Feature Friday | Obsessed By Portia

As it is the first day of the New Year, it seems fitting that we feature a well-balanced, Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger, Portia Smith!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Born and raised in the PNW, I’m a lover of fresh air, undeniable sunsets, and a good cup of coffee.  Inspired by the unique Seattle vibe, I created Obsessed by Portia, a lifestyle blog which is geared towards the fit-minded babe who adores fashion.

I am also a Social Media Manager for a footwear brand and momma to the sweetest little girls, Adalyn and Mila…my ‘day jobs,’ if you will.


Your blog is all about finding & celebrating your super-woman” self. What advice do you give to others who want to find that well-balanced, super-woman” in themselves? 

Sometimes in order to feel balanced, you need to feel challenged.  Breathe in something new, something terrifying, something inspiring.

Describe your style in three words. 

Casual, Sporty, Feminine.


What is your favorite way to sweat?

Daily.  But in all honestly, I’ve featured a variety of fitness studios and styles on Obsessed by Portia, and have fallen in love with all of them.  My top picks for a good sweat sesh are spinning, hot yoga and running (which I always prefer to do with friends).

How has living in the Pacific Northwest influenced your lifestyle?

Growing up in one of the most beautiful, nature-driven regions, an eco-conscious mindset is deep-rooted.  If you live here (or have the opportunity to visit), you get it.  There’s something magical about being along the Pacific coast, next to the snow-capped cascades.  Perfect for weekend adventures…

Obsessed by Portia

I’m Currently…


I’m in the car quite a bit, so audiobooks are my go-to.  My recent faves are Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling, Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, and #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.


I’m addicted to Netflix right now (I mean who isn’t?).  Besides the obvious choice of “Orange is the New Black” I also have a mad crush on the show, “Jane The Virgin.”  In regular TV life, I love “The Mindy Project”, “SNL”, and pretty much every comedy spot on ABC/NBC.

Listening to…

First and foremost, 90’s R&B is and will always be my jam.  But I love everything on Top 40 right now, especially Adele, The Weekend & Ellie Goulding.  I also adore a little bit of country – Luke Brian, Carrie Underwood & Zac Brown Band.

Thinking about…

Blogging goals for 2016.  Organization, Growth and Networking are key.  Oh and to keep having fun.  Always have fun.


It doesn’t get much better than Winter style – boots, beanies and plaid.

I’m obsessed with the Unionbay Tahoe Plaid Krissy Shirt Jacket & Clara Solid Jegging paired with the Studded Fringe Crossbody Purse.


I’m a pescatarian, so whether a kale quinoa salad or cilantro fish tacos are on the menu, most likely I found the recipe on Pinterest.


Kombucha is everything.  The health benefits will blow your bind.  My fave brand is KeVita.

Inspired by…

Instagram.  With every beautiful photo, the heart and soul behind the camera is what inspires me.  We’re all here for the same reason – to share – crave – and learn from one another.  Every photo urges me to be more thoughtful in what I post, and grow in my own creativity.

Obsessed by Portia & UNIONBAY

Thanks Portia! Make sure you follow her on FacebookTwitter & Instagram!

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