About Jenn // Seattle Fashion, Beauty, & Lifestyle Blogger

Hi, I’m Jenn! I’m a designer by day, and at night, I’m a blogger here at Hello Rigby where I indulge in my true passions: fashion, beauty, and everything in between. I love to write about what I’ve been wearing, the namesake of this blog, my four-year-old Shiba Inu, Rigby, what’s new in my makeup collection, and all the other beautiful things in life.

So who is Jenn anyways?

Jenn Haskins: Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion, Beauty, & Lifestyle Blogger
Photo by Michelle Moore
I’m a 28-year-old Seattle native. I’m a Designer at a mobile app startup by day, and I like to blog in my off hours. 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 awhile!) I’m also a bit crazy about my dog, Rigby, my four-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:

…Well, tell us more about Rigby!

GlassesShop Novia Glasses Review & Turtleneck Outfit / hellorigby seattle fashion and lifestyle blog Rigby is a year-and-a-half four-year-old Shiba Inu. (My little boy is growing up!) 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 here.

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 don’t either. ;)

Wait, why did you name your dog Rigby? Like… Rugby?

rigby the shiba inu 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!)

Wait, so you have a dog, and you have a blog… who takes your photos?

Jenn & Dave // Hello Rigby Blog Couple
Oh yeah. The other man in my life is Dave. He’s a web developer by day. I con him into taking most of my outfit photos (he’s NOT a photographer and hates it, but we do alright), but I take all the photos I am not in! He also played code monkey when I redid my blog in January of 2016. Whoop whoop! I’m an easy customer most of the time, as I have a few coding shenanigans up my sleeve too! ;)

This is the end, my friend.

Hopefully, that answers any questions you had about me. If you want to know anything else, leave me a comment below or shoot me a message anytime.

50 thoughts on “About Jenn // Seattle Fashion, Beauty, & Lifestyle Blogger

  1. Renae of Simple Sequins

    Well, Jenn I was finally deeply wondering where your blog name came from and now I know! I know I small town in Idaho named Rigby so I was wondering if you were from Rigby or loved Rigby Idaho or something along those lines. But yes, Elenore Rigby makes perfect sense. I too have lived in Seattle area. I lived in 5 towns in 4 years (during my marriage to the dude that is my daughter’s dad) We lived in Snohomish, then Monroe, then Everett, then Mukilteo and then Lynnwood. and pardon but I don’t know the term “ux” designer. teach me or I guess I could google it. ♥, Renae

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    1. Jenn @ hello, rigby! Post author

      oh that’s funny! i’m glad i could clear things up for you! :) i grew up in mukilteo, what a small world! my mom also had a quilt shop in snohomish for many years, so i’m familiar with that area too! :) “ux” stands for user experience, and i design interactions and experiences for mobile apps and websites! i’ll update that to make it more clear… sometimes us “techies” forget that not everyone lives in our world, haha.

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  2. Miriam

    Hi, so nice to meet you! Your intro reeled me in right away: dogs, fashion, books and saracasm? We are practically blogging soul mates! Thanks for finding me so I could find you.
    I’m excited to get to know you, Rigby and your blog better!
    xo Miriam
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  3. Caitlyn

    I love that your pup is named Rigby too! We had to go with the full name because explaining that she was a girl got tiring but it’s nice to see that great minds do think a like even if they’re on opposite sides of the country (Do ppl sometimes call her “Rigsby?” That’s been another headache on our end ha haha). Well in any case, great blog, great dog, and looking to some great posts in the near future. Take it easy!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, so Rigby is a boy, hence why he’s not named Eleanor! My second choice was Ringo, but I felt like Rigby just fit him better. He gets mistaken for a female in real life all the time… so funny! Yes, we get Rigsby all the time. We also get Rugby a lot. Oh well, I like the name and that’s all that matters right? Thanks for stopping by and saying hi, Caitlyn! So happy to e-meet you! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      OMG yes I’ve had a few family members share it with me on Facebook because it reminds them of him too! Totally cute! Thanks for sharing, Laura! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thanks Gina! I love Seattle. I visited Spokane fairly often when I was in college (went to WSU) and miss visiting the Davenport for their Champagne Brunch! So indulgent :D

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  4. Shayne

    I don’t know how I could have even handled meeting Sarah Jessica Parker! I probably would have just stared at her for a little bit and screamed, “OH MY GOD. YOU’RE REAL!” Anyways! I’m so glad I found myself here! I found your blog on Twitter through a Retweet which had one of your posts linked. You seem like so much fun! And, you live in Seattle which is my second home. I’ll be visiting my best friend there in a couple of weeks. So excited!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Bahaha! I definitely was a little star struck, but she is very kind in person. Aw, happy you’re able to visit your friend, I love Seattle! I’ll definitely be checking out your blog as well and thanks for saying hi! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thank you! His breed is not for the faint of heart. If you’re actually interested in the breed I’d recommend meeting a Shiba and reading a lot! ;)

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        1. Jenn Post author

          That’s a good point, I know there are European breeders, not sure about Germany specifically though. Regardless, dogs are a lot of fun and I highly recommend one that will fit your lifestyle! :)

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  5. Somer

    Hi Jenn!

    I’m Somer and I wanted to let you know how much I love your blog! I live on the east coast and going to Seattle is definitely on my bucket list. It seems like such a cool place with an incredible vibe.

    I’m a dog mom, too! It is such an honor, isn’t it? :)

    I just wanted to say hello and invite you to visit my newly launched blog. It would mean so much to me if you would stop by!

    http://www.strolldownsomerdelane.weebly.com

    Blessings to you and Rigby
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Hi Somer! Nice to e-meet you! Thanks so much for the compliments, and yes, you must visit Seattle. It’s a great place to live in my humble opinion. ;)

      I’ll definitely stop by – I love meeting fellow dog mamas! :)

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  6. Beth

    Love your blog and your adorable dog!!

    My husband and I are visiting Seattle this weekend for a really quick weekend trip and I was wondering if you had any suggestions on must-see places or must-try restaurants. We’re staying downtown and will most likely be walking everywhere or taking public transportation. Thanks in advance! :)

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  7. Susanna Schweikert

    Rigby is adorable. I understand your love of your dog! I have a 15 year old Shiba Inu named Tabitha!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thanks! And senior Shibas are the best! I hope Rigby lives a very long life like Tabitha. Thanks for stopping by Susanna!

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  8. Julie

    Hi! We’ve somehow found each other and I’m finally browsing your blog with more time on my hands and I love it! And I love Shiba inus, they’re so cute!!! I think the name is pretty fantastic as well! Can’t wait to read more!

    And hope you’re having fab time in Europe, love it there! Lived there for many a years!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thanks Asa! Glad you enjoyed it, and it does sound like we have a lot in common! Hopefully your husband will come around, but I must admit, Dave still rolls his eyes whenever I ask almost 2 years later. ;) Let me know if you ever want to connect for coffee or HH since we’re both in the Seattle area!

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  9. Heather

    I’m so happy to have found your blog! My husband and I live in Nashville, but have always been interested in Seattle and possibly living there so your blog pulled me right in! I’ll definitely be following along! Maybe one day we’ll make it up there and we can be blogger/dog mom buddies! :)

    Heather
    http://www.littlecitychic.com
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Hi Heather! I’m so sorry I missed responding to your comment! That would be awesome – definitely keep in touch, if you ever visit or move here let me know! I’d love to get coffee and chat about blogging and our pups. :)

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  11. Fauzan

    Hey, just got an email from about.me this morning (Indonesia, south-east Asia) .. Love this site, wonderful and awesome!!!

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  12. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I am no longer getting your emails. I have tried several times over several weeks to subscribe again hoping that I would start receiving them again. Every time I try this is what is stated:
    The email address has opted out of subscription emails.
    This confuses me because I haven’t changed anything and I am still getting emails from other WordPress blogs and can successfully subscribe to other WordPress blogs.
    I would love any help/input if you can offer any. Thanks so much.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Hi Christy! So sorry about that. I have no idea what might be causing that, as I have you listed as actively receiving emails. (It omits those who have not confirmed their subscription or those who have unsubscribed.) It may be because the plugin I use was out of date, and I’ve just updated so fingers crossed they will start coming again!

      Either way, I’m hoping to tackle creating a newsletter soon which will be a bit different (but hopefully more interesting!) ;)

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