The Best of the Blogs

Posted: Feb 17 2016 | Author: Marielle T

While searching for something in my childhood closet this week I came across piles of YM magazines from the early 2000's. I laughed looking over the dog-eared pages of tips and tricks to get perfect beach waves and master electric blue eyeliner. It's a little strange to think, that since the creation of blogs, I haven't subscribed to a magazine in years. What used to be an impatient wait for the mailman to bring me the latest trends has become a limitless wealth of what's hot, minutes after it's been published. 
  
The only drawback in a world that has infinite access to inspiration is that it can feel overwhelming to know where to start. At LUX, we're often swapping notes about the blogs we love to follow, swoon-worthy Instagram accounts or inspiring podcasts we can't stop thinking about.  So this week we wanted to share some of our favourite blogs with you. 

Here's our roundup of some blogs that we adore and would love to hear about your favourites too!  
 
 

Photo from Team Adventures in Fashion 
 
 
LOCAL  
 
The Fashionistas: Edmonton has recently become a hotbed for some pretty amazing Style blogs. As pictured above it's hard not to be impressed by the talent and grace of Vickie from Adventures in Fashion. However we simply couldn't narrow it down to just one local fashion blogger so here's a handful also worth checking out: The Pretty SecretsNorthern Style Exposure, Flannel Foxes and Kastles.  

Boots + Cats Our favourite local DIY blogger is our own Katryna who posts her own DIY and beautiful sewing projects weekly. As a bonus there's a healthy dose of kitten inspired work to boot (pun very intended). 

Dallas Currow New to YEG, Dallas is a photographer and make up artist, aka a match made in blogger heaven. We're especially in love with her Exploring Edmonton series and extremely honoured to be featured in one in the near future. 

Milk Truck Radio Hour This Edmonton produced podcast, by the dashing Luke Thomson (featured in this LUX Style Guide), is 98% music extensively ranging in genre and era. It's the perfect playlist for long road trips and morning commutes. 

 
Graphic from Luke Thomson
 
 
FASHION / BEAUTY 

The Beauty Department  Five minute hair hacks, the latest trends, tricks to properly applying makeup, The Beauty Department has it all. Consider this the beauty expert BFF we all wish we had at the touch of your fingertips. 

Gary Pepper Girl If we could all be as infinitely cool as Gary we wouldn't have to live vicariously through her magazine quality photos and effortlessly stunning style...But just like her motto 'the glass is half full' at least we have her gorgeous blog to follow! 
 
Forever Amber One of the biggest advantages of blogs, is it's never been easier to stay up to trend globally. This UK blog makes it easy to find outfit inspiration with easy dropdown season guides to help you plan your looks year round. 

Teach Me Style By day she's a teacher in Saskatchewan but in her spare time she's an extraordinary blogger. We love get schooled on beauty tips, fashion trends and even the occasional recipe.  
   
 
 Photo from Boots+Cats
 

LIFESTYLE 

Local Milk When searching for inspiration on recipes and the art of slow living it's hard not to love Beth Kirby's blog. This Southerner travels the world creating recipes from local goods and truly exemplifies the term 'a curated life'. 

The Daybook This lifestyle blog features one momma's life and adventures with her family. Did we mention is chock full of adorable pictures of little ones? You had us at toddler in a puffy blue snowsuit. 

Garance Dore  This blog was hard to place in a single category because it really features a bit of everything  (lifestyle, beauty and fashion) shot with exceptional photography. If you're looking for a guide to Kyoto, behind the scenes photos of NYFW or beauty minutes with models this is the blog for you.