Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Well, of course I do:

[Image courtesy …love Maegan.]

I can get really ADD with the fashion blogging scene. Some looks that tend to get repeated a lot can be costumey, girlish, and so envelope-pushing, I have to rub my eyes and remember I’m close to 10 years older than most of them. That’s why I love Maegan’s blog—she has a more grown-up style that I can always see myself in.

[Left: ladylike? Yes, please! Right: Majorly inspired by the grey cords in the boots of that height—great for shorter ladies like myself.]

Oh—that, and—she bakes bacon. Marry me.


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God, I love great blogs. Inspirational ones that make your day. Escapes from the grind. Glimpses of groovy individuals you kinda really wish you knew. Blogs that make you feel like they put their heart and soul into it and you’re all the better for having read it.

Like Refuses To Label. I may wish was was, and try to be, hope upon hope I were—but these two girls are.

Meet Amy + Alex. We stumbled upon one another serendipitously after the post I wrote about Festival Express. That’s the beauty of the blogging community—you can encourage one another and support each other’s work—and make friends.

True hippies at heart, longtime best friends—they reside in one of my favorite cities in the world, love great music, wear incredible vintage pieces, waste not and want not, and are stunningly beautiful to boot.

Get a monster dose of inspiration and live vicariously through these stylish Northern Cali girls.


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My awesome boss Rich (points!!) wrote a blog on the Shannon-Rose Design blog about the Corks + Caftans take-off we’ve been enjoying with great exuberance (and copious amounts of wine).

We have social media to thank for getting visibility, and the article outlines how Twitter, local media outlets, blog comments, and the blogging community at large played a role in our rise to SUPER STARDOM. (Just kidding. I’m still just me, blogging with a hangover and a wedgie, per usual.)

Thanks for all the support, everyone.

p.s. NICE BANGS, dork. Never again.

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…how much I absolutely adore the blog Cucina Nicolina?

I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this blog before. I’m such a loyal follower, sometimes I open my Cucina Nicolina RSS feed and just stare at it, hoping a new post will come up.

Reasons why it is awesome:

1. Amazing photographs of delicious food and fresh ingredients make you just want to marry this girl. And none of them look staged, but in fact, often with an abandoned fork, looking as if they were sitting in front of you on a table. Virtual desktop dining, if you will. It’s genius.

Photo courtesy cucina nicolina.

Photo courtesy cucina nicolina.

2. She lives in San Fran, one of my favorite cities in the world. I live vicariously through her, having always wanted to have a sunlit kitchen in an apartment there myself. Subsequently, if I were into girls and I did get the chance to ask for her hand, I wouldn’t be able to in that state (shame on you, Cali). Any tidbits she drops about her apartment, her neighborhood, and life in the Bay Area in general, are delectable morsels.

Marin County, photo courtesy cucina nicolina.

Marin County, photo courtesy cucina nicolina.

3.  Her beautiful writing. She is gifted like Hemingway, with apt descriptions of salty bites and cold Gin & Tonics and sunny afternoons and Sonoma landscape.

Last summer I ate a lot of chard for various reasons — mostly because it’s so damned good you’d be crazy not to but also because it helped smooth out my finicky stomach during a rough patch (break-ups, even if necessary, are usually never easy) when I didn’t feel like eating much of anything at all. These days I still eat a lot of my favorite leafy green but I’m happy to say it’s a more cheerful consumption-of; chard and I, well, I think we’re set for life for better or worse, through thick and thin, until death (or the end of the growing season) do us part and etc.

Read a few posts and I promise you, you’ll feel the same.

[All photos courtesy http://www.cucinanicolina.com.]

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I heard about Sea of Shoes through Urban Outfitters (the bloggess is doing a brief shoe line for them) and realized I was way behind the curve. She’s got some outrageously large following, and frankly who wouldn’t want to read the blog of a jet-setting teenager traveling from TX to LA to Japan wearing Stella McCartney and Yves St Laurent shoes.

Then I hopped over to her super-hot mom’s blog from there, and this woman is just stunning. I just kind of want to follow her around and try and get some of her style via osmosis. Uh, who leads a life this cool, really? I certainly do not. My eyelid and eyebrow have been twitching uncontrollably all morning; cause unknown but I’m willing to bet it has something to do with excessive computer-screen staring and I blame these kids.

My favorite post of hers so far is this one: NAKKNA–Great Things From Sweden! Did you see that Vena Cava vest?



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