I have a thing for bloggers

Hello Loves,

While racking my brain of what to write for this post, I asked myself… what inspires me? Well that’s easy… other bloggers. I have always been inspired by them, I wouldn’t have started this platform if it wasn’t for their inspiration.

A lot of people think blogging is easy, just a quick meaningless paycheck. I’m not going to lie… I think at one point I thought this to be true too. It really isn’t though, as I have come to realize, blogging is 24/7… with no time off, even during holidays (in fact when your on holiday your working overtime!). It is however incredibly rewarding.

I am just in awe of some of the people that I have followed for numerous years. Watching their growth, their dedication and their passion has been truly wonderful. I just wanted to take this posting to highlight, just a couple, of these exceptional kick ass boss ladies

I was inspired by Justine after I met her a couple of years back at Toronto Fashion Week. Of course I was blown away by her exceptional style, but was also moved by her warmth and goofy kindness.

I believe I also met Siffat during fashion week, and boy did we hit it off. She is now the first person I text before I attend an event… I need to make sure my girl will be there!

I have been an avid follower of this mummy blogger for numerous years, I didn’t know how she did it! She is truly a magician, juggling two little’uns and a full time blogging career. We are now good friends and even spent a weekend away together at the Shangri-La Toronto, olala!

I probably wouldn’t be blogging if it wasn’t for this girl. I met Justine via Instagram, of all places… she was temporary living down the street from me as an au pair from France. She had already started her blog and helped push mine by being my first ever street style photographer. Although she has moved back to Paris and no longer lives down the street, she still holds a great inspiration for me.

Although we have never met, Jalisa is a stylish, and the most kind hearted blogger I have ever come across. She always takes the time to read each and every post from top to bottom before commenting. Her articles and comments always have a way of warming her readers hearts. She has made me realize that blogging can be a fun and friendly place… not everyone is rude. Haha.


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SHOP MY LOOK (Click the item)

Top: H&M Skirt: H&M Jacket: (similar) Shoes: Ebay Handbag: Dorothy Perkins Necklace: Le Chateau

xoxo Fil

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  1. August 29, 2016 / 1:11 am

    It’s so good of you to honour some of the bloggers that inspire you for starting a blog at the first place so that we fellow bloggers can also get some inspiration from them (and you of course)! I would say I am probably inspired by @shinebythree the most but as soon as I start visiting more blogs and I realise there are so many talents in the community! (And if you don’t mind, I would be extremely happy for you to check out my site as well!)

    Btw, the top the dress and the bomber are also from H&M?! What a surprise! I devo need to check it out more thoroughly for the fall closet!

    xo Margaret
    http://www.maleameleehong.com | http://www.facebook.com/maleemaleehong

    • filipajackson
      August 31, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      The skirt and top are from H&M yes. Will be checking out your inspo too… as well as your blog

      Filipa xxx
      PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

    • October 6, 2016 / 9:16 am

      I was also surprised about the h&m top and dress. How beautiful! I am a new blogger and I am definately realizing that blogging isn’t easy…I am glad that I came across your blog and I am going to check out the other ” boss ladies” that you have mentioned.

  2. August 29, 2016 / 4:12 am

    I know some of the bloggers you mentioned and love them! So inspiration and they really have their own style! You’re such an inspiration too, I love your style!


  3. August 29, 2016 / 6:29 am

    I’m always inspired by other bloggers so I’m definitely going to check these blogs out! You’re right, blogging is hard work. It’s not just writing a post and putting it online – there’s photos to take/edit, you have to think about the quality of the post, the timing and of course there’s all the promotion for the post to do as well! It’s not as easy as people think xx

    |Georgia Megan|

  4. August 29, 2016 / 8:26 am

    I know exactely what you mean… a lot of people -or almost everyone thinks blogging is so easy and you need so little time for this because you just take one picture and that’s it. But it’s not, haha, always find this so funny when I hear people saying this. It’s more than just a hobby, it’s almost like a fulltime job! And yes esp when you are on holiday! πŸ™‚
    I love reading your post…. and I love the bloggers you listed too, esp Justine! Such an inspiration! πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day!
    xxx Kathi

  5. Roxanne West
    August 29, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Thanks girl, I’m so glad I can inspire you and so glad you’ve pushed your blog it’s def your calling! Xo


  6. August 29, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Thanks so much for including me, babe! love ya!!!!

  7. Alice
    August 29, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    The blogging community is just amazing; absolutely agree! Love the look!

    XO, alice / T Y P E N U

  8. August 29, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    love them all! Also wondering how Roxanne does it all lol but I can somehow relate. I have a son , a full time job and my online shop. Really hard sometimes. And you’re so true about Jalisa. She’s so kind and sweet.

  9. Siffat Haider
    August 29, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Filipa, this is so sweet! You are such an inspiration with your fearless approach to fashion, and I always have the best time with you and Sameer! So happy to have met you πŸ™‚

  10. August 29, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I am also inspired by other bloggers and I think that’s great! I’ll be happy with my blog the day someone tells me I’m their inspiration πŸ™‚

  11. August 29, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Girl, you’ve made my day! No, scratch that, week (haha)! First off, YOU are such an inspiration to me, which I know I’ve shared before, but it honestly is so true. You have this vibe that’s just so effortlessly cool, serious swag. I’m so honored to be included amongst such lovely, beautiful, and talented ladies, only one of whom I “know”, Siffat; I love her, too! As for your outfit, I adore the color palette and details; those sneakers are amazing and your wear them SO well! Thanks so much for including me again, it made my heart smile πŸ™‚ I hope you have the most amazing week ahead, gorgeous!



    • filipajackson
      August 31, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Glad I could make you happy, you have made me happy too. Don’t stop doing what you do

      Filipa xxx
      PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  12. August 29, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Awww, this is such a great post and I actually follow a lot of the same bloggers as they provide the same inspiration for me. I love your outfit here too, the blush tones and those sneakers are so rad. xoxo, Christine

  13. August 30, 2016 / 7:01 am

    You look gorgeous! I also feel very inspired by other bloggers πŸ™‚ And Jalisa is such a sweetheart, that’s true! Thanks for sharing beautiful


  14. August 30, 2016 / 11:14 am

    You look fantastic and those shoes are awesome. All of the blogs you mentioned are amazing, wish I personally knew all of these bloggers, bet they are so fun.


  15. August 30, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Love the top and the skirt! It’s so nice to have blogger friends; I’ve had the chance to meet quite a few bloggers in real life and it has been totally worth it.


  16. August 30, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Many people think that conducting a blog is easy. They think it’s “convenient”. I work and I also manage my blog. It is not easy at all. It takes commitment, perseverance and dedication
    It is very nice to have inspiration from others. I think it’s this that’s for blogging!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  17. August 30, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    For me you are one of my inspiration not only as a blogger but also boosting with great personality and can I just say I love love your style so much!

    • filipajackson
      August 31, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Darlene, you are the cutest. You have just melted my heart, thanks so much baby girl

      Filipa xxx
      PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  18. August 30, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    first of this is such a cool look, i’m in love with those platform shoes! second, thanks for introducing me to some amazing new bloggers!

    xx Melis

  19. August 31, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Love Siffat and Jalisa too πŸ™‚ I’m glad I got to discover other bloggers through your post! Thanks for sharing!
    Concerning your outfit, you just look stunning! I love pink on you and the shoes are so cool.
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

  20. August 31, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Its such a good idea to do a post like this! Blogging can be really stressful without the support of fellow bloggers! love jalisa and siffat! And your outfit is perfection!

  21. September 2, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Loved this post! I am inspired by many of these bloggers too (as well as by you – I love reading your posts) and it is great that the blogging community is so supportive!
    I love your outfit too – that skirt is gorgeous!
    Julia x

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