1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award
2. Answer the eleven questions the blogger gives you
3. Give eleven random facts about you, they can be anything!
4. Nominate eleven blogs that you think are deserving of the award (they must have less than 200 followers)
5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them
6. Give them eleven questions to answer
QUESTIONS FROM MADDIE:
1. What's the story behind your blog name?
-I am a HUGE TV show buff. One of my favorite shows of all time is Nickelodeons "Avatar : The Last Airbender". If you're not familiar with the show, certain people have the ability to manipulate the elements of the earth and they are called Benders. Hence, The Style Bender. PRETTY AWESOME, #AMIRIGHT?
2. Where are your favorite places to shop?
-Off the bat, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Ambiance SF. These places constantly have sales and are reasonably priced. I do enjoy J Crew, Banana Republic and most recently Top Shop.
3. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
-If I could visit anywhere in the world….great question. My goal in life is to simply relax haha so I would say Hawaii or somewhere tropical. As long as I'm relaxing I don't really care where I am. Just no bugs please.
4. What is your "go-to" outfit?
-Oh jeez , good question. Lately since I've been in and out of the airport I've reached out to my boyfriend jeans or these plaid leggings from top shop paired with a long cardigan and sneakers. Its comfortable, cozy but still appropriate without looking like a bum.
5. What book(s) are you currently reading?
-Hahaha does BuzzFeed count as a book? Currently no books but I'm starting to think I should get into some.
6. Who is your favorite fashion icon?
-I have TONS but my first and foremost would definitely be Solange Knowles. She's always so bold and creative, its truly inspiring.
7. Coffee or Tea?
-Tea. Coffee makes me shit really bad hahaha
8. What are your plans for Summer?
-Oh summer. I wish I still had summer vacation and didn't have to work! But i do have a few trips lined up that I'm excited for; going to Las Vegas for my sisters wedding and an annual trip to Tahoe with my friends (woohoo!)
9. What beauty product do you splurge the most on?
-I definitely splurge on my skincare products. For most of my life I never used a cleanser and used body lotion for my face. After being told I should start washing my face I turned to Neutrogena which FUCKED UP my fave PRETTYYYY bad. I found Mary Kay and am a devoted subscriber. I don't trust any other product to put on my face.
10. What is the last concert you've been to?
-Michael Buble!!! It was so much fun and EPIC. When he sang Cry Me a River…I could have just died right there; it was amazing.
11. What do you look for in a blog?
-Hmm I guess it depends on the type of blog. If its fashion, nothing really specific, just an easy, user friendly layout.
-owner of 2 dogs: Roscoe and Buttercup
-used to work for Hot Dog on a Stick (totally miss this job btw)
-victim of using bobby pins instead of safety pins when I should have really gone to a tailor for clothes
-favorite movies: Ocean's Trilogy
-was able (probably not anymore) to dead lift 200lbs
-I curse. A lot. Like way too fucking much
-Throughout my high school life, I probably ate about 3-4 bags of hot cheetos a week.
-With that being said, I have very high blood pressure hahahah
-I did ballet when I was younger and a random girl bit me. Stupid bitch. I no longer enjoy ballet.
-I am terrified of anything scary (duh). Can't stand things with zombies, ghosts or anything paranormal.
-After I watch something scary I can not for whatever reason go to the bathroom with the door closed. I feel trapped!
BLOGS IVE NOMINATED: (Sorry I know it says to pick 11 but the blogs I've chosen are ones I check periodically and don't want to randomly pick ones I don't really know)
A Cool Time
Janae Sais Quoi
Hi Tea Style
The Daily Lace
The Memphis Jewel
QUESTIONS TO ANSWERS:
What made you want to start blogging?
What do you do when you are not blogging?
What are your thoughts on shopping high end brands versus low end brands?
What is the best moment so far on the journey of your blog?
Where/Whom do you pull most of your inspiration from?
Most expensive clothing item you've ever purchased.
Most expensive beauty product you've ever purchased.
Have you ever been to another country? If yes, describe your experience.
What advice do you have to give for someone who is just started out on their blog
Favorite TV Show
You have to Kiss one, Marry one, Kill one: Tom Hiddleston, Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon Levitt