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LOUISE’S TOP 10 STYLE BLOGS

This year I’ve made myself a promise to read more; books, magazines, blogs, whatever I can get my hands on to help me live a more inspired, happy and beautiful life.  When I first started writing B.LOVED back in 2011, I was following 100’s of blog feeds and the list kept growing and growing. Until one day I realised being constantly bombarded with new ideas & information was actually having a negative affect.  I was continually comparing myself to other bloggers, other entrepreneurs, other women, and I was utterly deflated.  In 2014 I decided to go cold turkey, I stopped comparing and quickly started focussing on my own goals, dreams and aspirations. It was liberating!  Since then I’ve found my inspirations elsewhere, and been able to make decisions without being influenced by what others are doing.

But in the past few months I’ve felt like something was missing. I’ve got lots of ideas, plans and dreams for the year ahead but I need a little support, advice and inspiration to move things forward. So, I’ve decided to let feedly back into my life but this time – with rules! There will never be more than 50 blogs in my feed (in all honestly, who has the time to read any more?!), I’m operating a strict one-in-one out policy and I will never compare myself, my blog or my business to others – only be inspired by their achievements!

And as it’s the start of a new year, I thought now would be the right time to share our Top 50 Blogs with you.  A selection of favourites picked by me and the B.LOVED team we’re starting with the Top 10 Style Blogs before moving on to weddings, family, business, travel & food blogs over the next few weeks!

Here we go…

AVENUE LIFESTYLE

I’ve long been a fan of Holly’s blog, and my appreciation of her elegant, modern style went up 10-fold when we featured her elegant organic wedding back in 2015. The site’s clean, unfussy design is typical of Holly’s signature style and her blog is full of beautiful ideas for interiors.  An interior design journalist and stylist, she works on beautiful editorials, styles private homes and works with aspirational brands the world over from her studio based in Delft, The Netherlands.

bloved-lifestyle-blog-top-10-style-blogs-2016-avenue-lifestyle Best for:  Contemporary, Scandinavian-influenced interiors. Visit: www.avenuelifestyle.com

BRIGHT.BAZAAR

We’ve followed Will, AKA Mr Bright.Bazaar’s blog since featuring his bright and colourful wedding last year.  Will’s world is filled with colour, and his blog is filled with equally bright and beautiful imagery which can’t fail to make you smile! With posts covering everything from his latest travels and style finds to interior loves, it’s characterised by his modern, gentlemanly style and written in an equally witty way.

bloved-lifestyle-blog-top-10-style-blogs-2016-bright-bazaarBest for: colour, colour, colour!! Visit: www.brightbazaarblog.com

DESIGNLOVEFEST

This blog is a designer’s dream! Created by art director Bri Emerson, her love of all things colour and type are displayed in beautiful layouts that you’re bound to love! Based in LA, Bri clearly has a innate sense of style, love for contemporary design and a passion for colour.

bloved-lifestyle-blog-top-10-style-blogs-2016-design-love-festBest for: Modern graphics and beautiful layouts. Visit: www.designlovefest.com

OH JOY!

Founded as a graphic design studio in 2005, Oh Joy! is now one of the world’s top lifestyle blogs and brand with a focus on the joyful moments in every day life.  Focussing on family, interiors and crafts the blog is filled with inspiring images in pretty pastel colours, and collaborations with some of their favourite brands. Follow their Instagram for even more pretty!

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Best for: Pretty, fresh imagery and products. Visit: www.ohjoy.blogs.com

ROCK MY STYLE

Sister site to top UK Wedding blog Rock My Wedding, Rock My Style is one of my favourite UK-based lifestyle blogs.  With a focus on fashion and beauty (as well as an ever-popular online book club) led by super stylish ladies Charlotte and Miranda RMS is definitely a daily must-read!

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Best for: Fashion & beauty. Visit: www.rockmystyle.com

THE GLITTER GUIDE

One of my former favourite reads, this blog had fallen off my radar until a friend mentioned it again recently.  It’s a great all-round lifestyle blog, with ideas and inspirations for everything from interiors and fashion, to business and family – with added sparkle!

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Best for: All-round inspiration Visit: www.theglitterguide.com

THE LIFESTYLE EDIT

The Lifestyle Edit shows trend-loving ladies how to inject high-fashion into every aspect of their lives – from where you eat/drink/shop/travel to how you dress/decorate/style.  It also features candid interviews with successful women, broaching taboo subjects like finances, climbing the career ladder and even sex, to create a luxe yet honest guide for women. Right up our street!

BEst forbloved-lifestyle-blog-top-10-style-blogs-2016-the-lifestyle-editBest for: Fashion, finance and sex! Visit: www.thelifestyleedit.com

THE PRETTY BLOG

This blog may be based in Cape Town, South Africa, but it’s unique sense of style is making waves around the world.  Starting off life as a wedding blog in 2010, founder Christine realised her readers love of pretty extended beyond their wedding day and into their everyday lives.  Now The Pretty Blog shares pretty, creative ideas and inspirations for fashion, home and food from South Africa and beyond!

bloved-lifestyle-blog-top-10-style-blogs-2016-the-pretty-blogBest for: International Inspiration. Visit: www.theprettyblog.com

What are your favourite style blogs? Do you agree with our favourites or do you have your own suggestions to add to our list? We’d love to know what reads inspire you on a daily basis in the comments section below!

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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