Sunday, October 09, 2011


sunday portrait week 94



eyelashes: eylure upper and lower lash duo
fake tan: st moritz spray

Various reasons as to why I've been MIA on here the past ten or so days. Not all bad, as I spent time with my friends towards the end of last week, the weather was just too nice to sit on a computer. But then a few personal things came up and threw me off a bit. Bottom line is, I've not been myself. Which resulted in me wanting to sort my "real" life out rather than posing and being frivolous on the internet.

I don't want bells and whistles, and welcome back messages. I never went away, I've still been tweeting regularly, reading blogs and drafting posts. I guess from the amount of people asking when I'll be posting next that I have been missed. I appreciate that people like my blog, But I have favourite bloggers who I'd like to post more often too. Always remember that there's hundreds of thousands of blogs and websites on the internet to tide you over till they return. Remembering that all bloggers have real lives behind the screen is really important, its not all rose tinted and sometimes its nice to do other things than worry about having enough time to photograph your outfit or what people think of your hair.

I know people in the comments are going to be like "You don't need to apologize, its YOUR blog" I'm not apologizing, I'm just explaining the situation at the moment. As much as its MY blog, without the people who read its nothing. I saw earlier that I'm nearly at 10,000 GFC followers, with loads of other people following me via other networks too. Its pretty overwhelming at times! I never thought it would get this big.

Moving forwards, I will be back to posting this week and take those babysteps into ~coming back~. Have lots of ETC LLYMLRS content lined up for the next week and Im going to London on Saturday to speak at a free blogging event called The Only Way is Blogging. If your around you should come along, going to be tons of advice for new bloggers and meeting with a few brands! I think its aimed more at new bloggers, but just come along if you fancy it. Will be really insightful for newbies with photography & HTML tips and I'm apart of a Q&A session.

ALSO five stone ring mixes and the trios have been put back in stock on JWLRY. Once I've finished photographing all the ring colours in all styles the new customizable mixes will be up. Just slowly putting stuff back up at the moment!

81 comments:

  1. I guess you chose which photos to feature then, hahahaha ;)
    Nice to see you back on LLYMLRS - still been reading ETC and your Twitter, though! RL always comes first, I don't blame you for taking a little break... I have over a million times.
    Anyway, love the fur hat!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  2. Oooh LOVE the hat!!! Your tan looks well lush!! xx

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  3. I love these pictures, you're so pretty! Nice fur hat <3

    FASHIONPHIA

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  4. I love your hat and where dis you get your socks haha? You must get a lot of hassel when you don't post, wrong of people to pester.x

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  5. wah, these pictures make me want to tan so much! really beaut, lily. and I think it's way too easy to get wrapped up in your blog, sometime you just need to take a step back and sort out everything going on irl around you. don't worry about it, most of us blogger people will understand! :)

    xxxx
    ramz and the flock

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  6. nice to see you and your legs back miss! I hope everything is sorting itself out. xx

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  7. adore your hat Lily, it suits you :)
    hope your personal life is back on track and good luck for whatever comes your way next! :)

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  8. Welcome back Lily !
    We just want you to be you, don't worry.
    I wish I was in London to see the free blogging event.. *

    http://itsluckynumberseven.blogspot.com

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  9. LOVE those socks!! would love to know where there from??
    Glad to see you back, have fun in London.
    :)

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  10. i love reading your blog! i think you're style is so lovely.

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  11. beautiful babe. jel of the tan! (fake or not) xoxo

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  12. You're too stunning you! Never worry about taking a break though sweety. Just take care of yourself and your readers won't be going anywhere.

    xoxo

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  13. You look stunning in these pictures! Looking forward to you being back on blogger because I just adore your posts :)

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  14. i love your sunday portrait week hun :)

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  15. Love these pictures! Cute hat and you look so tanned! The only way is blogging event sounds great! Wish I could go xx

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  16. Hope you had a nice break Lily! You look so gorgeous in these pictures! ~Br0nzed g0ddessss~

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  17. I love your lashes, they look amaze

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  18. Oh Lily you beaut! No wonder you had a hard time picking a photo to use. I forsee fur hats selling out everywhere. So glad to hear you're feeling better, time with friends and fam always works a treat x

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  19. I love that hat - and I can't wait to see you speak on Saturday!

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  20. bloody hell you look hot!!!

    (in a non-lez way obv... or which ever way floats your boat!)

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  21. You are stunning! *.* Wish I live in the UK I want to go to that event :/

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  22. You are incredibly gorgeous in that hat. So autumn perfect.

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  23. Love the furry hat! You look so pretty! xx

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

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  24. You look gorgeous! (:

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  25. still no foxy comment i see! I am disappoint
    gorgeous as per xxx

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  26. What a great explanation, hope everything gets sorted out ! Very insightful ! Your fur hat is TO DIE FOR ! You're rockin' it and it's looks amazeballs !!! Wish I could be in London to hear you speak at the Blogging Event, but seeing as I'm on the other side of the world that wouldn't happen !

    http://starrstuddedstyle.blogspot.com/

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  27. As I'm reading this you have exactly 10000 GFC followers so congratulations. I love that hat xx

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  28. I'm glad your back. I know you have a life everyone does, but glad your back.

    Bluebox89

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  29. Love your fur hat thingy :-) I hope your feeling better now, I saw your tweets earlier and it was clear you were very upset. Not good :-(

    Jade x

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  30. Good to hear that you were enjoying RL rather than the internet! Can't wait to see more posts from you, though.

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  31. I often think about this when I'm rushing around like a mad person, taking photos, editing them, writing, posting, all in between real life. Sometimes it can be so full on, and you just need some breathing space. Glad to hear things are more sorted now. x

    PS - NO NEED TO APOLOGISE! (Jokes)

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  32. Thanks for the blogging event heads up. Take it easy hun.xx

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  33. It's always good to take a break and just take care of yourself.
    I love your hat :) x

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  34. Congratulation hitting 10,001 followers. You are amazing. Your legs are so tan, need to fake tan mine. I might go to this event but I'm not sure of the location (I'm too blonde). xx

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  35. Life is always around the corner waiting to hit you. I have been tangled up with stuff at the moment too. You look stunning in your photos by the way. Plus, that blogging meeting sounds like fun!!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  36. That hat looks so great on you! Ha, if I could only pull off hats :)

    simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com

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  37. Your blog is my inspiration as I'm only just getting started!
    http://harrispaghetti.blogspot.com/

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  38. Take as much time as you need, I'm sure we'll all be here for when you do post. Absolutely stunning photo, gorgeous!! xx

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  39. Gorgeous! I love your hat so much.
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  40. I understand how hard it must be to keep blogging when you have other stuff on! I work from home and still struggle to get one post out a week sometimes. Looking lovely in the photos, they're gorgeous, and make me excited about wearing my furry hat this winter! :D

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  41. been very worried by your tweets hope all is well, although you may not be feeling it you most definitely look like you've "come back" on top form! you look flawless here! cannot wait for more llymlrs and etcllymlrs

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  42. oh and the hat is just perfect for winter, definitely my next buy x

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  43. Gorgeous!xx

    www.perfectly-polished-nails.com

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  44. You're right everyone needs a few days off for many reasons. I would love to come to the blogger event, unfortunately I love in New York. Btw, you look stunning in this post, I am a new blogger, have just started blogging recently. I would love it if you took a look at my blog and maybe followed.

    www.modernbeauty21@blogspot.com

    J.Choudhury x

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  45. Love the hat. I'm trying to find a hat similar. Once I do, I will post to my blog www.whimsyblonde.com :) Can't wait.

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  46. For your absence I was following you on twitter and I hope everything is getting better. I hope you're doing well :)
    and I am so glad you're back because I have missed you GREATLY. :)
    You look absolutely beautiful in your photo by the way <3

    www.deroucheau.etsy.com

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  47. I feel that way sometimes too, sometimes blogging can't come before real life. x


    sharpest-lives@blogspot.com

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  48. I have this hat! I haven't dared wear it outside my house/car yet though xx

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  49. Ah Lily you beaut! Looking gorgeous as always. Hope things work out for you :) xx

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  50. Whoa Lily, you look stunning! I hope that you feel better now :) x

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  51. Gorgeous as always! I just love your blog :)

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  52. Good hat!

    http://cigarettesinthetheater.blogspot.com

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  53. You're so pretty! love your blog and those lashes!
    www.lg-desire.blogspot.com

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  54. those lashes look absolutely gorgeous, lovely to have you back :) x

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  55. I love your hair, it is so adorable!

    http://kindoflovely.com/

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  56. you look so stunning in these photos, i never thought to try bottom lashes, i think i will now they look so good on you xxx

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  57. love that hat you look beautiful in it! my sister bought a similar fur hat from primark the other day, unfortunately my big head just doesn't suit hats :( booo! xx

    dsychain.blogspot.com

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  58. I think the lashes are amazing! I totally love the picture XX

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  59. Gorgeous hat & I can't wait for more posts.

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  60. stunning is an understatement. woww xx

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  61. Your hat <3 it really suits you and your eyelashes look really nice, they make your eyes stand out :) I might have to buy some, all my eyelashes are too 'dramatic'

    xo

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  62. Girl, if you need to take a break for your personal life, DO IT! We all deserve some time, and taking a break from blogging shouldn't be a big deal. I hate when people make it a huge deal, as long as you are happy that's all that matters. Hang in there <3

    M.

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  63. you are gorgeous! totally model-worthy! :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  64. You're so cute!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  65. you look gorgeous in these photos

    Xx

    holahawaii.tumblr.com

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  66. what camera do you have? you look stunning btw xx

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