For a while, this blog has been a place for me to spill all my musings, particularly over the simple ordinary joys in life we tend to overlook. However, I’ve never exactly talked about other bloggers that I have come across and full-blown inspired me. Although, that inspiration sometimes don’t quite paint a pretty picture.
More often than it probably should, I would unhealthily compare myself to them. Creatively, I mean. I would think of my writing as shallow and lifeless compared to theirs and the success that it has brought them. It took a really long while for me to get out of that rut and realized that it’s never going to do me any good. However, now I know that we all have different stories to which we would tailor our content with and I vow to continuously embrace mine.
Anywho, let’s get down to the meat of this post.
Lizzy Hadfield from www.shotfromthestreet.com is currently my main muse. Hailing from Manchester, she is absolutely lovely and her Instagram is for me to scroll for days! Now, I know, I don’t normally follow fashion bloggers or talk about it because it just wasn’t a vision for my blog. However, if there’s one word I could describe her and the content she produces is: moodboard. Everything about her is a moodboard to me.
Her style of dressing hits quite close to home for me, especially that she’s got an eye for basic pieces off the high street* so simply and tastefully executed with the incorporation of some budget-friendly choices as well.
Our similarities come in dress-shirts, crisp t-shirts, simple tunics paired with lots and lots of denim with a little zest I’m crazy about: the bare ankles! Yes, that characteristic alone can lift up your whole entire outfit for a casually polished look. However, she is a lot braver in terms of splashing some color where I tend to mostly stick to neutrals and earth tones.
I love how she’s celebrating the simple through her outfits, plus her laidback writing soothes me when I read it. Do check out her website, where you’ll also see photo stories featuring some shots of her taken with a film camera which she does every week. All in all, I aspire to her work ethic and I could see the fruitful result of all her hard work over the years and I’m riveted!