Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Liebster Blog Award...

Whew!  What a week it has already been!  Actually it started late last week when my team was handed a last minute suspense at work.  I ended up in the office much of the day on Saturday and have been working very hard each day since.  BTW... I work from home often on the weekend but I rarely actually have to go in to the office so this was something of great importance.  I thought about telling my boss that the suspense would have to wait as I had not gotten a new post up on my blog in several days but decided that she would not find that nearly as funny as I do.  Hee Hee

Anyway... upon getting back to my personal computer for more than what I like to call "my 15 minutes of sanity", I see that one of my new friends from the blogosphere (CK of CK Staying Warm) has graciously honored me with "The Liebster Blog Award".  CK, I am humbled beyond words.  THANK YOU.

“The Liebster Blog Award" is awarded by fellow bloggers and is given to up and coming blogs with fewer than 200 followers. Liebster is actually a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Wow!  I thought English was a hard language to master.

To keep this award going, I am to pass the award along to 5 other new deserving bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are simple:.. well, maybe not so simple...
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love, too!”

Ok, #1 & #3 were easy.  Done, but I will do them again as it only seems right.  truly the least that I can do.

CK, I truly am amazed that you would think of my little blog.  Thank you SO MUCH.

Although you would struggle to find anyone that would say I am patient I think that I can handle # 4 easily.

Unfortunately, # 2 was not so easy.  I read (or at least breeze by) so many blogs everyday that it really was difficult to narrow it down to only five.  Fortunately, the requirement that the blog have fewer than 200 followers helped to narrow things down.  Also, I decided to limit my honorees to those blogs that I ALWAYS read and not just the ones that I sometimes breeze through.  With that said, my list, in no particular order:

Kassi at "The Closet Intervention"
Sarah at "Coming Unstitched"
Clochet at ""
Bessie at "Bravoe Runway"
Natasha at "Required To Be Inspired"

Honestly, it wasn't easy to narrow this list to just five but I think I did reasonably well.  Each of these talented and beautiful ladies inspires me in such different ways.

Kassi at "The Closet Intervention" is a master in the art of bargain hunting, specifically the unknown treasures available in the world of consignment shops and vintage stores.  She doesn't even know this yet but she actually inspired me to give a consignment store a try last Saturday.  Kassi, I will divulge my most prized discovery in the next post.

Sarah at "Coming Unstitched" is a woman after my own heart.  She works at home but doesn't let that discourage her from dressing with purpose each day.  Additionally, she so thoughtfully shares her talents for pulling together stylish ensembles with anyone that asks for her thoughts.  I can't imagine the hours she invests just to come up with posts like this one. A reader asked for some help with unique wardrobe needs and Sarah jumped right in.

Clochet at "" shares my love for a great leather skirt.  She pairs them with other classic pieces with such effortless style.  So ladylike.  You can see a couple of her recent inspirational posts here and here (this one is my favorite).  She is also one of the very first people to take the time to read my little blog and cannot thank her enough for that. 

Bessie at "Bravoe Runway" is the "diva" of the bunch.  I mean that in absolutely the BEST possible way.  Every outfit that she shows us on her blog takes my breath away.  It is not just the clothes, it is her confidence that translates so amazingly well through the pictures and words.  Bessie inspires me to dress a little better every single day.

Natasha at "Required To Be Inspired" also inspires me to dress a little better each day although from a little different perspective.  Bessie lives in Chicago and I suspect is rarely the only woman on the street well tailored.  However, Natasha lives in a very small town and I suspect deals with odd looks and questionable stares frequently.  In no way does this fact deter her from going about her day dressed ever so well.  I am impressed beyond words.

I look forward to hearing what you think of these talented ladies' respective blogs.

Well, there they are.  For those that hear from me regularly, please do not be offended, there is simply only room for five.  I could have easily included at least ten more.  I hope that you know who you are?

- The Leather Skirt -


  1. Thank you so much for the kind words and the award! I appreciate it and I am honoured to hear that you feel inspired to do more and dress your best everyday! Your blog is just getting started and not to worry, it's going to go places. All the best!

  2. Thank you so much!! This was so sweet of you to think of me. I love reading your blog and think that it is going to be amazing. I promise to return the favor and link back to your blog when I get a bit of time later tonight (rushing off to do wedding stuff now).

  3. Wow. I am honored. Thank you so very much. I also enjoy reading your blog. I like your honesty about rocking fashions in the real world. Your blog star will rise for sure! I will be sure to link you back. I really do appreciate all of your kind words and encouragement, it means a lot!

  4. Congratulations on the award! You deserve it! I love your blog!


    Erin @

  5. congrats on the award.. its always nice to be acknowledged!!! and I will have to check out the ones you awarded too.. some I know and a few I havent met yet so will go over for a visit now!! I know what you mean.. Its nuts busy at my work lately too!!!




  7. Congrats on the award ya.
    I run a fashion portal. do drop by
    Love from Colorific

  8. Aww congratulations on winning the award :).


  9. Congrast on the award!! and thanks so much for thinking about me and for those sweet words and for stopping by my blog. So thanks again!!

  10. Such a lovely post, congrats on the award!!

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  11. cute blog honeey!!
    kisses from Barcelona:)

  12. Amazing skirt, so chic!

  13. Love this!! I enjoy your blog so much - I'm so happy I could pass the love around. :)