Happy Friday EVERYONE! There is nothing better than leaving work on a Friday during the summer time and heading on over to happy hour. Oh wait. I work til 9. I don’t get a happy hour….but that’s ok, because I get a HAPPY WEEKEND! (fist pump in the air) Here we are though…and before we hit the road for a wild weekend of mayhem or if you prefer, relaxation..I have been tagged and nominated by my blogging buddy, Nicole from Relatable Red to answer 11 questions about myself.
I have made so many great friends in this community. So many inspiring women make up this amazing network where they are constantly motivating and building each other up. The beauty of it is that the women I have met don’t compete against each other, but instead work together to help achieve our goals.
First things first, Nicole is such a breath of fresh air. Her youthful exuberance constantly reenergizes our group. She reminds me a bit of myself when I was in college, because she is such a happy spirit and constantly willing to help others. I consider Sara from Indie Foxx as not only my friend but my blogging mentor. Aside from being a mega babe, her beauty also lies within. She is incredibly insightful and has not only helped me to become a better blogger, but also a leader in this community as well. Juliet from Juliet’s Joie de Vivre is my soul sista from the West Coast. She is the human version of a ray of sunshine. I doubt this girl even knows how to make a frown. She is such a beautiful soul and has some hard work cut out for her, when she takes on the task of Operation: Convince my hubby to move to Cali is into full effect next month. Victoria from Glamour Grace Faith and I talk like we have known each other for years. She is driven, sassy and loyal. Her sense of humor is constantly making me laugh and I love her fierce dedication to achieve her dreams. These ladies are just a few of the incredible women I have met on this journey!
THE 11 QUESTIONS GAME
Here is how this game works! I was nominated by Nicole to answer 11 random questions that others may not know about myself. Let’s face it…there is A LOT more to me than just my style preferences, so this should be fun for all! I then propose 11 new questions and nominate 11 other blogging babes to answer. So let’s have a ball and get on with it!!
Question 1. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure food?
If we are just strictly talking about food, than I would say guacamole. I never ate guac until I move to NYC and it was a life changing experience to say the least! Anyone that knows me really well though, knows that I keep a stash of skittles at almost all times! Taste the rainbow!
QUESTION 2: Where do you get inspiration from for your blog and Instagram?
Well I think any one could say that inspiration lies within. Style and fashion are my passions. I don’t get to have any creative input on my day job, so this outlet allows me to do so. My own style is a mix of a modern boho with some ’70s inspiration mixed in. I consider Stevie Nicks to be my ultimate style icon and Nicole Richie as my favorite modern day fashionista, so I think I look to them for a dose of style inspo every now and then.
Question 3: What goals (personally or blog related) do you have for the rest of 2017?
I am constantly trying to get a wider reach on Instagram which is our main social platform. However, lately it has been harder and harder to do with the new algorithm in place. I am not the most patient person, so that in itself can be a struggle, but like everyone says…in time, all things will come.
Question 4: What is one song that you know every single word to?
Conga by Gloria Estefan…She was my idol growing up. I used to dance when I was little and ended up choreographing my own talent show routine when I was in 4th grade. Ruffles and all, I gave the performance of a 10 year’s old lifetime and delivered a ton of sass!
I could also say here that I know all the lyrics to my own songs. I have been writing and playing guitar since I was 15.
Question 5: What/where is something that makes you happiest?
Being anywhere away from the city with my hubby. We love to travel, barely get to do it due to work and just enjoy an adventure. I have been wanting to go to California for as long as I can remember. I was supposed to move to San Diego post college, but plans changed and I came here instead. I think my soul cries for the West Coast. I hope we love as much as I think I will.
Question 6: What is your favorite accessory/makeup product?
My favorite accessory always used to be earrings, but now I would have to say sunnies. I think they add such a statement to any outfit, while also adding a touch of mystery! 😉 As for makeup, hands down, I am going to say my Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil. I do not go anywhere without my brows filled in. Without it, my eyebrows are practically translucent. Using an eyebrow pencil can transform your face. Today…having thicker, bolder brows is a beauty trait that so many of us are trying to achieve. If you want to rock a thick, bold brow like some of my main #girlcrushes can ( think Lily Collins, Julianne Hough and Cara Delevigne …I am telling you that it is possible with this pencil. I love the bold contrast between my blonde streaks and dark brows. It’s one of my signature looks.
Question 7: How did you start blogging, and has your main focus changed direction?
I started my blog on Thanksgiving day in 2013. I started blogging after years of being the style guru for friends and family. Throughout the years, my focus has changed a bit. I love red carpet fashion and used to have a section on that, but I didn’t think that it really represented my own sense of style and decided to focus on my style aesthetic which is more modern bohemian.
Question 8: Favorite Sappy Rom-Com ?
Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore. That came out when I was in high school and I can still memorize the lines. I am much more of a historical romance drama type of gal though. My all time favorites are Price and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley), Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, Victoria and of course Downton Abbey. I met half the cast. It was the best day ever (second to my wedding day of course!)
Question 9: What are your tips for managing your life and your blog?
Oh wow. Geez. I am still trying to figure this out! Anyone got pointers for me?!?!?!
Question 10: Top 3 Places on Your Travel Bucket List?
1.California (We are going in August! I could add Seattle and Vancouver to this list too!)
2. Europe ( Italy, England, Greece)
3. Bora Bora
Question 11: What mantra do you live by?
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Victoria from Glamour Grace Faith
Juliet from Juliet’s Joie de Vivre
Sara from Indie Foxx
Brielle from The Gilded Bellini
Natalia from Naturrly Stylish
Martha from Martha and Lyuda
Marieta from OOTD in Style
Martha from Salt and Co.
Brittany from Kingdom of Sequins
Becca from BloggerNotBillionaire
Sue from The Sue Style File
1. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
2. Who is your favorite female role-model and why?
3. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
4. What was your favorite childhood toy?
5. If you were in a talent show, what your talent be?
6. What is your signature style?
7. What established character would you want to play in a tv show or movie and why?
8. What is your favorite place to shop?
9. If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
10. What is your greatest achievement to date?
11. You just won the lottery, what next?