Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Liebster Award

I was nominated by one of my favorite up and coming bloggers, Meghan from Everyday Fashion and Finance for the Liebster Award! Meghan and I found each other on Instagram a couple of months ago and are both new to the blogging world! I must say that I have had so much fun building new relationships with fellow bloggers.

The Liebster Award is an award designed to promote smaller blogs with less than 200 followers. When you are nominated, you answer questions about yourself and then nominate other up and coming bloggers! Here are a few things about me that you might not have known.

1. What was your first job?
I started my first real job during my freshmen year in college where I worked as a sales associate in a local department store. I worked in the accessories department which largely consisted of Brighton items and was responsible for creating all of the displays and heading up sales events. It was so much fun that it didn't really feel like work! When looking back, I suppose I could blame this job for my obsession with jewelry and handbags, lol!

2. If you could be any celebrity for a day, who would it be and why?
Katie Couric. She worked her way up from being a desk assistant at ABC to become the world's highest paid TV personality which demonstrates some major dedication and hard work. Katie now hosts her own talk show, Katie. I think it would be so much fun to host a talk show and get to meet so many new people.

3. What is your go-to perfume scent?
My perfume collection isn't very impressive, I am guilty of finding a perfume that I like and sticking with it for quite a while. Viva La Juicy has been on rotation for a long while! It is described as combination of delicious wild berries with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine. I think it smells nice and my hubby likes it so I suppose that is all that matters :)

4. What is your guilty pleasure?
Dessert and chai tea, please. Oh, and I'll take a side of Etsy with that! I could seriously live off of dessert and chai tea from now on. At least I do get my chai tea fix from Starbucks almost every morning, but unfortunately I don't think it would be wise to indulge in dessert everyday too. It just isn't fair that we can't eat whatever we want and stay in shape. As for Etsy, if you follow me on Instagram you already know that I have a slight obsession with look for less statement necklaces! I have found so many awesome dupes on Etsy and for such amazing prices! And then there is Tory Burch, one of my absolute favorite places for shoes, accessories, and handbags. I love Tory Burch because everything is so classic and offers an understated elegance. If only money grew on trees!

5. Who is your fashion icon?
Olivia Palermo has great fashion sense and pulls off such classic chic looks by using staple pieces. She is an accessorizing queen! 

6. What is the next thing you are dying to add to your wardrobe?
I just added the Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Tote to my wardrobe this past week so I'm pretty content for the time being (I really hope my hubby doesn't see this and pass out). Although the J.Crew Color Mix Statement Necklace would make a great addition for this spring/summer now that you have me thinking about it. 

7. Do you prefer going to classes at the gym or doing your own routine?
Well, that would require me to actually go to the gym. Once upon a time, I was a spin class addict, but now I just don't seem to have the time. My current routine typically consists of running after work whenever I have someone to run with. Although I do need to start making the time and get motivated to go back to the gym.

8. What is your favorite snack?
My recent favorite is dark chocolate covered blueberries/pomegranate and now that it is warming up I enjoy fresh fruit with a little side of homemade fruit dip.

9. What is your idea of the perfect night out with the ladies?
Dinner and wine at Studio Movie Grill is always a great time. We also have happy hours at each others homes where we all bring our favorite snack and a bottle of wine to share! The perfect Saturday would include lunch and shopping followed by mani/pedi's. 

10. What got you into blogging?
I have always wanted to start a blog, but did not know what to blog about. I am not much of a writer so I figured I would have nothing to say on a blog, I blame it on being a math and science nerd. I didn't think anyone would want to read it or that people wouldn't like it. A few months ago I joined Instagram and have gained quite a following which has reassured me that readers might at least be interested in the photos I would have to share and decided to give it a shot. My style has changed throughout the years and I finally feel like I have found "my style". I have learned a lot about remixing items that I already own instead of having to always go out and purchase new clothing, but rest assured I still do plenty of shopping too! I love finding awesome deals and am so happy to be able to share them with you. 

So, that is a little about me!

For the Liebster Award, I nominate:

Angela at Method Clothe

Remember to pass this nomination on!

Thank you so much for the nomination, Meghan!


  1. Very cool to learn moe about you! That new bag is gorgeous, I'm a big Coach fan myself :) so glad you started blogging, I really like your style!

    1. Thanks so much, Ginny! I used to be a huge Coach fan, but have branched out in recent years :)
      xoxo Bethany

  2. I love finding out more about bloggers especially if they are new to the blogging world. This is a great award and I have received it 6-7 times already but it is always an honor. =) I haven't told you before but I also love the design of your page. The sparkly Polka Dots are so Fun & Girly. And I am interested in exchanging buttons soon. I am working on a new button for my page, I will let you know. =)

    And while I am here I wanted to let you know that I run a Special Feature every Sunday where I feature The Best Looks of the week. This past week I included you as well so check that out in the link below.


    Thanks & I hope to see you on my page, soon. Ada. =)

    1. Thank you! That is awesome that you've received this award so many times! Thanks so much for featuring me this past Sunday, such a neat feature :)
      xoxo Bethany

  3. Loved reading your answers and learning more about you. I also love Katie Couric, Etsy, Tory Burch, Chai Lattes and a lot of other things you mentioned! Haha, we are a lot alike! Looking forward to the post tomorrow! :)

    xoxo Meghan

    1. Thanks, Meghan! It does seem that we have a lot in common! I'm looking forward to the post too :)
      xoxo Bethany

  4. Yes and yes to dessert and Olivia Palermo!! Love them both. Also, I am really excited for the post that you and Meghan are excited for? I'm on the edge of my seat girl! And thank you for the award, I will be posting about it this weekend :)


    1. Can't wait to see your responses and learn more about you! So excited we are teaming up!
      xoxo Bethany