Friday, February 13, 2015

The Liebster Award

I can't start this post without a huge shout out to Jenna to Boston Chic Party. She has nominated me for the Liebster Award. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what this award is, it's about sharing growing blogs that you love (those with less than 3,000 followers). Thank you so much for nominating me, Jenna! I love following along and seeing all the yummy treats you post. Make sure to check out her blog! I've answered a few Q & A's below in hopes that you all will get to know me a little bit better.

Q: What is your blogging process?

A: My blogging process has evolved over the past 7+ months. I've gotten into a great routine of posting 3x per week (MWF). I post an array of different things that go into my personal style and daily routine. I want the people who read my blog to really understand what kind of a style I'm putting out there and hopefully inspire those who read in their daily lives! Over the past month, I've been trying to incorporate daily outfits of the day (#ootd) on my Instagram to show you what "a day in the life" is really like for the face of Chic + Shimmer.

Q: What was the best thing to happen to you this week?

A: By far the best thing that's happened to me this week was signing the lease to my new place. We move in at the beginning of March and I've been obsessed with finding the perfect home decor for it. I can't wait for all the memories I'm going to have with my new roomie!!

Q: If you had one super power what would it be?

A: I really struggled with this one. I'm not one of those people who's had their super power picked out since the age of 3. I truly have no idea! If I have to pick though, I would want the ability to fly. I would save like crazy on airline tickets! Haha. No, but in all seriousness just imagine all of the amazing views you would get to experience from up there.

Q: Are you a cat person, a dog person or neither?

A: 120% dog person. I've always been a dogs > cats kinda gal (sorry to all of you cat lovers out there!). From the time I was born, I've been around little doggies and don't see myself ever turning back ;-).

Q: What was the last song you listened to?

A: Okay so don't laugh, you all! My favorite new playlist is a list of all the Gossip Girl songs from the show. The last song I listened to was "Down by the Water" by The Drums. You know what I'm talking about, Gossip Girl lovers. Check out the scene + song here:

See you guys?! It's one of my favorite fashion moments from the series. The shot of Serena (Blake Lively) in front of the fountain in that gown... Eek! Fashion is amazing. I love it.

Q: Do you prefer morning, afternoon or night?

A: This is a tough one. It depends on the day as silly as that sounds! On the week days, it's definitely nighttime. However when it comes to the weekend, it changes. Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings are my favorite times. I like to spend my Saturday afternoons shopping around, sipping coffee, and making plans for that night. Sunday mornings are my favorite because depending on my mood, I either like to spend the morning relaxing with a cup of coffee or spending it brunching and sipping mimosas.

Q: Are you extroverted, introverted or a mix of both?

A: I'd have to say it's a mixture of both. When I was younger, I was 100% introverted but as I've gotten older, I've "come out of my shell" and I'm a little more outgoing. I wouldn't quite classify myself as an "extrovert" but I'm trying!

Q: What fashion trend can you completely not stand?

A: I don't even have to think about this one... CAMO! I just don't get it. Yes, yes. I'm from Western Kentucky. That doesn't mean I'm a camo lover though! I can't stand the trend. I've tried to come around to it because I know a lot of people love it and can style if flawlessly. I just think it's one of those trends that will never appeal to me and that's okay.

Q: Name one thing you can’t live without and why.

A: As terrible as it sounds, my phone! I know, it's awful. I'm one of those that has a mini heart attack every time my phone gets stuck in a dark part of my purse. Anyone else?! Whether it be Instagram, Twitter, driving directions, or panicked texts to my BFF from the store about which home decor piece fits me better, I've got to have it close. Don't get me wrong, I can go without it for a dinner or something where having your phone out is inappropriate but I'd much rather have it nearby!

Q: Finally, if you could achieve one thing from blogging, what would it be?

A: Okay can I squeeze just two things in here?! Please? Okay. Well one big thing is that I want to network and get a good group of girls around me that love blogging/all of the things I do around me! Things like this are always easier when you have a support system of girlfriends around you. Another is having a great collaboration with a company that goes perfectly with my style. I don't have a particular company or brand in mind but something that lines up with my taste is a must.

Now the nominations continue! I've chosen the following blogs: Parker the PrepsterWith Love, From SarahCosmo & CoffeeGLITZ a Beautiful LifeCoral & Charmcashmere & clicquotThe Diary of FashionistaA Modest LifeUrban Chic BlvdDouble the Chic. You all seriously need to follow along with these girls. They're all amazing :-) Now that you all have been nominated, post these Q & A's and nominate 11 bloggers to do the same. Remember, all of the bloggers that you nominate must have less than 3,000 followers! Have fun!!


  1. Love the post Kathryn! Can't wait to see a peek into your new place once you move in :)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post! I hope to have a peek into my apartment up in March at some point. Stay tuned!!