2/11/15

Coffee Date with Liz of Sprinkles & Sequins

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Every blogger has a story, and my nosy side always wants to find out what it is! Luckily I have my Coffee Date series to use as an excuse to get to know people better. This month I asked Liz of Sprinkles and Sequins to be my date. I have followed her blog and enjoyed her polished casual style for quite awhile (and she does dressy, too!), but I didn't know much else about her so I was happy when she agreed to a virtual coffee date with me.


Meet Liz:
Original Posts: One / Two / Three /Four


I host all of my virtual coffee dates at Starbucks, so what will you be drinking today?
Rachel Bilson / Starbucks / Kim Kardashian

Liz: I don't drink Starbucks, but when I did (which wasn't very often), I would get an Iced Vanilla Frappuccino or an Iced Passion tea with extra raspberry syrup.


Okay, well I'm glad you made an exception for today! So let's get to the real questions. I know absolutely nothing about you except that we both shop at Express.  Tell me a little about yourself: where did you grow up, where do you live now, what do you do for a living?
Liz: I was born in and have lived in the same house in the Northeast my entire life! I'm trying to move out but rent is so high! I work as a dietitian, and am going for my Masters in Nutrition.


I'm impressed that you are managing school, job and a blog! If you have any free time left after that, how do you like to spend it?
Easter Cupcakes made by Liz

Liz: I love dancing, cooking, baking, hanging out, exploring, organizing, and cleaning!


Tell me more about your dance background, that sounds fun!
Liz: I danced for about 15 years- so basically all through elementary school, junior high, and high school. I quit in college because I didn't have time!


Do you ever have time to just sit back and watch TV? 
Liz: Currently on my DVR is Survivor, Vampire Diaries, and Catfish (when it comes back- February 25- cant wait!!). I haven't watched live TV in ages!


It sounds like you have a well-rounded life outside of your blog, but let's talk blogging anyway. How long have you been blogging and what’s been the biggest surprise about it for you?
Some early outfit posts: One / Two

Liz: I have been blogging since March of 2013, so almost two years now! When I first started, I blogged every single day! But now that I'm working full time and still going to school for my Masters, it's been difficult to get three posts out per week while still maintaining a social life. That has probably been the biggest surprise to me. I do love blogging, and that it makes me put effort into what I wear everyday!

What advice would you give to someone just getting started in blogging or thinking about starting a blog? 
Liz:  Make sure you have TIME! As much as I love the creative outlet that blogging allows me to have, sometimes you just need a chance to recharge and rest, and once you come back, the creative juices will flow! Also, stay true to yourself and your individual style!


Do you have any blogging tricks you've learned along the way?
Liz: One tip that I was super excited about was making my blog into an App! Well, not an actual App store App, but an icon on my iPhone's home screen... I wrote about it here.


Let's talk fashion: what are your top two favorite items in your wardrobe right now?
Original Posts: One / Two / Three / Four 

Liz: Number one would have to be my BlankNYC pleather jacket. If you've been following along for a while, you've certainly seen a lot of it. My second favorite would have to be my J.Crew Factory turtleneck- I have been constantly wearing that thing!

Nails are one of my favorite fashion "accessories," so I like to know everyone's favorite nail color of the moment. What are you loving right now?
Image via Lacquerland: Buy it Here / Image via Pampered & Polished: Buy it Here

Liz: My friend got me my first Zoya nail polish for Christmas, and I've been obsessed! It's called Casey and it's the perfect deep purple! With Valentine's Day mere days away, Essie's Fishnet Stockings is awesome!


I'm also big on following celebrity fashion trends, so who would you list as your celebrity style inspirations? 

Liz: I love Lauren Conrad, and Stacy London! I used to watch What Not to Wear just to see what Stacy had on! I love her edgy vibe!

Gina: Yet another coincidence! I recently did posts about each of these ladies because I also love their style. I shared my top lessons from Stacy London here, and a lot about Lauren's Aquarius style here.


Do you read any fashion magazines for inspiration?

Liz: People StyleWatch!

Gina: Same here! It's basically the only one that features products I can afford! Plus I love analyzing their "What's In vs. What's Out" Section (e.g. here and here).


Last but not least, I'm kind of into Fashion + Astrology, so apologies for the cliché pick-up line, but what's your sign, baby?

Liz: My birthday is February 23, so I'm a Pisces.

Gina: Oh! That's right around the corner! Happy early birthday! Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and the only one I haven't profiled yet, but that will change next week we get into Pisces season. I can definitely see your style falling in line with the casual style of your sign mates like Jessica Biel and Olivia Palermo.


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I had a great time getting to know Liz better today and was so surprised by how much we have in common! If you want to keep up with her, you can follow along with her blog here or on Instagram here

(And P.S. If you want to see how I get down and dirty at the racetrack with Noelle, check out her post here!)

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Linking up with:
Alison Lindsey / Shanna / Tara / Alice / JoLynne
Friday Favorites: ErikaAndrea and Narci

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24 comments:

  1. I'm totally rocking pinks all month! #PinkNailsEveryday!

    Found you through the link up!

    Xo

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  2. Lovely look. http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I really don't need another fashion blogger to follow (thus making me want to buy all the things) but her outfits are super cute... so.... sold. i love both of those nail colours too :)

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  4. I love these posts! So fun to learn more about Liz. People Style Watch is the best!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  5. oh I so love reading these coffee talks...love getting to know more "behind the scenes" of these ladies! Liz has a great style sense...I like her layered looks and her pops of sequins!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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  6. I love these kind of posts because they really helpyou get to know a blogger better! I've been following Liz for quite a while now. I love her style!

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  7. Love this so much! I don't know that I have checked out her blog much but after reading her answers, I definitely think we have a ton in common so I am heading over now!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Aww! Thanks!! Checking out your site too!! :)

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  8. oooo she's a pisces like me! No wonder we like some of the same styles, celebs fashion inspirations and magazines. Great knowing more about her!

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  9. Another great post. Reading about the nails, I really want to get back on that again. I love the nails colors both ladies have featured here.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  10. I love these types of posts. I like learning about other bloggers. SO much fun!

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  11. What a fun post - glad you are a little "nosy" - it is fun getting to know the people behind the blog.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  12. Love these fun posts Gina, she has amazing style! I think every bloggers favourite magazine is People StyleWatch, including me;-)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  13. i totally just got that Zoya polish! YES twins!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  14. I look forward to these posts! Liz has amazing style and I'm going to have to start following her!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  15. Liz is adorable, thanks for sharing her with us!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  16. She's a dietician, that explains why she doesn't do Starbuck! Anyway, I always adore her style - wearable, laidback chic! Great post by the way :)

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  17. Awesome! I am familiar with Liz but not intimately familiar so this was a fun read for me! I always love her accessories! Morepiecesofme.com

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  18. Liz has great style!!! As for celebs I really love LC and olivia palermos style!

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