Celebrating International Women’s Day: 10 of Our Favorite Lady Bloggers


March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day to recognize women’s accomplishments and to advocate for greater rights and opportunities. In celebration, we thought we’d share a few lady bloggers we admire and adore. Since joining the blogging community, we’ve connected with some great women who we admire for their beauty, humor, style, and sass. It is inspiring to see how others have built their blogs and their brands, whether it’s been over the course of six years or one.

Now, we couldn’t share ALL our favorites, as between Mil and I, we probably read close to 50 blogs on any given week. If you’re one of our blogger friends and are not listed below, have no fear, you’re listed in our hearts!


10 of Our Favorite Lady Bloggers

Carin Olsson moved from Stockholm to Paris with the intention of staying for four months, and it didn’t take long before she decided to stay there permanently. Her blog is a photo journal of her wanderings around the city, as well as her journeys around the world. Be warned, five minutes spent scrolling through Carin’s gorgeous pictures will have you wanting to follow in her footsteps and hop on a plane to Paris. – Mil


Emily Schuman doesn’t need any introduction. Her blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere, helped blaze the trail for women’s lifestyle bloggers everywhere. In spite of her wild success, we love that she has maintained the integrity of her blog content. She strategically partners with brands, but hasn’t let product placement take over her blog. Emily is an alum of Scripps College; as a one-time Scrippsie, that endears her to me even more than her love for baking. – Jules


Tina Phan is just as cute as can be. Her personal style blog is incredibly approachable, featuring affordable and girly outfits staged in and around the Seattle area. We had to feature at least one local girl, right? – Jules


Ania Krasniewska chronicles her adventures as an ex-pat as her family moves from one diplomatic post to the next (they’re currently stationed in Copenhagen). One of my favorite features is “Notes From the Field,” in which she interviews other diplomats and their spouses about their experiences abroad. Guaranteed to give you major wanderlust! – Mil


Julie Fagan is the kind of blogger you immediately connect with. Her healthy living blog reads like you’re talking to one of your girlfriends about life – a life full of healthy meals, sweaty workouts, and Vizsla dogs. She recently announced her pregnancy on her blog, and I couldn’t be happier for her! – Jules


Felicia Sullivan uses her blog to share her favorite eats and recipes, with some advice, travel writing, and introspection thrown into the mix. Her photography is just beautiful. Her writing is open, honest, amusing – and I find myself getting lost in it post after post. You will too. – Jules


Kendi Skeen runs a boutique in small-town Texas and moonlights as a fashion blogger. I adore Kendi’s sense of style (she’s a master of the high-low mix) as well as her sense of humor–she is incredibly personable and always 100% herself, so reading her blog feels like you’re reading (often hilarious) daily updates from a friend. – Mil


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Pure & Complex (Soon to be House of KTS)

Kay, whose last name I have yet to suss out, curates an interesting collection of posts on decor, recipes, art, and more. I love her “In the Kitchen” posts, where she often shares recipes from around the web along with her personal tweaks. Kay is in the process of rebranding her blog, which is a bold move for an established blogger. I’m excited to see the final outcome. – Jules 


Lindsay Thurston is a second grade teacher who has somehow found the time to not only run a style blog, but to also create and coordinate the Seattle Style Bloggers group. Does this woman ever sleep? Visit her blog for easygoing outfits as well as beauty and style tips you’ll actually use. – Jules 


Ashley Hutchinson is the creator of the life & style blog Sed Bona, based in my beloved former home of Chicago. From recipes to outfit posts to restaurant reviews from around the city, there’s always something fun to see on Ashley’s blog. It’s also worth mentioning that Sed Bona derives from a Latin phrase, which brings me great joy, classics nerd that I am. – Mil


As I mentioned earlier, this is only the start of a long list of women bloggers we love and admire. While the fight for gender equality wages on, it’s pretty cool to spend a few minutes thinking about how much women have done and continue to do to push blogging forward. You go girls!

What women bloggers do you read and admire? Are you doing anything to celebrate International Women’s Day?



All photos sourced from the highlighted blogs. Michelle Obama photo source

10 responses

  1. Oh my gosh.. I was following along this post thinking.. I love some of these blogs and then I see my name and I started to cry. I couldn’t believe it. Thank you so much. I am honored… I am just honored. Thank you.

  2. You ladies are seriously so sweet!!! I feel so honored to be featured on your blog and thank you so so much ❤ ❤ <3. Happy International Womens Day 🙂

  3. I loved reading about the bloggers you two follow. I too read a handful of these (Cupcakes and Cashmere, Kendi Everyday, Lindsay Living, and Sed Bona) but didn’t know about Just a Tina Bit. Her blog is so cute. Thanks for sharing.


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