Monday, April 5, 2010

Tag Times Two!

This weekend I was lucky enough to be tagged by two beautiful bloggers, Chic and Pink and Fashion Court. Thanks ladies!

I think these posts are fun because you get to learn about your fellow bloggers. We are one big happy (hopefully) family after all.

I'll start out with the Socialite tag from Jules. I have recently started getting to know this amazing blogger. She sends the sweetest, most fun emails and i adore reading them. If you are unfamiliar with Chic and Pink (whose blog name actually has and and symbol, as opposed to the word, but Blogger won't allow), do check it out!

The rules:
1. Click on the above button and paste onto your blog/website
2. Answer the below questions
3. Pass onto 10 bloggers that you Love, go to their blog and let them know they've been tagged

Here is goes... =)

1. Who is your style icon?
Gwen Stefani. I like her look circa the early 90s the best, but no matter what she does, she does it incredibly well.

(I actually have one of her LAMB Rasta bags, similar to this one but in a different shape)

2. What is your favorite socialite lit book?
It’s def not lit, but I must admit (didn’t mean for that to rhyme) that I love The Truth About Diamonds by Nicole Richie.

3. Favorite party theme?
Black and White. Very classy.

4. Go to Halloween costume?
It used to be a schoolgirl.

5. Extravagance you cannot live without?
Eating out. It’s not necessarily extravagant meals, it’s just the frequency and amount overall spent on restaurant food.

6. Living person you admire?
My dad. We are a lot alike. Same personality.

7. Greatest fear?
Heights. I literally get dizzy and nauseous. Stairs with holes between each step—paralyzing for me!!

8. Trait you deplore in yourself?
I argue with my mom too much.

9. Which talent would you most like to have?
Acting? I wouldn’t mind being rich and famous ;)

10. Greatest achievement?
I think it’s pretty cool I double majored in college—print journalism and American Studies.

Next up is the Eight Things tag from Fashion Court. Of course, her blog is a must-read for me, as well as her tweets. This girl is so entertaining--be it a blog post or on Twitter! Please check her out as well.

Anyways, this one needs no introduction...

8 T.V. Shows I like to Watch:
1. 24 (devastated!!!! this is the last season)
2. Gossip Girl
3. Life Unexpected
4. Biggest Loser
5. Vampire Diaries
6. Supernatural
7. Dateline
8. LA Ink (I literally live across the street from Kat Von D's shop)

8 Favorite Places to Eat & Drink:
1. Taco Bell
2. Chipotle!
3. Juice it Up
4. Daphne’s Greek Cafe
5. Casa Sanchez (it’s in my hometown)
6. Macaroni Grill
7. Starbucks
8. Red Robin

8 Things I look Forward to:
1. Traveling
2. Meeting new friends
3. Reconnecting with old friends
4. Doing a blogger meet up
5. Moving to a new apartment
6. More writing opportunities
8. Exploring LA more

I am not exactly planning and of these things, I am just looking forward to them happening at some point in my life haha!

8 Things that Happened Yesterday:
1. Easter Mass
2. Family came over
3. Felt the 7.2 Earthquake in Mexico that lasted well over 30 seconds!
4. I wore a F21 dress
5. Snuggled with my dog
6. Ate blueberry cheesecake bars
7. Watched the Amazing Race
8. Played Words With Friends numerous times

8 Things I like about Winter:
1. Peacoats
2. Scarves
3. Gloves
4. Christmas
5. Christmas lights
6. Christmas cards…although I haven’t sent in any in years =(
7. Seeing snow on the TV (but not actually having to deal with it here in SoCal)
8. Starbucks speciality drinks

8 Things on my Wish List:
I am going to be cheesy and go with the same things as those on my “looking forward to list”.

8 Things I'm Passionate About:
1. Music
2. Animals
3. Family
4. Religion
5. History
6. Honesty
7. Food
8. Sports

8 Words or Phrases I used Often:
1. "shut up”
2. "clearly"
3. "whatever”
4. "like"
5. "f*@k” ←I know it’s not ladylike
6. "dude"
7. "I hate chu"
8. “just kidding”

8 Things I Learned From the Past:
1. Don't trust a liar
2. Stand up for yourself (still trying to learn this fully)
3. Materialistic things don't matter that much
4. Be nice
5. Study while you are in school
6. Enjoy being a student and not having to be an "adult" full time
7. Being cool really doesn't matter
8. Let go of the petty problems (also still trying to learn ;)

8 Places I would Love to go Visit/See:
1. Rome
2. NY
3. Philadelphia
4. Ireland
5. The Northwest US
6. Charleston, South Carolina
7. New Orleans
8. Maine

(Maine pictured)

8 Things I Currently Want/Need:
1. Get into shape/lose weight
2. Read more
3. Travel
4. Pursue my goals
5. Live life to the fullest
6. My dog to live with me instead of with my parents
7. Buy and send a gift to my sorority sister for her daughter's 1st birthday
8. See Aziz Ansari live

OK so here's the "tricky part". I am to tag 10 people for the Socalite tag, and 8 from the Eight Things tag. Since i am doing two tags, let's meet in the middle--9. And I am re-tagging the ladies that tagged me in case they want to do each others'.

If you'd like to participate in either of these blogs, please choose which one--or both. If you prefer not to take part in the tagging, no sweat. I'll still adore your blog!!

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Stephanie said...

Great lists! I would love to go to Ireland as well or have a blogger meet up :)


ThingsToDoWithKids said...

very cute! I would love to re-post these...but not yet. I was just about to blog about something else. I am excited about doing one of those though. I love that kind of stuff. We really need to plan a trip to Casa Sanchez. It's been too long for me.

Leah said...

Great list... I enjoyed reading it. I want to be rich and famous too. Hahaha! Have a great day! xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

I also enjoyed The Truth About Diamonds from Nicole Richie :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love these tag answers, darling!

Really fun post!


Anonymous said...

Gwen stefani? AWESOME CHOICE! That girl rocks!

Yelena said...

thanks for tagging me! i'll try to a post in reply soon, hopefully sometime this week! :)

Punctuation Mark said...

my all time style icon is Anouk Aimee... she was one Fellini's muses and a very elegant lady... have a nice one!

Megan Cassidy said...

Aw you are so sweet for tagging me! I am going to do the socialite one later this week! Bu i totally agree with you about Gwen, she is amazing!

Good Girl Gone Shopping said...

I get very confused about this, not sure will try it. Thanks! Love learning more about ya! Cute. Of course, Gwen will be my choice too ;-)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Mmmmm. Chipotle sees WAY too much of our money! ah ha ha

yiqin; said...

Wow, love your answers :D

English Rose ♥ said...

Congrats on the tag, this was so much fun to read!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

Melissa said...

You live across the street from Kat Von Dees shop? So jealous! I think I would have a tattoo by now if I lived near here.

S.Elisabeth said...

Love these tags. I've been to Rome, NY, Philly (Diehard Phillies fan, by the way haha), NW US (kind of), and Maine! If you like the idea of Rome, you should definitely add Florence to the list. It has ALOT of art type history as opposed to Vatican, etc like Rome.
Anyway (I don't want to make this a huge post in your comments!) love all your lists and agree with a lot of it! Including the read more and get in shape!

Jules said...

Thank you for the sweet and kind words! You’re such a good blog friend to me. It’s too bad we live on opposite coasts ;-) It was so fun to read both of these and I will definitely do the other tag you posted.

Gwen Stefani was a great style pick. I loved her during the No Doubt days. I have The Truth About Diamonds, but haven’t read it yet. I’m glad you liked it.

I also love eating out and that is something I couldn’t live without either and I do not like high stairs with the holes through them. I get so dizzy! Kudos to you on double majoring. That is impressive and definitely something to be proud of.

I watch Gossip Girl, Biggest Loser and Vampire Diaries too. All great shows! That is crazy that you live near Kat Von D’s shop.

Chipotle and Red Robin…yum!

I didn’t know you liked baseball. I love the Phillies!

The Earthquake news was so scary and I’m just glad you’re okay.

Scarves and Christmas are my 2 Winter favorites as well.

From reading this, we have so much in common. I say the “F” word too much…I know that’s bad!!

So glad Philly is on your list of places that you would like to visit. CA is on mine ;)

marian said...

enjoyed reading this honey, i have liked following Gwen Stefani

Chic Coles said...

Loved reading about you! I was born in Maine and live in New Orleans (I go to Tulane)...two great places!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hiyee! I just came across your blog. And so far I'm lovin it. I just clicked on the follow button. =)

So anyway... Gwen Stefani really has come a long way. I remember back then when she was in that band (grrr I forgot the name of it),but I wasn't a big fan of her fashion sense back then. But I am lovin her style now,I especially lurrrrve her signature red lipstick look. =)

Have an awesome weekend.