Posted on January 28, 2015

{the liebster award}

I started Style Savvy Sara just this month, and even though I’ve been blogging on our family blog intermittently for quite some time, I’m brand spanking new to the whole lifestyle/fashion/mama blogging community.   I have wanted to create this little internet space of my own for quite a while, and I’m so glad I did.  Now that I’ve begun, I am blown away by how many inspirational and talented people I have come across in just a short amount of time.  It has been a goal of mine to reach out and meet others, and I am thrilled to share that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Leesha of Captivating Femininity  and Olivia of That’s Lovely (thanks ladies!).  
The Liebster Award is given to bloggers (who have 1k followers or less) in recognition by other bloggers. Upon being nominated by a fellow blogger, you:
1st: link to the person who tagged you
2nd: answer the 11 questions in a blog post
3rd: nominate 11 other bloggers
last: notify all the nominees via social media

It’s a fun way to share new blogs with others, and I found so many new (to me) blogs just from being nominated!  I am really excited to pass this little chain mail award on to a few other bloggers and to get to know some of them better!

So, the 11 questions I was given (and that I now give to those I nominated) are below:

1. How did you come up with your blog name? 
I wanted a blog name that was personal to me, but that wouldn’t force my blog focus into one specific area.      I am striving to create a space that is uniquely my own which shares my personal style on all sorts of  things.   “Style” is a part of the title because no matter what I do in life I hope to do it with style 🙂 And “savvy” became a part of the title since I love learning (and hopefully sharing) smart and inspiring ideas…whether it’s investing in staple wardrobe pieces, making healthy choices, or discovering life hacks.
2. Why did you start you blog?
I have wanted to create this space of mine for a while for a few different reasons.  Now that I am a mama of two littles, a lot of my time and effort goes into watching over them, taking care of them, and adoring them.  I LOVE being their mama, I would never change that.  Ever.  Sometimes I get stuck in mommy mode and forget that I am more than just their mom.  So this blog helps me “center” myself and gives me an outlet to focus on all sorts of things that I love and enjoy (including but not limited to my children).

Because of this, as I would blog on our family blog I would want to share an outfit, a recipe, or things I’m loving, but it just felt forced and out of place on my family’s blog.  So I created this little separate space of my own for all of that!

3. What do you love most about blogging?
I love the inspiration that blogging gives me.  It motivates me to be creative and to find the beauty in what may seem like repetitive chaos in my life.  Finding and meeting other bloggers that share beautiful and wonderful ideas is also pretty fantastic.
4. What was the most ridiculous but very cool fashion trend you followed?
I don’t consider myself much of a risk taker as far as fashion trends go, but for a while I loved the streaks of bright hair color/chalk!  I was so close to doing it myself, I still think I have the box of temporary purple hair dye in my bathroom drawer…maybe one day I’ll be brave and take the (purple) plunge! That might be more of a beauty trend, and/or not that ridiculous, but it’s one that stood out in my mind…
5. What is one goal you wish to accomplish this year?
I made a few New Year’s resolutions that I posted here that I’m still trying to keep.  In terms of blogging, I don’t really know where this little blog will take me (if anywhere), but it would be pretty awesome to make some blogging buddies as well as possibly collaborate on fun and exciting projects along the way!  
6. What is your favorite social media site?
Instagram and Pinterest!  Pretty pictures + visual person = favorite distractions (haha!)
7. If you could travel to only one place this year where would it be and why?
I would LOVE to travel to an exotic beach.  I’m ready for warmer weather, bright blue water, and palm trees.  
8. How would you describe your personal style?

I feel like my style depends on what I’m doing and how I feel.  As a mama, typically my style is based on functionality, but I am chronically overdressed for almost any occasion when given the chance.    
9. Spring or Fall fashion?
I love Fall fashion.  I am all about layering, scarves, and cozy sweaters.

10. If you could choose one store to shop at for your entire life, which store would you choose?

If I could choose, I would be a Nordy’s girl for life.  But realistically it would probably be Target, haha!  
11. What is one fear you would like to conquer?
I would like to conquer my fear of failing.  My heart is terrified to fail at something (or anything really), but my mind knows that I can’t grow or improve as a person, wife, friend, mother, or blogger without a little failure here and there.  So I’m hoping that I embrace my failures as life lessons that I will learn something from.  High risks, high rewards…right??

I am truly grateful to have been welcomed into the blogging community with such a thoughtful gesture and award!  It’s also given me a chance to discover and share with you fellow bloggers that I have known for a while or recently found, all of which are incredibly talented, creative, and inspiring in their own ways!

Elissa {}

Jade {}

Lindsey & Christa {}

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Alicia {}

Emily {}

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Hilary {}

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Susana {}

Tiffany & Lindsey {}

Happy Wednesday!
xo, Sara

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