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April 2018

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10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Me

22 April 2018

I thought I would do a little something different on the blog this week, so here goes…
10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Me:

#10. I have a hard time doing ‘nothing’ and LOVE being productive. On Saturdays, even if I don’t have any actual plans, I usually end up making a list of to do’s for myself and rarely stay at home most of the day.

#9. When I was in the 3rd grade I begged my parents to let me ride the school bus home from school and somehow ended up spending 3 days in I.S.S. as a result (In School Suspension).

#8. I am determined to get the absolute best deal (possibly to the point of borderline obsession). I’ll see something somewhere (shoes, sunglasses, furniture, a hotel, plane tickets, you name it) and will google it for hours on end to make sure I’m not getting ripped off.

#7. I spend close to 10 hours a week just commuting to and from work (geesh that seems like such a waste of time doesn’t it?).

#6. My love language comes in the form of planning. I love making things happen, planning trips, party preparations, and knowing what’s next. I rarely come back from a trip and not have another one planned.

#5. Riding my bike is one of my favorite past times. I feel like a little kid every time I go for a spin…plus there’s something so freeing about just seeing where the wind takes you.

#4. I would pass up a fancy 5 course meal for Tex Mex ANY DAY of the week.

#3. I was terrible at French in high school (well, still am). I mean, I made a decent grade but could I actually order a meal much less have a conversation? Absolutely not. I had no idea I was good at languages until I moved to the Netherlands and seemed to pick it up relatively quick. You’re never too old to learn, right?

#2. I connect with people’s feelings. If I am in a room full of new people, I generally feel uncomfortable with small talk (unlike a lot of people). But the moment a real, deep conversation starts, I am at ease. It is relatable and honest, which I love.

#1. I didn’t know what it felt like to be lonely until I was 22. I grew up with a loving family and surrounded by a church family/friends that always made me feel welcome and wanted. It wasn’t until I moved to the Netherlands that I discovered what loneliness felt like. I had to start over – I yearned for meaningful relationships and to be ‘understood’. Isn’t it great when people just ‘get you’?
Thankful for the last 5 years of building up character, new friendships and also learning to be content by myself.

Shop Bree’s Look:

Kimono: Scotch & Soda (via Zwijnenburg Mode)
Tank: Scotch & Soda (via Zwijnenburg Mode)
Skirt: Mango
Slides: H&M
Sunglasses: Catwalk Junkie

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XO,

Bree

Life Style Wanderlust

Fast Fashion…or Fashion Fast?

1 April 2018

Happy Easter friends 🙂

Hope you got to celebrate with the ones you love (and wear something fabulous because Easter outfits are still a thing, right?).
Is anyone else as obsessed with kimonos as I am?
I keep telling myself that I don’t need any more kimonos but I keep finding newer, better versions.
What’s a girl to do?

My sister and I have decided to do a Fashion Fast for the ENTIRE month of April (sounds like an eternity, doesn’t it?).
So that means we will not be buying anything fashion related for the next 30 days.
Can you believe it? (I’m having a hard time believing it at this point, too). Who else wants to join?

I’m hoping I’ll come out of this month feeling more content, creative and in better shape (no shopping = more working out).

It helps us to set goals together and keep each other accountable (especially when shopping is our absolute favorite past time :)…)

I’ll be looking for more inspo on Pinterest (link on the right) for the next month to reinvent the stuff I already own.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Shop Bree’s Look:

Kimono: (from a boutique in Milan – similar can be found at Zara)
Tee: Zara (runs small, size up)
Mom jeans: H&M
Sneakers: Via Vai (via Zwijnenburg Mode)
Earrings: Madewell

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XO,

Bree