i want this in my living room for days like today

Thursday, April 7

Forgive my lack of awkwards and awesomes today friends. I'm gonna be honest and tell ya that it's cause I wore an old yellow sweatshirt with stains on it alllllll dayyyy longgg. and taking pictures of that would've been dumb. It's finals week you know. hooray! finals! and hooray for ramen every night and taxes and to-do lists that make me want to pull the covers back over my head! yaaaaay! so awesome!

anyway. i've been thinking a lot about this little bloggy of mine. what I want to do with it and what I want to stop doing with it. Things that you've said and things that I've been thinking about for a while.
There'll be some changes ... for the better I think.
Maybe take this puppy in more of a lifestyle with some clothes on the side direction, like I originally did.
I liked it better then.
But hey ... you're my lovas.
What do you think?

162 comments:

beau&lindee said...

i agree 100%. i love hearing different peoples perspective on things and different "life" tips so to speak! can't wait :)

Taylor Marie said...

I really like lifestyle with some clothes. That's what my blog is like and I love it. Obviously our lives don't revolve around the clothes we wear, it's also about the people we love. For me, it also entails the food we eat! So I think whatever makes you the happiest is what you should do, after all, it is your blog! (and a great one at that!)

Piril Maria said...

Agree with you as well. =)




♥ Love,
http://thebookness.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I couldn't agree more with your decision. I loved your blog when I first started following, still do! But sometimes it can feel a lil 'sponsor'-centric and less Sydney-centric. I'll love anything you do with it though, true-blu follower :)

Trissta said...

I had some great advice on this subject the other day! Do what you have passion for and the readers will follow. :) Not that I have many of those, but as one of your dedicated readers, I'm in love with more than your clothes! I love your personality and pizazz! Yes, I just used the word pizazz. I will forever be a faithful reader. :)

-Trissta
www.livingonthechic.com

Piril Maria said...

Oh, and good luck on your finals! Do good and be good to yourself.



♥ Love,
http://thebookness.blogspot.com

Kendra said...

I think that's a great idea. Your outfit posts are always amazing and so inspirational so I know that hearing about your interests in all areas of life would be phenomenal as well!

 PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

elise said...

Pretty sure you could type up the phone book and I would still read it.

krisandkel said...

Whichever direction you take it in I KNOW we will all still love ya! I'm liking your new idea although I absolutely want to keep seeing your adorable outfits. I'm excited for you Sydney!

<3 kris&kel
www.krisandkel.com

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

do what you enjoy, miss. it has to be fun or it's just not worth it!

Victoria said...

I would love to hear more about you! It wigs me out a little that we live near each other by the way. I feel like we should know each other by now. That's probably creepy. Anyway, thanks for making us Idaho girls look good! I want to know what you do, though, besides dress really well! Can't wait to see! But please don't go to that cupcake shop in rexburg, I'll just get super jealous =)

Good luck on finals and everything!

U U N A said...

Go for it. Even though you have an aaamaaazing style mostly just stalk you cause your funny and interesting.
Yuup. True story.

Ashley@Divorced&21 said...

Sydney I thought about this for my blog for a long time, what do I want to do with it?

ITS YOUR BLOG and obviously people LOVE IT! they will read even if you listed all the food you ate for every day.. and that was it.

people are drawn to your blog because of you!

Shellsea said...

I think you should do whatever makes you happy. Write about what you want to write about.

It is your blog after all...


shellseaoberski.blogspot.com

AJD ∞ said...

I love that idea [lifestyle with some clothes on the side]. It will allow you to be MORE creative, I think. Or at least show more sides of your creativity.

And I love that photo... It's giving me decorating ideas...

Anna said...

I agree - I always enjoyed reading your blog more when it was filled with crazy Sydney antics and not so much promotion. BUT I think you're great nonetheless and you could blog about government conspiracy theories and I'd still love reading you Haha.

It's YOUR blog. Do what YOU want.

jana said...

i think you should do what makes you happy... but that being said, i will miss your daily fashion :(
i'm a fan of it.

j.

www.janagodin.blogspot.com

PS said...

I agree one million per cent! I think that blogs are the most fun & interesting to readers when the writer is stoked on what their writing, so I think that if you want to switch it up a lil bit, do it! You are a funny girl & I love your writing. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Ruby Girl said...

Honestly, i probably wouldn't stop by quiiite as much if it didn't have as many outfit pics. i just lovvve those. That's just me. You are super cute, funny, and insightful, so I'm sure whatever you do will still be loved by everyone, including me :) <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Savanah said...

Lifestyle + Outfits do your thang girl..I love the modest fashion inspiration, but what reels in a long term reader is the lifestyle elements in a blog the "you" that makes it unique. I'm by no means a stylist, but I do love pretty things - I'm a photographer, I appreciate conscious art and conscious minds..so I share it on my blog (Peace-Nopales)with the mix of updates from(Our)life. The more about "US" I throw up the more new readers flock.

http://peace-nopales.tumblr.com

change is good!

Savanah xo

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i think it's your blog, so whatever you feel you need to do with it will work because you already have all of us hooked on you and your fabulous style/life!! :)

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Julia said...

if it makes you happy then i completly agree that you should do more lifestyle blogging...
but please don't stop all of your style posts because they are so inspirational and amazing!!!!!
<3

Lippylash said...

I love your writing style but love the pics 2 very much even!! So I would love it if you would still to the outfits pretty often but would love the hear other things about you..

Lippylash.blogspot.com

Candace said...

Outfit posts or not I will still follow your blog! I think it is fabulous! Do what makes you happy:)

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rebecca said...

To be honest, there are fashion blogs I read that I just skip when they start talking about their lives. That being said (and I was thinking this when you posted the pics of your hubby holding the babe) you are the number one fashion blogger I would love to see more lifestyle posts from. I'm excited for what is to come!

rebeccawithanR

Travelbug said...

You make the blog and therefore you can post what you want and your readers will still love you! I for one would love more lifestyle and a little less fashion :)

Morgan said...

Obviously clothes are a big part of your life...I mean you wear them everyday :oP But I fully support the switch to a lifestyle blog. I already enjoy the "lifestyle" pieces you post now so more of it would be just fine in my book.

Looking forward to reading :o)

Manasi said...

Thanks for this post Sydney! At the end of the day most are right, this is YOUR blog and you should do what you like best. As for my two cents, I love your outfit posts/hairstyle advice/make up advice. Reading magazines and more conventional fashion media outlets don't cut it because I think they are rarely relatable - most of their fashion suggestions involve $200+ pieces that us girls really can't afford for everyday. The reason why I loved your blog because you inspired your readers to think creatively about our everyday fashion in a way that was achievable for most and fun!

Keep blogging :)

xx

Lindy Yam said...

I love fashion the best. Yours is my favourite FASHION blog so I'd love love love you to keep it fashion!!!

Ashley said...

While i love fashion...I also prefer lifestyle, a little food, a little home, a little family and friends and ahhh...there you have the perfect blog...as a new follower, i am eager to see what becomes of "the daybook!"

-AR
http://plum-bucket.blogspot.com

Corinne Chidester said...

looking forward to the change.

Taylor said...

I think this is a great idea! You are a hoot and while the clothes and such are nice to see and hear about, I think your stories and your fun outlook are what brings me back each day as well as the rest of your readers.

Do what you love girl! that is all that matters.

lori said...

i say lifestyle and some clothes... cut down on the fashion(but not cut it out completely, because you are oh-so stylish!)... and while i understand the purpose of sponsors and such, a little more sydney and a little less sponsors would be good. talk about things that you love and things that inspire you.

please dont lose the a&a thursdays though. you are funny, and thats one thing i love about your blog is the humor... i also love reading the blogs about you and husband. being a newlywed myself, i love to see healthy, happy couples... how about somehow incorporating more of that? date ideas and such? just some thoughts!

karajean said...

I agree. I am a fairly recent reader and I enjoy your archives a lot and wish you wrote more like that now.

Kori said...

Change is always good..what do you have in mind? I'm so interested in how you got so many followers. Any secrets or tips? Hope you did well on your finals.

I'm hosting a blog hop tomorrow for the 2nd Fashion Friday! I'd love for you to link up with us! Let me know if you have questions. Have a great day honey! Kori xoox

www.blondeepisodes.com

Celia said...

Girl, you do what you want to do. You own your blog - not we the readers. You started it to make you happy...the readers showed up of their own accord!

And besides...who says you can't change it again later? :D

Celia
Bootnotes

melissa said...

I am with you on lifestyle with a bit of clothes on the side!!!

I hope you're not too stressed out and hopefully the week ends well for you & you can enjoy the weekend!

I am excited for your upcoming changes! xoxo

Curtis & Co. said...

I say you do what makes you happy AND do what you will want to share with your kids and great grand kids down the road! Just my thoughts... ;)

wildchild said...

i like the lifestyle with some clothes idea. you're cute- we wanna hear more about you! if that includes fancy clothes, cool. if it includes stained yellow sweatshirts, that's cool too.

Hadar said...

I definitely miss your old blog and tutorials!

Erin said...

I read your blog because I love what you have to say. It is funny, real, and relatable. Sure-the pics are adorable, but that is not what keeps me coming back. Write what you want to write about, that's the only way you are going to continue to have a passion for this blog of yours. Love, E.
www.livinginyellow.blogspot.com

JSR said...

I think that is a great idea. I think the 'what I wore' thing is pretty well across the board in the blogging world now, so it doesn't feel as 'special.' Not to mention it is so great to read unique content - it adds value. With that said, I would still love, love to see your outfits and hear about fashion-fun. I also think re-visiting WHY you focus on fashion would be great too. I was a new reader about two months ago, and going back to read about the book that inspired you, and your quest for personal fashion really added context and character.

Just my 2 cents :)

Anna K. said...

Good Luck with finals girl! Make sure to drink lots of water with that Ramen to flush all that salt out of your system! I'm sure whatever direction you decide to head with the blog will be fabulous - you have to do what you love!

Anna of IHOD said...

Syd, I think you could show us pictures of you doing taxes and eating ramen and we would still read and love it. Do whatever the heck you have more fun and passion for. That way you won't burn out. Readers can always sense when you love what you do!

Looking forward to being a continued reader no matter what!
<3
Anna

Dawn said...

iirc i think you did a survey on this towards the end of last year and i voted that i would like more lifestyle posts. a blog i adore adore is naomi at the rockstar diaries. she has killer fashion sense but she never posts about fashion. i can still get inspired by looking at someone and personally i think when people post where to buy stuff it just inspires copycats. look at pics, be inspired to replicate it yourself, not imitate it.

and i love you but i haven't been coming over as much my dear because it has been very sponsor heavy. i get you need to make a living and i think you are trying to learn the balance since you are new to it but we are losing the "real you" on this side.

whatever you decide though, your bloggie, your decision. good luck!

Andrea said...

Love that photo! I want it too.
Oooo exciting about the changes. I'm all for it. In my experience, change is good. Love today!

pics-o-andrea

Erica said...

I love your outfits and get so much inspiration from them, but I also love the personal stuff. Frankly, it's your blog so you get to do what you want with it. My own blog started as personal, went to style and then became more of mixture because that's how I preferred it. So go personal if that's what you want!

North Meets South

Eclectic Flair said...

I think you need to do what makes you happy! That's the best thing for a blog in my opinion!

Good luck with all your exams!!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Hannah said...

I was seriously just thinking a couple days ago that I missed the old blog...I started reading a lonnggggg time ago and it just became a fun little escape like you and Tyson we my long distance friends:) Personally I miss that!

Gertrude said...

I love both outfit and lifestyle posts! Sometimes I look back at your older posts and I really love reading them a lot! Whatever you do I'll still be reading your lovely posts :) xo

Ash said...

I love your blog Syd but I loved it more in the beginning because I felt YOU loved it more. Over the last few months I have felt as if this thing- the outfit posts- that direction and all has become an obligation more then an enjoyment for you and to be honest I've become less excited to check in so I think you changing thing up is a great idea! Do more of what you want to do! We will still be here :)

Xoxo,
Ash
The Powder Room

lauren said...

Blog about what you love and forget the readers - do it for yourself and your enthusiasm will shine through. At least that's what I believe.

xoxo Lauren
 http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

Sydney said...

Yeah!!! Love reading your older posts...thats what drew me in!

Pink Chinchilla

Emily said...

you could do anything and it would be great! love it all
xoxoox em

lysslivinglife said...

I honestly love blogs that focus more on lifestyle vs just fashion because it allows me to get to know the blogger behind the blog/clothes. But regardless what you plan on doing, I'll still continue to read because you're awesome :)

Amber said...

Do what YOU want. It's YOUR blog. I'll still be here either way :)

Bridget said...

i'm totally with you. i couldn't commit to doing a fashion blog because i just would get so sick of it - i am impressed by the people who do it for the long term - but i also love those that mix it up! so yes! give us some lifestyle!

Job and Rachael said...

Lifestyle with clothes on the side are some of my fave blogs so that sounds like a great way to go :) Yours will still be a fave no matter what though, and you should definitely do what makes YOU happy :)
GOOD LUCK WITH FINALS!!! Phew they are a killer. Don't you worry about us, we'll still be here when you get back ;) Just don't stress about the blog this week :)

{molly beth} said...

i completely agree. you're a busy woman and putting outfits together everyday can be quite exhausting.

http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Jenni Austria Germany said...

yuuuuuup, lifestyle, please. i vote that over fashion (although your outfits are always fun to admire).

erin m. said...

I would love some more lifestyle as well as keeping some fashion posts in the mix. Hope you can have some restful and peaceful moments among the busyness! I am right there with ya!

Laura said...

I totally agree with everyone who says write about what you want because it is your blog. Very true, and those of us who love you for more than your outfits will still be here reading. I admit that I always LOVE stopping by to see what you are wearing but I have stuck around every day, this long because of your "voice" and the way you write your posts. That is what keeps me captivated. Of course, I hope there will still be some inspiring-outfits from time to time, but as long as the Sydney voice doesn't leave, neither will I.

Oh and I REAAAAAAALLY hope awkward and awesome Thursdays doesn't disappear because I LOVE that more than any other blogger feature.

Chris Tani and Princess Brielle said...

I love your outfits, but I love to read what you write so much more. I am all for your proposed change :)

Kelly said...

Do what you love, and we will love it :)

But I do really enjoy your fashion posts... I find them very inspirational because your style is so fun and put together.

But I'll still read no matter what you post.

Kelly
Enterkelly.blogspot.com

Sarah Wells said...

I most definitely agree! Sounds great! - but I still love seeing your outfits :)

Hamreet said...

I'm huge fan on your style choices! and you day to day options
also you should do like your fab 5 or 10 for the season
things you love
xo

Leah said...

I love reading your blog --- the style of it, your style, the content, your stories, I could go on! So I think that I would still like reading it if it had more "lifestyle" posts and less "clothes" posts. I just love the easy way that you let your personality out there.
So, however you want your great little blog to be is fine with me!

Jackie said...

i LOVE the clothes posts. you have the cutest style with sport the most adorable outfits! i think you should keep it just the way it is. it's fabulous :)

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

I have a lifestyle blog and just started incorporating fashion posts as well, but I actually just yesterday wrote a post about why people read blogs and how lifestyle blogs are my favorite. I could never write posts primarily about only one thing.

I adore your blog, your style, and the way you write, and I will read no matther what you dish up. I think it would be great if you head a little more in the direction of a lifestyle blog with fashion on the side. You have a beauitful life, and fabulous style. Win-win. :)

Monique Zuman said...

Outfit posts are the best! Such inspiration!


Monique xx

misszuman.blogspot.com

andrea said...

i think you are adorable, stylish, and have some funny life experiences. pretty sure whatever change you make, i will still be a reader.

hmm...yep!
pretty sure. :)

good luck with your finals! you will rock them i know! :)

Amanda Brown said...

Yes! When I first started reading your blog in January, there were not nearly as many c/o's on all of the outfits etcetera! Recently it has become more of like a daily advertisement for the people who give you free clothes:/

Katy {and Kahler} said...

would LOVE more lifestyle!

but, we obviously all read you either way!

good luck w/ finals. ugh. was there for the last time (for now) a year ago...

Lindsay said...

LOVE for more lifestyle :) We want to get to know you more :)

Sist and Sist said...

I love seeing your outfit posts! But would also like to know more about your life too!!! :) Maybe 50/50?

savy said...

What do I think??? I think ya shoulda taken a picture of that old yellow sweatshirt...;-)

Candace Stevenson said...

You should talk about your marriage and cute things you do for each other. I love reading cute couple happenings :)

Come read about my Lovely Little Rants ♥

tvo said...

so basically eeeeeeveryone thinks you're awesome and making a great decision (as do I)!

You are SO SO SO funny and I love your life content-- like to where I get a little bummed if I don't see a post from you for the day.

I guess on the business side of it, I'd say that promos work best when you're simply wearing something, it looks good, and it's a "courtesy of" item. I almost never click if it's a giveaway, though.

Emily Marie said...

I recently just started to follow your blog, and I love it! I think that your outfits are amazing, and they are an inspiration to everyone so as long as you keep those cute outfits coming, you will gain more followers willing to see what you will wear next!
I started a blog three days ago because your blog inspired me, and I love it!
Emily
http://theelephantsonparade.blogspot.com/

janis said...

i agree with almost everyone else - do what ya want! but, truthfully, i would love to see your blog go more lifestyle! sweet!

Amy said...

I absolutely LOVE seeing your outfits, but I would also love to see your blog take a more lifestyle approach as well. I think if there's not much about life, we don't feel as connected with the blogs we read. I would love to get to know you better and feel more connected through your clothes and about your life and adventures. Do what you want, but if you're feeling you should change something, then that means you probably should. Everyone will support you. I miss you, feel like you've been a bit "absent" lately!!

amy day to day

KayleighS said...

Blog for you...not for everyone else :) Less pressure and you end up happier!

jessicajo said...

I love seeing the outfits you put together and hearing about what is going on in your life... I think it has great balance, but I am sure a lot of us readers would love to hear more about what is going on in your life and maybe even some of your photography? But like everyone else said, it's your blog, even you don't love it, then change it!!!

Saije Wright said...

I agree with you, I liked it better before too =). Your words are fun to read, I miss them.

But either way, you're adorable!

Tara : Damon said...

i agree along with everyone else, it seems... i loved the blog before, when i could read some real life stuff- cause i'll be honest, there's no way i could dress like you- one, you have a rockin' bod and i have a 6 week old, and 2, i live on med student loans right now, so i get super jealous of all your cute clothes. but your style is inspiring, so i don't want it all gone! love the blog!

Sara Shoemaker said...

DO it! I like the sound of that. :)

www.makersofshoes.blogspot.com

brittni said...

Yayy! I was following you back when you had like, 500 followers.. and I loved it! I like hearing about you and hubs and seeing fun regular 'Sydney stuff' that you do. I still love your outfit posts because I think you have awesome style.. but I wouldn't mind it at all if you cut back on them. After all it's YOUR blog. Do what you want. Bring the Syndey back! haha

brittni said...

P.S. are you going to update us on the move to DC? A little bit ago you said it might not be happening anymore..??

Ashley said...

I always start reading blogs from past to present, it helps me get a feel for what the blog is all about... and your archives hooked me! The style of your writing is so relatable and the humor is top par. I say go with the lifestyle theme and maybe have a day or two or three of fashion posts?

Those are my $0.02, do what you feel is best!

aesethique said...

I vote lifestyle and some clothing. I do love your style, but I subscribed to you for your "voice" and what you write more so. I can look at clothing on lots of sites, but I think what you write and the personality that comes through is what keeps people coming back.

Mish Lovin' Life said...

Agreed. I'm sure there's a lot of pressure to make sure you get shots of you and your outfits on a daily basis, and though great, I can imagine that to be tiresome...eh?

I started reading your blog about a month ago, and even went to the extreme of going to your first post up until present (creepy? nah.). I liked the beginning where it shared a lot about your daily stories...

So, there ya have it. =) Good luck!

Amy N. said...

I love lifestyle with clothes on the side blogs. They always seem more real. But you're adorable either way!

The Forsyths said...

Just re-affirming what just about everyone in the world thinks. We love YOU, you offer inspiration in more than just the clothes department. I have loved following your blog!

Maren said...

Yeah girl! I would love that, and we'll love you no matter what. Go for it.

Jhan said...

Funny you thought that you should make it more of a lifestyle blog, b/c I already saw it as such. I have your blog listed in my "Blogs iLove" list, and it is definitely listed under the "Daily Life/Relatable Blogs" list that I made up. (haha, I guess I couldn't think of the term 'lifestyle' at the time I made up that list) :-)

Grace and peace with you during your finals! <3

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

lifestyle!!

Miss C said...

I think anything that makes you happy with your blog is the way to go. I love your outfit posts because you're so darn cute and I love how you write about your day and your life with your hubby as well. What are you studying? What's going on with school and such? I love to know more about people's lives and I think that's what brought me here, your humorous way of sharing your thoughts.

Miss C said...

I think anything that makes you happy with your blog is the way to go. I love your outfit posts because you're so darn cute and I love how you write about your day and your life with your hubby as well. What are you studying? What's going on with school and such? I love to know more about people's lives and I think that's what brought me here, your humorous way of sharing your thoughts.

Sydney Adams said...

i adore your amazing life, but please at least just put a picture of your outfit (i need no descriptions or anything) because you're my style inspiration and every time i put on clothes i come back to your blog for help and guidance
love, sydney!

Lauren said...

Sometimes I feel like I need this too. Just a little healthy and happy reminder of the "Greats" we have in our life.

lauren-jacobson.blogspot.com

melissa said...

i check your blog daily for my daily dose of fashion. i'd be lying if i sad i am not a bit sad when there is no daily outfit.

xo, melissa

mamaSTYLE

Elizabeth Saucier said...

I loooove your outfits, keep 'em coming! along with your personal posts which are really fun to read.

Natalie said...

I would love to see more lifestyle posts!!! I love your outfit posts, but I would also love to hear more about your life. :)

Whitney said...

love the idea! you have a great writing style so you could easily take on more life and less clothes :)

Darcie said...

I absolutely love your style and your outfit posts, but this is your blog and you've got to do what works for you. I can only imagine the time it takes to capture those outfits and if not doing it so much helps you out more, than by all means, do it!

Good luck with finals!

DoublClik said...

I read your blog for the outfits. It's inspired me to revamp my wardrobe and work with what I have.

Mrs. C said...

Well I must say I LOVE your blog!! It is always filled with fun outfits and fun energy. I love blogging about all things food, fashion, and marriage and find that it keeps me always thinkings of ideas. Maybe if you cover more things like you said you did in the beginning you won't feel so BLAH!! But thank being said you're doing amazing in my books!! Happy finals week!!! And ramen is the best!!!

www.mrscapretta.com

christine donee said...

I adore your style - but it's always fun to read more about you :) perhaps a balance of both! I'm sure I'll continue loving it no matter what!

gudielgirl said...

your fassion is what made me start reading your blog but your life and sense of humor is what made me stay! :) whatever you do don't stop being awesome and please keep the A&A thursdays! :)

Katie said...

It sounds perfect! I love your outfits and I think that you have great style... But it seeing pictures of night ice-skating, or getting hot chocolate or just doing whatever is why I read your blog! :)

Sweet Susy said...

Do what makes you happy! Im 100% always going to love your blog! =)

Maria said...

Love the idea! Do whatever makes you happy!

Justine said...

I love the idea!

Just Better Together

Holly said...

i think would be a happy compromise. clearly you love fashion and style, but there is more to life....i think ;)

The name is Adam and Liz. said...

yes! I want more you and less giveaways!!!

Amy said...

i totally think you should. i agree with what someone said in the beginning of the comments- it has been feeling a little sponsor-ific. and you are a doll and would love to hear more about you :)

the late afternoon said...

as much as i adore your style and outfit posts, my favorites are the ones about your life and the adventures with your husband! can't wait to see what's next =)

http://www.thelateafternoon.com

Brooke said...

Yes please, I love lifestyle posts with fashion on the side! Can't wait to see changes :)

Playful Professional said...

I've asked the same, what am I doing with my blog, question so many times that at this point I've just kind of put it on hold because it started becoming another chore. Figure out what you enjoy the most and do that or at some point it won't be fun anymore.

P.S. When you guys move out to DC (assuming you are), I'd love to meet up with you and the hubby, maybe at the Redd's for a poor party. :)

Jason and Lindsey said...

More you and outfits. Less giveaways. I just started following your blog yesterday and I'm in love with it and your style already. Too soon? Good luck with your decision!

Megan said...

I loved it when it was less about giveaways and names and more about sydney and her fabulous style and more than awesome adventurous! A college girl married and doing amazing things.
Agree 100%!

Krista said...

This blog should be your creative outlet...do what you want! If you want to throw in some lifestyle then everyone will be on board.

I'm a fashion designer and just started a blog and I thought all those questions before I dove in... which was, like, a month ago. Clothes only? Clothes and more? It started making me feel like I put myself into a "blog-box"...I'm going to patten that term later. I'm just going to do what my little heart feels like it because I want to enjoy wherever it goes.

We're all here for your qwirky personality and witty writing. Not for your looks :) Though they are fabulous!

Krista
www.lazy-saturdays.com

Un peu altruiste said...

Yes lifestyle bits as well as clothes would be great!! But keep the cute quirky outfits coming!
Love the tutorials also

Xx

Krista said...

Ummm and by patten I mean patent. That's all. I swear I'm smart.

Krista

Chantelle said...

Yes please! I mean, don't get me wrong, I adore your looks, but... I was missing you. You have such a radiant, loving personality and I haven't found it seeping through your posts from some time now. Come back to us <3

I remember reading your ENTIRE blog in 2 days, because I couldn't get over how mature, adorable, and happy you & tyson were. A lot of your posts helped me calm down, and appreciate life.

damicomm said...

I personally like more clothes because I love getting outfit ideas, but I think a blog should fulfill the blogger first and foremost.

adamandrochelle said...

Yes! More lifestyle, less promo (of all those clothes/shoes/jewellery designers + giveaways) :)

Madeline... said...

You do whatchu you want girl. Live it up...it's your life. Your blog. The more YOU enjoy doing it, the more WE will enjoy reading it.

<3 Madeline
http://www.spidatter.com

MyDearJenn said...

An equal equivalent of both would be fine and dandy with me. But I really look forward to your fashion posts ;)

Heidi said...

i think we should be friends in real life. :)

Jennifer Hall'sMark said...

I will admit I have been a bit um, bored, maybe? with some of the latest posts. I don't want to sound like a jerk though! Ooopps too late....I still love you though!

But honestly, when I first found your blog I LOVED it and couldn't get enough. I was thrilled to find another 20 something BYUI blogger with style and sass and creativity! But I agree with a lot of other commenters, lately there has been too much advertisement and not enough you! I think you have such fun, inspiring, and useful things to say, on top of dressing fabulously! Keep some outfit posts because you obviously inspire a lot of us but I miss the "real" Sydney...if I can say that without even knowing you! : )
Seriously, you are fab.

eleanor said...

I think you should take this blog in whichever direction you feel most passionate about!

I love your life posts just as much as your outfit posts. If you will be happier taking it back to the lifestyle approach, your readers will absolutely pick up on that and support you in whatever you do! You are so funny, beautiful and inpsiring, Sydney - and if you blog about what you love that is never going to change!

Brooke Self said...

To be honest, I think the new outfit everyday is what keeps people coming back (readers and sponsors). I could see how it gets old though too. Maybe an outfit 3 days a week?
If you change your format and people dont expect to see something new and exciting everyday it might make your readership drop? I'm no expert but just thinking. Then again the rockstar diaries has a huge following and she just blogs about her life.

Amanda said...

I love the idea of "lifestyle with some cloths on the side"!

I seriously do love your blog. Like seriously.... But... I haven't been reading as much as I used to because I've started to feel like it seems a little distant and less relateable than it used to be.

I think if you stay true to yourself and what you want from your blog, then readers will stay with you. When you write what you love and what YOU want to write, it's fun to read. Like others said, if you wanted to write the dictionary or phonebook or whatever out... like REALLY that's what YOU wanted to do... you'd make it fabulous.

Do what you feel girl! Change it for the better! I love it! ... and good luck with finals :)

xoxo,
Amanda
www.once-upon-a-wardrobe.blogspot.com

Dainty Erika said...

I love how you blog about you and your husband's daily life and at the same time I love how you wear wonderful clothes :)

Do what makes you happy ;)

♥ Erika
http://shesidainty.tumblr.com
http://www.shopdainty.com

A Tablespoon Of Life said...

Totally agree with you on this one! I love your blog and i love how fun your posts are! don't let yourself loose track of why you created it in the first place!

Piril Maria said...

Express yourself. =)



♥ Love,
http://thebookness.blogspot.com

sarah @ design me daily said...

I adore your outfits, but your blog is one of the few dailies that I read every word of every day. So, I'd love to hear more about your interests and life! You go girl, follow your heart!

Anastasia and Jovanna said...

I prefer a combination of lifestyle and clothes!!!
You are a great blogger and a wonderful person..

Love,
Anastasia
x x x x

http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com/

Nuha said...

I'm sure whatever you do will be incredible. I'm also really happy that you're doing what you want to do, not what others want from you.

xoxo

Erin said...

I have just recently discovered this blog and think that you have a great voice. If it's not fun, why do it? I wish you all the best!

Alexandria said...

Oh yes yes yes! I think that's a fantastic idea :) Or rather, whatever makes you happy! Lifestyle is always great; it lets people get to know you better. And you can control that. It's great.

Kelli said...

It's your blog...do whatever makes YOU happy. We'll all still read it and love it :)

Personally, yours is my favorite fashion blog, so I LOVE looking at your outfit pics. But I really love your "lifestyle" posts...some of my favorites have been the date ideas/ways to tell your man you love him ones. So cute!

Katie W... said...

I love your writing style and would probably follow you anywhere... Off a building? OK!

But I enjoy your life stories, your couple stories, and your clothes, so I'll be sticking around :)

theanthropologieconnoisseur said...

I agree with so much of what has already been said; lately, I don't feel as though we've seen the real you (though most of us have never even met you, of course!). I really hope you'll decide to go in the direction with your blog that YOU want to go in...you gained many followers because you were YOU!

If I could make a slight suggestion, I'd really like it if you could maybe cut down a bit on the advertising...I don't know if that's possible though, because after all it does probably give you a nice chunk of change! :)

So, to sum up: Be yourself! :)

Jess said...

I loved your site back when it was a little more you with clothes on the side. And while I totally love that you are getting paid for providing us with some funny tidbits from your day, I must say that I liked your outfit posts a little more when you were wearing Gap/ Old Navy type clothes. I felt like it was something I could achieve and so a little more inspirational. While I love the new looks, the pieces are just out of my price range. Glad you are getting sponsors, but miss the cute, inexpensive outfits.

maria said...

such a great reminder to be thankful!!! I love your blog and your outfit posts!! Take the blog where you feel led sydney...we still all be here!!

Torrie said...

My favorite posts are the ones that are a little more personal, less "business" (sponsors, giveaways).

I love the inexpensive pieces mixed in with some of your newer finds (i.e. you introduced me to YesStyle and I got some great items!).

There's my 2 cents!

Jackie B. said...

It's funny you mention this because I'm fairly new to the blogging world and had a tough time deciding what I wanted my style to be... but I think at the end of the day your blog is allowed to evolve and change to fit who you are at the moment and whatever feels right for you. I love your blog now but can't wait to see how it changes! jb.

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

Manhattanette said...

You should do what makes you happy, girl!

Personally, Awkward&Awesome is my fave part of your blog each week. With your style pics, I tend to say, "Oh, Sydney looks great again," or "Oh that's cute!" which is awesome.. but I honestly just like hearing about the awkward moments in your week so much better! (And I mean that in the nicest way possible...)

Marie-Eve said...

That's amazing !
Love the lifestyle and fashion, so both seems even more fun that fashion alone !

Laura said...

Totally. Do what you love.

Zara said...

I would like that saying framed and in my office!

brittni said...

PS - I love the Tyson style posts. It's fun when he makes cameos on the blog and when he types. Every few weeks you could photograph him and HE could write the post. It's the T and S daybook afterall haha ;)

But keep the awesomes and semester. You are hilarious! :)

STEPHANIE LAURA said...

Life changes, so why shouldn't your blog?? That's how I look at things :)

Colleen said...

I liked it back in the day more. so I think lifestyle is good. Also I like life so I want to know about life. I mean I do like clothes and all but I like clothes that are 10 years old and constantly having you post c/o clothes is a ton of what I won't have so not as cool.

heidiluxe said...

thanks for the comment on my blog! my brother is my biggest supporter and he encourages everyone he sees to read it. i'm a lucky gal since i'm a lazy commenter.
and i say make your blog exactly what you want. mine is commentary with a side of outfits and that works for me. good luck.

BODIE and FOU said...

Just discovered your blog via A Cup Of Jo..love it!!

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/04/life-with-mila.html

Rachel + Mikis said...

I love the personal side of the blog, but also LOVE your outfit posts. You always give me such great ideas on how to pair everyday items to look extra fabulous. I think you should blog about what you truly want, but please add a few outfit posts in :).

The Science Fair said...

I say follow your gut! If you've had the urge to make some changes, it's likely for a reason. Whatever you choose to do, I know it will be lovely! I can't wait!


Laurren

Mon said...

I think you blog is A M A Z I N G! the way it is now is the reason i like it and makes it special because they are a lot of fashion blogs but yours has somethig different of all of them and i think i know you by reading you but what you decide will be the best because is your blog! :)

Mon.
http://anythingimnoot.blogspot.com/

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