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Inspiration Station

2011 October 5

Firstly, I offer my sincerest apologies for being a lame blogger. I have no excuses. Sometimes blogging just gets away from me and once I lose the thread, it’s tough to pick up again.

Luckily, when I’m feeling a little low in the creativity department, I know all I have to do is turn on my computer to find some inspiration. I thought I would share some of my most recent sources of inspiration–what are yours?

The Looks Department: 

  • Kendi Everyday: If you read fashion blogs, you’re probably already familiar with Kendi, but I am constantly inspired by her style, her wit, and her ambition–she recently opened her own store in Texas: Bloom. That’s pretty awesome, if you ask me.
  • Lucy Laucht: Lucy’s blog is not your standard photo-heavy daily outfit blog–her photographs are beautiful and thoughtful, as is her sense of style.

  • My Edit: Besides possessing superhuman thrifting capabilities, Jentine has an incredible sense of style–one that doesn’t always fit the mold, but rather challenges it and reshapes it into something more awesome. In addition to being a talented dressmaker and shopper, she also works outdoors for a living doing landscaping–so the heels are totally optional.

  • The Other Emily:  Emily’s style is simple and seemingly effortless, but it’s the details that get me–everything is always perfectly paired and coordinated, without being matchy-matchy. She always seems to have the perfect necklace, belt, scarf, or shoes to make even the most basic outfit far from boring. She’s also just settling down in Brooklyn from a whirlwind tour of Europe studying architecture–SO interesting.

  • What I Wore: Jessica Quirk’s blog is one of the first style blogs I read regularly, and I’m still a huge fan, years later. Jessica’s style is predominantly feminine and retro and I would love to have access to her collection of beautiful vintage dresses. One of the things I enjoy about What I Wore is that it goes beyond a style diary–Jessica offers many DIY tutorials and tips on making your own clothing, as well as regular series (this month she’s putting together some impressive home-made Halloween costumes!). Jessica was able to translate her blog into a successful business and her book is on sale now.

  • Oisercage: Oisercage is really in a category all its own. Dyane writes from Washington D.C. about everything from personal style to gender, race, writing, and the creative process. I love her writing, I love her photographs, and I love her style. She’s a triple threat!
Stay tuned for the Books Department next week! I’d love to hear what your favorite style blogs or sources for inspiration are!
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  1. October 5, 2011

    You’ve hit on a bunch of my favorites, but I had never seen Lucy Laucht before. The chambray shirt/ check skirt combo was all I needed to see to know that I’ll be checking that out from now on.

    • Jill permalink
      October 5, 2011

      Excellent! Glad I could introduce you to a new read. :)

  2. October 5, 2011

    Thanks for the shout out! And for the sweet words. I’m blushing… actually no, it’s just wind burn from working outside:)

  3. October 6, 2011

    So much ladylike inspiration! love the skirts!

  4. October 6, 2011

    Woah. So kind of you to include me in this list of awesome bloggers. I love this series. It’s becoming a great source of new reads for me!

  5. October 9, 2011

    What incredible women! I love all these looks! and I love the idea of your blog, by the way. Kavalier and Clay is one of my favorite books.

    x. jill
    those ghosts

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