Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tag! I'm it!

Candi over at Candace Rose tagged me to share a bit more about myself. (And if you haven't yet checked out her blog, what are you waiting for?)

What is your current obsession?
Sending traditional mail. There are few things as intimate as handwritten words. There's a certain sense of sensuality to penning your thoughts on thick letterpress stationary. I recently purchased a return address stamp from PaperWink after seeing them on Green Wedding Shoes. If you'd like one of your own, I must warn you that it's hard to limit yourself to just one design! I opted for the Curly stamp.

Who is the last person you hugged?
My boyfriend. (Cue the "awww's" and smooching noises.)

What is your favorite dinner?
I have a hard time playing favorites with anything and I'm not exactly a picky eater, so this question is harder than it probably should be! However, let's just say I'd never turn down a French Dip with classic Belgian frites dipped in
aioli from the Monroe Street Bistro.

What was the last thing you bought to wear?

What are you listening to right now?
I'm watching "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS - and listening to the dishwasher.

What is your favorite weather?
A sunny, 68 degree day in autumn (just cool enough to wear tights) with a slight breeze to rustle the changing leaves.

Say something to the person who tagged you?
I can't even tell you how happy I am I stumbled across your blog! You are definitely one of the sweetest girls online and I'm eager to continue reading your blog. And I hope you have a very happy birthday!

Tea or Coffee?
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. (Note to self: get a coffee pot with an automated timer to begin brewing just before the alarm goes off.) On the days I'm too bleary-eyed to make it at home, I head to Starbuck's for an iced venti non-fat, no whip, white mocha. Which is a moutful to say.

What did you want to be as a child?
Everything from a ballerina (this lasted a day) to a judge to an archeologist to a mother of 20 (thank goodness I got past that - I told my mom she'd help raise them) to a journalist. The last career aspiration is the one I stuck with and majored in English and Journalism with an emphasis on advertising and public relations.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go?
Egypt to see the Pyramids.

Who do you want to meet in person?
Cathie Black (President of Hearst Magazines), Diane von Furstenberg and author Ian McEwan.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Becoming more outgoing and accepting more social invitations. I think it's difficult to make friends post-college. Now that I'm establishing myself in my current city, I'm trying to make more social connections.

What is your weirdest obsession?
Organization. And flossing my teeth every night before bed. Every. Single. Night.

Why did you start a blog?
There was a dash of boredom in the mix when I thought about starting one. But it was really because I wanted to create a place to share my current style fascinations and establish an outlet to write about these things. In the few short months I have been blogging, a wonderful side effect has been learning more about other bloggers and taking a peek into their worlds.

What is your blog about?
I'm still trying to figure that out myself!

What blogs are you obsessed with at the moment?
I'm going to echo Candi on this one: there are so many! I update my blog roll with the ones I'm regularly checking.

What is your dream job?
I'm fortunate to have a job in publishing as the Events Manager and Web Manager. My ideal job would be along these lines with event planning or public relations.

If you could change professions or careers, what would you like to try (realistically speaking)?
Book publishing or wedding planning.

Who is your favorite designer at the moment?
Diane von Furstenberg - as if you didn't already know! I also like Cynthia Steffe, vintage Pucci, Abaete, Milly and Nanette Lepore.

What's your favorite brand of jeans?
I have to be honest here: I don't like wearing denim. On the rare occassion that I reach for a pair, I opt for Gap.

One thing you would snitch out of someone's closet with no regrets?
I already plucked one of my prized possessions from my mother's closet (don't worry, I asked first). She gave me a maxi dress from the 1970s two years before the trend infiltrated style media. There's a barely-visible stain on the hem from a wayward cocktail thirty years ago. It adds character. I do wish that my grandmother's entire jewelry collection made its way to me. I have a fair share of the vintage costume gems. She had great taste and I wear a lot of it regularly.

What piece of designer clothing would you most like to own, new or vintage?
Anything ever sent down the runway by John Galliano at a Christian Dior couture show.

I'd like to tag another three bloggers:
An Aesthetic Feast
The Lil Bee


  1. Thanks for tagging me! So sweet:) And, ps, I am obsessed with being organized, as well. Not always the best at it, but I can make a mean To Do list!! Happy weekend:)

  2. Thanks for playing along. You're the sweetest, thanks for your super sweet comments........I'm so glad I found your blog too! Have you read Cathie Black's book? I started reading it, it's pretty good! It's great to learn more about you! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Thanks for the birthday wish! I read your comment on my blog, and you asked about my favorite football team? I love the Dallas Cowboys, and Green Bay Packers!

  3. Handwritten mail certainly is lovely but it seems so very forgotten these days. Perhaps I should try to find a penpal who likes it as much as I!

  4. Candi: I did read Cathie Black's book. My mom sent it to me out of the blue last year and it's what made me admire her so much. I'm in publishing and I kept thinking that she would understand exactly what my job challenges are! It's funny that you like the Packers - I'm from Wisconsin!

    Madelene: My last penpal was my cousin when I was 10 years old! I'd love to have one now. It just seems more intimate and honest than all of this electronic communication.


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