Keeping It Real: Round 1

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AHHHH! I seriously can’t believe it’s already November!  Where did the last year go???  Since it’s the start of a new month I decided it was about time I “got real” with all of you.  I get emailed questions about everything from what I wear, where I eat, my favorite places to shop (Nordstrom Rack…) and questions about more intimate details of life.  So, I decided to do a monthly Q&A with all of you…my FABULOUS readers!! Feel free to leave a comment below or email me if there is something you are dying to know and I will do my best to answer them in my next post.  In the meantime….I have poured myself a glass of Malbec, I have NO MAKEUP on in the photos, I am wearing sweats, and here goes nothing!

What is your full time job?

While I wish I could be a full time blogger, the truth is that it simply does not pay the bills (yet!).  I work for a luxury fashion brand’s wholesale division.

Where did you go to college?

I attended University of Redlands here in Southern California where I studied Sociology.  I LOOOOOVED the time I spent at UofR and in my sorority (Alpha Xi) but actually never graduated.  I sometimes think about going back to finish that last year but have yet to pull that trigger…maybe next year…

How did you start blogging?

A little over 2 years ago I wasn’t working and going freaking crazy!  I went to brunch with a few girlfriends and we went shopping after at The Rack (seriously, it’s an obsession).  I scored some CRAZY deals that day (I legit found a Haute Hippe sweater for $27!) and talked to my friends about the idea of starting a blog about fashion.  It has evolved a lot (please don’t look at those beginning posts) but I have finally found a niche in personal style and my everyday life.  It has been a crazy few years but I have loved everyone I have met through the adventure.

What size clothes do you wear?

Ok, here is where “keepin’ it real is tough”.  I think all of us women have body insecurities (unless you are Miranda Kerr) and we don’t like to discuss our weight or size.  I went back and forth with answering this one because I feel like there are so many size 2, perfect figure bloggers out there.  For the record, I wear a size 8-10 depending on the brand or a 29 in jeans and I am 5’8”.

What is your biggest weakness?

Besides clothes?  I adore red wine (yuuuuuummmmmmm) and going out to eat.  There are seriously so many amazing places to nosh in Palm Springs I feel like I’m missing out when we stay in and cook!  I think my biggest vice is chocolate.  I am a fiend for any kind of lava cake or soufflé or brownies….ya, it’s bad.

Are you married and do you have kids?

I am not married.  I have an amazing boyfriend (who takes a lot of my photos) that I recently moved in with.  He is the first guy I have ever lived with!  He has kids from his previous relationship but none for us.  We do have a fur baby, Sarge, our German Shephard/Golden Retriever rescue.

I hope you enjoyed this little Q&A and I am super excited to sharing more with all of you next month!

XO, Niki

Sweats (similar HERE, HERE, and HERE) // Hoodie // Converse // Sunnies (I am officially obsessed with renting my sunnies from Ditto)

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