Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A very long-winded blog post

Hello lovely friends! Today, I've accepted the Liebster Award from the beautiful and stylish Jessi of Haircut and General Attitude. Once one accepts the award they must do the following:


 "The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcoming."

1. post 11 random facts about yourself
2. answer the questions the previous blogger left
3. choose 11 more blogs to award
4. create 11 new questions for those bloggers
5. let them know you've awarded them

So here begins a very long-winded post. And, oh hey! Here's one of the new tees I got from UO and my favorite summer sandals which will be quickly worn-through to the soles!

summertime outfit and jones soda

summtertime outfit and jones 500w

 summertime outfit and jones soda 2

11 (pretty random) facts about me:
1. I donated blood on Monday.
2. I got 4 out of 5 of my tattoos in Australia.
3. I am in love with this green monster smoothie via The Perfect Pear!
4. A lot of people think I'm Hispanic.
5. A lot of people think I am only half Asian.
6. I am actually full Asian.
7. I am 3 years older than my Darling Husband.
8. I dye my hair "almost black".
9. I am from L.A. County.
10. I am a House Hunters and Property Virgins addict.
11. I use to have a lot of penpals.

11 of Jessi's questions answered: 
1- What inspired you to start blogging?
Well, Steph was the first "blogger" I ever started reading\following, so I guess I can credit her first. I accidentally stumbled upon her blog somehow. But because I saw her blog, I started to read others, and I found that other people could help me figure out how to dress myself. 
2- How would you describe your personal style?
Random, a mixture of modern and vintage and lots of color!
3- Heels or Flats?
It really depends on what I am doing that day and how I am feeling. I happen to like both!
4- What is your favorite season?
I happen to love dressing for all 4 seasons!
5- Who takes the photographs for your blog?
I take all of my outfit photos, unless I am out for the day with a friend or the DH. Then sometimes whoever I'm with will take an outfit photo for me.
6- If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
7- What is your all time favorite song?
Oh, I can't even answer this. It changes from time to time.
8- What is one of your favorite hobbies outside blogging?
Is eating a hobby? How about baking or cooking?
9- What did you want to be growing up?
A National Geographic photographer, a writer, or a teacher.
10- Would you rather shop high end stores or thrift stores?
If, by "high end", you man Neimann Marcus or Lord & Taylor, the answer is no.  I will shop at H&M if the price is right, but I do love shopping at thrift stores.
11- What is one of your favorite items of clothing and why?
Oh, how difficult this question is! I'd say my mustard sweater because it just seems to go with everything!

 11 bloggers I give the award to:
If you have already been tagged before, I'm sorry??? And not sure if "up and coming" is defined by the amount of followers one has, but for now, I guess I'll go with that!

 I wish I could tag more, but I can't! =( And here are my questions for those I have tagged. Don't feel obligated to participate, but I guess if you accept the award, then please do participate.....
1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
2. If you had a blogger party, who would attend?
3. Where are your favorite places to shop?
4. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?
5. What type of music do you listen to?
6. What is your favorite childhood memory?
7. Of all the jobs you've had, which one did you hate the most? 
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
9. What are your favorite movies?
10. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 
11. Is honesty, always, no matter what, the best policy?

Phew! I'm finally done! Check out these blogs and Jessi's blog when you get a chance!

Until we meet again!


  1. I loved reading this and learning more about you! :) Thank you so much for giving the award!! I was nominated about a month ago and blogged about it...

  2. Wow! I can't believe mine was the first blog you started reading -- that is so awesome!! Sorry if you already told me that and I forgot. :) I feel totally honored! Thanks for mentioning me, and for all of your support (in life and in blogging)!

    I pretty much agree with you on everything except that I don't really cook (though we all know I love the eating part).

    1. Are you off today or something?! I was! No, I never told you that you were the first blog I ever started reading. But I guess I meant to tell you, I just never remembered! Old age....

  3. Aw thank you so much for awarding ME the Liebster award! I feel honored! ;) But really, it means a lot to me and I love our blogger friendship! :)


    1. Love our blogger friendship too! I remember about a year ago is when I found your blog! You were so nice to me when I asked you what camera you used; you wrote me a lengthy email explaining how you take your photos! I wasn't expecting that, but you took the time to explain it to me! And a year later, I still don't know how to use my used DSLR that I got a few months ago! I need to stop procrastinating and just learn already!

  4. I'm glad you did it! I loved reading all your answers! Eating is def a hobby of mine, so... And its funny how the first blog you start following is usually what inspires you to start. Love those modcloth sandals too!! So cute.


    1. It was fun doing it and seeing what other peoples' answers are! Thanks for the award again, Jessi

  5. i'm just commenting and answering here because i've gotten a lot of these and actually done it in the past! i love how people think you are all these different races. and i love all of those house shoes too - i always want to buy a house though after watching them. and i wanna go back to paris sooo bad.

    1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? can it be about my life? i'd like to live somewhere else and with my husband please!
    2. If you had a blogger party, who would attend? oh my goodness. it would be a big thrift off in a fun city like new york - basically all my sponsor girls and a few others! (you know of course you) and we'd have cider and eat pizza
    3. Where are your favorite places to shop? modcloth. asos. target. anthropologie. online. too much online shopping. my mall is a bass pro shop so i dont go shopping much here
    4. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be? zooey dechanel
    5. What type of music do you listen to? indie. i guess? stuff with a ukelele is best.
    6. What is your favorite childhood memory? disneyland in california during summers with my sister
    7. Of all the jobs you've had, which one did you hate the most? shh......the one i have now. haha. maybe. i dunno. maybe the yarn shop because i got paid so little and chased a fat cat around
    8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? seattle
    9. What are your favorite movies? elizabethtown, life aquatic
    10. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? i would save all the animals in shelters with the power of making people want to love and keep their pets? can that be a super power?
    11. Is honesty, always, no matter what, the best policy? haha oh no. honesty can be brutal. being tactical is the best policy!

    and randomly, on shopping on high end store vs. thrift stores - well, i'm the same way. it would be harder to find my style in neimann marcus i think, but i do love my anthropologie. and my husband actually totally hates when i thrift clothing - necklaces, etc. are okay, but shoes and clothing he hates.

    1. See, I knew someone already had to nominate you! And, no don't apologize for the long comment! You asnwered all the questions and I love it! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Zooey Deschanel; I loved her from Elf! And a blogger party is a must- I would insist that cupcakes be there as well! Also, I love that you shop at Anthropologie. I go in there and look at all the dresses, but I just can't bear to charge up my cards! I pay cash for everything now. And saving animals is a great superpower to have! I never thought of that!

  6. Congratulations!!! You are totally deserving of this lovely blog award!!! :)

  7. Hi Jessica! Thanks for your comments on my blog. I loved hearing from you. I love this blog post where you answered those questions and share more about your self to your followers. I also think it is so wonderful how you reference and tag so many other bloggers. It is really important for bloggers to support each other and share each other's hard work. Good for you! Keep up the great work.


  8. Congrats on the award! I love learning new facts about my favorite bloggers! So fun!