Monday, July 16, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award and A Purple Summery Dress

I have recently been nominated for the Liebster blog award by With Each Passing Day. Thank you so much for this totally made my day when I found out! I really appreciate all the love and support from everyone. 
The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs!

11 Things About Myself

1. My friends call me a social butterfly and I love meeting new people. 
2. I've definitely caught the travel bug and have been to over 10 different countries.
3. I lived in Sydney, Australia for a year with my boyfriend just to work and travel. 
4. My favorite band has been and always will be, Hanson (since '97)!
5. I love to eat and enjoy trying new restaurants/cuisines whenever possible.
6. I have an allergy to mosquito and other bug bites.
7. I only recently succumbed to getting a smart phone in March.
8. I have a major sweet tooth and can never turn down dessert. 
9. I tend to be a perfectionist and strive to do my best in everything.
10. I have 2 younger sisters who I adore and love shopping with.
11. I had straight cut bangs as a 10 year old and here I am today with a similar hair style.

With Each Passing Day's Questions

1. If you were given the chance to meet your favorite blogger, who would it be and why? Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook because I feel like we would hit it off and she's just so incredibly stylish.
2. What is your favorite movie? Hard to pick one but I loved the Harry Potter series. 
3. What is the one thing you cannot live without? My boyfriend (and sleep)! 
4. Do you speak another language? I speak Cantonese and a little bit of French.
5. What country have you visited or would like to visit? Just to name a few: UK, France, Indonesia, Japan but would also love to visit a country in South America or Africa someday.
6. If you could have any person's wardrobe collection, who would it be? Diane Kruger and Olivia Palermo both have pretty amazing clothes.
7. Have you ever done anything spontaneous? Hm, does quitting my job and moving to Australia count?
8. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To be a better cook because I love to eat! =P
9. What is one word that would describe your personality? Outgoing
10.What was the best advice your mom ever gave you? Never give up and be yourself.
11. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose to be? Katniss from the Hunger Games 

My Questions

1. Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?
2. What is your biggest fear?
3. Who is your favorite music artist/band?
4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
5. Do you have a special talent and if so, what is it?
6. What is your favorite dessert? 
7. Do you have any siblings? How many?
8. What is one thing you want to accomplish or try before you die?
9. Night owl or morning person?
10. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
11. What is your current favorite piece of clothing?

My Nominations

I'm passing this onto the following bloggers to spread the love, give support to new and upcoming blogs, or just showcase a couple of blogs that I love! (all have less than 200 followers).
2 Petite
A Petite Treat
For the love of fashion
Chartreuse Amour
Pocket Sized
City Girl
Fashion Girl Eats
S(e)oul and P(f)assion

Summer brings my dresses out of hiding! They are just so easy to throw on and look great with heels or flats.  I have been reaching for them when I don't want to think about what to wear. Wearing a chambray knotted at the front instead of a cardigan makes the look more casual and effortless. 
Old Navy western chambray (similar) -- purple dress from Ross (similar and love this one) -- Banana Republic strappy wedges (similar) -- H&M cross body messenger bag (similar)
I adore matching these wedges with my dresses!
Accessories: H&M braided bracelet (similar in a different color) -- thrifted 'knot' bangle (similar) -- faux pearl bracelet made by my sister (similar and on sale here) -- F21 woven ring (similar in silver)
Close-up of my wedges

Feel free to answer my questions above even if I didn't tag you. Even though I don't have many, I appreciate each and every one of my readers! 


  1. witheachpassingdayJuly 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Hi Karen, thank you for telling us about yourself and answering my questions.
    Your answer for question 3 is too cute. My husband and kids will be my answer. hehe.
    Question 7 Wow that was a big chance. How did you like Australia?

    BTW I love your purple dress.

  2. wow! congrats dear.u have such a nice blog:D
    btw maybe we can fllw each other?let me know

  3. You look so cute in this purple dress! I have an allergy to bug bites too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. sure we can follow each other, I´m your 50 GFC follower, now is your turn to follow back...

  5. No problem! It was fun to write! haha Aww thanks! Australia was's a beautiful country! You should visit it sometime when you get the chance. =)

  6. Thank you! You are so sweet!

  7. Thanks Yi-chia! Ugh allergy to bug bites sucks!

  8. I am following you already! =)

  9. love the outfit, karen!! i like how you tied the shirt like that. i been really loving that color dress lately too..

  10. Congratulations and Thank you for the nomination! You look so lovely in the dress

  11. Thanks Ping!! I am always drawn to purple-blue colors for some reason...haha

  12. Thanks Tina!! You're welcome!


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