Who is your favorite designer, and where would you shop if you could only have access to one store? My favorite designer is Anna Sui. I love her dresses. They’re very girly and I like her vintage flare and Asian flare. I don’t really buy designer items because I can’t afford them. I like Anna Sui because you can find her dresses on sale or on eBay for reasonable prices. Anna Sui also sells some of her styles in sewing patterns. If you sew or know someone who sews you can have a designer look for the cost of your fabric! I also like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors but I’ve never purchased anything from their lines… just too pricy for my budget.
I would the happiest girl in America if I only had access to Anthropologie for the rest of my life. I would move into the store if they’d let me. I like Anthro for their vintage inspired items. I also shop at Forever 21 and H&M for great deals. My mom makes some of my dresses, which I love because I can pick the fabrics, fit, and style. She recently purchased several dress patterns from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s on eBay. Yay! I purchased one of my favorite dresses at an upscale antique shop. I believe in wearing things that you love, define your individual style, and fit your body type.
Is there a state/city in the US that you are dying to visit? Dying to visit… no not really. I’ve been to most US cities for work or on family vacations as a kid. My favorite US cities are NYC, Chicago, and the Napa Valley area.
If you had to sit down and watch a Christmas movie (I know how you love to do that) what movie would it be? It’s hard for me to sit still and watch a movie. I really have to be in the mood. Currently, my favorite Christmas movie is The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz. I also like to watch You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle around the holidays, not sure why. Maybe they originally came out around the holidays???
Your favorite childhood TV show? Growing Pains, I had posters of Kirk Cameron all over my bedroom walls.
Your favorite Christmas memory? Sleeping in the den on Christmas Eve and trying to stay up to see Santa come through the chimney. I really thought I heard him coming through the chimney a few times.
Favorite Christmas song? Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Where are you right now, and why aren't you answering your phone? Right now I’m typing on an airplane from MSP (Minneapolis) to Houston. When you called I was in a hotel room in Sioux Falls, South Dakota talking to my co-worker about Kodak double-sided printers. Aren’t we exciting?
What movie can you watch over and over (and over) and never get tired of? Steel Magnolias
What is your favorite Thanksgiving and / or Christmas memory growing up? Thanksgiving~ Actually I think Thanksgiving Day is kinda boring. Have you noticed on Thanksgiving Day you just eat and sit around? Ugh… it kills me. When I was in high school and college my mom discovered that Garden Ridge (GR) was open on Thanksgiving Day. I DON’T like GR~ it’s messy and junky but after lunch all the girls would go to GR to get out of the house. The guys would stay behind and watch football… I think I’m too A.D.D. to be a guy. At the time my grandma, who now has dementia, had her right mind and she was healthy. She was so fun; I miss her and our "girl time."