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3.14.2013

GET TO KNOW ME–YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!


I am probably one of the most nosey people I know. Just ask my boyfriend. I love to watch, observe and be curious about people. Everyone is SO different and I find it fascinating to notice those differences. Having said that, these “get to know me” posts and videos are one of my favourites to read/watch. Almost every time I discover a new blog to read or Youtube channel to watch, I will search for a little information about the person. I probably sound like a total creep, but it’s the truth and I know I’m not the only one! So, I thought I would put together a few questions that I got so that you can learn a little bit about me.
If anyone would be interested in a “get to know me” video or if you have more questions, just let me know! OK, onto the questions....

What is your favourite colour?
I don’t think that I have a favourite colour honestly....if I had to pick one I think I would say forest/army green. But that is more of a trend colour rather than a favourite colour of all time.
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Who is your style icon (celebrity/model etc.)?
Maybe Nicole Richie....? as far as within the world of blogging I would say : Sydney from the daybook and Alex from HRH collection.

What is your favourite trend right now?
Well, if you read my blog regularly, you might have noticed that I love anything high waist. Skirts, cut-offs, jeans....all of it. Not only are high waist items WAY more comfortable but they also help to elongate my legs (when compared to low rise jeans).
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I also really love the black and white trend. I find myself shying away from too many bright colours and grabbing my neutrals and muted pieces most of the time. I just think that black and white is so chic, effortless and classic. Can’t go wrong.
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What has been your biggest fashion mistake of your past?
I think I would have to say the ultra low rise trend in high school. The Dorhina jeans were extremely popular during those years and I honestly don’t know how we got away with wearing them. They were famous for their one inch zipper and definitely did not leave much to the imagination. So bad....ugh.

What is your gym routine?
I wish I had a good answer to this. Truth be told, I just go when I feel like it.
Growing up I was never a gym person (I had never stepped foot into a gym until about 4 years ago) because I was always active in figure skating and horseback riding. Fast forward to my second year of nursing when I was no longer skating and I gained about 10 pounds. I lost the weight by changing what I ate, how much I ate and joining a gym.
For the most part I like to do the group classes at my gym. I feel like I work a lot harder with other people around me and an instructor yelling at me. On days when there aren’t any classes being taught, I will generally do a combo of cardio and free weights. For example, 20 minutes on the elliptical (doing intervals), 20 minutes on the stepper (again, intervals) and then 20 minutes of free weights. The next day I might do 20 minutes on the treadmill (changing the speed and incline throughout), 20 minutes on the elliptical (intervals) and 20 minutes of a combination of free weights, burpees, push ups ect.
For the most part, I only go to the gym if I feel like it. I don’t force myself to go to the gym if I don’t want to because I don’t want it to become a place I hate to go. On days I’m really not feeling the gym, I’ll try to get out for a walk or run the stairs nearby my house.
On average, I would say I get to the gym 3-4 days a week in addition to living a healthy lifestyle but choosing to take the stairs when I can and not taking the parking spot closest to the store.
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I noticed here that you are going on a Europe trip. I want to know more. Where, when and what are you going to do?
My boyfriend and I will be travelling to Prague, Vienna and Budapest at the end of the month and we are SO excited. We haven’t really set an exact list of things we will do there - we plan to keep it fairly relaxed and just enjoy the culture. I am so excited to try all the different types of food and beer!!

What is your favourite season for fashion and what is your favourite outfit in that season?
Favourite season pertaining to fashion would probably be fall because I love to layer and I LOVE boots. Favourites outfit would be anything that is full of layers, textures and warmth!

How many pairs of boots do you own?
My boyfriend would probably say a million, but I think I have about 6 pairs of boots that I really wear regularly. I have many more pairs still at my mom’s house that I don’t wear often. I just can’t bare to get rid of them.

What is your favourite place to shop?
I really love to shop vintage. A few favourites are Talize and Value Village. I love the thrill of the hunt and the fact that when you find a real gem, it’s not likely that another person will have that exact same piece.
In terms of retail shops – I love Zara, H&M and forever 21.

Where do you get all those great recipes for your healthy eating?
Many I find on Pinterest or on the daytime TV show The Chew. LOVE that show! I have it set to record every day. I am definitely the type of cook that never follows a recipe exactly. Often I will skip the salt or other unhealthy ingredients and try to bring in other tasty, healthy flavours instead (which doesn`t always work out). I mainly do this with baking. I almost never add oil or sugar to recipes. Some of my favourite substitutions are replacing mashed banana for butter, greek yogurt for oil and apple sauce for sugar! Try it!
 
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Thank you so much to all of you that left questions! It was fun! I hope you feel you know me a little bit better now!

Xo, Andrea
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9 comments

  1. fine pics; DD

    i invite to me too

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  2. Nice pictures, glad I got to know you better!!

    xox
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  3. That first picture is so beautiful. I love this casual look on you.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Floral'.

    Hope you have a great day.
    Sofia

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  4. your vacation sounds so exciting. We just booked our trip to Denmark and Sweden and I can't wait either!!!

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  5. this was a fun read, thanks for sharing :)

    -V

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  6. Great that you are gonna visit Budapest and Vienna!! I'm from Budapest but currently living in Vienna! I really hope you're gonna like these two cities, I just love them!!! :) I hope the weather is gonna be better at the end of the month, cause right now it's like winter here again and kind of grey and dull. Haha I don't know why am I so excited that you guys are coming here, maybe because i'm just as a curious person as you! But keep calm, I won't stalk you :D

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  7. Nice to know more about you, very fun to read!!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  8. lovely photo and blog!
    xoxoxo

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  9. It was a pleasure getting to know you! Thanks for enabling my nosiness ;)

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