Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Contemplating Blog Commentary

Just a basic easy summer look for a weekend trip to the movies. Top: Old Navy.  City Shorts: Daisy Fuentes.  Shoes: Restricted.

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These last couple weeks have actually been pretty difficult for me.  Two people have passed away and another person has been in the hospital in serious condition. Outside of a Sunday morning movie excursion, the weekend was spent at a wake and a hospital.

Though I didn’t know the two that passed away, they were both very significant to people very close to me. 

For better or worse, I’m fairly good at putting my emotions on the backburner when I’m at work, etc… but it is truly heartbreaking to see people you love lose people they love, and to see others close to you struggling for their health.

As random as it seems, this blog has consistently served as an outlet for me and a source of encouragement.  It’s a release of sorts to blog about fun lighthearted things like fashion to ease away from challenging (and sometimes heart wrenching) situations.  To my readers - I truly love to get all of your comments and hear your thoughts, and it makes my day to be linked with such fabulous people. 

Unfortunately, when I logged on to be encouraged this evening I was not only welcomed with one of the rare but memorable “you look horrible” comments, but also found that my photo was used on an online blog fashion magazine as a “fashion don’t”.  Can you guess why?  It was because I wasn’t wearing designer or high-end boutique clothing.  The author stated that if you wear clothing items from places such as Target / Kohl’s, etc… you shouldn’t consider yourself fashionable.

While I appreciate that people will have varying views of what true fashion consists of, I would never steal a copyrighted picture and trash talk someone else’s wardrobe choices.

Let's be realistic - unless you've got money to burn or you’re in the fashion biz, most people don't spend hundreds/thousands of dollars for each of their clothing items.  I’m a normal person working a normal job in a business casual environment, so don’t be shocked if you don’t see me in Dolce & Gabbana.  I do visit high end, low end, vintage, boutiques, and the like – but don’t require one of any kind of store to be my only option.

Maybe I’m naive, but I would hope fashion lovers would support each other and recognize that we all will have different lifestyles and means of embracing fashion.  I don't have to have the most expensive outfit in the room to feel good about myself and I can stand out from the crowd by using my imagination to mix and match things vs. buying a 1 of a kind pricey top.

I'm proud of my clothes and the way I look - if people think I'm unfashionable because I'm not in top designer brands, that's their issue, not mine.

Anyway – I’ll continue to enjoy the commentary and will keep smiling through the good and the bad.   

In the meantime, thanks for the support and blogger love.

Yours truly - Londyn

74 comments:

CassCGirl said...

I think you inspire those of us that are normal and want to also be fashionable. Not everybody can afford high end clothing and whoever said that is not living in the real world. Keep your head held high because you are awesome! You have turned my accountant butt into somewhat fashionable... that's an A+ in my book!!

Melissa said...

Wow.

I'm so sorry that you were the target of such snarky comments and behavior.

I'm still new to blogging, but I'm bracing myself for the day when I get hit with that. I'm overly sensitive to begin with so I'm sure it won't be pretty when it happens.

You have always been a source of inspiration for me and I've loved all of your outfits. Obviously as different people there are things that you've worn that I don't think I could pull off or just aren't my style, but I appreciate how you dress in the way that suits you best, and no one else.

I agree that normal people with a normal people (or below normal budget) simply can not be expected to drop tons of money on high end designer clothes just because someone else says that's the only real way to be fashionable. Being fashionable comes from knowing what looks best on you and what makes you feel the best when you're wearing it.

To the snarky people, I say ppppfffffttttt (I think I just catapulted back to elementary school with that...).

- Tessa said...

That makes me REALLY mad, and I am sorry it happened to you. This kind of thing is one of the reasons I am not publishing my own blog (yet?). I love your blog for the exact reasons you stated - you are a REAL person wearing REAL clothes to a REAL job and I think you always look REALLY good. Humph and phooey to them (to be polite). I will return to my regularly scheduled lurking, but please rest assured you are on my daily blog read and inspire me regularly! (I prefer to read direct from the website instead of following.)

Brooke said...

How ridicolous. It really annoys me when people think that you have to spend thousands of dollars to look good. Your blog is proof that you dont. My favourite part about this blog is that you dont wear desinger stuff all the time. Style comes from HOW you wear clothing not what or WHO you wear. Dont be disheartened Londyn, I love this blog and your style, its very inspirational and I only hope I am half as stylish as you!

Stacey said...

Oh I'm so sorry someone left you a rude comment. I've been visiting your blog-silently for a few weeks now. I'm old enough to be your mom but still you inspire me. You dress beautifully! I love that you do wear clothes from lots of stores that are accessible - like Macys. Doesn't everyone have access to that? Their sales are amazing!

You keep doing exactly what you are doing! I'll keep visiting. :)

eek said...

I completely agree with you. I think it's more stylish to look good in clothes that AREN'T "high end" than to be able to spend a lot of $$ on clothes just because someone's name is on it.

You are a gorgeous girl and an inspiration. :)

Dara said...

Don't be phased by those negative comments at all! One thing I love about your blog is your unique style. You always are happy and confident in what you wear, and that's truly what style is all about. You're right, most people don't have money to spend on clothing that expensive, so they shouldn't try to front and act like they do. True fashion and style has nothing to do with a price tag! Anyone who truly knows style, realizes this.

As for you being featured as a fashion don't...that person was obviously clueless as well. I've featured your pictures several times on my blog as a fashion do.

Keep doing what you do, you're fabulous and I love your sense of style!

hillary said...

First I want To say I am so sorry for your loss and emotional hardship. Ive been there recently and know it help just to know people are thinking of you

I also saw the post you are referring to and she is obviously and elitist bitch. I know calling names is stooping to her disgusting level but she was out of line and frankly just wrong. I will never read her "magazine" and i know others are outraged and what she did. You were just nomiated for an award. What does that say?

Deb said...

Londyn -

Delurking to tell you that I read your blog EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I look forward to seeing what outfits you put together...and I ADORE that you shop in "regular" places...places that I could even afford...and you put it all together so beautifully.

I'm a 44 year old-trying not to be frumpy-work in a warehouse environment-mother of three......your style is wonderful and I love that you can "speak" to "old" women like me ;)

Carry on, sister. Ignore the haters...for they know not of what they speak!!!!!

Miss Emma Kitty said...

I LOVE it that you wear fashionable clothing that normal people can afford. That is why I read your blog. If you had nothing but High End expensive clothing I would no longer read your blog. It would be unrealistic. There is probably about 1% of people in America that can afford Top designer clothing on a regular basis.

kelli(q) said...

I'll second what everyone else has said - I read your blog because you are a realistic inspiration. You shop at all the places I shop and I love your creativity. It takes more than lots of money to put together great outfits (though it does help, certainly). It takes an open mind and a keen eye, which you have. Clearly the person criticizing you so negatively does not have such an outlook. Good for you for posting this.

Kimberly said...

Londyn - you are one classy lady. Keep smiling and rockin' your awesome outfits. I agree with every comment above here!!

To the ladies that might be put off from blogging by reading about this - don't be!! For every "turd" out there there are 100s of fantastic and supportive ladies. I have "met" so many fantastic people that have supported me and have my back and I love doing the same in return. As women we need to stick together and create a positive environment and thankfully so many of us do.

Rhonda said...

yours is one of my favorite fashion blogs because your look is attainable. I think anyone can be stylish with enough money.

Love it!

L said...

Oh dear! That is just awful. I visit your site every night to see the outfits you put together each day. I enjoy seeing what you come up with and sometimes I try to incorporate things into my outfits. I like that you create fashion using a blend of pieces.

It seems that the writer who posted your photo is grossly misinformed about what constitues fashion. It is my opinion that it takes more style and creativity to put together one's own outfit than to buy it (whether at a high end boutique or from Target) already put together as if it were Garanimals.

Case in point, Project Runway - designers created FASHIONable pieces out of garbage bags, car interiors and newspapers.

'Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you were hurt by snarky, malicious comments! Exuse me...celebrities have been seen wearing dresses from Target and H&M...it doesn't have to be "high end" to be fashionable! Ignore them...unfortunately there are a lot of ass-clowns in this world! You look great and you seem like a truly sweet girl!

Travellingone said...

Delurking to tell you not to worry about it. Someone who thinks it's the cost of clothes doesn't get it. That's fashion, not style. There is a difference.

Lorena said...

Oh Londyn,I am sorry you have had a rough couple days and now this, its just awful.
Press the delet key and move on, it's not even worth it.
Some people need to grow up, you already have.

Kendra said...

You know what I say to that person?? Confidence and self-acceptance is more fashionable than any famous name will EVER be. For real. The person that did that clearly doesn't feel confident in themselves, and probably clings to fancy, expensive, designer names as a shield to keep from showing who they really are. NO big loss to us. I would much rather spend time reading, admiring, and relating to someone like you, and your style, than someone like that.

BTW, how do you keep track of /find out about your pictures being used? Just curious.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

One of the things I LOVE about our little fashion blogee community is that there are REAL women out there who show you that they can be fashionable and inspirational with what they really wear.

99% of us gals want to look pretty at whatever budget and that's what makes for a TRUE fashionista, which you definitely are.

whenlifehandsyouapear said...

I'm really sorry that you've recently lost special people in your life and this has been such a rough time for you.

I've been admiring your style ever since I found your blog a few months ago, but then, I guess I'm not very fashionable myself...two of my favorite places to shop are Target and Kohl's!

Sheesh! Seriously, who do these people think they are?!

I truly love seeing what other people can do with items I recognize from the places I shop. I like 'nice things' as much as the next person and enjoy shopping almost anywhere from Walmart to Nordstrom. I specifically don't buy items with labels and designers' names all over them because that's just not who I am or what's important to me.

You're a fashion 'do' in my book for sure!

Stephanie said...

I don't comment often but I read every one of your posts. I don't understand how people can be so mean. I think you always look great and I definitely don't think any one needs to only shop high end in order to be fashionable. I believe looking nice has more to do with finding pieces that work for your body and knowing how to put those pieces together. High price tags are not required to do that! So just keep on doing what you've been doing and ignore those meanies.

Cara said...

You're kidding me! You were a don't because you don't always wear top designer? I follow your blog because you wear what REAL people wear!

And I feel for you - I'm in a similar situation, with someone close to being in the hospital, only my reaction is the opposite: retreating from my blog. But perhaps you have the right idea... difficult times can become overwhelming, and maybe it will help me deal by taking a step out of the situation for a little while!

M.B. said...

I'm sorry about the hardships you and your companions are going through. It sucks that someone else decided to pile their bitchery on top of it. It's a reminder that we never know what someone else is going through, and so should always try to speak positive.

I agree with others' comments about elite, high-end clothes not being the necessity that we're bombarded into thinking they are. I'll go one step further--have you ever noticed that a great portion of it isn't all that attractive? I like a lot of things I'll never afford. But the percentage of things that I think are unique and lovely enough to justify paying that kind of money for, even if I had plenty, is terribly small.

I think the elitists like knowing they *have money*, more than they actually like clothes and fashion. It's the names,the idea, the exclusivity. Basically, the BS.

You and bloggers like you (with obviously varying incomes), put together great outfits with whatever you can afford. That to me speaks of more creativity and fashion sense. The outfit, the clothes come first--not whether they are the cheapest or most expensive thing you own.

And that's a more creative and inspiring attitude than slavish label worship.

The Hyper Cook said...

Londyn,

You are a huge inspiration for me and I LOVE LOVE your style. I visit your blogs (yeah I stalk your cooking blog too..lol)regularly because you are a REAL person with whom I can relate. I don't even waste my time with those blogs, where the girls are wearing high end clothes and shoes, because they are fake and just want to show off.

Keep your head up and you are AWESOME just the way you are!!!

Della said...

Well said. I am reminded of the phrase "fashion is what you buy, style is how you wear it". You wear it well Londyn!

Anonymous said...

Hey Londyn. I have been a very long time fan of your blog. You have helped me immensely in my personal style. I just turned 31 and I get more attention and compliments on my style now than I did when I was 22...thanks to you and your inspiration! I'm really sorry about those nasty comments. Personally, I do not care for high end brands because I feel that clothing from H&M, Charlotte Russe, Target, and the like actually fits and looks better than the high end stuff and that's why I love love love your blog! Honestly, you should see this negative comment as affirmation that you have truly "made it" in the fashion blog world! Anybody who is anyone has to deal with this sort of thing. An inevitable outcome of "fame!" Congrats on your Cincy Chic feature btw! I hope you never consider leaving this blog. In fact, I would love to see more posts about personal care such as how to do hair, because I notice that everyday you sport a cute hairstyle. (I really appreciated and used the one you did about fitness) Sorry for all this rambling...

Anonymous said...

Hi Londyn,
Please be encouraged this morning and know that there is someone out there praying for you! :) You dress absolutely adorable - You give me so many ideas for work. I'm truly grateful- I love it too, that your sense of style fits my budget. Plus to be honest-some of the high fashion clothes I wouldn't be caught dead in.

Take Care- (Shrug the negatives off!)

Rachel said...

The previous commenters have said everything I would have said. 'Just wanted to leave a note and let you know you have yet another supporter. :)

Leah said...

The nerve! Why do people have to comment at all when they only have negative things to say. I do a little fashion here and there on my blog simply because it is fun for me and not because I claim to be some expert. If people think it is fun to follow, so be it. If not, they don't have to make negative remarks! I also love that you dress modestly and within reason... since when does the price make it pretty or not! From the comments you are now receiving... sounds like the "negative commenter" is getting a big BOOOOOOOOOO! =)

Also, sorry for the sadness you have been experiencing with the sickness and loss of loved ones. Keep encouraged... your blog friends and thinking of you!

Sere said...

This is my first time posting. I have always been silent reader for the longest time!

I'm sorry that you had to go through this. But at least you know you're getting famous! With fame, you get more and more jealous enemies.

I hope you will continue your wonderful blog. I love seeing your outfits and imagine the ways I can dress with clothes I have and can buy.

Thank you for maintaining such a wonderful blog!

Laura said...

I agree with everyone who says they like your blog because you wear REAL clothes that don't cost an arm and a leg. As someone who would walk around nude if it wasn't for Target and Old Navy, I say, keep rockin' the cheapies! Obviously it's not about the label or price tag but how YOU wear them and make them your own.

Roxanne said...

Don't pay any attention to the haters. They have their own issues obviously. You are a great strong woman and I think the fashion-finds you have won look great. Often, IMHO, your clothes and photos look even better than high-class fashion-mag wardrobe spreads. Stay strong and express yourself honestly and often ... you have many more supporters than you think.

Intelligent Tool said...

I agree with everyone here. You are amazing, and beautiful. Clothes are just that, clothes. That jerkface obviously doesn't have anything but clothing brands to make themselves feel good. That is sad. I hope they see the light someday.

Sal said...

Oh lady, how truly awful. Just what you needed when you're already dealing with SO MUCH.

It drives me nuts that people still aim to make themselves feel better by putting others down. What is gained by labeling anything a fashion "don't"? And what kind of snobbery does it cultivate to say that women who shop on a budget aren't fashionable. What BUNK!

I'm glad you wrote about this, and hope you're able to shrug it off eventually, but I know from experience that these things sting. I'm sending big hugs to your gorgeous, chic, awesome self.

jesse.anne.o said...

Hang in there, Londyn!

That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard (re designer stuff). The great majority of the designers these days cop to a mix of high/low.

I don't need to go into the idea that the great number of people who are either trolls or belittling have some issues of their own (to put it mildly). People who go out of their way to try to belittle others are the ones we should feel sorry for because - man, what a miserable way to live!

Daytime Night Owl said...

Wow. People amaze me. I'm sorry you've been subjected to such narrow-mindedness. Hold your head high though (I know, easier said than done). You have many followers who find you fashionable. People who are able to purhcase pricer, name-brand items often do not realize what it takes for those of us who live day-to-day, paycheck-to-paycheck.

I have, on several occasions, stopped following fashion blogs that are name brand heavy. I am not fashionable. I am not creative so I often see something I like and try to replicate by purchasing the exact items I see (serious lack of creativity). But, if I find they are costly, I won't even go there. Not only does it seem a severe waste of money to spend a lot of money on items I will likely wear a few seasons and then outgrow taste-wise, but there are other things I would like to buy or need to buy with my money.

Grr...people just need to mind their own business.

Sorry to hear about the rough time you are having. Hope things look up soon.

Sara said...

I think Roxanne is a bit off her rocker. Or maybe she hasn't seen Vogue much lately. Nothing against your photos but they don't even compare to fashion spreads in high-end magazines.

Post or don't post this, but I am sure you will read. When you put yourself out on the internet as a "fashionista," you ought to be prepared for the negative comments. You also blog as "Londyn," correct? You most likely created the false name for a reason. My advice would be to keep Londyn separate from your personal life. The fact that someone said you looked horrible or your outfit was a fashion don't has nothing to do with the sadness going on in your personal life. It would seem you are begging for pity points, (it appears you got them). It might make your blogging life a little easier, if you separated yourself from Londyn.

I wish you would have included a link to the "fashion don't." Fashion is about personal style and for you to dismiss another fashion blogger's opinion because you didn't like it is slightly ridiculous. I suppose you created this blog as some sort of self esteem booster, akin to people taking pictures of themselves in the bathroom and posting the photos on facebook in hopes of people commenting on how pretty they look. If that is the case, which is your choice (obviously), it bothers me that you consider yourself a fashion expert of any kind. You don't really give tips, nor do you always wear things that flatter your shape. If I am reading the previous comments correctly, older women seem to like your choices. That seems pretty accurate as I can't imagine most younger people would find the pattern combinations remotely attractive. You're right, style is personal... but maybe you shouldn't blog about fashion. I see women every day wearing most of the things you post on here. The only original outfits you post are pretty lackluster and unflattering.

An excellent example of a fashion and lifestyle blog: www.cupcakesandcashmere.com and make a note that she includes things from forever 21 and Target along with her designer duds.

But this is all just one fashion lover's opinion.

jamie said...

I'm sorry about your weekend and your online incident.

You should be proud of the way you look! You look fabulous.

*Danielle* said...

Hi Londyn:

I just wanted to say that you are the reason that I even signed up for Blogger, just so I could follow your page! I love your fashion choices, and the creative ways that you put an ensemble together. You represent for the rest of us women out there who may not have a lot of money, but with a little bit of creativity, and some mix-&-match know-how, we can be even more fashionable than the chic next to us with the D&B pants suit or Laboutins on! Screw them, you friggin rock!!!

You and your loved ones are in my prayers.

**Danni**

Anonymous said...

@ Sara... Really? Do you really read Londyn's blog often? If you did, then you would know that it's so much more than just a so-called "self esteem" booster. Are you a psychologist? Who are you to come to someone else's blog, and tell them that they should blog about something else?!? Do you have a blog? I would love to see what you blog about. I have been a silent reader of Londyn's blog for a long time, and for every jerk like you that comes along, she has a lot more people who like her style. Good day, and go jump in a 50 ft. lake!!!

Londyn said...

Sara –
Your comment was heard, and I don’t mind posting the good and the bad. However, I will comment back.

I think it’s interesting that while you accuse and criticize me for dismissing other bloggers opinions (which I didn’t btw – you may need to reread my post), you open your comment by stating another blogger is “off her rocker”. That’s not very accepting is it?

I’m definitely aware that both negative and positive comments will come with putting yourself out there; however, my definition of a fashionista is not someone who necessarily wears the perfect outfit or fits on a runway. A fashionista (to me) is someone who enjoys and embraces fashion – in whatever capacity makes sense in her life.

Nope, Londyn’s not my real name, but was my nickname for several years – so it just kind of stuck as I started to blog. The only other reason for keeping it that way has been to have a bit of distance between my personal and professional life. No other reason, but feel free to make something up if it helps you sleep at night.

I’m surprised you commented on this, which means you look at my blog even though you state there is nothing of interest here. Either way – if you hadn’t noticed, I blog about what’s going on in my life. That includes the ups the downs, or maybe just my trip the grocery store or to the zoo. The fact that I mentioned what’s going on in my life now is simply how I write and how I share.

The site was FashionWrapUp, however they have since removed my picture as they did not have copyright authority to use it in the first place.

I actually created this blog 3 years ago specifically to share “what I wore!” pictures with a friend of mine. Since then, I’ve kept my blog because it’s a fabulously fun outlet at the end of a long day and a way to experience a community of people who have similar interests and experiences.

I’ll quote your own line back to you as a final statement, “Fashion is about personal style and for you to dismiss another fashion blogger's opinion because you didn't like it is slightly ridiculous.” You can have your opinion, and so will everyone else.

*****

Kendra – I actually don’t look for or keep track of my photos unless I just happen to run across someone using them. In this case, I had another blogger call it to my attention. Maybe others have better tips on how to watch for this kind of thing, but for the most part I just try to focus on what I’m doing and let the rest just be.

All - thanks again for all the great feedback and support. I enjoy and appreciate every comment!

Anonymous said...

Sara, didn't your mother teach you that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all?

Lini said...

Oh my goodness!! I can't believe the nerve of some people. To say that your not fashionable and to continue of a long winded tirade that you aren't yet obviously she reads your blog to "know better". I began blogging myself because of bloggers like youself and Kasmira at whatiworetoday and Allie at mywardrobetoday. I wanted to follow reegular women, wear REAL and affordable clothes. If I wanted to see glossy spreads with fancy photoshoots I would pick up a fashion magazine. I want to see how a real women incorporates affordable clothing into her wardrobe. I'm sorry, but I don't know many women that can afford $800 pair of shoes and if they can afford them, I wonder what that has to say about their personal lifestyle and priorities. I commend you and love to read your blog daily. Continue what you are doing, you are beautiful, fabulous and an inspiration to many, many women out there. We all have days where our wardrobe choices could be better (Lord knows I know all about those days!) but thats what happens in the real world too.

And for the record, I think we can all agree that just because it has a designer name on it means that its a beautiful piece.

Thanks for being my inspiration! and don't stop blogging!!

Goose said...

While you have I don't have the same style, I can appreciate you for who you are and what you do and get inspiration to try new color combinations or styles because of the things you post. Fashion, like religion and politics, should only be discussed with the open minded :-)Love your spunk and envy your shoe collection!!

Anonymous said...

I think what this person did to you is ridiculous! I consider your style and clothes to be fashionable (perhaps under my own standards, but I do). Keep up the good work and the smile.

Anonymous said...

Londyn -
I never post on blogs but I just wanted to tell you not to get something so stupid get to you. You have great taste, humor and style, which make your blog one of the very few which makes me come back every single day! I'm a 24 year old European girl, and to me you are the epitome of style inspiration, mostly because it's so obvious that you have FUN with fashion.

Sorry to hear about your heavy week; I hope things get better for you soon! Hugs

Tina said...

I think you know how I feel about this, based on my emails yesterday. I am glad that being an attorney finally came in handy since she told me she took down your photo b/c she was embarassed that a lawyer called her out on apotential violation of copyright law.

Anyway, your reply to "Sara" above was very classy and I hope you'll let me quote you later: "A fashionista is someone who enjoys and embraces fashion – in whatever capacity makes sense in her life." Brilliant!

Lini said...

I'm back to leave another comment! This topic really lit a fire for me for several reasons. I felt compelled to discuss it in my own blog today. I hope you don't mind (but if you do, please let me know!).

Also, just HAD to mention this:

The definition of fashion according to Merriam-Webster:
"the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time"

So much for desinger clothing = fashion.

Team Londyn

Andie said...

hey girl-

First of all- I'm so sorry about all you've been going through personally. I know that's got to be tough.

Second- Everyone has pretty much said what I was going to say. Poo on them- like you said- fashionistas or gals who like fashion and like to interpret it in our own ways. You are always inspiring me to try new patterns, color combos, etc. and because you feature attainable fashion, it makes me WANT to read your blog regularly. You are one of the bloggers whose outfits I look forward to seeing!

Keep up the good work and let's all stick together!

Anonymous said...

Sara, not only are you a jerk, you are ignorant. Fashion just like most things in life is not one size fits all. It can be high end, low end, classic, trendy, sporty, etc. Go get yourself an education!

Anonymous said...

One more comment to Sara -

As for your adolensent comment (you're about 12 yrs old, right?)about the oldsters looking at this blog, #1 - that comment is completely false and #2 - you should only hope to be as fashionable as these bloggers when you grow up.

Now, go back to your mommy and take your nap (you're clearly cranky and in need of some sleepy time). Let us know when you grow up and become a real woman.

Anonymous said...

Clearly that large woman who runs the Fashion Wrap Up is JEALOUS of you because you so much cuter, thinner, classier, and nicer than she could ever hope to be.

Fabrica de Estilo said...

Hi Londyn
I'm form Colombia and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I love your blog and your outfits are so inpirational for me. Currently, I'm running a business as Image Consultand and I would like you to check my blog. I'm not sure if you know some spanish but I would be glad to translate. www.fabricaestilo.blogspot.com
Thanks in advance for your time
Marcela

Anonymous said...

hahaha! Had to laugh at that "large woman" comment. Went to Fashion Wrap Up and saw her pic. Not only large, but not too easy on the eyes either...no amount of "fashion" can clean up that mess! The blog itself completely sucks.

Anonymous said...

Do not let anyone's comments discourag you or upset your mood. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing pics of your outfits. I appreciate your style. I have never been concerned about the name of your clothes. Your body is amazing so you can wear whatever you please. Your shoes are amazing. I am sorry that that person felt a need to leave such negative comments. I love your blog. Also, being a fashionista is about being daring. Your outfits are always well put together.

Anonymous said...

Londyn,
I like your blog and luv, luv, luv the way you dress. I never comment, but I just had to this time. I actually always look at your clothes and think that some of the brands are a little pricey for my budget (tee, hee, hee). Anywho, you are always so together - classy and trendy - a perfect combination! Always cute and in style. Keep up the good work. There will always be haters. You stated your piece well. Just let it go and keep doing what you do b/c you are good at it.

Londyn said...

Tina - you can quote me anytime!!

You and Kimberly are serious rock stars in my book.

I'll have to keep your email info close at hand in case I ever have need for a bad-ass attorney :)

Cathy Benavides said...

I don't comment too often but I am a regular reader of your blog. I think you have an amazing sense of style, and part of that is that you get your clothes from everywhere. Tue style doesn't require a lot of money, it requires creativity and sense of adventure. You look amazing!!

Erica said...

You have got to be kidding me! This chic from Fashion Wrap Up looks as if she has had way too much Botox and an excessive amount of Bon-Bons!! And has the audacity to critique YOU!

Keep doing what you do Londyn. Clearly this chic is seething with self-esteem issues. You are an inspiration and nothing would deter me from checking out your blog as I have for such a long time!

Erica from South Carolina!

brittneynikkole said...

Wanted to chime in with my two cents; I think it's a damn shame that some people are still stuck in a high school mentality. I've been under the impression that fashion blogging is more about how normal ladies try to work fashion in the real world, not trying to buy the right label to fit it. I think that if a lady can buy a little something from Wal-mart/Kohl’s/Target etc and work it, then so be it. In my eyes people who believe that clothing has to have a designer tag on it to be fashionable are snobby brats. I know it’s harder to let criticism roll off your back when times are tough (so sorry, by the way) but I hope your taking plenty solace in the fact that there are so many of us out here who are inspired by you and think you’re hella fashionable.

Jennifer said...

I can't tell you how mad this makes me. Fashion magazines are full of
5'10," size 0, models wearing clothes that I will probably never be able to afford!! Both images present most of us with unattainable ideas. To me, fashion designs are works of art. I enjoy browsing the photographs to see the craftsmanship and design that go into making such beautiful pieces. But, where do we go when we want ideas for things we can really wear everyday?
I make a decent living, I'm a size 4 to 6 and I like to think I have pretty good taste. Yet, I continue to flip through fashion magazine after fashion magazine each month coming away with NO real-world ideas. You fill that gap (no pun intended :). You're a part of a fashion revolution and you should be proud! I for one, support you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Londyn,
I just want to say that the stupid that has chosen one of your pics doesn't have a clue about the real sense of fashion, ALLWAYS ignore that kind of people, we love you because you are fantastic and you give us a lot of kindness sharing your everyday style. Why should we buy expensive clothes?? Who said that's RULE?? no way!!! I think any person is free to choose thrifted clothes or even clothes from the market or cheap clothes and look pretty as you do!!!
I think that person was very envious about your style, for sure!!
Condolence for the people that fall asleep in the death.
Warmth,
Julie from Italy!

Tamia said...

What kind of crap is that? Anyone with a true sense of style knows that fashion is about self expression, not labels.

I'm sorry some arse tried to ruin your day, but look at it this way: You know you're doing something right when people are threatened by your fabulosity. Bring on the haters!

Tamia
TheStyleSample

Sara said...

Wait, wait, wait... I'm adolescent, Anonymous? That's truly excellent. I don't see you condemning the folks on here making fun of someone else's weight. I really hope the other anonymous comment under yours was not you commenting again. Quite a low blow if you ask me. Not that you did, nor would you, because you and I obviously don't see eye to eye on many things.

What I said was some of the outfits don't fit well... never once did I comment on Londyn's weight. You can be a size 0 and wear a size 2.. if it doesn't fit well, it isn't going to look right. Ask any fashion expert and they will tell you, fit is everything. People would never be able to tell you didn't buy your dress from Nordstrom or Saks, if you tailor it to fit you properly.

I must apologize as I do think I took my frustrations out on the wrong outlet. I only stumbled across your blog yesterday thanks to Cincy Chic. They touted you as a fashion expert and it is my fault for getting my hopes up.

I have many friends that live outside of Ohio and the Cincinnati area. I have the hardest time trying to convince them that people here know how to dress and have style. We're a conservative town and for that reason, we don't have access to a lot of the truly awesome fashion outlets that others do.

I was mostly disturbed by how whiny you seemed about people having a negative opinion on what you wear. Instead of opening it up for discussion, you seemed to beg for sympathy from your readers. Fashion is just as much about self esteem as it about labels.

All in all, I apologize for my inability to correctly express my thoughts yesterday. I stand by my comment that Roxanne saying your photos look better than fashion spreads and that she was "off her rocker."

jesse.anne.o said...

Haaaaah - okay, when I looked up Fashion Wrap Up. Man, I can't even explain the glee I felt for you. It is a COMPLIMENT to be a don't there!

Anonymous said...

Sara, just do yourself a favor and shut up! Obviously, we don't care about your oh so important and informed "opinions." You are just getting in our way and wasting your own time.

Lily said...

I think you look fabulous! And what I, and probably other readers, really love about your blog is that most of the clothing is stuff I can actually afford - it's so nice to be reminded that cheaper stuff can look fantastic. I much prefer what I see here to the insanely priced, weird-looking (sorry but I am not going out with animal ears on my head just because they came from Louis Vuitton, it will look ridiculous!) stuff in magazines. And I think you are much more beautiful than the freaky looking girls modelling most of those crazy clothes too.

edry said...

You are right honey.
you look fabulous all the time dont worry :)

Tiffany In Houston said...

I read you daily and think you look fabulous. I'm a plus size girl and I look everywhere for inspiration and I love your style.

Shake those haters off!

K said...

Im glad you dont let people like that get to you. true fashion isnt about wearing designer clothes. You are a constant inspiration and how dare someone come here and try to make you feel bad about anything. Ugh stupid people make me want to vomit (on them of course).

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day if you've touched just one person you have made a difference. And you have definitely inspired me! You rock and they lost out...keep on stylin gurlfriend! 2 snaps!!

Elegance Personified said...

I know this blog is kinda old but I just read it so it's new to me. I haven't read any of the many comments above but here is my two cents (below).

First of all Londyn, you are a beautiful, healthy, positive person, with a great sense of humor and an even greater sense of style. You are stylish, pretty, fit, happy, proffessional and a fine business woman. I, too, shop very much like you and could care less that I barely own any high-fashion designer clothing in my wardrobe. The clothes I own I actually do like and love and I have paid my well-earned money for them, from the normal, everyday jobs I have had. You do the same. It is actually funny, silly and stupid for people to judge you in a super-negative way and even worse for them to trash-talk someone they completely don't know due to what they think is fashion-appropriate or not.

And fashion-appropriate is not neccessarily something made by a super-expensive, much hyped-about designer. Someone could wear a sac, or clothes from KMart and look like a million bucks or vice versa they could be covered in Gucci, Versace or Dolce and Gabanna yet look like crap. To me it's the person that wears the clothes not vice versa. Therefore it's that person who makes them clothes - treasures or trash - not the clothes who make the person. As long as that person feels and looks GREAT in their clothing or their outfit, that's all that matters. If you wear something with confidence and a huge real smile, it will show and it will always be on a best-dressed list, in my opinion.

Last but not least, I am sorry not just about the real stupid comment (of you looking horrible) and stolen photo with the undeserving comment, but I am especially sorry about the loss of the 2 people very dear to some people dear to you and about the friend in the hospital, whom I hope by now feels much better.

And let me end this by telling you that in my opinion you are ONE OF THE BEST-DRESSED REAL WOMEN I KNOW. PROBABLY THE BEST-DRESSED AMERICAN TWENTY-SOMETHING I KNOW. ;-) And these are my true feelings and definitely a huge compliment to you as I come from a big European city and have traveled a lot in many cities in the world. I smell fashion from a mile away and you Miss Londyn have A TON OF FASHION SENSE and PHENOMENAL STYLE. Whoever says otherwise simply is either blind, stupid, or both.

Hugs & Kisses, Ada.


P.S. I would love for you to reply back here, after reading my comment as I am very interested to see what you have to say. Thank You.



Have a Great Week!! Feel and continue ti be your fun, fashionable, positive self!!

Londyn said...

Thanks so much EP. I'm replying as you specifically requested :) but don't have more to add from my original post.

I do appreciate all the fabulous commentary and comments and find it comforting to know I'm not alone in my blogger commentary thoughts.

Elegance Personified said...

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME. I ain't just "sitcking up for you" you know, just that the comments of that Sara and the previous comments of that so-called 'Fashion Expert' really pissed me off and I took them to heart because we have similar styles, shop at similar stores & "brag" about our real clothes bought from real incomes, not thousands and hundred thousand dollars spent on designer duds. Nothing wrong with that but less than 5% of the population can afford designer clothes ALL the time. ;-)