March is winding down, and I realized I had never done a post to celebrate Women’s History Month! (Maybe it’s because I’ve been too busy celebrating being a woman… all day, all month, all year… ;) )
It’s Spring Break week, and I’ve been able to catch up on style blog reading. And as I was going through my Blog Love list of daily style reads, I thought it would be fun to celebrate some of my favorite bloggers and voice some of the reasons why I love them.
Without further ado…
Any list of my favorite bloggers has to begin with Erin @ Loop Looks. She was one of the very first style blogs I ever started reading — and helped inspire me to start my own blog! We’ve swapped clothing (olive cargo vests), done a “Mutually Inspired” series together, and met up in real life when I was last in Chicago. And I even have my own “Loops Looks Inspiration” Pinterest board!
How do I love Erin’s blog and her style? Let me count the ways… ;) Seriously, I think it comes down to how she’s so relatable. This past year, she’s also been in a style transition due to a job change, and it’s interesting to read about how real life changes affect one’s style.
Respect the Shoes
Lisa @ Respect the Shoes is THE BEST at taking flat pictures of outfits. Her close-up pics are always so clear and vibrant and interestingly placed. Truly inspiring. (Also, she LOVES patterns and bright colors and, yes, shoes. ♥ )
Not Dressed as Lamb
For the most practical blogging advice, Catherine @ Not Dressed as Lamb is the best. And she gives advice in a relatable way that feels inspiring (as opposed to shaming). In fact, this post is partly inspired by her “Bloggers You Should Know” series!
What I Wore
Jessica @ What I Wore was also one of the first style blogs I ever started reading. She likes to mix up her style and remix items, which is inspiring in and of itself, but again and again, I am inspired by her confident posing and strong sense of self that comes through her photos.
Sarah’s Real Life
I love Fran @ Franish not only for her monthly budgeting bloggers linkup but also for her objectivity in choosing clothes and her practicality about shopping. She is one of the best at explaining WHY she does or doesn’t like something, and she is uncompromising about fit and feeling comfortable.
Also, blast from the past, Fran guest posted on my blog back in summer 2012! (So long ago that it was when her blog was “Franishh” with an extra “h” instead of the current “Franish” moniker.) Check out her “Be my guest: Franishh” post here!
For her creative sewing tips alone, Merrick @ Merrick’s Art deserves to be celebrated. I love how she focuses on taking ready-made pieces and adapting them to make something new or better. Very practical. And she is good at giving clear illustrations and directions for her sewing tips and craft projects, which I very much appreciate. She helped inspire my own “Sewing adventures” posts.
Fashion for Giants
I ♥ Gracey @ Fashion for Giants. For her infectious smile. For her style that is inspiring for us tall(er) ladies. For her love of vintage clothing and thrifting. For being my blogger friend-in-real life. (I miss you. Oregon just isn’t the same without you!)
No wonder I did my very own “I wanna be like Gracey” post last year!
And last but not least, Cori @ Corilynn, who heads her own independent design shop. She fearlessly mixes patterns and is ALWAYS classy. She expertly demonstrates how dressing like a lady does NOT mean boring. I have pinned soooooooo many of her outfits for inspiration!
Hope you enjoyed this round-up of why and how these 9 bloggers continue to inspire me. These are not the ONLY bloggers who inspire me — there are sooooooo many more stylish women and awesome styles to celebrate on my Blog Love list!
Are any of these blogs are your own personal favorites list? Would you like me to feature more bloggers I love? Please leave a comment and let me know!