Monday, August 16, 2010


the girl



dress: primark
cardigan: H&M
rings: H&M
necklace: zara taylor
headband: topshop

I saw this lovely mullberry colored dress today and I knew I had to have it! There is something I really like about purple, Maybe its just because the autumn is coming. I desperately wanted to wear it with my leopard print scarf, as I see leopard and fall colours mixing so well together! But I couldn't find it, So opted for the leopard print headband instead! Its been a while since leopard has been on the blog? I tried this dress on and it was super long, put it back and then ended up picking it up again on the way round and it was miles shorter than the other one I tried on! Gotta love the Primark inconsistencies!

Mum was being generous today so bought me a load of Primark stuff. Mainly due to the fact tons of the stuff I wanted was in the sale. Most of the dresses were around £5 and the tops were £3. I didn't have much time to have a proper look around as Ivor was being moody as he hates shopping! But if you live near a big Primark store, or even a small one with good stock, Its totally worth checking out the sale! So much of the stuff is reduced! I blame the over inflated Primark prices at the moment, £15 for a PRIMARK dress? No thanks! The prices have gone up but the quality hasn't! Yes the dresses they are coming out with at the moment are really lovely and tasteful, But the quality really isn't reflected in the pricing!

Uploaded a little test video to my Youtube channel! I used my new camera, Although its not supposed to be a proper camcorder, there is a little hack to make it be usable for recording videos. It doesn't have a microphone, I have to record the sound via my Macbook microphone and then sync the audio manually, Seeing as I've never done this before it isnt perfectly synced but Im sure I'll figure it out properly soon!


74 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit! I really like the dress, sadly I can never wear styles like that though because I have rather big boobs and a big belly so I would look pregnant lol. You look lovely though, I love the 2 colors together. xoxo

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  2. Looking gorgeous Lily, love the colour of this dress and it looks so good with the green cardigan! I want to go to Primark NOW!!! Winter is all about leopard so make sure you find your scarf x

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  3. I love the outfit.. the dress looks amazing x

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  4. this dress is such a gorgeous colour, it really suits your skin tone. you always look lovely, but i think this is outfit looks especially good on you. im going to primark tomorrow in search of that dress! x

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  5. RIGHT! I'm off to Primarni tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x

    http://ameliafashionland.com

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  6. I have the same camera!! But I haven't figured out how to do videos? Could you help me?! Please!
    xo Lis

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  7. With this new camera i can now actually see the true effects of ombre hair. I LOVE it :)

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  8. I love the whole outfit but £15 is a lot for that dress, I still want it though hehe.

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  9. Love This Dress..You Look Like A Hippie Chick Here..Love This Look!! x

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  10. love the colour of the dress
    i went to primark today and there wasnt any sale in my local store:(
    did pick up some lovely boots
    xxxx

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  11. It's the perfect autumn colour, actually looks a lot more expensive than Primark. My first guess was Topshop actually. Headband is cute, nearly bought it the other day in Edinburgh. Now I might have to put it on my wishlist :)

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  12. loooking cute as always :) love the necklace!

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  13. love love love the dress and headband :D

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  14. i adore the colour of this dress!
    hurry up autumn.

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  15. My friend bought this dress today, I really like the colour of it. It goes great with your cardigan and scarf too!

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  16. Love this dress, the colour is so gorgeous and it's perfect with that cardi! Definitely gonna check out primark when I go shopping tomorrow now! :)

    xxx
    sheseverybodyelsesgirl.blogspot.com

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  17. aaww.. this dress is cute! i really like how you combined colours and print. looks really good!
    btw i really like your blog! it's very inspiring.

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  18. beautiful dress.
    i havent been in primark for awhile. must go soon.
    love FASHIONPROJECT. x

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  19. I love that dress, it's gorgeous! I really need to get down to my local primark as soon as i'm paid!

    Stacey xx

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  20. i love your style, deam girl! you're so beautiful :)

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  21. Lovely outfit:)
    Yep, Primark is really funny with sizes...every single piece is different than other of the same kind. I bought jeans there couple of months ago, but had to try on 3 different ones to get a perfectly fitting pair:)

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  22. BEAutiful! I'm having a Primark spree quite soon, I think. Will totally keep an eye out for that beautiful dress!
    x

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  23. Divine dress! Looks so pretty on you and I love how you've done your hair here :) I'm also partial to incorporating a little Primarni here and there, see if you can tell ;) xx

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  24. you look beautiful, as always. i planned to go primark tomorrow so i'll be on the lookout for this. i'm just loving plum colours at the moment.

    love, jazzabelle. xxx

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  25. I literally just ooooohed at this outfit, I think this is officially my favourite outfit you've put on the blog =) love it =)

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  26. That's such a lovely autumny dress! I've never bought anything in that colour because my primary school uniform was a maroon/mulberry colour haha, but this is tempting me. Love the headscarf as well, it really updates the whole look.

    x

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  27. completely agree with Primark and their overinflated prices! they had jumpers for £40, admittedly they were cashmere, but still! i also don't really get the Primark 'limited edition' stuff :\ Primark is Primark, you can't dress it up! Lol xx

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  28. You are officially cute as a button.

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  29. This dress looks lovely on you, very pretty.You have made everyone want dash off to primark now including me. i know what you mean about primark sizes i brought a really cute skirt like a pinky red colour with little white hearts all over it was a size 14 but when i got it home and tried it the waist was more like a 8! so tiny, nowhere near a 14.primark here i come.i really shouldnt be buying anymore clothes really. Gemsxx

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  30. Love this - the perfect autumn outfit. The colour is stunning on you. x

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  31. LOVE this dress! The color is amazing :)

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  32. What an amazing color, it's perfect for fall. I'm in the market for some maroon, dark purple and dark green dresses for fall. I wish I had a primark near me :(

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  33. The colors are gorgeous. I love the color of the dress especially. :) Oh and the binocular necklace is so cute.

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  34. The dress is from primark!?

    Its absolutely stunning! Why do I never find great finds like that and all the other bloggers do!

    I love it when Mothers spoil us!

    Adèle – moltocuriosa.com

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  35. Looking amazing as always!!! I love the dress!! Simple yet chic =P Love the headband too :)

    xx

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  36. Beautiful outfit and lovely post! (: Love love love the dress!

    http://maddymaddyquitecontrary.blogspot.com/

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  37. Was totally in love with this dres... until I saw the price comment! Eeek £15!? What is happening to Primark :(

    You look amazing though!

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  38. i LOVE the colour of the dress, especially teamed with the green cardi! :) xx

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  39. This dress is gorgeous.. and gorgeous on you! I always miss great finds like these in Primani! Will have to pay more attention next time :P
    xxx

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  40. Ahh I need that dress!
    Your fringe looks lovely down :)

    xx

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  41. literally bought this dress today how strange! couldn't decide between this and the navy but i went for this one in the end! x

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  42. Love your blog & that dress.
    I would love for you to follow me!!

    Rorie♥

    http://imperfectobsession.blogspot.com/

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  43. Mulberry is a beautiful color on you!

    xoxo Hannah

    www.mademoisellehannah.wordpress.com

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  44. talk about the most perfect dress in the world.

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  45. Could this get anymore perfect? This dress is the perfect style and color - and that necklace is to die for. I am jealous of your whole outfit. You look amazing in it! :)

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  46. Great dress and it's totally adorable on you! I love the color and cut so much!

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  47. Wow wow, I love it when my mum is generous though that sounds slightly selfish I like how my mum wouldn't mind purchasing clothes for me sometimes...

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  48. your are definitely my primark icon- i had ever bought a single thing from there until i found your blog a few months ago and now i always have a look when i'm shopping. again you look amazing here, i love you paired the purple and green and also think the leopard print scarf would look great!

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  49. lily - this is your best look in a while ( not that your others are not good ) but that colour really makes your complexion pop and your hair colour look really deep & rich.
    suit you!

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  50. This may be my favorite look from you EVER. The colors are absolutely delicious and you are gorgeous as hell, lady.

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  51. I love that dress so much - i tried it on in the khaki green colour and mushroom but i just looked awful in it! you look lovely though!

    www.anygirlfriday.com

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  52. Remind me of Alex Chung on the first picture :)
    I would never think khaki + mulberry colour can look so good together!

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  53. Love that dress. Love the whole outfit, in fact! x

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  54. gorgeous. Simple, but still really chic.

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  55. I'm crazy about your blog, girrrrl

    http://ghostcrablane.blogspot.com/

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  56. i love that outfit! the grape color is fantastic with that green!
    definetly i love it!!!

    Maybe with natural hair waves it could get more romantic! In my last post i made a tutorial to have a romantic hairstyle, maybe it´s useful for you, check out!

    http://nightwriterequiem.blogspot.com/

    XoXo

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  57. Ok, thank god I'm going to London where there is a Primark, because I NEED that dress!

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  58. I totally copied your outfit! sorry about that...As soon as I saw it I was inspired and thanks to my mother, the dress and a look-a-like cardigan from Primark itself was mine! oh and a pair of brogues too, I've also got my eye on a necklace which would go pretty well with this outfit. I couldn't help myself haha, anyway don't they say that copying is the highest form of flattery, something like that! I just wanted to thank you for the lovely outfit inspiration. So, Thank you :} ♥

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  59. http://www.samesamejewellery.co.uk/exclusive-same-same/vintage-green-and-gold-necklace/prod_143.html << The necklace I'm loving :} if you're interested ♥

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  60. lovely outfit :)

    http://nicolerichieanonymous.blogspot.com/

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  61. I'm liking the colour combo.

    http://thelondoncurlie.blogspot.com for all the uk curlies/fashion girlies (:

    xx

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  62. SO you're super duper cute! Love your outfit. X

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  63. I absolutely love this dress on you. Looks so classy and just really lovely :) xo

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  64. Nice dress! You look fantastic!

    Greetz from Poland

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  65. i saw your dress in primark, especially love it in the beigy/browny colour, but also the wine and burgundy, so good for primark and at £9!! you cant go wrong, thanks for showing that you can be incredibly fashionable on a budget, no-less, :) x

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  66. Oh Lily I think this is my favourite outfit of yours I've seen so far! It's perfect, really. I got a couple of autumnal dresses from primark this week (they've got a great range at the moment haven't they?)

    jazzy ♥

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  67. I love the color of the dress & the color of the cardigan together.

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  68. love the mulberry with the forest green...and yes the leapord is a lovely touch to the fall colors. Outfit looks great!!


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  69. I soooooo love this look, it looks so vintage and brings me back to when CoCo still lived. The dress has such a nice color and fit and the headband really suits you. ♥-Axelle

    www.ax-elle.blogspot.com

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