The amount of blogs nowadays is astounding! And with so many talented writers floating around the internet, how do you choose which to read? We’ve come up with a list of the 5 Chicago blogs we’re loving this month.
If you’re looking for a quirky, funny blog that features ways to live a “perfectly imperfect life,” The Imperfectionist is for you! Run by Kira, this blog features how-to’s, service pieces, giveaways and lifestyle pieces. Kira’s pictures stand out a ton, as they’re so well done and great to look at, not to mention that they add to each piece perfectly. She knows how to use light in her photos and her eye as an interior designer are definitely visible in her. Her style is very pastel, pretty preppy and definitely perfect for Chicago summers.
Very similar to The Imperfectionist blog, Kelly in the City captures the best parts of living fashionably in Chicago. One of Kelly’s many interests in photography and that’s definitely evident in her blog. She finds fun shots to take, great colors and lighting and it definitely livens up blog posts. One of her best verticals is where she breaks down her favorite outfits of the moment because not only are they super adorable, they usually come from easy-to-come by stores like Madewell or Nordstrom. Also, if you just moved to Chicago, you might relate more since she used to live in New York City and is now living it up in Lincoln Park.
Starting off her “About” page with, “I created this blog for all of the other shy girls in the world,” this blog is definitely an inspiring one. And Tiya, the founder, delivers on this front. Unlike the others on this list, The Bolder Sister isn’t a fashion blog, but instead focuses on advice and life columns. She grew up a very shy girl and her books focus on overcoming that aspect, and her blog reflects that as well. She also has posts about family, about personal relationships and she also highlights other women in an empowering vertical called “Bolder Sister Spotlight.” Especially for introverted, women of color in Chicago, this is a must-read blog.
Adding a little more country to this list, A Lily Love Affair is the brainchild of Indiana University alum Anna. Her fashion posts show a little more jeans and urban walls, but has the same stunning photo quality as the others. She does a lot of giveaways and, although focuses a ton on fashion, has some lifestyle pieces as well.
To top off the list off this month’s list of Chicago bloggers is Fashionlingual. Founded by Desirée, this blog is unique due to the fact that she lives between Chicago and Madrid and was in Spain for five years! Her American-Puerto Rican-Spanish influence is what sparked the idea for Fashionlingual and really shows how one can be fashionable worldwide. Definitely a style-based blog, Desi also serves her readers in ways such as travel (which she has plenty experience with), DIY and beauty!
See you next month for some more inspiring and fabulous Chicago blogs 🙂