Sunday, October 21, 2012

Brunch with a blogger: Amber of The Girly Bird

I'm here with the third installment of my weekly Brunch with a blogger. Amber, the fabulous author of The Girly Bird is my guest today.

I have discovered Amber's blog, The Girly Bird, last year, and I've been hooked on her unique style and witty writing ever since. There's nothing I love more than inspiring photos combined with interesting and funny text, and Amber's blog has it all.
She has such a lovely and inspiring personal style, made of pretty girly dresses, rich colors and timeless classic pieces. She has a hubby Kevin, who always makes her look awesome in pictures. Amber loves good music, and is generous enough to share: every week she makes me discover another fabulous singer or band that make her weak in the knees

I could go on and on about what I love about her blog, but I think her own blog introduction says it best: My name is Amber, my friends call me Amber. I'm a native Texan recently transported to Connecticut where I live with my husband and ever chubby pup Oliver. I laugh at my own jokes and think I'm pretty awesome. This is my personal style blog intertwined with my thoughts on all things that make me weak in the knees. Thanks for checking my blog out, you have just earned ten cool points for doing so.

Now let's discover the things that are rocking Amber's world right now:

My favorite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I've read this book numerous times and have seen every film adaptation. I am something of a Jane Eyre addict.

One thing I simply can't live without: Music. There is nothing better.

Favorite scent: Lauren by Ralph Lauren. My mom used to spritz this on herself just before she left for work and now I do the same thing. I guess I really have turned into my mother.

Always in my closet: A crisp white button down blouse.

My ultimate style icon: Charlotte Gainsbourg. She is one part French chic and one part rock star "I don't give a damn" style. I heart her in a big way.

My favorite magazine: Lucky!

My favorite song: Picking my all time favorite song is impossible, but the number one track on my current playlist is Don't move by Phantogram.

My guilty pleasure: I've seen every Teen Mom episode that's ever aired. I'm not proud of this.

My favorite blog / the first website I read in the morning: Well my blog is the first one I read in the morning because I clearly have issues. But after that I check out The City Birds Nest to see what my blogger buddy cb is up to.

My favorite fashion accessory: I am just starting to get into sunglasses. They give me an air of mystery while always camouflaging the fact that every other picture I take I tend to be blinking in.

My favorite movie scene: "You jump, I jump, right?" Yes, I am talking about Titanic. In particular the scene where Leo DiCaprio's character puts Kate Winslet on the boat and she is being lowered to the water where she will be safe and wait for rescue but she looks longingly at Leo while that Irish lady is ooooing in the background and then Kate jumps BACK onto the Titanic and races to find Leo who is already running to find her and then they embrace and he keeps asking her why she did that and they're kissing and hugging and then she finally says "You jump, I jump, right?" Oh god, I'm crying now. I need a moment to myself.

My life mantra: Life's short, eat the chocolate.

Thing I am most proud of: I'm just a small town gal from Texas who somehow managed to survive and flourish in Manhattan for six years. I'm pretty proud of that.

My style in 3 words: Better. Than. Yours.
(That's a joke. My head isn't really that big.......yet)

Thank you so much, Amber, for having this virtual brunch with me, and for your witty and honest answers! I love every single one of them!


  1. Wonderful blog, another to add to my ever growing list of must-reads!

  2. Great post and her blog is amazing
    xo, Petra

  3. Ohhh, I'm checking her out, she looks adorable!!
    Thanks for introducing her to us!

    Girls that glitter love the dark

  4. Hello :) Lovely blog. I am your newest follower, hope you can follow me back, keep in touch :)


  5. Great post and I love her list of favorites!!

  6. Jane Eyre is my favorite book, too!

    PS Ivana, I made myolsonfamily private (gross people searching my kids pic. Sad) and moved all my projects and outfits, etc to a new public blog Please stop by! Thanks!!!

  7. Such a cute and adorable post! Fun to read on a Sunday. HOpe you are well ivan!


  8. Love these installments! I love how her guilty pleasure are the Teen Moms.

  9. I love the green dress! So pretty.


  10. So great-love the super honest answers :). I'm so excited to be introduced to a new blog every week!

  11. Haha! Amber sounds amazing! Definitely going over to her blog now. I love the chocolate quote at the end :) So so true.

  12. I am so stoked that you let me be a part of your series :) Thanks again!

  13. Great post! This is Amber alright!



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