Hi! My name is Dawn. I am a sassy lifestyle influencer with a love for fashion & stylish cars. My motto is...that your automobile is your most fashionable and expensive accessory. What do you think? Let's discuss. Ask Me Anything! #AMA!

Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
Oct 19, 2017

I am the owner/editor of Simply Sassy Style. I am a Fashion & Car Enthusiast/Lifestyle Blogger. I received my Bachelors Degree (Business Administration) in 2006, and worked for Hewlett Packard for several years.

While traveling for the company to South America and Europe, my love and passion for fashion heightened. When I returned home, I knew that I wanted to tap into that love, so in 2012, I created the blog Simply Sassy Style. I created this blog as a way of expressing myself and to connect with other media influencers around the world. Originally SSStyle started as a fashion blog and over time it has morphed into a platform where I share stories about my lifestyle in addition to the two things I love most, fashion and automobiles, as in my opinion they go hand in hand. 

You can find me @ any of the Social Media links Listed below...

Blog: Simply Sassy Style





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If you also Vlog, are you physically involved or do you just narrate?

Oct 20, 8:24AM EDT1

Do you use Wordpress for you blog?

Oct 19, 3:12PM EDT1

Yes I do. However, for the first 4 years or so I used Blogger. I wish I would have started with Wordpress. It is so much better in my opinion. 

Oct 19, 3:15PM EDT0

I listed my site here so you can take a look at when you have a moment. www.simplysassystyle.com

Oct 19, 3:20PM EDT0

Why don’t we use GIFS anymore? Is that a thing of angsty teens and Tumblr?

Oct 19, 2:14PM EDT1

My blogging buddies and I use Gifs all the time. LOL! They are fun. Especially on FB and Twitter. 

Oct 19, 3:19PM EDT0

Could you share some stories or blog posts that were particularly popular with your readers?

Oct 19, 1:58PM EDT1

What topics seem to get the most engagement?

Oct 19, 1:53PM EDT1

Hi. The topics on my platform that gets the most engagement is auto/beauty 

Oct 19, 3:04PM EDT0

Doesn’t blogging exhaust you sometimes?

Oct 19, 1:42PM EDT1

YessssTotally! But it's like with any job. I am passionate about it so I keep pushing forward. 

Oct 19, 3:25PM EDT0

Do you also Vlog?

Oct 19, 5:47AM EDT1

I have actually just started doing video. I know, I know...It took me awhile. LOL! Check out a few of my adventures below.  They are not of a full day...but it's a start. :) 



Oct 19, 3:24PM EDT0

Why Cars?

Oct 19, 5:07AM EDT1

Because I am obessed!!! LOL! It started when I was a little girl. I am not really into the specs. I like them for their beauty and their speed. 

Oct 19, 3:06PM EDT0

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Oct 18, 9:02PM EDT1

That's a good question. Still blogging, still obsessing over fab vehicles, but traveling the world while doing those things. 

Oct 19, 3:40PM EDT0

How long have you been blogging?

Oct 18, 8:49PM EDT1

Hi Lynette! I have been blogging for almost 6 years. Although I am not sure if I can include two of those years. One year I only posted 16 times and they were affirmations. 

Oct 19, 3:08PM EDT0

How many hours a day on average are you online blogging?

Oct 18, 8:44PM EDT1

To be honest 10 or more. I am always checking social media, watching youtube to get ideas or writing. So I am online a lot!

Oct 19, 3:08PM EDT0

What would be your dream job?

Oct 18, 8:13PM EDT1

I am actually doing it. I love blogging. Although I would like to take it further. Maybe even write a few books. I am just letting God lead me.

Oct 19, 3:09PM EDT0

What is hard for you when you first started blogging?

Oct 18, 8:02PM EDT1

Well I can't say it was hard. I will say it was more scary. I had just moved to South Florida from up north so the only person I knew was my mom at the time. So I was starting over in everyway. 

Oct 19, 3:11PM EDT0

Describe how you first got into blogging?

Oct 18, 7:28PM EDT1

I had just moved from up North to South Florida and everything was so different. It was somewhat of a shock to me. I didn't know anyone but my mom and I needed a way to express myself. After much thought I decided blogging was the way for me to do that. 

Oct 19, 3:42PM EDT0

Which platform do you use for blogging? (Wordpress, Wix, Blogger, etc)

Oct 18, 5:08PM EDT1

I use Wordpress. However, for the first 4 years or so I used Blogger. I wish I would have started with Wordpress. It is so much better in my opinion.

I listed it below for you to check out when you have a moment. www.simplysassystyle.com

Oct 19, 3:18PM EDT0

What do you think is the best car to own?

Oct 18, 3:06PM EDT1

I think only the person who is on the market for a vehicle can answer that. I say that because a car is so personal. What I want in a car someone else might not want. Me personally, I always look at the exterior...love a gorg and car, has to be fuel efficent, AMAZING sound system, large and cozy cabin, good warranty, longevity. I also like a little speed. 

Oct 19, 4:22PM EDT0

Among your works, which one is your favorite & could you share it with us?

Oct 18, 2:43PM EDT1
Oct 19, 3:58PM EDT0

How did you get from being an aspiring fasion blogger to actually doing it full time, for a living?

Oct 18, 11:04AM EDT1

To be honest a lot of hard work, late hours and lack of sleep. LOL! 

Oct 19, 4:02PM EDT0

In the field, what are your preferred settings & why?

Oct 18, 10:36AM EDT1

My fave places are on the streets of Miami or a beautiful location with just the vehicle that I am testing, me and my camera/tripod (or other necessary eqipment that I need at the time)

Oct 19, 4:11PM EDT0

How do you envision your blog five years down the line?

Oct 18, 10:22AM EDT1

I envision my blog as more of an auto/travel blog. I would love to travel the world and write about my experiences. 

Oct 19, 3:29PM EDT0
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