Wednesday, November 17, 2010


so basically

tunic: forever 21
leggings: H&M
cardigan: primark
necklace: zara taylor
This a total comfort dressing kinda outfit, I know its basic, and I know its nothing radical either. But theres something about a big cardigan and a simple dress that is so irresistibly easy and cute. I like to dress simply, I think sometimes people over dress with the patterns and different styles, the best outfits are always the ones that are totally understated.

Today I'm just wearing a tunic from Forever 21, Its a really intresting bright blue colour, Id describe it as peacock blue or even petrol blue as its quite dark yet vivid at the same time. Its totally different from anything on the highstreet at the moment which is why I was probably drawn to it! Forever 21 is now avaible online if you wanted to go check it out. Personally I think despite loving Forever 21 from a far it has been a slight disappointment, I love their basics, but nothing particularly stands out in my eyes, which is a shame because I'd be coveting it for so long. The prices seem a little jacked up compared to the US as well. Id recommend checking the jewelery and knitwear out though, they really excelled in that!

Im working till 8 today, so this post is scheduled, how sneaky of me! It didnt post so hence why its so late! Not having a car is so inconvenient, I hate public transport with a passion now! Seeing as I have to leave like two hours before I start work because train times are crap where I live! I canceled my gym membership today as I've not been all month. I hope this doesnt mean all the weight piles back on ): But Im just too busy to fit it in now, Id love to go 3 times a week, but I have no time to do the blog, do my uni work and work in New Look, Ill still have pay as you go, but its £5 a pop, which is ridiculously expensive I think!

Thanks for all your help on yesterdays post! I've checked most of the links out and will report back on Sunday which were my favourite from the bunch!
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68 comments:

  1. ahh your hair always has like the best "perfectly messy" look! i love it

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  2. You look like a rock star as always - so cute Lily!

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  3. You know im a real lover of comfy outfits! So this is lovely in my eyes!
    Totally LOL at your video too! :)

    Public transport sucks, it depresses me. Least you have a car, i have to do this every week! haha xo

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  4. FITTIE!! I agree about F21. Maybe get a workout dvd if you're worried? Are you only staying one night in Cardiff? xx

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  5. I agree (: I love simple outfits. Cute necklace too :D

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  6. Love that outfit, a simple dress and a cosy knit always reminds me of the 1940's landgirl look for some reason.

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  7. Love the outfit, it's well cute.
    I really love your necklace.

    xx

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  8. I love your style and want know this: how make you your makeup and your hair? kisses you

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  9. Love the colour of that! I agree simple outfits are so lovely

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  10. That dress is a gorgeous colour. I'm loving the thick knit cardigan too. It's so cold lately that I just dress for warmth.

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  11. In my old gym you couldnt just quit whenever you wanted and get your money back, you had to pay for the year. & It cost 20 euro everytime you went if you werent a member! Anyway, love the outfit. I love big comfy cardigans :)

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  12. the bits you've got from f21 are gorgeous- I'm not feeling it online though. Hopefully will be going to the store some point (fairly) soon.
    Love this outfit, the colour of the dress is lovely, looks more greeny in the video
    Beauitful as ever xx

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  13. I love this, it reminds me of all the cute casual outfits you posted in the Summer but obviously more Wintery haha :) xo

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  14. looking gorgeous, keep the ootds coming :)! xxx

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  15. I wear an outfit like this practically every day haha! It's so cosy and minimalistic while being slightly interesting too :)

    You're seriously gorgeous Lily and you've inspired me to joing the gym :D xxx

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  16. I love your outfit its so pretty yet still comfortable! I too was disappointed with Forever 21 launching over here, I like their clothes but it works out cheaper to order from their site & pay import taxes!
    xo


    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com/

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  17. wow that cardi is a Primark GEM!
    Hope your car gets sorted soon and doesn't cost too much! xx

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  18. ooooh! haha. i was wondering why you never show your shoes. its cool though. your still adorable:)

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  19. love your outfit


    Peace x

    this-is-hooked.blogspot.com

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  20. That's such a bummer about Forever21. Honestly I find that the inventory varies A LOT depending on what store you're in. I live in New York and Forever21s are everywhere and within one week I'll visit several different Forever21s. In one store I'll have handfuls of things I absolutely love and in another store I'll walk out with nada. It really depends. That suckssss though that they raised the prices!! Boo.

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  21. your hair is always so fab! i have been dying to join a gym not necessarily to lose weight but just to feel healthier as at the moment i do zero exercise, i just have no time. apparently the davina mccall home workout dvd is really really good, so maybe you could do something like that instead? xx

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  22. Dress and cardi = simple, understated and totally rad.

    This is my kind of outfit.

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  23. I bought a massive thick cardi from h&m last weekend and i'm in love, it's like wearing a blanket outside yet socially acceptable! x

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  24. love the necklace. I bought a cardi from h n m with a hood, and I wear it with nearly everything, so comfy xx

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  25. you look great! I love the colour of that top! & i've wanted a cardigan like that but all the ones I find in primark have a weird texture that goes through me. oh well. Kx

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  26. i know what you mean about forever 21, i feel exactly the same. I'm so used to seeing clothes from forever21 on the american blogs and loving them, but I've not found anything that stands out here so far

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  27. I find myself reaching for simple outfits recently too, the stupidly cold weather just isn't ideal to inspire for new outfits! Love the colour of your tunic, I couldn't find anything 'amazing' on the F21 website other than rings, of which I am planning to order many of ;)

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  28. That colour looks lovely on you, great dress and I want your cardigan! x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  29. I agree with your comment on F21, It's widely shopped by girls in the US. Over the years the quality of the fabric they use has gone down dramatically, they used to have the best styles too :/

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  30. you look so warm!

    xx

    http://sftrend.blogspot.com

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  31. forever 21!

    http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=sweater&ProductID=2080229625

    you've made me order this!
    i hope you're happy!

    .. because I CERTAINLY AM.
    you look beautiful too :) xx

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  32. I really like this outfit on you..And I agree with what you said about F21 I am always disappointed when I visit their store!

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  33. I'm sort of in love with this outfit... I've been a big fan of stylish comfort recently.

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  34. love the link to the video to see it and then the photos to see it's real pretty blue color!! I love how comfy but pretty this is :)

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  35. OMG i love your style and your HAIRRR..its so nice!!!

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  36. I wish I could have your entire wardrobe! Always love your looks

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  37. lovely as always! sweet!

    www.paolinasspace.blogspot.com

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  38. oh lily you look more beautiful than ever! i love this outfit so much, especially the necklace! have you re-ombred your hair? it looks so lovely and fresh(:,xxx

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  39. Cute outfit, love that colour on you. And I totally know what you mean when you say you hate public transport. x

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  40. I like your outfit and you´re right simpler is often the better choice :)then you can´t do much wrong :D

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  41. you look stunning! This outfit looks so good on you, I'm in love with that dress. I really want to go to the gym at least 2 or 3 times a week, but I can't fit it as well! Hope we won't win the miss fatty next year hehe (:
    PS. Your blog is my biggest inspiration, you always makes me smile!

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  42. My gym is also £5 a pop - what is that all about eh?! I would quit and then rejoin, if I knew I was really too busy to go one month but they charge a sneaky £20 joining fee. Bandits! Looking lovely as ever miss, I hardly ever comment but I am a loyal follower and tend to just admire from a far! :p Need to check the f21 site out for sure xx

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  43. I pretty much wore the same outfit yesterday - how snuggly is the Primark cardi? I wear mine alllll the time! Hope you get your car sorted soon - leaving two hours before you start work sounds awful!

    Sally x

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  44. I absolutely love the colour of that top, I'm really drawn to bright blue and green right now! I hate public transport too!! I have to leave my house at 7:30am for college but dont start till 9 30!! I finish at 3 30 but dont get home till 6!! Nightmare! I'm sure you wont put all the weight back on! I'm still trying to lose mine, its a long and frustrating process! grrrr xxx

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  45. sometimes simple is better!
    this dress is divine :
    http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Lurex-Twist-Embellished-Shoulder-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1351881&cid=12149&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Pinky+Gold

    also there is a little mention of you on my blog
    x

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  46. I like how you've worn the outfit, im really liking the cardi need to buy one like that. Cute outfit and loving your hair.

    My blog:
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    My Shop Blog:
    http://shoptheclassyandfabulouswomen.blogspot.com/

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  47. This outfit is really cute ad you look lovely. I agree I think the simplicity is what makes it look so great. Oh boo public transport sucks I too have to leave an hour early for work as the bus takes soooo long. Hope your shift went well x

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  48. Oh how I long for one of those primark cardigans! Can't find it in that colour anywhere! :'-(

    You look lovely as per!

    I'm really thinking of buying one of those necklaces, so unique and pretty!

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  49. I love the outfit. I have a dress from Primark in that colour and it's lovely, I do wish more things were sold in that colour.
    I've seen a few things that I like from Forever 21.

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  50. lily i love it soo cosy and comfy

    is this dress on the website cannot seem to find it anywhere
    lease can you send me a link thank you xxx

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  51. I love simple basic outfits like these that are just so simple aha :) I love the cardigan but I totally agree about horrible heavy plastic buttons on primark cardis. what is that about! aha love how you kept flashing those wonderful socks in the vid ;D xx

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  52. I agree on the cardi+dress thing! it's the easiest way to fell comfy and look cute! Your photos prove it :)

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  53. The tunic is a beautiful colour, enjoying your OOTD uploads too =)

    Love, Nicky
    at: fashion-fruitcake.blogspot.com

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  54. LOVE your outfit :)
    your blog is grrrreat


    http://www.lydia--lee.blogspot.com

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  55. I definitely love this look! Your necklace is too cute.

    KF x

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  56. Heyaaa, just thought ide leave a little comment saying how wonderful i think your blog is and how beautiful everything is and i love your outfits and currently debating if i should 'ombre my hair, its roughly the sam colour as yours and lengh, also i have never dyed
    it! Ahhhhh! but yeah, Oh i also stumbled apon your picture on another blog im following! crazy!!!!! heres the link, (Should work?)
    http://wildromantic.blogspot.com/2010/11/wrong-girl.html


    ermmm yeah anyway come visit me! my names abbie and i live in Brighton in the uk, whereabouts in england are you from?xx

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  57. ^^^^^^HA! OMG, i said 'come visit me' Hmmm, weird, I Meant to say 'my blog, look at my blog, lol xx

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  58. wow i'm impressed - i love every outfit! your style is great! =) and you're a very pretty girl! =)

    xoxo Alanah
    www.quite-in-fashion.blogspot.com

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  59. This outfit is amazing, love how high street all your pieces are, you've restored my faith in Primark!! your blog is lovely, would love to update mine to fashion blog but lacking in cojones!!

    Ashley

    http://ashvw87.tumblr.com/

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