the door to perk you up and make you feel your most you?
I pet my dog. As corny as that sounds, he is totally the one thing that makes me get up and smile each and every morning. I have a golden retriever and he is just the cutest boy ever.
Who are your mentors? Who do you look up to?
That’s a tough one. I don’t really think I have a mentor. I always go with my gut and try not to align myself with someone else’s accomplishments. I’m lucky that my boo and Instagram husband, Michael (who I’ve been dating since I was 16) is always supporting me, challenging me and driving me towards my dreams. So I don’t like comparing myself to other people/mentors.
What makes you happy no matter what? Like if you’re having one of those no good rotten days where everything is terrible, what’s the thing that pulls you off the ledge?
Crafting and conceptualizing. I love finding DIY crafts and as much as I hate to say this, my basement has become a hoarder’s paradise for random craft projects. Whenever I’m down, I go to Hobby Lobby and pick out a project to do. Even if it’s just spray-painting a chair, it’ll always lift me up and change my mood from not-so-happy to happy!
Where do you shop for closet staples?
I’m mildly obsessed with Revolve Clothing and Ebay. I’m always thrift shopping as well to find me some special pieces for my closet.
What’s your formula for a killer outfit?
Tulle + sequins = magic! I’m a rainbow-loving pastel princess who owns about 15 tulle skirts and even more sequin tops. But on a typical day, you can find me in high-waisted denim jeans, a fun crop top and some boots.
Social media. Who do you love/stalk?
Eee! So many social media girl crushes. I’m always stalking on @aww.sam, @studiodiy, @elsielarson and all of the @shopbando gals. I’m constantly looking at their feeds for inspiration. All of them have signature styles – but with clean, colorful and completely unique photography. I appreciate all of their vibrant aesthetics so much!!
Social media hacks. Hit us. What’s your go-to trick?
Color Story and Afterlight are definitely my go-to apps. Elsie from A Beautiful mess created Color Story and it is ahhh-mazing!!
What’s something you struggle with in your career?
I’m one of those people who is absolutely in love with my job. I work as the Marketing Manager for the W Hotel in Buckhead and I honestly enjoy going into work every single day. No amount of money (or salary) can change that, so I’m very content with where I am professionally right now. But, I have been presented with a lot of opportunities to work solely as a social media manager and that’s definitely a struggle for me. I really do love social media and am so thankful for all of the opportunities and connections I’ve made from it. And I know I am good at it, too – but I don’t want it to be my job every day. Social media is a hobby for me; And although it’s part of my job duties at the W, it’s not my only duty.
Tell us about a time when you hit a breaking point, a fork in the road? Have you ever wanted to quit and run away to Bali?
FOR SURE! Haven’t we all?
What is something you’d say you are always fighting against? For example, many people fall prey to comparing themselves to others, which makes them feel bad about themselves. What’s the thing you have to pep-talk yourself about?
Ohhh this is a great question. I’d have to say judging other girls. I’m all about girl power and female empowerment, but I’m not going to lie – sometimes I catch myself talking sh*t about another girl and then I end up realizing that the only reason I’m talking poorly about this person is merely because of jealously. I’m learning to understand this process in my brain and re-wire it…because hello? GIRL POWER all the way! I think we grow up in a society where it’s totally normal to put other females down, but it’s something I’m really trying to work on. Plus, I am totally a really bad whisperer and it’s definitely gotten me in trouble a few times in my past.
What is the skill you picked up as a kid/teen that you still rely on today (i.e. teaching yourself html/powerpoint/etc., getting what you want from mom and dad, making a great sandwich)?
My mom has always taught me to be my own woman and to never depend on a man. It’s funny because that sounds like she is probably a single, divorcee – but my parents have been happily married for over 30 years. I’m proud that I will always want to make my own money and I love treating my boyfriend to fancy meals with the money I’ve made. In fact, I just asked him if we could go to Miami – solely on my tab. #girlboss
What are you most proud of in your life? Can be career or non-career related.
I’m most proud of my relationship with my boyfriend. You don’t find many 26-year olds who have just hit their 10 year anniversary with their manfriends. It’s a little crazy to still have a crush on the boy I liked when I was a senseless 16-year-old, but I still do! I love that we’ve grown together through one of the most important phases of our lives. We went to college together, so we were able to build a strong, solid foundation for our relationship. And then individually, we’ve both lived in different parts of the country, but that foundation allowed us to make it through all the struggles that comes with long distance relationships. Plus, I’ve honestly enjoyed watching him talk about becoming a lawyer to him becoming a lawyer and passing the bar exam this year (yay!). And he’s supported me with my moves to New York and Los Angeles – all with a big smile on his face. We’ve grown individually (both professionally and emotionally) and I’m very proud that we’ve been able to mature as individuals and as a strong couple as well.
What is your Two Eggs?
What is the one thing you throw on when you head out the door that gives you that warm glow from deep in the tummy that says, “I know I look good”?
LIPSTICK! I am obsessed with lipstick. I have a million shades of pinks and purples and blues that I swoon over every morning. Limecrime has been one of my favorite brands for lipsticks recently – they have so many ahhhhmazing colors. You guys should check them out asap. When I throw on some lipstick, I’m ready to conquer my day each and every morning.