Sunday, January 19, 2014

the liebster award!

Hey, guys! I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend! I am so sorry that I did not get to post yesterday, but Monday's post will be detailing what I was up to, so look out for that post! 

Anywho, I decided to post today because I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Emily from Class and Sass! Thank you so much for nominating me, Emily! I am truly grateful. 

In case you guys don't know about the Liebster Award, it's essentially an award that presented to new bloggers with smaller followings. As Emily put it, it's basically an affirmation from the blog's followers saying, "You have great potential and keep it up!" (So, thanks guys :)! The main purpose of this award is to allow newer bloggers to network with and show support of other online bloggers, as well as help facilitate new blog followers to all of your favorite up and coming blogs!

Also, there are a few requirements for the nominated to do the following: mention your nominator with a link to their blog (Thanks, Emily!), answer the questions they provided in their blog post, tag 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers, and create 11 questions for each of them to answer! So, without further ado, let's get into the questions!

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
2. What trait do you love most about yourself, and how do you feel it contributes to your success as a blogger?
3. Which post of yours thus far has been your favorite post?
4. Why did you decide to start blogging?
5. If one song could describe your life/mood right now, what would it be?
6. How have your friends reacted to your writing a blog?
7. What are your top three favorite blogs?
8. Top three favorite stores?
9. Who's your favorite Gossip Girl character? And if you don't watch GG (watch it PRONTO), what's your favorite TV show?
10. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
11. What advice would you give to someone just starting up their blog?

1. My favorite thing about blogging would have to be the ability it gives me to express myself creatively in whichever way I choose and the subsequent feedback I receive from my followers! I love the freedom of thinking to myself, "Okay, what do I want to talk about today?" It's like having a best friend hotline that I can vent to whenever I want about whatever I want. I am so thankful for this opportunity and could not be more excited to gain even more friends to talk to along the way! :)

2. I think one of the traits that has really allowed to me to move forward in molding and expanding my blog is my resolve/ determinability (is that even a word??). Obviously, I can be super lazy some days, but if I get an idea in my head, I will mow down everything in my way until it's complete. I think that has really contributed to my blog because my love of fashion, beauty, and a happy lifestyle has propelled me forward in my quest to connect with and inspire  people via Poised and Preppy.

3. I think my favorite post thus far is probably my "hearts off to 2014!" because first of all, I loved that outfit :), and second, I was feeling so motivated to start this year off in the right way and looking back at it provides me with the inspiration to soldier on!

4. At the beginning of my blog, I really just wanted to share with you all my love of fashion and accessorizing. But after seeing how influential bloggers have become in today's world, I want to contribute not only fashion and beauty posts, but I want to talk to my readers on a down-to-earth level and let them know that my life is definitely not perfect, nor anyone else's, and give advice about how I've survived the struggles throughout my life (though they are minuscule compared to what many others live with daily).

5. Right now, the song "Listen" by Beyonce (from the movie Dreamgirls) really speaks to me and is helping work through some of the roadblocks that I've been lenient to address.

6. When I told my best friend that I was writing a blog, she was surprised because it was a side of me that I had kept hidden for a long time. However, she was very supportive, and I figured out that I and wasted a lot of time hiding something that I thought she would judge me for, when really, it was just another factor to strengthen our friendship.

7. My top three favorite blogs are The College Prepster,  A Lonestar State of Southern, and Summer Wind because they all manage the balance between being fashionistas and being real people on their blogs very well. I always get excited when one of their posts comes across my Bloglovin' feed.

8. I sound like such a typical fashion blogger, but my top three stores are 1. J.Crew, 2. Madewell, and 3. Kate Spade!!! :)

9. I've only seen Gossip Girl a few times, but not enough to really get into it, so I'm afraid I don't have a favorite character from that show. However, I have recently been watching Downton Abbey (season 4) and Revenge (season 3), and they are AH-MAZING!!! I am thinking of starting Scandal after these seasons finish, but if y'all have any suggestions, leave them in the comments!!

10. I have three places on the top of my wish list right now: New York City (never been there!!), Colorado (to go skiing), and South Africa!

11. The best advice I would give to a newbie blogger (not unlike myself!) is to add personality to your writing. I mean cute outfits are great, but if you don't open up and inject some warmth and humor into your blog posts, you're not going to amass a loyal following!
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Now that I've answered my questions, it's time to create my own and honor 11 new bloggers that I think are off to a great start!

My Questions:

1. So, what's your story: how did you become inspired to start an online blog?
2. How do you keep up with creating, writing, and editing posts in a timely manner?
3. Who is your top style icon (blogger, celebrity, BFF, etc.)?
4. What are your top three movie/TV show recommendations right now?
5. What is one of your goals for 2014?
6. Which three items are you currently coveting?
7. Do you do any thrift shopping, and if so, how do you find the best deals?
8. Has starting a blog changed your life?
9. What do you want to accomplish though blogging?
10. If you could live in a different era, which one would you choose and why?
11. What is one thing you would tell yourself when first started your blog?

And, drum roll please, here are my nominations for the Liebster Award:

1. Bess from Belles in Bows
2. Abigail from The Girl in Pink
3. Emily of Pinch of Em
4. Daria of The Daria Diaries
5. Hunter from Prep on a Budget
6. Lauren of Styling and Profiling
7. Gracey of Stripes and Peonies
10. Raquel from Simply Raquel Collette
11. Alyssa from Lessons with A

Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this amazing experience, and I hope to see posts from all of my nominees in the future! :) Thanks for reading, and have a great day!


  1. Loved this! And OMG Downton Abbey and Revenge are two of my favorites as well, also ya got me on the top three favorite stores as well... all the same! Great job on your blog, keep it up :)


    1. Thank you! Aren't they amazing?! I'm definitely hooked :)

  2. I love your blog and instagram! Keep it up!

    xo, Kira

    1. Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your support! :)

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me! I will do my post as soon as possible, I am in the midst of midterms right now and don't have too much extra time!

    1. I totally understand! I went through that a few weeks, and it's not something I want to repeat in the near future!! Thanks for being willing to do it! :)

  4. Thank you for the nomination! Sorry I've been so busy with school I haven't had a chance to get around to this! Expect my post up by tomorrow morning! Again, thank you so so much for the nomination. It means so much!

    1. Oh, I absolutely understand!! Don't worry! :) You're so welcome; the nomination is well-deserved!

  5. Thank you so much for nominating me! Very sweet of you :)

    Prep on a Budget

    1. Absolutely! Your blog is fabulous! Please keep it up! :)

  6. Thank you!

  7. Thank you very much for the nomination! I will try to get to this as soon as I can!

    1. No rush! You're very welcome; your blog is great! :)