Tuesday 29 December 2009

Blogger of the Week

Ok so I haven't done a blogger of the week post for ages! So here is one of my favourite bloggers of the moment and a daily read I always look forward to. This is the inspirational MJ from 'Dreaming Spires and Old Car Tyres'. She was kind enough to answer my questions so here are her answers and pictures of her 3 favourite outfit.

Name, age and current location.
I'm MJ, I'm 19 and I'm currently at home for the Christmas holidays in Hull, England. I usually live in Oxford, England where I go to university.

Describe yourself in one sentence?
Noisy geologist, likes drinking real ales, reading big books and cutting up her clothes (with usually disastrous results!)

Explain why you named you blog 'Dreaming Spires and Old Car Tyres'?
I originally called my blog this because I thought it was an interesting contrast between the really posh, beautiful place I lived in term-time (under the dreaming spires of Oxford) and my more urban, often quite rough home city (where I used to live, there was an abandoned car tyre at the end of our street for about three years). Also, it rhymes and I like rhymes!

How long have you been blogging and why did you take it up?
I started blogging in June after splitting up with my boyfriend of a year. He'd always gone on about how fashion was frivolous and superficial and teased me for reading a lot of fashion blogs and magazines, saying it detracted from how intelligent I appeared. When we broke up, I thought 'well f--k you, I'll prove that you can be smart AND look good, too' and all the wonderful bloggers I've met over the past 6 months or so have proved it!

How would you describe your style?
I'd like to think it's reasonably edgy and tough - although I recently bought a floral print dress (scary!), most of my clothes are monochrome with a lot of leather, lace and fringing.

What's your favourite part about blogging?
I think my favourite part is the sense of connectedness I get from it. Blogging is a community I'm proud to be a part of, where people look out for each other, and I get to meet the most fascinating people from all over the world!

Where is your favourite place to shop?
I'm pretty much broke (student lifestyle!) so I spend most of my money in Primark or the sale rails at Topshop. Although if there's something I want and I can't afford it (like my recent furry gilet) I'll just pop down to the haberdashery and make it myself!

You do some amazing DIY, stuff where do you get your inspiration and which is your favourite piece so far?
My inspiration is born of necessity - I want things, but I can't afford them. I spend a lot of time looking at blogs and I often see things that are obviously designer and go: I could totally do that for cheaper! I think my current favourite piece is my draped furry gilet, but my cut-out leggings have got me the most compliments!

What's your most prized possession?
Probably either my sewing machine, Archimedes, or my rock hammer. They are essential to both of my lifelong passions, fashion and geology, and I don't think I could live without either!

What's your favourite flower?
My mum has always loved freesias, so whenever I see them it makes me think of her! My favourites are the red ones.

As you can see MJ is awesomely fun and creative. Go check out her blog, here to see more of her styling and DIY projects!

Outfit post later tonight!

Daisymay XOXO

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  1. Thanks for this post!! She's great!

  2. I've never heard of her before, but I like her style! :D I'll definitely check out her blog!


  3. Thanks ever so much for the feature, it totally made my day! Hope you're having a lovely Christmastime. :)


  4. I love love her blog so much and its really great she got featured here!!

    I'm so sorry for not replying to your comments lately. I've been busy with work,sick for a few days and trying my hardest to keep up with everything.

    Yessss,we got to do the swap soon yea <3 Will email you shortly<3

  5. Congrats to your blogger of the week!


  6. Ohhh I have to check her out, I dig her style!


  7. This is a great post. Thank you for sharing!


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