the magazine edit

I actually love reading these type of posts, an insight into something that is not really talked about but is still ever so prominent. Today I’m talking about magazines – my favourites, why they’re moving online and why I still love reading them.

Now I know a lot of people turn to blogs for reviews, outfit inspiration and beauty advice – magazines have kind of taken a backseat. However there is totally a place for magazines, I definitely don’t buy less than I did 5 years ago, I just buy them for different reasons. Whilst I could sit down and spend an hour reading all the articles I now just flick through and get inspiration or read a few articles. Magazines have moved online to stay relevant to a world that has their phone practically attached to their arm (myself included unfortunately).

As much as I love looking at the fashion, most of the clothes are high end so I can only dream! If there is an outfit I really like I might just rip it out and see if I can find anything similar online (at a cheaper price). I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who just loves lusting over the pretty clothes!

My favourite magazine is probably Elle. I actually love this magazine and not just because it is great for blog photos (because I know I use magazines a lot in the backgrounds). There is always a High Street edit as well which is great; truth be told it isn’t really shops like Primark or Zara and it is still quite expensive but you still get the odd River Island piece that I’ll just fall in love with. They also have a really nice beauty section and I actually find myself taking tips from that as well. A lot of people take advice heavily from bloggers but some of the tips that magazines have are great and I wouldn’t count them out for looking for trends/advice. That said I still love Vogue for inspiration – I know the majority of the magazine is adverts but that doesn’t bother me! You can still get inspiration from it and there can be some really interesting interviews/articles. When I don’t have lots of time to sit down and read a book, I find myself just flicking through a magazine – because it isn’t just photos!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and I’d love to know your favourite magazine! Do you read more online now or do you still buy magazines?


  1. Stella 11th April 2016 at 10:11 am

    I don't buy magazines. When it comes to fashion I get so much inspiration from blogs and social media. I find magazines a waste of money and space.
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

  2. Wellwell Girl 11th April 2016 at 3:55 pm

    love reading them too! x

    jess x |

  3. HelloImEve 11th April 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I also love Elle! I love using magazines for collages 🙂 I made one a while ago with all my favourite hair, makeup and fashion looks.

    Eve |

  4. Eleanor Pritchard 11th April 2016 at 5:13 pm

    That's true! I always just use them for my blog anyways so it's not really a waste of money for me 🙂

  5. Dalal Tahira 11th April 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I've stopped reading magazines but I really do want to get back into it- any recommendations besides Elle?

  6. Lauren Kelly 11th April 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I love Elle! I feel it balances fashion perfectly with lifestyle compared to Vogue, where I feel like I'm flicking through the pages saying I can't afford any of this… It also introduced me to a variety of other things I wouldn't hear of without it!

  7. Eleanor Pritchard 11th April 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I've never really heard of music magazines but I'll have a look for them now! x

  8. Eleanor Pritchard 11th April 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I've always wanted to buy Bazaar but never see it anywhere!!

  9. Eleanor Pritchard 11th April 2016 at 7:53 pm

    InStyle is great for articles and also LOVE (it comes out every couple of months) !

  10. Eleanor Pritchard 11th April 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Same! I do think magazines open my eyes to things that no one ever talks about or things I've never heard about! 🙂

  11. Georgia Rose 12th April 2016 at 6:55 am

    I love this so much!! I still buy magazines quite regular & always find inspiration when flicking through them! I think its nice to have a physical copy of artsy fashion shots etc.

    Georgia Rose ||

  12. Eleanor Pritchard 12th April 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you!! Yes, totally! It's not like I would print out photos from a blog but with magazines it's right infront of you.

  13. Faye Jenkins 12th April 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Lovely post – I love magazines, always have and always will! My fave fashion magazine is Elle but I also love the fashion in Glamour and Grazia, they both give me lots of inspiration. I bought Blogosphere magazine this month and really enjoyed it too, and I love the fashion and articles in The Guardian Weekend magazine, which I've read for years. Last but not least, I LOVE Heat for my weekly trash fix!

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

  14. heythererobyn 12th April 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I loved this post, I haven't really seen many bloggers talking about magazines lately, I guess it is mostly to do with the fact we look to one another more than we look to magazines now though.

    I am still a regular Glamour reader and collector, but I think it's actually just more of a habit now than it is me wanting to read the content.

  15. Eleanor Pritchard 13th April 2016 at 6:30 am

    Thank you! I've never bought blogosphere magazine but I really want to! 🙂 x

  16. Eleanor Pritchard 13th April 2016 at 6:33 am

    Thank you, I just thought it would be a really interesting post to do 🙂 I totally agree with you – I do love some of the interviews though!

  17. Lauren Williamson 13th April 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I definitely read blogs more than magazines now. I tend to only buy magazines now for the free gift that comes a long with it ha! But when I do buy magazines I tend to stick to Elle or Vogue.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  18. Eleanor Pritchard 13th April 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Haha I think we all fall victim of that sometimes! But I agree with you 🙂

  19. Eleanor Pritchard 14th April 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you! Definitely, they're all amazing for inspo 🙂

  20. Mira 19th April 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I read magazines less now, because they're expensive nowadays and we can read the most important information on their websites or social pages anyway and the other info (like pov articles) will be published later on their sites.
    My fav magazine is local Elle, sometimes I buy Marie Claire (in my opinion, it's a really good and quite an intellectual one) and Vogue but I need to browse it first. I collect them and I think they're kinda full monthly picture books which get me inspired. But we must read more not only blogs, because you know, "those who read books will always rule over those who watch TV" and I wanna be well-rounded person, what about you? (:
    Have a nice day, Mira xxx

  21. Rabiah A 20th April 2016 at 8:09 pm

    never bought magazines, but when I Find them lying around in places like the waiting room at the dentists etc. it's so cool and I love going through them.

    Amour Vita

  22. Eleanor Pritchard 21st April 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I love reading books as well and I definitely agree with you, I want to be a well rounded person as well! Magazines are definitely great for inspiration xx

  23. Eleanor Pritchard 21st April 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Omg yes! My dentist always has really old magazines which aren't great haha!


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