Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Totally Not Awkward First Post


Hello, and welcome to my totally not awkward first post. I'm Leslie, and after reading style blogs obsessively for a year or so, I'm finally attempting to start my own. Eep. I thought I'd start out with some basics about me and the blog.

who?
My name's Leslie, with an S sound, not a Z. I'm a twenty year old student with a major in international politics and two part-time jobs. I have a boyfriend, three roommates, and a dog, all of whom crack me up on a regular basis. My second home is Sweden, and moving back there is still my number one goal.

what?
A personal style blog. Like I said, I'm a fan of other people's blogs, but I never wanted to leave comments because I didn't have a blog of my own. The title of my blog is from a line in Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress.

where?
I'm a Californian in Arizona for now, but I'll be spending my summer in Estonia for an internship, and my next (and last!) undergrad year studying in Austria.

why?
I love clothes and dressing up, but no one enjoys listening to my monologues about my closet quite as much as I enjoy giving them. Consider this my new outlet. And to be cheesy/honest, all of the bloggers that I read seem like such cool girls, so I want in on this community, pretty please!

That's it from me for now. I'll be back in a few days with an outfit post (provided I can outsmart my new tripod), and until then, I'm commenting on blogs that I've always been too afraid to comment on. Does that ever get less awkward? Anyway, I hope you'll say hello, and see you later!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Leslie! (with an S sound)
    I think this is a perfect first post! I too read blogs for awhile before I started commenting and decided to start my own. Welcome to the blogging community!
    xo Hannah
    ps. I still battle my tripod! Though I just got a camera remote and that made it a ton easier! :)

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    1. Hi Hannah! Thanks for the welcome. :) And thank you for the tips! I think I'm getting a remote with my next paycheck, so hopefully that will make it easier!

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  2. Congrats on the new blog! It's like a second (or third) job but it's so very fun :). I agree with Hannah, a camera remote makes all the difference when using a tripod. Good luck!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. Hi Ashley! I think I'm definitely going to heed the remote advice... tripods are still more difficult than I thought, haha. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Welcome to the blogosphere!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  4. Welcome to time suck, oh I mean, blogging land ; ) not but really, super cool you've started a blog!! thanks for your comment, it's always fun to get comments from new readers and esp fun that you're up in Flag! Your class sounds awesome, i'd love to hear more about that if you ever feel like posting about it! How'd you find out about my blog btw? & oh wow good luck w/ that tripod, I never get any pictures taken when I have to brave that thing myself haha. Look forward to seeing your next posts!
    http://dusanabotswana.com

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    1. Hi! I actually don't remember how I found your blog... I think it was from an ad for your shop? I've read your blog for awhile, though, like the creepy lurker that I once was/no longer want to be. :P And yeah, AZ bloggers unite! :D

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  5. Haha I ditto on this being a huge time-suck; but it's so fun! You have so many plans ahead of you- all that moving is probably going to be so exciting. You're going to see so many amazing new cities! And I'm looking forward to see what kind of outfits you'll come up with; I bet they're going to be lovely :)

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    1. I figure I've wasted enough of my time just reading blogs, so why not waste time writing my own, too? ;) Thank you so much for the welcome, you're too sweet!

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  6. Happy Blogging!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  7. Looking forward to your posts! :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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    1. Yay, thanks for following! I followed your blog, too. Congrats on hitting three years!

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  8. Welcome to the blogosphere, Leslie! That is neat that you're doing an internship in Estonia...one of my very good friends is from there. :) I'm following your blog now!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Starbucks + Ad Space Giveaway!

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  9. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com/

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  10. looking forward to your upcoming posts! i just started updating my blog more offend, and actually caring about it, and blogging has become like a job for me! it's so fun. enjoy!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow! You have some many 'homes' so to speak! Sweden is a wonderful place - I only remember small parts of it, but would love to go back as an adult when I am not afraid of the food. And excited to see what else you post - I saw that top you are wearing in your blogger profile pic and I love it!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  12. Oh! You're coming to Europe. That's SO exciting!! Good luck with your newborn baby blog :) From what I can tell from this post, you're quite a writer :) x

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  13. You seem so cute! We will definitely be enjoying your talking about clothes just as much as you enjoy giving them. For sure!

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Comments are almost as cool as bow-ties.
(I also understand Swedish and German!)