Are ther any blogs out there...

(57 Posts)
Dollydowser Mon 01-Oct-12 09:12:52

Or bloggers rather, that don't wear trousers?

I like to wear skirts or dresses. Every blog I have looked at features lovely slim girls in skinny jeans and a top. There must be someone out there who doesn't wear trousers, or am I the only one?

Rural Mon 01-Oct-12 09:25:45

I've just started blogging and I don't always wear trousers (and am not slim!) - will PM you my blog link for what it's worth. (NB I am not a style icon! )

StellaAndFries Mon 01-Oct-12 09:45:17

Rural can you pm me your blog link too? I love looking at blogs. Dollydowser have you looked at the agoraphobic fashionista, she usually has some lovely skirts featured.

Rural Mon 01-Oct-12 09:47:43

Stella - have done :-)

Dollydowser Mon 01-Oct-12 12:21:42

Thankyou Rural, your blog is great. Not sure about the no head photos though, your hair looks lovely in your main pic, I would prefer to see a whole person smile

Stella, thankyou for the recommendation, what a lovely blog. Great clear photos, and not a skinny jean or ballet pump in site grin

Dollydowser Mon 01-Oct-12 12:35:10

There is a theme running, just seen the thread females who don't wear trousers. That's what I'm after, a Nigella/Kirsty type grin

iWILLdothis Mon 01-Oct-12 13:38:51

Rural, please PM me your blog too. I wear mostly skirts & dresses. Feel more feminine & disguises big bum & thighs for me.

Mumelie Mon 01-Oct-12 14:28:04

Rural - could you send me your link too? I read lots of fashion blogs, but yes they all do wear skinny jeans, and while i do on a weekend, week days I'm always in a skirt or dress.
Thanks

Thanks for reminding me about this great skirt website - I bookmarked it after finding out about it on S&B & now is the time to buy one:

Lovely Skirts

Brickle Mon 01-Oct-12 15:44:31

Rural would you please PM your blog too? I don't wear a lot of dresses and skirts, because I never know what to wear with them. thanks thanks

AgathaFusty Mon 01-Oct-12 15:50:23

Rural - another request for your blog please. I love blogs, I do grin

Rural Mon 01-Oct-12 16:02:44

Ach, Dolly I'm too shy to include heads in all the pics, but thank you for your kind comment!

I will PM those of you who asked... please keep your expectations low!

lurkingaround Mon 01-Oct-12 16:07:49

Me too me too!
Pretty please pm me your blog? TIA.

anon80 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:18:56

can you pm me your blog too please x x

Dollydowser Mon 01-Oct-12 16:45:36

Rural, I've seen some bloggers who hold the camera in front of their faces, so some anonymity remains, but it gives a better perspective on the photo and the overall look to the outfit (imo). I still prefer to see a whole person though!

Brickle Mon 01-Oct-12 20:41:12

Rural Thanks for PM with your blog. It's a great blog - be proud of it. Just popping off to Tesco's to look at the shoes!! smile

TheWombat Mon 01-Oct-12 21:48:02

Hello smile
How funny, I've just started a new feature on my blog called 'the way of the dress'. I decided I needed to get out of my denim rut.
I can PM link if you like..

StellaAndFries Mon 01-Oct-12 21:52:17

Yes please to a pm Wombat smile

TheWombat Mon 01-Oct-12 21:57:42

I would love a link to your blog Rural

MrsRogerSterling Mon 01-Oct-12 22:10:40

Can I have links please wombat and rural

Rural Mon 01-Oct-12 22:13:10

Wombat & Roger - PM sent.

Brickle - those shoes are a great buy ;-)

BonnyDay Mon 01-Oct-12 22:18:42

you are right - all skinny jeans sunglasses baggy top and handbag

YAWN

MrsRogerSterling Mon 01-Oct-12 22:20:28

Thanks rural looks great, agree you look lovely in your main pic, love your hair.

bigpants103 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:29:55

Can I have blogs names too please rural and wombat?

Dollydowser Mon 01-Oct-12 22:31:31

I don't mind that look Bonny, but it just doesn't suit me, I am not that shape and never would be even if I was a few stone lighter. Legs like 2 fat carrots, to coin a phrase from a MNetter (sorry can't remember who).

RayofSun Mon 01-Oct-12 23:38:33

Please pm me your blog names too! I'm addicted to them these days.

AgathaFusty Tue 02-Oct-12 07:15:35

Wombat can you pm me your blog too please?

Dollydowser Tue 02-Oct-12 15:43:15

I have found on called Frocks and frou frou

iWILLdothis Tue 02-Oct-12 15:50:21

Rural, I'm loving your blog...wombat, would you please pm me yours too? Tia. Loving the link to Nicola Quilter site too. <hides credit card>

TheWombat Tue 02-Oct-12 16:37:44

PMs have gone out! Thank you so much for showing some interest smile

It's not all fashion related but I do like writing about lovely shopping

I am also a little bit in love with Rural's hair blush.

cazza40 Tue 02-Oct-12 18:11:03

Wombat and Rural could you pm me your blog details - i just love blogs !

CountryBelle Tue 02-Oct-12 18:47:41

Could i have the names of both blogs too?! Thank u! :-)

BrennieGirl Tue 02-Oct-12 22:50:56

Me too please.

Birdies Wed 03-Oct-12 09:29:56

And me please!

lurkingaround Wed 03-Oct-12 10:15:22

Like your blog Rural!
Wombat will you PM me your blog? Thanks.

Another blog addict here blush, I eagerly check for latest blog posts etc.
At least they don't cost money. Magazines are ch-ching.

Blogs. The new magazines. Mostly without the stupid ads. I hate those high-end magazine ads. I find them really irritating. Really irritating. Apologies. Ramble over.

TheWombat Wed 03-Oct-12 11:00:51

Thank you! smile. PMs have gone out.
I love browsing blogs too, and I agree with you lurkingaround they are better than magazines though I might be a bit biased.

lurkingaround Wed 03-Oct-12 11:24:37

Thanks Wombat!

issimma Wed 03-Oct-12 11:31:28

Oooh, pms here too. I love new blogs grin

Avenue57 Wed 03-Oct-12 13:12:53

I'm doing a challenge this October to ONLY wear dresses .. eek 31 days, how will I do?! It's going to be fun, that's for sure

I have a blog and a site but can't post links here so PM me if you want details
Fiona

Avenue57 Wed 03-Oct-12 13:13:23

oh and can I have a PM from Wombat and Rural with your blog URLs please?

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 15:04:01

PMs sent. Avenue - can you PM me yours too please?
TIA

Hopefully Wed 03-Oct-12 17:13:18

Rural, Wombat etc why don't you jut post link here? I'm sure no one is going to accuse you of advertising after so many requests for links! I bet there are lurkers who won't pm who would like to visit.

Also I have a blog and I want to see yours to compare grin

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 18:07:29

Rural, can I ask you about Jigsaw sizing? The last time I bought something from there was circa 1986, a pink angora jumper when I was a student (that my mum then put in the washing machine and shrank. Not that I'm holding a grudge or anything). Apart from the skirt/dress rule I am also trying a no black rule, but the dark pink looks lovely. I have been asking for skirts with back or side zips for ages smile. How does it compare with Boden sizing, or Hobbs?

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 19:57:59

And also, do Jigsaw do any discounts, offers, regular sales? Don't really want to spend that much on a skirt, especially if they do 25% off the following week!

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 19:59:07

Sorry, not sure how the useless Boden link got in there!

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 20:05:27

Dolly - I think Jigsaw is fairly true to size these days, they used to be on the generous side IMO but not so much now. Although the shape of that particular skirt is generous to pear shapes, as it is cut larger over the hips.

Hopefully - Dolly has already done the honours with a link. :-)

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 20:06:25

Dolly - no I have never known Jigsaw to do any discounting (other than sale, obi) - they very occasionally offer free P&P - but that's it!

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 20:21:24

OK thanks Rural. So in whatever size you take, would it be the same size as Boden, Hobbs and/or White stuff for example?

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 21:56:34

Dolly - yes I would say so (although haven't shopped in Hobbs for a while).

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 10:22:56

I have found another blog A million dresses

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 19:05:42

Rural, I went into my local town centre today, and where Kew used to be is now Jigsaw! So I went in to browse, ended up buying the skirt in a lovely raspberry colour. Unfortunately I fell in love with a cardigan too, DH was with me so I've asked for it for Christmas but I think I must be insane, it way to many £££.

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 20:00:09

Dolly that's fab - you will get loads of wear from the skirt!

If it's any consolation, I have Jigsaw clothes from about 12 years ago which are still going strong - the skirts (esp cord) and the knitwear (from back then anyway) are pretty indestructible I find!

Hope you enjoy it. smile

PS They may have a 'sale' by Christmas - IIRC it started pretty early last year...

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 20:02:15

BTW, here is the link to Dolly's and my skirt! (in case anyone is wondering what we are going on about!)

Jigsaw cord skirt

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 20:30:22

I thought those flaps on the front would make my stomach look even bigger but they actually lie very flat. I've looked up the cardigan and seen its sold at JL, trying to justify buying it with getting extra JL points on the credit card!

I have ordered hundreds of pounds worth of clothes recently, nearly all of which have been sent back. I lost weight last year, sold all my clothes, then put weight back on which has left me with literally no winter clothes. So when I find something that fists well and I like it, it's a bit of a rarity.

rural and wombat blog link to me too please.....love blogs.thanks

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 22:37:57

DryWhite - my blog link is up thread on Dolly's post of 3 Oct 18:07:29. I am slightly worried all you real stylish people can see it - it is woeful - just my mad ramblings and some very bad pics blush. Anyway - enjoy giggle!

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 22:42:03

Dolly I've had that Jigsaw skirt through several weight fluctuations / sizes. It seems to work ok as it just sits lower when I am smaller, and expands without looking tight or feeling uncomfortable when I am a bit heavier.

Some Jigsaw offerings seem ti have gone slightly 'off piste' in the last couple of years - but that skirt is an exception - good example of what they used to do well - reliable, flattering basics. Need more like it!

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