Fashion Life

Liebster Award

Scarf [Etsy- Le Petit Monkey] Top [Loft] Jeans [Nordstrom] Flats [Steve Madden] Bag [Michael Kors] Lips [Nars- Cruella]


The Liebster Award is given to newbie bloggers by other bloggers as a way to support & promote each other! So amazing, right?!
A huge THANK YOU to Kristin from A Midwestern Mix for the nomination! I absolutely love her style & her blog is full of fashion, workout, and travel tips! Check it out, you won’t regret it!

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.

Answering the Questions from Kristin…

  1. How did you come up with your blog name?

I love neutrals and gray has always been a favorite color of mine. Gray is considered a transitional color which also represents this period of time in my life! I was trying unsuccessfully to come up with an adjective to pair it with until one night, I was thinking of words that described my overall style. “Classic” was the first thing that popped into my head and the rest is history!

  1. What is your go-to Starbucks drink?

Currently, a decaf, non-fat Toasted Graham Latte with soy milk. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t drinking one right now! The perks of living a one-minute walk from Starbucks 🙂

  1. Guilty pleasure(s):

Fro-yo (I’m obsessed), a little retail therapy, watching The Real Housewives of Orange County, a good cheeseburger and fries, and wandering around Homegoods!

  1. What does your perfect day look like:

I’ve learned to really appreciate every day and my definition of perfect has changed recently! I’d say a sunny, warm day where I feel really great and spend time doing something outside with my hubby, family, and pup. Maybe exploring one of D.C.’s many historical places! Having a dinner at Tao in NYC wouldn’t hurt either 🙂

  1. Describe your style in 3 words:

Classic (surprising!), feminine, and comfortable (a must)

  1. Favorite quote:

There are a lot of inspirational quotes that I read and have gotten me through some tough times but I really love this one by Regina Brett! “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”

  1. How do you stay organized?

I’d love to say a planner because I have tried so many times to use one and I always wind up falling off the wagon. I will continue to try though! I’m very type A so I have lists everywhere! Post-it’s are my best friend and there’s something so satisfying about crossing off a completed task!

  1. Best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Tough one. Probably the simple saying “Keep your head up.” Positivity is an amazing and powerful thing and I always try to look on the bright side!

  1. You’re given $1,000. How do you spend it?

I guess buying 1/5 of a Chanel Jumbo Flap doesn’t count so probably spending it on a weekend away with my husband. We’ve had a rough year and deserve it!

  1. Favorite brand(s) and why?

There are so many and I’m the most indecisive person ever but… Loft because they have amazing wardrobe staples that are cost-friendly, J.Crew because there is something so classic about their pieces, Rebecca Minkoff because I could probably open up my own shop of her handbags, and NARS…love their products.

Kristin from Suburban Reno
Toby from Posh & Spicy
Vanessa from Living In Steil
Molly from Style Miss Molly

My questions for the Nominees:
1. What is your favorite type of food?
2. Who is your style icon?
3. Describe your fashion philosophy:
4. What is your favorite fall trend?
5. Best advice for a new blogger:
6. Coffee or tea?
7. Go-to stores to shop at:
8. What is your favorite blog for inspiration?
9. If you could get a free trip anywhere, where would you go?
10. What is one thing you want your readers to know?

It was so fun answering these questions and I hope you enjoyed reading!


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  • Reply
    October 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I live for the toasted graham latte at starbucks!! cute blog!!

    • Reply
      October 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Aren’t they the best?! Thank you, looking forward to following along with you as well!

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil
    October 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination and thank you so much for nominating me! I’m looking forward to answering these questions and sharing this with my readers. Thank you…thank you…thank you!

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      October 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Of course, lady! Love your blog and all of the support you’ve shown me xo

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    Molly Clifton
    October 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! You have a wonderful blog and I am so impressed with how you keep up with it so well! I feel so honored to be nominated by you! Thank you so much! Can not wait to answer the questions!

    Keep smiling!

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      October 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much, Molly! I love your blog and positivity and felt it was only right to pass along the nomination! Looking forward to reading your answers and getting to know you a little better! xo

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    October 22, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thank you so much for the nomination Michele!! It has been amazing getting to know you! Can’t wait for more to come! xoxo

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      October 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

      You’re very welcome, Kristen! I love reading your blog and felt it deserved a little praise 🙂 Looking forward to all of the positive things to come in the future! xo

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    October 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Love your answers!!! And yes, you can totally buy 1/5 of that Chanel with your $1k 😉

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      October 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      Hahaha it’s such a sad thought isn’t it?! Oh well, it leaves me something to dream about!

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    MaryClaire Freese
    October 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve it- your style is amazing! I especially love the stripes-plaid-leopard combo, one of my favorites! 🙂
    Mind checking out my blog? Xx

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    October 22, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Congrats doll!! I love ur style. You deserve it. Loving your hair…
    Xox, Raysa

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      October 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks love! I love your style as well! Have a wonderful weekend xo

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        October 24, 2015 at 2:18 am

        You’re welcome! You too. Xo

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    November 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Yes!! I love my city! My perfect day is spending time in DC as well and exploring new things! It never gets old! Congratulation girl!!! I just adore you!
    xo, Shell

    • Reply
      November 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      You are the sweetest, Shell! Thank you so much for the supportive comments! I need to be better at commenting on others posts- you’re an inspiration! Have a great week girl! xoxox

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