This post will be a bit different from the ones you usually see about “favorite” bloggers–I follow a lot of bloggers purely because I admire their style or their DIYs, but these particular bloggers I admire for their “souls”.
Keep in mind that if (by some random chance you happen to read my blog) you’re on my Links list but not here, it doesn’t mean I think you’re a shitty person, it means I don’t know you that well and I also had to narrow it down to five. Also I have taken photos from their Instagrams to better show you the girls behind the blogs. :D That aside, let’s begin!
Annika was probably one of the first bloggers to inspire me to start blogging. Back then, to me, she was this crazy amazing lady with blue hair and DIY stockings. (I wanted to post the picture of her spraying whipped cream into her mouth because of how absurdly cute I found it but I didn’t know if that would embarrass her or not so I settled for this other equally adorable picture.)
Her attitude in general is downright infectious, and her science posts always make me smile. I’ll admit she inspired my foray into shopping on Chinese websites (except I would go to AliExpress, while she would get stuff from Romwe or Sheinside), but now since she’s changed her agenda towards supporting ethical fashion, she inspires me through her amazing DIYs instead.
As a testament to how lovely she is, I posted a comment on her blog once upon a time to give her a suggestion about her sewing project and she posted a gorgeous Hungry Caterpillar hair bow. I mostly wear it in secret so people don’t mistake me as a fan of the Hungry Caterpillar. Please don’t tell anyone.
I found Kirsten through Annika’s blog during the start of this year.
I do this stalky thingy where I try to explore other bloggers through my favorite blogger’s comments sections, looking for new folks to follow, and I’m so happy I found Kirsten. We are now married with four children and a catdog. (I felt like this story was somehow leading into that, so I decided to throw you guys a bone.) I taught her to rollerskate and she taught me the value of never letting someone film me trying to be a comedian ever again.
But seriously, Kirsten is one of the craziest, funniest people you’ll ever meet (if you ever get the privilege of meeting her, LIKE I DID, because I’m special). I knew I wanted to be her friend as soon as I saw that she lived in the same city as me, except in a substantially less-cool area, duh. This video sums up everything that is kool about Kirsten:
Delores is basically the real-world personification of some form of ethereal wood nymph. She’s just got this lovely, kind demeanor about her, and you can’t help but empathize with her when she talks about her shyness (who doesn’t get stage fright every now and again??) and cheer her on when she shows off her rocking cosplays.
I also found her when blog-hopping and her love of pastels, collar clips, and modern-day feminism absolutely won me over. The picture I took from her Instagram is one of her rare selfies in cosplay as one of my favorite characters ever! Do you recognize where she’s from?
Georgina is the sister I wish I had. Beautiful, creative, confident, and loves dogs. I’ve been admiring her from afar for a couple of years now, and her success is inspiring. I wish I could say something punny like “she puts the lol in lolita”, but no–Basically, she dresses the exact way that I wish I was brave enough to dress. For now, I’m safe with hints of pastels and pleated skirts, but she goes all out, and I admire her a lot for that!
Every now and again, I fantasize about buying something like a pink deer headband from her Dolly Darling shop so I can at least add a smidgen of Georgina-inspired greatness into my outfits, but I am still not quite brave enough for it. One day! If you’re in the market for absurdly cute accessories, she’s pretty much your one-stop-shop. All her handmade crafts are amazingly inspiring, and she’s reportedly thinking about creating a line of clothing, too…
Paige Joanna is the most recent of the bloggers that I follow, also found during a little stalker lookie-loo in some of her friends’ blog comments. Her energy is amazing and it’s great to see her throwing herself into photo shoots and having fun with life. Her undoctored photos are refreshing (said by someone who obsessively puts filters over EVERYTHING–bad blogger, BAD!) and her recent post The Lost Girl really resonated with me. I am so afraid to open myself up like that to a very public audience (and let’s face it, she’s got a way bigger audience than I do, and way bigger ladyballs as well) and it takes massive guts to post about something so personal. We’re all behind you, Paige!
She’s also got an effortlessly cool style with a pop of retro, and is the third redheaded blogger I have featured here, I just realised. They’re everywhere, and they’re invading the world with their awesome.
Anyways, this is by no means a comprehensive list, and outdated at best, but I may write another one in the future to compensate for some of the newer, lovely bloggers I see popping out of the woodwork to brighten the world.
Now I put forth this question to my readers and perhaps even the ones mentioned here (should they ever grace my blog with their presence!): Do you have any bloggers that you really admire for their personality (and not just their style?).
|Posted by Demi on August 29, 2014||8 Comments|
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