Well, hello there! I’m so happy to have you. Welcome to Type A Style- a fashion blog devoted to style, design, and snapshots of my everyday life. I’m Amanda, a self-driven fashionista motivated to bring a frugal outlook on a chic lifestyle. I can’t wait to share with you fashion and beauty tips, #ootd’s, interior design inspo, and so much more! We will get into that more later, but first I’d like to tell you a little about my story.
“This is the story of a girl”
I’m a 25-year-old Disney-princess disguised as a girl boss living in a small town in Kentucky. In the words of Niki Minaj, “sometimes you gotta be both the beauty and the beast.” I’m a senior business analyst for a national healthcare company and I thankfully work-at home, which is a huge lifestyle blessing. It allows me to pursue all my dreams across all spectrums of my life.
I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart, Joshua Dean. We’ve been together for about 8 years now, but 2 years ago, we were promoted to husband and wife. He is an amazing man- filled with so much loyalty, strength, & pizza. While our nightly routine of dinner out-to-eat and shark tank marathons isn’t always interesting, we’ve actually experienced a lot through our relationship. Our love story is definitely my favorite, and I can’t wait to share more of it at a later date. (Stay tuned!)
Together we obsess over our two and a half year old yellow Labrador, Bentley. He loves making new friends, watching football, morning snuggles, and tacos. He’s pretty much human.
Behind the fenty foundation-ed face and Kate spade handbag, I’m just a sinner graciously saved by the one true King. Though I am very flawed, He still loves me and strengthens me daily. Ask me about Jesus- I’d love to tell you more about His unending love!
I am so blessed to have the best people in my life! Everything I am is because of my parents. My two younger brothers are my partners in crime. My best girlfriends keep me sane and we have the greatest group of friends (shoutout to Da Crew!!).
I’ve always been a girly-girl: all pink everything and dresses for days. My true love for fashion grew as I began to discover who I was. With a classy persona and an attitude that’ll bite, I found that I could express myself through my daily outfits. But to be honest, I just never grew out of playing dress-up. My style is unique to who I am. I love mixing pink ruffles with black leather and a statement necklace for sparkle. I’m a shoe freak with an obsession for bikinis and coats– because a Kentucky girl has gotta keep up with the bipolar weather. Accessorizing is my favorite hobby and Kylie Lip Kits are my best friends.
Favorite brands: TJMaxx, Kate Spade, Old Navy, Lulu’s
It wasn’t until we purchased our first home that I discovered my instinctual interest in interior design. I grew up in a local family business in the home construction industry. My father is a home contractor by trade- so since birth, I have been surrounded by new homes and witnessed the ever-changing styles of homes. While it has always been integrated into my DNA, I didn’t realize my love for design until recent years. Like my outfits, I love to mix styles- rustic farmhouse with lots of shiny glam. I always strive to create my own style by taking risks and thinking outside of what’s trending. I cannot wait to incorporate this style into our new home we are currently building. God has blessed us beyond what we deserve and are able to build a beautiful new home at the young ages of 25 and 27. We are just so humbled by the opportunities our Lord has given. Josh and I together take pride in working hard for what we have and will be heavily involved physically and inspirationally in the building process. Can’t wait to share with you updates on our home- with lots of tips and tricks along the way.
I’m probably the only “interior designer” who hates HGTV. I know most of you think I’m crazy for not having Chip and Joanna set to my DVR, however, I’m just not a total fan. My husband constantly begs me to watch, but I find most of my inspiration through Pinterest and shopping. In fact, a few years ago, my family and I were featured on an entire episode of Lakefront Bargain Hunts on HGTV. However, they didn’t pay me enough to religiously watch their channel. (Just kidding- I didn’t get paid.)
Probably the reason I don’t watch is because it takes me away from the Kardashians and Real Housewives. Judge me all you want, but I am a reality-show junkie! I know all the real housewives and I keep up with the Kardashians on a daily basis.
Favorite housewives: Bethenny Frankel, Heather Dubrow, Erika Jayne, Kim Zolciak-Biermann
My favorite thing to do at home is fill it with friends and family. I love hosting (thanks Mom!) and party planning is my nightjob. Give me a theme and I’ll run with it! Wedding planning was my ultimate dream, and now that it is sadly over, I spend my time planning and decorating for many parties- bridal and baby showers, march madness shindigs, and our annual NYE affair.
To sum it all up, here are 10 random facts about me:
- I love Taco Bell
- I’m a lady in the streets, but ASLEEP in the sheets- especially during my daily naps
- I graduated from a prestigious private university in Louisville, KY as a biology nerd
- I’m a former HS and college volleyball player, but I’m a clumsy clown off the court
- Christmas is my favorite holiday, but NYE is my favorite party (we got married NYE weekend 2016)
- I’m fluent in English, T. Swift lyrics, and police 10-codes.
- Running late, running to target, and running my mouth are all forms of my cardio routine
- Gimme your yellow starbursts because I’m the freak who loves them
- The cashiers at TJMaxx know me by name and know I like to buy a lot of pink
Thank you so much for listening to me ramble about my life. There’s so much more to share with you, so stay tuned for most posts.
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