October 26, 2012

Answers Part One

Here ya go folks. More answers to follow sooooon.

When did you first discover your passion for sewing/refashioning and how did you go about developing that talent? Who taught you how to sew?

//I started thrifting when I was 13. But a lot of that thrifting was to fit in to what everyone else was wearing. During high school I think I really started developing my love for refashioning and finding things that were different and unique. For my 19th birthday my parents bought me a sewing machine and I just started sewing. I taught myself how to sew by trial and error. Trial and error is seriously how it all started. I like to believe that mistakes can turn into the greatest understanding.

What's your favorite dessert?
//Hands down grasshopper pie. Most delicious thing to ever happen to this sweet planet.

What’s you favorite memory with your hubs?
//This is a tough one! Seriously so many. But probably the night we kissed for the first time. We were at a park looking at the stars and it just kind of happened. Everything just got better from there.

What’s your favorite movie?
//Probably the Wizard of Oz. Or Hairspray. Or White Christmas.

What’s your favorite way to spend a lazy Saturday?
//Watch Parks and Rec with Rob. And shnuggle! I love me some shnuggle time.

What are your biggest inspiration/driving force when developing personal style?
//The most important thing to me is to wear what I want and to not care what anyone thinks of that. I think sometimes as humans we are so influenced by others and what THEY think. If I like something, I rock it and don’t care if it’s not “fashionable” or “in.” I am the creator of my style. I believe that style is an expression of who you are. If you like something, you should wear it and feel great! Being you is the greatest gift. 

Do you have plans for expanding your blog? I just started my own and while I love it just for the sake of writing and recording my life - I can't help but thinking of sponsors, giveaways, and more than 30 views a day. Are you content with what you've got or do you have big dreams for this place? (Just FYI, I totally respect either answer to that question.)
//I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve never been a person to count numbers. I’ve had this blog for two years and I have 500 followers. I know a lot of blogs that have 2,000+ after two years. But from the beginning I decided that this blog was for ME. It was a place that I could express myself and show the world my favorite thing—thrifted fashion. I wanted to show that style can be obtained by spending less. I sometimes wish that maybe my blog would be more popular and that I could do giveaways and have sponsors. And maybe that day will come. I’d like it for sure, but it’s okay if it doesn’t. I definitely have big dreams for this little blog of mine, it’s just a matter of time I suppose.

How tall are you and what sizes do you normally wear? That sounds weird, but I usually like to know when I am looking at clothing blogs because it helps me see if we could wear similar things.
//I used to be a size 2 until birth control. Now I’m a 4 or 5. I’ve come to terms with it. And I’m 5 foot 2 inches.

What are your favorite face-washing products? Your skin always looks so clear!
//First of all, thank you! My favorite face-wash is velocity. It’s a mary-kay product. I used to have really bad acne in middle school and used proactiv but it made my skin really irritated. My mom had me try velocity and it was a miracle worker! I really haven’t had any problems since. If you have sensitive skin I highly recommend it!

What item of clothing would you want to own if you could own anything?
//I’m a firm believer in that I can thrift anything. So if there is something I’m dying to have, I keep searching for it in thrift stores until I find it. I’m a cheapo :)

What sort of camera do you have?
//I think all fashion bloggers would laugh at the camera I have. It’s just a cheap Kodak. I got it as a high school graduation gift from my grandparents. It’s falling apart but again, guys, I’m so cheap that I won’t buy another one till I have a million dollars. 


  1. Your answers were so cute! It was fun getting to know you. (:

  2. "being you is the greatest gift"
    Best part of this post! I'm trying to work on wearing whatever the heck I want without caring what others think. Doesn't help when I get comments from people giggling and saying "nice socks". But I just say "THANKS AREN'T THEY AWESOME" and move on with my day lool.


  3. I love getting to know you a little more! And my husband and I are big lovers of Parks and Rec too! Best show ever!

  4. I love your philosophy on personal style. If you don't worry about trends, and instead consider what you like then you won't have to get a whole new wardrobe each season (as if that's possible) cause you'll love your stuff. Also, I'm with you on thrifting, you can find anything out there as good as what's in the stores and usually more original anyway.

  5. Love your movie choices. Hairspray is brilliant! And I love your answer to when talking about your blog and your dreams for it's future. It's definitely not all about the numbers, and just knowing to love what you write about :)
    xo TJ

  6. I have never had grasshopper pie...but now I think I need to change that!