As you read this, we are unloading our not-so-necessary-we-can't-live-without-it-for-a-month possessions into our new place. Since I'm likely wearing a ribbed cotton tank and a pair of faded jeans, I'm leaving you with a list, and I stress, in no particular order (ok, it's in alphabetical order), of some of the great blogs I follow with followers under 150 (according to Google Reader stats). Why under 150? Years ago, when I started this blog, I thought that once I hit 150 followers (I'm 60 away... sigh), I would have made it big. Of course, now I'm well aware that there are blogs with readership in the 10s of thousands, probably like even much much higher, but 150 has always been a goal of mine. The best part about these blogs? They aren't blogging for popularity, they aren't blogging because they are being paid to blog. They're blogging because they really and truly want to! (Ok, blogs with over 150 followers can do this too, and many do it well!)
14 Shades of Grey
Duc has been blogging since March, but if you've seen her around, it's likely under the name Salazar Slytherin. While I don't share her interest in Harry Potter, I do appreciate the fact she spelled "grey" with an "e." My favourite thing about her blog? Her weekend roundups - she selects a blog, a book, and a song to write about.
Casual Chic Kiki
Keely does seem to typify "casual chic" and is probably has the most "real" wardrobe that I'd like to steal (there are many a wardrobe out there that I covet that are a little more extreme than my daily life allows). There are outfits that she wears that look so fabulous, and yet so comfortable. She and Megan also team up for fashion challenges, like stripes week or summer trend week.
Jo starts every post with a haiku about her day or what she's wearing. It's perfect for those days when I only have a few seconds to get through a bunch of posts, as the form ensures efficiency and brevity! However, reading beyond the haiku, Jo is a witty, ambitious, positive person whose clothes reveal both an eye for flow, and some lighthearted whimsy. Perhaps she says it best:
"I write haikus and
take photos of my outfits
and post them online."
When Danielle first commented on my blog, I had that eerie: "I think I know you" feeling. Considering it was the internet, I figured she must have guest posted somewhere. While this calmed my mind for a few minutes, I soon was certain I had seen her. After a bit of digging, I discovered we both attended the same pub trivia weekly event, and I had been constantly pointing her out to my team as "the girl with the awesome tights collection". Danielle has a distinctive style which she wears unapologetically through the wind and snow that torments our city.
Megan Mae Daily
Megan creates a blog that invites both the fashionista and the nerd in all of us to come out and play. Her outfits sometimes push the envelope just enough to make you stop and think: "could I get away with that?" and sometimes remind you that, hey, jeans and a t-shirt are blogworthy, too! If nothing else, Megan's blog is an excellent example of looks for less - she is the champion at thrift shopping!
Don't see yourself on this list? It's probably because I don't know you exist! Leave a comment with your blog url and I'll check you out! (If I do know you exist, and you think you should be on here... check your stats in Google Reader - maybe you're more popular than you think!)