Friday, May 20, 2011

BDIB and FBFF: Dressed Smart Like A London Bloke...

Today is just the day that I've been waiting for...

Today is 'Bel Air' day. Teehee. Kristina from PrettyShinySparkly is the absolute greatest. She has sponsored yet another Bloggers Do It Better Challenge and this time we are to channel our inner Hillary Banks and find something preppy in our wardrobe.

Cords..Oxford..Belt-Thrifted/Cardi-NY&Co
She (Kristina) suggested neckties and button downs but I went a little more casual since we are having a pep rally at my job today. Blue oxfords, Cords, and Cardigans all seem so preppy to me.


You can go to PrettyShinySparkly to see all of the other preppy 'fits today.

What's your idea of a 'preppy' outfit?

Not only am I suuuppper happy that is it Friday....it's the Friday that I get to bitch and moan about my pet peeves as a blogger (special thanks go out to Katy from ModlyChic for deciding on this topic for this weeks' FBFF). 

I will admit that after reading several entries of the FBFF topic-Pet Peeves, I started to become really self conscious about my blog-am I doing this right, am I not doing that right. However, I did see this as a great means of constructive criticism as well as a chance to alter some things on my blog so that it will be more appealing to my readers and followers. Without further ado, here are my peeves:

1. NOT COMMENTING BACK-Though all comments do not merit a detailed response, I think it's just common courtesy to contact your readers (by either emailing or commenting on one of their posts) just to let them know that their visits are in fact appreciated.

2. FOLLOW ME, I'LL FOLLOW YOU BACK-I hates this honey. I personally would rather you not even say anything at all versus saying that crap. When I follow someone, it is not a matter of favor. I follow people because they are fly and have awesome content that I enjoy reading, not solely because they are following me.

3. OFFENSIVE CONTENT-About two weeks ago, I was visiting a blog that I visit on the regular and one particular post was very offensive, disrespectful, and racist. I commented expressing my distaste and waited for an apology. Well....I never got an apology but I did go back to visit that blog to find that several others had left comments stating that they too were offended. The blogger never even had the decency to post an apology or reply back to any of our comments. Needless to say, I stopped following immediately. Though you can't please everyone, just be mindful of your readers' feelings.

4. TOO MANY PICS-I don't need to see a GAZILLION pics of you in the same 'fit doing different poses. You're doing too much!!

5. TROUBLE LEAVING COMMENTS-I've noticed on several blogs that I read that it will say 'Post A Comment' at the bottom of your post but when I go to click in the space, nothing happens. Maybe some of you have it set to where only followers can comment or maybe it may even be the computer that I'm using. Whatever it is, it's annoying. Hence the reason I subscribed to an outside commenting system (ie-Disqus, CommentLuv, IntenseDebate). You should try it too.

6. INCONSIDERATE BLOGGERS-I've contacted a plenty of bloggers about doing features of them on my blog. They say that they would love to be featured so I go through the trouble of emailing interview questions and then---NOTHING. Maybe she lost interest (she should've said that), maybe she doesn't have time (she should've never said she wanted to do it), or maybe she's just inconsiderate. Bloggers don't take on more than you can handle, be mindful of the things that you commit yourselves to, especially when it's at someone else's expense.

I'm sooooo excited to see what everyone else has to say. You can link up your peeves or just stop by to visit by clicking here.

What are some of your blogging peeves?


Post Title from American Boy by Estelle

30 comments:

  1.  You look so great in your preppy look! I was gonna do this also, but I totally lost track of time :( Anyway, I agree with you on the pet peeves, especially the "follow me back" one. When I first started blogging, I totally fell for that one.

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  2. Thanks for reading.
    I think accessories add flair to ANY outfit!!

    Rockwell

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  3. Love your look and I share some of your peeves. I love your hair! 

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  4. We share several of the same peeves! I really like your cardi, great look! 

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  5.  I like what you posted here! Cheers! 

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  6.  This is a lovely preppy outfit!

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  7. Thanks lady. Im preppy chic all the way!

    Rockwell

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  8. Thank You much!

    Rockwell

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  9. One of my fave cardi's. Wish u could wear it everyday!

    Rockwell

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  10. Thank You Bella!

    Rockwell

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  11. I agree with some of what you are saying.  I have been disappointed in not hearing back from other bloggers, though I would say overall my experience has been that most people are courteous.  It can be discouraging, however, to comment on the same blog a lot and never hear from them.  I always reply to every comment on mine.  And, I agree I HATE follow me I'll follow you.  What is this a chain letter? 

    Anyway, I love your Hillary Banks look and you made me laugh with that reference! The cardi is super cute!

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  12. I hate chain letters and that's exactly what those comments seem like. I don't even bother visiting when people leave me comments like that. A simple 'thanks for following' suffices in those instances!

    Rockwell

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  13. Much appreciated!

    Rockwell

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  14. Oh believe me I've fallen for it as well...never again though!!

    Rockwell

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  15. Thank You ma'am!!

    Rockwell

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  16. I really enjoyed reading your list of pet peeves.  I've gone through most of the entries thsi week and I think yours was teh first that mentioned offensive content but I can definitely see how that could be an issue.

    I understand some people may post controversial opinions, but they should have the courtesy to respond and address any concerns that their readers share.  I guess that goes hand in hand with #6 on your list as well.  Sorry you had that experience!

    On a happier note - love the outfit almost as much as I loved the Fresh Prince reference.  Very nice!

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  17.  I definitely connect with ALL your pet peeves Ms. Rockwell.  I am glad I never did the Follow Me Follow Back theory. I would honestly just like people who like the content to stay with me ... what's the point other wise? None of us are about to win a Nobel Prize for having the most followers, now are we? :) 

    Love your look too!




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  18. QuestforFashionSenseJanuary 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

     I appreciated reading about your pet peeves; I will keep them in mind as I blog. ;D  

    Your take on preppy is great - I particularly like the bangle, ring, and necklace that you added to it.  

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  19. Ohhhh..thank you so much for reading! Im really still baffled at how inconsiderate that blogger has been about addressing that issue.

    And my outfit totally didn't follow either of the tie/blazer requirements...I feel sooo awkward seeing as how EVERYONE else is clearly following the rules!!

    Rockwell

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  20.  #4 is probably my biggest pet peeve. some folks really do go overboard.  as far as #1 goes, i try to cut bloggers some slack because i know things can get busy. it just rubs me the wrong way when i comment multiple times and never get any sort of response (whether that be a reply to the comment or a comment on my blog). it makes you wonder if you're input is even noticed.

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  21. And the KA-RAZY part is that i still look at other blogs and the amount of followers and number of comments they get compared to mine and I'm like I HAVE to be doing something wrong. I guess in this case numbers don't matter, huh!?

    Rockwell

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  22. I definitely understand where you're coming from. Do you stop following the people who don't comment back or do you continue reading?

    Rockwell

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  23. Hey girl!  I'm a new follower of your blog & surprised to see that you are located in Hampton Roads!  My family is also located in the area, and I'll be spending some time here this summer--great to know that there are other fashionable blogging ladies around!  Super cute outfit! xo

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  24. Yay!!!! It's sooo rare to find bloggers from this area. I wish there were more of us so we could plan a blogger meetup but Hampton Roads kinda sucks. Nevertheless I'm soo excited to have at least found one other HR blogger!!
    Rockwell

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  25. Love your outfit. I'm a big cardi and cords lover.

    And, girl, I couldn't agree with you more on the blogging pet peeves.  I absolutely hate it when people are rude, don't acknowledge comments, etc. And, like you, I follow people because I'm interested in their content not because they're following me.

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  26. Love your cute outfit!! Those thrifted pieces are adorable!! Thanks for linking up to Thriftaholics Weekly. Hope to see you there next week.

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  27. I've stopped following and visiting the uber popular blogs that don't acknowledge my presence. I mean I get that they have all of 100 or more comments per post but the least They could do is stop by JUST ONCE to acknowledge the fact that I even exist. Grrrr...that makes me cringe!

    Rockwell

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  28. You will definitely see me there..as a matter of fact, I'm already linked up!

    Rockwell

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