hellokorin holiday: a “first date” interview!

Valentine’s Day is all about the love—friendship love included! So to let you all get to know me a little better, my best friend and co-blogger Lexi (of Basically Bubbly) and I decided to answer a few questions about ourselves, first-date-style.

Lexi Senic of Basically Bubbly and Korin Ludicke of hellokorin

(Lexi and I during college. Look at those tans!)
1. What inspired you to start your blog? Where do you see it going?

Lexi: I started Basically Bubbly while in college as a way to express my creativity. At the time, I was a full-time engineering student and I felt trapped without any way to explore colors, fashion or my interests. Now, my blog is just one of the dimensions to my personal brand. I love spending time exploring my passions and expanding my business.

Korin: I began hellokorin my first year of college, as a way to collect inspiration and stay creative during an academic-heavy time. Over the years it has evolved with me, as I’ve discovered my personal style and passions. I would love for it to become a way for me to share my love for interior design, organization, & event planning with the world, as a business.
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2. What’s your ideal Saturday?

L: Being outdoors with the pup + Jas, whether that’s a picnic or trip to the lake or hiking. Then coming home, eating something delicious for dinner and painting while the sun is setting.

K: Brunch, a good thrifting/antiquing trip, and then winding down the evening outdoors with my guy, a grill, and good friends.
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3. If you could describe your personal style in a phrase, what would it be?

L: Boho Chic.

K: “Easy sophistication.” I like to look polished but effortless—never stiff.

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4. Which celebrity would you pick to be best friends with?

L: Emma Watson, hands down.

K: I have to be cliché and go with Taylor Swift. She seems like a genuinely kind person, which is such an attractive quality, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. (Bonus that I wouldn’t have to squat to take a photo together!)
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5. If you had to pick one clothing store to shop from for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

L: Anthropologie. It’s filled with everything wonderful for both my home and closet. I always tell Jas I could live in their stores every time I walk in.

K: I’ve gotta go with ASOS. The clothing is great quality, and they have a good mix of timeless, classic styles and fun pieces.

leather jacket and loose bun

6. What’s your favorite piece in your closet?

L: I can’t decide between my jeweled white blouse from Anthro or my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans. Both are pieces I have to force myself away from when I walk into my closet every morning. Too bad it’s considered bad taste to wear the same thing daily. Haha.

K: My leather jacket. It fits so perfectly, and can make any outfit look put-together instantly!
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7. What are the three things you cannot leave your house without?

L: Cell phone (mostly for the camera), chapstick (the plainer, the better) + sunnies.

K: Mascara, chapstick, and a spare hair tie.
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8. What is your go-to lipstick shade?

L: Dior Addict Extreme 789

K: I typically go bare on my lips, but when I want to add a little color I love using a lip crayon in a berry hue.

best friends face masks

9. What’s the one thing you do to pamper yourself regularly?

L: I LOVE those $1 face masks from Walmart and always make an excuse to set aside time once a week for myself, the tub + a face mask.

K: I recently invested in a really good moisturizer, and it feels so luxurious every time I put it on. I’m usually a drugstore-brand kind of girl, but treating my skin to a great moisturizer every day is better for my complexion AND my mood:)
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10. Leather or gems?

L: If it’s brown leather, leather all the way!

K: Leather.

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I wanna get to know you, too! Answer these questions and post them to your own blog, facebook, or leave them in a comment here. And tag your best friend to answer them, also! xo

best friends laughing

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