Good afternoon everybody, today I’m sharing the TOP 5 BLOGS I think are worth reading and that I’ve nominated for the Liebster Award. They are all relatively new, as the award requires, and I consider them to be some of the blogging world’s best kept secrets. I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award myself and if you haven’t checked out that post, you can view it here. If you’re wondering what these photos have to do with any of this, well that’s simple! As I was drafting this post, some of the pics from the other day were left open on my computer desktop. Jack was messing around trying to experiment with the new lens we just got in the mail, and I was getting ready to head out & run my errands for the day. So this is what he shot, I wasn’t planning on posting any of these, but since a few people sent me a message inquiring about that scarf, I figured I share the details below. Two birds with one stone, baby! Now off to go rush & make that warm cereal bottle… (By the way, you’re not going to BELIEVE where I got that scarf!)
First, down to business. These are the top 5 blogs I think everyone interested in fashion or fashion blogging should invest at least one minute of their day in checking out:
My first pick was simple. Somehow, Stephanae over at Bold Blind Beauty figured out how to combine two of my passions into one: Psychology & Fashion. She began teaching groups of blind women how to dress and still style & accessorize themselves even though they can’t see, and not only is her work & message completely inspirational, the articles and content she posts provide me with my health-science fix of the day.
Lalua Fashion was an easy choice, too. If readers gain anything through my blog, I hope that it’s my overall message, and the recognition of what I believe in to be true most of all: First, beauty comes from within, and happy girls are the prettiest girls. And second, it’s all in your head. Henry Ford said it best, and no one’s ever gonna say it better, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, either way you are right”. When I look at Lalua Fashion’s blog, I’m smacked in the face with images that show off some truly hot fashion. Not because of the hair, or her popularity, or even what she wears (although that doesn’t hurt!), but because I can tell Kelsey embodies that first ideal of beauty coming from within. She wears beautiful things, and has a beautiful blog, and if you get a chance check her out. In regards to my second motto, Free Form Happiness shows us that the proof is in the pudding. She took what she had, flipped it around, & turned it into what she’s got, and what she’s got going on over at her blog is pretty awesome. Her message is plain & simple… Be happy. She collects and writes thoughts on beautiful things from all over the web, and created Free Form Happiness as a way to save all of the little things that bring happiness to her life.
PrettyPetite & Dressed by Rose always picks me up when I log onto WordPress. From my reader I can see all their beautiful images and posts, and it’s an instant inspirational pick-me-up for the day. Pauline over at PrettyPetite even translates every one of her posts, writing them in both English, & Spanish, the native language of beautiful Mexico City, where she calls home… How ingenious, right?
[Scarf]: Target, here. [Chambray shirt]: Mossimo, here. [Bra]: (yes, I’m wearing one) NastyGal, here. [Black pants]: Guess, I nearly died when I found out they’re only $24! [Pumps]: Anne Michelle, same style online here. [Sunglasses]: Target, here. [Watch]: old, Dior. [Bag]: old, Versaci.
Now, about that scarf! Do you know where I got it?? Out of Giada’s closet! That’s right, the other day Giada & I were shopping at Target and she found this pink and gray leopard print scarf on sale in the girl’s department for $7! She immediately grabbed it, brought it up to me and exclaimed in the most astonished, over exaggerated voice, “Momma, I gotta have this!” So naturally, momma put it in the bag. When she saw Jack taking pictures of me, she quickly ran to get it out of her closet and throw it on before saying, “Ok, beautiful. Now you’re ready, Daddy”. My little girl steals my heart every second of the day, even when she’s not trying!
I hope you all get to look at some of those wonderful blogs before they get too big! Have a nice evening everyone.
Rules For Liebster Award Nominees can be found by clicking the seal below… And the same questions that were given to me apply to you, too! Congratulations bloggers, you’re hard work isn’t going unnoticed! 😄