Let Me Re-Introduce Myself: 12 Facts About Me


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!) ….

 

SHOP MY LOOK

 

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!

photography by Michelle Moore

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42 Comments

  1. February 12, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I love this! Thank you for the giveaway.
    I love reading why people leave their jobs – looking forward to reading more!

  2. February 12, 2018 / 8:24 am

    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.

  3. February 12, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Awesome giveaway! 🖤 So cool that you’ve gotten to travel a lot!

  4. February 12, 2018 / 9:02 am

    Great post and some fun facts! Will follow your blog to get more great posts!

  5. February 12, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Such great facts, loved being able to get to know ya a little better!

    xo, Lydia

  6. Delia
    February 12, 2018 / 9:21 am

    Congrats on this new chapter!!! What an amazing giveaway!!!

  7. Emily Wilkinson
    February 12, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I love posts like these! I can’t get over you sailing the sea- sounds SO cool!

  8. February 12, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Great facts! It’s so cool, you have traveled so much it sounds like! (I love to dye my hair pink too!!)

  9. February 12, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Such a great look, I need to find a pair of black OTK boots for next year as they always make an outfit pop!

  10. Stephanie
    February 12, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    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!

  11. February 12, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Girl! You are killing it RN. Loving you on the blog solo !

  12. February 12, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    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

  13. February 12, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    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!

  14. February 12, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    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!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  15. February 12, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    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.

  16. February 13, 2018 / 1:47 am

    Great giveaway! And I loved learning all of these things about you. So interesting!

  17. February 13, 2018 / 4:13 am

    Interesting facts, what a life! Good luck on your new adventure and thanks for the giveaway!

    Gemma
    The Style Collector

  18. Nataly
    February 13, 2018 / 4:57 am

    I loved getting to know you better. Great giveaway too!

  19. February 13, 2018 / 6:53 am

    Wow, congrats! And yay, I want a YSL tote! haha

  20. Liz
    February 13, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Such a cute post and a great look! Loved getting to know you more!

    Liz

  21. Madeline
    February 13, 2018 / 11:21 am

    This is a great post! Loved getting to know you better and look forward to seeing your rebranding!

  22. February 13, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Love this blazer dress! Such a fun pink color.

  23. February 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    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!

  24. February 13, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Loved learning all of these fun things about you! I’m 5’10” so I definitely feel your struggle on finding clothes!

  25. February 13, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    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

  26. Ashley DTKAustin
    February 14, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    You are such a stunner!! I always love learning fun things about other blogger babes!!

  27. Cristina
    February 14, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    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.

    xx

    Cristina
    http://www.timelessoptimist.com

  28. Lacey
    February 15, 2018 / 5:41 am

    Thank pink jacket is stunning on you!

  29. February 15, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    So fun learning more about you! This pink jacket is everything!!

  30. February 16, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    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.

    Xo
    Aliya
    http://www.stylebyaliya.com

  31. February 18, 2018 / 3:51 am

    I’m excited for your new adventures with your blog.

  32. February 18, 2018 / 10:21 am

    so stoked for your new endeavors here on your blog darling! loving that jacket on you btw 🙂

  33. Lauren
    February 18, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    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!
    xx
    Lauren

  34. jcrewismyfavstore
    February 18, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I absolutely love this pink coat! And, these are such fun facts about you!

  35. adriana
    February 18, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    What a chic look! Also, I always wanted to do Semester at Sea! SO cool!

  36. February 18, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I love learning about fellow bloggers so this was such a fun post to read! xo

  37. February 19, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    love all of these fun facts about you! You are gorgeous, so many great things happening for you! thanks for sharing 🙂

  38. Cynthia Gaarder
    February 25, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    when will winner be announced?

    • February 26, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      Hey Cynthia – the winner was announced on IG last week. The winner was Lara. Keep an eye out for more giveaways coming soon! Thanks!

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