1. How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

I started my blog in February 2012 after years of mulling over the idea. Right after I graduated from Michigan State University, I spent the summer backpacking through Europe and wore the same 2 outfits in rotation for over 3 months – a total exaggeration but at least you get the point. I’m definitely not into the minimalist lifestyle. When I started my adult life, I decided that I needed a new hobby and from that point forward this blog was born. It’s a small piece of the internet that I can call my own.


2. What is the meaning behind “Caravan of Style”?

I grew up in a family that traveled frequently, mostly to Europe to meet up with family. I spent most of my life growing up traveling throughout Europe and North America, so let’s just say that my packing game is on point.  My travels have made me the person I am today and have influenced me and my style. I’m always changing and traveling through each place I visit to each season that passes by – a style evolution of sorts.


3. What camera do you use and who takes your photos?

I currently use a Canon Rebel T3i, it’s an older model that I’ve had for quite some time but I still love the way that it functions and don’t see any reason at the moment to change that. I typically shoot with a Canon 50mm STM lens. Over the past year, my friend Cassie has been taking my photos but it always credit my photographer at the end of my posts.


4. What do you use to edit your photos?

I’m currently using Lightroom and Photoshop to edit my photos for my blog posts.


5. What do you do for a living?

I’ve been working in Human Resources for the past 6 years. In my current role, I work as a HR Generalist & Recruiter in Chicago. I’ve had experience working at large corporations and Chicago based start ups. Have any career specific questions you would like to ask me? Shoot me an email at: monica@caravanofstyle.com


6. How Polish are you?

Since I moved to Chicago 4 years ago, it’s surprising how often I get asked this question. I’m 100% Polish, both my parents were born and raised in Poland and Polish is the first language I learned to speak as a child. I’ve spent numerous summers in Poland during my childhood/teen years.