Saturday, October 02, 2010


say it aint so




dress: topshop
cardigan: primark
necklace: zara taylor
rings: primark + superdrug
nails: barry m 295

This is actually what I wore yesterday, I love the burnt-out-orangey-rusty-brown colour of this Topshop dress I picked up in Birmingham on Tuesday. Paired with the purple cardigan and bright blue nails, This has to be my ultimate autumny/fall look. I love the floaty oversized arms too, makes me feel all 60's Marianne Faithful! I've fallen in love with Topshop again after a long love/hate relationship, Their fall/winter collection is beautiful! The colours are just perfect, the fabrics are perfect, the knits are beautiful plus they have all my key pieces spot on!

I had a good laugh the other day going through my Google Analytics traffic sources. Basically there is this part that tells you all the keywords people use in search engines to get to your blog,  Apart from the expected ones like "lily melrose" "llymlrs" and "ombre hair", There were some gems! Here are some of my favorites "llymlrs died" (Im hoping they were on about dyed hair, not that I actually died!) "jailbait leggings", "3000 word essay on frakenstein", "slutty playsuit" and about a billion misspellings of llymlrs! I dont know if many people use Analytics for their blogs, but its so worth it, it has the best stats counter and detailed explanations of traffic and how traffic increases/decreases! And if you already use it definitely go through your keywords! Its worth the lulz!

If you haven't noticed, I've disabled my Formspring account, some people ruined it for everyone, at the end of the day the haters won, so basically from now on if you have a question please tweet me rather than email (if you can...), I find it hard to reply to emails I get so many (important and spam!) I unfortunately tend to miss ones that need answering! I will try and write a FAQ in the next few days though so if you do have any questions that you think I need to talk about leave them in the comments!

81 comments:

  1. I love that dress. I had my eye on the black version x

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  2. Lovely outfit, I love the colours omgg.
    Jailbait Leggings?! hahaha. Sounds like a fun tool to use. I look forward to reading your FAQ too.

    Kyrie x
    idreamgames.blogspot

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  3. This color combinatio is to dieee for. I love the autumnal colors and then the really bright pop of nails!

    Sad about formspring :( but lulz on the analytics part!

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  4. don't you get the urge to sing the guitar solo in this song alll the time? ha (:

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  5. I saw that you had disabled your formspring. Never got around to saying it, but I'm really glad you did because some of the comments were just ridiculous!

    Also, very cute dress. I don't think I'd pick that color out myself, but it works on you!

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  6. I am obsessed with anything and everything in burnt orange right now. That dress is just the thing I'm looking for to inject a bit of autumn into my wardrobe, do you know if they still have it in stock? X

    ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm sad you disabled your formspring :( But to be fair, I dont know how you put up with that shit for so long! You look great, that dress matched with the cardi and gold jewellery really looks cosy and very autumy indeed :) xx

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  8. I want all your clothes. This outfit makes me think of leaves! Very Autumn-y; I love it!! By the way, you inspired my outfit post today!

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I was looking at that dress in Topshop today. It looks gorgeous on you, such an autumnal colour. x

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  10. I just love your cardi and nails!And the pendant is the cutest!
    Have a good weekend!

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  11. Love, love, love the colours in this outfit as well x

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  12. The cut of your dress is amazing, gorgeous colour as well :) xx

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  13. I love your outfit, especially the dress. Gorgeus! :-)
    <3

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  14. beautiful autumnal colours, the dress is simply gorgeous!

    i use 'stats' on my blogger dashboard and i've had a few weird things in my time including 'pretty underage' and 'underage pink bits'. oh my goodness, haha! xx

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  15. You look flawless (as ever!) Lily.
    I have become a full on fangirl over you haha.
    I love the clash of the dress with your nails.
    Beaut!
    xx

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  16. That dress is gorgeous, the colour really suits you! I love the Analytics keyword section too!

    Zoe
    romeoandthelonelygirl.blogspot.com
    twitter

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  17. i love google analytics! most of my keywords seem to come from baking related stuff though.

    i am glad you got rid of your formspring lily, it seemed to be causing you too much grief.

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  18. Oh my! That is just a perfect outfit! I will so look at my keywords in google when I get home :) xx

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  19. I tried on the black version of this dress the other day and it didn't look right on me at all, but it looks perfect on you! I also saw the cardigan in Primark earlier but couldn't make my mind up about it - you've inspired me to give it a whirl. At £7, who could say no?! Beautiful as always x

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  20. loving the blink 182 title! you look fab as always xx

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  21. Haters are idiots, spending their time slagging off people. What's about about? I love the outfit.

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  22. Well, first of all, this outfit is divine. Love love love all of the colors together!

    And second, I had to do the same with my formspring. Something about it just brings out all the haters! I gave it three strikes and within a month,it was out. There's no need to put yourself through that, there's about 1 hater for over a thousand lovers, so yeah, majority rules.

    Oh and third (sorry this is tuning into a novel) but the weirdest search I got: port-a-potty girl.huh?

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  23. wow. i love that dress. it's stunning in that burnt orangey colour :)

    reminds me of autumn. looking lovely as usual lily xoxo

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  24. love your color combos :)

    xoxo,

    eva

    http://purrrty.blogspot.com

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  25. that dress is so lovely! ah its such a shame about formspring but probably the best thing to do to stop all the hate!

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  26. The burnt orange is gorgeous with the nails. Such an unusual colour combo but really works. Wow.

    Claire xo

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  27. Love the dress! It's perfect for fall, the shade and everything :) And I wish I could go to Topshop! I've never been :/

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  28. Love everything Lily, even down to the nails, you've got an eye girlie. Keep it up because we love you xx

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  29. I think i might just be in love with that dress! Ahh, i wish i had a Topshop near me ♥
    You look gorgeous :) Haha i agree, Google Analytics can always provide a good laugh :) xo

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  30. You look bloody ACE.
    And about Formspring, you've won in the long run because people don't have as easy an outlet to bring you down now. Really glad you've got rid of that thing. It only seemed to cause you stress. FAQ is defo the best idea!
    xx

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  31. loving the unexpected pop of blue with the fall colors of your outfit! You rock! :)

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  32. Love this dress. I saw it in black the other day and fell in love with it, but this colour is amazing, it's so different! Really suits you as well. x

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  33. I love these two colours together they look sooo lovely!!

    Just gorgeous

    char x

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  34. I'm in love with your nail polish!
    nice pics <33

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  35. I'm in love with your nail polish!
    nice pics <33

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  36. the color of that dress is gorgeous. i love "fall" colors. and that leopard print ring = to die for! great outfit as always.

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  37. The colour of that dress is so ridiculously perfect for Autumn! I definitely think the Autumn/Winter colour palette is the best to dress for. xxx

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  38. You're so pretty ! I love that dress :) I deleted my Formspring account too because there were just too many harsh and mean comments .

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  39. Formspring seems to make people think that you are answerable to them, I am glad you showed that is not the case

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  40. 3000 word essay on frankenstein hahaha! that's intresting!

    btw the dress is absolutley beautiful! i want it too now!!

    and i really like that you didn't combine it with the usual black/grey/whatever.

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  41. ARH! haters are shit, your formspring was so useful i used to ask little questions that would help me to decide on a piece of clothing i wanted/wasnt sure about... i dont have twitter which is a bum, i guess i cant ask questions anymore unless i gmail you, but the 'little' questions seem a bit pointless to email you over if you get me? anyway lovely dress and keep it up, hope you 'fall back inlove with your blog again' and dont let the haters get to you <3 all my loveee

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  42. Its such a shame that blogging has a bitchy side to it... ultimately, any 'hating' is just down to jealousy - so the joke's on them really.

    Love the burnt orange with the bright blue nail varnish - great combination! Infact I really really want this dress now... bank account says no though.

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  43. I got that cardigan the other day in primark, they have so many colours in that style and they are my favorites from there im collecting them all ^_^.
    Love the outfit Lily, and stupid haters. Remember "haters are your biggest fans."

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  44. This outfit is perfection!! Love love love!

    I really also love the content you post, keep up the awesomeness that is YOU! Lots of love going down in this comment, but you totally deserve it!

    x x
    (lol, biggest fangirl comment)

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  45. I almost just bought that dress! I love it. I decided against it though and bought a winter jumper instead!!

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  46. oh how do you always look so gorgeous?

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  47. that is a top not a dress!

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  48. Love that dress, I've had my eye on it. The colour is great for autumn!

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  49. I tried that dress on and it looked crap on me but you pull it off really well!

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  50. I saw this the other day and am definitely going to go back and try it on. burnt orange is one of my key colours for autumn/winter but i haven't found the perfect item in it yet. you look great. keywords searches are always hilarious.

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  51. beautiful dress - i love the floaty sleeves.

    your blog gives me real inspiration for outfit ideas and proves you don't have to be stick thin and willowy to look amazing. so thanks :)

    xoxo

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  52. that dress looks so pretty on you!! :) the colour is lovely!

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  53. Sad that you had to take down your formspring because of some spoilers, but I'll bet it used to wind you up something rotten, so now you can breathe a sigh of relief & make good of your evenings that you won't spend typing over & over again, "I'm 5ft 5, with a black Fiat Punto, get whatever top you want!" ;]

    I love the colour combo in your outfit, very warm colours that go so well.

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  54. you're such a pretty girl! i love the cute little dresses x

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  55. The dress is amazing on its own, the gold jewels and the colour of the nail varnish is literally something else, total love

    R x

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  56. The dress+ blue nails combnation is amazing! I love love love it xx sharon

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  57. The colour of this dress is gorgeous!

    Oh and thankyou for the features girl :)

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  58. Gorgeous and unusual colour combination - I like!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  59. Great dress! May I ask which size did you take?

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  60. You´ve got really great style!

    I´m now following you! ;0)

    Drop by anytime...

    Hugs from
    A Shopaholic is loose

    http://ashopaholicisloose.blogspot.com

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  61. this outfit is absolutely stunning! One of my favorite from you! your are simply beautiful Lily! Your blog is the best fashion/beauty/lifestyle/art blog ever. Thank you girl, I'm so glad to read it! <3

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  62. This whole outfit is lovely, very autumn!! And you are so pretty! :)

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  63. this outfit is sooo pretty. i love the whole ensemble. ♥

    lots of love

    thefashionjumble.blogspot.com

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  64. Gorgeous dress! Your Analytics results sound so funny, weird people!!

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  65. I love this, I have been looking for a black version with long sleeves for ages now, no luck..

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  66. I'm trying to find this dress because i've wanted it for ages. I saw it in my local topshop a few days ago and now it seems to have gone. Does anyone know if you can still get it??

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