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CHIC TREAT: Stylish Blogger Award

What a wonderful way to start the new year: a Stylish Blogger Award bestowed on Style Maniac by the charming mother/daughter team of Beth and Kristy at Design Chic and also by the sweet Danielle of Fresh Quince!  Thank you, ladies, this is truly a chic treat.

Along with the award comes the request to pay the compliment forward as follows:   
{1} Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award. 
{2} Reveal seven things about yourself. 
{3} Bestow the award on ten great bloggers you have recently discovered. 
{4} Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award.

And so ...

7 THINGS you may not know about me: As a little girl I kissed anything purple ... Sappy commercials, cheesy TV moments, sad movies, poignant novels: I cry at all of 'em ... When absorbed in a book, blog or design project I can go hours without food, drink or sleep and not even notice ... Often when I smile I have lipstick on my teeth ... A career test once advised "General in the Army" as my ideal profession ... I'd rather eat French Fries than cake ... I'm continually surprised and delighted to find my obsession for words, images and all things lovely shared with so many fabulous women  around the globe.

10 STYLISH BLOGGERS all highlighted on Style Maniac for the first time and each with her own unique sense of style.  Listed in no order other than how the photos looked pretty one after the other.

You all probably know of The Decorista. But I'm giving this award to 
Ashlina's Decorista Daydreams on Tumblr. Chock full of glamour.

Preppy + Hippy = The Prippy Handbook. TG's always smart, always fun.

Oscar PR Girl.  Can you say dream job?

 The pretty posts by Beth & Kristy from Design Chic would have put them on
my list if they hadn't sent me the award, so I just had to include them.  
{don't expect you ladies to repeat the post, though!}

Danielle at Fresh Quince.  As above already on my list, for her knack at 
uncovering stylish treasures at rock-bottom prices.

Maria at Design Elements imbues modern design and
dramatic travel shots with warmth and soul.

On Pinterest, my newest way to spend a snowy Sunday,
Eve Wang curates the most fabulous photos.

Eleni of My Paradissi always features something fresh and lovely under that gorgeous logo. 
Plus she lives and works on the isle of Crete. Le sigh.

Elizabeth is an event planner whose own wedding is one of the prettiest I've seen. 
The definition of Boho Chic ... just like her blog, Peacock Feathers.

Jessica at My Vintage Vogue has gathered an incredible collection of vintage fashion images.  That's where I found the 1960s Mark Shaw/Vogue photo at the top of this post.

Hope you enjoy visiting all these Stylish Bloggers and exploring their lovely sites.


mydesignchic said...

What beautiful finds, many that I have not visited. I shall be spending my morning by the fire with a cup of tea experiencing these wonderful new to me blogs!!

Ang said...

Congrats and well deserved!! I wish I could blog the way you and your top picks do...how I envy you all! I love love love all the gorgeous imagery and info!

Danielle said...

I agree with Ang...I wish I could write as beautiful as you do and find just the right imagery to fit my posts like yours. You truly have a gift!! Also, I changed my post...thanks for passing the award onto Fresh Quince, that was so sweet! xx Danielle

Barbara said...

Congratulations dear Blogstress! You deserve many awards. I have to say the snow photograph by Design Elements is just incredible.
Bask in the glow!

Frozen Fashion said...

OH what a fun award this is!

"General In The Army" that will have me giggling to myself all day!

Congrats and thanks for sharing and helping me discover new great blogs:)


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Style Maniac said...

Thank you for the lovely compliments, ladies ... you make the award even more special.

Frozen Fashion--although Army Green is not my color and I'd have a problem rising through the ranks as I hate being told what to do, must admit I could plan & direct a campaign no problem. In the military that makes you a brilliant tactician. Around my house it's described as being bossy. Hmmm, maybe I should have followed that career path after all ...

The enchanted home said...

This is a great blog! Just found you from design chic who found me! Blogworld is great, I am new to it but loving every minute. Plesae stop by if you can, its about the building of our new home and my passion for good design.

This is wonderful:)

Lee Romano Sequeira said...

Fashionable KUDOS to you, Style Maniac. Your blog makes me want to take the day off and jump right into these photographs!

~ Lee

Denise Fike said...

Bravo! what a great treat to wake up to, and so deserved! Really tremendous!!

Design Elements said...

Thank you very much, Doreen! I wish I could write in English so good as you. Beautiful finds. I'll check them. Hug

p.s.: Congratulations for your blogger award!!!

Mabel and Zora said...

Congrats!!! We'll check out all the blogs you referred. Thanks.

Beth Dunn said...

Congrats on your award, what stylish blog you do have!

Jill said...

Congrats on the award. I loved the photos!

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Doreen. Congrats and, Just wanted to say thanks for all your well wishes, I really appreciate it. Simone xx

Prippy Handbook said...

Whoot whoot! Thank you! This really makes me smile and so super happy!



Style Maniac said...

Dear Prippy--It's mutual madness! Your excitement makes this award twice as lovley.

A warm welcome to the new readers who found Style Maniac through this post--looking forward to many chic conversations to come Jill, Mablel & Zora and The Enchanted Home.

To Simone at Beach Vintage, thanks for stopping by to let us know you are okay. I am relieved to hear you and your family are safe and were not harmed by the flooding in your Australian city.


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