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Karbea Mon 18-Feb-13 22:41:22

But her clothes just don't do it for me anymore sad I thought it was a phase, but it's now ages since I thought "wow! I love that look"... It's all a bit too casual and a tad err messy sad she just seems to have gone off the boil for me...

Has her style changed? or it's it something wrong with me? Should I check into Boden/Per Una???

BecauseIsaidS0 Sun 20-Jul-14 10:52:25

TBH, I have fashion blog exhaustion right now and I'm feeling a bit "have seen it all". I still look into Atlantic-Pacific because it's a bit of a fantasy blog for me (as Amber mentioned, given bazillions of clothes so that she can always find the perfect item to combine with other and the best accessories - meanwhile, I have to choose between my five pairs of jeans and seven t-shirts grin).

I might go back the path of finding a really, really good personal shopper as I used to do in my country of birth. She knew what I liked and more importantly, what suited me so in half an hour I could do a lot of damage to my credit card!

Merriboo Sun 20-Jul-14 09:57:17

Dry I like her writing style- witty and self deprecating in an engaging way- she makes me laugh too.
It isn't easy for any blogger to engage us and overall she does a good job
Was probably a bit harsh in my previous post and just wanted to vent some frustration, just felt unduly irritated as she has a great figure and the poses (ironic or otherwise) detract from it smile

Drywhiteplease Sun 20-Jul-14 09:09:39

Merriboo why don't you just stop reading the blog? confused

Although I suspect a lot of her poses are ironic. She makes me laugh. Still haven't recovered from her outfit to visit a farm a couple of summers ago, and her summer-long rant at the rain .........a very funny lady.

Merriboo Sat 19-Jul-14 22:48:58

sorry to resurrect an old thread, but ARGHHH. I want to scream at the awkward, self deprecating, aww shucks, little girl poses!!!DLMB40- stop it!! the hunched, round shoulders/hands on hip or in pockets/sunken chest pose makes you look almost deformed and are driving me potty.

todays extreme version

....and breathe.........

knitknack Wed 20-Feb-13 11:22:16

I love 40bum precisely BECAUSE of her writing style - its warms and obviously 'her' and honest and enjoyable. She has a lot more money then I but even so is obviously overjoyed by finding a bargain, and I LOVE that she posts pictures from the shop floor and from changing rooms - it makes me feel like I'm there with her (er, but not in a stalkery way!) and because I don't have time to go out hunting and trying things on its lovely to live vicariously through her! More pics from the shop floor! Oooh, I also like it when she posts pics from the promotional material next to 'real life' pics from the shop floor. In short (ha, as if!) I love the depth of her research and her obvious commitment to each post.

I'm a teacher and this post feels a bit like marking a student's work. Two stars and a wish haha!

GeordieVik Wed 20-Feb-13 08:24:03

surely somebody without a vested interest (i.e. not the bloggers themselves) can post links to all these blogs - whenever I Google them, I'm never convinced I've found the right ones... pretty please? wink

rubytutu Tue 19-Feb-13 20:57:41

Mrs CB thanks for the arms tip, have now ordered along with a further 4 items that made their way into my basket! Are you from the worn out blog? If so I am coveting your Zara necklace and fine knitwear!
Can anyone send me a link to Amber's blog?
i like pinterest alot, can spend hours on there.

MimikosPanda Tue 19-Feb-13 20:54:54

I miss thesuburbanstyle, when she got pregnant she just stopped blogging, no 'bye, I'm taking a break' or anything, I missed her!

Just looked though and after a gap from October through to February she has just started blogging again, on Feb 12th.

Hopefully Tue 19-Feb-13 20:50:50

I like 40 Bum's writing style, agree her outfits are a bit samey but luckily my style is quite similar so I still pick up some ideas. I like to visit blogs like Wendy and AP occasionally for an inspiration splurge, but don't enjoy them on a daily basis.

I do like Amber's blog (and writing style), but won't link it for fear of wrist slapping wink

NotMostPeople Tue 19-Feb-13 20:44:50

I agree that Bum has got a bit samey, but I do still like to read it. I've found myself enjoying Pinterest more than going back to the same blogs I was reading three months ago. I still love Wendy et al but its fantasy fashion.

Mrs CB looks sweet in the padded jacket - I'd look like Bertha Rochester at best.

snoworneahva Tue 19-Feb-13 20:30:28

I preferred this floral jacket

joliejolie Tue 19-Feb-13 15:46:38

I really like Kat's blog, though I am thoroughly perplexed by everyone's interest in that TRF floral quilted jacket. Maybe that's because when I tried it on, I looked like someone's gran!!

MarshaBrady Tue 19-Feb-13 14:47:19

Lucky thing.

I like the one who did this look but can't remember which one it is.

AmberNectarine Tue 19-Feb-13 14:41:55

I love the Blonde Salad. Though, she got gifted a Birkin last week. How can any of us compete with that! smile

noddyholder Tue 19-Feb-13 14:28:17

Laura Elner's lookbook is good too for ideas although she is in NY I think so can emulate the shapes but not buy the actual clothes

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 19-Feb-13 14:26:06

Golly they muct be very busy Amber - I'd chase them a bit . . .

I do love Wendy and Atlantic I must say in the same way I love Vogue

noddyholder Tue 19-Feb-13 14:23:11

I still like Rebecca amarin as she has some nice non fashion bits too. She is quite 'normal' figure and looks wise too, although I do love the more unrealistic ones smile

AmberNectarine Tue 19-Feb-13 14:19:07

10 days and counting MrsCB...

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 19-Feb-13 14:16:25

Amber - it should be very quick - 48 hours or so max

niminypiminy Tue 19-Feb-13 14:12:56

The thing I don't get about DoesMyBumLook40 is what, exactly, is the difference between her look and the Baukjen catalogue.

My favourite fashion blog at the mo is the utterly individual Buttercup's Frocks. I'll never have her chutzpah, or her massive collection of bonkers jewellery, but I love to look at what she wears.

cerealqueen Tue 19-Feb-13 14:10:47

Only just discovered her I really like her, I have been dragging a few things out of storage to wear again, inspired by her. I don't want to look like her, but wish I did just a little bit and I love her house too I just like seeing how outfits are put together and her love of layering is perfect for British weather.

MrsDoomsPatterson Tue 19-Feb-13 14:10:34

40 is ok, quite readable although she doesn't half go on a bit at times. Just bought some nude brogues then saw them featured on her page so I'm obviously down with fashion. Haha

AmberNectarine Tue 19-Feb-13 14:09:02

catanddog of course!

mrsCB I have applied, but my application is still being processed, I think. Does it take a while?

catanddog Tue 19-Feb-13 13:56:45

Amber could I cheekily ask you to PM your link to me too?

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