I Won An Award!

A sweet and beautiful blogger named Melisa has nominated me for the Liebster Award and I am super excited about it! Everyone should go check out her fabulous blog: http://livingoncloude9.com/. Thank you so much for nominating me!

liebster-award

For all of you who are as clueless as I was when I first heard about this award, I will give you all of the details.

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers. This award helps unite bloggers, discover new bloggers, and overall shows love to your fellow bloggers!

The 5 Liebster Award Rules
1) Post the award picture on your blog
2) Thank the lovely blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog
3) Write 11 random facts about yourself
4) Nominate 11 awesome bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers
5) Answer the 11 questions posted by the blogger who nominated you and ask your nominees 11 questions

Now that you know all of the details, it’s time to do my fun job!

11 random facts about me

1) I love the Asian culture
2) My favorite celebrity is Ariana Grande
3) My boyfriend and I have been together for almost three years ❤
4) My favorite color is teal
5) My favorite animals are pandas and puppies
6) I went to Seoul, South Korea this past summer
7) I am addicted to Pinterest!
8) I don’t have my driver’s license (I will get it soon!)
9) I love my church family
10) I am the middle child in between two brothers (aged 15 and 24)
11) My middle name is Malaysia

My Nominees

Note: Some of the nominated bloggers have a little over 200 followers. Why? Because I’m a rebel!….well actually because finding bloggers with under 200 followers is a little difficult. I tried my best and here they are:

1) http://beyondthevelvet.blogspot.uk
2) http://aforvogue.blogspot.co.uk
3) http://beautiful-eagle.blogspot.com
4) http://babywhatsup.com
5) http://indiansavage.com
6) http://anotherteenontheweb.blogspot.com.uk
7) http://thedailydollyblog.com
8) http://avecamber.blogspot.com
9) http://aegishot.blogspot.com
10) http://writingforrhymes.wordpress.com/
11) http://makeupmadeeasyblog.wordpress.com/
 My Answers to melisa’s questions

1. When and why did you start to blog?
I started my blog in September of this year because creating one was required for one of my classes. I plan on continuing Coral Buttons after my class ends because blogging is so much fun!

2. What are your Strengths & Weaknesses?
Strengths: I am motivated, optimistic, hardworking, and a planner
Weakness: I tend to overwork myself and not have enough fun 😦

3. Are you happy on your curent job?
I currently work a desk job at my college and at McDonalds over the summer, so no..I am not really the happiest at my current jobs.

4. If NOT, where do you see yourself (what is your dream job)?
Dream Jobs: Screenwriter, Reporter/Host, Wedding Planner, Interior Decorator, Writer for a fashion magazine.

5.How would you describe your personal fashion style?
Colorful, preppy, and unique.

6. How do you juggle between your 9to5 job, personal life and this blog?
It’s a lot of work! I set aside time for hanging out with friends, talking on the phone with my  boyfriend, and other fun stuff and then set aside time for school work and activities.

7. What is your dream place to visit?
Tokyo, Japan!

8. If they make a movie, who would play you?
Halle Berry!

9. Something you wish to be better at?
Drawing, time management and expressing my emotions and opinions.

10. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Colorful Energetic Perfectionist

11. Favorite movie(by personal experience, doesn’t have to be one :))?
Nine, Sucker Punch, and Beastly!

Questions to my lovely nOMINEES

1) Who is your favorite superhero/villain?
2) What was your favorite vacation spot?
3) Who is your favorite cartoon character?
4) If you could dye your hair any color, what color would it be?
5) What was the funniest joke you ever heard?
6) How long have you known your best friend?
7) Jumpsuits/Rompers or Harem Pants?
8) What is your favorite accessory?
9) Who is your fashion role model?
10) What color is your closet full of?
11) How many pairs of shoes do you own?

This post is pretty long, but it was so much fun to write. I hope it is just as much fun to read! Congrats to all of my nominees and once again thanks so much Melisa for nominating me. Don’t forget to check out Mel’s blog too: http://livingoncloude9.com/ !

Traveling in Time

I recently went to the cutest little vintage shop, in Downtown Frederick, called Venus on the Half Shell. When I first walked in, I felt like I stepped back in time! I-love-vintage

The store was filled with beautiful and colorful vintage clothes, accessories, and furniture.

boss vintage

I had a great time trying on clothes and the owner, Jennifer Stillrich, was super sweet and eager to help however she could. Stillrich opened Venus on the Half Shell with her best friend in 1996.

“We started out as a vintage furnishing shop with some vintage clothing and jewelry. The clothing took off, so we closed the shop for one week and completely revamped our business plan and store layout. After that, Venus on the Half Shell was born,” Stillrich said.

rhinestone vintage

How can you make vintage clothes look fashion forward and trendy, you ask? It really isn’t a difficult task at all!

Stillrich said, “All one has to do is follow the current fashions and it’s quite apparent that the designers are mining the old fashions and reworking past styles and looks.”

All the photos of me featured in this post were taken by Jennifer! I tried on a lot of amazing items.

From the 80’s, I wore a Wilson’s black leather, crop jacket (pictured above). I loved it and looked super chic in it. It made me feel like I was on the set of “Grease“!

From the 60looking bad in vintage‘s, I wore a St. Andrews charcoal wool dress with rhinestones (pictured above). This dress was classy and timeless. The rhinestones on it were gorgeous.

This next outfit was my favorite! If I had the money, I would go back and purchase it.cute vintage

I put together a black crepe 60’s shell with fringe top, Starlight 50’s/60’s black high waist shorts, and a black floppy hat, to create this awesome vintage outfit.

Stillrich said, “Adding vintage pieces is the perfect to way to create a standout look. Plus it’s so much fun to shop for!”

I totallybuy vintage agree and I am so happy that I could stop by and try on clothes and talk with Jennifer!

P.S. Excuse the lack of shoes in some of my pictures. My feet were too big for the cute vintage shoes!