Wednesday, January 02, 2013


new year, new start?










claires accessories bracelet*
forever 21, love hearts and crosses* & river island rings

I didn't end up being able to post yesterday, Not that I was too hungover or anything I just ended up spending the day with my friends and striding into 2013! I had a fun new year with the people I love the most and woke up feeling slightly headachey but nothing compared to some weekends! My new years resolutions are pretty standard: lose weight, work out more and be happier. My main one is to take more risks and actually strive towards the things I want in life rather than settle for second best. I've always been a really strong person, I've dealt with a lot of things in my life but I feel I've become complacent with my life at the moment and keep doing the same "safe" things as it's the easiest. I want to be a better person and take more chances, do what I love, FALL in love and keep going and most importantly say YES more!

Blogging goal wise, well I don't know. I want to feel happy and confident with what I do on here again. Although I try and put all my effort into my blogs, I cant help but feel in recent months seems to have slipped I've been so busy working outside of blogging. It's frustrating knowing you have all this stuff to share but not enough hours in the day to do it. Number 1 on my blogging resolutions list is to definitely organise my blogging life more and set myself more of a schedule. I want to make more videos, especially more creative videos as well. I wish I had someone (need to find myself a photographer boyfriend!) to help me get all my videos ideas filmed, but its hard when you're one person and a tripod! One day my vision for my Youtube channel will hopefully come true! But until then I want to keep learning how to film, edit and aim towards making videos at a professional quality. Another goal is to comment more, I feel the ammount of comments on blogs is declining and declining. Part of the thrill of blogging is logging in and seeing those comments in the comment section and people reacting to your posts. I think the rise of immediate reactions (Facebook likes/thumbs up's) has really contributed to that and the number of comments I see on posts go down and down. Although I've never been much of a commenter on the internet, but from now on I'm going to make a conscious effort to comment on at least 5 blogs per day.

What are your resolutions? Blogging or real life! I'd love to know! I wish you all a safe, happy and flourishing start to 2013!

77 comments:

  1. Love your outfit Lily :)
    I need to do the same with saying yes more!
    I agree with the comments, when I get comments it really brightens up my day and I try to reply but I hardly comment on other people's blog which I shall start doing more :)

    Gemma xxx
    www.gemsies.blogspot.com

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  2. love this outfit so much :)
    p0isonedfashion.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  3. Amazing outfit, I love how you've worn the collar!
    My resolution was to start blogging again, and a whole 2 days I seem to be doing okay, haha! Like you I'm also making sure I comment on at least 5 blogs a day :)

    xxxx

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  4. Your coat looks incredibly cosy :)
    I have the usual resolutions, lose weight, save money, do well in my degree, smile more as well as get my writing published and finally get better and beat my illness :) x

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  5. I love your outfit :) I'm new to blogging so I don't really know whether the comments have gone down really but I agree it is a lovely feeling when I see I've got a new one and I love reading what people think of my posts. Hope your resolutions go well :)
    Rosalie x

    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love your jewellery in this post! I've just made my return to the blogging world today as 2013 is set to be the biggest year of my life (hello, university!) and I want to document it entirely, along with my usual fashion and beauty based ramble haha. My new year resolutions are similar to yours and your mention of saying 'YES' more has reminded me of Zoe from Zoella's YouTube video on the same topic-I'm going to ensure that 2013 is my year of 'YES'!

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  7. Your hair is looking really great! And I need a dress like that in my life.

    I find it really hard having a 9-5 job and blogging, mainly because it's so hard to photograph stuff nicely in the rubbish winter evenings. I enjoy it though, so I'm sticking at it!

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  8. Love the blue touches! That bracelet is so pretty. I need to lose weight this year. I also want to learn french so I can talk to hunky boys - oh wait, no, I mean so that I can immerse myself in the culture when I finally visit Paris. x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. lovely resolutions :) i didn't really make any, except blog-wise ;) I'd like to somehow "take it to the next level" if that makes any sense..
    good luck with your resolutions!

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  10. I think you've set yourself some really good goals for the year and I look forward to seeing you commenting on people's blogs and hopefully at one point that could be on my own. Hope you have a wonderful year, which I'm sure you will anyway. xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. gorgeous hair :)
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  12. There are some good resolutions there. I love commenting and think it gives bloggers a little confidence boost in knowing there are people out there showing an interest in what they do! Happy new year everyone! x

    new post at www.beautifulthings-danielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Good resolutions! Mine are a mix of real life and blogging and I hope I stick to them! Lovely outfit today x

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  14. Same with commenting, being busy really pushes it to one side doesn't it. The youtube stuff sound good too, I've been thinking of verging into that realm but I need to do my research into video editing before I do so - also I'm not sure what to even vlog about but it has always interested me!

    Your outfit looks pretty sweet also, i like the turquoise colour with the black!

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  15. What lovely resolutions, the falling in love one is my favourite! Mine are to try and be more healthy and save some money instead of spending, but aren't everyone's!
    xx

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  16. Great outfit! The turquoise jewellery looks amazing with your coral nails too!

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  17. You look great, as always! Really like your resolutions for your blog! Plus the one about falling in love, especially like that one! xxx

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  18. You look gorgeous, I just love your hair colour at the moment! Getting healthy is my main new years resolution, as well as going teetotal and spending lots of time with my friends and people that I love.
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  19. lovely nail colour! my resolution is just be generally more pro active, not just blogging but also saying 'yes' to opportunities that come my way, both in uni and general life as well.good luck with your resolutions!happy new year!
    Rosie x

    littlestagg.blogspot.com

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  20. Love this outfit and I love the pop of blue with the bracelet! :)
    I have just started a blog and would love if you came to check it out! :) www.bloggerofbeauty96.blogspot.com

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  21. I know what you mean with being one person and a tripod, it's hard, I love your blog and youtube Lily and can't wait to see what 2013 brings xxx

    itsbeautystartswithin.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I think your resolutions sound great! Aside from losing weight and getting fit I also want to take more chances, push myself and work hard to achieve the goals I've set for myself. xo

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  23. you are such a beauty, love your new years resolutions, on the top of my list is also to work out, I feel like I've been slacking off too much in 2012 :)

    xx

    http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

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  24. To say yes more is mine too! Happy New Year! x

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  25. i love the shearling collar :) good luck with the resolutions!

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

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  26. Your blog was one of the first I ever read and has made me start doing one myself (only this week) Love your outfit posts and that collar is lovely! x

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  27. I'm hear you on the only sticking to what I'm comfortable with as opposed to experiencing new things, I'd like to combat this also!

    Sarah,
    takemyscars.blogspot.com

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  28. i can empathise with the needing-a-photographer issue! you'll sort it out, i'm sure, or just bribe your friends with food and wine (: xx

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  29. I'm also hoping to put myself out of my comfort zone. Especially with my blog, I always feel I could take it a bit further if I wasn't so afraid of what other people think. I still haven't told any of family or friends or anyone in my city that I have a blog!

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  30. good resolutions, very similar to my own, I also want to steer away from the 'safe' options! xx

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  31. gorgeous outfit!!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/


    xx

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  32. Love your blog and word of advice you should take more risks as theirs nothing better than the thrill of finally achieving your goals and you can then go on to set higher ones good luck and wishing you all the best for 2013. x

    http://krystelcouture.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Your hair looks incredible!
    Could you please tell me how it is coloured and what colours you have on it at the moment?
    Thanks x

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  34. You look so gorgeous! I love your jewellry! :)

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  35. I'm dedicating 2013 to doing things I've been meaning to do for years but never have. Some simple things but some bigger. Simply priorities are being put on getting stuff out the way so its no longer a case of 'i've been wanting to do that for years!' I wrote a post on it yesterday.

    Good luck with 2013 Lily!

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  36. One of the reasons I love your blog so much is because you wear a lot of black; for years I've always loved black clothes more than any other colour but have always been so worried about styling it right or wearing too much of it. Your blog has given me so many new style ideas and you always wear it perfectly :)
    Good luck with your blogging/youtube resolutions <3
    Love Holly x

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  37. love love love the collar lily! ahh how amazing life would be if there was always someone on hand to take pictures aha! totally agree on the comments front too, i need to start commenting more instead of stalking! :)xo

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  38. I love the shearling collar the most. I try to comment on as many blogs as I can as your right it is so nice logging in and reading that someone has taken the time to comment on your own blog. Happy New Year! xx

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. great resolutions! I agree completely with the whole reaction thing; people find it so much easier (lazier) to press a like button instead of a thought out comment.. nevertheless. Love your outfit too - the collar is stunning! x

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.ca

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  40. I really like this dress, it's lovely.
    I personally would like to blog so much more and become more established and have more followers and so on.
    rabbitholesxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. what lipstick are you wearing it looks lovely?xxx

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  42. I love your outfit, simple but effective. Although coosy a very mild winter. It gives the desires of tea like.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  43. I love this outfit - especially the collar! I've also decided to comment more, share the blogger love!
    Xxx

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  45. on asos right now eyeing up that collar....

    my resolution this year is to start properly blogging on my blog. and to have a blemish free year... but that is a long shot!

    I think you put so much effort into your blog, it is so well put together, and your youtube video's are amazing... I keep filming one and then not putting it up as I have no idea how to edit! x

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  46. Love the outfit! Few goals of mine are similar to yours: doint things I don't normally do and saying yes to more things, work on my blog ans continue vlogging on youtube! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. My new years resolution is to start blogging again... eek. I wish you well for 2013 Lily!

    http://ragsandrobes.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. just too cute! love a bit of sterling collar.

    beccy, xoxo

    http://ispythroughthekeyhole.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. Love your collar and your boots!
    Good resolutions, one of my resolutions is to hopefully get my own blog running and it to hopefully be near the standard of yours, fingers crossed. x

    http://chloknows.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. love your bracelets! nice and simple :) x

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  51. you literally suit any style, beaut :) x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  52. Brilliant, keep up the good work! Loving the finger candy!xo

    http://www.thescarletribbonblog.blogspot.ie/

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  53. A lot of mine are similar haha. Video-based stuff...Youtube wise...is my 'big venture' I think :)

    xo,
    Lela - http://www.LelaLONDON.com

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  54. lovely outfit! your coat looks so warm and cosy

    Sarah from http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  55. Such a pretty outfit! I love the sock and boot combo, that is something I'm going to try this year! ;) Niamh x

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  56. I've started commenting a lot more on my favourite blogs too, :)
    Hope you had a Happy New Year! x

    awhimsicalwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. great post! saying yes more is my resolution as well! I really need to get up and start actually doing things. I hope to improve my blog content as well. happy new year :)
    xx
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

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  58. Happy New Year!!!

    -Karly

    karlymichellem.blogspot.com

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  59. Looking good!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  60. love the pop of colors in your nails


    come enter my giveaway for a must have winter item!!
    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/2012/12/plush-scarf-giveaway.html

    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/SpoonfulOfDiamonds

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  61. you always look so perfect mrs!
    happy new year, i hope it brings great things for you (photographer boyfriend included)and that you manage to stick to all your goals. sometimes you've just got to take a step back, re-evaluate things and go for it again.
    looking forward to what your blog will bring in 2013.
    speak soon xx

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  62. Love this outfit!

    I can't wait to see more from you. I agree with the commenting. I seem to have stopped commenting on blogs, and need to start again.

    I want to really get organised with my blog too. It's so hard sometimes to fit everything in. xx

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  63. What colour is your lipstick? its so so nice :)

    http://heyheyboston.blogspot.co.uk/

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  64. This is a good outfit and a good post, I love love love your blog!

    Emma x

    http://gloriousgarments.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. Lovely pics as always, so fresh faced. :)
    Great NY resolutions. Commenting does seem to take a back step I guess, once you get into the writing and obviouly, we're all busy people I'm sure.. but for as much as you appreciate the comments people make on your own blog, it works both ways. :)
    Look forward to viewing more of your YouTUbe videos aswell.
    Caroline.x

    www.notesfromcaroline.com

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  66. I love the fur on that jacket! I think your resolution to not always do the 'safe' things is a really good one as well and is something that most of us should try and do more often!
    My new years resolution is to start my blog, though due to exam season it's already having a bit of a slow start!
    http://jodieandeverything.blogspot.co.uk/

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  67. I have had my eye on that collar for aggggges, I actually thought when I saw it 'oh that's something Lily would wear' glad you posted how it looks on, think I will treat myself :) It is so easy to be 'safe' and not to go out of your comfort zone so good for you tackling that this year. I am trying to comment to people more too, I love reading peoples comments on my blog! xx

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  68. I love the collar! Might have to purchase this myself :)

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  69. Im loving your honesty in this post! Check out my new blog I have finally jumped on the blogging bandwagon!

    sylviahay.blogspot.com

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