I read a lot of serious news stories on important issues such as defense policy, the wars, the effects of climate change. So every now and then, I like something a little lighter to keep me entertained: Fashion blogs! Here are my favorites.
Capitol Hill Style – I love this blog. The pseudonymous “Belle” is a Capitol Hill aide and helps bring some much-needed style to the marble halls of Congress with her tips for chic work wardrobe. I especially enjoy the “10th Commandment” feature, where she presents three items in the same style – say, silk tops or shoes with cut-outs – priced for elected officials, Hill staffers and unpaid interns. With Belle’s signature snark, this is a great blog to read for work fashion advice.
Cupcakes and Cashmere – I’m not sure why it took me so long to discover this blog.
From sunny California, Emily Schuman writes about fashion and delicious recipies, like these Bruschetta that I have to try out. Her outfits are usually casual and feminine, but with a little edge, such as this white dress and leather jacket combo. And she owns fantastic shoes. Sigh.
Chasing Louboutin – speaking of shoes, which woman wouldn’t love a pair of outrageously expensive but supersexy high heels? Like with most designer fashion, few of us can actually afford to buy those items. Jennifer Zaczek doesn’t let that stop her. On her blog, Chasing Louboutin, she chronicles her quest for quality pieces at affordable prices – through sample sales, thrifty shopping and the help of technology.
I stumbled upon her blog through the Little Black Dress experiment, during which 31 bloggers were asked to style a simple black dress. I liked her choice, with a belted sweater on top, as well as her easy-going writing style.
The Cut – Unlike the former sites, New York Magazine’s fashion blog isn’t a personal style blog as much as an industry news site. Featuring celebrity images, slideshows and news from the runway shows, this blog tells you most everything you need to know about the fasion industry, and links extensively to outside sources in case you want to find out more.