Where do you blog? I blog over at Rya Pie! It started out as a way to be creative and show my outfits, but has expanded to incorporate all parts of my life, like the yummy things I bake or trips I take with friends.
How did you get into blogging? I started blogging on a bored whim. I found some blogs online, thought to myself, "that's pretty snazz," and decided to create my own. It started out on Tumblr, and looking back, I really had no idea what I was doing, but now it's grown into a true passion of mine.
Where do you work or what did/do you study in school? I currently work at Victoria's Secret, which I am loving, and I'm a full-time student at The Evergreen State College, aiming for a bachelor's degree in cultural studies.
What's your dream job? Honestly, if I could just stay at home and blog for a living, that would be so spiff, but I'd also like to do more photography jobs (nothing full-time).
Your favorite musical: Oh gosh, so hard! Mama Mia has been my current obsession, even though I've cried when I've recently watched it, because I miss my mom! Haha.
Your favorite movie: Elizabethtown, a highly underrated film. Go watch it!
Your favorite guilty pleasure: Cheese fries. Or cheese sticks. Possibly Maury.
Drink of choice: Diet Crush orange soda.
Favorite food in the world: Mac'n'cheese. I could eat that until I die. I think I'm realizing I have a clear addiction to foods involving melty forms of cheese.
Favorite season and why? Summer, without a doubt. I love the heat and the length of the days. I love the carefree feeling I get, and that amazing smell in the air. I love being in Arizona when I step outside and it feels like I walked into an oven, or the monsoons there during a hot August day. Arizona summers forever!
Do you have a celebrity crush? I'm defaulting to Johnny Depp for this one. He is my forever crush.
Which actress would play you in a movie version of your life? If I could pick, I'd probably go with Kirsten Dunst, just because I think she is beyond adorable and I love her.
If you could live during any other time period, what would it be? Hmm, the '20s were so exciting, but the fashion of the '50s always tugs at my heartstrings. I'm going to go with the '50s.
Favorite book (from childhood or now): Pride and Prejudice. I love the movie (the newer one with Kiara Knightley), and I used to fall asleep to the books on CD every night growing up. It is my comfort blanket. Sometimes Michael reads it to me now when I'm going to bed.
What's the most beloved article of clothing you own? Hmmm, this is a hard one, but probably what I've come to call my Cosby sweater. I got it in high school because we were all really into ugly sweaters at the time, but then I just got so attached to it that I can't imagine a winter (or even a cold night) without it. It traveled everywhere around Ireland with me. It's definitely something I won't ever get rid of.
Do you have a style icon? If so, who? Twiggy was a huge influence on me earlier in life. She was the first fashion icon that ever caught my eye, and even though I don't channel her particular style, she was definitely the first to draw my eye to fashion.
If you could wear only one outfit every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh jeez, this is hard. One part of me wants to say a super cute yet comfy dress with some good wedges, but the other part of my wants to say I'd just steal one of Michael's button-ups and rock it with some skinny jeans and be way too comfortable... but I'd probably choose a dress, like the one above. I already have this in three different colors, so I'm part-way there!
Go-to accessory? Lipstick. I always forget to buy jewelry, so my collection is pretty small, but the perfect lip color always pulls a look together for me.
What's been your favorite post from your blog so far? This was a pretty difficult question, but I have to choose this recent post. Everything just seemed to come together for it, and I felt so comfy and cute. Michael even had the genius idea to incorporate the watering can, and my favorite posts are the ones where both the outfit and photos make me feel good.
Thanks a bunch to Mariah for being my interview subject for this month! If you're interested in being considered for this monthly Q&A series, feel free to e-mail me.
Have a great start to your August!