CONGRAATS to the flaxen goddess HAINE for winning the contest over at VOGUE GONE ROGUE. While her blonde BEAUTY, cool style and professionally done photo was hands-down the winning entry, Kristy Elena gave me Honorable Mention. I ACTUALLY CAME IN SECOND PLACE!
So a big THANK YOU to all those voted for me. I'm so touched by the many of you who rallied on my behalf, including a handful of dudes who wouldn't normally visit a fashion blog. THANK YOU!
A big shout out to the other contestants who include the immensely popular LOUD MOUTH, BROOKLYN'S BRITCHES , and HAUTE & FIERCE. I feel truly honored to have made it to the final 5 with the likes of lovely you.
Today is "Second Sunday."
Like "Second Saturdays," it is a monthly event, not to be missed. Yesterday for Second Saturday, I went to the Midtown Bazaar and sampled the edibles at the market. I was not disappointed. Of special note was the crazy good Toffee Cookie, made by Gram's Cookies. Gram makes the most delicious cookies I've ever tasted in my life, and is the sweetest little Gram'ma I've ever met! Her cookies are made with love and you can taste it.
Second Sunday is a large outdoor antique fair that tastes place close to my neighborhood. At the edge of midtown, underneath the canopy of a freeway overpass, hundreds of antique dealers and sellers have set up shop and sell a vast assortment of goods. This is a regular destination for many antique dealers and interior designers, and there are scores of vintage gems waiting to be discovered here. So, if you're in the area, and love antiques and vintage, be sure to swing the Sacramento Antique Fair. Click here for more details.
You are always my winner my dear friend.
Wish, wish, wish I could go to that market with you and taste those delicious cookies...
Un abrazo grande , siempre.
congratulations for coming in second!!! you definitely deserved all the attention you received, you did an excellent job. i was very excited to have you among the top five because you are truly a blogger friend and inspiration.
hugs & love, kristy
I'm so excited and so proud of you! Thats awesome! Congrats, Bella :}
And y'know, I've never been to Second Sunday. I've always wanted to go, but never had the chance... I'll have to go with you next time!
You represented ALL of us, my love!
I am so proud of you and thanks for the happy wishes :)
let's chat on Tues!
Congrats Bella. That's one in the face to those naysayers you mentioned in an ealrier post.
My Bella Q !
I just hit 100 :)
Thanks to you !
R and I did a happy dance ;)
YOU ROCK !!!!!
Congrats on the Honorable Mention. You were always my first and ONLY pick.
Thank you Terri, you just made me say ah outloud to an empty room, no small feat.
congrats to you REVA for hitting the 100 follower mark. Here's to your next cent-avo!
Sacramento, Kristy Elena, March & Coco: thank you so much for all your support. The fact you voted and rooted and encourage me, means so much!
No, no !
Congrats to you,
Zen Blog Master ;)
CONGRATS Haine, she truly deserves it!!!
bella q, i loved reading your responses to the voter who questioned fashion. you are a wise and inspiring fashionista! and your look majorly rocked.
and one of these days i'm actually going to drag my sorry ass to sacramento and take part in some of the wonderful goodness you are always mentioning! second sunday sounds fabulous.
Thanks for your lovely comments. It was great to take part in this contest because i meet such wonderful people.
congratulations, you deserve it
Ah, Heather aka Moonshine Junkyard, when you show your lovely face in Sactown, it will be a lovelier place. I hope your bring Amber of Violet Folklore with you too!
Thank you Alexandra of Haine Accesible. You are a deserved winner!
Congrats on coming in 2nd!! You deserved every vote. I loved the way you mixed pattern and texture into your outfit and overall you're just an amazing member of the blogging community.
I had so much fun taking part in the blog event and feel like we all came out winners. It was a true success in so many ways, but especially because we all got to meet so many other inspirational bloggers in the process. I would do it again in a heart beat! Love from Canada! xx
thanks for the shout! congrats on second :)
Congrats on second place. In my book, you should have been first, but what do I know (other than you ROCKED your look).
Congrats on the 2nd place!! Had I known about it before hand I would have voted for you!! Second Sunday sounds like a super fun time too ;-)
@ Brooke (of Brooklyn's Britches) & Stephanie (of the Loudmouth) it was an honor to be in the top 5 with you two. You both have great personal style, and I look forward to my next visit to each of your blogs.
Photodiarist: you just put the biggest smile on my face. I always love your photos so any compliment from you means a whole lot to me. Thank-you!
And hello Midtown Girl! You're a New Yorker like PhotoD, aren't you? Well thank you for your kind comment and visit. LOVE your big city style by the way, pure urban lovliness!
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