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Sunday, October 20, 2019

10 Things About Me

Along with my love for clothing and fashion, I thought it would be nice for you to get to know a little bit about me, Breanne!

1. I live in downtown Chicago...

With my husband, Justin, and our two little doggos: Lucy and Chloe. We've been in Chicago for nearly a decade, and have loved every minute of it. From living in a teeny, tiny, 540 sq. ft. studio apartment on the river while Justin was in law school, to buying our first condo, to making the tough decision to sell said condo to eliminate the crazy commutes we were dealing with! It's all been an adventure, but we've really settled in and found our home, our people, our family, our life here in the windy city.

2. Justin and I got married when we were 23 and 22 years old...

We've been married for 11 years, and it has been one adventure after the next! I was recently asked, "But are you even the same person you were when you were 22?" My response was, "Of course not. And I think I would be pretty awful if I was!" The beautiful thing about finding a true, young love, is that you live and grow and experience things together. Things that bring you closer together...I'm sure this is true of all relationships, regardless of age, but it's certainly been true for us.

We are still learning things about ourselves and each other, and that's what makes life so much fun and mixes it up! I honestly don't believe in anything ever being perfect, but J and I have a pretty sweet thing going on over here! <3

3. I work full-time as a marketing professional...

I graduated college with a degree in Public Relations, which lead me to a career in marketing! I work with an amazingly talented group of people who teach me new things, new ways to approach things, new ways to think about things, to handle situations, on the reg! I've always been a creative person, who needs creative outlets, and it's so great to find a career that allows me to bring that to work with me every day.

4. We've lived on both coasts, but settled right where we were meant to be, in the Mid-West...

The weekend after I graduated from college, J and I packed up everything we owned at 22 years old, and moved to an exciting new land: California! Oh man, I was beyond thrilled to start our life on the West Coast, and it did not disappoint!
Justin received a job offer in Boston that we couldn't turn down, so we spent two years on the East Coast, which took some getting used to for this mid-western girl! But we loved, loved, loved Boston and the people and friends we met while we were out there before packing up and heading to Chicago for J to attend law school. Shew! Did I mention we DROVE from California to Massachusetts?! Wow was it beautiful, but omigod was it exhausting?!

5. No, that's not a pager: I wear an insulin pump...

I've been an insulin-dependent diabetic since I was 10 years old, which was not easy for this sugar-lovin' kiddo! I got my first insulin pump when I was 25 years old, and it changed. my. life! I get asked all of the time if the little device clipped to my waist band is a pager, garage door opener, mic pack, etc. People are super creative, I'll give them that! But no, folks, it's my mobile pancreas!

6. Justin and I love to travel internationally...

You want to talk about #wanderlust? Then you've come to the right blog! I'll follow-up with some great posts about various countries we've visited, but J and I have a serious case of the travel bug, and cannot get enough!

We've visited: Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Cologne and Berlin, Germany; London, England; Zurich, Interlaken, Bern, Geneva and Lucerne, Switzerland; Waikiki, Hawaii; Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka, Japan; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Negril, Jamaica; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
My absolute favorites, you ask? Paris, Amsterdam, Interlaken. <3 #takemeback

7. I love to decorate cakes...

I've completed all of the Wilton cake decorating courses, and was even an instructor here in Chicago for a short while! I love decorating cakes for my friends and family. It's an amazingly therapeutic, creative outlet for me, and the best part? You get to freakin' eat it!

8. A goal I'm working toward is learning to play the piano...

I've wanted to learn to play the piano since I was a little girl, and now is my chance! J recently gifted me a keyboard to learn on, and I am pumped! 9. I love mixing luxury brands with fast fashion...

You can easily catch me around town with a high fashion purse or shoes and a Target sweater! I'm a big believer in investing in a high quality capsule wardrobe, while getting my shopping fix and refreshing my closet with fast fashion from places like Target, Loft, H&M, etc.

10. I started this blog as a way to connect with all of you...

And to share my love for the perfect outfit! My goals are to connect with as many of you as I can, to find and share great shopping deals, and to hopefully strike a deal with a few dream accounts of mine ;)

This was a long one! Thank you for following along.



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