Sunday, November 21, 2010


sunday portrait week 51




001. Cardiff was really good, I wore the dress I mentioned last week along with my super cosy tights, SO WARM! Was a laugh a minute really, our cab driver on the way home started singing Sandy from Grease! Also we had this really creepy Andy Warhol/Mark Ronson-esque creeper trying to dance with us in the club!

002. I hate how cold its gotten in the past few days, its supposed to get colder next week too! I've been wearing vests and body suits under everything, and a huge scarf for added warmth! I really want an electric blanket, Hello old lady!! Oh well, I love being wrapped up warm! I've been wearing my snuggly socks everywhere recently!

003. My car is fixed! HURRAYYYY! Luckily it was just the clutch cable that snapped not the whole clutch breaking, so it cost me £80, rather than the £300 I was expecting! Im so greatful for having my car now! I cant believe how much I rely on it to get me around! Im going to take car of my little Fiat Punto from now on!

004. Im going to be doing a questionare at some point in the next week, I really need some feedback on the blog. Anon commented on my formspring, saying "your blogs got so boring recently, you really need to do other things apart from outfit posts" In some ways I feel like I should give in to what people want and do things like makeup tutorials (my makeup is so basic), how to's, features on how to get "my style" (something I think sounds so lame), wishlists (boring) and FOTD's (never!). Honestly though thats not me, I don't want to tell people how to dress or what to wear. I truly believe you should be able to choose clothes you like without being influenced by someone else. Just because I dont like it, it doesn't mean you shouldn't like it! People sometimes ask me if I like X item, and will give them my honest opinion, and then proceed to tell them that "fashion is subjective, if you like it then go for it". I do want new ideas for posts, but I want to stay true to the things I like in blogs, Which to be truthful, at the moment it is pretty much just outfit posts! I do see myself eventually giving in and actually doing them purely because thats what people want,  But I'm just struggling with staying true to myself at the same time.

005. Five (plus a few!)  to Follow Giveaway Edition: Michelle, Rani, Victoria, Lucy, Emma, Heather, Hannah & Amy

66 comments:

  1. Definitely get an electric blanket- I have mine on every night...the exact same one as my grandma!x

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  2. Oh no, your blog isn't boring at all! Don't do what you don't want to do.
    Although personally I'd love it if you'd do some more graphics things and show us what you're doing on your course :)

    But don't do just what people want, otherwise you won't enjoy doing the blog!

    Chloe... x
    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  3. ps. dont give in! I personally love your blog because of the fact you dont blog just to entertain your followers, but about what you want to.

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  4. you shouldn't change what you like doing just cause someone said so, fuck em! haha. Your blog defiantly isn't boring it's geat xo

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  5. We have a Punto too! hehe,

    And on the feedback thing... I don't find your blog boring. There's blogs that I started following and have slowly bored me, but I don't think that will happen with you. I think your posts are easy to follow and not filled with meaningless crap that some people post...

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  6. Awh we have similar stuff on our posts today! God damn these FS haters. Seriously though, look at your followers. You don't need to change a thing. I love your blog the way it is! Love you too, obz. xo

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  7. yeah i agree, you shouldn't change a thing because some silly anon said to, just can't tell you themself. your blog is amazing and i have never found it boring so SNM (:
    glad you had a good time, that dress is amazing on you and yes its bloody dropping a degree every five minutes in birmingham!xxx

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  8. Hey,

    Great picture! I've always wanted to go to Cardiff.. maybe one day.

    Oh.. Get a electric blanket - I have one and it's the best invention ever!! ha ha

    xx

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  9. I feel like an old couple with my boyfriend because we are planning on buying an electric blanket!!! We are actually excited about it!!

    Georgie
    xx

    (Chanel giveaway once I hit 100 followers)
    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  10. Nooo Lilz! Don't ever change! Why would you want to go against your whole ethos for some little douche that doesn't even have the courtesy to give you a name?

    I love your blog format. It's the perfect blog for people that want style inspiration and an individual voice. I think it's just perfect as it is.

    If you're going to add new features, do it because you want to. Every blog is different, that's the joy of it, but unfortunately you can't please everyone! You have over 4000 followers that think you're doing just fine! Fuck da H8rz!

    x

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  11. Dont give in! Theres a reason you get so many hits and followers and thats because they like what your already doing xx

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  12. I'd be chuffed if you posted an outfit every single day - it's my fave thing about your blog! You help me to feel in touch with British style. I miss London so much and your blog helps me to feel connected to the UK x

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  13. Gorgeous photo. And glad to hear you had a nice time in Cardiff, and that your car's finally fixed! x

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  14. I disagree with Anon....I love your blog just the way it is!

    T x

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  15. Electric blankets are fab especially as it's only going to get colder! I love your blog and isn't the point that it's something that you enjoy doing? Do what makes you happy! x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  16. I love your outfits! You keep doing you :)

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  17. Nooo don't change if you don't want to! Obviously they just said that cause they are jealous. Like Vic said look at your followers, and they go up and up every week. Glad you had a good weekend, even with the train tea! xx

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  18. i hate that the only thing i know about cardiff is doctor who is filmed there....and um, there is meant to be a time rift thing...yeah. sorry. i'm terrible.
    don't take what someone says over formspring to heart, i love your blog and your outfit posts, you have an easy, relatable, effortless style and i enjoy seeing your wee posts =)
    xo

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  19. I completely agree with Gem Fatale, this is YOUR blog to post what YOU want to, it's your output, nobody elses. You've been amazingly successful doing exactly what you're doing, so why change it now just because some idiot thinks it's boring? If this was a true reflection of what people thought then they wouldn't keep flocking back time and time again. Only do something different if you want to! :)

    Thanks for the link too by the way :)
    xxx

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  20. Oh I absolutely adore taxi drivers, the ones in Southampton are always mental, they love a bit of kareoke-esque singing and posing for pictures, the lot! I think it's really rude when people TELL you to blog specific things, to be fair, its your blog, so you can write what you want! Blimmin' FS eh? ;) Thank you so much for the link by the way sweet, my emails are going haywire at the moment and I believe it is down to you! Lovesss! xx

    P.S. Electric blankets are a godsend, living in Uni accommodation forced me to buy one in January!

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  21. Love the blog, don't change anything you don't want to or you just won't enjoy it anymore. Not worth it for one cheeky anonymous follower.

    Good news on the car! Public transport is depressing!

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  22. you dont have to change anything.
    i think ur blog is adorable!

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  23. What Lucy said! you have all these followers for a reason :) people enjoy reading what you post! Don't change who you are, if they knew you and were a dedicated follower then they wouldn't ask you that anonymously, they're just trying to provoke you! So don't change it, take mine and everyone else's word for it on here :) xxx

    www.handbagstogladrags.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks so much for linking me Lily!

    I think your blog is fab as it is, although your make up does always look so flawless so I can see why people want tutorials! And I agree, it's been so cold recently - Primark socks are a lifesaver! xx

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  25. I guess the 'boringness' depends on whether people actually like your style or not. As one of those who love it I don't think it's boring, actually, it's one of my most favourites :)

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  26. Dude! Keep diong what you'r doing! LOADS of people love your blog just the way it is! Don't do anything you wont enjoy doing.
    I really need to hunt down some of those super cosy tights.

    :]

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  27. Please don't change! I finally found a blog that does her own thing, and shows us a lot of outfit post, which i totally love. So stay the same please. :)

    xoxo irene
    www.myfashionfindings.com

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  28. First of all, beautiful photo my sweet.

    I bet you looked HOT in the dress teamed with tights! Hahaha - not so great about the guy trying to bust some moves with you though haha. If a bloke comes up to me on the dancefloor I like to rock out the cleverly named 'shit dance' - where you dance as stupid as you possibly can but keep a straight face (so that it actually looks like you're trying) They soon run a mile!! Haha, you should try it :)

    Works an absoloute TREAT :)

    xox

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  29. Lily,
    While it would interesting to see new content on your blog, it would only be interesting if it was coming from YOU. What I love so much about your blog is how honest you are and how it really is so reflective of you as a person. Please don't give in just to make your readers happy. Your blog is not only something for us to enjoy, it is a place for YOU to express YOURSELF creatively. I personally enjoyed your photos of the week but if that's not something you enjoyed posting then don't!! Keep doing what you're doing, the popularity of your blog is increasing exponentially! It's hands down my favorite blog, you're gorgeous, please keep up the wonderful work and don't listen to what the haters have to say.

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  30. I don't think you need to change anything. Honestly. I've recently found your blog & read some of your posts and I think its amazing.

    x x

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  31. never give in! i love your blog just the way it is !

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  32. Lily, I hope you had a nice time at the weekend, I went out with some friends on Friday and danced so much I pulled all the muscles in my legs :P It was great to just let loose though! I think you just have to do what you want (easier said than done I know!!) and if people don't like it then they don't have to read! :)

    Maria xxx

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  33. Ohh Lil, allow the anon comments. I doubt your blog could ever be boring. 4000+ people aren't bored are they?! It's your blog at the end of the day and you're definitely not boring xo.

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  34. Glad your car didn't cost you as much as you thought- mine failed it's mot recently (also a Punto) and cost me £200+, my clutch also went earlier in the year! haha, I'd love to not have my car, I'd save so so much money but living without it would not be possible. Let alone getting to work, but just having a social life too- depend way too much on it now.
    I love your outfit posts, I personally can't get enough of them & I also think-this is your blog and you should do what YOU want too. Yes you have a lot of followers, so they all want 'their Lilly' to be something slightly different, but being you & doing your blog how you want to has got you this many followers- so why stop? Enjoy blogging!
    Sorry about my essay :/
    loves xx

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  35. Your blog posts are fine! Seriously, don't worry about it. Post what you want.
    If someone is bored of reading what you have to say, then they can simply stop following you.
    I follow you because I like your outfit posts. I like having a good look at what other people are wearing lol.
    If all your blogs started to be about, Iunno, games and movie, I'd probably stop following you, but you'd get new followers who are interested in that.
    Post the stuff you want, it'd your blog after all.

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  36. Definitely post what you want or else you'll lose interest in your own blog! And we don't want that happening!

    xo, Amy

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  37. 002. I have a blanket that I'm pretty sure belonged to my grandmother. It's about as close to an electric blanket as I can get without actually going out and buying one. It's polyester hahahaha.

    003. Congrats on getting your car back! I need to really get a move on getting a new car.

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  38. I don't find your blog boring at.ALL.
    I love different and I think your blog is different, plus I like your style, as in your taste in clothes, hairstyle and much more.

    A blog stays fresh if you just blog what you feel like blogging about, and not what others feel like you should blog about, if your blog has gotten too 'boring' for them, then they should just move on to read other blogs/sites, right? Don't do different stuff just because other people want you to, they are not even paying you for blogging so how dare they say 'you should do more of this or that' ha! LOL, seriously.

    Your blog is great the way that it is and so are you.

    Cheers!
    Nury

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  39. oh glad you had a great time for your friend's birthday and that dress looked stunning on you xxxxx

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  40. I looked at some of your older (like 2009) posts and I liked looking at the pictures of your notebook and the flickr faves. It would be cool if you started adding that to the blog again, unless you don't even write in a notebook anymore that is. :]

    Oh, and your blog is not boring.

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  41. keep your blog how you want to keep it. if you wanna change things do them your way, otherwise you'll lose your passion for it or whatever.
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  42. I don't thing your blog is boring, sometimes you have to be careful with anon comments ^^

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  43. 1. I am definitely not bored by this blog!!
    2. I have an electric blanket and it's pretty rad.
    3. I think the videos actually have made it more interesting, a new twist :)

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  44. I love electric blankets, you should definitely get one. And your blog is not boring, love your outfit posts! xxx

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  45. i have an electric blanket and it is the best thing ever!

    i love your outfit posts - you're one of the only high street style blogs that actually puts together interesting outfits!

    ideas for new posts - room tour? closet tour? makeup and beauty related something?

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  46. I have an electric blanket! Couldn't live without it in the winter!!!

    I don't know if this will help as you said you're doing a questionnaire anyway, but I'd love to see more of your work. I saw a few illustrations you did a few weeks back and I'd love to see more.

    Finally I know you must get this all the time, but I'd love it if you'd have a look at my blog
    http://littlebeinglittle.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  47. Dont cave in, lily!

    Just keep on doing your thing. There are infact some of us, who loves the fact that you always stay true to your ideas and beliefs regarding this blog.
    If people want to see makeup tutorials and what not, then they should go and see other bloggers, who are more passionate about such things.

    Your blog is still interesting and I still read it with great pleasure :)
    An idea for new stuff for this blog could perhaps be to show us some of the graphical work you do.
    Kinda like some of the earlier posts or maybe of work you've done during courses.

    xxx

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  48. never change,your blog is one of my favs :) xo

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  49. I don't think you should change your blog. I like it the way it is, and I love you sunday portrait-posts by the way ^^
    xxxx

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  50. I love your blog (: But I kinda miss seeing your artwork on here lately!

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  51. i love your blog just the way it is :) :)

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  52. Lot's of people love how your blog is now, like me. It has not got boring. Please stay true to yourself and only blog what you want, not what everyone else wants. You've blogged for yourself all this time yet you still get a ton of followers, that must be a good sign right? I've seen so many blogs just fade away from being themselves to being something that other people want and I've lost interest in them all together, so have many others. I don't want that to happen with your blog, I love your personality and I believe you show your true self through your blog. Please don't change that.

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  53. Don't listen to anonymous morons, your blog is just as good as ever, I've completely disappeared of the blogging radar recently but I always make time to read 2 or 3 of my favourites and yours is always one of them xx

    P.S. Get an electric blanket, they are amazingggg!! It's all about being warm and cosy!

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  54. i definitely think that wishlists would be great! not to influence people's dress sense but to inspire people into what's out in the stores at the mo and what others' opinions are on things? i just really like the idea :')

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  56. Your blog is definitely not boring! The outfit posts are enjoyable to read, and I liked when you did the Week in Pictures posts too, though it would be lovely to see some more of the arty stuff you used to post back in the day. That stuff was the reason I started reading in the first place :) But ultimately, you should do whatever makes YOU happy with it - it shows when a blogger doesn't really have much of an interest in their blog, and then it stops being fun to read.

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  57. I love your blog exactly the way it is! If people think your blog is boring then they should just stop following it y'know?
    I love my electric blanket!! haha definately get one :)

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  58. Do what you want to do, it's your blog and it's amazing! Anon is 'anon' for a reason!

    I don't think it's boring at all! :)

    Sarah XXXX

    http://burntheblonde.blogspot.com

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  59. hey lily, been reading your blog for ages!

    just wanted to say your blog isn't boring at all, but i do miss the moleskine sketches and the updates on projects you were working on.

    just bring back more of your arty creative side, i miss it!

    flora xx

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  60. I sya its entirely up to you. It is your blog and not your readers. Why not make some money out of what you've worked so hard to create? Any onese would if they could.

    Helen, x
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com/

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