The Man Behind Stripes & Sequins

I have been SO excited to launch this series, and I can’t think of a better guy (and blogger!) to kick it off. Today marks the start of The Man Behind the Blog, a semi-monthly series which will interview some of the most important people behind blogs — the significant others who put up with constant Instagramming, tweeting, and chatter about all things blog related. What’s it like to date a blogger when you’re NOT a blogger? What are the perks, and what are the challenges?

I decided to start this series after discovering that my own struggles insofar as integrating the blog world with my relationship were certainly not unique. That in fact, lots of bloggers go through the same ups and downs, and hilarious moments, too.

So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce today’s man behind the blog — it’s none other than Stefan, aka the other half of Grace from Stripes and Sequins! I feel lucky to say that I’ve been able to meet BOTH of these crazy kids in person, and not only are they freaking adorable together, but they’re the perfect couple to help me launch this series. If you’re not already following S&S (um, where have you been?), stalking Grace and Stefan’s adventures is a great place to start. But for now, take it away, Stefan!

{Image Credits: Ramps, Boxes, NFL, Grace’s Instagram}


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  1. 8.8.12
    Lara said:

    WOW victoria – what a fun and fabulous idea for a series!! I LOVE IT. Waiting just a minute or two for snapping photos isnt too bad.. I’ve made yt wait a good ten :)

  2. 8.8.12

    This is hilarious and a great idea! I really enjoyed reading it.

  3. 8.8.12

    THIS IS SUCH A FUN SERIES! I smiled the entire way through. I dn’t have a boyfriend/husband or anything and I’m afraid a blog gets too personal sometimes as well, I can learn from these responses for a future sig other and “read him in” accordingly. I love how I just made that sound as if we’re all part of the CIA haha. Well done, Victoria.

  4. 8.8.12
    rita said:

    this is awesome! i’ve always wondered what other blogger’s SOs had to say… and if they would all get along and be able to share stories if they were put in the same room for some reason. too funny, and also so sweet… thanks for creating this series!

  5. 8.8.12

    ha – love this!!

  6. 8.8.12

    Haha what a fun series. I’ll let you know when I find someone for you to interview :)

  7. 8.8.12

    Genius idea my friend!

  8. 8.8.12
    sarah said:

    This series is SUCH a good idea. It’s always interesting to see someone’s perspective who may not be totally onboard with, or understand, the whole blogging thing. I can’t imagine what that would be like ;)

  9. 8.8.12
    Becca said:

    Love it! So fun hearing Stefan’s perspective.

  10. 8.8.12

    This is great Victoria!! I am loving this series and can’t wait to read what all our significant others have to say! XoXo!

  11. 8.8.12
    caitlin said:

    This is such a cute idea – love it!!

  12. 8.8.12
    Christin said:

    this is the best thing that happened to me all day.

  13. 8.8.12

    Haha, loved reading this. Ramps are the trendiest. Honored to kick things off with you, Victoria! xo

  14. 8.8.12
    Hitha said:

    This. Is. Awesome. I defintely forwarded the link to my husband.

    My friend Derek suffers from blogging boyfriend syndrome. His girlfriend’s blog is called The Hsu Closet (pronounced “shoe”, her last name), and he’s always joking that he’s going to start a blog called Djeu Boy (pronounced “jew”, his last name. I’m going to have to share this with him as well!

  15. 8.8.12

    I would seriously love to hear Justins answers on this! such an awesome series!

  16. 8.8.12

    amazing series – i can’t wait to see more of these, and to show them to my boyfriend because i feel like he would appreciate them!

  17. 8.8.12
    Louisa said:

    Victoria I love this new series! I laughed so hard at the food instagram part because it’s so true. Can’t wait to see the next post!


  18. 8.8.12
    Jess said:

    So cute!! Love this series! :)

  19. 8.8.12
    Grace said:

    What a clever idea! I love the man’s perspective on blogging and trend following! Will they ever truly understand? I can’t wait for more of this series!

  20. 8.8.12

    I couldn’t stop laughing :)

  21. 8.8.12
    alyson said:

    This is SO fun! My husband can totally relate to all of it and sounds like he is as patient and proud as Stefan. LOVE this series, V, and adore you started with Grace’s bf.

  22. 8.8.12
    Allison said:

    What a great idea! Love it!

  23. 8.8.12
    Sarah said:

    I love this! Reminds me A LOT of my relationship. My poor boyfriend has to take pictures of my outfits every week, etc. He’s a good sport though :)

    Also – I’m a big Stripes & Sequens fan! I had the pleasure of working remotely with Grace because of her position at BaubleBar and I’ve become an avid S&S reader since!

  24. 8.8.12
    Erica said:

    I lovelovelove this idea! How fun! And what a great couple to start it off with :)

  25. 8.8.12

    great idea victoria! love it!! so fun.

    cindy at

  26. 8.8.12
    Melanie said:

    Love this idea! Brilliant!

  27. 8.8.12
    diana said:

    love love LOVE LOVE this idea. so fun and adorable and just plain great. obsessed! if i wasn’t already a follower i would follow your blog for these posts alone.

  28. 8.8.12
    taylor said:

    Ok victoria – this is seriously genius. You are so crazy smart for thinking of this – hilarious and insanely interesting at the same time!!! love it!

  29. 8.8.12
    viv said:

    This is seriously SO brilliant!! I love this!

  30. 8.8.12

    This is so cute and such a great idea. Love getting a view of what it’s like from the other side!

  31. 8.8.12

    I am so excited for this new series! So fun, and interesting to get a guy’s perspective on blogging! Loved this interview! xx

    Kate {Modette}

  32. 8.8.12
    Sandra said:

    I loved this interview! I never thought about what our significant others, friends, roommies, etc. thought about our crazy blogger antics. They really do put up with a lot don’ they :P

    Looking forward to reading more about the people behind the blogger.

  33. 8.8.12
    Clara said:

    This is BRILLIANT. I may have to email you with a submission- see if I can convince my guy!

  34. 8.8.12

    I do not think I could be more obsessed with this series, seriously! He was so funny and soo true! If only I had a man for you to interview…life haha

  35. 8.8.12
    ashley said:

    obsessed with this series!! best one ever!

  36. 8.8.12

    What a great idea for a series! I can only imagine the things that my husband might say. I still don’t think he grasps the concept of a DIY blog. Or DIYing at all, really.

  37. 8.8.12
    alexa said:

    Hahahaha. I think this pretty much sums up my husband too. The instagramming, the chunky jewelry, the perfect photos. Oh Lord what our men have to put up with.

  38. 8.8.12
    Christine said:

    LOOOVE this. And I love that Stefan was first, he’s such a great cheerleader for Grace and I love seeing that : )

    If you ever need new subjects, I will commission Jon!! haha!

  39. 8.8.12
    Jessica said:

    yay such a great post! I am definitely going to have to show this to my boyfriend… he will get such a kick out of this! While he totally embraces my blogging, he also jokes with me about many of the things Stefan pointed out above… having to wait to eat… so much mail for me! Great series lady!

  40. 8.9.12
    ashley said:

    what a great series!! love it!

  41. 8.9.12

    Oh my gosh! This is seriously amazing! So glad they were willing to kick off the series!

  42. 8.10.12

    Great series, fun to know what Stefan really thinks of bloggers – such a cute couple ;)

  43. 8.10.12

    This is seriously a genius idea! Love the kickoff post! Too funny!

  44. 8.10.12
    Natalie said:

    I’m already obsessed with this series and can’t wait for the next post! This sounds exactly like my fiance. Totally enjoyed this!

  45. 8.11.12

    my bf and i read this together, and he was nodding the whole time – he says this stuff to me ALL the time! cute idea, v! x

  46. 8.12.12
    Lindsey said:

    Fantastic series! A really great idea, can’t wait to read more.

  47. 8.12.12
    nuha said:

    Aghhh love this!! And how sweet of him to be so supportive of her! ( I feel like I need to re-write that sentence after his grammar comment. ) I always worry that my husband gets annoyed of my blogging banter, so I think this is a great series! I may even ask him to sign up for this!

  48. 8.13.12
    Abby said:

    This is an amazing new series. I love it already (might be because it features one of my favourite blogs). I hope there are more men out there to participate. Well done!!!

  49. 8.16.12
    Jordan said:

    Ah, I love this series idea! I’ve always wondered about the boys behind blogs, especially seeing as so many bloggers just happen to have a husband/boyfriend that takes fabulous outfit pictures! Can’t wait for more of them!

  50. 8.16.12

    Great series! I laughed through his responses. I realized, however, how lucky my husband is because: 1. I am a sports fanatic and 2. I will actually watch (most) sci-fi and “manly” shows with him. :)

  51. 8.16.12
    kiley said:

    i am cracking up at this – this is too much fun! what a novel idea for a series – it’s like our friends/bf’s/etc should have a ‘i’m with a blogger’ support group! :)

  52. 8.19.12
    Corleen said:

    Great post! Fun topic and well written. I sent it over to my husband who is learning the joys of living with a new blogger :)

  53. 8.26.12
    Juley said:

    This is such an amazing series! My boyfriend and I just had the biggest laugh reading this together. Can’t wait for more and would love to hear what my guy would say!


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