30 things you don’t know about me

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This Friday I want to do something a little different.  Even though I’m wearing this AMAZING crocheted fringe dress and would love to chat about it, I think I would rather get a little personal.  Since many of you visiting are new to AiW I want to share with you 30 things you may not know about me.  So scroll on down to read about what I did before I blogged, the crazy reason I have a scar on my bum, and what I’m self conscious about…

summer crocheted fringe dress

crocheted dress, cut outs

fringe crocheted dress

gucci bag, crocheted fringe dress

  1.  I’m not a natural blond.  (I have dark brown hair.)
  2.  I used to hate fruit but now I like berries and sometimes mango… but only with sticky rice.
  3. I met my husband at a tacky sweater party (we were set up without knowing it) and I ended up meeting his entire family on our second date.
  4. I’m an only child.
  5. While I’m very outgoing I don’t mind being alone.
  6. I have an art/graphic design degree.  I miss creating art but never had confidence in my work.
  7. I have two scars — one on my forehead from chicken pox and another on my bum from the doctor cutting me because my mom had to have a C-section.  You can see it when I wear a swimsuit.
  8. I don’t like showing my face on the blog.  I’m very self-conscious/shy about it.
  9. I taught myself how to draw in perspective at a very young age.
  10. I played high school tennis and still love playing.
  11. I can do the choreography to Janet Jackson’s “If.”  (Although I might be a little rusty.)
  12. My grandma lives next door and it rocks.
  13. I’m eternally messy.  I blame it on being a creative person.
  14. I’m a night owl.  Most the time I don’t go to bed before 2am.  (It’s 1:18am as I write this.)
  15. No matter how early I go to bed I will NEVER be a morning person.  EVER!
  16. I love music.  Everything from NIN to Nina Simone.  Music has always been my inspiration.
  17. I started sketching my own clothing designs in middle school.
  18. I’m the fastest walker you’ll ever meet.
  19. My father lived in Africa for most of my life.
  20. I’m have the worst allergies to my state.  I’ve had three doctors tell me I should move.
  21. My husband and I are huge foodies.  There’s nothing we love more than going out for dinner.
  22. I love going to concerts.  So far these are the ones I can remember… Boyz to Men & Brandy (my first concert), Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band (at least 4 times), Pearl Jam, The National, Clap your hands and say yeah, Lady Gaga, My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Roger Waters, Radiohead, NIN, Beck, Blues Traveler, Phish, DJ AM (RIP), Tool, Ben Harper, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Yeah yeah yeahs, Third Eye Blind, and a bunch more that I can’t think of right now.  Oh and I was SUPPOSED to go to Kygo this past Sunday but that didn’t happen.  (If you saw my Insta Stories you know what happened!)
  23. I’m obsessed with Dita von Teese and actually got to meet her one time in Vegas.  She took my camera and photographed her cleavage.  (I didn’t ask her to but, hey whatever!)
  24. I worked in the oil and gas business for 10 years before blogging full time.  (Along with working at clothing boutiques and social media.)
  25. I say, “seriously” way too much.  Seriously I do.
  26. I have really thin hair and have worn extensions forever.
  27. I tend to watch these movies over and over again — Casino, Amélie, Annie Hall, Amadeus, The Big Lebowski, The Graduate, Goodfellas, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bridesmaids, Marie Antoinette, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  28. While I work I listen to either CNN or Bravo.  (Life is about balance… and I LOVE the Real Housewives.) 
  29. My husband and I share the photography you see and I do the editing.  Actually he taught himself how to use the camera to help me with my blog.  (Thanks, babe!)
  30. My favorite part of blogging is meeting people, talking fashion, and editing photos late at night in the dark while listening to music.