Friday, March 4, 2016

Coffee Date - Volume One

I'm excited to share my first Coffee Date on Southern Style! I love getting to know more about the gals behind my favorite blogs, so I'm going to start sharing little tidbits about myself once a month - and answering questions that I get asked about on Insta, email, or right here on the blog!

1. What kind of dog do you have?
This is probably one of my most frequently asked questions! Sophie is a 4-lb. Maltipoo and my tiny best friend. She is almost 5 years old - my parents got her for me the summer before my junior year of college and she's been my sidekick ever since! If you're looking for a small dog, I would highly recommend a maltipoo - Soph has such a great temperament + she doesn't shed!

2. How do you curl your hair?
In recent days, I've gone back in time to my hot roller days, so I've been using these a couple of times a week. For my actual curls, I use a Conair 3/5" - super inexpensive (less than $20) and can be found at Target!

3. What is your coffee order?
I always love seeing what others order, so this was a fun question! It honestly depends on where I'm going, but if I go to Starbucks in the winter, I get a vanilla blonde (light) roast with either almond milk or half & half and two Splendas, and in the summer, I love an iced skinny caramel machiatto or a caramel iced coffee with almond milk. 

4. What is your day job?
I work as the Custom Home Program manager for a golf course and residential community. I also have my real estate license, so I do that on occasion for the same company as well. Prior to that, I worked in advertising and marketing. 

5. What can you tell me about eyelash extensions?
They are seriously the best! I am happy to do a full post on this is anyone is interested in the ins-and-outs, but I never wear eye makeup anymore unless it's a special occasion (and then I'll put on a tiny bit of eyeliner). 

6. How long have you and your boyfriend been together?
Stephen and I started dating in college - so almost 5 and a half years and counting!

7. Where do you get your barre clothes?
I'm all over the place when it comes to what I wear to barre. I have several go-tos that I bought directly from my PB studio. I also did a collab with Pure Barre Wilmington that resulted in a fab pair of Beyond Yoga leggings - if you want to splurge, I would recommend these (and they are 25% off!). And I also love finding cute pieces from F21 + Old Navy!

I love having the opportunity to share a little bit more about myself but would also love to know more about you! If you have your own Coffee Date series, please let me know! And as always, feel free to leave any questions here in the comments, via email, or even on Insta or Snapchat (zellebrown).

P.S. The ShopBop sale ends today! Shop my picks below - I definitely have a few things in my shopping bag. Enter the code BigEvent16 to receive 25% off!








  1. what a fun series. It always nice to get to know the person behind there blog.

  2. I like this new series of yours! Especially since you answered a few things I've always been curious about :) Happy Friday!

  3. Yes please on the lash extension post...I actually want to get some!! Happy Friday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Love this post! I always enjoy reading these types of Q and A posts. Hope you have the best weekend!!

    xo, Shelby

  5. Cute post! I love your seasonal picks, too!

    Have a great weekend!

    The Closet by Christie

  6. I swear by my inexpensive curling iron! This is such a cute post idea Zelle! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  7. Sophie is SO cute and I always love seeing your pictures of her. :-) Sounds like you have a fun job too. I put almond milk creamer in my coffee at home. I wish that my two Starbucks that I go to offered that though!! Love a good carmel macchiato too. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  8. Love this new series! Sophie is the cutest little lady ever and YES please to an eyelash extensions post - I've been considering them for myself! Happy Friday!

  9. I love my inexpensive curling iron and wand! And your barre clothes collection is amazing, I need to start jumping on the sales they have in my studio. So many cute pieces! Happy Friday :)
    Green Fashionista

  10. I'd love an eyelash post! I have been thinking about doing it. So fun to learn more about what you do INL, although I am not sure I know what a Custom Home Program manager does. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Love this post! I agree, it's always fun to get to know the bloggers a little better. I am going to have to try your coffee order, it sounds great and I need something new. Eyelash extensions are seriously THE BEST! I had to take mine off recently because my allergies were so bad and my eyes were constantly itching...and it sucks not having them and having to put on makeup! Hope you have a great weekend Zelle!

    Clothes & Quotes

  12. So fun getting to know a little more about you! Yes, please to the eyelash extensions post - I would love to know more about it!

  13. Love this post!! Your job sounds like a lot of fun!! Have a great weekend :)

  14. Absolutely love this series! I thought of another question (one that I love for people to ask me) If you could travel anywhere in the world, but had to do it by yourself, would you go? And where?

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  15. Loved learning more about you! Soph is seriously adorable! Great picks from Shopbop, too! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  16. Great getting to know you


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