Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Curvy 10 with Natalie from "XL as Life"

Today we are talking to the gorgeous fellow Australian Natalie from "XLasLife". A 25yo who describes herself as a "blogger, animal lover, daughter, aunt, sister, fashion addict, amateur photographer, empath, geek, eccentric, freelance graphic & web designer", among all these traits she of course also has amazing style (and is a mad shoe lover like myself!)

Name: Natalie
Location: Sydney Australia
Tweet me at: @XLasLife

1) Why did you start blogging?: I started blogging in 2001, but started my public blog on my own domain in 2009. It started off as a way to document my life for family and friends in Sydney when I moved to Adelaide. It slowly developed into a fashion & lifestyle blog.

2) What fabulous experiences have you had (or are looking forward too!) because you started your blog?: I've had the chance to meet some amazing people and work with some wonderful companies. It's also helped me come out of my shell a bit too!

3) If you could have your dream job, anywhere in the world, what would it be?: Honestly, I'm still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I blame it on being a Gemini. It jumps between Interior Designer, Book Cover Sleeve Designer & of course a blogger. Something artistic, or where I can be surrounded by animals. It would preferably be Australia or New Zealand, but I would love to visit the UK & Europe.

4) What is your number one fashion addiction? *cough* SHOES! What can I say, I really love shoes. I think shoes can make or break an outfit. It's one thing that can change an outfit dramatically.

5) If you could buy only three new additions for the upcoming season in your wardrobe, what would they be?: The only thing I really really really want at the moment is the Miu Miu Noir Sunglasses. So, I'd get those in 3 different colours :P

6) Favourite blogger?: Oh, it's so hard, there has been so many people who have inspired me in so many different ways

Gabi Gregg, Oh the Places you'll go, Danimezza, Nubby Twiglet & Definatalie are probably my top 5!

7) What new piece in your wardrobe are you most looking forward to styling at the moment?: My faux fur jacket from Damn you Alexis, it just needs to get a little bit colder before I can wear it!

8) Your number one tip when it comes to dressing for curves?: Wear what you are comfortable with. I think if you aren't comfortable in what you are wearing, it shows.

9) Where do you want to be in 10 years?: Happy & successful, in some way. Honestly, I'm not really sure.

Sequins or Glitter?: Oh no, I have to choose!? I think of myself as a magpie as I love anything sparkly or shiny. I think i'd have to go glitter.
Lace or Leather?: Lace.
Floral or Tribal?: Floral by a mile!
Statement necklace or Statement earrings?: I love both, but I think if I had to choose, it'd be statement necklace.
Summer heat or Winter Chills?: Winter Chills, I'm team winter!
Thrifted or Designer?: Thrifted. I like designer, but I can't really afford it. You can pick up some amazing things thifted

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