Where are you from?
Just outside of Portland, Oregon. Although I do have a lot of photos stocked up from California & Arizona – so while I get asked often if I live there, I do not! All from the PNW, baby.
Where do you shop?
I’d say about 99% of my wardrobe is from American Eagle. However… I also like H&M, Target, thrift shopping at Goodwill, Tillys, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Old Navy!
What kind of camera do you use for photos and videos?
I always use my iPhone! I used a camera for years, but honestly – it’s outdated & doesn’t have wifi, so I usually just use my phone.
How did you start blogging?
I uploaded pictures of makeup to Facebook, then had friends asking how I did my makeup so I made YouTube videos… and then I got into college and realized making videos wasn’t going to work with my school schedule, so I opted for pictures/writing (blogging!). Things took off a little bit more when I started making money for posts because I was a photographer & blogger for the marketing department of my local mall. It was a sweet gig while in college, but I quit that to focus on my teaching career post graduation. So, now I just do it here & there for fun, and honestly – I think that was a better avenue for me. There’s more creative freedom and less pressure since my financial life wouldn’t be dependent on it.
What do you do in your free time?
I am a seventh grade math teacher. Tbh, that job rocks. Not just because of an ideal schedule – but also because the kids I work with everyday add a lot of humor, sass, and zing to my life. Seriously… middle school kids are SO funny.
Other than working though… I like going to coffee shops/restaurants/trendy bars with friends, shopping (of course), going to the beach, drawing, reading, and binging tv shows on Netflix. I’m usually someone who is always with friends or always on the go since I like to stay busy doing something.
What is your hairstyle?
As for color, I’m always some form of blonde. I wish I could be one of those girls that always has cool tone blonde hair, buuut… I always end up with my natural hair color blending into a sandy blonde balayage! As long as I’m blonde, I’m usually happy – so I just tell my hair stylists to make me look like I have beachy blonde hair, and that’s all I care about!
I curl it everyday using either a flat iron or 1 inch curling iron. I curl away from the face, I do not curl the ends, and I finger comb & add some texturizing spray or hairspray to it when done so it’ll hold a curl. Since my hair is bleached, it holds a curl super well. Oh, and I always use dry shampoo in my roots for volume!
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