History in the Making

Blogs I Read, Part III

I like to spend half an hour to an hour a day reading blogs- usually a little bit in the morning, at lunch, and at night. Because I can’t stop reading, I am finding more and more blogs that I keep an eye out for in the WordPress Reader and Bloglovin’. Who am I looking for right now? 1. The Gloss Daily 

Although it still makes me a tad sad and remorseful that I don’t still live in Dublin, I am always thankful for the year I had in Dublin. The Gloss Daily is a magazine that runs in the Irish Times- living in the middle of Canada, this is difficult to acquire. However, I can still keep up with fashion and culture trends in Dublin and Ireland through the Gloss. I appreciate that it is aimed at those established in their career; I’m not there yet, but it is a good idea of how to navigate the whole “adult wardrobe” thing. Favourite post? How to Work It in Workout Gear. Although I try not to go out in workout gear (that’s a slippery slope, I would never stop), I loved this post on wearing workout clothes out and about. You don’t have to be dressed to the nines all day, every day.

2. Admirably Legal

Admirably Legal is an attorney who also has a serious eye for clothing and fashion. Now, I don’t think I have the chutzpah to pull off most of her ensembles, but I love to see them! She mixes structured, work pieces with fun and whimsical accessories and shoes. Some people look ridiculous when they work eccentric pieces into their wardrobe, but this is not the case at all. (Lawyer pun 🙂 ) I have yet to see a post where she doesn’t look put together and refreshed. Hopefully one day, I will have her confidence! Favourite Post? Her tea at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. Three of my favourite things: tea, London, and fashion. (In case you were wondering, she looked amazing- as per usual!)

3. Duchess Or Ange 

The tagline says this is a blog for baby clothes, but I only read the Duchess of Cambridge posts. She is going through the Duchess’ wardrobe piece and piece, identifying where the piece is from and when she wore it. It is great if you are looking for a Repli-Kate, or just general ideas! Favourite Post? Her red blazer from Zara.

4. Sweet Sauce 

Travel and fashion?? YES PLEASE! Although Megan is based in the US, she travels a lot of the time. I am fairly jealous of her for this, but she indulges us with blog posts avec many, many pictures! I love her “My Style”/”Your Style” sections- not only do we get to see her own fashion choices, she spreads the love and shares the style of others, as well. She is well spoken and articulate (being a journalist will do that), and there is no shortage of topics. Favourite Post? Blanket Scarves! I will admit, I have been wearing blanket scarves for years, but I always love to see more options. (It seems obvious, but I had never just draped it over myself. And yes, it is cozy.)

5. History… the interesting bits

I will always be a historian, I will always gravitate towards the past. This blog immediately caught my eye! Now, there are a lot of things that most people would find dry and boring that a historian would be excited about- a seventeenth century ledger seems like just a series of lists and transactions. Delve a little deeper and you can start to re-create someone’s life. However, sometimes we need to see the odd and interesting bits, too! As a medieval historian, I focus on early medieval Ireland, so I love reading this short pieces on late medieval England. Favourite Post? Eleanor Cobham. Seriously, though- what a life!

Honourable Mention: Skip Forward to New Life! A great balance of fashion, lifestyle, and recipes. She is still in university, so it is a nice throwback for me to read and remember my days. (I don’t know why I made it sound like it’s been decades….) She has also been posting about Greek life recruitment- as an alumna, I am very removed from it. It is a great reminder to us who have graduated what it’s like from the collegian perspective!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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