21 Luscious Lifestyle Blogs

From rainbow-coloured hair to Korean pop, there’s a lot more to quality lifestyle blogs than the usual mixture of fashion, interior design and travel journals.

Here are twenty-one bloggers whose stylish lives really caught our attention.

Sprinkle of Glitter


The runt of the glitter 
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Are you one of the “Sprinklerinos” yet? They’re fans of this colourful blog run by Louise Pentland. Louise is “kinda obsessed” with beauty products, but nowhere near as much as she is besotted with daughter Darcy (AKA “baby Glitter”).

Roses and Rolltops


Everything is better with flowers 
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Just because law graduate Rebecca Kedgley’s house featured in Ideal Home doesn’t mean she wants to stay in all the time. Her ‘perfect Sunday’, for example, involves a visit to Parliament Hill farmers’ market followed by a long walk with husband Ben and their cockapoo puppy Riley. Then it’s time for a Sunday roast… indoors, of course!

Little Winter


Sofa, so good
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Little Winter 

Kate McPhedran has never felt so happy. Not because she’s come up with another glorious list of Five Happy Things. But because she has found the perfect place, “with plenty of character, high ceilings, big windows and natural floorboards”. The place she - and her cat Runkle - call home.

Poppy Loves


Working from home today...
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With a wicked sense of humour and an eye on London’s cultural pulse, Poppy Loves is blog heaven. Check out the Poppy Loves Book Club, which sees women all over the world reading the same book at the same time and then coming online together, often with the author, to discuss it. We say ‘bravo!’

Stephi LaReine


Keeping it colourful
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 Stephi LaReine

Stephi LaReine (the Queen), is “a rainbow haired” photographer “with a specialty in fashion portraiture and a weak heart for the feline species”. Her gorgeous blog gives readers “an insider’s view of the fashion industry”, daily vignettes of her global travels and assorted “encounters with tastes, textures, sounds and scents”. She balances working at London Fashion Week with finishing her degree. Stephi is always on fashion duty! 

Typecast


Stationery matters
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If Lancashire blogger Nickie O'Hara hosts a series of taboo-busting guest posts about cancer, it’s because she herself has a particularly intense tale to tell. An early convert to blogging, she has written a quiz book and firmly believes that “the world is definitely split into those that understand the pull of stationery and those that only use it in a practical sense.”

That’s Peachy


A peach of a blog
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As a teenager, North East blogger Tor Bennett wanted to be Kelly Kapowski from Saved By The Bell. Describing herself as “just a normal girl who shops in Primark and has the occasional Topshop splurge”, she started her blog while on maternity leave. When she doesn’t look after 6-year-old Elodie, Tor runs a company which organises events for fashion and beauty bloggers. Now that’s peachy!

Jayne Kitsch


Jayne’s a hit on the net
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For someone who lives beside the seaside, Jayne Robinson doesn’t take her inspiration from the beach. Instead, she’s into “all things alternative, geek, quirky, kawaii and vintage”. While her Alt & Indie Brand Directory provides a great list of left field shopping ideas, her first impressions of World Of Warcraft from a girl gamer newbie post is highly entertaining indeed!

Diamond Canopy 


Is Winnie taking the Mickey? 
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Midlands blogger Winnie Nip named her blog after a song lyric by American rock band Incubus. But her big passion is for all things Asian; from Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto to Korean pop music. Winnie hopes someone will sponsor her to “travel around Asia for food research purposes”. We will gladly pass on all offers!

Life in a Break Down 


Life-affirming: Sarah-Louise 
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Life In A Break Down started when Sarah-Louise Bailey “stopped wanting to blog about the bad sides” of her physical and mental health problems. The 29-year-old lives in the Midlands with partner Ash, and dog Sally, and runs a lifestyle blog “because [she] loves it and because it helps [me]”. Apart from the life-affirming 5 Ways series of posts, she has also set up UK Bloggers, where like-minded people share hints and tips.

Bee Waits For No One


Not the patient kind…
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Glaswegian Claire Stuart is one half of the acclaimed creative consultancy Betty and Bee. The 27-year-old “loves cats and Tom Waits a little bit too much” and is the author of the Style Icon column in The Herald newspaper. Claire believes in counter-intuitive dressing, arguing that “rules were made to be broken… right?”. Right!

Onna’s Little Blog


Onna planning her next long walk
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24-year-old student Onna Boden currently lives in Cornwall - the perfect setting to indulge in her newly discovered passion for the Great Outdoors. Having suffered from - and spoken candidly about -anxiety and depression, Onna now “cannot recommend walks enough” as a natural remedy. Her clubbing makeover tutorial, however, indicates she’s not afraid to unleash the party animal! 

Alphabeth


Beth is earning her stripes as a blogger
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Beth Farrelly hails from Northern Ireland but is currently studying at Bilbao University. The 20-year-old Yeats and Tennyson fan certainly knows how to rock a stripy dress with a leather jacket. But we totally love her romantic Sunday In Verse posts, which blend evocative poetry and stunning countryside scenery.

Cider With Rosie


Sacre bleu! Early Autumn in Paris
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Surrey blogger Rosie Chappel and best friend Jo went to Paris last month to celebrate their ten-year ‘Friendiversary’. It looks like the pair soon found themselves in lifestyle heaven. Husband Jason wasn’t left alone, though; we’re convinced he enjoyed a few days male bonding with their gorgeous cocker spaniel Teddy! 

Loves Pretty Wild Things


Sorry we’re full!
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Although her favourite city is Edinburgh, 22-year-old Serena Ozgowicz is a Mancunian. Well, almost. She comes from “just outside” Manchester. Apart from her boyfriend Kenneth and her Puggle Puka, she’s mad about skulls. She particularly loves the pink velour one from Urban Outfitters! Serena believes that “a creative life is a happy life”, and offers (skull-free) DIY tips as well as blogging tutorials

Lucie Loves


Lucie on the loose
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More than anything else, Lucie Kerley likes trying new things. A “photographer who fell into the role of fashion and lifestyle blogger”, she’s an advocate for women in technology. Her forays into men’s styling have seen her coupling Adidas Stan Smiths with a Paul Smith pocket square. Under the title “All the Smiths”, of course.

Flying Saucer


Essential flying saucer wear 
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Brummie Selina Jervis started a Livejournal blog as a teenager, inspired by a piece on fashion blogs in Teen Vogue. Since then she has won numerous fashion blog awards and reported from all over the world. On a recent trip to New York she visited the favourite haunts of the fictional Carrie Bradshaw and even got to dance with the real-life Miley Cyrus! 

Temporary:Secretary


Meet your new temp
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It was obvious that Sarah had an early inclination for fashion when she started raiding her mum’s wardrobe as a toddler. A fan of quirky jewellery (she used to run her own online boutique), Sarah writes about beauty and fashion - and offers blogging tips. We totally share her enthusiasm for ice cream inspired scented candles - heavenly! 

Kate-Louise


Over the (ZZ) top?
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When Midlands blogger Kate Howson says she likes masculine clothing, she’s not joking. How else would you explain her quest for vintage ZZ Top tour T-shirts? A nail technician and tattoo enthusiast, she loves to brag about her charity shop hauls. She will champion “anything with a bit of an edge” - yes, that does include vintage Casio quartz watches!

Wish Wish Wish


The London branch of the Breakfast Club
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Carrie Harwood moved to London from the countryside six years ago and simply adores big-city life. A recent jaunt in Brussels saw her sample the delights of local chocolatier Elisabeth. Jealous! She currently has a thing for thigh-high boots. And, judging by the photograph above, loves coffee and pancakes for breakfast.

Cocochic


Bags of street cred
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Born and bred country gal Stephanie Toms, 22, lives “in the depths of Cornwall” with her boyfriend and her “four kids” – two cats and two lizards! Her lifestyle blog covers the usual topics of beauty, shopping and interior design. But we were especially taken with her recent post about the changing nature of blogging.