Here are some of my favorite blogs to peruse, broken down by category:
Nautical by Nature – The best round up of nautical love on the net. Plus Kate is kind of awesome.
College Prep – Love her classic, work-appropriate style and organizational tips.
Let’s Be Preppy! – Lots of Southern charm!
Classy Girls Wear Pearls – It’s like reading a RL catalog instead of a style blog, but if you love classic, layered looks, have fun drooling all over Sarah’s site. (And then feeling inadequate about your outfit shots in your bedroom.)
Necessary & Proper – Classic, DC style at its finest. And there’s men fashion too, which is rare for style blogs.
[these girls show us how to look amazing without breaking the bank]
Chic on the Cheap – We once swapped styling sessions, and she expanded my chambray shirt’s world.
The Classy Turtle – She’s a beauty pageant queen and beat breast cancer. Plus, she always looks cute.
College Fashion – This was actually the first fashion blog I ever read! Might not be the most flashy, but they have consistent posts and great budget picks.
Franishh – Cute, work appropriate looks with an emphasis on sticking to a budget.
[daily reads that are great for my style, but bad for my bank account]
Stripes & Sequins – Such a classy lady. She was one of the first style blogs I read every day, and even though she’s big-time now, she’s very sweet. Plus, I love her DIYs!
Atlantic-Pacific – Who doesn’t have this girl on their daily radar? In my opinion, the best style blog around, she has impeccable style and is totally inspirational.
Running on Happiness – This girl is so gorgeous, I once sent my mom a screenshot of her (and her husband’s) Christmas card because I was so flabbergasted by their perfectness. They’re like the couple you see in a stock photo.
Capitol Hill Style – A fellow DC girl who provides great advice for career women.
Sequins & Stripes – Great for getting out of a style rut!
The Glossarie – Lots of beauty reviews and ideas by a local favorite!
Belle Maison – Tons of pin-worthy home inspiration pictures
[Food that looks so good, you might gain weight from just reading the recipes.]
The Red Spoon Blog – I could be biased since Meg is one of my actual BFFs, but she makes amazing food and takes amazing pictures. (And her baby is adorbs.)
[People with interesting lives…]
The Mean Girl Diaries – a former mean girl has a daughter, who might be the cutest kid I’ve ever seen.
Glitter & Pearls – Lexi is like my sparkly spirit-animal.
Feather Factor – Mostly style, but she does some great interviews with very successful ladies. Plus, her Hermes collection is baller.
The Knotty Bride – Technically a wedding blog, but this girl is so funny that I sometimes laugh out loud.
I also am starting to love Tumblrs! Here are some of my favorites: