The Liebster Award is something I've seen doing the rounds on a few different blogs so I was thrilled to be nominated by the lovely Hannah from tea.three.sugars! hope you like my answers and have a good old read...grab a cuppa and settle down!
I'll answer my questions below and then set some others for some bloggers I tag to answer! I love doing things like this, especially as I don't usually do 'Q&A' type posts on my blog.
1. What inspires you?
So many things! In terms of fashion and style I would say I get inspiration from all around, seeing streetstyle every day, checking out my favourite blogs, seeing the latest trends or particularly interesting visual displays in stores. In terms of lifestyle and work ethic, I would have to say my boyfriend who is the hardest working person I know. He is in a band, runs a record label for which he creates artwork for almost every release, whilst simultaneously working a 40 hour week at his "day job" and illustrates freelance for all sorts of cool brands and individuals such as Brat and Susie (you can read a recent interview he did with them here.) On top of this he manages to also take the majority of my outfit photo's...he's a multitasker!
2. What do you never leave the house without?
Simple...my Mulberry satchel! Can't be without my handbag!
3. If you could only wear one colour, what would it be?
So impractical, but it would probably be cream, which I fear is a shade, not a colour, but I love cream, grey and navy blue, with a little bit of tan, I'm all about neutrals, though I am dipping into pastels for Spring 2013!
4. If you could only shop in one place for clothes for the rest of your life, where would it be?
I'm going to have to cheat and say....charity shops! Why? because you can always find different and unique pieces, there's no trend-led merchandise laid out in front of you, you have to dig to put looks together and there's always the chance you could find a real gem!
5. What is your favourite season and why?
Well, I love summer, I think because the sunshine makes me happy, although that's hit and miss in the UK! I love layering so I would probably say that style wise I prefer the winter months but I'm going to make an effort to be more stylish this summer time too!
6. Where is your favourite place to visit in the UK?
I'll have to say my home county, Devon! North Devon to be precise. I wasn't born there but lived there from a very young age so it's certainly my home. Put me on a beach with a surfboard under my arm and I'm home. That's what Devon is to me, there's something incredibly calming about being in the middle of the ocean and I used to live just a few minutes drive away from just that so that is definitely what I miss the most.
7. Stormy weather or calm blue skies?
Blue skies all the way! Get some sun on my skin and I'm happy.
8. What do you think is your best feature?
I am going to say....my hair. Because I spent years hating how thick and unruly it was, ironing it (literally) to make it poker straight and colouring it all the shades of the rainbow. And now one of the first things people say when they meet me is "wow, you've got such thick hair." My dad said I'd embrace that one day, and I truly do now!
9. What is your favourite smell?
Oooh, there's so many! The sea, and the smell of the countryside at dusk are both special to me. In face the smell of the Devon countryside at any time of day will do! Synthetically, I really like Kate Moss's perfume range, especially Vintage Muse and Lilabelle, and the smell of Philosophy's Pure Grace body lotion is out of this world.
10. What is the most embarrassing CD you own?
Ha! Living with a muso like Adrian, there's no such thing as an embarrassing CD! However the Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers Megamix surely has to be a low point!
11. What is your favourite song?
Again, so many! Probably I will have to say a song from my all time favourite album which is After the Gold Rush by Neil Young. I love "I believe in you" but I pretty much love every song on that album. I also love "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys.
Hope you enjoyed reading my answers! These are the blogs I've chosen to pass this award on to:
cute baking posts, homely content, a splash of style, a really great read :)
Amazing style, fabulous hair, and the cutest dog on Blogger!
Food, love, beautiful photographs and a peachy perfect gal :)
Cute outfit posts and the biggest shoe collection I've ever seen!
Lovely outfit posts, product reviews and so much more!
And here are your questions:
1. What one item of makeup can you not live without?
2. What's your favourite colour and why?
3. Flats or heels?
4. Tell us about your first pet
5. What's your favourite city?
6. Do you have any phobias?
7. What one item do you dream of owning one day?
8. Do you do any sports or keep fit?
9. What's your dream job?
10. Describe your style in 3 words
11. Designer Vs High Street: Discuss.