Paige Minear: Stylist, Brand Influencer, Lover of Life
Darlings, grab a mug of your favorite beverage, put on your pearls, and get ready to be inspired by the fabulous Paige Minear of The Pink Clutch Blog!
Stylist, Brand Influencer, Lover of Life
[My blog] started out as an exercise in redefining my role as a mother and woman and grew to be a daily commitment for me and for the blog. As my following grew so did the companies that came to me for help. It has been an exciting few years.
Paige and I met at The Southern C Summit in 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. I was immediately drawn to her bold and bright colors, her passion for being happy, and her palpable acceptance for who God made her to be. (So refreshing when you cross paths with people like that, isn't it?!) I completely adore her, and now it's your turn to fall a little more in love.
Paige is the author and preppy creator behind the design blog The Pink Clutch. Paige is known for her home full of color, Palm Beach style and antique treasures. Blogging since 2007, she uses her love for all things design related and her fashion background to channel her love for styling into daily posts. She strives to bring her readers colorful posts and inspiration. She is a lover of a strong latte, champagne cocktails, a stack of magazines, crisp button downs, popped collars, a sweet treat and a house full of fresh flowers and monogrammed linens. She can be seen most days in a gingham button down, pearls galore sporting leopard flats and ready for adventure.
Paige lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three kids.
Rachel Camfield: What brings you to this part of your path on your journey?
Paige Minear: My love for entertaining and my desire to share the things that inspire me with others. I have been writing the blog for almost ten years and in that time a lot has changed. When I first started writing I had three small children and the stresses and challenges of raising a family with a husband who traveled can be seen. Not my favorite entries but you can't grow and mature if you don’t let yourself. Since the kids are ten years older a lot has changed. They need me less as they spend their time with school and friends. You become a event planner and social chairman as you help them navigate life and friends. As my role in their lives changed it has occurred to me that my life needed to change. I found a lot of inspiration reading blogs and searching Pinterest and Instagram and I began to share what inspired me with others. It started out as an exercise in redefining my role as a mother and woman and grew to be a daily commitment for me and for the blog. As my following grew so did the companies that came to me for help. It has been an exciting few years.
RC: What excites you most about your life/work/legacy?
PM: I would like to be remembered for living life to the fullest with many adventures with my family and closest friends. This was the journey for my grandmother as she had many adventures including her weekly Wednesday trip to Disney World. I absolutely love to entertain. I don’t care if it is one person or twelve, the details are so much fun for me to plan. As I mentioned before, my desire is to inspire others in many different ways. I share what inspires me so that I may inspire others to do the same.
Life isn’t easy but it is easy to choose joy if it becomes a focus for you. There is joy in everything, even the bad days and most definitely in the storms.
I think a lot about the word legacy and my desire is to leave this world having lived a good life and raised three kind hearted, hard working children who desire a deep relationship with God.
RC: What do you yearn to deliver in your professional experience?
PM: Daily inspiration to live a joyful, purpose filled life.
RC: What's one of your most memorable moments on your journey?
PM: One of my favorite moments in this journey was an interview I did with Hanover Avenue. It was one of the first times anyone had asked me how the blog began and what that journey looked like. I had to think for a moment as I shared our journey of special education and why I made the decision to begin writing ten years ago. It was good to be able to look back at all I have done and written about and how it has all changed and grown. As I look at my life now I realize I have shared a lot and I don’t regret any of it. Some of it was raw and is hard to read again but it was our life and I don’t ever want to be anything but authentic. To this day I share the hard times, as they are very much a part of my life. I may share an inspirational quote or that I chose Chick-Fil-A for breakfast to avoid the mess at the house but it is all 100% real life in my world.
RC: What does a lovely Saturday look like for you?
PM: A lazy morning over coffee with my husband, and then brunch he lovingly makes every week, and then an afternoon of strolling through an antique store or a fun adventure with the family. My favorite way to end the day is gathered around my kitchen table, all giggling and sharing our day. If you can add in alfresco dining and a long evening playing games and laughing with my babies, it was the perfect Saturday to me.
RC: If we played the last song you were listening to, what would it be?
PM: I listen to music all the time, it lifts my soul. My playlist right now is one my middle child made for me and it’s a really good one. The last three songs I listened to …
George Michael Freedom ‘90 (click here to listen)
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody (click here to listen)
Toto Africa (click here to listen)
RC: Your favorite quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I’m possible."
- AUDREY HEPBURN
RC: Where can we find you?
PM: You can find me on my blog five days a week … The PInk Clutch or on Instagram pretty much all the time.