VOTE FOR ME | BEST UK FASHION BLOGGER, INSTYLE MAGAZINE PROJECT 13

"Mancunian Megan Ellaby doesn’t do normcore. Looking like she’s stepped straight out of Almost Famous in patchwork suede, silver space boots and shaggy shearling gilets, her blog, Pages By Megan, is a style guide for every music-loving rock chick with a penchant for leopard print. Oh, and can we talk about her enviable stash of band tees?! Megan’s slick blog also features beauty reviews, dreamy interiors inspiration and Megan’s picks of Manchester’s coolest hangouts. You can also catch Megan on YouTube. We’re taking pictures of that fringe to our hairdresser…"

I'LL TAKE THAT!

So as the title suggests I've somehow been nominated by InStyle magazine as the UK's Best Fashion Blogger in their Project13 awards... MENTAL!
This really is the biggest, most amazing thing ever and I am totally blown away and humbled to have been nominated amongst such incredible talent in this weird and truly wonderful industry. 
It's between me and two other incredible bloggers so it's tough competition indeed but I would absolutely LOVE your support on this if you can spare just two minutes to tick a box and vote for me here.
What I love so much about this blog is how truly supportive you guys are of me, a twenty something weirdo from Manchester... It always blows me away and I know you'll be there for me during this exciting time. 

Theres tonnes of other categories too so go and have a nosey and vote for your faves, I know it would mean the world. It takes just two minutes and hey, you might find some new reads... I know I have.

HUGE THANKS IN ADVANCE! 
If I win this, it's for you guys.
Let's do this!

Lots of love,

x M

STAR PRINT LOVE

Wishlist

Hey guys, here's a rather hefty star print-centric wish list featuring my most wanted starry pieces. Check out one girls rather ridiculous star print collection in my latest YouTube video.
Enjoy!
x M

LOOKING AHEAD

 

 

 

RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!
That's what I like to call this time of the year. 
It's that time where the inevitable style rut sets in, the shops are brimming with AW wear and the weather is having a meltdown not knowing whether to obey us with sunshine or rebel against and rain baby rain. 

With this time of year comes a heck load of research. Researching into the season ahead, looking at trends, street style and celebrities to inject some AW sass into our worn and totes over it summer wardrobes. 

This is a process that naturally comes seasonally when our tired, well loved pieces cry out for a refresh and our wardrobes champion the new additions. 
One of the many things I love about living in the UK is that we have very diverse and different seasons that really allow us to make the most out of the latest fashion trends. By the time summer is up I'm always desperate for textures and layers and vice verse towards the end of winter, my legs are pining to be aired sans tights and trousers. 

It's this wishy-washy time of the year where we slowly begin to add AW pieces to our summer wardrobes and have to work out how the heck we're going to make them seasonally appropriate now!

Grunge styling is HUGE this season, as it has been for many an Autumn/Winter now. With the likes of Vetements, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and No.21 all championing the trend.
Grunge spirit is something I regularly dip in and out of, selecting prints, finishes and silhouettes that reflect the nineties in more of a now way.
For grunge, I of course look to the catwalks, but I tend to take much of my inspiration from Kurt Cobain, Chloe Sevingy and obvz Alexa Chung, however more recently have been looking to the likes of Helen Anderson, Leanne Woodfull and Hannah Louise Farringdon for my daily dose of grunge on a more wearable, day-to-day level... Go on girls!

This entire look was sourced via the wonders at Luisa Via Roma, my go-to for designer items with a twist. LVR tend to select the most rad pieces from the catwalks, more trend based, quirky items that you wouldn't always find on competitor websites. 
That being said, they do have style faves such as the Gucci Dionysus bag along with other classic pieces, but take these down right awesome Mexicana boots. A brand I've not actually heard of before, but a brand that are well and truly on my radar now; Cowboy boots with a cosmic twist... HELLO NEIGHBOUR! 
That's what I love so much about Luisa Via Roma, it is a website that is always educating me on the must have, up and coming designers and brands and I always find myself with a lust list the size of my arm when arriving on site. 

However, the grunge look is all-the-more grunge worthy thanks to this little checked dress by Diesel, again at LVR. It's a seriously lightweight piece that makes it totes approz for Summer, however is bang on the money for AW16. I plan to rock it with a polo neck knit, fish net tights and an oversized aviator jacket throughout winter, making the cost per wear on such a trend focused piece, out of this world amazing!

x M

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DRESSING FOR WEDDINGS

 

 

 

I recently went to the coolest wedding in the world EVER! It was a rock n roll wedding like no other, the wedding of the year if you wish and that got me thinking about wedding attire.
Dressing for occasions is no mean feat. In fact, it's pretty damn difficult even at the best of times, but throw in the word wedding and watch panic wash across the faces of women the world over... WHAT THE HECK DO I WEAR!?

This was the first wedding I've been to in my adult life and to be honest, I had no clue about the ettiquette of wedding guest dressing. You see countless campaigns, imagery and magazine shoots telling you "what to wear to a wedding" but my gosh are they bland. And after delivery after delivery of potential wedding looks, I decided enough was enough.
Why should we conform to the typical "wedding guest look" of below the knee dresses, florals, hats, fascinators the works... Now that just aint me.

You guys may well have already seen what I decided to go for, but incase you missed it you can check it out on Instagram here. An assymetric colourful number, yes with florals, but with frayed edges, sans symmetry, ruffles and a fluorescent palette, now thats how I do a wedding. Combined with clashing prints with my Gucci bag and a totes comfortable but oh-so standout pair of velvet pink heels, I felt awesome with my bed-head hair, extremely like myself yet found that it was totally appropriate for a wedding.

Take this look for example, it's your stereotypical pink lace wedding number. However, who says you can't wear denim to a wedding, the wedding of the year had guests wearing printed tropical shirts, fedoras and converse for crying out loud, all of which looked totally bad ass and thankfully broke that classic wedding stereotype mould. 

A cropped denim jacket teamed with this gorgeous dress by Look Magazine x Glamorous brings it back into the twenty first century. Throw in some printed snake shoes, a choker and a messy up do and it instantly becomes a wedding look that obvz took you just two minutes to decide upon that morning 😉

x M

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