Blog recommendations for 33 year old

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hellohellohihi Sun 10-Feb-13 12:20:29

I always though fashion blogs were for teenagers but am realising this isn't the case! I desperately need some--one to copy-- inspiration and guidance so what blogs would you recommend for me? I liked the "does my bum look 40" one but keen to check out some others too if poss!

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 14:34:47

Yes, I like her writing style, and the way she doesn't just blog her outfit 'This is what I am wearing today' but creates a little story around it.

Her photos aren't great but when she gets her new camera, they will be better.

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 14:35:47

and she is on this thread, so if you have a criticism, could you make it constructive smile

HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 14:37:02

chirtt no, I couldn't do a blog

TrampyPants Sun 10-Feb-13 14:37:31

mme, smile

Hanne has just proven the point. Different people like different things and look for different things in a blog. And if you don't like Blogs, you won't like any. Nor are you obliged to read them.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 14:49:01

I mostly like some nice photos, some nice links and not too much writing. But I have a short attention span and just want to look at nice combinations and follow the links.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 14:49:33

And you need to be pretty brave and thick skinned to do a blog - especially when lovely mn'ers take a look at it wink

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 14:56:33

MrsCB
I hate blogs like that. Good that there are so many so that we all can choose what we want to read. smile

TrampyPants Sun 10-Feb-13 15:06:28

Yep. That's why I love Susie so so I like reading posts that sound like someone's talking to me, iykwim. I also like ideas for styles, not specifics.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:08:02

I like Susie too but only skim the writing - I guess that's also why I like pinterest so much

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 15:12:01

ooh, I like that one, Trampy. That is THREE style blogs I am now following. Damn.

TrampyPants Sun 10-Feb-13 15:14:07

I like explanations. I bought this because.. I'm wearing this because.. I can't do pintrest.

Mme, its ace. I really like reading through. She has a similar style to me too.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:19:38

Yes explanations are fine but I don't want to read pages of ramblings personally but as Mme says - good job there are so many out there.

Wendy and Atlantic good for just beautiful looks but of course it helps they look like models and get gifted a lot of gorgeous stuff.

Trills Sun 10-Feb-13 15:21:06

I would rather read some ramblyness - I prefer Nigella-style "I like to wear/cook this on Tuesdays when the moon is full" rather than Delia-style "here is a thing, this is how to make it/where to get it"

Must admit I'm liking Pinterest much more than blogs now. I can't actually think of a single blog I like lately. sad

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:24:13

Am looking forward to wit coming back post-baby

noddyholder Sun 10-Feb-13 15:24:47

I like pinterest too

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 15:24:48

I used Pinterest for a while but have lost interest a bit. Yes, Trills. I am more a Nigella style reader than a Delia.

And I have never baked a Delia cake that has been successful.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:28:12

Really! Nigella's cakes are renowned for being rubbish - there's a site out there somewhere dedicated to correcting all the wrong measurements in her domestic goddess recipes.

What a put down though to refer to someone as more Delia than Nigella shock wink

Anyway I'm way more Mary Berry who quite frankly could take both of them in the cooking and fashion stakes.

Trills Sun 10-Feb-13 15:32:18

I don't read Nigella for the recipes, I read it for the ideas and the ramblyness. In the same way that it is very rare that I see an outfit on a style blog and go out and buy the actual item that I see.

I don't get her out when I think "I need a foolproof recipe for chocolate cake", I get her out when I want to spend some time thinking about food and reading about food.

This chocolate fudge cake is very good though

It's an analogy to show that we use different blogs or different books for different purposes.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:36:32

I did get the analogy bit Trills wink I was making a joke smile

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 15:36:33

Oh, I meant from a writing perspective, not from a cake baking one. I don't think I have tried a Nigella recipe.

I discovered recently that my mum has an original Mary Berry cookbook

MmeLindor Sun 10-Feb-13 15:37:21

XP
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TrampyPants Sun 10-Feb-13 15:38:14

Yes. A while back I found a blog and loved the outfit. I spent ages trying to get all the bits to put together my own version. I didn't want to wear the bloggers outfit, I wanted to create my own. In the same way, I rarely stick to a recipe. I always fiddle with it and tweak it until it suits me.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:39:44

I do love Mary. But she writes a lot for agas which I have and can be tricky to bake with.

Agree Nigella's writing is fab - How to Eat one of my favourite cookery books. But don't ever rely on her measurements for cakes or flapjacks [how many wasted oats due to that recipe]

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 10-Feb-13 15:40:58

It could be the newest insult on S&B though when someone posts a link, we can say its 'a bit Delia' [passive aggressive smiley face] wink

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