As you might have guessed already, blogging is a creative business, and as such, a blog is pretty much built upon the pillars of the seemingly endless inspiration of its author. However, I will be completely honest with you, glamistas: keeping those inspiration levels high is sometimes harder than trying to avoid Despacito on the radio. (#FAIL!)
This summer has not been particularly exciting for us, as we have planned our holidays around the end of September for logistic reasons (weddings, birthdays, family reunions, etc.), so that has translated into rain and more rain, not enough barbecues and too much work, I mean, who can stay inspired under these conditions? But as you know, She talks Glam goes on: week after week I avidly explore every corner of my closet –and of the Internet– in order to bring you something worth spending a few minutes reading on.
I decided it would be a fun experiment to invite you to the backstage of my creative process and show you my go-to places for fuelling the inspiration tank and a few things that are keeping my eyes sparkling lately. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 😀
► Pinterest: As I have mentioned maaaaaany times already, Pinterest is the inspiration mecca for all bloggers out there, particularly in the DIY, cooking and fashion fields, but you can find here pretty much anything you can dream of and save it (pin it) for later! You can see what images I have been pinning lately, mostly populating my board Summer Haze… #obsessedandiknowit
► Other blogs (via Bloglovin’): since I started blogging, I haven’t stopped checking out new blogs, connecting with people at the other end of the planet and learning from them. Seeing the content other bloggers are coming up with brings a lot of ideas to my mind and also makes me want to keep on improving this little corner you are visiting (btw, thanks!)
► Movies & Series: I will confess that since I blog, “spare time” is not in my vocabulary that often, but when I do manage to find a few hours to relax, I love to read and watch movies & series. As a huge fan of Friends, it’s so funny to see how Rachel and Monica’s style can be now found in high-street stores and how the good old trends always make a comeback. You know I love the 90s aesthetic but I also draw inspiration from more classical eras on how to style my hair or the importance of accessories 😉
► Instagram: in the social media era, it was only natural to mention this little friend that, although one that requires a lot of attention, also gives back a lot of creativity and inspiration. In my daily scrolls, I always come across amazing fashion shots, but also pictures that make my mouth water or locations that make me wanna buy a plane ticket right there and then! *sighs*
► The outside world: a shocker, right? Believe it or not, it’s the girls and boys around me that inspire me the most when it comes to fashion. I don’t (never will?) have the budget to copy the big influencers’ outfits, so I rely a lot on the people I pass by on the street, whose swag and creativity never ceases to amaze me!
This is me every time I go to London…
And now on to my pick list of the month: three things I am crushing on lately, cause when I say I am digging something, I mean it!
Fashion Blogger Crush
I had real trouble choosing just one picture from Andreea, the beautiful mind behind Couturezilla. She has simply too many fabulous outfits and shooting locations to choose from! I have been following her since I joined the blogging community and not only does she have the best taste when it comes to anything French chic, but she is also super funny. You should seriously check her blog out!
DIY Blogger Crush
I think it was only fair to mention my little sister Koral from Fabrica de Imaginacion once again, because a) she curates the most amazing content to help us lead a creative life, from home decor to fashion customisation, and b) she was the main inspiration and support for launching my own blog and she keeps on helping me every time I pester her with technical questions, so it would mean the world to me if you would show her blog some love ♥ – for now only in Spanish, but her gorgeous pictures don’t need many words!
I am obsessing over this music clip from Anne-Marie, Ciao Adios –Did I ever tell you one of my dreams is to appear on a music video? 😀 Although the lyrics talk (again!) of her poor taste in men who always end up cheating on her, it is set in the exotic city of Marrakesh, and it includes a display of vibrant colourful buildings, goats in a tree, MC hammer pants all over the place and a general badass vibe that has me totally captivated. Plus the choreography is so cool!
And that’s a wrap, glamistas! Hope you enjoyed this kind of post and I would love to hear the things that keep you tickling when inspiration plays hide and seek ♥
Also, next week there won’t be a Sunday post as I will be stuffing my mouth with pizza and gelato somewhere in Tuscany, so talk to you in two weeks!
heidisplanner28th August 2017 at 7:56 pm
I’m all about Pinterest! I can find so much inspiration there. If I need fashion inspo,there. Interior, there. Blog, there. There is literally anything that you need! But the second best for me is definitely just going out. Checking the city etc. Maybe even asking if I can take a photo of a random people to memorize the clothing!
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Lifestyle-Tale by Esther25th August 2017 at 1:45 pm
Fantastic ideas. When I will need an inspiration I will go check out you tips. Most of them I do already because I am really curious and love to find new things. Have a great weekend.
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:46 pm
Thanks lovely, happy to read you liked these tips and I do hope they help you find inspiration when needed. Have a wonderful day and week ahead Xx
Shannon24th August 2017 at 6:59 am
These are all great ideas! I love the outside world one! It’s crazy how we so easily forget there’s so much inspiration out there, away from our screens! Thanks for sharing!
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Saida27th August 2017 at 10:45 pm
You said it, Shannon, I can totally relate to the people I see on the streets and do admire their creativity and attitude. London is a great place for finding inspo when feeling low! Thanks for stopping by, gal
Rina23rd August 2017 at 10:41 pm
Oh girl, I totally know what you mean about the need to be constantly inspired. I’ve had some difficulties lately with even staying on top of my blog. It’s been a crazy month and is about to get crazier. I do feel that Hawaii has inspired me quite a bit with some future content and I’m looking forward to NYFW for inspiration also. I love the Couturzilla too! Andrea is fantastic and has amazing content!
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:48 pm
I know, summer has been kinda odd as there are always so many commitments and it’s difficult to keep the routine, but at the same time we need to learn to live away from our screens and look for ideas out there, in the real world, hahahaha. Hawaii sounds like an amazing place to find inspiration indeed, looking forward to your posts about it! Xx
Catherine23rd August 2017 at 8:59 pm
Love that post! And indeed, Couturezilla is such a big inspiration !
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:44 pm
Dearest Catherine, thank you so much for reading and so glad you found the post useful. I am obsessed with Andreea’s style!
Pam23rd August 2017 at 6:04 pm
omg to that monica and rachel throwback♥
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:43 pm
Hahahahha, I know, but isn’t it true how current their style is right now?? I am a sucker for anything 90s so YAY!
S23rd August 2017 at 3:33 am
Love your blogger crushes! I usually go to Pinterest for inspiration but I am totally going to follow the girls you recommended. Love their style
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:42 pm
So happy you found them inspiring, lovely, I really admire their work and wanted to spread the love ♥
Nikki Living Life22nd August 2017 at 6:03 pm
Thank you for sharing these great tips. Finding inspiration can be challenging sometimes especially in Winter. I also love looking at other blogs on Bloglovin and scrolling down my Pinterest feed!
Enjoy your week beautiful lady!
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:41 pm
You are totally right Nikki, I enter in hibernation mode and it’s quite a challenge to come up with cool ideas, especially if they involve outdoors settings! Thanks for reading and for your sweet comment. Xx
Steal4Style21st August 2017 at 9:38 pm
La inspiración está ahí fuera! Sobre todo me encanta ver el estilo por la calle. Cuando veo a alguien bien vestido me deja con la boca abierta. Couturezilla también es una de mis favoritas. Tiene unas fotos de lo más inspiradoras!! Un besazo, Saida!! Un post genial!
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:39 pm
Estoy de acuerdo, preciosa! Me encanta inspirarme en la gente que veo por la calle, porque además me parece más real que lo que veo en las revistas o shows de moda, aunque de vez en cuando también finjo que soy modelo, jajajaj. Un besazo enorme!
didieryhc21st August 2017 at 5:51 am
Thank you for sharing your tips! I often have issues finding inspiration but thankfully, I have great friends with whom i usually have stimulating conversations so it often sparks an blog idea!
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:38 pm
That’s really really cool Didier, as I mentioned, I draw inspiration from the people I see around me, but it’s true that the ideas for the posts sometimes come from those conversations we have with our friends while trying to fix the world 😉
Ashon20th August 2017 at 9:48 pm
Interesting and very inspiring post. Definitely pinterest is one major place to look up for inspiration and I too love d Couturezilla, she is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:36 pm
Glad you liked it Ashon, and yes, I am so in love with Andreea ♥
Daniela Santos20th August 2017 at 7:46 pm
My main sources os content are Pinterest and Instagram without a doubt!
Great post btw
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Saida27th August 2017 at 10:36 pm
Hi Daniela, thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment. Hope you are having a nice day!
Meredith18th August 2017 at 4:40 am
I love Pinterest for finding new ideas!
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Saida27th August 2017 at 10:35 pm
It is a great platform indeed for when inspiration levels are running low!
thekaragon18th August 2017 at 1:39 am
Great post & I totally agree. Pinterest is my number one source of inspo for sure.
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:35 pm
Yes, I love that everything is in one place and you can always can come back later 😉 Happy Sunday, Kara
Isabella17th August 2017 at 12:04 pm
Hi there my dear,
I am in love with that blogpost, my inspiration come from fashion books;)
Hugs from Germany
Have a nice day;)
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:34 pm
Thanks for stopping by, lovely, would be interested in some fashion books recommendations 🙂 Xx
therealpinkblogger16th August 2017 at 8:27 am
Great tips! I also love looking at other blogs on Bloglovin and scrolling down my Pinterest feed!
Have an awesome day!
Saida27th August 2017 at 10:33 pm
Thanks for your lovely comment as always, sweet Kris. I hope you had an inspiration-filled summer and a great day! Much love from Cambridge Xx
Priscilla15th August 2017 at 10:02 pm
Sometimes I plan to make pictures but then… nothing happens, no inspiration at all. Thx for the tips.
Lovely pictures of you.
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Kim Vo15th August 2017 at 8:51 pm
I love finding inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram and just the real world! Thanks for sharing what fuels your creativity!
titritmode15th August 2017 at 7:12 pm
Great blog post, couldn’t agree more ! Pinterest is a good source of inspiration !
Have a great day !
Jessica15th August 2017 at 4:14 pm
Coudlnt agree more. I draw a lot of inspiration from Instagram and other bloggers as well. There are lots of creative-minded individuals out there, all you have to do and look at them to get some inspiration.
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LENA15th August 2017 at 2:17 am
Great post. I draw my inspiration from artist’s artwork. Weird lol but it works. Nice tips!
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Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket15th August 2017 at 2:00 am
I get a lot of my inspiration from the street and tv/movies too. Instagram and pinterest are great for finding beautiful images but seeing stuff IRL (or on a screen I guess) seems a lot more realistic. Have fun in Tuscany! Sounds like it will be fun 🙂
Len Parent14th August 2017 at 8:33 pm
Amazing blog post! Love this! Thanks for sharing Saida!
Have a wonderful week!
Much love, Len
Amy14th August 2017 at 7:51 pm
Great post! Aside from the usual suspects, I try to unplug and spend time by myself away from tech distractions. I find that helps me most with inspiration!
The Fashion Folks14th August 2017 at 6:11 pm
Pinterest is just magical when it comes to find inspiration again, I always turn to Pinterest to refill the inspo and energy haha. Also Andreea is magical, she’s a major blog crush! Have a lovely week babe! Xx
Dora Toubanaki14th August 2017 at 12:10 pm
It happens at periods!
Love the post!
Daniel14th August 2017 at 9:01 am
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Amy Arnold14th August 2017 at 2:07 am
Pinterest and other blogs are definitely my top two sources for inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Great list!
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Carmelatte13th August 2017 at 7:14 pm
Your lovely fashion blogger crush <3 omg!
Koral · Fábrica de Imaginación13th August 2017 at 11:02 am
Eres preciosa! que lo sepas. Viendo el videoclip me he acordado de ti, horas y horas delante de la televisión sin cambiar el canal de la MTV <3