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United States (Corpus Christi, TX)
What to say, what to say......? Where is the fine line between sharing enough info to be welcoming to new friends, and avoiding TMI to deter creeps?
I'm 30ish, a wife, mom to a 7 yr old boy (yes--a planned only child), and a college professor (American History). Shopping is my obviously one of my favorite hobbies, and my regular haunts include J Crew, Lands End Canvas, Talbots, Boden, & Banana Republic (oh, did I mention eBay for old school J Crew?). Sadly, due to the hell-hole part of Texas in whence I reside -DEEP, DEEP South Texas- I'm very far removed from many of my favorite brick and mortars (the nearest J Crew is 450 miles away --gasp!) and this forces me to buy almost extensively online. Mr. Brownshorts and I are on a first name basis.
Seeing as how my eyes are bigger than my wallet (and quite frankly I'm rather cheap), my policy is never to pay retail, always wait for a sale or promo--clearance is even better, and eBay scores are the best.
To be clear, this blog isn't attempting to be about OMGFASHUN. I'd never claim to be fashion-forward. I just enjoy wearing clothes. Normal clothes. Real-people clothes. I have a full time real-people job and a real-people husband and kid that demand a lot of my time. I dress accordingly. All that I ever hope is that my outfits aren't entirely horrendous. And really, my goal is just not to fall into any of the 'fail' categories: mommy-wear, hooker-wear, mutton-dressed-as-lamb, inappropriate at work, trend-victim, ill-fitting, trying too hard, or not trying hard enough. If I can managed to avoid all of that, I'd say I'm winning.
I don't know about having a clearly defined style (though you would think after living a rather longish amount of time I would have figured something out), but I'd say my look tends towards preppy, classic, and (hopefully) lady-like. That said, you won't find me in ruffles, lace, or sequins much. I'm a girl, but I don't feel the need to announce G-I-R-L with bedazzled glitter, bows or lace to society. Sadly, I also fancy myself a crafter and love to sew. I quite frequently tailor and alter my own clothes, and I love to make my own jewelry and mineral make-up (like etsy needs one more whack-a-doodle with a glue gun).
Other gettin' to know you tidbits:
-I'm a vegetarian (but not one of those kind that beat you over the head with their broccoli)
-I'm an avid reader (I average 3-4 books per week and they're mostly sci-fi/fantasy)
-I grew up in Minnesota, and miss it terribly (and I still sprinkle convos with 'oh, sure you betchha' all. the. time.)
-I talk to my Mom on the phone almost every day (I think she never got over me moving away from MN)
-I was in 4-H for over 14 years. (I showed in rabbits, Wildlife, Forestry, & Geology. Dork, I know.)
-I'm borderline obsessive about diet and exercise (grocery shopping with me is a nightmare)
-I hate Twitter
-I have a phobia about hair and touching hair skeeves me out (even my own)
-My weakness is Diet A&W Rootbeer
-I was in marching band in high school (clarinet) and was the drum major for a year (yet again, Dork.)
-I can't function in the morning without at least 3 cups of coffee
- I love anything sci-fi/fantasy (yes, this includes vampires, Star Trek, and X-Files)
-I have 3 tattoos
-Husband is 17 (!!!) years older than me
-I love to exercise (both weight-lifting and cardio) but absolutely hate watching or participating in organized sports
-I can sing you every song from Rent, Le Mis, Phantom of the Opera, & Singing in the Rain (one more time now--Dork!)
-My favorite time period in history is Ancient Egypt (hence the name)
-I detest green beans, bananas, and mangos
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