Elly Lily: January 2016

Wednesday, January 27

currently

 
Hello everyone! And welcome back to my blog! long time no post huh! ;) But don't you worry I will be posting more often from here on out!
 
Since I have been pretty absent from the blogging world lately I thought that I would catch you all up on what I have been doing, obsessing over, loving, listening to and so on... (+plus my last "currently" post was back in November)
also, I would LOVE to here what you all are up to! comment down below some of your favorites, hobbies, music.. etc
 
CURRENTLY
 
DOING
 
+ Lately I have been having a blast working on Odyssey of the Mind with my friendzies! + 
 
+A few weeks ago I auditioned for The 100 Dresses and I got a part in the music ensemble! So I have been going to the rehearsals for that which has been lots of fun!+
 
+And we have been preparing for our little havanese puppy of which we are getting on Saturday!!!+
 
 
LOVING
 
MUSIC
 
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My favorite artist this month is defiantly T-Swift, Her music is wonderful and written so well!
 
Songs I have been listening to are...
 
hello-adele
stand by you-rachel platten
lean on-major lazer
no place like home-laura marano
dance like nobody's watching-laura marano
made in the usa-demi lovato
give your heart a break-demi lovato
skyscraper-demi lovato
making today a perfect day-idina menzel
out of the woods-taylor swift
style-taylor swift
blank space-taylor swift
red-taylor swift
mean-taylor swift
how you get the girl-taylor swift
welcome to new york-taylor swift
 
 
STYLE
 
 
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gold + sparkles
 
I love this trend! I have seen lots of glittery dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets and more on Pinterest and some at forever 21 and I absolutely adore this look,
glitter + clothes= perfection
 
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sunglasses
 
So although it is wintertime and I am currently hearing the sound of the snow dripping and melting, I have been loving cute sunglasses! They are just too.. well cute! And they also go with about anything! :)
 
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classy
 
I love the simple minimal look of some little booties, a sharp blazer, a nice collared shirt and some simple pants. <3
 
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pastel
 
I have been obsessed with pastel blue and pink! They look so pretty together!! I also love pastel purple! I have seen quite a few pastel fur coats and I love them! <3
 
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cute and quirky
 
and last but not least I have been loving cute and fun quirky pieces like these awesome platform boots or a fun pair of floral overalls! <3
 
 
HAIR
 
 
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pastel
 
Like everything else, the category "pastel" has appeared here as well!
I love silver, pink, blue and pretty purple hair ! <3 like this beautiful picture!
 
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buns
 
space buns, and half up half down buns, and regular buns oh my! I love the look of a cute and simple bun that you can just through your hair up into... (well, lets be real it takes a few a lot of tries X)
 
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braids
 
braids are an easy way to dress up or dress down any outfit! I have been loving half up half down braids like this one above ^^
 
 
PEOPLE
 
 
hakuna matata ♡: i like pink doors ♡:
my hair might actually be on fleek for once ♡: Aye yo pssttt... caption this ♡:
 
Alisha Marie
 
Alisha is a-ma-zing! I love her fun bubbly personality and her beautiful youtube videos! and her Instagram feed is goals! You should all totally subscribe to her main channel, her vlog channel, and follow all of her other social medias and get as obsessed as I am and fangirl forever and ever and ever!
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ok, so I may be a tad bit obsessed but anyway you should all totally check out her videos cause they are perfect! <3 
 
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Taylor Swift
 
T-Swift is awesome! Her music is written so beautifully and have the catchiest tunes! and her music videos fit each song perfectly!!! also, her cats are the cutest things ever! yes. just yes.
 
 
QUOTES
 
 
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All of these quotes are so beautiful and amazing. My favorite has got to be the "Winnie the pooh" one, AGGGHHH! The feels!
 
 
INSPIRATION
 
 
Flowers @ Christian Dior. Omg... if only I had the budget to replicate this set for my next runway show: Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2012:
 
I recently watched a movie called "Dior and I" which was about a guy who was becoming a creative director for Dior and was making a "Dior spring collection"
It is a great film, I loved seeing the creative process of creating this beautiful look book!
It was also awesome cause they found this old  vintage house and then covered all of the walls with fresh live flowers for the show! <3
 
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So anyway! Those are all of my current favorites!
 
I would love to here what you have been fangirling over these days! Let me know in the comments! :)
 
STAY MAGICAL
 

Sunday, January 10

q and a

drawing and edit my me
 
Hello wonderful friends! <3
 
A while ago I did a Daily December post announcing that I was holding a Q and A on my blog, (check it out her if you like) And today is the day that I will answer all of you beautiful peoples questions!
 
So without further ado... Here are the great questions and my answers
 
Q AND A
 
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NABILA'S QUESTIONS
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Why did you start blogging?
 
I started blogging a while back when I was pretty young, and I mostly started it just cause it sounded fun! And a fun way to share fun pictures that I took! (woah, just realized how many times I said fun)
and fun (< see there it is again) fact my blog when I was little was called Elly's Blog of Fun.
You can check it out here if you like, although you must beware that it is very random! ;) 

Why did you name your blog just elly?
 
okay, so I just changed it after you commented this so it is no longer called "elly" but I'd thought I'd answer this question any way in case you wondered why I did have it called "elly" (back in the day) :P
 
Well, before it being called "elly" it was called "A Girl" and I like that, but then I was feeling like I wanted a little change and so I just called it "elly" cause I wanted it to feel simple and not too grounded to one topic. <3

Favorite color?
 
My favorite colors have been pretty much the same for a long time now. I love the colors pink, blue, gold, and silver. but if I had to pick just one it would be pink!

Favorite thing to do when you are bored?
 
It is weird cause I don't really get bored too often cause I usually have lots of things to do with blogging or YouTube and planning stuff out and what not but when I am bored, I love to either read or draw! :)
 
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EMILY'S QUESTIONS
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1. if you were invisible for one day, what would you do?
 
hmm... maybe sneak into a T-Swift concert or something, and also pull a few pranks and yeah, I am not sure this is harder then I thought it would be!

2. would you rather travel 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future.
 
100 years into the future! It would be so cool to see everything and how the world has evolved

3. would you rather be able to read minds or see the future?
 
This is so hard! :O I would want to read minds though, cause then if you could see what would happen then I feel then it is ruining the surprise and reading minds would be kind of cool and kind of weird! ;)

4. do you find it easy to make friends?
 
For the most part yes, I think it is pretty easy to make friends! but of course sometimes it is a little difficult cause I can be super awkward and yeah, But I would say it is pretty easy!

5. what would you change about life on earth?
 
Mostly world peace and coexistence and such, 
Also Hogwarts....a Hogwarts would be great too!

6. if you had a business, what would you sell?
 
definitely my own clothing line!

7. where do you hope to visit for your next vacation?
 
I think it would be amazing to travel to France or London!

8. what is the best thing about school?
 
I am homeschooled so that might be the best part! ;) My favorite subject is probably language arts or history though.
 
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SHELBY'S QUESTIONS
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1. What is your most favorite thing about blogging?
 
Being able to have a creative outlet  and also the fantastic blogging community.

2. Pinterest or Instagram?
 
AGHHH! This is so hard cause I love both! But probably Instagram?...

3. If you could be an animal for a day what animal would you be?
 
A Pegasus (cause I am already a unicorn) and Pegasus's can fly and they are awesome!

4. What is your dream vacation?
 
probably to go to London or France! 

5. Favorite thing in your room?
 
I have this photo string with lights and pretty photos so either that or I just got a Taylor Swift calendar which I love!

6. Best day of your life?
 
I don't really have a "best day" of my life but anytime with my friends and doing fun things with them is the best! <3
 
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And those were all of the questions! Thank you so much to all who asked these wonderful questions I had so much fun answering them!
 
STAY MAGICAL

Saturday, January 9

liebster award

 
 
The lovely Vivian from Day-Dreamer, Night-Thinker has kindly nominated me to do the Liebster award! Thank you so much Vivian! <3
 
RULES
 
1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Answer all 11 questions
3. Tag 11 bloggers who have less than a thousand readers
4. Ask them 11 questions
5. Let them know you've tagged them through social media
 
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
 
1. What's your favorite board game?
 
For Christmas my family got a Japanese board game called Tokaido and lately we have been playing it a lot and it is super fun! I also love Blokus (of which our family has played for almost two years now and love!) 
 
2. Favorite sandwich?
 
I always love a good turkey, lettuce, mayo and mustard sandwich. and I also like sandwiches with peanut butter and bananas which is delicious.
 
3. Any pets?
 
yep! My family has a furry grey cat names Prilla (after the fairy) and also, we are getting a dog in about three weeks! My little sister has always loved dogs and she knows tons about them and how to train them and stuff and for her b-day (back in November) my parents decided to get a puppy!
We are going to get a little havanese puppy and he is so cute! (I will probably post a picture someday of what he looks like)
 
4. What superpower would you have if you could have any?
 
it has always been my dream..."looks up to the sky " to be able to fly! but with no wings cause then it would be hard to get your clothes on and such and you would have to cut them and such and yeah...
I have already though this all through. ;P
 
5. Favorite breed of dog?
 
French bulldogs! ugh! They are just too cute!!! <3
 
6. What's the font on your blog called?
 
sorry but I am really not sure.
 
7. Who's a role-model in your life?
 
Alisha Marie I love her youtube channel and her fun, happy, optimistic personality! Also her instagram feed is #goals
 
8. What's your lucky number?
 
I don't have a lucky number but for some reason I have always loved the number eight.
 
9. Favorite season?
 
At the moment it is winter or fall. ;)
 
10. Favorite book (or if you are like me top 5)?
 
Potterhead for life.
 
11. Early Bird or Night Owl?
 
I am kind of both, cause I usually go to bed pretty late but then I wake up at a decent time. ;)
 
NOMINEES

Think. Eat. Write. Read
Wispy and Willowy
Self Known
Demigods and Unicorns
On the Other Side of Reality
Simple Sentiments
Hot Town Cool Girl
Simply Me
Just Joy
The 3 Musketeers
CeCe

MY QUESTIONS

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What is your goal in blogging?
3. What makes you fangirl the most?
4. Favorite thing about the blogging community?
5. Biggest goal of 2016
6. reading or writing?
7. best advice you could give?
8. if you could meet one fictional character who would you meet?
9. Favorite post of 2015
10. What have you learned through blogging?
11. If you had to dye your hair what color would you choose?

Again thank you so much Vivian for nominating me! This was loads of fun!

STAY MAGICAL

Friday, January 8

2016 Goals

 
2016 GOALS
 
Since 2016 is now upon us I thought that I would share with you all a few of my goals this year.
I have seen these kind of posts a lot lately and thought it would be fun to do my own! :)
 
Here are five of my goals for 2016
 
FINISH THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES
okay, so I have been reading this series for a very, very long time! and actually a few years now! (yep, that looong) So this is one of my biggest goals this year! I love the books, but I always forget to sit down and actually read them. But this year "I WILL READ THEM ALL!"
I have two and a half more to go! (please no spoilers in the comments ;)
 
UPLOAD MONTHLY FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEOS
 
I have been slowly getting more into uploading YouTube videos on my channel and I think that it would be super fun to upload a favorites video every month,
 
DESIGN ONE THING TO DO WITH FASHION EACH DAY
 
I have not started doing this every single day yet. But starting Monday I really want to do this this year! It would improve my drawing skillz and fashion design skillz! ;)
 
WRITE MORE
 
I have not been writing much lately but on the rare  times that I do write I always have a great time doing it and just forget how fun it really is! I really want to get back into writing and maybe start a book (that I have like one character for a barely any plot)
 
GROW MY BLOG
 
by saying this I mean, enriching my posts, getting on more of a schedule, and getting my blog "out there"
Also, I really want to start commenting on others blog posts and just enjoying the beautiful blogging community more! :)
 
What are your 2016 goals?
 
STAY MAGICAL

Tuesday, January 5

Janurary Playlist

 
Hello Everyone!
Hope you all our having a magical day!
 
So yeah...
as you might have noticed "just might have"
I got a new blog design!
"woo! woo!"
 
I love my new design! My sister Celia did it and I LOVE it! It is exactly how I pictured it! <3
And I am so exited to make this blog amazing and get better at blogging this year.
 
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Todays post is a playlist for Janurary which is a new thing that I will be doing this year.
I will be posting playlists for every month so look out for those posts each month! 
 
JANURARY PLAYLIST
 
Style-Taylor Swift
Drag Me Down- One Direction
Written in the Stars-The Girl and The Dreamcatcher
Blank Space-Taylor Swift
Red-Taylor Swift
Hello-Adele
Dance Like Nobody's Watching-Laura Marano
I Know What You Did Last Summer-Shawn Mendes
You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile-Sia
Fight Song-Rachel Platten
Stars Dance-Selena Gomez
Lean On-Major Lazer
Shut Up and Dance-walk the moon
No Place Like Home-Laura Marano
Play My Song-Laura Marano
Out Of The Woods-Taylor Swift
 
STAY MAGICAL

Friday, January 1

2016

 
A new year
new memories
new goals
a new start
a new beginning
 
2016
 
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Thank you all for such an incredible year! This was an awesome blogging year and I cant wait to keep posting and growing my blog's quality and enrich my posts.
To start off the year with a clean start I am going to be getting a new blog design!
 
I love the one I have at the moment but it is super summery and also I was fiddled with some things and accidentally messed it up so sorry for the mess at the moment.
I am really looking forward to getting a very simple and modern design that will give a whole different feel!
 
Also, I recently started a YouTube channel and I have been trying to upload more lately!
This year I have planned that I want to upload a favorites video every month.
 
And my best friend Layne and I just started a channel called Pastel Polaroids where we are going to upload vlogs, funny videos, tags and other fun stuff! We just filmed our new years experience to look out for that!
 
links
 
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NEW YEARS GOALS AND INSPIRATION
 
Wow!
2016
I remember being little and watching an American Girl movie and in the movie they mentioned 2016 (as in the future) and it seemed to far away.
And now here we are in 2016
still life passes along
another year
 
Lets make this year magical.