When I first signed up to Instagram about three years ago (has it been that long!?) I jumped aboard a photo challenge called the Fox in Flats Style Dare. I had watched the Fox In Flats red lipstick dare from afar and when the dares ventured into the clothing category I thought ‘I can do this!’. The Fox in Flats Style Dare dragged me out of my comfort zone, introduced me to new Insta-friends (who I am still friends with to this day) and brought the awesome blog, Fox in Flats, and its ever stylish founder, Andrea, to my attention. If you are yet to check out Fox in Flats, do yourself a MAJOR favour and click here. And while you’re at it, follow Andrea on Instagram (@foxinflats) here.
Fast forward three years and here I am with my own little piece of the net, ever inspired by those out there just ‘doing it’ and doing it well. One of those is of course Andrea. Years into the game, Andrea is still leading the pack with her Fox in Flats style dares, beauty and fashion tips and tricks and much more, all presented in her easy-going, generous and kind spirited way.
So today, I am so very excited to bring you this week’s Fast Five with one of my favourite bloggers of all time, Andrea Michelle of Fox in Flats! Thank you so much for your time Andrea xx
1. You’re headed on a mystery weekend away! What three things go into your weekend bag first?
Bikini, a good book, and a little black dress – I’d be hoping the mystery would involve relaxing on a beach reading said book followed by a margarita at a beach side bar.
2. What’s your Spring must-have?
Great skin! The better it is, the less makeup you need to wear. And as we head into the hotter months this is a must. Plus, a natural look is beautiful.
3. What’s currently at the top of your wardrobe wish list?
A new pair of sunnies (or two). Mine inevitably get lost or bashed about like a pinata at a kid’s birthday party so am always in need of another pair. And, it’s one of the easiest ways to update your look.
4. What is your all time, best-ever bargain?
Ugh, where do I start?! When my boys were little we used to regularly pop into our local Vinnies – there were always kooky fun things for them to look at and play with, and I’d rummage through the racks of clothes. I uncovered so many treasures that way. More recently I put a dent in my wallet while in New York during their sales – everything was so much less expensive than here. But I think a real bargain is something that you get a lot of wear out of – so the ‘cost per-wear’ is low, and you adore each time you wear it. I bought a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals in NYC that have been bargain-licious for those reasons.
5. You have been given $100 to splash on yourself. Where do you click or visit first?
I’d probably buy a bottle of champagne and a few nibbles and invite a friend over. A giggle and a good chat is more satisfying than a retail rush.
For more of Andrea’s style and beauty adventures, visit www.foxinflats.com.au