FAQ

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What kind of camera do you use?
I use the Canon EOS Rebel t4i... before that, I used the Canon EOS Rebel xti 15.1 MP .  I also use the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 II lens. :)

Who takes your outfit photos for your blog?
My husband Cory takes my outfit pics, mostly. My sister Tifini takes them too.  Honestly, I have also been known to ask anyone who is available to shoot some quick shots if needed.

Do you edit your photos? 
I use Photoshop to resize and or crop my photos before adding them to the blog. I also use Photoscape to adjust coloring if needed.

How do you find the time to have a blog, put outfits together, working full time and being a mother/wife?

Everything that I get done is all possible because I have a wonderfully supportive husband. Cory does a lot more than a husband probably ever should, lol. We are truly life partners. I also try and manage my time and plan as much as possible in advance. I keep lists on the notes app on my iPhone so that I know what I need to do/prep/buy at all times. I will admit, since starting the blog, I am getting a lot less sleep with posting and doing the day-to-day household chores AFTER working a full-time job, while taking care of 2 kiddies. But I love it!
What size are you and what is your height?

I am typically a 14-16, but can wear anything from a size 10-20, depending on what it is and where it’s from. I try EVERYTHING on. I am 5'7".

How much do you spend on clothes, do you have a monthly budget?
I do not have a monthly budget for clothes. I do try and limit my spending, since I am somewhat of a clothing hoarder. I get a lot of what I have from the Thrift Store, which saves a lot. BUT, the dry cleaning bill makes up for some of that, lol! Overall, I try not to go too crazy with buying clothes since I do have an 8 and 11 year old {and a husband, most times!} to buy for as well. I do like to splurge occasionally on a nice handbag, though.  But that is counter-balanced by me NOT being a shoe snob. I have proudly rocked $25 shoes and strutted in them like they were $2500 shoes. :)

Where do you thrift?
I go to the chain of Red White and Blue Thrift Stores over in New Jersey - http://www.redwhiteandbluethriftstore.com/

Do you put outfits together just for the blog or do you really wear those outfits every day?
What you see on the blog is what I wore {that day, or the day before}. I would never waste an outfit and wear it JUST post on the blog, lol! I choose what to rock depending on where I am going {to work, date night, out with girlfriends, errands, etc.}. 

How often do you do your nails or have them done?
I try and do a full manicure at home once a week. I will paint my nails as often as every other day, if needed; depending on how quickly I tire of the color, or how chippy the polish gets.

How many kids do you have and how old are they?
I have two: 12 year old Cory and 9 year old Isis.

How many siblings do you have?
Thankfully, I was blessed with two sisters!  I have an older and younger sister {yep, middle child!} and they are my best friends.

Are you a hair stylist? How did you learn to do your own hair?
Nope, I am not a hair stylist and read more about me doing my own hair here

Where do you shop and what are your FAVORITE stores to shop at?
I shop everywhere and don’t really have a favorite store. Forever 21, H&M, NY & Co, Newport News, Spiegel, Torrid, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, etc. If something is cute, no matter where it’s from, I’ll shop there to buy it. I do not get hung up on designer brands.  I believe style has nothing to do with designer brands. I buy things simply because I like them. There is no rhyme or reason. And of course, I love thrifting.


Who designs the layout / graphics on your blog?
Me! Googling tips has helped many many times.  I get bored very easily and need to be able to change things up when I want to, so I've been learning to zhoozh things up around here myself. :)

Can you give me tips or advice on starting my own blog?
Well, I am NO expert, but I would say have FUN with it. Blog because you love it and not for any other reasons.  Post original content and don't compare yourself to others. Post regularly and use good quality photos. I try and do all of the above.
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