Vogue’s 73 Questions with Erica

Happy MONDAY FUNDAY. Are we having fun yet??? For funsies today, I wanted to do my own version of Vogue’s super popular YouTube series, 73 Questions. In it, the interviewer/narrator stays behind the camera, following celebrities around their homes asking them introspective questions about their personal lives. It’s just a fun way to get to know them on a deeper level, and who the heck isn’t nosy AF and wants to know everyone’s innermost secrets???? HA. Obviously no celebrity over here – just your friendly neighborhood blogger. 😉 So here are 73 questions answered by me…answer a few for yourself in the comments below!

73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!)

73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!)

73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!)

73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!) 73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!) 73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!)

73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!)

73 QUESTIONS... (Answering Vogue's 73 Questions with Erica of Coming Up Roses!)

Dress ($24.99 on Amazon Prime – a total FAVORITE, as seen in Cool Sh*t I Lovelovelove. Runs TTS + Comes in other colors, too!) // White woven mules (I’ve raved about these before – they’re just like a designer pair, but half the price AND have Tempur-pedic-like support in the soles! So good! Currently sold out so hpefully being restocked…similar pair here + here in more sizes and on sale for 40% off!!!) // “Olivia” name necklace (code ERICA15 for 15% off your own customized name necklace – makes SUCH a good gift!!!) // David Yurman DUPE bracelets here (Under $20 on Prime!!)

 

  1. What’s your favorite place to be? Home with J + O. 🙂
  2. Favorite snack? A charcuterie board. Also chips and dip.
  3. Secret/hidden talent? Making up sick poems on the spot.
  4. What’s something on your bucket list? Seeing the Northern Lights.
  5. What celebrity would you want to be BFFs with? Reese Witherspoon.
  6. Favorite makeup? A four-way tie between IT Cosmetics CC+ CreamUrban Decay’s Vice lipsticks, Physicians Formula Butter Highlight, and mascara.
  7. Favorite animal? Dolphins since, like, age 6
  8. Any regrets? Nope. Our mistakes and failures shape our paths as much as our triumphs. It’s all there for a reason!
  9. Favorite music genre? So many – I listen to so much. Can go from Top 40 to Indie acoustic to gangster rap to worship in one playlist. Feel free to follow me on Spotify for a taste inside my musical brain. 😉
  10. Favorite music artist? Coldplay, Rudimental, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ansel Elgort, Ed Sheeran
  11. Favorite quote to live by? ALSO SO MANY. But one of my current faves is one that Rachel Hollis said at her RISE Conference: “If you aren’t willing to fail in pursuit of an exceptional life, you will live your life in mediocrity wondering ‘what if?‘.” I’ve got a whole Pinterest board of quotes here, in case ya need the pickmeup!
  12. Spirit animal? I did a quiz online and it told me I’m an owl. I’ll take it. 😉
  13. Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to and why? Alicante, Spain! I studied abroad there in college, and it was just the most magical summer. It’s a little beach town south of Barcelona, nestled right in the Mediterranean. We’d come home from classes, eat late lunch with our host families, and walk to the beach. I also loveloveloved going to church in Spain!
  14. If you could eat only one thing forever, what would it be? Pizza. Specifically, Angelo’s Pizza. It’s a pizza shop in the town J grew up that’s got a sweet sauce, and it changes the game.
  15. Guilty pleasure? This playlist. Also Hot n’ Spicy Cheez-Its.
  16. Biggest achievement in life so far? Olivia.
  17. Favorite sport to play, versus favorite sport to watch? Basketball (Go Sixers!) for both.
  18. What’s your coffee order? Changes all the time! Right now, an iced latte (light ice) with skim milk and one shot of toffee nut. And for non-coffee, a venti UNsweet peach green tea with a *splash* of coconut milk (also light ice). SO refreshing!
  19. What’s your morning routine? Right now, this!
  20. Favorite movie? It’s a tie: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Legally Blonde.”
  21. Favorite song to get pumped up? This one.
  22. Favorite alcoholic drink? Red wine or a vodka La Croix
  23. Favorite NON-alcoholic drink? Arbonne Fizzy drinks
  24. Any bad habits? Dropping things on the floor instead of putting them away in the moment. Also leaving my closet light on (sorry, J 😉 ).
  25. What’s something you can’t do but wish you could? Whistle.
  26. Favorite way to spend a rainy day? Doing ALL THE THINGS. Seriously, I freaking LOVE (lovelove) rainy days. I get amped. I clean the house, get cozy, read, come up with new ideas – it’s like my magic hour.
  27. Favorite season? The correct answer is fall and also the Christmas season. There is no other correct answer to this question.
  28. Favorite holiday? CHRISTMAS. With Thanksgiving a close second.
  29. What’s an ideal date? “That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.” (Name that movie… 😉 ). Also Chinese takeout on the living room floor with a movie starting at 7 pm so I don’t fall asleep in the middle of it HA.
  30. The best gift you’ve ever received? A 20 minute video from all of the people I love for my 25th birthday, that J orchestrated.
  31. Favorite memory that you’d relive if you could, not counting marriage or childbirth? My high school senior year spring musical, Anything Goes, which also happened to coincide with my 18th birthday. Best 3-days of my life (besides marriage, Olivia, etc)
  32. Favorite clothing brand or store? Half of my life is from Target, the other half from Amazon. 😉
  33. If you got a tattoo, what would it be? I have one already, and want more!
  34. When was the last time you cried? Friday, in the car, because I was just so overwhelmed from the week.
  35. What’s the best smell? Rain, freshly brewed coffee, warm vanilla sugar, garlic on the stovetop, the Bath & Body Works Leaves candle
  36. Pet peeve? Chipped manicures, inconsiderate/selfish people, and slow walkers. Also when bloggers don’t disclose sponsorships on their blogs/social media.
  37. Which is worst, the dentist or the OBGYN? I’ll take neither.
  38. What’s your zodiac sign? Aries.
  39. Dream job? Naming nail polishes or training dolphins.
  40. Introvert or extrovert? Extroverted introvert. So an ambivert?
  41. Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate chip cookie dough or cookies n’ cream, depending on the day.
  42. Most expensive thing you’ve ever splurged on for yourself? A Louis Vuitton bag that I bought on accident (true story).
  43. One thing you need in your bag at all times? Lip balm.
  44. Cooking or baking? Takeout. 😉
  45. If you had to move right now, where would you move to? Chicago or Texas.
  46. Heels or flats? Combat boots. Ha!
  47. Favorite workout? Pilates or Corepower yoga.
  48. What was your worst subject in school? Accounting (in college). I’m good at spending money, not at tracking it. 😉
  49. Celebrity crush? Zac Efron.
  50. What do you first notice about someone when you meet them? Their smile, eye contact, and warmth (or lack thereof).
  51. Favorite flower? Not roses – ha! Peonies.
  52. What’s your biggest strength? Making everyone feel like someone in a room, and being able to pull the good from just about any situation.
  53. What’s your biggest weakness? Patience, or a total lack thereof. Also Girl Scout cookies.
  54. Plans for the weekend? The Blog Societies’ Conference in Atlanta (I’ll be speaking on pitching brands!)
  55. When are you most inspired? During thunderstorms.
  56. What’s something people don’t know about you? I apparently have a “genius IQ” level from when I was tested as a kid. I’m SURE that has since changed (*ahem* decreased 😉 ), but I WILL SOAK THAT ISH UP.
  57. Must-have clothing item that should be in every girl’s closet? Can I give ya three? Jeans that make you feel hot AF (my fave jeans here), great black leggings for working out or just looking like you worked out (like these), and this dress (in every color, longsleeve AND sleeveless).
  58. What’s something you can’t live without? Tula skincare products. (My discount code is COMINGUPROSES if you wanna try with 20% off + free shipping!)
  59.  How do you want to be remembered? Someone who loved her people well, and who helped point others towards their best selves and towards Jesus.
  60. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Had a phase of wanting to be “on American Idol” and also “an Olympic swimmer” so clearly I was a delusional child. 😉 Biggest phase was wanting to be a marine biologist, but mostly just so that I could train dolphins. HA.
  61. Favorite Disney movie? Finding Nemo.
  62. Favorite Disney character? I have many, but Minnie Mouse!
  63. How would you describe your style? One part girly, one part edgy. All parts comfy.
  64. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Cleaning the house with a snap of my finger.
  65. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Read my Bible app’s Verse of the Day and/or grab Olivia a bottle.
  66. What makes you smile most? Snuggle + giggle sessions with Liv before bedtime.
  67. How do you relax? Netflix binges with J and locking myself in the bathroom to play Candy Crush (#guilty).
  68. If you could raid someone else’s closet, whose would you choose? Blake Lively’s.
  69. Favorite actor and actress? Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
  70. Favorite day of the week? Saturday. Specifically, first thing Saturday morning.
  71. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Stop giving your focus + attention to people in your life who don’t care to have you in theirs. Prioritize those that prioritize you.
  72. 3 words to describe yourself? Motivated, energetic, analytical
  73. What’s the last book you read? The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

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