Like most bloggers, I started blogging after reading an awful lot of other blogs. I don’t watch any soaps, instead I sit on my laptop/iPad/phone browsing through my Bloglovin feed.
I split the blogs I follow into lists – fashion, beauty, lifestyle, photography and favourites. My favourite ones can be a mix of lifestyle, beauty or fashion, but I put them in this Favourite list so I can go straight to them when I want.
So who is in my favourite list at the moment? Well rather a lot, but here are five of my favourites right now
I adore this blog. Rosie’s blog is most definitely an inspirational lifestyle blog. She dresses fabulously (not always in designer gear – she has a real penchant for ASOS – who doesn’t?!), cooks fantastic looking dishes and gives us lots of tips for where to go and what to see in London. I don’t live in London, but I do visit occasional. But even if I didn’t, I’d still love her blog.
Her photos are beautifully shot too – if you’re too tired/can’t be bothered to read the content, just browsing through her photos is a great way to spend your time.
My favourite posts of hers? When her cute little dog Custard (a Morkie) posts blogs. They’re hillarious! I always read the first two paragraphs or so without realising they’re written by him… until I get to a line that says something like ‘I ran though the puddles, but decided it would be more fun to just get down and roll about in them’. Brilliant!
Hello October is run by Suzie. It’s a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog which she keeps updated on a regular basis with lots of great posts and videos. Like all the blogs in my list of favourites, she has a great eye for photography. All her photos look really fresh and clean – they’re lovely to look at.
She’s also got great suggestions in terms of great makeup buys and makeup tips. She’s relatable and has a great writing style. Like me, she works full time, so it’s really interesting to see how she manages to build such a fabulous blog in just her spare time.
Joy Felicity Jane
Tania – the woman behind the blog (I’m not sure why it’s called Joy Felicity Jane?!) takes such beautiful pictures! Her blog is a real lifestyle blog – a perfect mix of everything that’s going on in her life.
She’s French, but moved to the UK to study. After living in the UK for quite some time, she moved back to the South of France. However, she’s not going to be there for too long as she’s relocating to Australia soon! So expect more fantastic posts as she makes this transition in 2014.
Lily Loves Lola
I’m a sucker for cute animals, so this blog is just perfect for me! Lily and Lola are two adorable pugs, owned by Victoria. Her blog features them a lot, as well as documenting her life in general.
She lives in Yorkshire with her boyfriend Jonathan and she blogs about food, beauty, hair (she’s had a crazy number of different hair cuts and colours in the last couple of years!), as well as crafting, fashion and her day to day thoughts. She takes great photos, and you really feel like you become a little part of her life through the way that she writes.
Taza, her husband and their two beautiful toddlers live in NYC. They do seem to have a perfect life – great marriage, gorgeous happy children, a fantastic sense of style, great family and friends… you name it, they’ve got it covered! So this is not a blog if you’re one for getting jealous easily!
I’m not one of those people though. I love looking through their posts and seeing how they live their lives as a family living in the greatest city in the whole wide world. They travel a lot (and yes, they bring the kids!), go to great places, and see great things. And they share it all via their blog.
Their photos and videos are also amazing. For someone like me who is new to photography, looking at their pictures and trying to see how they’ve done various things and taking ideas from their photography style is a great way for me to improve my own technique.
So their we have it. My current five favourite blogs (although there are still A LOT of others I’ve not mentioned, so I’ll probably do another similar post soon).