21.3.14

10 Questions with 4 bloggers

Hello!
Today is something a bit different to my usual posts.
I had the opportunity to interview a few of my favourite bloggers!

 
High Street Jules

Bones Blogger


 
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry


Emily Jane

1. Tell me a bit about yourself
High Street Jules: My name is Julia and I am a style/ travel blogger. I am Finnish, living in Australia, and have lived here for many years. I am 15 turning 16 years old. I love fashion and styling clothes and writing is my passion. I enjoy traveling and my favourite place to be is Paris!
Bones Blogger: Hi my name is Isabella, i am 14 years old, and have a crazy obsession with anything that is or was fashion. My favourite colour is pink, i have a bird and cat, and enjoy long walks to the closets supermarket that stocks either magnums or cadbury.
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: I'm 18 and in my second year of journalism. I'm also the blogger behind Pretty Dresses in the Laundry!
Emily Jane: My name is Emily, and I am a teen blogger. I adore fashion, photography, writing, reading and being creative. I live in sunny Australia with my family and pug puppy, Pugsley.

2. Describe your style in one sentence 
High Street Jules: My style would be a cross between modern and preppy, as I love simple colours & looking well dressed.
Bones Blogger: My style i think would be spontaneous, creative, feminine and hopefully age appropriate.
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: My style is ever changing - one it's preppy, then immature, then minimalistic and then it can do a full 360, back to grunge.
Emily Jane: My style is very versatile and is always changing!

3. When did you start blogging?
High Street Jules: I started blogging on my current blog "highstreet jules" towards the end of last year. Bones Blogger: I started blogging on the 24th of march 2013 !         
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: I started blogging in July 2010, but didn't start taking it seriously until the end of 2012.
Emily Jane: I started blogging in June 2009 when I was 9 years old.

4. What inspired you to start blogging? 
High Street Jules: My inspiration for blogging would be my high interest in fashion and styling. Also I loooooove writing and writing about my travels etc. Bones Blogger: My biggest inspiration when creating my blog was my mother and my close friend who is a designer!
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: I started after a friend did. To be honest, I didn't see the point to start with, but soon after, I was instantly hooked.
Emily Jane: Elsie from A Beautiful Mess - she blogged about the most amazing crafts and she was (and still is) one of my biggest inspirations! My mum also had a personal blog and she helped me create my first blog, CraftyGirl.

5. Who are your favourite bloggers? 
High Street Jules: My favourite bloggers would be Tuula vintage (Jessica Stein), Mija Watermelon crush and Annika O. There are just so many I can't name them all!
Bones Blogger: You ready for a long list?
emily jane
lola hall
street smith
Gary pepper girl
i struggle to find the time to read blogs unfortunately, quite ironic that i run my own, but there is many that i do love and read but just not often! x

Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: I'm a big fan of Zoe Suen from Fashiononymous, Ebba Zingmark and Yan Yan Chan from Parfasseux.
Emily Jane: Elsie, Shelby, the How Two Live sisters, Miss Zali, Isabella and Gary Pepper Girl.
6. What advice would do you have for people who are just starting a blog? 
High Street Jules: I would advise you to just write about what you love! As long as you love it everyone else will too!
Bones Blogger: My advice would be to create a blog for all the right reasons, don't just make one because everyone else has one or that you want free clothes. Create one because you love to write and think that sharing your photos and opinions with the world would be amazing.
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: Just give it a go! Start one up and have a play and work out what works for you. There's a lot of tips in my new book, it talks a lot about starting a blog.
Emily Jane: Be yourself, decide on a specific blog theme, use social media, interact with other bloggers and have fun!

7. What's your favourite season and why?
High Street Jules: My favourite season would be winter and my reason would be I love snuggling up with a hot cup of cocoa to the fireplace. Also the style in the cooler months are too much cuter!
Bones Blogger: oooh good question. My favourite season would have to be... Autumn, i think its because you still have a bit of summer clothing but you an shake it up with some new winter pieces.
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: Spring I think! I'm not a fan of the cold.
Emily Jane: My favourite season would have to be Summer, because I absolutely love the warm weather, the beach, the school holidays and Christmas! It's the best time of the year.

8. What are your favourite clothing items at the moment?
High Street Jules: My favourite clothing items at the moment are knits, ankle boots and boyfriend jeans.
Bones Blogger:
My fur cape from country road
My pink jeans from Saba
My fedora from Seed
My tony bianco Boots
and My tassle oxfords from vanishing elephant

Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: This time of year is a little awkward, end of Summer clothes are always the worst! Dresses are probably my favourite thing at the moment, I can't narrow it down to one though.
Emily Jane: My faux fur coat from The Lost Girls and my black polka-dot dress from the OP shop.

9. Where are your favourite place to shop?
High Street Jules: I have way to many places that I love to shop at! Though my favourites would be sportsgirl, H&M, ASOS, forever new and david jones.
Bones Blogger: I always find this so hard to answer. I really don't have any shop in particular as i have a very wide range of clothing, i like sass and bide, then target ! its such a big gap !
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: Everywhere! I'm not to fussed on particular stores and brands. I'm loveing Verge Girl and Hopscotch Boutique at the moment, and as always, OASAP for their unique pieces.
Emily Jane: Sportsgirl, Cotton On, secondhand and vintage stores, Myer and online shopping!

10. What do you do in your spare time?
High Street Jules: In my spare time I usually change up my room, prepare new posts, study (lots and lots of study), watch my favourite TV seasons, read magazines/ books, style clothes on my mannequin, make hair accessories and figure skate.
Bones Blogger: Oh god knows! i love to read and watch either Carrie diaries or Gossip girl ( chuck still likes Blair, shits getting serious ) I love to write about anything and everything, whats in my head, whats real and whats not, so that would also be something i do in my spare time!
Pretty Dresses in the Laundry: Haha what spare time? Between uni, work and blogging, there isn't all that much in between. Hanging out with friends and family probably.
Emily Jane: Read magazines, go to dance class, listen to music, journal and spend way too much time on Instagram.


Be sure to check out these girls on instagram!
xx
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15.3.14

How to style lace





// Outfit 1 //
 Banana Republic stripey top
Sportsgirl lace shorts
Old Navy jacket
La Marelle retro case


// Outfit 2 //
 Banana Republic stripey top
Sportsgirl lace shorts
Zara off-white collar accessory
Kmart owl



// Outfit 3 //
 Banana Republic stripey top
Sportsgirl lace shorts
Old Navy stripey scarf
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10.3.14

Bones and Bruises | Advice on Body Image



What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see your beauty or all of the faults?



More than 90 percent of girls 15 to 17 years want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance. When I found this out, my jaw literally dropped. How can this happen?



This statistic made me realise how important it is to not just accept what you look like but love your body and embrace every part of it.



The reality is that all people come in all different shapes and sizes, therefore it is completely unrealistic to represent only one body type as beautiful.



Who cares what colour your hair is, how far apart your legs are and how tanned your skin is. We are all different, every one of us - that is what makes us unique and special. The world would be boring if everyone looked the same.



I have decided to put together some tips as to how to love the skin you're in:



  • When you look in the mirror, notice all of the things you love about your body. It might be your eyes, your hair or maybe something that you can't see such as your brain. You could even try looking at yourself as though you were your loving and supportive friend.



  • Remember that images portrayed in the media are digitally enhanced and airbrushed, meaning that wanting to look like the people depicted in these images is unrealistic and unattainable



  • Think about the unique attributes that you have, which makes you unique and different to others



  • Enjoy creating your own style. Wear things that are comfortable and make you feel good about yourself.



  • Take care of your body by washing regularly and cleaning your teeth



  • "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Celebrate being you and don't try and be someone else



  • You are so much more than the way you look. Don't let what you look like rule you like. Do the things you enjoy and spend time with the people who you care about. After all, "those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter" - Dr Seuss





Don't let yourself or anyone else tell you anything but the truth. You are beautiful in your own way.


xx










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8.3.14

Easy chocolate brownie recipe


Hello!

This weekend I did some baking and have decided to share how to make it with you!
It's very easy and doesn't take very long to make! 


 Here is what the final product looked like

Firstly, gather all of the ingredients, in the quantities above

 Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

 Add the eggs

 and then the vanilla essence

 Mix well

 Pour mixture into a tray lined with baking paper 

 Bake in the oven for approximately half an hour at 180 degrees, fan-forced

 Pour chocolate chips onto brownie

Spread the chocolate over the surface of the brownie

 Put in the fridge until the chocolate has set

 Optional topping: melt white chocolate in a bowl

Cut up the brownie into square pieces

Put the melted white chocolate into a snap-lock bag and ice on a pattern. I chose to do a naughts and crosses board.

Tastes really good for a quick and simple recipe.
Have fun baking!

xx
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1.3.14

High tea + city adventures







 




Hello,

Here are some photos from my lovely day in the city with my grandma, sister and cousin. I went to high tea at the QVB where we enjoyed cakes, sandwiches, scones and of course - tea! It was lovely to chat while eating lots of delicious of food! Later on we went and saw 'The Book Thief. I really liked it but I cried from the start until the end! I always cry in movies - it's quite embarrassing.

Have a lovely day.
A collaboration with another blogger is coming in a few weeks - get excited!

xx
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1.3.14

Room Tour














Hello,

Something I love watching on YouTube or reading on other blogs is people's bedrooms and how they style it.

I snapped some photos to show you around my bedroom and all of the things I have been loving in it!


More blog posts coming soon.

xx

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