-Who takes your pictures and what kind of camera do you use? I have my boyfriend to thank for my countless photo shoots. He bought me a Nikon D40 SLR (with an extra 50-200 mm Telefoto lens) for Christmas and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy a new camera.-Why do you think your blog is successful? I write about things that I think apply to a wide variety of people and keep my posts short and to the point with plenty of pictures. -How long does it take you to write posts? Sometimes I can bang out a post in a matter of a few minutes, other times I struggle for what seems like hours. Fashion -Which are your favorite stores (for cheap and expensive) for clothing? For more upscale purchases, I like Barneys, Planet Blue, Madison, Shopbop.com and Intermix. When I'm trying not to spend too much, I'll go to places like Forever 21, H&M and Zara. I'm all about finding a great deal though and visit outlet malls and warehouse sales for affordable designer pieces. -What are five things every woman should own? I think this varies from person to person, but for me, I need: 1. Nude pumps that you can walk in (I'm a fan of the round toe variety) 2. A pair of jeans that are made for your body type (for me, that's high waisted) 3. A wide belt (this is a universally flattering way to cinch in your mid-section 4. An LBD - seems obvious enough, but it really can be worn a million different ways. 5. A coat in a bright color (I prefer Kelly green) -How can I find my signature style? It's important to pay attention to things to which you're naturally drawn and try to build a wardrobe around those pieces. For example, I like dresses, deconstructed boots, sparkly rings, and super-soft cotton staples, which inevitably creates a sort of girly Bohemian prepster vibe. Once you have your overall "look" in mind, it's easier to shop for things that adhere to that. Beauty -What is your beauty routine? I wash my face only at night and use a ridiculous amount of lotion since my skin tends to be really dry. I exfoliate a few times a week in the shower and try to use minimal amounts of make-up so that my skin can still breathe. I tweeze my own eyebrows only because I don't trust anyone with hot wax near my eyes. -Favorite beauty products? Lotion: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier (Sand) Mascara: Maybelline Define-A-Lash (Very Black) Blush: Tarte (Flush) Highlighting Cream: Benefit High Beam Lip Gloss: Mac Underage Perfume: Burberry Brit for night. Annick Goutal 'Petite Cherie' for daytime. Hair Straightener: Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal spray Nail polish: Wicked by Essie Food -What's your daily eating routine like? I have oatmeal with granola every morning, some sort of salad with protein for lunch and usually pasta for dinner. I make sure I always have tons of snacks close by (like almonds and dried cranberries, apples and cheese and peanut butter and bananas) since I seem to get hungry every few minutes. -What's your favorite dessert? I'm a huge sweets person, but if I had to narrow it down, chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream would be my ultimate choice. -What are your favorite restaurants in L.A.? That's probably the toughest question I've come across yet since there are countless amazing restaurants in this city. Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza for the best pizza in town and a great wine list, Il Cielo for a romantic dinner under sparkling lights, Izaka-ya for no-fuss fabulous sushi and Versailles for authentic Cuban food that is ridiculously flavorful. Thanks again for all of your support and I hope you all have wonderful weekends.
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