blog spotlight: the august diaries

one of my absolute favorite bloggers, jill lansky of the august diaries is one of the coolest, realest women in the game.  her style is simple, casual, and chic, and, best of all, realistic.  i get actual outfit inspiration from jill and her look is achievable which is extremely rare these days.  her imagery is absolutely gorgeous and so is she.  check out some of my favorite august diaries looks below:

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blog spotlight: song of style

a few years ago, not quite when i first started reading fashion blogs but also not very recently, i happened upon song of style.  at the time aimee was an interior decorator/designer and part dj.  she was cute and cool and i loved her vibe.  after a while, the posts were mostly about trips and sponsors, and i moved on.  (side note: does this happen to anyone else with blogs they read?  i feel like i find a cool blogger and become a consistent reader, only to soon realize the bloggers have become famous and paid generously, no longer need their day jobs, and no longer seem genuine or realistic.  i feel like i’m constantly looking for new, independent, realistic bloggers to follow.  i don’t know, these blogs just get boring and are all the same.  hmph!)

woah woah woah, that was quite a rant there.  really the purpose of this post was to tell you that my relationship with song of style is back on and i’m digging the direction of the blog again.  she has great taste, wears distressed denim with pretty much everything, and the photography is incredible.  i like that her style is a little more sophisticated than the blogs that i usually look at; it’s a different kind of inspiration for me.  her fashion week posts are especially juicy.  check out some of my favorites below: aimee_song_of_style_chanel_purse_black_turtleneck.jpgaimee_song_of_style_zara_cardigan_vince_sweater.jpgaimee_song_of_style_freestate_coffee.jpgaimee_song_of_style_raye_sandals_chloe_bag_dior_sunglasses.jpgaimee_song_of_style_mint_sweater_frame_denim.jpgIMG_8018.jpgaimee_song_of_style_beige_cardigan_sabbine_jeans_bucket_bag.jpgaimee_song_of_style_tula_rosa_leopard_print_jimmy_choo_bag.jpgaimee_song_of_style_celine_heels_seven_for_all_mankind_jeans.jpgaimee_song_of_style_zimmermann_heels_chloe_bag.jpgAimee_song_of_style_denim_shirt_ripped_denim_jeans_christian_louboutin_pumps.jpg

ok, i think you get the distressed denim jist!  all images from

blog spotlight: waiting for saturday

waiting for saturday is one of my long time favorite blogs.  i stopped reading it for a few months unintentionally, but now we are back on in full force.  i even tried to work there last year (they were too small to take me on but i had a great conversation with the founders).  it is kind of what into the gloss began as, but not just focusing on beauty.  it’s simply interviews with rad women – all of whom have great jobs that i always want to know more about – on how they spend their weekends.  and it is perfect.  they also do great roundups of interesting things around the internet, or special focuses on some of their interviewees who have a particular skill (aromatherapy, smoothie making, etc).  peep some of my favorite images below and check out waiting for saturday for yourself!  and now, i really am waiting for saturday.  waiting+for+saturday+-+emma+allen+smoothie+recipe.jpg6cYogKnZ0NqVhJr4M0_UAUCBcKa4hs2M_ixUxX74QKUwaiting+for+saturday+-+caroline+hurley.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+felicity+sargent.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+simone+kitchens+brooklyn+glamour+magazine.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+number+808+haleiwa.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+eden+grinshpan.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+sabrina+de+sousa.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+east+village+fire+escape+brianna+lance.jpgkatelyn+kappel+hepcat+shades+-+waiting+for+saturday.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+quay+quinn-settel-1.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+megan+o'neill.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+negin+rose+petal+bath.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+sunny+shokrae+home+brooklyn.jpgstatic1.squarespace.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+kalen+kaminski+home+clinton+hill.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+laucy+laucht+leather+pant-1.jpg>> all images via waiting for saturday

blog spotlight: slufoot

i recently happened upon slufoot, a tumblr run by a girl in california.  needless to say i’ve been scrolling through her pages for most of the morning.  most of the images she posts are very mellow and vintage in effect.  i love how curated the blog is, even though none of the images are her own.  i definitely recommend checking it out, and expect to see a lot of inspiration via slufoot on this little blog from now on. tumblr_nlsl7no31d1t2qqtho1_1280tumblr_nteieh5RpN1ravbodo1_1280 tumblr_nl6wj38TnH1sxknbno1_1280 tumblr_njdhtqwwpv1r05jkho1_1280-1 tumblr_mbidco4sE51r42qk4o1_1280 tumblr_maxruho5m91qg1faio1_1280 tumblr_n7oydc4pNI1qe31lco1_r1_500 tumblr_nt3kj3VCZz1ravbodo1_1280 tumblr_nt3kw1Erfa1ravbodo1_1280 tumblr_ntbf4syTRj1ravbodo1_1280 tumblr_lzvk62r8i61qd3478o1_500 tumblr_n9y5z4lYIX1qd4d7jo1_1280tumblr_nt7j4jIyDh1ravbodo1_1280 tumblr_nsw9yzn5TC1up1f6oo1_1280 tumblr_nsxvgnHA2Z1qzleu4o1_1280 tumblr_nszt8wAW8i1ravbodo1_1280tumblr_nsz9ulxmBD1rsuch2o1_500 tumblr_nsistu5EEI1tkd7edo1_1280 tumblr_nsx24d4H7D1ql3qddo1_1280tumblr_nsukuteAAR1qbsfxio1_1280tumblr_nsvpc9NiW11ravbodo1_1280tumblr_ntrdv0nQP01ravbodo1_1280 tumblr_ntsesd1yya1qdsqp6o1_500 tumblr_nrvefpfHEg1r0na0so1_1280 tumblr_ntid59e6391qe9n3bo1_1280 tumblr_ntmgz0Fg7J1ravbodo1_500

blog spotlight: cocochic

i have been watching stephanie toms on youtube for a while, but admittedly it took me a while to get into her blog.  her most recent posts are all about blogging and making your blog popular etc., which isn’t quite what i was hoping for.  however, after scrolling through her archives i realized just how much i love her style, photography, and blissfully quirky personality.  she’s amazing! 5+things+to+ask+yourself+before+you+publish+a+blog+post How+to+style+Caterpillar+bootsCity+Hotspots+with+Bank+Fashion My+favourite+autumn+outfit Jack+Wills+Belles+&+Whistles+Collection static1.squarespace UK+Fashion+and+Beauty+Blogger+Cocochic How+to+edit+blog+pictures+easily UK+Fashion+Blogger+Camel+Coat+Outfit Fashion+Blogger+ProblemsHow+to+triple+blog+traffic+more+followers Blogging+tips+PR+and+working+with+brands Homeware+haul Timberland+Regent+st

blog spotlight: uo blog

very similar to the free people blog, bldg25, is the urban outfitters blog, or uo blog.  free people and urban outfitters are owned by the same parent company, urbn inc., which also owns anthropologie, bhldn, and terrain. while the two blogs have some similarities, the material on uo is more music and interview focused.  the imagery is just as good as bldg25 and i am always losing track of time as i peruse uo’s pages. Dane_peterson_img028 Dane_peterson_DP_CA14-11992-copy Dane_peterson_DP_CA13-4274 copyffbfc0c4-e4cc-47b7-81eb-b2354df4f9b0 cc2c1f21-5114-490f-892a-8bc52de31ec6 150425_UOWeek04_Look08_040 1 Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 5.15.41 PM beauty_leore-2DP_CA13-2480Dane_peterson_084508