Today I’m sharing a few hidden secrets about myself and how I’m styling a fair isle sweater with corduroys this season.
Want to know a secret? In 8th grade, I begged my parents to let me go to boarding school. Not only did I grow up down the street from one of the country’s most well-known private boarding schools, but I was also watching Felicity at the time. Even though my fellow curly haired girl was in college, the idea of being at a school independently and overnight was alluring.
Want to know another secret about myself?
I used to dream I would get discovered walking down the street and become a famous actress or model overnight. I read a lot of young adult novels where this had happened. But I have also had a few close encounters to five minutes of fame.
As a first grader, I was the only little kid chosen out of my grade to be a talking mouse in a local acting company’s version of Pinocchio. I remember being on the stage with the grown ups, thinking it was where I wanted to always be.
When I was a middle schooler, I was approached to audition for a movie filming locally in our town. I never went to the casting call since the part was rather risqué. Later I went on to take part in four school plays from 6-9th grade. In three plays I was cast as a dancer and one play I was cast as an actual actress. Later in high school, I modeled for a Redken contest, but didn’t win.
I know many kids dream of being famous someday. A part of me still not-so-secretly would love to take an acting class and audition for a local play.
I don’t know if there is any talent behind my desires, but the passion is there. The older I get, the more I wish I could do something with the creativity brewing inside… so I turn to this blog.
My latest installment of fashion posts are truly an enjoyment to put together. My friend Beth makes it possible, working her magic behind the camera as I play inexperienced awkward model for her. I love to put together affordable outfits with whatever I have in my closet, or share any inexpensive purchases I’ve made (or want to make), with my readers.