Friday, August 29

The Girl Behind the Glam

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     In honor of my 100th post, I asked the amazing and always cleaver Gina, from On The Daily Express, to write up some interview questions for me! Gina's blog is amazingly creative and her interview posts are so entertaining, I needed her to be part of the fun! Hopefully after reading this, you will get to know this girl behind the glam a little bit better! 

Gina: What's the best and worst part about blogging? 

Me: The best thing about blogging is that it truly feeds my soul.  I love sharing my love of fashion in my little piece of the blogsosphere and I love being inspired by all the amazing bloggers I have "met" in the process.  The worst part about blogging is that feeling of always needing something new to wear or always wearing the most current trend. I do not have an unlimited budget so, I try to shop my closet as much as possible and purchase inexpensive accessories to stay current.  

Gina: What has surprised you the most about blogging?

Me:There have been a few things that have surprised me about blogging.  First of all, I cannot believe how many fashion blogs are out there!  Before blogging, I followed a handful of blogs, but never really realized the enormity of this platform!  I love seeing and reading so many people's point of views about fashion. It's amazing! I am also surprised that people (beyond my super supportive family and friends) really like my style.  I was afraid that It was going to be like one of those contestants who try out for American Idol, whose friends and family tell them they can "really sing" and then when they open their mouth, it's like nails on a chalk board. I am happily surprised that my love of fashion is well received beyond my loved ones!

Gina: Share a blogging tip or trick that you've learned through your last 100 posts.
Me:  Being organized is one of the most important things that I have learned.  When I come up with an outfit idea, I make a note of it on my phone.  It serves as a reminder that I have plenty of outfits for the blog when I want to shop, and it also helps when I am getting ready for my blog posts!

Gina: How would you say that blogging has affected your style or what you wear?
Me: Blogging has only enhanced my style. I am inspired by other bloggers, what I see in the stores,  on the runway, on the street, and on T.V.  Blogging has made me more aware of lipstick colors, sunglasses, and other things that enhance a look that I may have overlooked in the past.   

Gina: Name a celebrity whose closet you would feel comfortable getting dressed out of every day.

Me: I absolutely love Lauren Conrad.  I love her everyday style, her hair, her blog, and her clothing line.  She always looks feminine and put together. She is never overdone and she is always right on trend.  

Gina: If I gave you $100 to buy a pair of shoes for your 100th post, what would you choose?

Me: I would save your $100 and wait until my 900th post, where I would have accumulated $900 ($100 per 100 posts) and I would buy a pair of Valentino Rock Stud pumps in blush. Didn't even have to think about that one!  

Gina: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Me: When I was a kid, I thought I was going to be a marine biologist.  I don't know why.  Maybe it was after I saw "Free Willy," who knows! I definitely never thought I would be a Speech Language Pathologist by day, moonlighting as a Fashion Blogger by night, but I am so glad that's the case! 

Gina: What was your best subject in school?
Me: Oh geez! In high school, my best subject was math only because I had a math tutor that was a mathematical genius.  She taught it so well, I use to kick some major butt in math.  Now, I count on my fingers to add.

Gina: People might be surprised to know that...
Me: This is a good one that I can't believe I'm admitting, but here goes nothing!  People might be surprised to know that when I am out and hear a Justin Timberlake song, I immediately sing and dance (no matter where I am), totally jamming to the song!  Why do I do this you ask? I do this because I am hoping someone has written to Ellen on my behalf, letting her know that I am the biggest JT fan and he will walk  through the door and surprise me! I have to be prepared at all times! Don't judge! 

This was so much fun! I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed answering these questions and hopefully gotten to know me a little bit better! Thanks for stopping by and being apart of this very special week!
Special thanks to Gina from On the Daily Express for doing this for me! 
You are one amazing gal!
One more thing: Check out this fabulous feature of my floral maxi dress on one of my favorite blogs Sweaters, Stripes & Sweets

Have an amazing Labor Day weekend Glam Squad and remember there is still time to enter the giveaway below!!
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  1. I loved your interview! What a great way to celebrate and it's so refreshing when people are so real:) You have a wonderful style and should be so proud of your blog!


    1. Audrey you brought a tear to my eye! Thank you so much for your sweet words, it means a lot! Xo

  2. Great interview Marianne, and you look fantastic in that midi dress, I just love it and paired with balloons, even better. Rachel xo

  3. Yay, I finally get to read your answers!! I had to wait a whole week for this! LOL. So fun learning more about you and I absolutely loved your comparison of starting a blog to trying out for American Idol. Very spot on for how I felt as well! Thanks for the love and letting me be a part of this!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. Hahaha! You are too funny! Sorry to make you wait! I was so happy to have you apart of the fun!!! You are the best!!! Xoxo

  4. Great interview, loved *-*

  5. This is such an awesome post & love all of Gina's questions! I really loved learning more about you & Lauren Conrad is also the celebrity I would have chosen for those same reasons;) I totally felt the same about not knowing if others would like my style. I so adore your style & blog and always find inspiration from you girl!! Congrats again:)
    Marta, xo

    1. Thanks love! Lauren Conrad is the bomb isn't she! Thank you for your sweet words and all of your love and support! ox

  6. Gina always has the best and most thoughtful questions. Loved reading this about you. You are definitely a Glam Girl. Your husband is a lucky man, because you are also beautiful, kind and sweet. From the first day I found your blog some months ago and left you my first comment, I was hooked. You took my comment to heart and welcomed me on your little home on the web. Thank you for your continued support and I support you back 100%. You know I love your blog and style, Marianne. =))

    Enjoy the Holiday Weekend, GLAM GIRL!!

    1. You are so so so sweet! I always love reading your comments because they are always so thoughtful and detailed. You take your time and write such beautiful things! Thank you so much for following along and for your sweet words!

  7. I love Gina's interviews and this one is no exception. It is so fun to get to learn more about you! The Rockstuds in blush are on my wish/dream list also. Congrats on 100 and I look forward to reading the next 100. Have a great weekend!

    Nicole to the Nines

    1. Thank you so much Nicole! Gina's interviews are my fave to read and we need to start a blogger saving's program so we can motivate each other and get those bad boys on our feet! Ha! Thanks for your sweet words!

  8. What a darling interview! Your idea of writing down outfit ideas on your phone when they come to you is brilliant, I should really start doing that to avoid the stress in the mornings when I cant find anything!


    1. Thanks Marta! Glad to be of help! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  9. Hi Marianne! I stumbled by your blog and absolutely fell in love with your blog! you have some amazing outfit inspiration posts and I love your style. So, I took the time to read your 100th special post! first of all Congratulations! this interview was so cute and informative. We are pretty similar in a way, I also write down when I come up with an outfit (on a journal though) and Lauren Conrad is def one my style icons as well!
    I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.


  10. Loved reading about you. I definitely agree with the Valentino pumps as well - they are my dream shoes! They just seem so sophisticated!

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

  11. Such a fun post! I always love to read more about the bloggers that I feel like I "know."

    It's crazy how blogging changes the way we look at fashion. I feel the same way.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  12. Awww! I loved this post! She definitely has a knack for the interviewing, huh!
    Congrats on your 100th post! My 500 is coming up and I can't believe that you are at 100 because I totally feel like you are my senior! Definitely look up to your style, and I appreciate your support on my blog as well! And now I suddenly understand your comment on my IG pic about touching Justin. GIRL. One day we will have to share JT stories. I've been stalking him since his ramen noodle days - and actually if you do a google image search of "justin timerlake ramen noodle hair" my blog comes up at a result. I like to think we are connected that way. haha!!
    Congrats again, girl!
    Carylee | More Pieces of Me
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    1. Carylee you are the sweetest! Your style inspires me with each post! I just love your blog and your sweet words are greatly appreciated! I could talk JT all day long! Thanks girl! xo

  13. What a fun blog post! Congrats on the 100th blog post as well.

  14. I love love this look and congrats on your 100th post!


  15. Congratulations :) I love this post :) you look gorgeous

  16. Such an awesome post! Thanks for sharing- I also love LC and JT. Not to mention Ellen. Congrats on your 100th post! Keep it up:)

  17. This is such a cute interview! And I'm already planning how I can recreate your outfit - it's so cute and fun.

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