Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Until Next Time

Hello lovlies,

In an attempt to not study for finals I have decided to write this post.  It makes me sad thinking about what I have to say.  The short version is: Stylishly Yours is done.  This is the last post.  Thank-you for reading and supporting my blog, helping me grow as a person, and giving me amazing opportunities.  I owe a lot to you guys.

For the longer version, for all four of you who want a longer explanation as to why it's all ending, here it is.  Basically, I cannot keep up with the blog for the majority of the year.  In this new phase of my life, university, I find it hard to balance everything and Stylishly Yours just does not make the cut.  I know over the five years, this has been a constant excuse on my behalf.  Sometimes I felt uninspired, leading to the lack of content.  However, the thought of ending my blog was never an option.  It was always a safety net and I would always come back to it after a few months of struggling.  I am still extremely passionate about things like fashion and make up, so maybe in the future I will start up another fashion blog or instagram.  For the time being, this project is too time consuming.  I'm trying to make the most of my young years and as much as I want to continue blogging, my heart is not fully in it anymore.  By that I mean, this blog is no longer my style.  It is very much my 16 year old self and I have no drive to give it a make over that will accurately reflect me.  My style has evolved a lot with this blog and I am so happy that it has the way it did.  I guess I'm just trying to say that this blog no longer feels like it's me.  There is no longer room for growth.

Now I just want to take time to acknowledge that this blog is an amazing tool that I have used.  I look back on my old adventures and I just love the fact that some people watched me grow into the 18 year old I am now.  Thank you for all the guest posters and friends I have made.  I honestly wish I was as involved as I was in when I was in the early stages of my blog.  Another thanks to all the companies that reached out to me and sent me things throughout my years of blogging.  Thanks to blogger awards for recognizing my blog.  This whole thing was so fun to do.  5 years of work and I am proud to say that Stylishly Yours was a big part of my life for an extremely important phase of my life.  But, as for everything, it's time to move on.

If you ever want to reach out to me, you can shoot me a message on my tumblr, heartsicked, and I promise to answer (if it's not fanmail - I don't receive those notifications).  It's been real.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Style Diary: Graduation (June 26, 2014)

Hi everyone,

So as promised as part of my last set of posts, this is what I wore to my graduation.  I am so sorry for this being delayed (ever sorrier that I meant to post this in December, it's just been sitting in my drafts!!).  Anyways, I realized I won't be able to do any Holiday outfit posts (.... this was written awhile back) and I am so sorry about that.  I don't really have anywhere to go during the holidays, so that's the real reason.  Anyways, here is what I wore to my high school graduation, at the end of the post I get sappy, so once you've read the outfit details feel free not to care anymore.

Dress: Zara Lace Pencil Tube Dress -- Last season (Similar)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Pela -- Last Season (Different Colour)

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Ok so here's the sappy part, that people probably don't want to read but I'm sentimental about this blog so I'll for sure say it regardless if anyone is reading it.  Anyways, I started this blog when I was a freshman in high school.  I was fourteen years old, and to be honest, my knowledge on the areas of fashion and beauty were from watching hours of YouTube videos.  I'm going to make a longer post about the end blog by the end of the month.  I've been delaying it because I don't want to say goodbye to Stylishly Yours.  Back to the point.  Fourteen-year old Emily was a terrible writer, and in her awkward years but the creation of Stylishly Yours has grown as I grew up.  Now, I sit in a college dorm, about to finish my first semester of university and it's surreal to think how much progress in all parts of my life I have made.  Thank-you to everyone who read a single post or clicked on my blog by accident.  It means a lot.  I will for sure get sappier in the good-bye post so prepare yourself.