Hi, I’m Jenn! I’m a designer by trade and for many years, my blog was my semi-secret side hustle. I started writing here at Hello Rigby back in 2013 before Instagram was a big deal, and way before TikTok even existed!
Hello Rigby has been my special place to indulge in fashion, beauty, and everything in between that I didn’t get from my 9-5 in the tech industry. I love to share style advice, our mid-century home, and more about Rigby, my eight-year-old Shiba Inu.
So who is Jenn anyways?
I’m a 30-something Seattle native. I formerly was a designer at a mobile tech startup, and I transitioned to a full-time freelance lifestyle back in 2018. I now work on my blog full time and maintain several freelance consulting and design clients. (Curious about working with me? Schedule a consult with me!)
I like to think I dress fairly well most days (come on, I’m in Seattle. You know I’ve got to wear some ugly stuff every once in a while!) I’m also a bit crazy about my dog, Rigby, my eight-year-old Shiba Inu. Other things I like? Food, especially anything involving chocolate or cheese, shopping, reading, and playing with makeup. I post about all of these topics here too!
If you’re new here, try checking out some of my most popular posts:
- 10 You Should Probably Know About Shiba Inus
- The Best of Cuyana: 10 Things I Own and LOVE
- How to Wear Statement Earrings
- How to Fix Cold Weather Skin Problems
- I’m Not Fat, I’m Not Skinny, and I’m Okay With That
- What to Buy at Sprouts Farmers Market
- How to Save Money by Renting Your Wardrobe
- The 5 Best Things About Owning a Shiba Inu
- How to Rock a Body Con Dress, Even If You Don’t Have Abs of Steel
…Well, tell us more about Rigby!
Rigby is an eight-year-old Shiba Inu. He also has a silly little underbite, which meant he was rejected from having a future as a show dog. Their loss, my gain. ;) If you’re new to Shibas, no they are not foxes, coyotes, or wolves. Shibas are a quirky little Japanese dog breed. When he was tiny, and I took him everywhere, I got a bit sick of “OMG IS THAT A FOX DOG?!” No. He is not a fox, I promise. If you want to read more about Rigby, I highly recommend checking out all of the posts I’ve written about him.
Where did the name of your blog come from?
I couldn’t think of a blog name for the longest time. I’d been wanting to start a blog, but the one thing that I couldn’t figure out was a name… so I never did. Then one day at work, “Hello Rigby” just came to me. I knew I wanted to blog about my dog and fashion, and I wanted a unique name. So here we are. If you don’t like it, that’s cool. Sometimes I think it’s a little silly, too.
Wait, why did you name your dog Rigby? Like… Rugby?
No. Not like rugby. I named Rigby after The Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. Obviously, Eleanor wouldn’t work, and I liked how Rigby sounded. Runners up were Ringo (for the Beatles drummer/singer/songwriter Ringo Starr) and Roux (for the base to one of my favorite foods, Mac & Cheese). If he had been a girl, I was totally going to name him Veruca Salt. Yeah, I’m a freak. (And bonus points if you know where that name is from, too!)
Wait, so you have a dog, and you have a blog… who takes your photos?
Oh yeah. The other man in my life is Dave. He’s a web developer by day. I con him into taking many of my outfit photos. Even years later, he swears up and down that he’s NOT a photographer and claims that he hates it, but we make it work. Additionally, I take many of my own photos with a tripod, like the one above!
In 2019, Dave pulled off the biggest surprise of my life and proposed to me while I was at Disneyland with my good friend, Holly. You can read about the entire proposal, including him surprising me with my dream vintage ring that I thought was gone forever! We had planned to get married in 2020, but then um, a pandemic happened. So, we’re putting a small ceremony on hold until it’s safe for all of our loved ones to attend in person.
This is the end, my friend.
I’d love to hear from you!