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what fashion blogging used to look like – mirror outfit selfies

Remember when I talked about the decline in blogging?  Well, i still think blogging is in a weird, in-between phase, but as someone used to live/breathe blogs, I must say that I honestly don’t read them as vociferously anymore.  They used to start my day–now, I scroll through instagram.  Even so, there are people who are constantly piquing my interest so I thought I would share!  Please share anyone you’re loving these days in the comments below.  I’m always open to stalking new folks, so, don’t be shy!

Fancy Pants Report (insta: hey_im_kate) – Kate is from SF and is so effortlessly cool, it makes me jealous.
Becky Owens (insta: beckiowens) – California interior designer with a penchant for amazing kitches; she makes me want to move.
Lynzy + Co (insta: lynzyandco) – an old blogger friend who found her passion in mommy blogging; typically I don’t reach that genre but I love what Lynzy posts–especially her #latenightnursingfeed discussions!
Last Ingredient (insta: lastingredient) – fellow Chicagoan and has a knack for making EVERYTHING look delectable.  Maybe it’s the pregnancy talking but I could look at her pictures all day.
Style Charade (insta: jenniferlake) – another fellow Chicagoan who knows where every colorful wall backdrop is–perhaps internationally?
The Swimming Pigs (insta: theswimmingpigs) – doing this in the Bahamas is on my bucket list.  I wanted a pig so badly growing up (I grew up with horses, so it wasn’t far fetched) and these huge hogs are the cutest thing ever.  Whenever I’m having a bad day, I’ll look at a photo of a swimming pig.
We The People Style (insta: wethepeoplestyle) – Jessie fulfills my love for all things neutral and minimalistic.

Alright – share your favorites!


  1. Thanks for the piggies, they made my day! For me, I stopped reading many blogs because they stopped being real. So many are all about sponsored posts and perfectly posed photos. I miss when it was real people in real outfits. Your blog still feels genuine and real, and that's why I keep reading.

  2. It's funny, because most of the blogs I follow are Chicago-based — like yours! I love Sequins & Stripes and The Golden Girl Blog. Liz and Jess both keeps things real. Another everyday read for me is Advice from a Twenty Something. I love Amanda's style and her blog's laid back California vibe.

    Natalie Was Here

  3. Love your instagram and it continues to be one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your favorites! A question/comment. When you link your instagram pictures to like to know it, is there a way for you to mention what you are actually wearing versus things that look similar? I love like it to know it and totally get if things are no longer available, but as a shopper it would be helpful to know the actual brand first!

  4. I've read your blog for a few years now (at least a year before you were pregnant with Harry), but many of the "style blogs" I used to like don't exist anymore. I still love and

    I also read,,, and

    And I follow the Insta feed for and @caycee07

  5. I live in New Zealand and fashion blogging is still not huge here, although fashion certainly is. I follow mostly American blogs but it's a little frustrating not having access to many of the clothes unless I want to pay a lot for international shipping. I am also almost 45 so finding stylish bloggers around my own age is really challenging! Clothes have to be comfortable and heel heights not too high when you're over 40 (sorry young ladies – enjoy those killer heels while you can). Kim from j'adore couture is one of my favourites. She's my age and I adore her style. She's also very generous, having recently emailed me a huge list of San Francisco restaurants to try when my partner and I visit for the first time this July. I also follow Can I Have That?, This Time Tomorrow and 9-to-5 Chic. A great Australian blogger is Talisa from Badlands (

  6. My friend Adina is insanely good at thrifting (she found a Burberry trench recently!), and she posts her outfits almost daily on Blue Collar Red Lipstick:

    My blog isn't exactly professional, but I also post outfits at The Minuteglass:

    I'm currently 9 months pregnant, so there's been more maternity style lately. We're both in Canada for the record.

    I'm going to go check out some of your suggestions now!

  7. I feel the same! I feel like everybody I excitedly followed last year are still producing the same photos/content! My new favorite thing to do is following Man Repeller/ Who What Wear/ Refinery 29! These are all more magazine style blogs with lots of different writes so I feel like I get more variety!

  8. Your Instagram feed is one of my favorites! I'm also obsessed with @georgiannalane, @parisinfourmonths, @journeyintolavillelumiere, and @alleedesroses (all of them are full of gorgeous photos of Paris). I totally agree with your post about the decline of blogging, and I do think it's due to diminishing attention span. It is for me anyway. The few blog posts that I read weekly are things that turned up in my Instagram or Pinterest feed that looked worth it. That could also be this stage of my life though (I'm a mom to a 20-month-old and ironically a new blogger)!

  9. Anna! Thank you so much for including me on this list! What a wonderful surprise, and it means a lot coming from you. You continue to inspire me, and I'm truly thankful for the shout out.

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