Dress: vintage/ shortened by me
Necklace: old-gift from mom
Purse: gift from R's mom
Belt: Forever 21I really wish you guys COULD join me. I have met so many beautiful, kind, and inspiring ladies from having this blog this past year. I cannot tell you how awesome it is to get emails throughout the day telling me that someone has left me yet another nice comment. It really helps boost you up even on the bad days. On that note, I am going to answer a few questions that the lovely Shanti of Casual Glamour tagged me in.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I honestly did not even know this type of blog (being fashion, lifestyle, and photography-centric) existed until about a year and a half ago. I stumbled upon a few favorites such as Delightfully Tacky, Steffy's Pros and Cons, and A Beautiful Mess, which were all beautiful and brimming with creativity, and I was instantly hooked. Around that same time, I also had just started my own vintage shop on etsy, and saw that some of these ladies, like Steffy from Steffy's Pros and Cons, were using blogging as not only a creative outlet to showcase their style and photography, but also as a promotional tool for there own shops. I was inspired by the idea that you can have a blog about style and fashion that is also sustainable and affordable by showcasing outfits that centered mainly around vintage and thrifted items. And voila, here I am!
Describe a fun weekend for you.
A fun weekend for me would be the trifecta of adventurous, productive, and relaxing in equal parts. Living in Boulder, Colorado gives me great access to the mountains and other beautiful areas outdoors. I love to go on mini weekend adventures such as a mountain drive exploring with R that ends at a brewery for lunch. I also really like working on my shop during the weekend, as I do not have much time to do so while working full time during the week, which is where the productive part comes in. Lastly, especially on Sunday evenings, I like to just relax and have no plans! Some yummy food and vegging with R is the perfect end to a weekend in my book.
What are other hobbies/ interests you have?
I love this one and wish all my blogger friends would answer it, as it so often happens that we get in the habit of only discussing certain limited aspects of our daily lives on our blogs. So here are some little things about me that you may not have known! I play the keyboard and piano, and have since I was 6. I played tennis all growing up and in high school, and still love to play with my family (who also all play) when I see them. I love cats especially, but all animals really. I did foster care for our local animal shelter for about 7 years and cannot wait until I am older and have my own place so I can do it again! I had a jewelry shop on etsy before I had my vintage shop, and still love making things when I feel inspired. I love food. I have been a vegetarian for 10 years, but could never be a vegan because I love cheese too much. I usually like eating pretty healthy during the week, but I absolutely love taking a night to get a huge burrito or pizza, staying in by myself, and watching the trashiest of television shows on my laptop. Lastly, I must mention the obvious ones: I really love photography, thrifting, and writing this blog! I am thinking about starting another blog about inspiring houses and places that I see so I have a place to focus on photography besides outfit photos. Would you guys read a blog about the photography of pretty houses? I don't know if its too small of a niche to be interesting or not, but I sure do have a lot of ideas buzzing around in my head!
Okay, I think I am going to leave it at that for now! I would love to hear about some of your hobbies or little facts I may not know about you in the comments! Also, I should mention, these photos are actually from our first night in Cozumel before going out to dinner. A tropical thunderstorm was about to roll in, as you can probably tell by the ominous sky and me trying to keep my dress in place in the wind! The dress is vintage and used to be ankle length but I gave it a little makeover and loved the results! It will soon be up in the shop. I am off on spur of the moment road trip to camp at the Great Sand Dunes National park for the long weekend, and cannot wait to share my adventures with you upon my return. Thanks for reading and hope you guys have an amazing weekend!