Wednesday, March 18, 2015

10 things...

Dress: H&M | Vest: similar and similar | Pumps: J.Crew Factory | Earrings: similar | Sunnies: Targetrecently purchased these | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: kate spade | Lipstick: Covergirl Lipshine - 235

photography c/o f8 creative

So one of my blogger friends did a post where she shared 20 interesting facts you probably didn't know about her, and I'm realizing that many of you, whether a new or longtime blog reader, probably don't know a lot about me! I love reading emails/comments from readers and getting to know about all of you, so I've decided to list 10 random things about myself and hopefully by the end of this article you'll know a little more about who I am and won't be totally bored or annoyed!! :/

1. My name is actually Elizabeth - Libby is not a middle name or a family name, just the name I go by!

2. I have one sister, Emily, and although we look alike, we literally have opposite features! She's blonde, I'm brunette; she's tall, I'm on the shorter side; she has green eyes, mine are blue. However if you put the two of us in the same room, you'll know instantly that we're sisters - our mannerisms and the way we talk are almost identical! 

3. When it comes to black coffee, I prefer Dunkin Donuts. If I want a latte, Starbucks is my jam. When hot chocolate or tea is a necessity, dear God please let there be a Caribou Coffee nearby!

4. I played soccer competitively from ages nine - 17 and have won the state championship four different times. I played in regional competitions in front of college scouts almost every weekend growing up, but I was never going to be fast or tall enough to play Division 1, and frankly my love of playing soccer faded in high school, but I'm a HUGE U.S. Soccer fan. I would probably cry if someone brought me to a U.S. Soccer match (men or women's team!). 

5. Yellow, orange and lime green nail polish really weird me out... on others it looks really cool, but for some reason it's just a "no" for me!

6. I've never traveled out of the country before! I actually never had the desire until recently, so I'm gathering a list of places I want to see. I have cousins who live in Japan, so right now that is on the top of my list!

7. I will be cheering for all three Iowa college teams (Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa) in the NCAA tournament. I just love the craziness of March Madness and want all of them to win!

8. I hate black licorice. I know, random, but really, who does?? I don't understand how anyone thinks that stuff is appetizing... OK sorry, I just had to get that off my chest! Ha!

9. The town I live in has a population of 3,000 people, and there is very limited shopping here. You can only imagine the amount of restraint needed when online shopping...

10.  I have never been in love, although I definitely thought I was not too long ago! It's funny how you can be so sure of yourself but then God waves His hand and says, "I've got something else in mind." Although difficult at times, I'm looking forward to that "something else". 


Thank you to all of you for your continued support of me and my passion for blogging! I'd love to hear a little about all of you as well - feel free to introduce yourself in the comments or email me! styliniowan (@) gmail (.) com. 


  1. Great post! I love this kind of "get-to-know-me" posts, because it's so much more fun to read blogs when you can connect to the author! I come from a town about the same size, so I completely understand how you feel, plus I also hate black licorice ;) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Such a sweet post!! I am with you on the yellow/lime nail paints, cannot handle those colors, they are an absolute no no for me...You should go to Japan, you will absolutely love it..its a beautiful country..
    Now onto your outfit, Love how your pretty dress brings out your gorgeous blue eyes so beautifully!! You are such a stunner!

  3. Super cute outfit and I love the fun facts about you! So impressed about the soccer thing!

  4. I love your floral print dress! such a cute outfit!

  5. Such a pretty look, love the vest!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  6. I love learning more about other bloggers, and I'm with you on black licorice...WHY!? its not appealing at all!
    I like the unexpected combo of the vest with the floral dress.

    xo, Maddy

  7. Libby,

    This dress is adorable, I love the print! The vest layered overtop is the perfect finish.

    xo, j

  8. I love posts like these! It's always fun to learn more about bloggers, especially those in the Midwest! :)

    xo, Laura

  9. Loving this bohemian chic look on you girlie and the print of that super cute dress! perfection!
    P.S. think you would love our Pink Printed Bow Romper that we shared on the blog today!
    xo, Jennifer
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  10. that vest is so cute, and also cool to know your real name!

  11. In love with that Dress!!!

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