Deciding to start blogging seemed like a natural step after becoming obsessed with a number of exceptional, entertaining and inspiring blogs, while I trawled the internet
not trying very hard to find a job after my move back from London.
Today, I will share with you the blogs I check everyday. Notice a heavy focus on DIY but don’t judge me for it, it’s beautiful.
A Beautiful Mess
Elsie and Emma are sisters and co-authors of A Beautiful Mess, a blog focused on creating a beautiful life.
They share daily wisdom on making life a little prettier, with crafts, fashion, decor, and recipes.
In particular, their ‘5 Tips…’ feature is fantastic and covers everything from 5 Tips For Keeping Red Hair Bright, to 5 Tips For Small Business Owners. This is the blog that inspired me to try my hand at a little DIY action, which resulted in this (probably should have read their 5 Tips For Great Indoor Photos first) –
I Spy DIY
I Spy DIY is a blog created by Jenni Radosevich. Working at a fashion magazine in Manhattan, she wanted to show that luxury looks could be affordable and provide inspiration for using DIY to add a personal touch to your style.
Her photo tutorials are amazing and super simple, check out how to add a neon strap to your ballet flats for an easy alternative to the ankle cuff trend. Or try these super cool colour wrap bracelets (that remind me a little bit of 90’s hair wraps but look way trendier on your wrist).
Before you read on, I must warn you that reading this blog by Daniel Kanter will leave you feeling like the biggest dag/dork (depending on where you’re reading), because he is the coolest man on earth and I even felt lame writing that.
His blog, Manhattan Nest, is all about thrifty DIY, focused on making his apartment in Brooklyn a nice little home.
The best bit about Kanter’s blog is that he is hilarious. Read his post about restoring his dresser, which is long (like the rest of his blog), but so worth it. Also if you follow him on Instagram (which I do, @danielkanter) he takes a lot of cute photos of his dogs.
If you know of any other blogs you think I would enjoy, please let me know!