A Q&A From Ifé

The super cute Ifé from The Fashionista Next Door did a little Q&A on her blog and then threw a few questions my way. I usually respond when I get tagged in these kinds of things unless I’ve already answered the questions and she came up with a few new ones. So here’s what she wanted to know about me and maybe you’ll learn something new about me.

What is one food that you could eat over a over again, and never get tired of?
I love potatoes. Fried, boiled, sautéed, baked, whipped…anyway you serve them I will eat them. I blame my parents. At an early age they used McDonald’s French fries as a way to bribe me to be good. It worked. Even now when I’m in a bad mood my husband will ask, “do you want me to go and get you some French fries?” And I always say yes. I also like to take pictures of food, I don’t know why but I will take a picture before I eat most things.

What’s in your bag right now?
The better question would be what isn’t in my bag! I carry a ton. What I carry on me on most days is:

  • Pierre (my iPad)
  • Camera (Canon Rebel T1i), collapsible tripod & remote
  • Big Wallet
  • Makeup Bag that is usually packed with pressed powder, 3 to 6 lipsticks/glosses, LaMer lip balm & lip brush
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglasses (yes, I’m getting old)
  • Hand cream of some sort
  • Tiny silver notebook & LePen
  • Reusable grocery bag
  • And if I’m going to the gym, gym clothes, sneaker and water bottle

Name one, just one item that you are absolutely lusting after for Fall?
These Marc by Marc Jacbos ankle boots. They’re a hybrid between a chukka boot and a clog and I want them. Unfortunately I do not have $400 to make them mine but I did try them on in Bloomingdales and walked around in them and they are comfy and gorgeous all rolled into one. I die.

What made you start fashion blogging?
I don’t have the typical answer, I started this blog as a project for grad school. I had to do a web based project and create a blog component so when I thought about what I would blog about I realized that beauty and fashion would be the easiest things for me to talk about on a daily basis. 2 years later and I’m still going strong (thanks, GWU).

What do your friends and family think about your blog?
I think they like it. My cousin told me she watched my YouTube video on the 5 Minute Face and that makes me laugh because I don’t think about my family reading my site. My sisters do read it and my mother tends to read it around the holidays to see what I want for Christmas 😉 My family is pretty supportive of everything I do, so I could never see them being upset about something I was doing (unless I was a stripper…).

We’ve all subscribed to at least one trend, and thought “what was I thinking” in retrospect. For me, I’d have to say Cross Colors top the list. Name one trend you regret wearing?
I have to say I don’t really have any regrets. I don’t think I’m always on trend, I wear what I like and I always have. I’ve been picking out my clothes since I was 5 and I’ve always been happy with my choices. The only regret I have is when I’ve seen pictures of myself with really high bangs (who does that?!).

Do you wear make up on a daily basis? If so, what are your beauty must haves?
Almost every single day I wear makeup. Sometimes on the weekends I don’t, but makeup is such a treat to me I wear it all the time. Right now my makeup staples are:
L’Oreal Studio Secret Primer: on the weekends I wear just this and some gloss.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye pencil in Covet: the color is GORGEOUS and it glides on like butter.
Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara: this one has been the one I keep going to over and over again lately.
Sephora Lip Attidtude Star Lipstick in S17: the perfect shimmering pink that’s not too sheer or to heavy and I can swipe it on without looking and it will go on flawlessly.

How do you feel about leather in the summer (I just can’t get into this personally, but it’s been a big trend this spring/summer)?
Um…it’s too hot in DC to even look at leather in the summer, so that’s definitely a NO for me.

So now is my turn, I have a few questions for you, my readers!

1. What are some of your favorite blogs (other than mine), I’m always looking for a good read.

2. What’s a trend that you’re interested in trying out this fall?

3. What is your must have accessory?

4. What is your must have beauty item?

Answer them in the comments, I’m curious what you guys will share!

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  1. 1. What are some of your favorite blogs (other than mine), I’m always looking for a good read.
    God’s Favorite Shoes, Fashion du jour, fashionette-work, brightside dweller, How not to dress like a mom

    2. What’s a trend that you’re interested in trying out this fall?
    Hmm. still thinking about that one

    3. What is your must have accessory?
    Earrings, I feel naked without them

    4. What is your must have beauty item?
    Mascara, currently I’m loving Maybelline Lash Stiletto
    .-= rastagalnj´s last blog ..You say it’s your birthday…it’s my birthday too =-.

  2. 1. What are some of your favorite blogs (other than mine), I’m always looking for a good read.
    Lovin’ from the oven. ( I like fashion and baking!)

    2. What’s a trend that you’re interested in trying out this fall?
    Maybe…very hesitantly jeggings I know shoot me!

    3. What is your must have accessory?
    Funky earrings….they inspire me to think outside the box on color combinations.

    4. What is your must have beauty item?
    MAC Prep and Prime and Panterly (eyelid base/primer) you have to start with a good foundation to build your makeup on!

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