a little bloglovin’

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A post I’ve been meaning to write for an age – a few of the blogs out there that I adore, and turn to when I need to feed my mind and eyes.
My first draft of this post contained a lot of links to friends of mine who I admire online, but then I realised you probably already know all of them too. So here are a few you might not (though I should say, I’m really so out of the loop on what’s cool & popular, so perhaps I’m telling you nothing new at all).

I keep track of all my favourite blogs on bloglovin’, mainly via the iPhone/iPad app. I find if I don’t bookmark something immediately I might never find my way back, and bloglovin’ means I can save favourite blogs & posts to dig back through later on.
As my own blog has gradually become a bigger part of my life, it’s made sense to stick with a platform that’s made with bloggers in mind – it emails my new posts to readers for me, & forms a simple blogroll for me by sharing exactly what I’m reading at any given time.
You can set it to send email notifications when your favourite blogs post, but I prefer to just log in to the app or site to catch up whenever you have time – usually on a Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee in bed.
Here’s (some of) what I’m generally reading…

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Nische is the photographer I dearly wish I was, but sadly will probably never be. Whenever I run out of inspiration, or think I’ve taken all the photos I have to take, I go and look through Nische’s archive and realise I haven’t even begun.

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Sincerely, Kinsey. I actually hate this chick. Why does she get to be gorgeous, an amazing photographer, a great writer and get to live an awesome life? Does that sound fair to you?
Oh who am I kidding, I love her, and I want to be best friends.

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Hula Seventy provides yet more photo inspo/envy, alongside a creative & inspired outlook on life. Andrea’s polaroids have me regularly hitting eBay in search of an old camera for myself, until my brain catches up and reminds me I would produce nothing remotely comparable. Sigh!

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Food Bandits, not just for the recipes and the thoughtful captions, but their wonderful ‘morning rituals’ project (total lifestyle porn), and their wonderful little snippets of Netherland life. They have a beautiful Instagram to match, btw.

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Rosie Hardy’s flickr stream – because it doesn’t have to be an actual blog for you to be able to subscribe! I love Rosie’s fairytale photoshops, which she sometimes uploads to her flickr account. I rarely swing by flickr, so subscribing here lets me know when I can see her latest work.

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Searching for tomorrow gives me true blog envy; if I could steal somebody’s online life, it would be Kitty’s. Go check out her deer photoshoot and weep – I swear she’s a Disney princess or similar.

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Lily Schlosser – Lily pretty much has my dream wardrobe nailed – all simple, modern and minimal, with just the right amount of drape, and she makes it look effortless. I like that she’s real and doesn’t only post the flattering photos, or make everything look like a magazine spread. It makes me think I might get away with wearing it all too!

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Me & Orla is by this supercool girl called Sara,who has excellent taste in teacups and books and white things. She has this beautiful view of Yorkshire & a whole heap of Instagram secrets… She’s a must-follow, I swear 😉

What blogs are you reading right now – any recent discoveries you’d care to share? 

& Are we friends on bloglovin’ yet?