Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

#24 - SYDNEY
BLACK PENCIL SKIRT - Jonathan Saunders for Target
WHITE NECKLACES - my Grandmother's collection

JEANS - Yaso

Thank you so much to my fashionable new blog friend, Burning Skies, for thinking of me for this award.  Burning Skies just moved her blog so check her out!  It's always nice to get recognized (and this is much better than the trophy I got as a kid for participating in a talent contest on our family cruise where EVERYONE else got that same trophy just for showing up).  

To show my versatility, I decided I would change things up by telling you 7 random things that make me versatile:

1.  I'm short (5'2) so I can wear tunics as dresses and can always shorten jeans...though I hate when I end up with straight leg ones that used to be bell bottoms!

2.  I'm part of the "Good Eaters Club" (as my friend, Birkin, would call it... Birkin is in fact part of the "Bad Eaters Club"), so I don't really care where we go to dinner... though this can be a problem when I'm with another person who is equally as laid back and we end up debating on where to go for like an hour.

3. I wear a medium in most clothes so I can either squeeze myself into a small or put a belt over a large in case of an incredible deal on the clearance rack that I gotta have even if it doesn't quite fit right.

4. I'm a jack of many trades but master of I can do a little bit of everything just okay (like sports...I can basically be on your team if you're not competitive and in desperate need of a female to fill your roster).

5. If I don't wear make-up (or stroll around with my kiddos) I can usually get carded when buying alcohol at the grocery store (of course this totally sucked when I was a teenager).

6. I'm a mom so that basically means I can multi-task and do any job that includes but is not limited to cook, housekeeper, launderer, driver, entertainer, personal assistant, party planner, motivator, accountant and nurse.

7. I can shop anyway, anywhere, anyhow (except when I'm on my shopping fast like right now...oh, and I'm a poet!).

And here is a list of some really cool bloggers that I've discovered and greatly enjoy.  I know you'll enjoy them too, so check 'em out!

Albee at Albee Lucky
Kimberly at City Style
Roxy Heart at Fash-uh-nee-stah
Courtney Erin at Sartorial Sidelines

Finally, in honor of the Versatile Blogger Award (thanks again Burning Skies!) I decided I would do two versions of the same general outfit.  The first one is another example of color blocking.  The second is a casual version of the same top half ('cuz my friend Shiny said she'd actually wear this one).


Tara said...

Yeah, I can shop anywhere, anytime, too. Which gets me in trouble more often than not... :)

Although, I am learning this spring that I can live without shopping if I don't think about it too much...but where's the fun in that?!?!

Tiffany said...

I'm with Tara... Shopping usually gets me in trouble! =)

But anywhooo... you are so cute! I love your looks today and want to copy them both! =)

GretchTM said...

We are the same height! hehe! I love both the jeans and skirt with that top. Congrats again! :)

Mom Fashion World said...

Congrats on the award, Darling!
You deserve to be called ''Versatile''.

Dear, I badly want that green button up shirt.
Just to let you know, green is my fave color.

Take care!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Hey that is a good thing, still looking so young. I get told I look older and I rather have younger, haha
Write it in Lipstick

Anonymous said...

From fancy to fun...very versatile! :)

Gracey said...

I love that you did two different looks with the same top - very creative. Very versatile, if you will. ;-)

Pau Villafuerte said...

Congratulations! You really do deserve it! Also, thank you so much for your message. Means a lot to me that you really took the time to read my post and give a great piece of advice. Your kids are lucky to have you! :)

Roxy Heart said...

Thank you very much and congrats to you! You deserve it!
Thanks for entering my giveaway!
Good luck!

Michelle's Style File said...

Congrats! Love that green shirt.


Burning Skies said...

Loved reading the 7 things about you! We're the same - I can shop anywhere too! I just love being surprised with finding good stuff in an unusual place. :)

Great outfits btw!

jamie-lee said...

congrats on the blog award :) hehe that's funny about getting carded!

Closet Fashionista said...

How fun! I love all the facts, hehe... :D

AlbeeLucky said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing it along to me :)Cute facts. One thing about being short, is that we will look youthful for a long time.
I haven't been down to Dockweiler in awhile, I'm normally on the south side of the bay. So I'm guessing that you live near me? I always thought you looked super familiar.

Courtney Erin said...

Thanks for the award! I love the fact about you getting carded if you don't wear makeup.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Marisa Violeta said...

Congrats for the award! That grey shirt is great, it really looks good in both outfits!

Kassandra said...

i love your blog!! i follow you now!
Would you come in mine and follow me?i'd be very happy!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You look incredible- I love the colour combination! Congrats on your award- I'm 5'2" as well, yay for short gals! Good Eaters club- sounds interesting I'm such a foodie!

xo Emily

P.S. I am glad that I could remind you of Princess Sparkles what with my stuffed animals and pjs :)

Hazel☺ said...

Nice to know more about you :) I can actually relate to number 3 and 4 :D

Kimberlee said...

I love that you can shop anyway, anywhere, anyhow. I stink at clothing shopping. Really, I do. It's so overwhelming to me.

Claire said...

haha my hubs got id'd a year ago at the supermarket...he was 38. he just laughed t the poor girl untill she was so embarrassed she let him have the beer x

Daphne said...

Congrats on the award. You definitely deserve it. I love the version with the jeans. Just something and about jeans and pearls that calls to me. Great colors too.
I too can shop anywhere, anytime. It is like a healing experience. I don't need to buy anything I just like shopping. My mom and I call it our 'natural habitat'. :)

shealennon said...

Thanks for the award Claire! I love both versions of this look, but I think the casual one is my favorite! I'm a jeans girl :)

Melina said...

love your outfit!!

Anne Neville said...

love your green shirt!! Nice blog :) xxx, would love to read what you think!

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