how about a "first date" // 2.11.15

with HelloKorin & i

This is the extra special week of love, Valentine’s week! And today is about the love of friendship. My best friend and amazing blogging buddy Korin, of HelloKorin, and I decided it would be fun to answer some fun first date questions so you could get to know us better.

Lexi + Korin
Lexi + Korin

1. What inspired you to start your blog? Where do you see it going?

Korin - I began hellokorin my first year of college, as a way to collect inspiration and stay creative during an academic-heavy time. Over the years it has evolved with me, as I’ve discovered my personal style and passions. I would love for it to become a way for me to share my love for interior design, organization, & event planning with the world, as a business.

Lexi - I started Basically Bubbly while in college as a way to express my creativity. At the time, I was a full time engineering student and I felt trapped without any way to explore colors, fashion or my interests. Now, my blog is just one of the dimensions to my personal brand. I love spending time exploring my passions and expanding my business.

2. What’s your ideal Saturday?

K - Brunch, a good thrifting/antiquing trip, and then winding down the evening outdoors with my guy, a grill, and good friends.

L - Being outdoors with the pup + Jas, whether that’s a picnic or trip to the lake or hiking. Then coming home, eating something delicious for dinner and painting while the sun is setting.

3. If you could describe your personal style in a phrase, what would it be?

K - “Easy sophistication.” I like to look polished but effortlessnever stiff.

L - Boho Chic.

4. Which celebrity would you pick to be best friends with?

K - I have to be cliche and go with Taylor Swift. She seems like a genuinely kind person, which is such an attractive quality, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. (Bonus that I wouldn’t have to squat to take a photo together!)

L - Emma Watson, hands down.

Emma and Taylor
Emma and Taylor

5. If you had to pick one clothing store to shop from for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

K - I’ve gotta go with ASOS. The clothing is great quality, and they have a good mix of timeless, classic styles and fun pieces.

L - Anthropologie. It’s filled with everything wonderful for both my home and closet. I always tell Jas I could live in their stores every time I walk in.

6. What’s your favorite piece in your closet?

K - My leather jacket. It fits so perfectly, and can make any outfit look put-together instantly!

L - I can’t decide between jeweled white blouse from Anthro or my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans. Both are pieces I have to force myself away from when I walk into my closet every morning. Too bad it’s considered bad taste to wear the same thing daily. Haha.

7. What are the three things you cannot leave your house without?

K - Mascara, chapstick, and a spare hair tie.

L - Cell phone (mostly for the camera), chapstick (the plainer, the better) + sunnies.


8. What is your go-to lipstick shade?

K - I typically go bare on my lips, but when I want to add a little color I love using a lip crayon in a berry hue.

L - Dior Addict Extreme 789

9. What’s the one thing you do to pamper yourself regularly?

K - I recently invested in a really good moisturizer, and it feels so luxurious every time I put it on. I’m usually a drugstore-brand kind of girl, but treating my skin to a great moisturizer every day is better for my complexion AND my mood:)

L - I LOVE those $1 facemasks from Walmart and always make an excuse to set aside time once a week for myself, the tub + a facemask.

10. Leather or gems?

K - Leather.

L - If it’s brown leather, leather all the way!


I would love to hear more about you too! Answer these questions and post them to your own blog, facebook, or leave them in a comment here. Be sure to tag your best friend to answer them, too!