Jan 22, 2015

Are You Serious Right Now?!

My day was absolutely made when I finally decided to check my ever so slightly neglected Instagram account yesterday!  Kelsey from The Young & Wild Wife nominated me and ol' Pretty Little Pursuits for a Liebster Award.  I am beyond honored that she chose me for such a special award.  For those of you that may need to GTS (google that sh**), I will go ahead and save you some time! A Liebster Award is passed among bloggers to highlight and introduce new blogs as well as encourage bloggers to share a little more about themselves.  I will answer 11 fun questions that Kelsey asked, nominate 11 other bloggers, and then ask them my own questions.   I have several blogs that I read on the reg, and I love supporting and uplifting my fellow blogger gfs so I cannot wait to introduce them to y'all! 

1.  What was the inspiration that led you to start your blog?

I have always loved everything about fashion, especially the fact that you can reinvent yourself through your outfit choices.  I so truly wish that my life looked like something out Sex and the City, and I could just prance around New York in the latest and greatest fashion trends.  I reality however, I choose my clothes for work by deciding which pieces in my closet are my least favorite- knowing the only new accessory I will be coming home with at the end of the day will be snot, paint, glue, chalk, or something unidentifiable.  Oh the fabulous life of teaching!  So in an attempt to keep my sanity, have a reason to wear the cute part of my closet, and relieve some stress, Pretty Little Pursuits was created! Holla! 

2.  What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

I can say hands down that my favorite aspect of blogging is all of the amazing friendships and people I have met along the way.  When I first started blogging, I expected it to be a world of catty women. Oh boy was I wrong! I have met the most inspiring and uplifting group of people through blogging.  For example: Little Miss Kelsey from The Young & Wild Wife! She is the absolute sweetest, and always brightens my day with the sweet little comments she leaves on my IG. 

3.  What is one of your New Year's Resolutions? How are you doing so far?

Getting that handsome fiancé of mine to still want to walk down the aisle with me after having to deal with a crazy woman until July!  I have never had as much on my plate as I do at this very moment.  I promised myself it wouldn't get the best of me, and so far so good.  Okay I can't completely lie, I did have one tiny nervous breakdown that involved not sleeping for 24 hours.  But hey.. my mom got me a wedding planner so all is good now! 

4.  What inspires you?

Oh my goodness... this is a tough one.  I would have to say other people.  I love chatting and getting new ideas from any and everyone! 

5.  What is your favorite place you've ever visited and why?

I would have to say my past trip to California would have to be my favorite place I have ever visited. I have been to several different countries, states, islands, etc. but visiting California with Jon was absolutely amazing! I had been to LA, San Diego, and Santa Barbara before, but this trip was so different.  I got to meet Jon's grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and spend time with his amazing parents.  It was so wonderful hearing stories, looking through old photo albums, and creating memories.  As soon as I walked through his grandparents' doors I felt as if I was with my very own family and as if I have known them forever.  I cannot wait to create more memories with his family.  I am beyond lucky to be marrying such an amazing man, and it is even sweeter that his family is as amazing as he is. 

6.  What, besides blogging, are you passionate about?

Education, FOOD, fashion, traveling.

7.  Where have you travelled lately?

I have been to Arizona, California, Mexico, and heading to Vegas for my Birthday in a few weeks! 

8.  Muffin or Donut?

Who would say muffin?! Donut is clearly the correct answer here! In college, Jon bought me a donut maker and my roommate and I spent days trying to perfect the tiny donut.  Let's just say we will leave that to the donut professionals.  

9.  What is your favorite book?

I love to read.  The only problem is I will not put the book down until it is done! This usually involves me locking myself in my room for two days so no one can interrupt my legit reading technique.  I cannot choose a favorite book, but my most recent reads are: Gone Girl, Beautiful Disaster,  and Sycamore Row.  All great reads! 

10.  What is your favorite piece in your closet?

If my closet were on fire, I would jump in there and rescue my little "Louis V".  

11.  Where is your favorite place to shop?

Oh this is so hard because I have quite the shopping problem!  I love to online shop, and I am always looking for a deal! It makes me cringe inside to pay full price for something.  Yes, odd for a fashion blogger I know!  If I had unlimited funds however, I would shop at Tory Burch daily.  

I now nominate:
Kirby from Southern Accents
Rachelle from Pink Sole
Rach from RDS Obessions
Kelsie from Design Life Diaries
Cynthia from Sensibly Sharp
Becky from Made In the Shade
Laura from Louella Reese
Emily M. from The Emily's Post
Audrey from Audrey's Apron
Jessica from Newly Loved

Questions for my nominees:
1.  How did you decide on the name for your blog?
2.  What is something you cannot go a day without?
3.  What is your favorite accessory that will dress up any outfit?
4.  Lipstick or Mascara?
5.  If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?
6.  What are your top three Instagrams to follow?
7.  What is your favorite post you have done so far?  Please provide the link so we can see!
8.  If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
9.  Favorite fashion icon?
10.  What is your favorite cocktail/drink?
11.  If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be and why?

Now nominate your favorite 11 blogs with under 3, 000 followers to keep the chain going and ask then 11 questions. 

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