This year is looking epic but I'm really comfy with my new flatmates, which is always a bonus. Lots of late nights chatting rubbish & going on "secret missions" have ensued.. haha. I love 'em lots. xo
I thought I'd just compile a list of my current favourite blogs; the blogs which make me smile the most when I see their updates. Not in any order, but all equally interesting in their own ways.
♥ Naomi from The Rockstar Diaries. Photo copyright to The Rockstar Diaries.
I get so excited when I see a new post by Naomi on my Bloglovin! Her enthusiasm is contagious and it cheers up a bad day almost instantly. She's a married mama from Washington DC with the cutest little girl called Eleanor & a pup called Kingsley. Always has a smile on her face, even through stressy mother times, and I love how she can put together an effortless outfit and look awesome in a Zooey Deschanel way. Seriously, this is like sunshine in blog form. Addictive.
♥ Kristina from Kris Atomic. Photo copyright to Kris Atomic.
I think everyone has seen some of Kris' photography skillzzz by now. She can make anything look beautiful, which is obviously something all budding photographers aspire to! She's also a fully-fledged illustrator & has probably the wildest but cutest cat ever in Matilda (above). If you want some good photos of LFW SS12 goings-on, go to her recent LFW-centric blog. Really inspiring stuff. One day I'm gonna buy one of her prints too, I swear!
♥ Garance from Garance Doré. Photo copyright to The Sartorialist.
Garance is the partner of Scott from The Sartorialist, making them a power couple in fashion terms..
Ignoring the obvious fame that's given her, she has the sweetest way of seeing the world, in her quintessential French way. Always witty and sometimes self-deprecating but, like Naomi, she always has a huge grin on her face. I love her photography & illustrations, and I love her writing even more.
♥ Sarah from Yes and Yes. Photo copyright to Yes and Yes.
Sarah Von has been around the world probably a million times, doing things most of us will only dream of. She, or her guest writers, write regular travel features on destinations across the world & to-do lists that feature things like "drink Absinthe" or "go water-skiing". She's recently returned from a trip to India & New Zealand which was well written about in her previous posts, with really interesting insights. I wanna make sure I have a little Sarah Von courage in me when I'm her age!
♥ Gisèle from The Goddess Guide. Photo/Illustrations copyright to The Goddess Guide.
Gisele has been a constant source of inspiration for me since before I even joined Twitter (hence why she's one of my first followers haha! aw). She deserves an honorable mention for her books which make my bookshelves look pretty and my eyeballzz get a load of pretty too. Ever since early 2007 when I spotted her first one in an airport, I've been smitten! Also, she's a backer of the Save BBC4 campaign which I totally support, AND gets access to all the best fashion shows..! Sorted.
♥ Brenna from This Battered Suitcase. Photo copyright to This Battered Suitcase.
I've followed Brenna's travel adventures for the best part of a year, and she's seemingly had some extraordinary moments during the course of her 6 years travelling. She even lived in Edinburgh at one stage. Her photos and videos from life on the road are brilliant, and the stories are often really funny and life-affirming. I especially love when she goes for it and tries the weirdest foods imaginable!
♥ Selina from Flying Saucer. Photo copyright to Lora English.
Selina is pretty famous nowadays in the blogosphere, but truly deserving of it, and she's not let any of it go to her head. Speaking of which, she has the best hair ever & has such a distinctive style! Her shopping haul videos & posts are really fun and have inspired me to buy a few items in the past. She's on her way up, working for Motel and continuing to write the blog in her spare time. Lovely!
♥ Claire from French for Cupcake. Photo copyright to French for Cupcake.
I can't even remember when I started following Claire's blog, but it was ageees ago. She has pretty much the same taste as me in things so it's been amazing to see what she wears next. She usually includes a musical accompaniment to her posts in terms of her favourite song at that moment, which is a nice quirk. Properly jealous of her baking skills too. AND her tattoos, which are especially brilliant. In addition to that blog, she writes a blog based on her studies in film & feminism, The Feminist Gaze.
♥ Rani from Cupcake Couture. Photo copyright to Cupcake Couture.
An Edinburgh-based blogger, I've followed Rani's blog for quite a while now. She always has the best recommendations for places to go in the 'burgh and writes lots of hidden gem beauty reviews, crafty things & baking recipes. She's definitely a breath of fresh air. You can actually relate to the things she writes about, unlike some haute couture Sea of Shoes-esque blogs. Aside for that, she has a really cute cat called Audrey, aww.
♥ Alix from I Covet Thee. Photo copyright to I Covet Thee.
Relatively new as a blogger, she's already gained hundreds of followers, and I think that's mostly to do with the fact her blog feels FRESH. It's really appealing to log on and see the way she lays her posts out, with really simple, informative reviews on beauty products she's using and things she's.. coveting(?!). Some blogs can have a messy, ad-ridden page which puts me off reading them, but hers is lovely. She has a really natural way with style and design & is definitely one to watch.
♥ Carrie from WishWishWish. Photo copyright to WishWishWish
Carrie is huuuugely popular nowadays and continues to get better & grow with each post. Her life is a continuous carousel of loveliness! She studies fashion in Laandan, and is a massive Mulberry fan, which is not a shock given her Somerset roots. I think my favourite posts of hers are the annual Glasto photos & the Mulberry shows. Kinda want to shake my fists at the way she manages to nab all the best vintage clothing though. Bad times..
This list is by no means exhaustive, and I'm currently on a Blogger update; trying to find new blogs to read! Need to have more inspiration in my life! I think now I'm settled back in the city I'm going to bring my Nikon up and do a wee bit more photography too, as that hobby has been put on the backburner of late & it helps me stay sane!