Sunday, 13 February 2011

Blogger of the Month: Laura of Only Half Dressed

Today there is no outfit or jeans-challenge post as I am exhausted and don't have time for a proper update. Plus while I am wearing jeans, it is totally a hoodie and UGGs day. Instead, here is the first post of my new Blogger of the Month series. First is Laura of Only Half Dressed


I have actually known Laura in the online world for about 6 years now. We met on a music forum back when we were about 14 and thanks to Facebook, we got talking again a couple of years ago about blogging and such. Laura's blog is a mix of style, nail art and just general Laura-ness!! She features some really lovely outfits and I love to hear about her adventures with her boyfriend and upcoming travel plans. I really hope you like her style and her blog as much as I do!




1. Tell us about yourself...
I honestly never know what to say when I get asked this. I'm just a twenty-something girl who has way too many clothes, an addiction to painting her nails, reads too many books and spends too many hours gaming.  I'm on a gap year at the moment, and it's the only year I can remember where I haven't had deadlines to complete, I feel completely lost without the nagging feeling in the back of my head telling me to research more!

2. What do you do when you're not blogging?
When I'm not blogging you can usually find myself with my head in a book or playing a game.  I sound like a complete geek now!  But I can't resist a bit of COD or FIFA especially if I'm kicking my boys arse! 





3. How did you get into blogging? What made you decide to start a style blog?
I started blogging because for ages I'd wanted to have one, but wasn't sure I'd be able to keep up with it, or I'd loose interest.  I pushed myself to do it after I finished uni, as I then had way too much time on my hands whilst I was searching for a job. A style blog? Is that how we're labeling my blog? I'm not sure it's really that. I just wanted to post about things that interest me, I love clothes, I love nail art and books, so that's what I post about.  Oh and anything else that comes to mind really. I guess I don't like to think of it as a style blog, it's more personal than that, the blog is basically an expansion of me and my interests. 

4. How would you describe your style?
I think my style is a pretty basic high street one.  I don't pretend to know a lot about fashion, I just like what I like and that's it. Sometimes I'll be wearing florals and dressing really girlie, then the next day I'll be more vintage, and then maybe I'll rock out some leather shorts.  I guess my usual go to style would be girlie with an edge, I like florals and pretty items, but then I have to rough them up a tad. (Which is wear my military boots come in handy!) 



5. Who/what inspires you?
I'm one of those people who looks at the mannequins in the shops but refuses to buy the outfit because it's on parade in front of you.  However what I do take from them are ideas, so then I'll wonder round the shop and find something slightly different but style if in a similar way.  I spend hours browsing blogs too, everyone has such a unique style and you can learn a lot about using items in different ways through other bloggers.

6. Where do you like to shop?
I'm on a bit of a spending ban at the moment, so this question taunts me somewhat.  Usually though I like TopShop, New Look, Primark which are all pretty standard, however Ebay has become one of my greatest friends just lately. 

7. What are the key pieces that you feel defines your style?
I love patterns it's very rare that you'll see me in an outfit which just has solid blocks of colour. I can also never go anywhere without a massive cocktail ring on my finger!

8. What S/S 2011 trends are you looking forward to?
I haven't really looking into the fashion trends for this year, like I said I really have no expertise in fashion. I'm still enjoying the winter trends, and living in my peg leg trousers!


9. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The best thing about blogging is by far the amount of people I have started chatting to, everyone is just so friendly, and I've enjoyed getting to know so many lovely people. 


10. What should we expect to see in the future for you and Only Half Dressed?
For the blog it'll probably be much of the same, more outfit and more nail art with heap loads of travel posts thrown in around May time when I get back from being away.  For myself I want to get more involved in blogging, with things like The Lovely Ones which has been so fun so far! 


I really hope you go check out Laura's blog!! Would you like to be featured as Blogger of the Month? Drop me an email and I'll check out your blog!!
Promise there will be a real update tomorrow :]]

Charlotte xxx

4 comments:

  1. What a sweet interview! I love it! Going to check out her blog..she sounds very sweet. Hope you are having a great weekend girl. I totally agree with the UGGS and hoodie day! Ah, definately. Relax to the max!! xoxo

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  2. sounds like an awesome blog! i will have to check it out!

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  3. Yay! I love the pictures you picked! Thanks for asking me to do this :)

    L x

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  4. Love this interview <3
    Really like your blog, now following xx

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