One Lovely Blog Award

one-blog-lovely-awardHi there,

I was nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award by Tori from the beautiful site Halfway Amazing. I’d like to thank her for the nomination, I really appreciate it! There are a few rules attached to this award to help spreads the love over the blogosphere so here goes:

Rules for winning this award are very simple, here they are:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.

2 List the rules and display the award pic.

3. Include 7 facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.

5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Facts about me (lets make them random!):

1. I am going camping for the first time ever tomorrow.

2. I only started drinking coffee in my twenties!

3. My favourite magazine is Harper’s Bazaar.

4. I would love to explore the whole of Europe.

5. I almost exclusively wear fruity-floral scents – current favourite is Joe Malone’s Peony and Blush Suede

6. The combination of chocolate and nuts is the best.

7. I love Cape Town!

Bloggers I nominate:

1. My college friend Crisna from Nunkilief – She makes some of the best clothes!

2. Lexa S. from ModelJourney – A very beautiful model who shares her beauty tips and travels.

3. Eveline from Fashion Food and Flirts – For the latest Red Carpet and Runway looks and obviously her Baking with Booze series! Seriously, I wish I was gutsy enough to make YouTube Vids.

4. Fashion Follows Her – For beautiful photography and clothes!

5. Maison Bently Style – This is my favourite blog when I need a little inspiration.

I know the rules require you to list 15, but these are the 5 bloggers I look forward to reading every day so they deserve special honour! So ladies, time to get cracking on your lists! I apologize for the lovely ladies whose names I can’t remember, but I regard you all as long-distance friends (who’ve never met)!

I’ll also take this opportunity to thank my readers! Shopgirl is nearing its 2nd birthday and even though I’ve kept it relatively small, I’d still like to let everyone know I appreciate all the comments, likes and followers. They’ve clearly got good taste 😉

Much love, Astrid

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One Lovely Blog Award

lovelyblog_thumbRecently Lexa S. nominated this blog for a one lovely blog award. I am really glad that she enjoyed my blog and hope you do too! See for the other blogs she also nominated. She has an amazing blog about her experiences as a model- some funny and others giving great advice for future models. I particularly enjoy her beauty and make-up tips. So go and have a look at

As part of being nominated I have to write 7 random facts about myself, so here goes:

  1. I am totally a cat person and I find them irresistibly cute!
  2. I can’t watch scary movies- even if they are really bad and unbelievable. I scare way too easily!
  3. My dream is to one day own a massive bookcase filled with the classics and books about fashion, interior, gardening, traveling and food- especially baking. I love Jane Austen novels and find them both insightful and funny.
  4. Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I enjoy baking gingerbread biscuits and outydse soetkoekies, buying and wrapping gifts and most of all decorating the Christmas tree!
  5. I want to travel the whole of Europe to experience the art, architecture, history and the food. The shopping would just be the icing on the cake.
  6. I don’t have a favourite season as I love both extremes. Summer is meant for the beach, picnics, fresh fruit and time spent outside. I associate winter with warm coffee, fireplace reads and pajama days. Also I love wearing boots and coats! What I don’t like is the in-between windy weather we experience in the Cape for the majority of the year.
  7. Grey and pink are my favourite colours which is why they are the colours of the blog!

I also have to nominate up to 15 other blogs for this award, but I will get back to this later. Most blogs I like have already been nominated, so I will have to get back to this part later.

Thanks again! x



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