Pass It Forward: 3 Bloggers

Friday, 5 October 2012
Ever since I started this blog to keep the family back home informed about our adventures here in the UK, I've met so many like-minded individuals with similar interests. The support from my readers and fellow bloggers have been immense. It could be a word of encouragement, an email or a useful tip but all this brought together a sense of community which is growing by the day. So thank you all so much for following my blog.

Jamie-Lee of Mademoiselle


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Jamie-Lee is my latest girl crush. It's not just because she's my home girl (she's a Kiwi based in Wellington, NZ). I truly dig her style. She's a fan of muted colors, Alexander Wang, Karen Walker, Equipment, Helmut Lang and Proenza Schouler bags but she's not above mixing and matching designer pieces with clothes from Asos, Zara, Supre and Topshop.

I've been having serious Karen Walker withdrawal ever since moving to the UK so her blog provides me with an outlet to satiate the hunger. Her style reminds me of the cool girls in Paris. How should I describe it? The understated make up, nonchalant and effortless but totally chic style. Jamie-Lee's doing a 30 for 30 challenge at the moment which involves pairing 30 pieces (that includes shoes, btw) in multiple ways during a one month period. So far, she's doing incredibly well.






Lucent Imagery


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Most people equate being good at photography with owning a fancy camera. What about being a fantastic photographer when you're legally blind? I have difficulty trying to not walk into walls when I'm without my glasses but I can't imagine what it must be like to live without good eyesight. In fact, I've ran smack head first into a heavy door while wearing my glasses.Yet, she is full of gratitude for the blessings in her life. She's undaunted by her challenges ahead of her and looks at life with a glass half full attitude. What an inspiration! Check out her photos and mouthwatering recipes here.





Sew Petite Gal

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I've been following SPG for quite sometime now. She's a mom of 2, works full time, runs a blog and makes her own jewelry and clothes. Whew! I think that just about covers it. I often marvel at her ability to turn a dress into a top or making anything from scratch. Right now, I've just about mastered hemming my own pants. Riiiiight. That might be an exaggeration seeing that I've only ever exercised my newfound skill once. I love her refreshingly honest reviews of J Crew clothes in the fitting room. She has saved my neck a few times as I find it hard to gauge the sizes or fit as there isn't a store here in the UK yet.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I'm so honoured and happy to be featured in this post! I've always enjoyed your pass it forward posts for introducing me to other wonderful blogs. But I also like them for your generosity of words and support to other bloggers. Thank you so much for including me, this is a wonderful surprise. Your words have me sitting here grinning when I should be cleaning up after our guests who just left here after a spontaneous casual Friday dinner. Ah, that can wait a few more minutes while I enjoy this moment! :)

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  2. love these posts! can't wait to check them out! have a great weekend marlene~ ! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  3. Ever since many of my favorite bloggers stopped blogging or blog much less frequently, i find my list of blogs getting shorter by day. I am seriously running out of blogs to read (and the fact that i am too lazy to explore these days doesnt help). Your Friday feature is always fantastic as i always find new and very interesting people i have never known before like today post i foubd the second blogger to be very inspiring and talent. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I love Jamie-Lee's blog too, I love her effortless style & the 30 for 30 challenge has had me intrigued for a while, she really is doing a great job with it!
    I hadn't heard of the others, so I'm off to check them out now! They both seem like such inspirational women! :)

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  5. Love Jamie's style, the jewels and the flats and effortless hairdo. Karen Walker has gorgeous pieces would not know where to buy her here.

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  6. You're so sweet Marlene! :) Another set of incredibly cool blogs that I'm happy you introduced me too! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    xxTheresa

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  7. Your taste in highlighting blogs are impeccable! I love that you always try to highlight bloggers that would be relatable in a real life,not just fashion. :)

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  8. Marlene you truly have said the sweetest things about me, and thank you so much for including me in your Pass it Forward series. Like the other commenters, I really look forward to these posts as you always open up my world to new blogs I haven't yet had the pleasure to chance upon. xx

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  9. You look so pretty ! what do you think of following each other on GFC and bloglovin'? let me know

    Much of love,

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

    P.S:JOIN MY INTERNATIONAL GIVEAEWAY

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  10. Another great collection of bloggers and blogs to peruse. I'm so excited to read Jamie-Lee's blog - it's always great connecting with bloggers in this part of the world :) Have a great weekend Marlene xoxox

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  11. I am trotting off to check these out! thanks! Elle x

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  12. Love this series, love learning about new blogs!!

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  13. All three are lovely blogs and deserve credit. Avidly following Jamie's 30 for 30 challenge.

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  14. Love Jamie-Lee's blog -- off to check out the other two. Lucent Imagery sounds just up my alley!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  15. Aww, this is so very sweet of you! Thanks so much - I am so flattered to be included :) I'll definitely be checking out the other ladies too!

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  16. I love these posts of yours - it's always fun to discover someone new so I'm off to check two of these ladies out! I've been reading lucent imagery for a while now and she is just all sorts of wonderful!

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  17. Hello..it's my first time here and not only do I find your blog but I get introduced to 3 new blogs so thank you! I lived in London for a year in College and had the most amazing time there...

    www.dressupfiles.com

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  18. Isn't the blogging community great! I love how it brings so many like minded people together and in turn creating a great network of new friends. Completely understand about your Karen Walker withdrawal. I've been a long time fan myself. Off to check out these ladies now.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  19. Aw - I can't wait to check out these girls!

    I love finding new bloggers that just feel RIGHT.

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  20. Just discovered your blog - now I have some more to look at too! Fabulous. Thank you. Am following now. Xx

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  21. Just checked these ladies! They have enviable wardrobes ! and lovely own ways of styling !

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  22. Love your picks..esp Jaime's style

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