Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ruled by Secrecy

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 Oh, Elana.  I love your wardrobe so much.  I feel so lucky to be a part of Flock Together because I get to borrow so many of your outfits.  You may be in Illinois, but your dresses are getting much use over here in California.  This vintage dress is one of my favorites from Elana's closet.  I love the silk and the lace detail.  It's half cute dress and half sexy nightie.  Not gonna lie, I wore this a few times before I sent it back.  If only I had taken pictures to show you how I remixed it.  Maybe I'll just have to borrow it again :)

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Dress- Vintage via Elana
Shoes- Forever 21
Accessories- Forever 21

You may not know it but I have a really hard time opening up on my blog.  I know some people use their blog to talk about their lives, but I've always wanted to have more of a positive yet guarded position to my writing.  It's nothing personal, I just don't think you want to hear about a bad day or my issues with certain aspects of my life.  I know some people think it's a way of displaying perfection.  Believe me, it's not!  I know I'm far from perfect but I also want every person who reads my blog to feel positive and maybe even a little uplifted (even when I'm not).
 
I was thinking maybe I would start sharing a little more with you in the next few months.  What do you think?  Are you interested in my blog being a little more personal or are you just fine seeing my outfits?  I would love your opinion :)

xoxo

Ashley


48 comments:

  1. Hey you have beautiful blog!
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  2. I would like to hear more about your life. Then we are more like friends and less like strangers who stalk you for your pretty pictures :P

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  3. I think whatever makes you most comfortable, but I am beginning to think there can be a balance to being more open and yet still positive. I think it can give more depth to the positivity when it is put more into context with a Preston's everyday life. So, if you felt like it, I would want to hear more about your life.

    That said, your blog is enjoyable as is, so if you choose not to, it is still a fantastic blog to read.

    Www.withoutastyle.com

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  4. Your friend's dress looks amazing! Love it :)

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  5. oh this dress is beautiful :)

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  6. Oh this dress is darling! I love the colour and those flats are a perfect match!

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  7. Thanks for your comment, I have 2 chihuahuas too.
    Great blog and nice outfit !
    Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know, I will follow you back!
    xoxo

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  8. great look! I think you can make your blog personal, for some it wouldn't change anything but for others it will!! :)



    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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  9. Love Elana's dress, the color and lace detailing are just perfect! I completely feel ya on the blog writing, I think its super brave if you share a few more personal things too and say go for it!

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  10. adore this dress! what a great borrow!
    kw ladies in navy

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  11. I'm kind of the same way with my blog. I don't feel like burdening my readers with too many complaints. Especially ones that go in-depth with detail. Plus who knows when the issue will clear up and then the complaint is left there on the internet forever. Annnnyway... I actually like reading about people's normal lives. Especially when I read their blog often.

    I love love this dress you got to borrow. It's gorgeous! The color is great and I love the lace detailing. It's just so pretty on you!

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  12. I'd love to hear more personal things about you, I do have a hard time not wondering and wanting to know more about some of my favorite bloggers when I see your pretty face all the time : ). I def feel ya though that it's hard to find a balance and I def overshare a bit sometimes. Anyway, you look awesome in Elana's dress, love how it looks amazing on so many diff body types - a perfectly versatile look!
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  13. Seriously Ashley, you are just too sweet AND pretty! This dress looks amazing on you, I'm so happy that you've been able to get such good use out of my closet. I know I've gotten plenty of use out of yours too :) I think I'm posting that polka dot dress tomorrow...and will probably style it again for Flock Together. I'm so in love with it!

    You can totally borrow this again whenever you want! Just say the word and I'll be happy to send it. And I would love to read more about your personal life, as long as you feel comfortable sharing! I think everyone would like to get more of a glimpse inside your life, but you should definitely only share as much as you're okay with.

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  14. you look soooo sweet:) your hair and make seriously looks perfect! they would definitely deserve a whole own post:)
    lots and lots of love from switzerland!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  15. I need Elana's closet too I love that dress, it looks like something I would find in mod cloth.

    As for the post , I would love to hear more of your personal life too, even when your are down, I know what you mean about your blog being a happy place for everyone. But at the same time the people that read u blog daily feel like they already know u, and want to know more about u, of course in a none creepy way jaja. So yeah to being more personal. Take care

    kisses,


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  16. You look beautiful. That dress is very lovely.

    I think it would be great if your blog was a little more personal. You seem like a wonderful person that I would love to learn more about.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  17. gorgeous outfit&amazing blog :)
    would you like to follow each other? ;)
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  18. I am loving the way you styled this nightie! I love nightgowns as dresses, they're so comfy and pretty! This one is the perfect colour on you :)
    I love hearing about whats going on in bloggers lives, I usually keep mine pretty positive but sometimes theres just shit going on that need to be vented.
    xJennaD

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  19. that dress is actually from urban outfitters, around 2007? i have the same one ;)

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  20. Holy cow, I love this dress on you. You're looking SO gorgeous and so hot, Ash. I mean it. Also, yes, I LOVE seeing your outfits, but I think you should add a bit more personal stuff as well! <3

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  21. I don't open much on my blog much either - it's not a bad thing, I don't think, but sometimes it's not worth sharing (occasionally I do have my moments, though, but since they post weeks after I write them, I end up second guessing a lot). I love hearing about your life, but I also am your friend on Facebook :D Tehe. I'd say go with what makes you happy - if I end up writing about too many of things that make me angry/sad etc on the blog I feel like I am dwelling on them and letting them get to me, yknow? It's a weird battle of the fashion bloggers mind for sure though.

    and this dress is amazingggggg on you. You look great in green.

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  22. In my blog, I take the more positive/less personal approach. It's more for my own well-being. It's nice have a place to share something happy like a DIY or outfit and not think about the non-positive issues in life :) So I think you should just do what you are most comfortable with!

    PS: Love your dress. Vintage is always so amazing.

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  23. so pretty I'm so ready for warmer weather you're glowing in that outfit!

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  24. you girls are so lucky... i hope i can also be a part of a group- of bloggers exchanging clothes. that should be rally fun! and about opening up, i kind of have the same feeling that you do... i feel that people don't relly wanna hear about my life anyway but sometimes i just really dont have anything to write about haha..
    anyway you look amazing!

    xo, Carla

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  25. Ashley, your outfits are beautiful and I can tell you are just such a sweet, down-to earth person from your posts. It's so considerate of you to think of us and not want to burden us with the details of your life, but for your faithful followers, we would always love to hear about your life. But remember, this is your blog, and you post whatever you feel comfortable with! Either way, we'll always support and admire you! :)

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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  26. The dress is so gorgeous (you and Elana both have so many pretty dresses!), I really like the bit of lace and the color of it. So cute with the glitter bow flats.

    I don't share that much about my personal life either because i'm afraid I will come across as being really complain-y if I say something negative that is going on in my life but even so, I am trying to work on being more personal in my posts. Anyway, I think it would be interesting to hear more about you however much you decide to share, as long as you are comfortable, that's the most important thing i think :)

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  27. such a cute dress it goes so well with your hair.

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  28. That dress is soooo beautiful!
    xoxo
    M

    Http://feelgoodlookcute.blogspot.com

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  29. That dress is adorable with the lace detailing! I think if you feel like sharing more about your life on your blog, go for it! I share things up to a certain point...I don't talk much about my job for fear of who is reading it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  30. Dress is amazing <3 You look so lovely <3


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  31. Beautiful dress! I'll admit that I mostly read blogs for the pictures and don't care too much to read about bloggers lives...but the exception to that is people that I really like and have made some sort of friendship with (like you!). So I'd definitely be interested in reading more about you! I don't open up on my blog either so I get it...I'd advise you to only share what you're comfortable with :)

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  32. Love your hair!

    Love, love, love your blog! Come by my blog and let's follow each other! Stay in touch!

    xx

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  33. I love this vintage dreSS


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  34. I find it easier to open up on my blog sometimes. Bloggers are nice, friendly strangers. It almost feels more like a safe zone where nothing will follow you back.

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  35. Love this girl! You are just such a babe!! And I agree- its harder for me to open up... I've been attempting but it's few and far between. Maybe one day :)

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  36. I love the outfit. The dress is so beautiful and I love the color. Your hair also looks amazing.

    I think that when it comes to what you put on your blog, as long as it makes you happy that's what counts!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  37. you girls are so lucky to have the Flock Together thing. I only wish there was something like that here in Australia that I could be a part of! Looking fabulous darling
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage: Enter my Amazon e-gift card Giveaway!

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  38. it would be cool to have little snippets of personal life, i think its always a nice treat for those that read posts, i always find it interesting to hear about other peoples lives because as bloggers we are more than just outfit photos lol

    - Tara x
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
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  39. This dress was definitely a hard one for me to give up too! I feel like it's such a versatile piece - and goodness, you make it look amazing here :-) I love your simple summery approach to styling it. When I had it, it was 10 degrees out!

    I feel you on the getting personal thing. I love reading a peek into other blogger's lives, though it's personally hard for me to share my own mainly because I know my mom, mother-in-law, and cousins read my blog (which I'm totally not comfortable with).

    xo Marisa

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  40. The dress is cute but it looks like a nightgown to me lol! Reminds me of that episode of Friends when Rachel was trying to seduce Josh in her lingerie and his parents walk in on her and she tells them it's a dress to wear out! You don't need to get personal on here if that wasn't the purpose of your blog, I'm happy just looking at your pretty dresses :)

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  41. Beautiful!
    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  42. I love how you styled this dress with the bow belt and bow necklace. Super cute!!

    As far as opening up on your blog, you should do whatever you're most comfortable with. This is your blog and your space and you shouldn't feel pressured to change the way you want to use your little part of the blogosphere!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  43. My my my I love this dress....the color looks so unique & the cut is sweet!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  44. This color looks so fabulous on you with the red hair and your gorgeous eyes. Just lovely! Hope you are having a great week, Ashley! :)

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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