Friday, December 11, 2015

Blogger Babes United!


Can you feel the love tonight? Or today...you know, whenever you're reading this post!

So I've been nominated for a Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is an award that's by bloggers for bloggers. It is passed along within the blogging community to foster support and encourage networking and connection among bloggers.


I was nominated by the beautiful Jacqueline Paytes of Curvy Fabulosity. Jacqueline is holdin' it down strong for the Chi-town (Chicago) plus size divas by serving all kinds of loveliness on her blog. I was so honored to have been picked by this fellow curvaceous cutie...thanks so very much my dear! 

Questions from Jacqueline:

1. How would you define your style?
My style is classy, sophisticated & chic. I'm a minimalist for the most part, so I tend to pick out ensembles that have as few "moving parts" as possible. Whether I'm decked out in a gown or in my favorite lazy 'fit, it's going to be easy, breezy and beautiful like Cover Girl! 

2. Who are your style icons?
Honestly, I swoon over anyone whose style is classic and, to repeat myself, sophisticated. I'm a sucker for long, flowy, form fitting dresses or a sharply tailored suit (on a woman or a man). It would be hard to single out anyone, with the exception of my dear mother. She's got so much style and grace, and though she's a little (or a maybe a lot) more daring than me as far as patterns & such, she taught to me dress like the lady I am and will always be. Love you much mom!

3. As a plus size woman, what is your biggest fashion pet peeve?
The need to "show and prove". I mean...can we just live?!? Yes, I love that we've carved out a space for ourselves in the fashion industry; but it seems like we're constantly trying to prove that we "belong" here. We're here. We're staying. We're stylish. That's it. Deal with it already!

4. What is your favorite style trend this season?
Ponchos. I've had a few in my closet for a while now, but it seems like they made an even bigger mark this fall. So I didn't have to go out and buy a bunch because I was already ahead of the game...butterah...I did buy a couple to, ya know, stay current and all! 

5. What is your go-to casual look?
Denim shirt, black or white tee (short or long sleeve), black leggings, boots in the fall/winter, flats in spring/summer. Sometimes I swipe out the leggings for my favorite pair of skinny jeans, but the rest says the same. Oh & I might through on a scarf for color (and warmth if necessary).

6. What was it that made you want to start blogging?
I absolutely love to dress up! When I hear the words 'black tie' or 'gala' I get all giddy inside! So after perusing the blogosphere a bit, I realized that though there are PLENTY of fashion blogs out there (particularly plus size), they weren't focusing on and highlighting formal fashion. This is often a tough area for plus size women to feel confident when shopping for since it is perceived that there aren't many options out there. My goal is to make the shopping experience for full figured evening wear as painless as possible...in fact, I'd like plus size beauties to feel as confident shopping for a gown as they do a pair of shoes, a new shirt or any of their other clothing items.

7. What is one of your goals as blogger?
In addition to what I've mentioned above, I want to make designers see that they are missing out by not showing their gowns on real, plus size models/women. Many designers make gowns in plus sizes, typically up to 24. Though we know there are women who need extended sizes (quick shout out to Sydney's Closet for being exclusive in this area), most full figure women could and would make a decision to buy a gown if they saw it on a model over size 18 (or 2 for most designers) . I hope to make some headway in this area.

8. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
It's hard to pick one, so I'll say everything that comprises my 'go-to' outfit in #5. Oh and in the summer, I'd have to add any maxidress I own!

9. What is your favorite social media site/app?
Instagram. It's quick & easy, and I can do as little or as much as I want on it and still feel connected.

10. Which blogger do you admire the most? 
Anyone who's still doing it six months after they began! lol 

But really, anyone who stays true to the game is alright in my book, and it doesn't matter what their blog is dedicated to. Now that said, I do have to show some love to Kim Postell of Naturally Fashionable & Blog With Kim. I have yet to find another person who keeps it as real as she does, offers valuable, real time, much needed information for bloggers, and is truly walking in her calling. 

I'm now showing blogger love to and nominating the talented Audrey C. from AudreyCan.com.

Questions for Audrey:
1. How would describe your signature style?
2. What are three of your favorite stores for plus size clothes?
3. Who are your style stars (icons)?
4. How do you keep the blogging "fire" burning?
5. What are you most passionate about?
6. What is one thing you'd change about the natural hair community?
7. Who do you think is making the biggest impact in the plus size community today?
8. What do you do when you're not blogging?
9. What is one of your goals a blogger?
10. Which blogger inspires you the most?


The Rules:
1. Post your award to your blog.
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a few new bloggers you've discovered.
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.


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