Pop! Fizz! Chat! 01.13

A weekly series dedicated to everything from Q&As, sale finds, weekend updates, sneak peeks and more!

Get To Know Dana of Pink Champagne Problems

C H A M P A G N E  T A S T E

Who are some bloggers that inspire you?
Oh! This is a tough one! I love SO many of these girls and everyone inspires me one way or another. I’m actually thinking about incorporating a little section to this where I share a bit on favorite bloggers of mine! But to answer your question, I 100% have to choose Blair Eadie. I know she inspires so many people. Which is amazing. I love her not only because of the great and creative outfits she pulls together, but also because she was in the same career field as me: Merchandiser. I definitely admire the way she runs her business: She’s such a private person and to me, I think that’s something that’s really hard to do in this community nowadays. She’s so well-respected in both the blogging world and the fashion industry, and that is something that really inspires me!

Why are you a Steelers fan if you’re from New York?
I get this question A LOT. And since I promised I’d answer anything you asked me, it’s time to get candid. When I went to college, I wasn’t a huge sports fan. I enjoyed sports, but wasn’t a die hard fan. When my college boyfriend (from Pittsburgh) came into the picture, we watched sports non-stop and naturally, I just followed along and ended up getting hooked on Pittsburgh. He was a hockey player and just a die-hard sports fan in general, so for almost 4 years, that’s what I knew. And I grew to love everything about Pittsburgh: The sports, the city itself and the people! Hockey is one of my FAVORITE sports now and not to toot my own horn or anything, but I know a lot about the game!

Would you ever quit your job to blog full time?
I’ve been getting this question a lot recently, and the answer is no. There are many reasons why: 1. I don’t make enough money through the blog (or at least enough money to support my comfortable lifestyle), and 2. I love my job. Like really love it. I would be too nervous to leave a job that I love and do something that isn’t a consistent paycheck. Although I think it’s amazing that people are able to leave their jobs (usually because they’re unhappy there) to do what they love (blogging) full time, it’s just not something I personally see myself doing.

C H A M P A G N E  F I N D S

C H A M P A G N E  D A I L Y

Tonight, Matt and I are doing a little date night – dinner and drinks! Tomorrow morning, I’m shooting with Allie and then we’re visiting L.A. Burdick – A chocolate shop in SoHo! Be sure to follow along on IG stories (@pinkchampagneproblems)! On Sunday, my best friends want to do brunch, so I need to figure out a place we can go to that will have the Steelers’ game on;) Playoff football is getting pretty serious. DUH!

C H A M P A G N E  G A I N S

I mentioned in a post this week that I’m trying to be overall healthier this year. Could I afford to lose a few pounds? Sure. But ideally, I just want to be healthy. I want to sweat more. This week, my goal was to get to the gym 4 times, but I ended up going 3 times. Unless, I go tonight. That’s still TBD 😉

I know it’s REALLY pricey, but I love all of the classes Equinox has to offer. The facilities are stunning, which is a huge plus too. This week, I went to three different classes (one of them was new):

  • Whipped! – This class has 5 different stations and it’s all interval based. I get SORE afterwards!
  • Barre Burn – Not traditional barre, since we use body bars as our ballet bar, but I can’t believe how many reps we do…my body shakes like crazy (which I hear is a good thing)!
  • Powerstrike – This was the new class I tried. It was a mix of kickboxing and SoulCycle (minus the bike, duh). All of the kickboxing moves were to the beat of the music. No gloves, no bags, nothing. It was 100% a cardio party – I loved it!

C H A M P A G N E  T O  G O

Now that Allie and I have our trip to London totally set, I’m starting to think of things I want to wear. I’m thinking lots of stripes, sweaters, cute dresses and trench coats! If you’ve been to London, what did you think about the style there?! Any recommendations?

Also, since we’re talking about travel: Allie and I are ALSO considering a quick trip to Miami for the Veuve Clicquot Carnaval in early March! We have so much fun together during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, so we’re thinking this is a MUST!

Another Pop! Fizz! Chat! I hope you enjoy this series as much I enjoy writing and researching for it. If you ever have a question you’d like me to answer, feel free to shoot me an email, tweet me, send me a DM on Instagram, or ask it anonymously here!

H A P P Y  W E E K E N D !

do it for the ‘gram

  • Maybe one day the sun will come out and I’ll be able to feel it on my face😂🤷🏻‍♀️ But I’m not letting that ruin my Sunday! Heading to brunch with Matt’s fam then I might go see a show by myself! Any Broadway recs?! I’ve pretty much seen most of them butttttt send away!👏🏻🔥
  • HMMMM WHERE TO NEXT?🤭👀 These temps have me ready for some warm weather🥶  I’m already planning my travel schedule for the year and have two places pretty much set in stone: Scottsdale, AZ and CROATIA😍 .
What places are you planning to go to this year?! Let me know in the comments below and I’ll hook one winner up with a ☕️ gift card🙌🏼
@liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2zosL #liketkit
  • Dana’s Essentials: @gucci shoes (duh, you all knew this🤷🏻‍♀️), a good bag (investment bags are always a good idea👏🏻), cashmere pieces (that’ll keep you warm and cozy🤗), and a good statement coat for the days you don’t feel like looking like the Michelin man in your puffer (because hell yeah🙌🏼)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shop my essentials using the @liketoknow.it app! You could also click the link in my bio shop😘 http://liketk.it/2znkV #liketkit
  • Getting dressed is easy when @USPoloAssn creates classic, easy lifestyle pieces🙌🏼 Shop by heading to the link in my bio! AD #USPoloAssn #LiveAuthentically // 📸 by @lydiahudgensphoto
  • “There’s something about the New York City air that makes sleep useless.” ❤️ After a three day weekend filled with shoots, SoulCycle, errands, amazing company, and late nights, I’m feeling so lucky to be able to live in the greatest city in the world🙌🏼 #newyorkcity #nyc
  • Weekend look in my @USPoloAssn🙌🏼 The perfect classic puffer for running errands and staying warm! I’ve been living in this cozy piece😍 #ad #USPoloAssn #LiveAuthentically // 📸 by @lydiahudgensphoto
  • On Thursdays, we wear all black and tulle👀🤷🏻‍♀️ That’s how that goes, right? .
@liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2zfAa #liketkit
  • Last night in my usual 6:30 @soulcycle class, @mantaszvinas said something that just stuck. He said, “Say your resolutions out loud.” And in that moment I realized something: I never said my resolution out loud to anyone. How am I supposed to be held accountable?
So in 2019, everything I do is going to have a purpose. Every blog post I publish, every Instagram post I curate, every email I send, every argument I make,  every thing I put in my body. WHATEVER. It’s all going to have a PURPOSE. Resolutions could be heavy weight that is constantly on your mind — but that’s not what I want this year to be. 2019 is going to be another year of growth, happiness, success, and yes, probably even failure. But damn, I’m ready for it🙌🏼
Your turn. Say your resolutions out loud. Let’s hold each other accountable👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Follow Me!