Liebster Blogger Award!

Liebster Award, Bows and Beau-ties, Up and Coming Blogger, Fashion blog
Hey Fashionable Guys&Girls!

Earlier this week the lovely Ali of Dressing Ken nominated me for the Liebster Blogger Award! It is such an honor to receive the award from a blogger I adore after I started blogging here just over a month ago. Liebster is a German word that means "sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome". This award  is given to up-coming-bloggers with less than 200 followers (I'm assuming refers to GFC or Bloglovin). From what I found on the awards origin, it was started by a German blogger and the rules were to nominate 3-5 bloggers with under 3,000 followers. I'm not sure when and where the rules changed, but they are currently-

1. Each blogger must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 up-and-coming bloggers, with less than 200 followers, and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. You cannot tag your tagger back

11 Things About Me (some of these are also on my about page)

1. I love old movies. CasablancaBreakfast at Tiffanys, and Singin in the Rain are such classics.
2. I am addicted love coffee. A cafe mocha at Starbucks is always yummy, but bold black French or Italian roast is a daily necessity.
3. I think it would be fun to learn how to surf...
4. And snowboarding in the Alps would be fun too.
5. I have two ferrets- Ringo and Peanut Butter.
6. My dad is a fashion photographer.
7. My favourite colour is pink... you know, in case you couldn't tell. ;)
8. I have never dyed my hair. Natural blonde always and possibly forever. 
9. I played American soccer (UK football), swam, and did gymnastics when I was younger.
10. East Asian food is my favourite food.
11. I'm a night owl.

Ali's Questions

1. When did you get in to blogging and where there any blogs in particular that inspired you to get in to blogging, or was there something else that inspired you to start blogging?
The most influential blog would be The Sitch on Fitch, where I've been blogging since October. And after a few months of learning more about blogging and reading other fashion blogs like Dressing Ken and Reinvent Yourself, I decided to start my own (on 5 April 2013). All of the fashion bloggers that I had read were of course big influences themselves. C.E.R, editor of TSOF and good friend, has also been like a mentor to me. And without my dad I probably wouldn't have gotten to attend/be apart of so many fashion events over the years.

2. Do you like to travel and if so, where have you been?
I dream of traveling more, especially in Europe. I have gotten to travel in the states a bit though. My favourites have been Chicago, Milwaukee, California, Texas, and Florida.

3. If you are not one of  those people that claim they do not own a TV, what are your 3 favorite shows and why?
I think I'm going to go with three older shows. I feel like I kind of grew up with "Gossip Girl". I loved its glamour, fashion, drama, and the cast. Rory in "Gilmore Girls" was a bit of an idol for me. The fact that she knew she wanted to be a journalist her entire life was something I can relate to very much. And "Sex and the City" (as well as new "Carrie Diaries"). Carrie Bradshaw, another writer with great style is one I also relate to. I actually got into the series a little later- uh this year- but I'm so glad I did.

4. Is your blog more of a hobby or do you see it as a business?
It might be a little early to tell right now, but I think it would be incredible if I could blog here as a full-time career.

5. What do you do when you are not blogging?
When I'm not blogging about fashion, I'm thinking about fashion, shopping, and attending fashion events.. not so far from the truth. ;) But I also love reading- usually realistic fiction and fashion magazines- listening to music, and spending time with  friends.

6. From a fashion stand point what era do think had the biggest or most profound effect on fashion?
The 1920s seem like an obvious choice with the 1920s/Great Gatsby obsession we seem to be having, but besides just the flappers and their bobbed hair and sparkly dresses there was Coco Chanel. In October 1926 Vogue featured her LBD and called it the "garçonne (little boy look)". Chanel took a lot of influence from practical menswear looks.

7. What is the worst job you have ever had?
I don't think I've really had a 'worst' job yet... and I hope I never do.

8. What did you want to be when you were a child?
What I wanted to be as a child is what I still want to be- a journalist. I would love to write for a fashion magazine and work with the designers and models. Though if this blog could become my full-time career that would be amazing too. :)

9. Do you own a tablet? And if so do you like to look at magazines on your tablet or do you still like holding a magazine your hands? How does technology effect your life?
I don't own a tablet and I think I would still like reading my magazines in print even if I did. Technology is major in my life though, especially as a blogger. I am constantly on my laptop or phone, reading fashion articles/blogs, comments, writing, or checking my social media pages and email.

10. What do you do for a living?
Fashion Blogger, 'freelance model'.

11. If you had a job interview to go to, what would you wear?
It would depend on the job, but I would probably work in a blazer and heels. And I tend to change entire planned looks the day of.

And I tagRachel of Oh Hey There Rachel!Jason of Le Garҫon in StripesJulie of Street LilySam of Savvy City ChicViviana of Fashion TrufflesRiccardo of Guy OverboardKayla of LoveLucyGirlMahnoor of Mahnoor's HaulCaroline&Olivia of Lovely in LipstickKim&Chloe of PopCosmoTegan of EnLove with Life.

My Questions

1. Why/When did you start your blog? And how did you choose your blog's name?
2. Which celebrity's style do you admire?
3. Do you spend more on shoes or clothes?
4. What is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you?
5. What is the last book you read?
6. Which movie are you most excited to see next?
7. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
8. What is the most important quality in a friend?
9. What is your current favourite beauty product?
10. Neon or pastel?
11. What are you most excited for this summer?

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

Ps. Want to steal my 'newbie' blogger status? like up my Bloglovin&FB. ;)


  1. Congratulations on your award. I will have to check his blog out. He has stopped by mine before. I want to go to Europe too and I love classic movies.

  2. I agree with you on the most important time period in Fashion. That is exactly the era I would have mentioned and for the same reasons-Coco Chanel. When you think about the say "Mr Selfridge" era or turn of the century and then fast forward 20 years to the 1920's fashion for women was really revolutionary. The old world was falling away and women went from long skirts and complicated clothes - today what would like a costume due to it's "old fashioness" to the straight, above the ankle, sleeveless dresses that could easily be worn today without looking like a costume.

    And how exciting your dad is a fashion photographer! I have met a number of photographers on set at my job and there is one I met who is not just a talented photographer but super nice too! He has a daughter and often speaks of her. Lucky you : )

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  3. I love classic movie too. Especially Gone with the wind:)

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination! You are such a sweetheart :)

  5. Absolutely love this post, I found new thing about u, my dear.

    Congratulations and A HUUUUUUUUge THANk U that you, it is a big honour for me.

    Lots of kisses ^__^

    Have a Great Weekend,


  6. Congrats dear!!!!

  7. Congrats on your award!!!!! And omg thank you!!!! I am so beyond honored!

    I completely agree about the 1920's changing fashion. I am obsessed with the 1920's. If I could go back in time and live in any decade it would be then since I just love the risks and freedom that women were taking with their wardrobe and lives. Not to mention there were some killer parties back then.

    And as someone that works at a magazine, I'm so glad that I am not the only one who will never go tablet with my magazines. I don't know, I just love being able to rip out editorials that inspire me and pin it on my board and I can't do that on the tablet edition of a magazine.

    Also, I would love to surf. I feel like I could potentially be good at it (I mean not good enough to go pro but good enough that I could actually do it). I learned to wind surf in England years ago and the whole I time I was learning, all I could think about was how much better it would be if I was learning to surf. Also, watching the movie Blue Crush really makes me just want to be a surfer.

  8. Aimee. You are a really incredible gal. ;) ...And a GREAT friend! Seriously. You are destined for great things. Keep your vision ahead as always and you will get to grand places, be assured! I am deeply humbled for you mentioning my blog - The Sitch on Fitch - as an initial major influence, and your work for TSOF has been absolutely exemplar. You deserve your nomination! :)

  9. Congratulations on the nomination! Your blog is adorable! I'm following you know! Hope you follow back! :)

  10. congrats on the nomination! cute answers :)


  11. Congratulations! This is great!!! Keep up the good work.


  12. Congrats!
    You want to follow each other in the GFC and Bloglovin?

    Best wishes,

    1. Thank you for your comments on my blog!
      I follow you in Bloglovin back.


  13. Aw, what a lovely post, I feel I know much more about you now! That is so fun that you dad is a fashion photographer! And Ringo and Peanut Butter are great name for ferrets!

    Em x

  14. Hey Dear
    Great post! <3

    New post on my blog:

  15. So interesting! Many thanks for your honesty :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

  16. Thanks so much for your shout out! These posts are so great! xx


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