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As February is the month of love there’s no better time to feel all warm and fuzzy and meet this month’s blogger crush, the fabulous Catherine from Vintage Frills.
As the blog name suggests Catherine is a bit of a fan of everything vintage. From clothing, to décor she certainly knows how to make retro styling look good in the present day. Mum to two lovely ladies she loves nothing more than getting out and about with her National Trust membership. The perfect backdrop for some of her pictures too. She’s been a go-to blogger for us even appearing on our blog with her blog about Stocking Fillers, introducing our autumnal pumpkin bowls and styling our pink dress from last year!
But enough from us let’s hear more about Catherine from the woman herself.
HOW DID THE BLOG THE VINTAGE FRILLS COME ABOUT?
I started the blog about 6 years ago. I was running my own business selling vintage clothing, so this inspired me to start writing a blog with a vintage theme. My youngest daughter was a baby at the time and I liked the idea of having a creative outlet and somewhere to share the things I was doing.
The blog has always been a mixture of my favourite outfits, ideas for my home and places I like to go with my children. There’s also a lot of baking and beauty content too. There are lots of things I enjoy and the blog is a place for me to share all of these things. The main inspiration behind the blog is mixing old and new. I love finding pretty treasures from the past and mixing them with new high street items, in both my wardrobe and my home.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BLOGGING?
There are so many things I love about blogging! Firstly it’s a great way to be creative, be it writing posts, taking lovely pictures or just putting together a home look or outfit that I love. I’ve also met so many lovely people through blogging. Although it’s something that I do alone at home the social side of blogging is huge. Not only have I made other blogging friends, but I’ve also been to lots of brilliant events.
I also enjoy that blogging constantly pushes me to try new things and improve my writing and photography skills. I really love getting to get dressed up and wearing fabulous dresses all the time. I’ve been obsessed with pretty dresses since I was little and I’ve never stopped.
WHAT INSPIRES WHAT YOU WRITE?
I’ve always written about things I love and enjoy, which is why the blog covers so many different things. I will always write about my personal style and share my favourite outfits, but other than that anything goes. If I’ve read a book and loved it or I’m enjoying a particular tea or beauty product, these will all make it onto the blog.
I love to explore and go on long walks, this is a great way to feel refreshed and ready to create great content. I love taking my outfit pictures in interesting places and I take inspiration from old houses and pretty places.
A great way to feel inspired is to read lots of other blogs. There are so many talented people, creating beautiful blogs and they will often inspire me to try a new approach.
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I really enjoy Hannah Maggs, her blog is always thoughtfully written and beautifully photographed. She has a great mix of parenting, fashion and lifestyle content. I’ve been watching her videos and reading her blog for years and I’ve really enjoyed watching her family grow.
I really enjoy Bang on Style. I met Debs at a blog event and have been reading her blog ever since. I love her gorgeous outfit photos and her home ideas and DIYs are fantastic.
Another favourite is Fay Simone, she’s a really good friend of mine and we go for lots of long walks looking for pretty things to instagram. I really enjoy her book reviews and her honest posts about life. She always has lovely pictures to accompany her posts.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST COVETED PIECES FROM LAURA ASHLEY?
I’ve been going to the gym a lot recently and have started going to yoga classes. I’ve had my eye on the lovely Iona yoga mat and gym bag for a while. I love floral prints and I love the idea of practical items being beautiful. I also think using nice things motivates me to work out more!
When it comes to fashion I really like the Margate Fit and Flare dress. I love seaside prints and Margate is one of my favourite places. I also like the classic vintage style of the dress, it’s definitely something I would wear a lot in the summer. I think it would look lovely with the Pink Pointelle Cardigan and a straw bag, for a seaside stroll.
For my home I’ve been admiring the new Albertine print, especially the tea cup and saucer. As a big tea drinker, the butterfly glass teapot is also a must have. I write a lot of blog posts about tea, so having pretty things to photograph them in is always a priority for me.
Don’t forget to follow Catherine on Instagram @vintage_frills
Who do you think our next blogger crush should be? Let us know below or on Twitter @LauraAshleyUK