Weekend Links: Rad Award + Giveaway Edition

Friday, July 31, 2009

from Rad by Rad Hourani lookbook [via Refinery29]

This week, in lieu of normal weekend links,
I thought I would name ten blogs to accept this award,
given to me by lovely blogger Janetteria...

Sugar Doll Award

Sugar Doll Award @ Dream Sequins

The rule is simple: list ten interesting facts about yourself,
then pass on the award to ten other "Sugar Doll" bloggers!

Here are ten random facts:
  1. My husband and I dated for nine months before he proposed. When I tell this story to some people, they look shocked and unnerved somehow. Sometimes, when you know, you know, right? Sometimes nine months or less work for people, and for others, two years is not enough time to really know if you want to spend forever with that other person...
  2. I was born in Utah. Not even Salt Lake City, either. My family moved around a bit due to my father's post-graduate education, before finally settling in California. To avoid the long geographically exhausting story, I usually tell people that I grew up in California. Which, I suppose, is only partly true.
  3. I may not be good at cuisine, but I took a class in Cooking 101 last year. I think cocktail making is more my speed: I took two cocktail making classes that same year. Priorities.
  4. When I was in college, I was obsessed with vintage clothing from the early 60s, and, like most absolute beginners, dressed in a rather costume-y way, taking a clipping of Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn, then trying to cop their look from head to toe. I still enjoy these photos of myself, especially ones from Halloween when I was convinced that a saggy white sequin dress I got at a charity shop plus a flip bouffant wig would make me a dead ringer for Diana Ross from that time period. :)
  5. My younger sister and I wear the same dress size, and yet she towers over me at an imposing height of 5 feet 10 inches. I'm convinced she drank my milk! Sometimes, I still think she's not over her growth spurt yet...
  6. I have never owned a furry pet.
  7. I love doing laundry. It's a sick fascination with my washer/dryer.
  8. I eat some form of sour candy every day. Sour Patch Kids are probably my favorite at the moment.
  9. I'm a very methodical shopper. If I'm familiar with a store's brand, I generally look through every single nook and corner of the boutique and almost every piece. There's a method to my shopping madness.
  10. I'm crazy about the movies. I could watch movies all day, one after the other, and not get sick of it.
I would like to pass this award to a few blog crushes.
Please check out these blogs, because they are extraordinary!
  1. Musie for the coolest visual inspirations
  2. Fashion Daydreams for the latest fashion "goss" and because she's just a cool girl
  3. Style Symmetry for her unique style
  4. Haute World because her coverage of shops around the globe is amazing
  5. Midtown Girl for her dedication to covering the dating scene
  6. dramatis personae for keeping it real, in fashion and life
  7. Ciao Chessa for capturing the most amazing photos
  8. Carlotta My Way for being an inspiration, always
  9. Reanna Time, for keeping it lovely 24-7
  10. Should Be on the Nanny because... well check it out for yourself...
Moxsie Giveaway Winner!

And now to announce the winner of the latest giveaway....
The lucky reader who will be rocking the Necklush courtesy of Moxsie is...


Comment #70: Deka!!!

Thank you for your comments and congratulations to the winner!

Hope you all enjoy your weekends. I am not sure what I will be doing.
A lazy summer weekend, I hope!


Lily G. said...

Great list of 10 things. I just did a post about 10 things about me too!

Brigadeiro said...

Great list! Lovely Janet also tagged me, but I have yet to come up with 10 interesting facts about myself, haha! :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

YAY I love learning more about you! I love your list. YES for Cali girls! :)
Love the 9 months! I think that's great!

Diana said...

DS, we have much in common. Especially the first one. My husband proposed at eight months!!

Brunch at Saks said...

I loved reading your ten things!!! And congrats to the winner! Have a great weekend :) XOXO

Ashley said...

Congrats Deka!


janettaylor said...
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janettaylor said...

Hi Honey,

Great list. I love reading... :-) as always!
Congrats Deka!


Ashe Mischief said...

Thanks for tagging me, doll!

Like you, I totally love doing laundry. Less so since it's in a laundry room & not within my house, but it's certainly my favorite chore.

You're also a girl after my own heart with your cocktail making skills!

Velo said...

i love those dress! great cut and cute!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love your list of 10 things. You should post some of those old photos up.

DaisyChain said...

love your list!

E said...

I love Rad's looks, too. The folds are just wonderful. I love that you and your husband dated for 9 months before he proposed - so romantic!

PinkBow said...

great list to know a little more about you! have a great weekend :)

Iva said...

LOL!! Thats funny, your sister drank your milk!! :) thats great! how awesome that you wear the same size!! :) Cali Girls are great...even by way if Utah! You are a Cali Girl :) I think this list of 10 things about you is wonderful.congratulations on your award, and you passed it on to a wonderful group of bloggers. Have a great weekend. Congratulations to the winner!

Mads said...

I love all the outfits.. I actually can't pick between the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.. ok, probably the 3rd is my fave.. I can actually picture myself owning these pieces.. I actually use picnik but when I tried to correct the red eye I looked even weirder in super black eyes hehe.. Thanks for visiting my blog, would love to be added on your blogroll!=)

ps. My sister and I share clothes too! sisters are the best.

Damsels said...

congrats to the winner.
oh wow nine months ? but not too crazy for me i would be open to it . love is love iand im a hopless romantci so i do believe in soulmates. if i found mine i daresay i would marry him that same day

Pop Champagne said...

You love doing lundry?! omg I'll let you do mine too hahaha! Yeah Kelly Clarkson does seem kidn of stuck up for someone that was voted as a winner... Hmm. Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

The hubs proposed to me after 10 mos. People thought it was crazy soon for us too. You DO know when you know!

Adela said...

conrads on the award! =0


Mode Junkie said...

so sad i missed on the giveaway, the necklace is gorgeous! ;)

great 10 things!

click here to visit me at mode junkie!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Enjoyed to read your Top 10.

#3: My culinary skills are still called "Nightmare Cuisine" ;)
#7: Can I ship my laundry to you ;)

Happy sunny weekend to you!!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like my blog. Yours is pretty fab too, if I must say.
And I love your ten facts. We have a lot in common (my family moved around a TON, so I always told people I grew up in the last town we moved from, so I wouldn't have to explain the whole story, haha).
Those cocktail making classes sounds like so much fun!
Plus, I don't think dating nine months is too short before marriage. I actually think that is a perfect amount of time.

But, um, we do have one difference between us. I do NOT love doing laundry. Hehe. ;)

fashionpickles said...

I like the list of 10 things, It's always fun to learn some interesting details about the person behind the posts!



drollgirl said...

YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!! she drank all my milk! b hahahah! my sis probably feels the same, as i am 5'9" and she might measure in at 5'4". SORRY! she got the better face and bod, so there you have it!

hope you have a great weekend! :)

Gisela said...

Don't you just love Rad's new collection! I was at the presentation and it was done is such great style! i want every piece. btw, I browsed through your blog and love it, hope you visit mine :-)

Amanda K said...

Interesting tidbits and Congrats to the winner.

Shopn'Chomp said...

I have a sick fascination with my washer/dryer too. The smell of clean, warm laundry puts a big smile on my face...hee hee...

Thanks for following my blog and for your sweet comment! I'm glad I found your blog as I am following too. :)

Polished Sense said...

What a great 10. Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing the others! Hope you have a fabulous wknd lady!


Eyeliah SS said...

You are such a doll - I will work on this soonly.

mary jane said...

nice to learn those little bits about you!!!
mary jane

Michelle said...

Ooh, I loveeee Sour Patch Kids!!

TheBeautyFile said...

Wonderful post! I loved the exhibit at the ICP...I want to go back! I think if you're in the city, definitely worth checking out, don't forget to see the gift/book shop too. The next on my to-do list is "Model As Muse."

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

i gave you a blog award

jasmine said...

LOVED your random facts! i like to think that i would love doing laundry if we had a washer and dryer at home too. prolly not though. have a fantastic weekend!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Hey love, thanks for the award! I think it's great you guys got married after 9 months. I've always wondered about people getting married after 10 years... what were they waiting for? Hope you're having a great weekend so far!

Carlotta said...

congrats for your award and to the winner!!! love your answers, the washing maching ones it's so cute!! thank you very much for sharing it with me I'll posting it soon :))

Hanako66 said...

awww, love learning more about you! my husband proposed on our 1 year anniversary...I would have said yes at 9 months too:) i'm so with you on the sour candy and movies...we have so much in common!

Midtown Girl said...

YAY X 100!! Thank you for the award DS - will post next week.

And love your list - esp about the hubs!! (I love hearing stories about amazing relationship- XOXO)

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