Happy Monday! Whether you have been a long-term reader or are just joining – I am kicking off a new chapter in my blogger career after blogging for 7 years as a duo – I am now a solo blogger! I thought this would be the perfect time to re-introduce myself and get more personal with you. Sometimes it feels like a lot of outfit posts, gift guides and shopping deals without getting deeper. So here it goes – time to get personal (eeek!) ….
Let me re-introduce myself – my name is Whitney – most people call me Whit!
Here are 12 Facts about me!
1. I come from a big family!
I come from a family of six with 3 siblings. I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. I am very close with all my siblings and they are part of the reason I moved back to Seattle to be closer to my family.
2. I am very tall – 5’11
I am 5’11 flat-footed – finding clothes that work for my height can be challenging. I can’t even tell you the number of times I have ordered a dress for it to just be a “shirt” on me. #TALLGIRLPROBLEMS
3. I grew up sailing on a 52′ foot sailboat
I have a very unconventional childhood. I grew up primarily outside of the U.S. I left the United States when I was 6 years old to sail internationally for 2 years with my family on a sailboat.
4. I lived in the South of France for Junior High
I spent part of my Junior High years living in the South of France and going to the International School of Nice. I speak French pretty well but struggle with writing it.
5. I lived in Fez, Morocco with a homestay family & learned Arabic
I lived in Fez, Morocco with a homestay family where I taught English and learned Arabic. My homestay family were some of the nicest people I have ever met and my French really helped in bridging the communication gaps.
6. I sailed around the world on Semester At Sea
Yes – I definitely have a thing for boats. If you have never heard of Semester At Sea – SAS is a study abroad program I attended my sophomore year of college and sailed to over 14 different countries. This one of the best experience I have ever had! The people I met on that voyage are still my lifelong friends today – Go Fall ’06!
7. I am godmother to the most adorable nephew!
I absolutely adore my nephew – you may have seen him make an appearance on my insta-stories. It’s so amazing to see him grow up and soak in the world around him. My older sister and sister-in-law are both pregnant and due in May – it’s going to be Babies Galore soon!
8. I now live in Seattle after 10 years in San Francisco
I recently moved back to Seattle to be closer to my family after 10 years in San Francisco. It definitely has been a big adjustment. While I was born in Washington I really only spent 4 years during high school here – so I am still getting re-acclimated to the area.
9. I quit my job after 10 years in media in 2017
I spent 10 years handing $100MM accounts in the global media agency world. I will be detailing more about leaving my corporate job and that catalyst of why I left.
10. I recently lost over 25 LBS
After I left my corporate job I lost over 25+ LBS by improving my diet and exercising more regularly. I have gotten a lot of requests around my workout regime. I have posted a few fitness routines but I will be share more about my weight loss soon!
11. I love to dye my hair PINK
I like to play with my hair color and have dyed my hair pink a few different times. I initially just went for streaks and loved it so much I decided to take the plunge and do my whole head: here and here.
12. I am blogging solo for the first time in 7 years!
I first launched Britt+Whit in 2011 and after blogging for 7 years I am excited to be going solo! There will be big changes like an updated name and new design coming soon!
I love this! Thank you for the giveaway.
I love reading why people leave their jobs – looking forward to reading more!
So happy to have stumbled on this page, can’t wait to hear more about your journey ❤️ PS I would die and go to heaven with that YSL bag! Major OMG moment.
Awesome giveaway! 🖤 So cool that you’ve gotten to travel a lot!
Great post and some fun facts! Will follow your blog to get more great posts!
Such great facts, loved being able to get to know ya a little better!
Congrats on this new chapter!!! What an amazing giveaway!!!
I love posts like these! I can’t get over you sailing the sea- sounds SO cool!
Great facts! It’s so cool, you have traveled so much it sounds like! (I love to dye my hair pink too!!)
Such a great look, I need to find a pair of black OTK boots for next year as they always make an outfit pop!
Ahh I seriously love these kinds of posts. Reading more about the person behind the blog is so much fun! This was great and I adore your blazer dress!
Girl! You are killing it RN. Loving you on the blog solo !
Ahhh another Seattle blogger! 💗 You must have the most interesting stories from all your travels! I’m so excited to follow along on your solo journey. Hugs, Kait
First thing that I noticed is your fuchsia pink coat. It really looks good on you. Also enjoyed reading your blog! So full of information!
Omg that is so exciting babe!! Congrats on this new adventure!! & really enjoyed reading more about you, so crazy that you grew up sailing!! SO cool!
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Love getting to know you a little better! How cool that you lived in France and Morocco and got to learn Arabic! I dated a Moroccan guy while doing my masters in France but only picked a fiew words since we communicated in French.
Great giveaway! And I loved learning all of these things about you. So interesting!
You’re so well travelled and cultured! Sounds like quite a life x
Interesting facts, what a life! Good luck on your new adventure and thanks for the giveaway!
The Style Collector
I loved getting to know you better. Great giveaway too!
Wow, congrats! And yay, I want a YSL tote! haha
Such a cute post and a great look! Loved getting to know you more!
This is a great post! Loved getting to know you better and look forward to seeing your rebranding!
Love this blazer dress! Such a fun pink color.
I love this pink coat! Too cute
I enjoy reading posts like this and getting to know my fellow blogger babes! Thanks for sharing all these fun facts! I grew up on boats too, our family had Roamers!
Loved learning all of these fun things about you! I’m 5’10” so I definitely feel your struggle on finding clothes!
Girl, you have been to so many amazing places! I can’t wait to hear more about why you left your corporate job 🙂
-xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com
You are such a stunner!! I always love learning fun things about other blogger babes!!
You come from a big family too? That’s awesome! I am the oldest of 5! Also, I am loving this suit on you. The pink color goes so well with your complexion.
Thank pink jacket is stunning on you!
So fun learning more about you! This pink jacket is everything!!
These posts are amazing – it’s fun to learn about people. I can’t believe your 5’11.. do you have trouble finding clothes…
The pink jacket looks fabulous on you.
I’m excited for your new adventures with your blog.
so stoked for your new endeavors here on your blog darling! loving that jacket on you btw 🙂
Love these facts and congrats on going solo! That’s going to be so amazing for you. Also, amazing about losing so much weight! I’m hoping to lose a lot of weight this year with Orange Theory. Fingers crossed!
I absolutely love this pink coat! And, these are such fun facts about you!
What a chic look! Also, I always wanted to do Semester at Sea! SO cool!
I love learning about fellow bloggers so this was such a fun post to read! xo
love all of these fun facts about you! You are gorgeous, so many great things happening for you! thanks for sharing 🙂
i adooore your look <3
when will winner be announced?
Hey Cynthia – the winner was announced on IG last week. The winner was Lara. Keep an eye out for more giveaways coming soon! Thanks!