So, rather than focussing on what is sure to be a disappointing weigh-in I thought I would base today's post on some of my favourite blogs. Some are the inspirational blogs of refashionistas who could (and some do) sell their wares, and others are the what-i-wore blogs of clothes hounds who never ever seem to wear exactly the same thing twice.
My current favourite blog read is Refashionista. I discovered it quite by accident when searching for a project and have been a daily reader ever since - even going back to read all the back posts. I love the easy-peasy refashions and hope to tackle a giant dress project myself one day. Jillian's blog gives off a great wacky-funny-energy vibe.
Other refashion blogs I check on a regular basis are:
- Grosgain - Crafts, refashions, photography, you name it and everything looks professional. I am contemplating some of the easier projects here.
- Tea Rose Home - Another blog where everything looks professional. Lots of little-girl dress refashions (too bad I've got giant boys!) which I'm hoping to convert into big-people refashion projects. I also like the more personal style which gives everything a human touch.
- Threadbanger - I can't believe it took me years to find this. It has tutorials for everything!
As for the fashion blogs, I have three regular reads. To me, they have vastly different looks but are all very inspiring:
- Sheila Ephemera - I started reading this blog before it became a regular fashion blog and was initially attracted by the pics of the sci-fi-ish fantasy-themed miniature models. I love Sheila's conversational tone, the beautifully accessorized outfits and the aha! I could wear that moments. I think we're in roughly the same age bracket and work in similar office-attire environments.
- whatiwore2day - There are a few blogs by this name, but Kasmira's is my favourite. Her outfits are colouful, innovative and fun. I love the way the same item appears again and again but with the use of creative layouring, looks completely different.
- Fashion for Nerds - Being somewhat of a nerd myself, the blog name was what got my attention. I stayed for the wildly layoured avant-garde outfits. I think everything has toned down in recent years, but Audi also intersperses her posts with writings on travel and once-in-a-while decor so it keeps me interested.