Thursday, 6 September 2012

My Blog Crushes

Mornin' all.

Today's post actually started out as a question on the Liebster blog award which a couple of lovely blogger girlies very kindly tagged me in. The question was "Who are your favourite bloggers?" and after attempting to answer it briefly, I decided that it was just not possible as the bloggers that I'm going to gush about deserved so much more than a brief sentence.

I follow a lot of blogs - I mean a lot! At least 100, probably closer to 150. Sometimes I think other bloggers frown upon it when you follow "too many" blogs and think you can't possibly read them. This is NOT the case at all! Although I don't read every post on my dashboard, I find that by following many people I can skim through and pick from a great range of subjects being tackled by different people. For me, there is no downside to following a lot of blogs.

Having said that there are a few bloggers whose sites I check daily and NEVER miss a post. Out the 100+ bloggers I follow though, there are only three who I can say this for and those three blogs are going to be the basis of this post.

Blog Crush No. 1: Victoria's Vintage
Image courtesy of Victoria's Vintage
Victoria's Vintage was pretty much the first blog that I ever followed and was one of the blogs that inspired me to begin my own in the first place! I've been following her since 2010 and I've pretty much never missed a post since then. In fact, I actually just went through a load of her old posts trying to find my first comment on her blog... I've decided it's physically impossible though - she has THAT many posts.

I absolutely adore her blog, it just appeals to the girly side of me. I most admire how Vikki's blog has changed and developed, she used to mainly post pretty inspiration pictures which were gorgeous but has gradually made her posts more personal over time and it's been so great to get to know her through her blog.
I think Vikki's blog appeals to me in a way that no other does because her character is quite similar to mine - she absolutely loves a bargain and I'm always astonished by the beautiful things she picks up at boot sales and wins in competitions. 

Side note: She has the most BEAUTIFUL cat too. I want it, I want it, I want it. Ahem.

Image courtesy of Victoria's Vintage
Blog Crush no. 2: Ella Masters

Image courtesy of Ella Masters
Ella's blog has been a firm favourite of mine for quite a while now. I think this is the blog that I follow which has the most heart and soul, so to speak. She's an extraordinary artist and photographer and manages to capture simple moments in such an expressive way. This appreciation of simplicity and beauty seems completely naturally to her, unlike some other blogs where it can feel forced.

Ella also makes the most beautiful jewellery, I actually first found her blog after purchasing a couple of pieces from her shop RubyRaeLove. One particular necklace that I bought from her I never seem to take off and it'll be featuring in one of my OOTDs in the future, I'm sure!
Ella has a great Youtube channel and actually posted an amazing video of what inspires her which I thought was incredible.


Ella, you inspire me! So please keep posting and creating.

Blog Crush no. 3: The Briar Rose Blog

Image courtesy of The Briar Rose Blog
I cannot begin to express my love for The Briar Rose Blog. It is honestly, for me, complete perfection in blog form! Megan is most enchanting blogger I've ever encountered. It's quite difficult to put her whimsical style into words so I'll show you a couple of her photos instead:

Image courtesy of The Briar Rose Blog
Image courtesy of The Briar Rose Blog
So enchanting, right? I want to dye my hair red now, thanks to her!

I haven't been following Megan's blog for too long, a couple of months at the most, but I honestly look forward to every single post of hers and always wonder what she's going to come up with next. 
One reason she's so enthralling because of her beauty - she completely reminds me of Ariel from The Little Mermaid! But she's also incredibly creative with her shoots and this is the quality that I enjoy most about her blog. Megan's also starting a wedding blog soon which I simply cannot wait for!

If you don't already follow these blogs, make sure you check them out. Here's are their links again in case you've missed them so far:


Lastly, a huge thank you to the lovely ladies themselves for allowing me to use their content for this post. 

Who are your favourite bloggers? I'd love to hear if you have any recommendations for me as I LOVE discovering new blogs!

16 comments:

  1. Awww thank you so much for this Helen :) You were probably the first person to ever comment on my blog! I will have a look as it will be easier for me to find! So glad you love my blog :) #1 fan! xxx

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    1. Thank you for making a blog that's so easy to love. It's encouraged me to be so much more thrifty and look around for a bargain. I've also entered so many more competitions since following you and had a fair bit of luck too! I'm sure in another two years I'll still be reading and loving your blog xx

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  2. love the briar rose blog too! she is very enchanting. I think it's very lovely that you can talk to highly and passionate about other bloggers, I'm sure they will appreciate it :)t h e l o v e l y s h a d e s o f p e p p e r b l o g

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    1. Hi Sadie! The Briar Rose blog is incredible! I think it's nice to know when people appreciate what you're working on and since I absolutely love their blogs, I thought they deserved some personal recognition. :) xxx

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  3. Ella's blog is one of my favourites too! Love her art and her photo diaries, like you said there is so much heart and soul put into each post :)

    xxx

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    1. I know! I don't think I've ever come across a more heartfelt and genuine blogger. It's really inspiring and quite a relief from the more materialistic side of fashion blogging! xx

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  4. Thanks for sharing these lovely blogs Helen, but yours too is delightful!

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

    Follow me on twitter ♥

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    1. Awwwwww thank you, Eda. You're too lovely! xxx

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    1. Ha ha! They're beautiful - both of them! xxx

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  6. I love Ella's blog, I havne't come across the other two, till now, so I most defiantely will have to check them out :) lovely blog by the way :) xx

    http://how-to-smell-the-couture.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad this post could introduce you to a couple of them! They're all incredible xxx

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    1. I know right, these girlies have such talent! xxx

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