Honored For Being A Beautiful Blogger

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Dear P&F,

Thank you so much for nominating me for this special award! I started my blog about 7 weeks ago, and am overwhelmed with the great feedback I’ve been getting from my readers. Although this is my second “Beautiful Blogger” award, I am so incredibly thankful for being honored  a second time. I hope you have a fabulous New Year’s Eve! 2013 is going to be a good year, I can feel it!

For those who are not familiar with this award, the rules are simple:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you

2. Post the award on your blog

3. Share seven facts about yourself

4. Nominate seven bloggers and tell them you nominated them.

7 Facts About Me

1. I love dark chocolate

2. I love rings and have too many to count! I wear at least 1 or 2 every day

3. I am dying to see “The Silver Linings Playbook”

4. I love reading. I am currently in the middle of 2 books: “Grace: A Memoir” by Grace Coddington (the creative director of Vogue) and “Tough Customer” by Sandra Brown

5. If I wasn’t “The Passionate Fashionista”, I would have pursued a career as a criminal psychologist

6. I’m really sad that Gossip Girl is over; that show taught me a lot about styling and accessorizing. However I love the fashion on “Pretty Little Liars, and am excited for the season premiere on January 8th

7. Topshop and H&M are my favorite stores but I also love shopping at local boutiques

The 7 Blogs That I Nominate Are

1. http://boldmode.wordpress.com/

2. http://thecitizensoffashion.com/

3. http://closetstrategy.wordpress.com/

4. http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com/

5. http://chiclycute.com/

6. http://girlintheyellowdress.com/

7. http://pearlsandparis.wordpress.com/

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

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The Liebster Award

The LIEBSTER Award

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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.

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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?

Peplum

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.

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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 Style.com. 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)

1. http://mylifeismystyle.wordpress.com/

2.http://ipreferheels.com/

3. http://frivolousfringe.wordpress.com/

4. http://goldonblackblog.com/

5. http://asimplelifeoffashion.wordpress.com/

6. http://garishismymiddlename.wordpress.com/

7. http://thecitizensoffashion.com/

8. http://makeupbysarahjane.wordpress.com/

9. http://kavyabasavraj.com

10. http://boldmode.wordpress.com/

11. http://epilepticfashion.com/

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

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

Kavya, http://kavyabasavraj.com/, thank you so much for nominating me for this award. I am new to the world of blogging and have tried to make my blog more that just a fashion blog.  You literally made my day and I’m so honored to even be nominated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart xoxo.

The Beauty Blogger Award has the following rules:

1. Link back the person who nominated you.

2. Post the award on your page.

 3. Tell seven facts about yourself.

 4. Nominate seven bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

7 facts about me:

1. I am so lucky and blessed for the life that I lead. I don’t say that nearly enough.

2. I am grateful to have my whole family back together for the holidays. The house may be a little louder than normal but I love having my brother and sister here.

3. I have 2 dogs: Zoey and Flannigan; they are wheaten terriers. They are seriously the sweetest dogs, and they make me smile everyday. I don’t know what I would do without them.

4. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful, beautiful, sister, whom I am extremely close with. This past fall, she left for college but we still managed to talk almost every single day. She is the person in my life who tells it like it is and I am grateful for that. Sissy, I love you times infinity.

5. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful support system in my life. Knowing that your family and your friends have your back no matter what is the best feeling in the world.

6. I want to thank my mom for passing on her love of fashion to me. You always said “Don’t follow in my footsteps, because fashion is a very hard industry,” but I thought that if you could do it, so could I. Also, thank you for understanding and appreciating the fact that the fashion industry is hard to break into, and you have to start at the very bottom and work your way up. I am working my way up mom, and while it’s been hard, it’s been worth it.

7. My life motto is, “Everything happens for a reason.” This applies and has wrung true in every aspect of my life thus far. I’m excited about where life will take me; where my love of fashion will take me, the possibilities are endless. Yes, I know there will be ups, and downs, and speed bumps along the way, but I’m a lot stronger than I give myself credit for, and I know that whatever happens next will be meant to be , and I will get through it and become stronger because of it.

Now, it is my honor to nominate 7 special blogs for the “Beautiful Blogger Award”

1. http://mylifeismystyle.wordpress.com/

2. http://simplyjyune.com/

3.http://ipreferheels.com/

4. http://frivolousfringe.wordpress.com/

5. http://goldonblackblog.com/

6. http://asimplelifeoffashion.wordpress.com/

7. http://garishismymiddlename.wordpress.com/

I admire and look forward to reading each of your blogs everyday, keep posting!

xoxo The Passionate Fashionista