the liebster award

the liebster award -- jannadoan.com

it is such an amazing feeling to be apart of this blogging community. i can't tell you how excited i get meeting these gals who share the same passion, are super talented, and lift each other up. a big heartfelt thank you goes out to @stylemissmolly (if you don't already follow her, she's so fashionable and emits such positive/contagious vibes!) for nominating me for the Liebster Award. this award is to encourage connection, support, and aid in the discovery of new bloggers. 

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QUESTIONS FROM MOLLY:
1. Three adjectives to describe your personality:
ambitious, bubbly, and creative. the ABC's of JD. :)

2. What is your biggest accomplishment you are proud of?
i gotta say, this blog is my pride & joy. it's a HUGE accomplishment for me. every step of the way is a surprise, i'm constantly learning something new (even about myself), and always trying to improve. being on the internet is pretty scary, and putting myself out there is actually a huge step for me. however, my SS says, sometimes we all need to be pushed out of our comfort zone to achieve great things. 

3. How would you describe your personal style:
simple and basic. classic and chic. i think it is important to have some solid basics, but at the same time, some simple items to really glam it up. because let's face it, when you look your best, you feel your best. #lookgoodfeelgood
 
4. What is one article of clothing you cannot live without?
a good pair of skinny jeans. it can do wonders. straight leg? flare? bootcut? -- what's that?! LOL. for me, it's all about the skinny jean. the most-needed staple in every woman's wardrobe. (ok, a few pairs are needed in different washes and levels of distress too!). 

5. What made you decide to start a fashion blog?
this blog is one of those things i talked about wanting to do for years. it was all just TALK. it wasn't until i finally did it that my life changed -- for the better. because this blog actually came at a time in my life when i really needed it most. ever since then (and coupled with being physically active), my well being/mindset and happiness has grown exponentially. it's all about the journey and finding your own way, one step at a time. #justgoforit

6. How did you come up with your blog name?
this is an easy one! there's actually not that many people in the world named Janna Doan which makes it a unique name, so i decided to capitalize on that! i will admit it's a little weird not having an official blog name, so when people refer to me it's something like Janna Doan by Janna Doan. LOL. it's okay, i hear repetition is a good thing. 

7. Who/what is your biggest motivation for blogging?
my biggest motivation for blogging is getting to meet and discover ladies who share the same passion. i for one, have a small circle of girlfriends, and being able to expand this network is one of my favorite parts about blogging. i feel inspired and empowered by all the support and constant encouragement that other bloggers bring to the table. #positivevibesonly

8. What is your favorite season?
FALL/WINTER. all the way!! thank goodness it is here. (well, at least somewhat in TX). it's all about the layering, scarves, floppy hats, boots, leg warmers, coats.. the list goes on. not to mention the last two months of the year are my absolute FAVORITE!

9. Whatโ€™s your favorite snack?
i can't. there is no way i can narrow down a favorite snack!! i'm constantly thinking of what i'm going to eat next. even if i'm already eating something at the moment... #problems. i will say, i can eat chips salsa/queso/guac... anytime! oh, and dessert. i have a huge sweet tooth! dessert for breakfast? YES, PLEASE!

10. Do you have any style advice?
YES! i think the most important thing when it comes to style is staying true to yourself. what fits and works best for YOU. i also think it's also important to step our of your comfort zone and try different things! make it yours and rock it with CONFIDENCE. period. 

MY NOMINATIONS: 
1. Elizabeth from wunderbliss
2. Chelsea from blushandbubbly
3. Shell from acourageousbeauty
4. Jen from lettersandpearls
5. Vanessa from downtownmaven

THE RULES:
1. Post your award to your blog.
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a few new bloggers youโ€™ve discovered.
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

MY QUESTIONS:
1. If your friends were to describe you in three words what would they be?
2. What is the one item you put on that gives you that boost of confidence?
3. What kind of blogging advice would you give to other new bloggers?
4. What beauty item are you currently loving?
5. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?
6. If you could pick one store to max out your credit card, which store would it be? and why?
7. What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?
8. Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
9. How would you describe your style?
10. What other hobbies do you have besides blogging?

smiling until you can't see my eyes, and my smile stretched so wide the edges start to curl downward. 

eat, sleep, breathe, blog. (oh, and pilates),
JD