From The Archive: 2013

With magazine placements on the side, 2013 was the last year I juggled blogging as a side gig. Things get a bit girlier in the style department too, with a lorra love for the sixties and a 'hive!


Ladies Behind The Sidebar- September 2013

Ran by the beautiful Lottie, of Huckleberry Friend, Huckleberry Boutique is a sweet wee boutique over on ASOS Marketplace, acting as home to some of the cutest jewellery around. With each and every piece coming in at under £6.00 (who knew accessorizing could be so damn easy?) and items ranging from stunning silver plated wishbone necklaces (dreamy) to novelty unicorn and dino pendants (completely adorable) it won’t be hard to find the perfect gift, or treat at a pretty good deal- go go go!

Hello Freckles is a gorgeous corner of the internet created by Tasha, an undergraduate aspiring filmmaker, perfectionist and all round great blogger from the North East. From playlists (certainly something I love to come across on the net) to broaden your iTunes library, film reviews to help you pick that Friday night blockbuster, completely babin’ outfit posts, as well as beauty reviews and weekly round-ups- it’s hard to find something this girl isn’t good at- I am very impressed.

The Cinnamon Slipper comes straight from the beautiful and incredibly talented lady that is Rebecca. Her blog documents her adventures into the world of fashion and upcoming trends (she even makes her own frocks and knows her ’50s hair)- as well as lots of beautiful lifestyle based posts that will have you lusting after vintage inspired dresses (how much am I loving the ‘shroom print dress from Cathy K?!), Kent seaside and English countryside adventures and a vintage shopping trip, pronto. Plus, her outfit posts are some of my favourite on the net- she can rock the retro look…

Based in the North East, Amy’s gorgeous blog, The Girl In The Bowler Hat is one of my favourite new sites. Inspired by sixties fashion (yes, this girl can work it) and a good smock dress (dreamy wardrobe o’clock) her pretty perfect piece of the ‘net has blogger interviews, handy ‘how to’s (wanna know how to create a capsule wardrobe? look no further) and some of the most gorge outfit posts out there; pretty frocks, a good ‘hive and bowler hats? You had me at hello Amy…

Created and designed by the uber talented Amy He, Mod Dolly is the perfect haven of small independent designers, mixed with individual one off designs, created by the lady herself. From vintage, to reworked to handmade- there are pieces from all walks of life, each and every one as special as the next. From twee fruit, floral and tropical prints, to cosmic prints that’ll have you seeing stars (all modelled by your favourite bloggers) there’s some seriously special things over at this shop, come and see!

The blog of Jessica Emily is a completely striking and beautiful blog, and one of which I wish there were more of. Her blog is a tale of beautiful places (she lives in sunny Australia) and an overflowing wardrobe, with each outfit post photographed as if it were part of a stunning editorial- which is certainly something to be proud of (not to mention her dress collection). With each outfit carefully crafted, and equally as gorgeous- each post is a story in itself, with her certainly having some bad ass camera skills to match- bookmark now!

Nowadays finding the perfect online boutique, which is well priced can be pretty tricky. That is, however, until you come across the beautiful Olive and Frank. With items described as ‘fun, inspiring and unique’ with a bevy of vintage inspired pieces, talented founder Chloe makes sure this cute boutique shop is fully stocked with the most interesting and original pieces. With covetable pieces including a heartbreaker gingham cut out dress, ’90s inspired tees and shoes, and more jewellery than even the biggest magpie could wish for (which is saying something). Did I mention the sale too?

Isayimposterista is the adorable blog from UK Lifestyle and fashion blogger, Nicola Dolan. When she’s not busy updating with the ultimate fashion week highlights (and more images from the dreamy Orla presentation) she’s treating us to outfit snaps with that fluffy Toppers jumper and cute-as-a-button ‘Margots World’ pastels, fortnightly updates to get to know her and her busy lifestyle a little better, trend guides and sneaky snaps of her adventures across the globe (be wary of Paris-induced envy)! One to watch for sure!


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