From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...


Ladies behind the sidebar: October 2012

Founded by the incredibly talented Amy He, Mod Dolly was born in 2010 for modern girls who ‘like to be a little playful in their everyday styling’. Inspired by eras gone by, the pieces channel a modern twist on classic looks, each item carefully handmade and designed to be worn with love. With Mod Dolly now stocking the lust-worthy Crown & Glory and 10 new dress designs available on the website- along with 30 more coming in November, it’s simply too good to miss out on (I heart the Amber Tartan dress)!

The Strawberry Sisters is written by the stunning Emily and Beth, two gorgeous red headed sisters with a penchant for fashion, food and fabulous cocktails- what’s not to love? With food photography gorgeous enough to make your tummy rumble (and recommendations of where to find it), gorgeous DIY’s to get under your belt (erm, HELLO DIY Miu Miu’s!) and shopping trips and dresses to make your heart skip a beat these girls are seriously in the know, and their gorgeous blog is a first stop for my fashion and foodie quandaries (oh and recipes, these ladies do it all).

Not only is Stephs Blog a collection of honest beauty reviews, must-do DIYs, enviable cool outfits (I sometimes wonder if there’s anything she couldn’t pull off… Yup, she can even work a Cowgirl Jessie outfit) and stunning places to visit; but she’s one of the lovliest people ever (yeah I know her red hair is L’Oreal worthy…). With her blog being one of my favourite beauty, lifestyle AND fashion blogs- a visit should be in order from you all (don’t get too envious of her Florida holiday snaps like I did!)

Twenty year old Sheri is the uber talented and doubly gorgeous lady behind, ‘Just Blog It All Instead‘ (trust me, if you don’t fall in love with her style- you’ll be lusting for her beaut of a barnet). Her blog is a sunny mix (even in Autumn) of gorgeously girlie outfits (she knows her floral prints, ladies), perfectly photographed blue skied adventures by the sea, must have recent buys, beauty tips and tricks all wrapped up with Sheri’s beautiful smile. If you fancy getting lost in a fuzzy warm feeling blog, then I seriously suggest you head over here pronto- the perfect pick me up for these rainy Autumn days!
Sarah’s uber hip blog is a style, fashion AND beauty blog with ‘touches of music, lifestyle and escapades of ‘The Girl About Town‘. Set up as a means of maintaining her love of fashion, TGAT brings outfits reminiscent of a certain Miss Chung (lady knows how to put some Autumn-savvy layers together), straight forward beauty reviews, up-to date fashion posts ( those studded booties…) and beautiful pictures documenting her adventures around the world (you could easily be scrolling for a while…)

Inspired by fashion, photography, interiors and people, Lauras gorgeous blog brings up to date listings of the most covetable pieces, beautiful visits around the globe and in the capital (envy o’clock), some seriously striking outfit pictures (girl knows how to put a cracking outfit together- red leather jacket anyone?), photographic updates of her daily Brighton based adventures and some amazing hints and tips as to the best places to eat and see. Having met the lady herself at last seasons fashion week, I can confirm her as lovely as her blog presents- go go go!

The Style Tag is definitely one of those blogs that when you discover it, you give yourself a tiny kick for not finding it sooner. Plus, if you’re not instantly wowed by Lauren’s beauty (have you SEEN her hair) and Chung-esque knack for styling (this girl can rock a leather pencil skirt like no other) then I don’t know what will (I do fear Lauren could look good in a bin-bag). Not a blog for those who suffer from wardrobe envy, Lauren has the most awesome clothing collection ever and pulls everything she wears off with complete ease- how does she do it?

Created by the gorgeous Laura (with a red glossy barnet certainly worth envying) Secret Diary of a Fashion Journalist exhibits only the most covetable of pieces (we’re talking that Missguided sequin sleeve jacket, disco pants and some seriously gorge printed dresses). This lovely lady also treats us to some hot-to-trot beauty tips along with recipes that will see you hot footing it to your kitchen cupboards- perfect!

Established in 2012, after it’s talented founder was awarded a degree in Fashion- Veuxdoo aim to ‘provide the girl on the high street with some edgy basics that will make everyone envious of her individual style’- which in my opinion is a pretty accurate description. Adorned with beautiful vintage garments, that have been given a new lease of life- this online shop has some of the most desirable items at a price simply as lovely- race you to the space shorts!

Ever Ours are an online boutique, that I will never tire of loving. With new products in weekly, this little boutique run by the gorgeous Kim always has the most up-to date and well priced selection of kitsch, cute and equally as edgy jewellery- as well as some beautiful collared blouses, scalloped dresses and printed jumpers (plus some pretty cool designer-inspired pieces ssh!) an online dream!

Where do I start with the absolute beauty that is Megs at Wonderful You? Not only does she post enviably gorgeous outfits, film interesting beauty Youtube videos and tutorials (girl can work the red lippy), make and sell her own cute and crafty pieces- but damn she’s a lovely person, and one of the most down to earth blogs I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Keen on guest posting- this girl would be a delight to have on anyone’s blog, so I definitely suggest you hop skip and jump over her way!

The Dust On The Ground comes from gorgeous 21 year old Leeds living- Lizzie who as well as having some seriously cool style (don’t mess with a girl who can work a good red lip) has some amazing photography based posts which I know we all go a little bit weak at the knees for. But it doesn’t stop there- Lizzie also has some pretty damn good music taste, so look out for brilliant song recommendations at the end of each post (the perfect topping after some seriously inspiring outfits!)

The gorgeous Ella Masters is simply one of the loveliest ladies I have had the pleasure of meeting; and additionally has one of the most gorgeous blog’s going- can the girl step a foot wrong? By day Ella is a 23 year old teaching assistant with a degree in fine art, but also maintains her blog has a stunning jewellery business, RubyRaeLove. Think of it like this; if you love beautiful illustrations, original ideas, gorgeous photos and a healthy mix of outfit posts- this should be your first stop shop.

Founded by utterly creative Hannah, Epanoui is a stunning contemporary jewellery site, filled with pieces created with the most stunning gem stones and crystals it promises to ooze individuality, and describes itself as being ‘an eclectic mixture of colour, texture, modern and vintage elements all intricately woven together’ which is pretty spot on. With the cost of unique hand crafted pieces starting at just over Β£20, you’d be daft to not invest in a little piece of luxury from this online treasure.

The Girl Who Looks Like A Cake, comes courtesy of the super stylish London based Nadia- a fashion graduate with a penchant for style and the belief fashion should simply be ‘playful and fun’. With her blog consisting of eclectic fashion posts, simple DIY’s, lust worthy shopping sprees, wish lists and some gorgeous inspiration it’s the perfect way to while away a rainy afternoon- plus, I absolutely love her latest Tim Walker post (with some behind the scenes quotes from a lecture her gave, go go go!)

Written by Carlisle based Sally Crangle, Sally Tangle is a beautifully whimsical fashion blog, with snippets of beautifully crafted outfits and equally inspiring mood boards- all wrapped up with story-like writing (which is always a winner in my books). With her photographs making her blog somewhat like a beautiful diary, it’s easy to get lost in Sally’s day-to day musings and continually keeps me coming back to see what she’s been up to. Just lovely.

Founded by couple Georgina Hatton-Woods and Murray Legg in October 2011, Jimmy & His Girl is a gorgeous online accessories and jewellery boutique supplying both ladies and gents with ‘a conversation piece, an item to cheer you up when you’re not feeling your best, a gift to a dear friend and so much more’. The shop stocks everything from jewellery, hair accessories, vintage pieces and mens cuff links- very suave. So give it the old razzle dazzle and head over now, you won’t regret it…

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