I’ve been following Erin of Currently Coveting since I got a bloglovin’ feed and could actually keep any sort of track of who I was actually following. Since I consider myself a partial Jersey girl after attending Rider, I think it’s great that not only is she a Jersey to DC transplant, but that she loves it here! Like LBC1, she’s “mainly fashion, food, and beauty focused” but occasionally goes “off the grid like all the time so don’t get too used to any one thing.” Although I love her style, TBH, she’s really my WCW because of this amazing post she did on authenticity a few weeks back. LBC1 is still less than a year old, and I hope I never lose my real voice. One of my friends actually said she likes to read my posts because they sound exactly like I talk. Well, yea. Why wouldn’t they? This is my blog for meeee and if people like it- awesome! I may change and evolve over time, but losing myself completely would be totally against the point of having my blog in the first place. This is my favorite part of what she said, but I suggest bloggers and non-bloggers alike read the whole thing:
I have started to notice this “peony-macaron-bright-gold-sparkly-BRANDING-BRANDING-BRANDING-LOOK AT ME I’M A BRAND!” wash over everything and while some of that was once was fresh and beautiful to me and I get why it is sometimes necessary, it basically induces an internal cringe. Maybe I follow too many blogs, boutiques, and websites now for my own good and I am simply inundating myself, I don’t know, I just keep waiting to feel something from them again aside from that knee-jerk eye roll.
Sigh. I think I just said the thing you’re not supposed to say as a blogger.
For the record- daffodils & daisys > peonies any day. And can I say she chose on of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite authors? Can we be friends? I think we should be friends.
10 songs for your perfect sound track? This one is so hard because I love so many different kinds of music, currently some of my favorites are:
1. Sam Smith – I’m Not the Only One
2. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
3. Sheppard – Geronimo
4. Lennon & Maisy – That’s What’s Up
5. Van Morrison – Sweet Thing
6. Little Comets – A Little Opus
7. The Eagles – Tequila Sunrise
8. The Avett Brothers – Live and Die
9. Sublime – Santeria
10. Gavin DeGraw – Best I Ever Had
9 words to describe you?
Daughter, sister, girlfriend, feminine, empathetic, crazy, artsy, loving, colorful.
8 reasons you love life?
The people I love
7 essential items in your closet?
metallic pointy toe flats
brown knee boots
large black work bag
warm wool coat
6 non-electronic things you can’t live without?
Oribe dry spray
my Kate Spade planner.
5 people who have impacted your life?
My friends (all collectively 🙂
4 places you’d like to visit?
Pig Island (in the Bahamas)
The Greek Islands
3 unpopular opinions that you have?
You don’t need to follow the traditional path (work, marriage, children) to lead a fulfilling life
You don’t need to wait until after dinner for dessert
You can never be wearing too much mascara
2 things that scare you?
Any horror film ever made. I get nightmares!
1 One Quote to Live By:
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” -Roald Dhal