2.25.2011

Daily Threads: FBFF Noms



See that last picture... that's me being defeated by the wind. It threw my hair all over the place and I was fearful for the life of my camera. Such horrible memories. Also, this dress. Remember I mentioned doing a little DIY with it? Well, obviously I haven't gotten to it yet - maybe today will be his last day around the block blog. Enough about the weather and my dress, let's talk favorite blogs. This week's FBFF questions are all about our favorite blogs - so here are mine!

1. Creative Juices (most creative): My gal Hello, Monkeyface! takes the cake with this one. The adorable monkey faces she makes to keep her anonymity in check are fabulous - adorable, really. I just love it (and husband does too!). And she takes amazing photos in amazing places. Love it.

2.  The Real Deal (authenticity): Liz at 26 and Counting is the real deal. The girl is one of my bloggy Bff's (yeah, I went there). We've talked quite a bit and she's always Liz. Not to mention, her blog posts are honest and funny. 

3. Spark Notes (most helpful): This is a double whammy - Cute and Little and The Coastal Chicster have both been there when I needed help personally - so they get my vote! They also both have fabulous tutorials where they share their geniusness with all of us who know nothing (or maybe just me).

4. Newbie (best blogger under a year old): Running on Happiness! Y'all, this lady is gorgeous, has such a lovely personal style, and has only been blogging three months. She's adorable.

5. Can You Hear Me Now (most connected): Statements in Fashion.  Seriously, I feel like Collette is everywhere (in a great way!). Between her blog, twitter, and 411 - she's definitely connecting and staying connected. 

6. If I Had a Hammer (best DIY): 320 Sycamore I prefer DIYs that are decor or around the house related - and this is one of my favorites! If you go to the right side and scroll down you'll see Tutorials and Under $10, Under 1 Hour tags - CLICK THEM! They are fabulous! Also, this girl rocks in the DIY department too!

7. Tribe Leader (blogger who leads and brings others together): This is definitely the category for Katy of ModlyChic. As many of you probably know, she's the brains behind FBFF - which is hugely successful not only as a Google Group, but at bringing everyone together. Whether it's through email discussions or the Friend Friday questions - she's got us all getting to know one another!

8. Practially Perfect (most fashionable): Kendi of Kendi Everyday. Kendi is perfect - I wouldn't believe anything else. Her outfits are always amazing, inspiring, and fashionable. She's a reason I started fashion blogging myself (for all the reasons listed in previous sentence). She's got it going on. 

9. Paint By Numbers (best beauty blogs): I've found that YouTube is best for makeup tutorials - blogs are good, especially for reviews, but videos of knowledgeable ladies talking through the makeup application process is so helpful. I love it. I am subscribed to way too many makeup channels on YT. Maybe I should do a post on my favorite channels... what do you think? Anyway, one of the channels I follow also has a corresponding blog - so she get's my vote: It's Judy Time (love her!). Most of her posts come with pictures and a video!

10. Renaissance Woman (best all around): This is easy Cupcakes and Cashmere. Emily is gorgeous! She has amazing style, shares some of the most delicious recipes, and does wonderful tutorials! My kind of blog! I've been reading her blog for a very long time and she has yet to disappoint - ever, in the least! Plus she was on The Hills - which is cool in my book!

So there they are. There are so many wonderful blogs out there - so many! I could easily put at least ten blogs for each category, but that would have defeated the purpose of all of this. Anyway - did you have some of the same picks?

38 comments:

girlbehindthemusic said...

We definitely had two of the same nominations! I also nominated Katy for Tribe Leader and Emily for Reinaissance Woman. Great picks!

Caitlin (http://re-mix-her.tumblr.com)

MONKEYFACE said...

OH lordy, I am SO HONORED. Seriously, thank you. *Air kisses* (yeah I went there too).

And Linley for realzies that last photos is perfect. Inspiration folder for future monkeyface faces. :D

Gertrude said...

Love your dress! And your nominee picks.. I read most of the blogs you mentioned! x

kelseywilliams said...

All great picks! I would definitely choose you for most connected! :)

Laura said...

Great look and picks!! All of the ladies you mentioned are amazing, and you gave me a few new ones to check out as well. I really should get into this whole makeup channel thing! It would be super helpful.

Ashley said...

Hi Linley,

I'm a new follower (I clicked over from someone's sidebar...or maybe it was FBFF), but I love your blog! That dress is so pretty, and the boots toughen it up perfectly. I have a pair of the Inkas, too (mine are black) - I love them, but feel like they're the red-headed stepsister of the Intyces that everyone has.

xo,
Ashley

Liz said...

Not to put any doubt in your mind, but are you sure you want to alter this dress? It looks so great today! Maybe it's just one of those outfits that's like the day before you get your hair done. You know what I mean? Those are always my best hair days. Ok, confused enough? K!

Collette Osuna said...

I LOVE your dress, just the way it is....perfection! The belted scarf? Umm, genius!! Thank you sooo much for the nomination for the blogger awards:) Ive added your blog to my sidebar link so I dont miss one of your posts......thanks again!

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Simply Bubblelicious said...

There is that adorable dress! Love it. The nominations were fun to pick.

Sophie said...

Lovely dress! I'm hearing your name crop up a lot in nominations Http://cgdn.blogspot.com

Brittany-Trends250 said...

i'm excited to check out those blogs- i love kendi's blog too!

kileen said...

omg, thank you so much for nominating me!! i'm so glad my blogging tips have been helpful and i'm always wanting to empower individual bloggers out there with things i pick up along the way. :)

your dress is beautiful too and i love the belted scarf look. oh, and that last picture is precious! my fave!!

cute and little

Sarah said...

so jealous you can wear bare legs and short sleeves... we got another 4+ inches of snow yesterday, making today our 8th snow day!

H Rija said...

Love the outfit and the dress is pretty - makes me crave for spring to arrive!

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The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

The way you styled that dress could not be cuter!

I love all these blogs too! It is SO hard to choose. Cupcakes and Cashmere never ceases to amaze.

Carrie said...

So cute!

meghan said...

I absolutely adore this dress that you're wearing. Have you worn it in your remix otherwise? I haven't noticed it, and I feel like I would have.

Also, do you ever read PinkLouLou (Confessions of a 20 something)? She definitely gives some great hair and makeup tips.

Savannah said...

I totally got defeated by the wind today too! You look really cute. I love Emily from CupcakesandCashmere, she's so perfect!

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Eclectic Flair said...

I can't believe your hair still looks so good on windy days! And the outfit is way cute too!

I want to check out these bloggers you mentioned, I don't know a few of them, thanks!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Mindy said...

Can't wait to check out some of the blogs you mentioned! And I totally agree re: Cute and Little, Cupcakes & Cashmere, and Kendi's blog. They are three blogs that I really like and find super helpful and interesting!

Holly said...

so i totally checked out all the blogs you mentioned, and have some new fave's!

Rachel Crockett said...

Great picks....introduced me a couple new ones! Thank you

I would LOVE for you to share where you find (good) make-up tutorials on youtube. It would be nice to change my routine up a bit! :) Pretty please!?

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Hello Linley, love your list of fabulous blogging women! AND I adore your gorgeous outfit, loving your hair too, it's looking absolutely gorgeous. xx veronika

Christine said...

What an incredible dress! I love the way you've styled it!
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Elle said...

Your dress today is beautiful! Loving those boots today too!

Emily said...

I really hope MG does do that last face up there.

Elizabeth said...

I know you want to DIY that dress, but I love it the way it is! And I am, as always, jealous of your hair.

Giuseppina Lubrano said...

thank you so much for doing this! it's amazing!!! i've been trying to find fashion blogs every since i came across Kendi's and then yours. this is so helpful! :)
have a great weekend.

lindsey lowe said...

such a cute dress. and i love the socks with boots.

Samantha said...

Cute outfit! And great blog!

Emily/Cupcakes and Cashmere is probably my favorite blogger! She actually inspired me to start my own blog :o)

-Samantha

http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

kendi is pretty much uh-mazing!
love these links. thanks!

happy weekend :)

arielle said...

love this dress!
very pretty :)

Rebecca said...

That dress is fantastic.

Cara-Mia said...

Yay! So many new blogs to check out. :)

& cute outfit!

Mindy Webb said...

Linley,
Found you through Kendi. Thanks for sharing your favorite blogs. Love your authenticity, style, and tutorials. Totally inspiring! xo, Mindy

Sam said...

The dress looks so cute like that! I'm curious how you'll change it up, knowing you it will still look awesome!

KT said...

Thank you for the Tribe Leader nomination! You are getting a ton of blogger love in these nominations. It's so great to see your blog really taking off. Love it! - Katy

Kate said...

Love your outfit here! So cute! & fun, I will definitely check out some of these blogs! Thanks for sharing!