five things with sequins & stripes

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned how much I love this series, but I do, a lot. I, like you, am learning so many fun things about my favorite bloggers.

Today we have the lovely Liz from Sequins & Stripes and if you haven’t heard of her you’ve obviously been living under a rock. If I could, I would live in her closet. That is the truth. She has amazing style, is absolutely beautiful, and here’s the kicker: she owns her own styling business!

1. Somewhere in the depths of my soul, I have this feeling that I am meant to own a bakery. I haven’t let this little voice speak too often, but maybe in my next life I will fulfill my love of coffee, croissants, cupcakes, macarons, and homemade donuts by opening up a little shop of my own!

2. I have {and still sleep with! omg} a stuffed animal. He is a polar bear and his name is Polie, he has been with me since the day I was born and is a part of my family {seriously, my parents worry about him like a child}. He doesn’t look like a stuffed animal anymore, sorta like a polar bear pancake. Dave {my boyfriend} hates it so much! I can’t believe I just told you that.
3. I am really impatient and I think it is such a terrible quality. 

4. When I first started offering my styling services to clients, I was terrified. I would start sweating and I’m sure all of them thought I was completely awkward and like “wtf is she doing as a stylist?” I’m happy to say that I’ve found my confidence, thank god!
5. When I was younger, I was an American Girl Doll model. I would do fashion shows, dress in colonial outfits, and sign autographs. Haha, that was weird.

Seriously, she’s a celebrity! Do you know any former American Girl Doll models? I surely don’t. Go visit Liz and tell her how much you enjoyed #2 like I did. I have a Fievel, yes the American Tail. He lives at home with my parents because apparently “grown women sleep with men and not stuffed animals” or some b.s. like that. 


  1. Liz {Sequins And Stripes}April 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for having me, Christin!! xo

  2. Alex {Things That Sparkle}April 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    hahah obsessed with this series! And Liz, I was ONCE an American Girl Doll model too! I was Samantha in one fashion show!

  3. Julia - the Urban SlantApril 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    This is amazing. I love learning about bloggers! SO cool that you were an american girl doll model. Jealous.

  4. MelissaApril 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    After recently starting my own business, I can totally identify with #4 :)

  5. VivianaApril 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hahahaha, I laughed out loud about Polie!!! I have a similar situation and K doesn’t like him.

  6. AlexApril 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This makes me feel incredibly better about my stuffed panda family. Because clearly I would have a family of stuffed pandas. And an American Girl model? That was my dream. I had Samantha.

  7. LindseyApril 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I love this series because I love finding new bloggers that aren’t in “my circle”. I don’t know how I had not heard of her. The American Doll Model? Probably the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.

  8. NatalieApril 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Dying over Polie. I totally had a “Polie” (Deedle-Dee) and Matt hates him too. And American Girl Doll model? Dream job.

  9. Grace - Stripes and SequinsApril 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my god – she was an American Doll model? That’s kind of amazing!

  10. Lara {simply irresistible}April 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    haha such great facts. I am the most impatient person ever – its terrible. Traveling is the worst for me, waiting in security, waiting to board the plane, waiting to get off, it seriously tests me.

  11. Ashley GaleApril 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    love this series!!! also love liz’s style! xo

    {a {little} dash of ash}

  12. Laura [Beauty & the Beard]April 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    holy crap christin, every week the blogger you feature tops the last. liz: i legitimately laughed out loud when i read about polie- i’ve got a similar thing going on and my poor boyfriend is wondering why he is dating a 24 year old going on 4. perfect. love the american girl doll fact too- way too awesome.

  13. Anna ElderApril 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Haha, I have a sad story about my stuffed animal. When I moved back home from living with my dad in California he called to tell me that their dog found it under my old bed and he hopes I don’t mind, but the dog is using it as a toy. It got destroyed. My dad had no idea how much meaning it had to me. I was pissed.

    Anyway, loved reading about Liz! Still loving this series!

  14. {Emily} Simply SouthernApril 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Haha love her even more, I did ONE american girl fashion show and thought I was all that, she seriously beats me!

  15. GeorginaApril 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I love how sweet and down to earth she really seems. She’s also GORGEOUS!

    Great feature – have a wonderful weekend :)

  16. AlexaApril 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Oh my gosh Liz. That is hilarious that you were an American Doll Model. Love your style so much and of course love both of your blogs!

  17. ashley nicole catherineApril 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    this is such a fabulous series!! xox

  18. AllieApril 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    blah liz is my style idol!!!

  19. AllieApril 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    blah liz is my style idol!!!

  20. NicoleApril 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Bahaha! I am dying that she used to sign autographs when she was an American Doll model. Thats. Awesome.

  21. Britt*Secondhand MagpieApril 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm

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  22. Britt*Secondhand MagpieApril 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Love this! Especially #2. I definitely will be letting out a very similar dirty secret on Monday. But hey, my husband married me knowing full well that I may or may not sleep with my baby blanket. So there is hope. :)

    Just found your blog and you are hilarious!! I can’t wait to read more, and am most definitely a new follower now!

    Secondhand Magpie

  23. Chic Coastal LivingApril 28, 2012 at 4:53 am

    That was a cute interview! Glad to learn more about Liz!

  24. Seeking StyleApril 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I used to work for American Girl haha That is really awesome!

    xo Jennifer

  25. Julia {Pawleys Island Posh}April 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Two fun blogs in one place! I love!

  26. Lacey in the CityApril 30, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I loved this! Liz is afreakingdorable! And I love that she shared the Polie info…I have a teddy bear from when I was little named Gusty. He’s sitting on my bed as I type.

  27. Lacey in the CityApril 30, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I loved this! Liz is afreakingdorable! And I love that she shared the Polie info…I have a teddy bear from when I was little named Gusty. He’s sitting on my bed as I type.

  28. GiovannaApril 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Such a cute post! I love her blog! I did not know there were American Doll Models! Learn something new every day! hahah


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