Happy Friday, and welcome to the June edit of the #BloggersSpotlight Series. This month’s feature is the beautiful and talented Ellie, writer of the blog ellie etc. I met Ellie at the same blogging event I met Heather and Sam; Scarlett London’s Bloggers Festival. We instantly clicked and it’s meeting people like Ellie that makes me realise how lovely the blogging community is! Ellie has an amazing sense of style and I love the way she puts items together to create a really unique and stylish look. Be sure to keep reading to find out more about the blogger behind the blog…

Introduce us to ellie etc, what can we expect to find there?

ellie etc is a little online space I created a few years ago when I was getting bored of my very un-creative A-level choices (Chemistry, Human Biology, Psychology and Geography, for anyone wanting to know). I've always loved clothes and fashion, so I decided to create a place where I could ramble freely without the responses of never ending eye rolls and phrases such as: "oh Ellie, you *really* should stop spending so much money". From there I decided to include things I get up to, holidays, nice restaurants/cafes I've been to, food I’ve eaten, etc etc. So now you’ll find personal style, new trends and brand highlights, travel features, as well as day trips and interesting places I’ve been to. Food - because who doesn’t enjoy taking pictures of their food?! Skincare and beauty bits here and there. A mixture of everything! 

Your style is always so on trend, where is your favourite place to shop for clothes?

Oh thank you! I'd love to be more 'on trend' but my bank balance definitely wouldn't like that at all. I love shopping for things on Depop and other second hand sites as well as charity shops. This is mainly as I hate buying things full price and always try and find a bargain. I also like the idea of reusing clothes. If someone has finished with an item of clothing, there's almost certainly someone else out there that'd be into it! Other than that, I love a bit of H&M, Monki, Pull & Bear, Zara, Primark and of course Topshop. 

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?  

I find it from all over. A lot of the time I'll just be out and see someone wearing something and see if I can find something similar myself! In terms of bloggers/Instagram-ers, I absolutely love Sammi from Samantha Maria's style. It's always just exactly how I'd love to dress! She's actually one of the bloggers that inspired me to start my own blog. I love Suzi from Hello October (she's another of the originals I got into blogging from). I try not to get *too* into celebrity fashion, as I usually find it quite unattainable due to the brands they wear! I’ll often find inspiration from the things that pop up on the explore part on Instagram, they’ll be celebrities, bloggers/instgrammers, or just friends of friends who’s fashion I love. 

When you're not blogging and writing about fashion, what else do you spend your time doing?

To be completely honest, I watch a lot of Netflix! Haha.. oh student life. I’m also often found wandering round the shops, I'm always very familiar with the stock in pretty much every clothes shop in close proximity! I’ve just finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology, so a lot of my time over the past three years has been taken up with that. It’s a very surreal feeling to be finished now, I almost don’t know what to do with myself with all this free time! 

What direction can you see your blog heading towards?

Funnily enough, I’m actually working on some big changes for ellie etc. As much as I love it how it is, I’m itching for a change. In the next month or so I’m completely rebranding and re-launching ellie etc as an online magazine. A collaborative place where lots of people can write about lots different things. And of course I’ll still write too. I’m so excited to be getting on with this as I’ve been holding off until I had finished my dissertation and exams. Stay tuned! 

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