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Friday, January 27, 2012

TAG: FACTS OF LIFE


Happy Friday, Lovelies!

I realize today's post was supposed to be a fashion post all about hats, but I just got some new ones to try, and I want to include them in it, so, that will be up on Monday! Including some pictures of them modeled by my adorable nephews!

Also, a quick "thank you" to Charlotte from Social Wardrobe for e-mailing me about the Fashion Bloggers Design Contest that UnitedStyles was hosting, and encouraging me to enter. I found out last night that I won the Design of the Day! :) Had it not been for her, I would never have even known there was one, so, please stop by her blog, and say, "hi" to her...she is a sweet and supportive fellow blogger who shows, yet again, how kind this community is!

Speaking of lovely fellow bloggers, the beautiful and oh so fun Emily, over at All You Need Is Love, tagged me in the Facts of Life post going around blogland. So, if you are interested in reading more about me, complete with plenty of randomness, read on, if not, believe me, I'll understand! This is a lengthy tag, but I was up for the challenge! :)

Ready? Here we go...

HOW IT WORKS

• Post 11 Fun Facts about you.

• Answer the 11 questions that the tagger set up for you, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag.

• Tag 11 new bloggers and link them on your profile (but please know there is no need to complete it unless you want to).

• Let those 11 bloggers know you tagged them.


11 FACTS ABOUT MOI

1. I once got a Beefeater in London, standing guard outside Buckingham Palace, to break the serious mode and smile at me! :)

2. I am related to Zita Johann who starred opposite Boris Karloff in 1932 version of "The Mummy" and starred opposite Clark Gable in The Machinal on Broadway.

3. I often get mistaken for, or stopped and told I resemble, Katherine Heigl or Amanda Seyfried.

4. My nickname growing up, given to me by my extraordinary father, was Tinkerbell, and why I chose to be her for Halloween a couple years ago.

5. I think I could live on cheese and carbs alone and be quite happy! :)

6. When I was about 23, I was approached by an older gentleman on 5th Ave. who said he could, and I quote, "be my sugar daddy," and encouraged me to go into Tiffany & Co. and pick out anything I wanted and he would pay for it...however, I kindly declined in case you were wondering! ;)

7. I love taking pictures of unique things in a simple manner, that I like to refer to as unique simplicity, kind of like my recent one of raindrops on my window or my shadowed Starbuck's cup.

8. I once sported an outfit on the red carpet that I put together for under $100 from head to toe.

9. I was quite obsessed with the Backstreet Boys back in the day, and I'm not ashamed to say it...I'm even in their Fans of the Millennium book! LOL!

10. Back in 2000, I got to hold a baby koala named Gumdrop (I look so young) while vacationing on Hamilton Island after celebrating the Millennium in Australia.

11. A few years ago, while at my parent's home back east, a raccoon had fallen down the chimney, but we didn't know it until we walked into the bathroom and there was a raccoon hanging out in the bathtub, he just looked up with this "hey, what are you looking at" look on his face! :)


11 QUESTIONS ASKED BY TAGGER

1. Are you more a "chick flick" gal, or do you like "action and adventure" movies?
I am a chick flick gal, yes, 'tis true, not that I can't watch an action and adventure movie, in fact, I'm happy to if someone wants to, but I'm a girl, in case that wasn't clear, and I enjoy less violence and fewer loud noises! LOL!

2. What is your favorite city that you have traveled to?
Oh my, this question is so hard to answer because there are so many. I would have to say that NYC, San Fran, Sydney and Abu Dhabi are on it for sure, but there are so many I've loved!

3. What is your go-to weeknight dinner?
Pretty much a healthy Smart One frozen meal or else Kraft mac n' cheese because you simply can't go wrong with that! Though since being back east I've been making healthy sandwiches and eating leftovers from nights out.

4. What are you scared of?
Ooooh, what a good question, aside from heights...eeek...I think that currently it is what the future holds for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm open and excited for all that awaits, but a part of me is unsure and at a bit of a crossroads. I'm in the process of making some big changes, and I think with that always comes a little fear too. That said, everything happens for a reason, and I know everything will work out in the end...oh and getting older gets me from time to time too.

5. Who is your favorite actress/actor?
I'm a fan of Rachel McAdams, Claire Danes was the reason I became interested in TV and Film after watching her in "My so-called Life" growing up, and Ryan Gosselin whom I've seen out in LA on more than one occasion, and he is not only good looking and a talented actor, but such a kind, genuine and generous person, which quite frankly makes me love him even more, which I think the ladies out there relate to! :) Oh and Betty White, I mean how can you not LOVE her...adorable, just like Regis Philbin!

6. What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
I would have to say living in Abu Dhabi growing up, which was such a great experience for a child and holds so many great memories for me. Like learning Arabic, sliding down sand dunes, camping with the camels in the desert, going to Fossil Valley and many more, as well as, being introduced to wonderful friends who are still in my life today. As well as our trip to Kenya, which had such an effect that I knew I would always return one day. It holds great memories of our guide Julius, being woken up in the middle of the night to see herds of amazing wild animals, waiting for lions to get off the runway so we could takeoff, a baboon coming into our room and taking my sister's shoe on our last day there and so many more!

7. Where would your dream vacation be?
Right now it is to see Rome, Tuscany, Positano and Florence. So, perhaps a cruise that allows me to visit each...however I'd also love to go on an Alaskan cruise and a relaxing retreat to Fiji. Then, go back to Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Thailand, Kenya, Hamilton Island and Switzerland to ski!

8. You're at the Starbucks counter - what are you ordering?
Grandé non-fat pumpkin spice latte or non-fat peppermint mocha with no whip during the holidays. Otherwise, a non-fat vanilla latte, but only for a treat, they are quite pricey so I only go every now and then if I'm with friends.

9. What's your favorite make-up or beauty product?
I tend to be an Olay girl, as my 6 year old nephew pointed out to me over the holidays while sharing the little ones bathroom and had my lotions, make-up remover and things out. He came in and pointed to each on the counter saying, "Olay! Olay! Olay! Olay! Why do yo have so much Olay!" LOL! It was too finny, and I hadn't noticed it was all that brand until he said that!

10. Is there a fashion trend right now that you are loving?
There are actually 2 trends right now that when they first started happening I didn't think I would ever wear. One is leggings, but I have to say I am loving pairing longer tunic tops and sweaters over them in the winter! The other is leg warmers, which I truly thought I could not be able to pull off without looking ridiculous! Ha! However, I found a neutral pair of cableknit fingerless gloves at Forever 21, which I thought I would try as leg warmers so that just a small bit is peeking out from the top of my boots in the winter and it quickly became a staple this season for me...so easy, comfy and warm!

11. What celeb do you wish you could trade closets with?
I would have to say Kate Middleton, without question! I am so in love with her classic, tasteful and elegant wardrobe and style! I don't think there is one thing I have not liked, and she has a way of carrying herself with such grace. Something I hope I do in my life, but either way, she is just beautiful and her style mirrors her presence so perfectly!


11 QUESTIONS FOR THOSE I TAG

1. What is one job you considered or would love to do, but have never tired?

2. If you could settle anywhere in the world and just enjoy life, where would you want it to be?

3. What affordable fashion piece in your wardrobe do you get the most use out of?

4. If given the chance, what moment in your life would you chose to go back to and relive?

5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

6. What is something that you learned from a parent or elder that has been valuable in your life?

7. Do you believe in ghosts?

8. What era in time do you think you would enjoy living in for a week?

9. What is your name and why did your parents pick it or what is its meaning?

10. What is the one thing you simply can't live without in life?

11. What is your favorite quote?


BLOGGERS WHOM I TAG
(Though any of you are welcome to join in...in fact, I'd love it!)













Can't wait to read all your answers...I just love learning more about everyone! Honestly, I think since I started blogging one of my favorite things has been all the people whom I've met from around the world and the friendships I have made that I never knew would happen when I began! Love it! :)

Have a relaxing weekend ahead, I get to spend it with my sister and nephews and can't wait! I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiring quotes!

Also, you still have time to enter my Samii Ryan Feather Clip Giveaway, if you are interested!

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    1. Thank you, Taesha! The ring is from Charlotte Russe for $4...love a great buy! :)

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  2. Thanks for tagging us sweetie! We'll try do it together if we have time :)

    M x

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  3. Your childhood in Abu Dhabi sounds amazing. I've done similar things in Egypt with the native Bedouin's. I have to say, I don't think I've ever come across a reasonably smelling Camel. I know a few Arabic words/phrases, nothing major though. Are you fluent?

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    1. I have to say I wouldn't trade my years in Abu Dhabi for anything, it was a once in a lifetime experience that I think is great for children to get at a young age. I only know a little Arabic and mostly phrases too...however, I look at my books from when I was younger and all that we wrote in Arabic, gosh, would have been nice to stay at it and be fluent today...what a great resumé builder that would be! Agreed on the camel! Ha!

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  4. I agree, isn´t Kate Middleton a doll !!? Thankyou for sharing these bits and bobs about yourself. I went to Hamilton Island back in 2008 for ten days to escape Sydney´s winter, so beautiful, photogenic and very family friendly :D . Happy Weekend !!

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    1. Yay for Kate Middleton and Hamilton Island...loved it and yes, very family friendly! Loved riding the little golf carts around the island too! Happy Weekend to you too, Diana! :)

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  5. Oh my, you seem to have the most amazing and interesting life!:-) I will be your sugar daddy hahaha thats just hilarious, somethin I can see happenin to me lol Ive really enjoyed readin this post, i dare to say probably more than one bout hats:-D youre a star:-) xx

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    1. You are too cute! I love the posts others write more about themselves or just their thoughts too because I learn so much more about them...I completely agree! I'm going to try to do a balance between fashion posts and just life I think to have something for everyone! :) Thank you for leaving such a lovely post, Tereza! <3

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  6. Aw, yay! Thanks for tagging me :) I'll be doing a post this week!
    I LOVED reading this post about you. I so wish we could meet in real life, you are SO sweet and I know we'd be great friends!

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  7. ooohhh such great facts about you..so glad you turned down that sugar daddy...hahaah :-)

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  8. You are too cute!! Thank you SO much for tagging me! I have a couple posts already planned for this week but I will definitely be participating in this asap!!

    I loved learning more about you--so interesting & were so alike!

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  9. Rachel, Ryan, & Claire. Perfect, perfect, perfect choices.

    I will forever love Claire Danes because of the scene in Little Women w/the piano. That and Brokedown Palace, when she gives her friend freedom.. oh my heart. friendship through and through.

    YOU DID NOT GET HIM TO SMILE!!!!!!!!!!! jk.

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