Get to know me tag
Since I am new to blogging I thought it would be fun to do this Get to know me tag. Here are 50 questions about me, which I hope will give you a better picture of who I am.
1. Full name
Marianne Saga Österlund
2. Zodiac sign
Leo. My birthday is coming up – July 28th
3. 3 fears
Flying, drowning and wasps
4. 3 things I love
My family, a really good book and summer
5. My best friend
I don’t think I have a best friend, instead, I have many close friends.
6. Last song I listened to
Drake – Too Good
7. 3 Turn ons
Good manners, thoughtfulness and honesty
8. 3 Turn offs
Self-centeredness, naughtiness and small hands (I think they are creepy, I am sorry)
9. What colour underwear I’m wearing right now
10. How many tattoos/piercings do I have
I haven’t got any tattoo, but I’ve had one on my mind for a while now. As for piercings, I do have three in my left ear and two in my right. However, these days I only use one piece of earrings.
11. The reason I started blogging
For years I have been blogging on and off. I have always enjoyed it, taking photos, editing and writing posts. Fashion and style are something that interests me and I want to be able to share that with others.
12. How I feel right now
We just got back from a day at our summer cottage, so I am feeling relaxed. I’m also content because I just ate. Thus, generally happy.
13. Something I really really want
14. My current relationship status
Taken. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 1 and a half years now and I couldn’t be happier.
15. Meaning behind my URL
It’s a combination of my name Marianne and the name I think is the most beautiful, which is Isabelle. Elle is also French for her.
16. My favourite movie
ALL Disney movies (I’m a huge Disney fan) and also Moulin Rouge
17. My favourite song
Elton John – Your Song
18. My favourite band
I don’t think I have a favourite band, but my favourite artist is Beyoncé (I’m going to see her perform in Stockholm!).
19. 3 Things that upset me
Talking behind one’s back, rude people and the self-centeredness of today’s world
20. 3 Things that make me happy
Sunshine, a great conversation and travelling
21. What I find attractive in other people
Good manners, humour and a smile on their faces
22. Someone I miss
My late grandfather
23. Someone I love
24. My relationship with my parents
I have always had a very close relationship with my parents. I think being an only child has contributed to this. I feel like I can share anything with them. Especially with my mum, I can talk to her about anything. They always have my back and I am so grateful for everything that they have done for me.
25. My favourite holiday
I’ve got to say Christmas. Even though I don’t enjoy winter but on Christmas Eve I always wish there to be snow. I think most importantly I love the concept of Christmas, being together with the family and taking some time to appreciate one and other.
26. My closest blogging friend
At the moment I don’t think I have any close friends who blog, but I sure hope to find some good friends through blogging.
27. Someone famous I’d date
28. A confession
I am a terrible dancer. A really terrible dancer.
29. 3 Things that annoy me easily
Loud chewing (I can’t stand it!), being late and bad weather
30. My favourite animal
Besides dogs, I think lions. When I was little the Lion King was my favourite movie and I had a toy Simba, which I carried everywhere.
31. My pets
My baby girl, my Maltese puppy Chloé. Find her on Instagram @pawsofchloe
32. One thing I’ve lied about
I am a terrible liar, so I think my biggest lies have been telling friends ‘I’m on my way’ when actually I’m just getting out of the shower.
33. Something that’s currently worrying me
My future. Haha, I mean my studies are about to start in autumn and regarding that I have plenty of exciting things happening before that (and so much to do).
34. An embarrassing moment
Our first date with my boyfriend.
35. Where I work
Currently, I am working at an Asset Management company as an Administrative Assistant
36. Something that’s constantly on my mind
37. 3 Habits I have
First thing in the morning I do some yoga, before I leave the house I have to make my bed (otherwise it bothers me throughout the day) and I think this third one is kind of a bad one, but I am constantly scrolling through Instagram (sorry I am addicted).
38. My future goals
Career-wise, I want to pursue a meaningful career, maybe creating something myself. For so long I want to graduate school (I am studying Economics at the moment) and keep up with blogging. As for my goals in general, I want to travel as much as I can. I want to see new places, explore new cultures and meet new people. I also want to spend time with the ones I love. I think it is so important to have those people that matters the most around you as much as possible. Love, that’s all.
39. Something I fantasise about
Someday I would love to go to Paris Fashion Week and attend a show. Why Paris? Because Paris is my absolute favourite city in the whole wide world.
40. My favourite store
Zara – it’s where you’ll find me. Otherwise, Whole Foods, if we would have it here in Finland.
41. My favourite food
At the moment I am loving Acai Bowls.
42. What I did yesterday
When I got home from work, we headed straight to our summer cottage, my boyfriend and I. We spent a lovely evening making food by the sea and walking the dogs. It was wonderfully relaxing after a busy week at the office.
43. Something I’m talented at
I think I am pretty good at languages. I speak Swedish, Finnish and English fluently. My French is pretty good too I mean I manage in France. I have also studied Chinese. Overall I am very interested in languages. Every time we travel to a different country I try to learn at least some words in the local language.
44. My idea of the perfect date
Dinner and a movie.
45. My celebrity crush
There are plenty. Tom Hardy as already mentioned, Channing Tatum and Ryan Reynolds to name a few.
46. My favourite blog
There are so many beautiful blogs out there, it’s hard to pick just one. But if I have to pick one it would be Aimee Song of Song of Style. I think her style is amazing and I really enjoy reading her posts.
47. Number of kids I want
2 – a boy and a girl
48. Do I smoke/drink
49. One word that describes me
50. My favourite quote
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– H. Jackson Brown Jr, P.S. I Love You
There you have it guys, 50 questions about me. If you have any further questions you would like to ask me, just leave a comment.