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As you read this, I'll probably be cutting and sticking for my Styling assignment once again. I'm really inspired by a lot of things for my project and final shoot at the moment, and the likes of Tumblr and Weheartit have really helped me to bulk up my stylist's notebook, as well as my amateur, rather slapdash sketches, which I hope to watercolour this weekend. I haven't posted one of these inspiration posts in a while, and just wanted to share my current inspirations, so I can look back in a few weeks and figure out my train of thought. I also wanted to show that inspiration can come from all sorts of places - other outfits, locations, colours, objects, places, textures and more.

(photographs sourced via Tumblr and Weheartit, original sources can be found through my tumblr acct here.)

colourful paper packaging, heeled oxford shoes, leather jackets, cable knit shorts and leggings, quaint and romantic european destinations, more cable knit patterns, inspirational quotes, dreaming of the impossible, taylor swift, rolled up sleeves on sheer shirts, cafe de flore in paris, paperbag waist leather shorts and angora sweater, balmain-esque boots, light airy interiors, alexa chung and downtown new york, the ocean, all black.

Where do you take inspiration from?

37 comments

  1. I want to be in that ocean! the wee knitted cosy on the take-out mug is fab!
    Most of my inspiration is from every day simple things, thoughts and people. (and of course bloggers)
    x

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  2. Ben and Jerrys sounds like my kind of inspiration ;)

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  3. Great inspiration post :) I love the outfit (or what I can see of it!) in the third pic along the top. Like you, I agree that you can take inspiration from anywhere are everywhere. When I stumble upon a picture I love I add it to the 'inpsiration' folder in my documents :) Magazines, celebs, sceneries, random objects...anything goes! xxx

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  4. Gorgeous post! <3 I love the last image and the knitted cup sleeve is the cutest thing!

    Love Ellen
    xx

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  5. Ash: Me too, I'm quite excited for this summer! Aaah I know, so much cuter than a card sleeve (:

    Sophie: Obviously! Apart from, y'know, when you get brainfreeze after devouring an entire tub!

    Hannah: Thanks lovely! I didn't want to just slap some photos up on my blog, but I think it's something people would find interesting to some extent (: Me too, although I've recently been using Evernote to keep track of everything! xx

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  6. These are such lovely inspirational pictures. They all work so well together x

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  7. Love this post and the images are great! Esepc that Disney Golden ticket one! Yes please! :) xx

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  8. Those ankle books are adorable! And Ben & Jerry's is the way forward whatever happens!

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  9. Vicky: Thank you sweet. x

    Claire: Thank you! I'd love one of those Disney tickets, I'm still a child at heart! x

    Rachel: I know right?! Might recreate them for my final portfolio shoot but we shall see!

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  10. Such a beautiful selection of inspirational photos, lovely! xx

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  11. Ah I LOVE inspiration posts and i always find it so interesting to see what things inspire others. I am so with you with random things becoming inspiration, I once designed a skirt after being inspired by the colour and texture of a Crayola Crayon,Ha! Random but i was just so inspired when i saw it!

    Those chloe boots are just toooo beautiful right? they look perfect and so does T Swift as always!

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  12. WeHeartIt is great for inspiration! Great pics!

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  13. Ahh, I want those studded boots so much! Love the knitted cup warmer too hehe :)
    x

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  14. Great sources of inspiration, some really beautiful things xx

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  15. Those knitted grey shorts are so cute. Lovely pics :)x

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  16. Ben & Jerry's never fails to make me happy :) mmmm!

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  17. I love all of these photos, particularly the one of the ocean and the town in front of the forest and mountains. I think I am going to resurrect my tumblr again to save photies I like! (rosierosie.tumblr.com) xxx

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  18. some lovely inspiration - weheartit has to be my favourite site just now, I spend absolutely hours on it.
    Hope your assignment is going well lovely, enjoy your weekend! xxx

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  19. lovely things! ben and jerrys, shoes and taylor swift make me happy too :) x

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  20. Definately wasn't expecting ben and jerrys on there! I've been craving it all week and now I want it even more haha xx

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  21. Courtney: Thank you! x

    Sarah: Me too, they almost always open up new ideas etc. for me! Owwh how amazing, I'd love to see that! Oh I do want those boots so badly ): And yay for a fellow Taylor Swift fan, so excited to see her on tour again! x

    Cherry: I'm addicted to weheartit aha (:

    Sophie: Me tooo! x

    Gem: Thanks lovely. xx

    Joanne: I really want some cable knit shorts, bit worried that they'll err on the nappy/diaper side though! x

    Christine: Omnom, indeed!

    Rosie: Thanks lovely! The little town looks so picturesque, I'd love to visit somewhere like that! Makes me think of all straw hats, little bicycles and wicker baskets! Ooh I shall follow you on that now ;) x

    Heather-Lou: Thank you! The assignment is coming along okay, slowly but surely getting it all done! Hope the painting of the new abode is going well! xx

    Hannah: (: Ben and Jerrys omnom <3

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  22. Good to know that you're feeling inspiried by a lot of things, and enjoying your course/work! I find tumblr inspiring too, and flickr. The every day is also inspiring, shapes, shadows etc...

    Katie. x

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  23. Dan: Haha I really love their packaging and that real American feel to it! Omnom me too, can't buy any til March though booo ):

    Katie: I've just added more to my folder, and my portfolio is fit to bursting point! Ooh I really find the skyscape inspiring as well, strange as that looks written down! x

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  24. I love your picks! I love pictures of "quaint and romantic european destinations". I hope I get to see them in real life in the future!

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  25. I love this inspiration-post! Interesting question, I think I need to blog about it myself. :)

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  26. I am now desperate for a knitted cup sleeve now, that's so adorable.

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  27. Jane: Thanks lovely (: Me too, I really want to visit Italy, Corfu and Greece in the near future. xx

    SweCupcake: Thank you!

    Carrie: Aaaah I know, they're adorable, and reusable, and v unique ;) x

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  28. The pictures are amazing! So is your blog C: I'm glad I've discovered it and I'm definitely going to be your new follower. Keep posting! (:

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  29. those are so lovely!! i esp love the disney ticket, great find!

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  30. The Bla-Blah Girl: Thanks so much lovely! (:

    Adrienne: Thank you! I want one of those tickets haha, but 1962... waaaa!

    Alana: <333

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  31. amazing photos !

    xoxo,
    www.thelushfleet.blogspot.com

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  32. love this college! so adorable!

    a-dreamers-wake.blogspot.com

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  33. Karissa: Thanks sweet (: xo

    Emily Rose: Thank you lovely. xo

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  34. Oh I want some knitted wooly shorts and a knitted wooly cup holder - awww so cute! x

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