Hey, y’all! My name is Hilary Rose Elrod and welcome to By, Hilary Rose. I’m a Southern girl, born in Georgia and raised all through the South. I ended up in Austin, TX where I went to the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘Em!) studying Anthropology and Art History. My love for the arts led me to a museum job for three years, but I needed a creative outlet for my love of fashion, so I started By, Hilary Rose on January 1, 2015. After a lot of thought, praying, and support from my loved ones, I decided to go all-in and make blogging my full-time gig in May of 2017.
Now, after 8 years in Austin, I’ve decided to take another leap and move to Charleston, South Carolina! I’ve always had a deep connection to my Southern roots, and the Holy City totally stole my heart, so I decided to make it my new home.
What you’ll find on my blog is a mixture of style, travel, beauty, and what I’m most passionate about, etiquette. Being from the South means I was brought up to always dress appropriately and behave in a ladylike manner, and I’m excited to share tips that have been passed down to me since I was a child.
My favorite color is light blue, my celeb crush is Zac Efron, my spirit animal is a chocolate lab, my dream vacation spot is the French Riviera, and I’m told my doppelgänger is Kate Beckinsale (a girl can dream).
Thanks for stopping by!
“You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” -Dolly Parton