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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Mind Your Own Blog

I'm sure I'm not alone in noticing a lot of animosity in the blogosphere of late. There have been posts published, tweets tweeted and some not very nice comments and quite frankly I'm tired of seeing the negativity. I'm tired of bloggers criticising other bloggers for mundane things that don't really matter, tired of seeing the same ol' comments, tired of people forgetting that online comments can and do hurt just as much as real life comments. 

I'm a firm believer of "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything." It's natural to not like some people. In the blogosphere, we're a group of mostly girls with very differing opinions, styles, niches and everything else and it's just life that you are not going to like everyone's blog. However, that doesn't mean you get to pull someone down just because you don't like what they're blogging about - if you don't like a blog, you don't have to read it and it's as simple as that. Instead of putting your time into hating on blogs you find "unrealistic" or "too perfect", put your time into building up the blogs you do love and think about your own blog. If you like designer handbags and fancy holidays then fabulous, blog about that. If you like drugstore beauty hauls and dupes then fabulous, blog about that. If you don't like either of them, you know where that unfollow button is! You absolutely do not have to make someone feel crappy just because you don't like what they're blogging about - believe it or not, they aren't basing their content around you and there is an audience for every single blog, whether it's a budget blog or a luxury blog. I just think we need to spend less time worrying about what Chanel bags other people are spending their money on and worry more about why we feel this bitter, negativity towards people who are different to us and I really believe we should spend our energy spreading blogger love, not hate. 


Sorry for such a rant but I needed to vent a lil bit! Anyway onto the outfit because I think I have honestly fallen in love with these trousers and that is no joke. Lavish Alice has been one of my favourite brands for a while now as I just love how chic, classy and high quality their pieces are and these trousers are no exception. They're the perfect summer piece as they're floaty, light and although you can't see too well from the photos, they have splits down the sides that really billow as you walk, giving off a really chic daytime feel. Yet another "it's for holiday" addition to my wardrobe, even though we all know that's just an excuse! 

The bag is another new addition. I noticed the other day that although I have quite the bag collection, there was a casual brown bag shaped hole in my life. That was soon filled thanks to House of Fraser and UNiDAYS with this Dickins and Jones bag. It's exactly the right shape and size for using everyday and it's barely been off my shoulder - it's so easy to just pick up, sling my stuff in and go without worrying if it matches. Such a staple!

What do you think about all of the animosity between bloggers at the moment? And do you have a pair of summer go-to trousers?!

Amy x

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  1. Those trousers are the absolute bomb!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

  2. Really great blog post and I couldnt agree with you more, if you dont like, don't follow! I'm not sure why people seem to think it is their right to put others down.


    P.s. I am obsessed with Lavish Alice their stuff is so chic and great quality!

  3. I love what you wrote and agree + pants are amazing <33

  4. "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" definitely sums all of this up perfectly! It's an amazing way to look at and live life! You look gorgeous as ever too Amy, I'm loving those trousers x


  5. I love your bag! And I definitely agree with you - if you don't like a blog, don't read it. It's pretty simple! I don't get where people find the energy for all that negativity, it sounds exhausting.

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  6. You are so stylish! Pretty!


  7. Well said lovely! It is so good that you always talk about the things people either are too scared to or ignore. There should only be support and positive vibes in the blogosphere! xx

  8. I completely agree, our blogs are our own personal space where we share ourselves and what we love! When you get negative comments it does hurt as we put so much into it, to get a bad response isn't comforting. I think us bloggers need to stick together, we should all admire each other for our own unique tastes and support one another regardless of differences!

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

  9. SO AGREE WITH YOU! I don't get why people bother to hate on another or to bring them down.
    It's like, if you don't like what they like, its totally ok, just do your own thing right?
    Love your trousers in this outfit, but more so your honest rant at the start!

    xx Carina

  10. so cute style!! = )))

    i invite to me too


  11. I love those strips, so cool! I definitely agree with the whole "mind your own business" thing. I've been quite ruthless lately in unfollowing people that I don't really care for on all forms of social media.

    xx Alyssa

    xx Alyssa
    VISIONS OF NYC // @alyszsa

  12. YES to this post! At the end of the day, a blog is personal and usually written solely by one person so of course each person can write about what they love and what motivates them, it drives me mad the way certain people try to police everything and even going as far to say certain bloggers are bad examples because they are able to afford luxury fashion and nice holidays - GROW UP - people are allowed to spend their money how they wish. Whatever happened to you do you and I'll do me? Some people are so draining and pathetic. xx


  13. Yes girl, preach! I couldn't agree more with every single thing you have just said.
    I also LOVE your outfit and sunnies - you could honestly be a model xxx

    Sam // What I Know Now

  14. You're so right, there shouldn't be any room for negativity in the blogosphere, it should be a positive place to express ourselves without criticism! I loooove your trousers! x

    |Georgia Megan|

  15. If you cant say anything nice then dont say anything at all! #overandout

  16. Love this post Amy!!!!!! You're right, we all need to love each other a bit more and stop the hate, there's enough of that in the world as it is!! UGH! Well Done you for saying something though!
    First time here and I love it! Amazing photos hun, who is your photographer??
    Sarah | @sunshinesarahxo | www.writingrambling.co.uk

  17. Girl hate is disgusting and it seems to be getting worse recently - you've hit the nail right on the head with this post and kudos for you speaking out about it! Also I love those trousers.
    Rebekah // Rebekah Hannah Beauty


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