"Is your real name Charley" or "Is Charley short for something?" Charley Marie Taylor is my full given name. "Boy" names for girls is a little tradition in my family as well as the middle name Marie. My sisters names are Chase Marie and Chandler Marie.
"How many tattoos do you have and what do they mean?" I made a video about this that you can watch right here! My tattooer is Jasmine Wright at Buju Tattoo in San Diego, CA.
"Where do you like to shop?" I am a huge thrift junkie! Flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores, antique malls, you can find me anywhere and everywhere that has recycled goods! I also love the new affordable stores like H&M, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, NastyGal, ModCloth and American Apparel as well as local boutiques and designers!
"What is your ethnicity?" I am part Mexican (My mother's side) and the rest is a mix of white european (mostly French, English and Dutch).
"How do you do your makeup?" I made a speedy video tutorial that you can watch here!
"What kind of camera do you use for your photos?" I use a Canon 60D for all of my photos, occasionally you will see some from my iPhone and the photobooth application on my MacBook pro.
"I'm looking to get a tattoo, can you suggest me something?" (I get this question a lot) Getting a tattoo is an extremely personal decision. I am against anyone influencing anyone else on choices for their own bodies. I hope you reflect on your reasons to get tattooed and choose something you really want, it doesn't have to be meaningful but it does have to be choice made with confidence. That being said, I personally stay away from "trendy" placement and styles. There's a lot of people who made the choice to get the "cool" tattoo in the 90's that are now living with butterfly lower back tattoos and barbed wire armbands. Pick a talented artist and review lots of their work, ask them a lot of questions. Don't shop for the cheapest price, you will end up paying a lot more fixing, replacing, removing or just being humiliated with a bad tattoo.
"How do you put your outfits together/ fashion inspiration and who are your style icons?" Films, 60's- 90's pop culture icons, other bloggers. My biggest advice is don't over think it! Wear your staples that fit well and you feel great in and then choose a wild piece that makes you go out of your bubble a little bit to keep it fresh. I don't plan any of my outfits in advance and the times I have tried I usually end changing my mind.
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