Liebster Award

16 Dec

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So, I woke up this morning to a lovely surprise.  Natasha & Nensi, two amazing bloggers of FreeUrCloset, nominated my blog for the Liebster Award.  A Liebster award is given to new bloggers who have less than 200 followers, to give them recognition, encouragement and to help the rest of the blogging community discover their exceptional blogs.  N-n-N has asked me to answer some questions about my Likes and how I took up an interest in blogging.  There is nothing I would rather be doing then shedding a little light on to who and what “Cups” is really about.

1.) What are you Passionate about?

Whenever I am asked “what are you passionate about,” or “what are your passions,” I am always thrown by the question.  There are many things that I am passionate about but if I had to choose just one, it would be writing.  Although I’ve studied fashion and love to know everything about the world it is in, my true love is creative writing.  Wow, I think this is a breakthrough.  I’ve never narrowed it down before.  Now, you and I both know 😉

2.) What is the favorite item in your closet?

No brainer.  My shoes!  I have quite a collection of high heels (mostly wedges) that I’ve collected in the past two years.  When I say collected, I truly mean it in every sense of the word.  Usually when shopping for heels I do it in bulk, 5,6,9 pairs at a time.  I know – crazy – but what is even crazier is that I’m also all about my plain Jane, Old Navy $5 sandals.  Since I live in warm weather climates and as much as I love to wear my heels, I find it much more practical to slap on my sandies and call it a day.  My poor heels sit along side each other just waiting for that special day when they can be worn.

3.) What was your favorite fashion trend in 2012?

There is more than one trend that comes to mind; however, a specific one that does is the stud trend.  I’m obsessed with studs/spikes on shoes, clothing, jewelry pieces, etc.  It’s just a Lady Gaga thing (in my opinion) to rock!

4.) What would be your dream job?

As I continue to explore my career options, I find it more difficult tapering it down.  A dream job I would love to have, has to be the ultimate goal most people desire – being my own boss.  As far as narrowing that down even more, it’s still unknown to me.  I am only 23 (as of today) and I feel there is so much more to still learn out there, but what I really want above all things, is to learn more about myself.

5.) Who is your fashion idol?

A woman, who I’ve recently picked as a person to watch, is Victoria Beckham.  I browse her collections every season and I find myself relating to her taste more and more.  I love my solid colors, my layered looks and my structured garments.  Victoria speaks loud and clear to me and she is definitely in my back pocket for people to be inspired by.

6.) What is your favorite day of the week and why?

SUNDAY!  It’s the national day of lazy.  First of all, who doesn’t like a weekend day?  Secondly, Sunday is a day to recharge.  Recharge as in, sleeping in, pampering one’s self, a huge movie day, football all day, etc.  Sunday is a day to do whatever you want while having no time frame in the day to do so.

7.) How did you come up with your Blog’s title?

Well, I am all about the corky phrases/sayings.  Anyone who knows me knows I like to not only make up my own phrases, but I love to make up things that don’t (by dictionary) make sense. My Cup (or not) Of Tea means: My Likes or Dislikes.  I found the title extremely appropriate.  It’s straight forward and to the point without being too literal.

8.) How did you get into blogging?

I tried blogging a few years back but for one reason or another it never really took off for me.  I was definitely not into it as much as I am now, and when I was sitting at work one day, I thought I would give it another shot.  I wanted to take it more seriously because I feel I had to get my opinions out on certain thing and trends.  I’m glad I was able to stick with it and it’s still going strong!

9.) What is your absolute favorite color?

It’s funny; my sister asked me that very question yesterday afternoon.  My response: “I don’t have a favorite color but I do prefer the natural/earth tone colors (e.g. browns, tans, whites, greens, greys, blacks, etc.)  Yes, I know Dee, I’m complicated.”  Her response: “OMG.”

10.) What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas, of course!  It’s the ultimate holiday in my eyes.  With my birthday so close to Christmas day, it’s a blast of celebration during the whole month of December.  If you couldn’t guess, I love the month of December in general.

11.) What is your New Year’s resolution?

Simple.  To keep Blogging.

Thanks again Natasha & Nensi of FreeUrCloset!  Looks like it is my turn to pass along the torch of the Liebster Award to 11 new bloggers.  Check out the blogs below that I’ve chosen to win this award.

The snow white effect

ShutUpAndReadMyBlog

The Spots Hunter

Urban Rack

Girl Necessities

Curly loves

Real Cali Cali’s Blog

The Effortlessly Chic

Blissful Blog LA MODE A MONACO

sushmitasharma

Voulez – vous polish avec moi?

Now, it’s your turn my fellow bloggers!  Answer these questions (if you wish) and let us know a little bit about you.

Questions:

1.) How do you define fashion/style?

2.) What is your favorite season?

3.) Who inspires you?

4.)  Why do you blog the things you blog?

5.) What is your one basic essential you CANNOT live without?

6.) What are you most proud of?

7.) If you had to dress casual or dressy for everyday of the rest of your life, how would you dress and why?

8.) What is a dream you hope to acquire during your lifetime?

9.) If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?

10.) What fashion style do you consider a classic?

11.) What did you ask Santa for Christmas this holiday?

Leave me a comment on this post after you have answered all 11 questions so I and all the others looking can take a peek into the life of your blog and the blogger behind it.  And remember: pass on the Liebster Award to 11 newbie bloggers!

PS – Always and forever – Happy Blogging 🙂

XxCups

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14 Responses to “Liebster Award”

  1. elisabettabottiroli December 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Hello! First to all, I want to say thank you for the great occasion you offered me.

    1.) How do you define fashion/style?
    Style is something immortal, that does exist from ancient times and keeps evolving into marvellous shapes. Fashion is something ephemeral, but very, very funny.
    2.) What is your favorite season?
    I love every season. Can I say winter just because I was born in a snowy day?
    3.) Who inspires you?
    I am really egocentric sometimes, so I’d answer… the mirror inspires me. But, there are many other people that impressed me for something. I’d say for today Rosa Parks.
    4.) Why do you blog the things you blog?
    In these years finally I found what I am good at. So for me it was travelling + discovering + fashion = The Spots Hunter.
    5.) What is your one basic essential you CANNOT live without?
    Love. Today I love love (and my blog aha). Yesterday I loved someone. Tomorrow who knows?
    6.) What are you most proud of?
    I’m proud of trying to be honest every day with the people I love.
    7.) If you had to dress casual or dressy for everyday of the rest of your life, how would you dress and why?
    Surely I’ll dress comfy. A pair of flat Prada, leggins and a long coloured dress. Simply, sporty and chic.
    8.) What is a dream you hope to acquire during your lifetime?
    A news analyst in the fashion world.
    9.) If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?
    Emily Di Donato. She is THE BEAUTY.
    10.) What fashion style do you consider a classic?
    Elegance is beyond style.
    11.) What did you ask Santa for Christmas this holiday?
    A pair of Genova’s mocassinos from Tod’s. In Platinum.

    Hope you have enjoyed!

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      I think you and I are one in the same, Elisabetta! Thanks so much for responding and congrats! Xx

  2. monacofashionspot December 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Hi, I wrote a new post about it (just finished), should i copy and paste on the comment as well?
    Jenny Xxx

  3. monacofashionspot December 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    1.) How do you define fashion/style?

    Well, I think fashion/style is a very personal thing, by which I mean you can’t put something whatever you think looks gorgeous on anybody. Personality and style should somehow match, otherwise it may make other people who are looking at you uncomfortable.

    2.) What is your favorite season?

    My favorite season is summer, because I could mix and match more outfits. What could I say? I am a girl 😉

    3.) Who inspires you?

    Of course there are a lot of people inspired me, but here I wanted to mention a girl I met this summer, she is kind of the reason I started this blog. She got an internship at VOGUE in NYC, which is like a dream job (thousands of girls would kill for … lol), and I was trying to figure out how did she get it, I found out that she wrote a fashion blog (fashionfourwords)… I guess she is my latest inspiration 😉

    4.) Why do you blog the things you blog?

    Because things I blog are generally the things I like and I pay attention to… What I saw, what I heard, what I felt could all be part of the ideas 😉

    5.) What is your one basic essential you CANNOT live without?

    In terms of what? Well, if it’s something about fashion, I guess that would be makeup?! In terms of food, that would be fruits and yogurt.

    6.) What are you most proud of?

    I speak Chinese, since China become one of the biggest market for fashion and luxury industry, I saw a huge opportunity and potential for my future career. Besides, I spoke French (not perfectly, but I do 😉 ), and well everybody speak English,,, So I guess I don’t have to mention that 😉

    7.) If you had to dress casual or dressy for everyday of the rest of your life, how would you dress and why?

    I guess I would choose to dress dressy (If I have time…), because fashion is my biggest passion right now, dressy can be seen as a big part of it. I mean of course dress casual can be fashionable as well… but I just prefer to look classy and sort of fancy (not too much), simple but classy…

    8.) What is a dream you hope to acquire during your lifetime?

    Eventually, I would love to start my own startup in fashion industry, but for now, I would love to obtain a position in luxury brand to gain more experience.

    9.) If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?

    I wouldn’t want to trade with anyone, because I am satisfied with what I had for now, I got a precious opportunity to study abroad in one of the most trendy places on earth, Paris, and now Monaco, what more could I ask?

    10.) What fashion style do you consider a classic?

    Parision style, dark color (black, dark blue, etc. ), simple but classy.

    11.) What did you ask Santa for Christmas this holiday?

    Brought my best friends and my parents here for a small reunion, and I already achieved the first half, I will see my best friend in Paris this Friday, and another best friend on Xmas (whom I haven’t met for two years, and I am super excited she will fly from Chicago to Paris to visit me 😉 Yay!!!) 🙂 Now I only have four finals left for next week. finger crossed 😉

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Keep up the blog girl, it’s good work! Nighty Nighty from the States and me ;). Xx

  4. Penny December 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Congrats Cups! I look forward to reading your blog everyday and get excited when I get an email alert of a new post! P.S. Happy Birthday girlfriend! XOXO.

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Thanks Penny! As you look for my posts, I look for your comments :). Thank you for the birthday wish! Xx

  5. Snow December 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Congrats! xoxo

  6. sibreymcmanus December 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    1.) How do you define fashion/style?
    I believe that fashion helps define you as a person. It is a way to nonverbally express your emotions and personality.

    2.) What is your favorite season?
    Hmm, I hate this question because I live in Michigan and get the luxury of experiencing the beauty of all four seasons, so it is definitely a challenge to pick my favorite. If I had to choose I would have to say that fall is closest to my heart because of the vibrant and warm colors. Also, the weather allows you to appropriately layer clothing and accessories for a cozy and fashionable look!

    3.) Who inspires you?
    Well, my father is the person who inspires me to reach high for my goals, but in the fashion world I would have to say CHANEL. The history of CHANEL is such an inspirational story that it is hard for it to not stick with you throughout life.

    4.) Why do you blog the things you blog?
    I blog about fashion because it is a way to release my inner passion for clothing. I adore the artistic side behind fashion and all the technical terms that come along with it. I want to help bring out others inner fashionista as well as help people understand the principles of fashion and design.

    5.) What is your one basic essential you CANNOT live without?
    Concealer. Ever since I was a young girl I have had natural dark circles under my eyes. I do not leave the house without it on!

    6.) What are you most proud of?
    I would have to say my independency. My parents never handed anything to me. Ever since I was 15 I have had a job to support myself. I don’t rely on anyone and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love being an independent person because it makes you a stronger and more driven person in the end.

    7.) If you had to dress casual or dressy for everyday of the rest of your life, how would you dress and why?
    This is hard question…I hate dressing too casual and I get tired of being dressed to impress at every second. I would have to say that I would choose to dress up everyday, BUT have the clothes be comfortable and practical.

    8.) What is a dream you hope to acquire during your lifetime?
    Happiness! If you don’t wake up every morning excited for what the day is going to bring than what do you really have?

    9.) If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?
    Michael Kors wouldn’t be a bad person to trade shoes with.

    10.) What fashion style do you consider a classic?
    The CHANEL suit. It’s been around forever and it is not going anywhere. It is elegant as well as a classic.

    11.) What did you ask Santa for Christmas this holiday?
    Clothes, clothes, and more clothes. Just check out my blog and there is a post ‘dear santa’ that could give you a few ideas about whats on my wish list 😉

  7. Katherine December 18, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    Hi, thank you for the nomination 😉

    1.) How do you define fashion/style?
    Fashion is something where I get inspiration from, what I see on the streets and what’s in now.
    Style is how I express myself and how I use what inpires me to define my personality.

    2.) What is your favorite season?
    I love Spring. It’s the season of growth and new chances and also a reminder that summer is just around the corner.

    3.) Who inspires you?
    Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel aka Coco Chanel – Her style is so simple yet it exudes class and elegance. She’s the perfect example of being effortlessly chic.

    4.) Why do you blog the things you blog?
    My blog is like my creative outlet. I do it for my personal satisfaction. It’s like a diary. Wouldn’t it be fun to look back a year from now and see what I did or wrote about today?

    5.) What is your one basic essential you CANNOT live without?
    A lipstick. It completes every outfit. It adds colour to your face even when you’re not wearing make up. It makes me feel like a lady.

    6.) What are you most proud of?
    I am most proud of everything I’ve achieved and everything that I went through that led me to here and now.

    7.) If you had to dress casual or dressy for everyday of the rest of your life, how would you dress and why?
    I would choose to be dressy casual. A little bit of everything is always a good way to go.

    8.) What is a dream you hope to acquire during your lifetime?
    To have a home i can fill with many laughters and wonderful memories.

    9.) If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?
    I wouldn’t trade places with anybody because eveyone has got their own journey. You never know what someone is going through.

    10.) What fashion style do you consider a classic?
    The little black dress. You can always find an occasion to wear it.

    11.) What did you ask Santa for Christmas this holiday?
    Celine cabas shopper. It would be a perfect everyday bag. It looks beautiful but it’s also functional.

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

      I’m a lipstick girl too! I literally just bought 4 different Revlon’s today ;). Thank you for answering my questions. Keep up the blogging, I love it! XxCups

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