The Liebster Award '16 + Lulus Dress



Well, I have officially been blogging for two whole weeks now!! I have invested so much heart and time into this fashion and lifestyle blog I just wanted to say I can’t thank y’all enough for all the love and support! I am so excited to announce that during my second week of blogging I was nominated for not only my first but also my second Liebster Award. The beautiful Shell, from A Courageous Beauty blog and the amazing Ph.D. Student Lauren, from Ivory Tower Chic! Thank you so much, ladies!! If you're wondering what in the world is a Liebster Award… pretty much it’s an award that is by bloggers, for bloggers. What an honor and blessing to receive two blogger awards in the same week! I am so excited for this journey I think this next year will be so much fun!! "You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7


 Now to Answer A Courageous Beauty Questions:

1. What is your favorite fashion movie? (Devil Wears Prada, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 
Confessions of a Shopaholic)
Fashion bloggers think alike; Devil Wears Prada and Breakfast at Tiffany's are my absolute favorites. I can't pick just one! 

2. Heels or flats?
Heels! I'm 4'11" so they are a necessity. 

 3. What kind of blogging advice would you give to other new bloggers? 
Considering I've only been doing this for two weeks, it's safe to say I'm pretty new to the blogging world. It took me six years to start a fashion blog, so I guess my advice to anyone starting out would be don't wait to do something you love. Take a leap of faith and do it! 

4. What's your favorite hobby, aside from blogging?
Shopping! Duh! I also love being fit so you can find me in the gym workin' up a sweat. I also love to eat... It's the reason I go to the gym anyway! 

5. What inspires you the most?
Not a what, but a who; I am inspired by the King of Kings every minute of the day! He shows me things I never knew were possible, and with Him I have found that anything is possible! 

6. Would you rather fight one, horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? 
Probably one, horse-sized duck! Plus it would be very interesting to see a duck that large! 

7. What is your favorite way to recover from a long or bad day?
I'm a firm believe that surrounding yourself with people who love you and prayer will always help you after an excruciating day. Oh, and a relaxing bubble bath always does the trick, too!
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would live in England. My father is from Chelsea (hello namesake!), and I would love nothing more than to live in a country where I can find a man like my father to call my husband. 

9. Coffee or tea?
Depends on the day! Because of my British upbringing I love tea, but coffee is the fuel to my soul! One cup and I'm ready to seize the day! 

10. You're at Starbucks... What do you order?
-A hot, venti, 1 pump of white mocha with two shots of espresso. 


 Now to Answer Ivory Tower Chic Questions:

1. What is your favorite part about blogging? 
Well, I've only been doing this whole blogging thing for two weeks, but I would have to say that I love being able to help women with their style through my personal choices! It took me six years to finally agree to writing a blog, and I am so glad I have begun my journey to helping women explore new horizons with fashion! 

2. If you could live in any era in history, besides right now, what would it be?
Definitely the '60s. I feel I can relate to the fashion choices of that time period so much! I'm obsessed with Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. They're timeless. 

3. Where is the coolest place you have ever traveled?
I would probably have to pick my namesake, Chelsea! It's located in southwest London. It's where my father is from, so it makes sense as to why my name is Chelsea. It's such a beautiful place! 

4. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
This one was a hard one, but I have to go with a burrito bowl from Chipotle. It has my favorite rice (ever), meat, vegetables, cheese; it has a little bit of everything so I feel it will always satisfy! 

5. What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?
Grey's Anatomy! I secretly feel like a doctor when I watch it. Just call me Chelsea Lowe, M.D.S.R (Doctor of Medicine via Shonda Rhimes)

6. Where do you hope your blog is one year from today?
I hope that a year from now, my blog is a place where women go to find styling tips, inspiration and their inner beauty. In all honesty though, I want it to be wherever the Lord wants it to be. If He wants it to be larger than life, He will. 

7. Where do you get your inspiration for your blog posts? 
I love shopping, and when I find a great deal on something I have to share it with the world. I also get a lot of my inspiration with dressing for the season or holiday. For example, my favorite season is fall, so I love sharing my style with everyone by showing them my layering tips and color choices! 

8. Who in your life has helped support your dream of having a fashion/lifestyle blog? 
My friends and family, Jesus Christ and my super awesome photographer, Noah.

9. What company would it be your dream to collaborate with?
Collaborating with Nordstrom or J.Crew would be a dream come true! Nordstrom’s has so many brands that I love so much i.e. Kate Spade and Tory Burch. 

10. Who is your celebrity crush? 
Justin Timberlake!!! *swoon* 

11. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? 
I would be a leopard. They're fierce, and they always look fabulous! 



The Rules:
1. Post your award to your blog.
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a few new bloggers you've discovered.
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.



My Nominees:
Dede from Dress up Butter Cup 
Theresa from Always in Bluhm 
 Lauren from Roses and Rain Boots 
Naadia Crutchfield from Naadia Crutchfield Blog 

Questions for nominees: 
1. Where is your favorite place to shop?
2. Who is your best friend, and why?
3. What is the one thing you can not live without?
4. What is your favorite memory?
5. What color(s) look best on you?
6. What/who inspires you the most?
7. If you were a purse what would you be?
8. What is your favorite accessory? 
9. Who is your favorite style icon?
10. What is your favorite season? 

Dress: Lulus (old similar hereHeels: Jessica Simpson | Watch: Movado (old similar here) Arm Candy: Alex and Ani, David Yurman Bracelet (similar here and here),  | Ring: David Yurman (Similar here| Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lips: Matte Bad Blood by Urban Decay ( Matte Revolution Lipstick) 

10 Facts about me: 
1. I pole-vaulted D1 in college! 
2. I have been picking out my own clothes since I was two years old. 
3. My dad always buys me furry fluff-ball keychains! 
4. My parents are the ones who introduced me to the fashion world. Thanks mom and dad!
5. I have secretly been a blogger via Instagram and Tumblr since 2011. 
6. I use an excessive amount of dryer sheets. I'm obsessed with the smell of clean laundry!
7. I love surprises.
8. Hydrangeas and peonies are my favorite flowers. 
9. For over 10 years, I've been consistently getting my nails done. Once I started I never stopped! 

10. I'm obsessed with Stress Relief products from Bath & Body Works! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

8 comments:

  1. Super cool getting to learn so many things about you!! Love the pop of red with the lipstick and nail posh colors!!

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  3. Love The Devil Wears Prada and I am a *gasp* closet Bieber fan! Congratulations on receiving your award- you deserve it!!!! Loving your blog!
    xo,
    Heather
    www.playingdressupallday.com

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  4. Love this idea!

    I also love dryer sheets and always throw a few in my suitcase when I travel to keep things fresh!!

    xoxo,
    Evin Elizabeth
    www.magnoliasandsunlight.com

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  5. Loved your answers! Especially about the one who inspires you!!!!
    You have such a beautiful heart and soul!
    It was fun reading your answers!
    -Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com

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  6. I'm digging this all-black look! Those ankle-strap pumps are my favorite!

    Jenn | www.thisjenngirl.com

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  7. Hey girl heyyyy! With school finally done tomorrow I was finally able to catch up on your blog! LOVe this post and getting to know you better! Thanks for the nomination and can't wait to answer all your questions! xx, Lauren {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

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  8. Hi Chelsea! Love seeing your new blog and all your awesome style ideas. Do you take all these photos yourself? They're so good!

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