Friday, December 10, 2010


between love and hate





skirt: topshop
necklace: H&M
nails: barry m colbat blue (in video)

Hm, Serious buyers remorse over this skirt. I like it, but dont love it. I really wanted a different coloured skirt and I kinda got caught up in late night shopping after work last week and just bought it. I love so much about it, the colour (more brown/rusty than orange IRL) and the paper bag waist. But maybe its not for me. Oh well, I can still wear something over it like this, kinda tones it down a tad! I really want this skirt from Topshop at the moment too, But they didn't have my size on said night of spending. Oh well! In other skirt related things, I want all the skirts in the TRF range at Zara, mostly this one and this one in beige. This tops lovely too, The shapes pretty unique and the colour is better than I'd imagined! It was a tad odd ordering off a website like this, But it paid off, I do have some nice things, not all of it is really what I wanted, But I have got some gems!

Had a epic Poptart craving this morning, like literally as soon as I woke up. I ventured out makeupless, greasy haired and topknotted, if I owned sweatpants I'd have worn them too. I went to Tescos and came back with some garlic and herb doughballs, a packet of white chocolate fingers (not as nice as the regular ones!) and some Poptarts. My diet is really appalling at the moment. I literally eat crap all the time, not that I've gained weight or anything, Im so sick of eating junk! I love food, it doesnt help that my family are big foodies, so we are always surrounded by goodies! Because Im out the house so much I tend to just grab things on the go, I dont even want to imagine how many calories are in a Greggs sausage roll! I was hoping to start healthy eating next year, but knowing me it will never happen!

73 comments:

  1. That skirt is cute, the colour is gorgeous. I think it looks lovely on you!

    xxxx

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  2. i think the skirt is gorgeous on you! the colour suits well with the khaki :) my hairs in a topknot atm too, when i'm lazy i have in a topknot, which is 99% of the time :D
    xx

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  3. I like how you paired that skirt with a pine green type color! I think the two look lovely together!

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  4. Love the colours in this outfit, the skirt doesn't look like it has paper bag waist lol. Anywho it looks good on you.

    I love the new title banner thing :)

    x

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  5. I think the skirt looks great!
    And the green colour really suits you with the ombre hair.
    I caught the impulse buying bug too yesterday at late night shopping-so much pressure! haha.

    xxx

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  6. Love your new blog header Lily, you have the nicest handdrawn type ever! *jealz* I love the colour palette of this outfit (: Love the kind of clothes on that wholesale site, they're the kind of style I buy when I'm back in Hong Kong, only minus the huge shipping fees! xx

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  7. That skirt's lovely, and I love your new header x

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  8. ooh nice i love the style of that top!
    i've ordered the same skirt (i think!) although it's in red from topshop :)

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  9. I have the same junk food problem.
    I work at a Shell garage, so i'm constantly surrounded by junk food and i'm the only person in on my shift (it's actually awful that they leave a 19 year old girl for 8 hours in a garage at night with absolutely creepy customers urgh) so i can't even jump across the road to the chinese or chippy or even worse mcdonalds for hot food.

    Before i started working there, i was kind of healthy, but not as healthy as i could be, but now my whole healthy food routine has pretty much gone right out the window :/ it sucks.
    Gonna have to find some easy healthy recipes for the new year so i don't become a total fatty haha!

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  10. The colours look great on you!! Really love the necklace :) xx

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  11. You don’t own sweatpants?! I am glad to know I am not the only “crazy” one who doesn’t own a pair of those!

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  12. Very cute! I love that skirt :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  13. I think the skirt looks good but I know what you mean, if you're not feeling it, you're not feeling it! I'm pretty sure my mum is an enabler when it comes to food, she gives me the biggest portions ever and whenever she comes back from the shop she has some chocolate/pastry based goodness for me! T.G for metabolism or I'd be a blimp!
    Did you get your Poptart craving from Gem? :) Loved your Tesco topknot btw!

    Burn the Blonde

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  14. love these colours together.
    i used to not be keen on the orangey-rust colour but i really like it now! it's almost a neutral pallette. really love the colours.

    love your new banner as well

    xxx

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  15. love the new header :)
    and i really like the top too
    x

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  16. I actually really like the combination :) xoxo

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  17. I just stumbled upon your blog and... I LOVE IT!!
    You girl are an amazing inspiration!

    I don't think the skirt is that bad, I actually believe it looks good on you, but if you don't feel comfortable wearing it then I understand!

    Oh, and I love sausage rolls!! Whenever I'm in England I always make sure to eat at least a dozen!! :D

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  18. I really love your top, and I can sympathise with the junk food diet - mine is exactly the same right now.
    xx

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  19. i love the color combo in this outfit - really brings out the best in each :) i'm on calorie restriction and your pop tart run made me crave one too! fml lol

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  20. Haha I'm eating a Gregg's about 2 lunchtimes a week at the mo. Cheap and easy! The prices on that website are so cheap and they have so much stuff! About to waste a lot of time trawling through their stock. Oh dear...

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  21. I quite like the skirt, especially the colour. Things that are different take some getting used to, I'm always like that when I buy something I dont usually wear. When I first bought a high necked dress I thought it looked terrible but now I love them! xx

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  22. You are adorable! I love the combination of colors! And the shirt is not bad at all. Your vids are cute as well! =)

    xo

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  23. I think the skirt is super-cute! Love the colour; goes so well with khaki.

    Rosie x

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  24. Screw dieting! I'd rather be plump and happy than skinny and miserable. AND you look good pretty lady!
    That skirt's really nice, love khaki colours.
    kiss kiss bang bang

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  25. i love your hair and that outfit (:

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  26. Oh, I love it! And I think you pull it great Lily! And awesome hair and makeup as always!

    PS: Having a poptart craving right now because of you :P

    xo
    Sands

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  27. ooh love the new header! My eyes literally popped in suprise of seeing it! so used to the old one! I love that barry m colour, how do i not own that one!? it must be one of the few i dont hah! xx

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  28. I love love love your top, so I clicked on the link to the wholesalers. It looks like a pretty cool site, but I'm always very cautious and have never bought clothes from over seas. What's your opinion on it? Is it safe etc? Thank-you! :) xx

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  29. very fond of the outfit.
    although you so shouldn´t have posted zara e-shop link because i never thought of checking it out before and now i´m absolutely in love with like 50% of their stuff and will probably end up totally with no christmas pressies for other people!:D

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  30. paper bag skirts look hideous on me, the bunchiness of them add inches. the green and rustiness of the skirt look nice together! do you dip dye your hair? it looks light at the endzzz. really cool! X

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  31. wow, the skirt ist amazing. i love the colour, perfect for the winter - less winter-depressions :)

    feel welcome to visit my blog:

    www.tqsm.blogspot.com

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  32. Love this outfit. I've found a new love for green recently, so everything green looks amazing. Yeah, its definately a different structured top. I haven't seen any batwinged/caped tops ever. Its a nice combination though.

    Arghh I had that feeling with a jumper I bought a couple of weeks ago. Loved it in store. Hated it when I got home and had already taken off the tag. =/ But it suits you very well!

    The new banner is great! It still has that essence of what you first created. So you dont need to be skeptical about the development of your blog! It's amazing.

    Why dont you make a new years resolution to watch what you put in your body? No diets. Just taking care of yourself better. I know for a fact that when I'm being healthy I'm happier and more energetic. But for me its so easy to eat badly. I dont gain weight at all so I end up eating a lot of junk and feel real sluggish. You should definately consider it.

    =/ sorry for the essay.

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  33. This top is amazing!
    I also LOVE your blue nails. I absolutely forgot that I own blue nailpolish too. Thanks for the reminder haha

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  34. Love the skirt your wearing! And the colour combination. Quite liked the zara skirt too!

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  35. The colours look so nice together! So into earthy hues at the moment. Will have to take a look at that shop you linked! So cannot spend anymore money though, especially with Christmas coming up! Roll on 31st when the next loan instalment comes through.. terrible student behaviour but at least I'm not smashing up cars! x

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  36. I actually quite like the skirt. I think it's one of those pieces that although I didn't instantly love, I think I'd envy if I saw someone wearing every so often, if that makes sense. I think I mean that it's a kind of grow on you piece. Like, the first time I looked at it, I was like, yeah, skirt, and now I've seen it a few times from the pictures, I really like it. Bad explanation, but I hope you get my point!

    I loved the top at first sight though!

    Laura
    asifby-magic.blogspot.com

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  37. I really love this color combo!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  38. It actually seems to really go to colour because of the colour combination! It's probably one of those things that shouldn't work, but do?

    I know how you feel about the junk food thing btw! I work in a shopping centre so I have: Greggs, Nandos, Subway, a chip shop, Chicken Cottage, Millie's Cookies, Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Hut and Chinese.
    Whichhh sucksss. I always try and take in healthy things for lunch then someone else will go to Subway or something and I'm just like "sod it". Totally sucks big time! xo

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  39. cute colour combo. both those zara skirts are so pretty, id have both thanks :)

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  40. The new title graphic is really nice and suplementing each outfit post with a short video is such a great idea! You can tell you're really working hard to improve your blog :) xx

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  41. i love the colour palette, haven't had a poptart in years!

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  42. diggin your new banner melrose! poptarts...ahhh the nostalgia, i need to get involved!xx

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  43. i like the skirt on you! buyer remorse is the worst thing in the world, especially when its an impulse one and it ends up you can't return it! but the color is verrry pretty!

    and cute simple banner! =D

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  44. I really like the nude, and olive together. The shirt has such an awesome cut.
    My Heart Blogged

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  45. I love both of the Zara skirts!

    http://thatssofletch.blogspot.com/

    xo, Jay

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  46. Totally didn't expect the top to look so different in the video to the photographs! It's nice to see outfits in 3D, you get a much better understanding of them. Love the colour combination, I'm pretty much obsessed with khaki green right now but always seem to pair it with black. You've definitely inspired me to try something new.

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  47. the colours look gorgeous together, but maybe a top tucked into the skirt or something? just an idea :) xoxo avs

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  48. you are so precious! i love your blog <3 and oh, i hate that awkward feeling when you want to go buy something but feel like an ugly duckling! anyways, i featured you on my blog recently, please read it and tell me what you think, dearest!

    http://ohwaywardgirl.blogspot.com/2010/11/meet-lily-melrose-my-all-time-favourite.html

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  49. your hair looks lovely in these photos! xx

    www.katiewstyles.blogspot.com

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  50. I think that skirt looks gorgeous on you! The second one from Zara is amazingly beautiful, I want it! This colour combo looks so good as well! I love your new header :)

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  51. Oh Poptarts, how we love you... I'm in Canada at the moment on my gap year, and for the past two weeks me + my friend basically lived on pop tarts and something they have over here called kraft dinner? it's like a bright orange, fake-as-you-can-get macaroni cheese. I tell I lie there actually, I have been passing on the kraft dinner, instead choosing the more nutrionally balanced meal of... jam on toast.
    strawberry pop tarts, nom. they're more expensive over here (but tbh, everything is) but so worth it!

    as i'm in canada i've barely checked blogs so it was really nice to get to read a big chunk of your posts (: !

    love B. X

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  52. i love your style, and this outfit specially! also your youtube and you helped me a lot with the ombre hair DIY !! thank youu!
    <3

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  53. I like the colour of the skirt, but it's not the kind of shape i would choose, personally. That said, the colour lends itself well to the colour of your top, and it looks like somehting i could imagine you styling with some of the shades you already have, so i think it would work well for you..give it another try with something else and see if you're still unsure..

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  54. Hey love ure blog.. wanted to know what you think of the wholesale website you got your top off, Im wanting to put an order in but have heard some bad reviews.. Would be grateful if you could give me some feedback on that site. :)

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  55. you're cute !
    xxx
    http://lejournaldalexandra.blogspot.com

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  56. arggh your SO pretty! jelous much! xxx


    http://emmaharrisxo.blogspot.com/

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  57. love this colour combo, these sort of colours are my fave atm, especially the rusty orange in your latest post-own too many items in that colour now lol. Also, been on wholesaledress.net and saw so many things that I want, but the postage is SO expensive so it's totally put me off! Might give it a go when I have more money :)

    http://handbagstogladrags.blogspot.com

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