Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lace Up Tops & The Liebster Award





Lace up tops are my serious fave right now. I can't stop adding them to my wardrobe. I like the blouse form because they go better with my specific style, but the knit wear ones are super cute too. I'm "throwback thursdaying" this outfit from a previous date night out with Jordan & some of his coworkers because I absolutely adore this knit blouse & I know you guys will too! I have linked this blouse (it is sold out in army green (sad face))- as shown in my outfit here, but I have linked it in white & honestly white is such a staple in any wardrobe I would have almost preferred it in white! Maybe I will have to add it to my wardrobe as well. I have also linked a few of my other favorite lace up tops on the market right now.





I have a few exciting things to share with you guys today! I know it has been a week since my last blog post. Sigh, that makes me sad. Won't happen very often! But we have been SUPER busy with moving into the new place, & staging our furniture, finishing up some unfinished paint jobs, etc. I am hoping to share with you guys a kitchen/living room reveal in the next few days... I know, can you believe it? very premature but I just want to give you all a sneak peek! ;)

1. I am now an affiliate blogger with Reward Style & LIKEtoKNOW.it! I am super excited about this. I have been awaiting my application's acceptance & now I can share this all with you! You can now shop my Instagram's & blog posts. For my blog posts, there will be a scroll bar (see below in this post) of images that correlate to that specific blog post (ex: today- it is lace up tops)- click on any of these images & it will bring you directly to that shops website so that you can shop that item! This makes it a lot easier for people when they ask (what are you wearing in that post)? & it makes it easier for me so that I don't have to code so many links. As far as my Instagram goes (@emilybfahlsing)- you can now shop my Instagram photos by signing up at LIKEtoKNOW.it at their website {here}; (this is an amazing tool to shop other bloggers & stores Instagram's as well, & its free!) "Like" my Instagram photo when you want to see where you can shop a specific item, & an email will be directly sent to your inbox with these shoppable items! It's super convenient & makes IG fun. You can also shop my direct LIKEtoKNOW.it profile {here}.

I have also added scroll bars in the sidebar of my blog featuring what I am "crushing on," what I am currently "loving," & what I have recently incorporated into our new home. You can now click on these images to shop these items directly! I will also soon add a "Shop" section to my blog where you can shop all of the recent items I have incorporated in my blog posts/Instagram - to make it easier for all of you to shop without going to multiple different websites! I am really excited about this for the future of F4F.




Lace Up Blouse: H&M (available in white) {here}|| Black Zipper Jeans: Old; Similar @Forever 21 {here}|| Knee High Boots: SOLD OUT @ Asos; Similar linked below




2. I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by Maggie at Maggie a la Mode. What a sweetheart! Her blog is seriously so cute & a really beneficial stop for affordable fashionistas. It floors me that other bloggers that I admire stop & take a peek at my little "home" away from home at Fahling for Fabulous. One of the biggest things I love about blogging is the community & I absolutely love that people reach out like this! It makes this "hobby" that much more fun. Maggie couldn't have explained it better, for my nominees: the Liebster award is given to bloggers from other bloggers, a Q&A if you will, for your readers & other bloggers to get to know you better! The blogger that nominates you gives you questions to answer, & vise versa! Maggie gave me these questions, so for a little personal Q&A:

1. What is your favorite part about blogging? As I stated above, I absolutely love the community. I love that there are so many people with similar interests, who enjoy scrolling through & visiting each other's pages. Everyone is so complimentary & encouraging! It makes for a really fun experience.

2. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you have written so far? This is a tough one! I recently loved working with Rebel Rabbit Photography at her studio in Minneapolis. We had a lot of fun & I love a laid back, lounged look. It really shows me in my own skin, (this is what I wear around the house consistently), & it just was so comfortable & fun to shoot from another photographers point of view! See post {here}.

3. What are you currently binge watching/reading/doing? Reading: Lauren Conrad's "Celebrate." I am super excited to host some fun soiree's soon, & this is just the book to help me do it! Binge watching: I just finished Revenge, which was amazing. Otherwise I am currently watching Nashville, Outlander, & Scandal. We also binge watch a lot of Netflix. Currently doing that, while blogging.

4. If you had to only shop at one clothing store for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is actually impossible to answer. Does Nordstrom count? If I had to pick one store though, it would be Target. I can't leave that place without breaking the bank. It has it all!

5. What has been your favorite vacation so far? By far favorite vacation has been our Honeymoon to Europe. We landed in Venice, spent the day/night there, & then cruised the Greek Isles. Nothing short of amazing. Search Greece or Italy on my blog's home page for the specific posts, or I have linked our Italian adventures {here}.

6. Why did you decide to start blogging? Working as a nurse is no easy feat. Shift work can really screw up your schedules. A while back I got 12 hour shifts at the hospital, which leaves me with 2-3 days a week I work (because I cram all my hours into a short timeframe)- which left me with lots of free time when I wasn't working. I needed a hobby, & I have always loved writing, graphic design, & fashion. Through some of my favorite bloggers, I found inspiration, started coding, & voila! F4F was born. At first, I just played around with it, (hence why my blog posts were few & far between last year), but now it has become kind of a 2nd job if you will, & I love it!

7. What is your favorite beauty product? I don't have a favorite beauty product, because I have a few essentials that I incorporate into my beauty routine on a day to day basis. Currently I am in love with my beauty blender, & my Mario Badescu facial rose water spray. See my "F4F is Loving" scroll bar in my sidebar for the direct link.

8. What is your favorite piece of advice to give (or receive)? Live everyday as if it is your last. Make each day count. I saw a quote today that really hit home: "You have this one life. How do you want to spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don't see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud."

9. Superman or Batman? I don't know enough about these things, so I asked my husband: he says; Batman. So Batman it is! :D

10. Who are your top three favorite bloggers at the moment? Ugh I am constantly switching this up because I have so many I idolize in the industry right now. But I can say the blogs I have been frequenting the most lately are: Olivia Rink of Olivia Rink, Katey McFarlan of Chronicles of Frivolity, & Amber Fillerup Clark (she has always been my #1) of Barefoot Blonde.

11. What is your go-to outfit? I love putting on a chic skirt or dress. It makes me feel feminine. But on most days, you can find me in jeans, a blouse/t-shirt, heels/wedges/flats, & a sweater. Definitely my go to.

There we have it! & these are my nominees!:

+ Lauren Cobb Steele of LC-steele.com

+ Kayla of Remember to Breathe

+ Bailey of Being Bailey Ann

+ Kate of Kate Maree

+ Camryn of Coral and Charm

+ Mary of Mary Rose Timko

& my questions for my nominees:

1. Who & what inspires you? 2. How did you come up with your blog name? 3. What is your favorite item in your closet? 4. Where is the next place you want to travel to? 5. What is your biggest goal for your blog in 2016? 6. What is your favorite book or movie? 7. What is your favorite blog post you have ever written & why? 8. What is your favorite item in your home & why? 9. What do you love the most about blogging? 10. Who are your favorite bloggers in the industry right now? {Thank you all for participating!} xx

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