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lumbago Mon 30-Apr-12 14:40:00

Wearing skinny jeans with a big scarf and a slightly baggy top?
Nuffink wrong with that, just they're all the same.
Oh and holding a bag in an awkward way.

revolutionconfirmed Mon 30-Apr-12 14:41:49

For great style look on

It's full of very young models and fashion style but I take a lot of inspiration from there.

ujjayi Mon 30-Apr-12 17:05:11

lumbago - I agree with you on this one. Don't get me wrong, I really like Does My Bum Look 40 (her writing makes me laugh) and even WIT but they are a rather same-y formula.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 30-Apr-12 17:07:37

I do agree.

Thing is if you're pretty stylish and look good its generally because you've worked out what looks good on you and works for your lifestyle but it does get very samey.

Still like reading them though smile

lumbago Mon 30-Apr-12 19:35:05

Yes. No one ever wears a skirt. Or indeed goes to work where you can't wear jeans. Or have to endure cold offices.

Have a look at What I Wore. Sometimes she gets it horribly wrong but sometimes looks great - and she wears skirts a lot!

Also, Kendi Everyday.

They are both young and tall and gorgeous though, so not always the best for mere short curvy mortals like me!

PerryCombover Mon 30-Apr-12 19:40:40

I think does my bum look 40 in this is just what nicely dressed mums wear

lumbago Mon 30-Apr-12 19:42:41

Why don't they do " suits that fit"
Or smart casual work wear. Where you can't wear jeans or mini skirts.
Not just " bankers wives who wear scarves "

PerryCombover Mon 30-Apr-12 19:47:39

Either because those ladies have no time to be blogging their clothes everyday or because Ime in the city there weren't many people male or female in good suits etc

Fashion forward, career grafters on 80 hr weeks do not good suit blogs make

PerryCombover Mon 30-Apr-12 19:48:36

I hate the look how ordinary I am blogs
Per Unathons

A Per Una blog might be worth reading for entertainment value though. smile

drywhiteplease Mon 30-Apr-12 19:55:49

If I had the technical know how time I'd do one called "teach me chic" for teachers, no jeans, not quite suits though, with a "go crazy on the weekend" section!!!!!

lumbago Mon 30-Apr-12 20:27:12

Or just focusing on "the perfect white t shirt"

Not just women standing on their bathrooms holding a phone

lumbago Mon 30-Apr-12 20:27:39

Or lying folded clothes on top of each other on laminate floor. Wtf is that about

drywhiteplease Mon 30-Apr-12 21:01:57

Think you're being bit harsh. I look at lots of blogs (admittedly no work wear). I love to see what other women are wearing.

monkeysmama Mon 30-Apr-12 21:19:25

I agree that some of them are very uninspiring and even manage to take the joy out of fashion / clothes at times. It makes me feel a bit sad when I look at the outfits and then read the "you look stunning, I want that dress" comments. I have come to the conclusion that some people use them more for a "she's wearing it & has a "style" blog so it must be ok" feeling rather than for style inspiration iyswim.

lumbago Mon 30-Apr-12 21:25:32

Many just so samey. And all at women who don't work.
Black trousers for work

Heels that don't cripple. Etc

stripeygingercat Mon 30-Apr-12 23:14:12

Why don't you do one then, lumbago? Obviously a gap in the market.

lumbago Tue 01-May-12 07:04:49

I couldn't afford to. I wonder if half of th take pics then return it all ;)

WipsGlitter Tue 01-May-12 08:26:32

I've only started looking at them recently. I prefer the ones that link to lots of other stuff than the "look at what I'm wearing today" ones. I think few people are genuinely really stylish. I have one friend I consider to have real style and she hardly ever wears jeans (which a lot of them seem to revolve around).

I do admire someone setting themselves up as knowledgeable about style though - knowing people are looking at their blog going "yeah right, style my arse!".

trixymalixy Tue 01-May-12 08:35:13

I think some of them get the clothes for free. There was one I was looking at who was sent a free coat and was struggling to make it look good!

AgeingFop Tue 01-May-12 09:43:33

drywhiteplease I like your idea! many of us in normal jobs (not just teaching) probably have to dress in a smart casual style during the week, but then get to wear stuff to suit themselves at the weekend.

Go for it. Setting one up is not hard: look at Blogger, Tumblr, etc.

MarshaBrady Tue 01-May-12 09:46:54

If you'd like to see a wider range of inspiring pics The Sartorialist is very good.

I prefer less writing in any case.

AgeingFop Tue 01-May-12 10:05:43

Here's another one that features a wider range of styles - and wider range of people -

I always wonder who has the nerve to walk up to strangers and say "I like what you're wearing, can I take a photo and put it on my blog?"

I also like less writing - and good quality pics. I don't object to 'Does My Bum....' on the grounds of what she wears (apart from those Godawful ankle length cardigan things) and tbh it's often v similar to my weekend look, but she writes too much and the pictures are really poor quality. The Sartorialist is beautiful but I view it mainly as art rather than inspiration.

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