About me… hmm… well, I wouldn’t really say I’m your typical girl that you’d imagine behind the screen.
I’m a fashion blogger, but yet I live in a small town in Nebraska. Yep, you heard that right – no skyscrapers or beaches here! I’m not able to fill my Instagram feed with beautiful cityscapes like some gals, but I like to discover the beauty around me in places unbeknownst to most.
Because I’m a small town girl, I don’t get to work as a big executive at a fashion company, but I simply waitress a full-time job. And I love it. On a typical day, you might catch me shooting some blog pictures before first shift, editing between first and second, drinking lots of coffee, going to second shift, and then posting late at night. Somewhere in there is me downing pizza rolls and watching The Blacklist or The Office, or daydreaming where to hop a plane to next. Speaking of, I adore city life and traveling when I’m able to. My next goals are New York Fashion Week or even Paris Fashion Week. But for now, I settle for beautiful Wyoming and Colorado, which are in close proximity.
I just graduated in May 2017 from college, with an Associate’s Degree in Business Admin. I absolutely love business and everything that comes with it. So much, actually, to the point where I need to tone it down a bit, lols, I actually apply it to like every aspect of my life by accident. One day, I hope to have my own clothing store.
Other than blogging and Instagram-ing (if that’s a real word now), I like to spend free time with family and friends, especially outdoors. I’m trying really hard to catch my first carp bow-fishing, and I also love camping and spending days at the lake with my friends. Singing, and all things musical, and all things artsy fartsy, is fun too. And I love laughing, and just being silly and goofy because who cares.
Unrelated to physical activities, I really enjoy trying new things and taking chances, which succeeds me as an optimistic person. My hubby is more of a pessimistic person, which isn’t a bad thing whatsoever; he simply has a better precautious bone in his body… this creates the perfect balanced team. Example: We were in Charleston earlier this year and I decided to try, for the first time, a raw oyster. He suggested that I probably wouldn’t like it. But I wanted to give it a whirl anyway. I couldn’t swallow it for like 5 minutes. I think my tastebuds were screaming. Derek: 1 Brittli: 0
Now to talk about my man. This might get mushy.
September 23, 2016 I was married to the love of my life, Derek. We had a beautiful bohemian-meets-modern wedding here in Nebraska, complete with flower crowns and lots of blush and burgundy. It hailed on our wedding day, which I just find hilarious. It was the best. night. ever… and it’s crazy we’re coming up on our 1 year anniversary already! Sheesh! Derek and I are high school sweethearts, having met in 2012. We now have blended into our own sense of humor – I love it so much. He challenges me, completes me, is truly my other half… and eats all my leftovers. And he’s also the most handsome man, seriously EVER. I have the happiest little family with him and Argo, our German Shepherd.
So last but not least, I just want to talk about the Big Man Upstairs for a bit. Ever since I was about 16, I’ve known that I have had a niche for fashion, and God has (so far) held that door wide open for me. My purpose in life is to serve Him, totally and completely. Because He has laid on my heart this niche and passion, God has made it very clear to me that I can serve Him through it. I truly feel that this is my purpose, and that somehow and in some way, I will find out why later on down the road. I do have some ideas of what exactly that could entail, but I’m eager to discover all of the routes that He leads me through with this journey.
I am so humbled and blessed by the opportunities and support I’ve received thus far with my Instagram and blog. I hope to continue to bring you relatable fashion, connect with new souls, and inspire you every day. Thank you for being a part of my journey, one thread at a time!