The Liebster Award



WOW… I am speechless and extremely flattered to have been nominated for the LIEBSTER award. I feel extremely honored to have been nominated for the LIEBSTER award. My fellow blogger supporter and friend simplyjyune has nominated me. A LIEBSTER award is given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers, giving them recognition, encouragement, and to help the rest of the blogging community discover their fabulous blogs. To comply with the rules my blogger pal simplyjyune has asked me 11 questions, and in return, I must select my favorite 11 newbie bloggers to pass on the award, along with my 11 questions for them….This is so exciting!

11 Questions

1. What do you like most about blogging?

I consider blogging my 2nd job in addition to working at Michael Kors. I would also consider it an outlet for when I am stressed. If I’m having a bad day, I want to blog. My passion is fashion after all and I love coming up with ideas for new things to write about. Yes, I am fairly new  to the world of blogging, but I have followers who subscribe to my blog because they want to see what I’m going to write about next. I want to share things with people, not just about fashion but about other things too. I have almost 10 years of  fashion experience; including various fashion opportunities and I feel it is my job to “Pay It Forward.”

2. What is your favorite style or fashion statement?

I would classify my favorite style as the “All American” girl look. Rachel Bilson, who played  California girl Summer Roberts on the O.C., is the “All American Girl” of fashion. Rachel’s looks are always simple and classic; a perfect combination. From the streets to the red carpet, Bilson always manages to look her best; her style appears almost effortless.

My favorite fashion statement is currently leather and lace best emulated by a red Valentino dress.


3. What is one fashionable item that you regret buying and why?

A fedora. I didn’t regret buying it at the time; it was summer so it was fun to wear to pool parties. However looking back, it wasn’t my style at all.

4. What is your favorite piece of accessory?

Jewelry.  I have a huge collection of jewelry; everything from earrings and rings from Forever 21, necklaces from Tiffany’s (birthday gifts), 2 Michael Kors’ watches, an assortment of bracelets that I love to stack on and am constantly adding to and finally my David Yurman bracelet (21st Birthday) gift. But the pieces of jewelry that I love the most are things that my family has given me; they are extra special.

5. What was your favorite trend in 2012?


6. Which designer is your favorite and why?

Michael Kors. Yes I may be a little bit biased because I work for his company but his products speak for themselves and I stand behind them 150%.  Also, I love his attitude; he wants every woman to be able to own one of his products. At his Michael Kors’ lifestyle stores, not only does Michael himself hand pick his favorite things to be sold at the store but we also carry all of his lines including jewelry, shoes, handbags, sunglasses, etc. His labels include Michael Kors (high-end line)  MICHAEL by Michael Kors which is very affordable to the woman who doesn’t want to spend $1000 on a handbag but still wants a Michael Kors bag. His label KORS by Michael Kors is his higher end shoe line.  Michael tries to cater to every woman whereas some designers just have a high end line.


7. Which is one beauty product that you must have?

Loreal Paris Colour Riche Lip Balm. Not only does it have SPF 15 and soothes dry lips but it comes in several different colors. It provides the perfect amount of color with each application while remaining very natural. I own almost every shade! My favorite is nourishing nude.

8. What is your favorite color?

Triple tie- kelly green, black, and blue

9. Who is your fashion idol?

Blake Lively aka Mrs. Ryan Reynolds aka Serena Van Der Woodsen on “Gossip Girl.” Surprisingly, Blake has  confessed that she has no stylist, and her fashion knowledge was acquired while working on Gossip Girl uses. She also references Over the past few years Blake has not only solidified her status in Hollywood as a great actress but has emerged as the girl with a killer fashion sense both on and off the red carpet. She can be seen wearing everything from a neon pink Michael Kors dress, to an Elie Saab royal blue pant suit, and in Prabal Gurung’s fabulous dresses. With her flowing blonde tresses, flawless makeup and impeccable style, Lively will continue to shine in the fashion spotlight for many years to come.

10. Does your fashion reflect your personality?

My personal fashion style is simple and classic but with a modern flair. I love classic pieces like skinny jeans, and basic blouses. My day to day looks often involve mixing designer and affordable pieces; for example, pairing J Brand jeans with a tank top from Target. I am a big believer that accessories can transform an outfit, and I love accessorizing a simple outfit with a fun pair of shoes, a chunky necklace, or a statement handbag. While I do read all about the latest trends, I only experiment with  trends that are true to my signature style; I buy trendy pieces that are modern yet classic and I know will enhance my look.  I dress to impress myself and feel the most confident when flaunting an outfit that reflects my signature style in every aspect. I think that rings true to my personality; I feel my best when I am being myself. I am an outgoing, funny, vivacious and confident young woman. I know who I am and always try to stay true to myself. I am also a very loyal, and caring person. So I guess that my style does reflect my personality.

11. Do you have any fashionable don’ts.

 Matching the color of your handbag to the color of your shoes; boyfriend jeans, VPL (visible panty line)…btw “Hanky Panky” makes the most comfortable thongs in every imaginable color; don’t show a lot of cleavage; anything that is too tight; overall, not dressing for your body type. I always feel terrible for other women who just don’t know how to dress for their body type, I wish I could help every one of them.  DO rely on the saying “quality” over “quantity.”  I was raised by a mother who lived and breathed fashion, always took my sister and I shopping and helped us with clothes; a mother who I credit with helping me to become the future “Passionate Fashionista.”

Again, I want to give an enormous thank you to simplyjyune. Now it is my turn to pass on the LIEBSTER Award to these amazing bloggers….(in no specific order)












11 Questions

1. Who is your fashion icon?

2. What is/was your favorite trend of 2012?

3. What is your favorite magazine/fashion magazine and why?

4. Currently, what artist or song can you not get enough of?

5. Who or what is the biggest inspiration in your life?

6. What is your favorite beauty product?

7. What is your “go-to” fragrance?

8. Why did you start blogging?

9. Do you have a favorite celebrity blog or blogger that you admire?

10. What is your favorite fashion “item” (clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbag, other accessory) that you own?

11. What are you going to wear on New Year’s Eve?

I’m so excited to read your responses, so please remember to leave me a comment after you have answered the questions and passed on the award to the next 11 lovely bloggers.

Congratulations! You deserve it.

xoxo Hayley

The Passionate Fashionista



  1. Miri<3sFashion · December 17, 2012

    Thank you so much for nominating me Hayley!! 😀 xxx
    I will try to respond this week!

  2. Adair Kornman · December 17, 2012

    Thank you for crediting me with helping you become the fantastic fashionista that you are – I love you!! Mom

    • Hayley Kornman · December 17, 2012

      You’re very welcome and you deserve all the credit 🙂 If someone else was my mother I think I would be a hot mess fashion wise.

      Love you too!

  3. simply Jyune · December 17, 2012

    Omg! Hayley this was awesome, I love it, the infusion of pics and everything you are a fabulous blogger! I do love Michael Kors pieces even though I don’t have one of his bags….lol!
    Simply Jyune

    • Hayley Kornman · December 17, 2012

      Aww thank you so much! You’re going to hate me even more when I tell you that I was accepted into a fashion conference a few years ago and Michael was the keynote speaker! His speech changed my life, and then I got a job at Michael Kors. I do get a 50% discount so if you ever see a handbag online that you are dying to have, I could help you out 🙂


      xoxo Hayley

  4. sjvella · December 17, 2012

    Well done sweety and thank you for nominating me 🙂

  5. preppyandfunny · December 17, 2012

    Congratulation on your blog award! I really liked your answers. :))

  6. Kavya Basavraj · December 17, 2012

    Thank you SO much for nominating me Hayley. Means a lot to a new blogger like me 🙂 xxx

    • Hayley Kornman · December 17, 2012

      Girl you are so welcome! We new bloggers have to stick together. Congrats! Keep in touch


  7. The CoF · December 17, 2012

    Dear Hayley thank you so much for your nomination! Good luck with your job and wish a pleasant adventure in the great world of fashion!

    • Hayley Kornman · December 17, 2012

      Aww you’re so sweet, thank you for the well wishes! I love your blog, so you deserve it! Keep in touch 🙂


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