Saturday, September 25, 2010


green with envy




top: topshop
shorts: primark
faux fur stole: H&M
rosary: ebay

I called in sick for work today, It was probably the most embarrassing thing I've ever done, seeing as I cant talk and no one understood what I was saying. All that came out was a high pitched sqeak, I hope they got the idea in the end! I think I do have Laryngitis, I feel absolutely awful.I've not done much today, I've been napping alot and watching Man v. Food! Which is my favourite TV show at the moment, Theres something about all those gross, carby, fatty (and cheesey!) foods that just makes me want! I always say to Ivor "OMGG I COULD SO EAT THAT" (which I so could!) but he doesn't believe me!

My "sick day" choice of attire is just as appropriate as my "cold weather" dressing. Yes, I'm wearing a faux fur stole and leather shorts for what pretty much has just been a day in bed, As if you'd expect anything less ;) I was going to buy the topshop tri marl jumper in purple but after seeing it in-store I decided on the green! I decided on the fur after seeing this H&M look at the show, I thought the idea of fur scarf/waistcoat over something basic was inspiring, I remembered earlier that I bought the fur stole last year from H&M! I reckon I only wore it a few times, But I think it will be getting some good wear this A/W! I don't know if they have anything like this this year, But its worth checking!

I genuinely hate the way I look in these pictures, Ive got such a puffy face because my glands have swollen up! Someone on Formspring asked me a question if I thought I was "pretty/goodlooking", to which I said well I dont think Im digusting and I dont think Im crazy pretty either. Someone also asked if the fact that I'm "attractive" means more people follow me. Its never occurred to me people viewed blogs like that, I've honestly never thought of it in that sense. Personally, I wouldnt say I do. I mean, Its not like I think the people I follow arent goregous, but to me its more than just the photographs that make a good blog! I've had people say to be before they are worried that they arent attractive enough to blog, which I think in ludicrous, Everyone can blog, you could resemble a bearded lady for all I care, as long as your blogs a fun and interesting read, whether you are hot or not shouldn't matter! Do you follow blogs just because the blogger is pretty?

52 comments:

  1. I love those Topshop tri marl tees. My local store only had the cream one but im really tempted to order one of the coloured ones too of the website as the material is so soft! You look lovely despite being poorly :)

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  2. Such a sweet outfit. Between me and my housemates, we have that top in the whole colour range now haha! Get well soon lovely, having swollen glands is the worst part about being ill aha. xx

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  3. Aw I've had a lazy day in too (without the excuse of being ill.) I'm also probably wearing something inappropriate lol my new spotted top and a fur gilet, I feel rather dressed up hehe.


    Feel better soon! xo

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  4. I totally love that this is your ''stay in bed'' outfit haha classic lily! if im ill it's a total pjs day for me, not so chic! xo

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  5. I love this outfit! When i'm ill i'm lucky if i can change out of my jimjams let alone plan a gorgeous outfit like this...total style! You still look pretty even though you are ill, i hope you feel better soon, i find hot chocolate helps my throat when i lose it. =) x

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  6. i love man vs food<3. you look very pretty, when i'm sick i look a sight! i know this is incredibly shallow but if a blogger is pretty then i am more likely to follow, i know that's awful thing to say and it shouldn't matter at all but i think it's because i kid myself into thinking that i will look like them if i buy the clothes/makeup they are wearing haha!xxx

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  7. The faux fur is exactly what I want! This look is great on you.
    I HATE calling in sick for work because I always feel like a bit of a wolly doing it. Not sure why... xx

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  8. You look pretty fabulous for someone who is staying in bed all day!

    I think you posed an interesting question. There are lots of blogs out there with the prettiest girls that I won't follow because each post is just 46836854 pictures of themselves in nice clothing with no personality! Personality is a big selling point -- a blog that's just self-promoting narcissism gets boring pretty fast. I like a little more substance to people.

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  9. lovely outfit!i wished i looked as good when i'm ill hehe:)
    i agree,you dont have to be 'pretty' to blog, if it has some good stuff it's always fun to read!:)x

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  10. I'm so glad someone else loves that programme...I was ashamed to admit it!!! He's a MACHINE.
    Love the stole - looks fab :)

    Danni
    xxx

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  11. I can't believe you wore this just to stay in bed. If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is x

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  12. I love your shorts <3

    www.espreedream.com

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  13. this si such a cool outfit! I'm going to primark tomor and those leather shorts are so on my list, never thought you'd be able to get them there x

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  14. hey just wondering what size u got the top in? i got size 10 but find they come up really big! im normally a 10/12 thanks

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  15. OMG i love this whole ensemble!!

    xoxo,
    eva

    http://purrrty.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the way you've worn the fur collar! Hope you feel better soon lovely!

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  17. Welcome to the sick club! Ehhh I feel horrible, I hope you feel better:) LOVE the faux fur...I want a scarf like that!For blogs I follow people because I love their style and enjoy reading their posts!

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  18. i think it is really shallow of people, but they do follow blogs who have pretty people.. everyone likes looking at them and wishing that they could be them. someone told me that the reason she follows blogs is because she can sort of "live" through that other persons life. if you know what im saying.
    personally, i think thats kind of sad because so many people are so insecure.. i think that everyone is beautiful!

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  19. People ask the strangest questions, dont they?! :S Hope you get some rest and feel better soon girlie. Have you been watching the programme "Food" thats just been on quite recently? Im such a grubber and love my food but its making me feel guilty and weirded out over so many different kinds of food! :( boo! xx

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  20. i lovvvve that green tee, i think you made the right choice. feel better soon and don't worry about calling in sick! x

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  21. I think the green was a much better choice over purple! I love your shorts too, I'm debating whether to get a pair myself! xx

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  22. You are the most fabulous sick person I've ever seen! Are those the same shorts you wore a while back with the moustache t-shirt? I LOVE those shorts! Hope you feel better soon :) xx

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  23. Love that whole outfit! i just bought some leather shorts, but having a hard time knowing what to wear them with. It's coming into summer here (aus), so im thinking that a top like the one you wore to the Look show would suit.

    I agree with Bethany's comment.. i think alot of girls might like admiring blogs with pretty girls who take tonnes of photos of themselves but if there is no personality to it, i find it so boring. I like your blog cause your real and interesting. Keep up the good work and ignore all the haters, some people are just bitchy, but clearly they are all just jealous.

    http://bambieyezyeah.blogspot.com/

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  24. People follow blogs because of the whole package. The pictures, the font, what they type in and how funny and interesting they are. Well, at least, in my case... That's my qualifications for following. :P

    I love your blog bcos not only you have good taste for clothes but you could also put how wonderful they are to you in words. ♥

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  25. I follow someone's blog because I adore their style and I think I can get more inspirations from the blog..

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  26. You don't look so bad. I'm sick too and if you could see me you would really like yourself this day. I love this outfit.

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  27. hope u r feeling better :)
    but u still look great!!

    anyway,, i follow blog not bcoz the person is physically prettyy or what,, but their style :)

    xoxo

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  28. I just follow blogs of people that I know I'd get along with in real life and share some common ground, there's no point following someone you have absolutely nothing in common with or if they type like a drunken monkey punching at the keyboard and can't string together two sentences.

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  29. I wish designers would do something new with the fluff, as you look great in it, but this look has been on the catwalk for the last few years. I think it should be the return of the year of fluff! xx

    www.madeupbyhannah.blogspot.com

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  30. I gave you a blog award :D
    http://not-fromconcentrate.blogspot.com/2010/09/yay-starsglittermagic-made-me-happy-d.html

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  31. Fab outfit, looks super comfy! Get better soon sweety.

    xoxo

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  32. absolutely adore this outfit! hooray for fur collars instantly trending up ANY outfit. you look beautiful!

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  33. I would say it is much better to read a blog where the pictures are aesthetically pleasing. For me, blogs are inspiration of how to be a bit better than you already are. An aspiration of what your want to be if that makes sense? And it's always nice to learn how to look a bit better.
    The same applies to youtube. I tend to watch people because they have a nice voice etc.

    xxx

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  34. I'm green with envy just looking at this (lame joke I know, but I couldn't resist). Nothing better than a super-comfy-yet-stylish slouch tee and a bit of faux-fur to glam it up can't hurt. X

    I attended London Fashion Week as a member of the press so for show reports, street style and designer interviews check out ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

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  35. Hey babe.. I hope you're feeling better. I LOOOOOOOOVE that stole. You are amazing.. so glad I found your blog. Happy Sunday!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  36. Ooh I have a v similar faux fur collar like that from H&M - might try wearing it as a sort of waist coat too, thanks for the tip :)
    As for following pretty bloggers, I totally agree with your stance - it's all about the quality pictures and interesting content for me.
    Sally x
    http://wearelouderthansilence.blogspot.com/

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  37. I think that while it is sad people are like that, alot of girls will follow another girls blog because they aspire to be like them in a celebrity sort of way. So I would say on the whole that others people would follow blogs because who ever it is they can aspire to look like, dress like, be like or whatever it is their personal insecurity panders too about another blogger. However I agree with the comment that if a person doesn't have anything of value or interest to say than even the shallowest person will get bored of just a stream of pictures after a short while.

    R x

    http://www.therobyndiaries.blogspot.com

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  38. love the faux fur stole, ive been wearing mine way more this autumn than last year too. they really keep you warm! also, as ming as it sounds, gargling salt water really helps for laryngitis/tonsilitus-y type illnesses, i get them all the time and as disgusting as saltwater is it actually really helps. hope you feel better soon! xx

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  39. Possibly my favourite llymlrs outfit EVER!

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  40. this is great!
    followed(;

    X lightningfactory.blogspot.com

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  41. Love love love the fur! You don't seem to look sick at all.

    http://londontownsagogo.blogspot.com/

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  42. Gorgeous outfit! How long ago did you get those leather shorts? Just wondering what the chances of me finding them in my local are? x

    racheyem.blogspot.com

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  43. I'm normally just a reader rather than a commenter on your blog, but this outfit is AMAZING! Seriously love it! The fur and leather together are awesome!
    I think it was a good decision to close your formspring, you were getting more crap than actual questions. I hope you do keep on blogging as it's a pleasure to read.

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  44. This was really HOT! ;-D

    Hugs from
    A Shopaholic is loose

    http://ashopaholicisloose.blogspot.com

    "Drop by anytime..." ;-)

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  45. OMG i love man v food!!!! :D its my favourite tv programme
    my family think its disgusting though hahahahaha

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  46. I love this outfit! Just looking through your blog- it's great!! Keep up the good work...

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