THE BLOGGER TAGS OR THE LIEBSTER AWARD – IS SHARING QUESTIONS FOR BLOGGERS UNDER 200 FOLLOWERS, TO DISCOVER NEW AMAZING BLOGGERS AND TO WARM WELCOME THEM INTO THE FIELD OF BLOGGING.
The rules are simple: answer to 11 question given to you by the blog who nominated you, tag 11 bloggers (with under 200 followers) and then make a set of 11 question for the bloggers you’ve been tagged.
I had the honour to be nominated for this award by Ave – you made my entire day, thank you lovely!
These were the questions given to me:
1. What made you start your blog?
The reason why I started my blog was because I wanted to bring two of my greatest passions together: writing and fashion. For as long as I can remember, I have always dreamt of being a writer, often daydreaming of being the next F. Scott Fitzgerald. At the same time, I was always very fashion driven, making me wish that I was Anna Wintour. In order to be both people, I decided to create this blog and write about my passions and my love of fashion.
2. How would you describe your style?
If I really had to sit down and really describe my style, I would say that I am a style chameleon. I say this because my sense of style is always changing. I like experimenting with different looks and figuring out what works. Though, for the most part, I am very into classic and elegant looks that reflect the 1950’s era of fashion.
3. Your favorite perfume?
I could go on forever about my love of Chanel No. 5, Prada Candy and Can Can by Paris Hilton.
4. Any specific goals for the rest of this year?
I graduate from university in June and my plan is to work at a fashion magazine for a year and then I would like to apply to Columbia School of Journalism in the fall.
5. Your favorite fashion magazine?
Given the title of my blog, it is pretty obvious that my favourite fashion magazine is Vogue.
6. What’s the one wardrobe essential you can’t live without?
I am rarely seen without a pair of cat eye sunglasses, a tube of lipstick or polka dot anything.
7. Your favorite TV series?
Gilmore Girls has a very special place in my heart and Gossip Girl for the fashion.
8. What’s in your bag?
My wallet, for starters. About ten different EOS lip balms, emergency lipstick, hand cream, compact mirrors, emergency gum and mints, lots of perfume samplers and my iPod.
9. Tumblr, WeHearIt or Pinterest?
10. Your favorite fashion blogs?
11. Who is your inspiration?
My fashion inspiration changes everyday, depending on how I am feeling. Today, I am all about Marilyn Monroe’s sense of fashion. In terms of “other” kinds of inspiration, my mom always inspires me.
The Bloggers I nominate:
- Moody Violet
- Victoria En Vogue
- Xoxo Anjel
- Out of the Box
- Waltz in Water
- What do you love about fashion?
- What is your biggest fashion pet peeve?
- Which celebrity wardrobe would you like to raid?
- What was the most recent purchase you made?
- Which celebrity needs a wardrobe makeover? Why?
- What is your favourite colour? Why is it your favourite colour?
- If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?
- What was your biggest fashion mistake or regret?
- Where do you like to shop?
- What were your last five posts on instagram?
- What is your fashion philosophy?
I’m excited to read your answers! Stay wonderful and lovely xo
I know, it probably seems weird that I am dedicating a post, not just to a fictional character, but to a cartoon character. Well, there is a first for everything and I think Jessica Rabbit is an ode to all women.
In no way was she “a slut.” She never asked for men to fawn over her and instead chose to marry the guy (rabbit) that made her laugh. Safe to say, she is proof that just because you’re beautiful, it doesn’t make you a slut; you’re just gifted in that department. People also forget that she was smart and had a good head on her shoulders. But no; people only remember that she was sexy. There is more depth that meets the eye.
Modeled after Lauren Bacall, Veronica Lake and Lana Turner, Jessica Rabbit is the epitome of a shapely and sensual woman. Her bust and bodacious hourglass body is celebrated in a form-fitting red gown.
The thigh-high slit in the dress has been a staple in red carpet fashion for years, thanks to Mrs. Rabbit. I am sure that everyone thought about Jessica Rabbit when the “Angie’s leg” Oscars dress stole the headlines. This is proof that you don’t have to be an “in-the-flesh” person to be a fashion icon.
There’s a badass in all of us.
Since my mother and sisters have been buzzing about their love for Sons of Anarchy, the biker fashion has rubbed off on me. These Topshop leather pants are badass without being too much. I like that they are simple and can be worn with any look I desire. I purposely chose a subtle white blouse, so that it wouldn’t take away from the lower half of my outfit. The peep toe ankle booties contribute to the overall badass approach I took to my outfit.
In terms of my hair and makeup, I decided to go with a look from Valley of the Dolls. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, think of the book by Jacqueline Susann or the 1968 movie with Sharon Tate and Pattie Duke. I drew inspiration from Tate’s depiction of Jennifer North, whose hair and makeup is simple but makes an impression.
Pants – Topshop
Ankle Booties – Plato’s Closet
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I am 22 years old today. While I refuse to make any obnoxious Taylor Swift jokes or references, I certainly see this as a fun age and I feel like I could take on the world if I could.
I love the idea of getting older. Maybe it is because I’m still at that age where I don’t have to worry about wrinkles or menopause, but I see getting older as a gateway into new experiences, new mistakes to learn from and windows of opportunity. While I am excited about what I will learn about life, love and myself in the years to come, I know that I have learned so much already in my short 22 years of living.
Because I want my birthday to be about more than just cake, gifts and martinis, I have compiled a list of 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. As the years go on, I will acquire new insights and add to it. And I couldn’t be more excited about that.
- Your friends and your family will love and support you through everything, no matter what. They will never give up on you, even if you have given up on yourself.
- One should never dream about success; they should work and bleed for it.
- You should only want success for you, not for the sake of revenge. When you want to be successful in order to rub it in other people’s faces, it loses its value, because it was for someone else and not yourself.
- Everyone is doing the best that they can. Try not to be a dick about it.
- Never be compelled to apologize when you don’t feel sorry. It’s okay that you’re honest. It’s okay that you have a different opinion than everyone else.
- Sometimes we do things that hurt us. Sometimes, we walk into our own heartbreak because we think it will be better than being alone. It does not make you weak or stupid.
- The love of another will not be able to fill the void left of not loving yourself.
- No matter how old you get, a hug from your mother will 100% solve all of your problems. Or your pet.
- You’re allowed to have bad days. You’re allowed to cry about bad days. You’re just not allowed to reside there.
- Some people leave, and some people stay. We have no control over who chooses to stay or leave. It’s sad and you’ll want to control this as much as you can, but the people who leave you aren’t worth knowing anyway. Pay attention to the ones who stay. They are the ones who will love you right.
- Take care of your body. Your body is the only one you will ever have. Your body has been there for you, even when you mistreated it, even when you hated it. And that’s what real love is.
- I would rather get labelled a narcissist than spend any more years hating my body.
- The audience only claps after you bring yourself back. And I brought myself back.
- You can forgive someone without welcoming them back into your life.
- You will always love your first love for the rest of your life. This is the part that they don’t tell you; you don’t stop loving them, no matter how many years go by. They are in that tiny corner of your heart, collecting dust and cobwebs and your memory keeps it alive. But that it only one love, my dear. When you meet the great love of your life, that love won’t even hold a flame to them. That love will be a candle lit flame, while the great one will be a forest fire.
- People make mistakes, even the people we love.
- Don’t aim to be a role model. Aim to be a human being. Human beings are easier to forgive than role models.
- Find your passion and throw yourself into it. You won’t regret it one bit.
- There is nothing wrong with unapologetically loving things. Love the crap out of everything. Too many people are consumed by hate. Don’t let them make you one of them.
- You deserve to be happy. Don’t ever let anyone or anything tell you differently.
- Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.
- Be a living, breathing expression of love. There’s no need to convince anyone of anything. The most powerful way to teach is by example.
I am eternally grateful to all the people in my life who have made these last 22 years so incredible. I love you.
This was my first week of my final semester at Wilfrid Laurier University, and things have been crazy and my fear of becoming an adult is creeping right around the corner. Since I don’t want to worry about that before it’s actually time for me to worry, I am just going to focus on my studies and relish in these last moments of my undergrad.
Here are days 20 and 21. Stay trendy, my friends.
So this is the outfit I wore on my first day of classes and I refuse to let the winter cold get to me. Wearing the gloves and coat that my little sister got me for Christmas, I paired it with my beloved beret and my houndstooth skirt and matching top with a beaded necklace.
While the flats look really cute with the outfit I made a wardrobe change before going to class – had to wear my over-the-knee boots to brace the elements.
Hat – Winners
Gloves – H&M
Coat – H&M
Necklace – Plato’s Closet
Matching top & Skirt – Marshalls
Shoes – Steve Madden
If it isn’t blatantly obvious, red is my favourite colour.
I am of the opinion that you can never have too much of a wonderful thing (in terms of colours, obviously!), as long as it’s done correct. My blouse evens out the all-over red in this outfit and doesn’t make the outfit overwhelming.
I don’t believe that fashion should always be taken so seriously. Use it as an opportunity to have a little bit of silly fun. My lip-shaped sunglasses are a mix between being fun and being trendy.
Sunglasses – Tribal Rhythm
Blouse – Banana Republic
Skirt – Forever21
Tights – Winners
Flats – Steve Madden
79 more days left? BRING IT ON!
One of my earliest memories is sitting alone in my childhood bedroom writing what I consider to be my first story. Mind you, it was mostly a pictograph, but I told the story well in my head. I was about four years old at the time. Since then, my passion for being a writer has never ceased.
I have always dreamt of being a best-selling novelist and I do not plan on leaving this earth until that dream has been realized. I am currently working on a story (four years in the making!!), as well as a compilation of short stories. I do plan on getting set up with a literary agent so that I can finally make my dreams a reality.
The purpose of this post isn’t to brag about talent or what I am working on. The purpose of this post is to share why I am still so inspired about being a writer. Recently, I have had the pleasure of being mentored by two Canadian authors: Joseph Kertes and Tamas Dobozy.
Kertes, who recently published a novel called The Afterlife of Stars, works with my mother and has been a confidante for quite some time now. Dobozy, the acclaimed author of Siege 13, was my professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and instructed a creative writing seminar.
Not only did I appreciate the time they gave me to look at my writing, but I also am grateful for their constructive criticisms and advice. The fact that they took an interest in me and were willing to help me further my writing career has inspired me a great deal. I don’t want to just sit down and write and then wait for things to happen anymore. I want to sit down, write and send it out.
I am an optimist who carries an umbrella, however. I know that it won’t be an easy task. I know that there will be bouts of writer’s block, rejections, and people who will not be supportive or understand my passion. These hurdles only make me want it more. I am ready for everything that will be thrown my way. That will only make me work harder.
To my fellow writers, poets and dreamers – don’t stop. One day, this will all fall into place. Never lose sight of that dream your lifelong dream, so that one day you can tell your four-year-old self, “We did it.”