Friday, October 08, 2010


vision of division

dress: topshop
cardigan: new look
necklace: zara taylor
nails: stargazer 504 + barry m 294 + leopard nails tutorial

Blaaah Im crazy tired today, I don't think Ive gone to sleep before 3am for the last week, Getting up early for work and university has really been a chore! God bless makeup because my skins awful, really dry and red! I have the worst under eye circles known to man, I really need a good concealer but Im yet to find one I really like! Today I enroled at my university, and for the third year in a row Ive come back without a photcopying/ID card! They did however have some free glue sticks (!!) which I happily took a few of!

Bought a new notebook and a large selection of pens, For the first time in ages Im excited about drawing and doing art again! I get often asked why I don't do art on here anymore, and its simply because I lost my love for it, I had no inspiration, No desire, Who knows what the future may hold though, It may return in drips and drabs! I am going to start doing "Week in photos" probably on a Saturday, This weeks probably isnt going to be that long as I havent done much, But I know how much people liked my other photopost!

Rocking another lacey dress in that burnt out orange colour! I bought this when I went to Topshop last week, Alot of their things have caught my eye this past month, I'm trying to be good, but sometimes you have to give into the blatantly overpriced, but hella beautiful clothes! I bought this duffle cape this week and it came in the post today, and its hideous on me. I've decided that the cape trend really doesn't work for me, I was going to do a Keep or Return on it, but I was able to decide myself, and some critisism from my mother "you look like little red riding hood and paddington bears love child!" (Personally I think they would make a cute baby!) aided my decision to send it back. Id love to be able to wear a cape, But I really dont think they are me! At least that's another item that can go on the list of clothing I cant wear, Alongside maxi dresses and jeggings!

PS. The cardigan is old stock New Look, Like two years old!

66 comments:

  1. Oh me Miss Lily! You look BEAUTIFUL in that second last pic :) x

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  2. Ooh i love this dress it's actually a colour that i have never thought of wearing but i think it looks so fab here!
    You have awesome style, i'm now a new follower of your blog!

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  3. Love the nails!! So fun!

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  4. So pretty! And I love your nails. Oh my, do that to me! Hahah.

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  5. hello!

    Just wanted to say your nails look GREAT in this!
    And also on the topic of under eye concealer, i ALWAYS have the worst under eye circles (never mind how much sleep i have!) but i am totally in the same boat on not fiding any decent under eye concealers! So, if you do find a good one, please post about it!?

    Also i featured you in my blog -

    http://beths-gallery.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-take-two.html

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  6. I think capes are a pretty hard look to rock. Loved the ASOS camel one in the Olivia Palermo shoot, but as soon as I saw it on their model it just looked so big and shapeless.

    I'm a bit of a slave to Mac's concealer, the one in the little pot (studio sculpt maybe?). I hate liquid concealer and this is more of a cream, so pretty perfect.

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  7. your hair always look great in this style, love the nails too :)

    getoutofbedanddressed.blogspot.com

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  8. Did you buy the cape on its own? If so, return it to a store and then you can ask for a refund on the postage too or so I've heard! I got their plain duffle coat last week and I love it! xx

    PS. I can never get the hang of outfit photos, it's driving me mad!!

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  9. wow, those nails are awesome.

    http://thefashionn3rd.blogspot.com/

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  10. that dress is lush and the necklace is beyond cutee,
    <3


    caetc.blogspot.com

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  11. Very, very nice. I love how all of your clothes are from the high street which means i can copy easily ;)

    www.mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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  12. Love this look and your nails are gorgeous! Will have to try out Stargazer polishes sometime :)
    xxx

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  13. Lily Lolo PeepO.

    Takes a bit of getting used to; you have to mix it with some mineral foundation so it kind of matches your skin tone.

    It's the only concealer that works for me; it works to neutralise the blue/purple tones under the eyes and it looks completely natural :)

    Oh and you can purchase samples from Lily Lolo of the foundations and concealers at something like 75p each so you can test them out to see if they'll work for you.

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  14. I love your eyelashes. ♥

    www.madeupbyhannah.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the dress, I like that orange colour a lot :)
    xx

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  16. love ur dress!!!! and u look stunning as always!

    xoxo jenna

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  17. Yay! I'm so glad you've found the drawing bug again, I do miss your illustrations quite alot :) x

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  18. i saw that dress on the topshop website and loooooooved it, it looks so lovely on too

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  19. Love this! Your nails are so awesome by the way:D

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  20. That dress is gorgeous and so are you. Oh and the nails <333 Love it!

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  21. OOOOOOOOOOOOOH I LOVE YOUR PICS!!
    you're very nice, i love your rings <3

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  22. really is your color and those nails are the coolest.

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  23. I hope you get your desire to do art again! And once again share it with your readers :)

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  24. you look so lovely, i adore all of your looks, especially that dress!

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  25. Love this Topshop dress, the colour really suits you. If you're after a good under eye concealer, try Gosh's Touch Up concealer. I have awful (and I mean AWFUL) dark circles as I don't sleep well at night and this is the only concealer that completely covers them and doesn't crease/cake xx

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  26. Oh that dress is so perfect! Really love that burnt orange colour, although it probably wouldn't suit me at all, it looks lovely with your hair! Just a small question, why are two of your nails odd? Haha ;) Gosh I'm observant tonight! xx

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  27. You are so pretty, and that dress...gorgeous!

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  28. Love that dress.

    I've actually been wondering why you don't post your drawings and lettering on here any more! I hope you do get the love for it back, sometimes you just need distance.

    Also I really really recommend the Urban Decay concealer, it's awesome.

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  29. Your eyes and expression are so piercing and beautiful

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  30. oh the dress is awesome and your nails look so great ! really pretty

    greetings from germany :)

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  31. =O the dress is beautiful, gorgeous!!
    XOXO♥

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  32. I love your dress, it is so pretty!!! the lace is gorgeous and i love the cut and colour of your cardigan!!

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  33. love the dress, your makeup looks great too x

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  34. awww Lily, you look so pretty! You're simply beautiful. Your skin maybe has a bad period, but it isn't noticeable in the pictures. You look so cute in these photos (: Your nails are amazing

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  35. You are so beautiful lily! And you're skin actually looks real flawless to me ! I love how you do your makeup as well :) I wish I could be as great as you are when it comes to makeup.

    x victoria

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  36. The color of your dress is so gorgeous!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  37. I adore that dress. I was tempted by it a couple of weeks ago I think you might have persuaded me. I was a bit worried it might be too short but I think with leggings it will be ok and it looks long enough if your photos so think I might go for it!

    For under eye concealers I recommend trying Lacura's one. It's from Aldi and is only about £2. It's a Touch Eclat style one. Also I have an old Botanics one which I don't think is on sale anymore, but tis like in a little pot and is an orangey colour and I find this works better than any typical 'skin colour' concealers. I've started using the Garnier caffeine role on which is meant to minimise under eye bags and I think I may have noticed a bit of difference, but it is quite pricey at a tenner. I seem to know far too much about concealer, this is what workign in cosmetics does to you!

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  38. Absolutely love your dress. Your blog is AMAZING, you have an amazing style. :D <3 XXXXX

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  39. gorgeous outfit! I love your blog, you are so beautiful!
    X

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  40. cute outfit! and I love your messy hair :)

    check out our fashion illustrations at http://www.illustrated-moodboard.com/ :)

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  41. Lovely Lily, that colour really suits you. xx

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  42. Wow Lily, that dress looks absolutely amazing! I'm loving the Autumnal shades of orange/brown that have recently hit the high street, too. Girl, you know how to dress! :-)

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  43. Dior's Skinflash and the Lancome under eye concealer are a million times better than touche eclat or anything you can buy in Boots/Superdrug. They're about £24 but I swear they are worth every single penny. p.s. love the blog! x

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  44. That cardigan looks so warm and snuggly! I must buy!

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  45. So lovely. I wish I could get away with wearing that colour, I dont think it'd suit me at all! xx

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  46. definitely inspired me to try out the leopard print nails! :)

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  47. wow those nails are amazing!
    Burnt Orange looks great on you, very nice colour for A/W xx

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  48. I love your hair and how well the cardigan goes with the dress.

    Oooh I'd love to see some of your art.

    <3

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  49. I'm loving the colour of that dress! very autumny (don't know how to spell it but yeah!)

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  50. really digging your nails,think i'll do that next!

    p.s. Your blogs awesome. Keep it up!! :]]

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  51. You look gorgeous in burnt orange/mulberry/other earthy colours! I think this would look nice with your khaki/green cardigan too :) Hope you get back onto a routine soon, I find that is the hardest part of being back at uni!

    Maria xxx

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  52. haha I love your mums comment about you in a cape!! I hate that when you love something though and it just really looks awful on you :(

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  53. <3 your nails ... I brought 502 thinking it would be just as nice (they never had 504) but it was just poo, took four coats to even look like a colour ..eeekk!

    Love yoour blog btw :)

    http://nicolevanacore.blogspot.com/

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  54. <3 your nails ... I brought 502 thinking it would be just as nice (they never had 504) but it was just poo, took four coats to even look like a colour ..eeekk!

    Love yoour blog btw :)

    http://nicolevanacore.blogspot.com/

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  55. incredibly fun and chic. i always admire people that take the time to do their makeup, nails, jewelry, etc...
    you have an amazing blog, keep it up.
    ciao xx
    kels

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  56. Wow...the whole outfit (including nail varnish) is perfect and I want it...haha!

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  57. get the bobbi brown corrector and the creamy concealer with the setting powder. i regularly exist on less than 4hrs sleep and its the only thing that keeps me looking awake. you will never go back to anything else!

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  58. You are absolutely gorgeous, and I love your sense of style, so relaxed and chic. Your hair is gorgeous as well.

    I always get lost in the definition of petite, is petite small and skinny or is it just being small, as in not so tall? Lol. I am 5'3" but not uber skinny and not big by any means, but I wonder if I fit in that description of petite?..

    Anyways, gorgeous look!

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