Thursday, December 02, 2010


i am not a robot




skirt: H&M
shirt: H&M
coat: new look
necktie: ribbon from a haberdashery 

I have to admit this isnt my normal style, I DIDNT like buttoned up shirts, as I THOUGHT they didnt really suit me. I proved myself wrong and on a whim tried this shirt on and instantly knew it was to be! I think it was misprinted in H&M as I paid £7.99, even though it said 12.99 on the label. I've opened myself up to a whole new world of shirts! I like it both tucked in and untucked, I'll probably be wearing it both ways to be honest! I'm totally in love with the little bow I made for it too, I cant remember exactly who's blog I saw wearing a little necktie that they'd made themselves simply using some ribbon! It kinda reminds me of those neckties cowboys wear! Love it!

Glad you all liked my November favorites this month! When I was making it, It really inspired me to actually get some of items I've wanted/been thinking about getting recently. Number one on that list is definately a leopard print faux fur coat. The New Look one that I've been looking longingly at in my store for weeks now has just been reduced by a tenner, So I may just have to get it! I tried the 10 on and I think I'd need a 12 to accommodate extra winter layers, The 12's sold out online but the sale is in store too!

I worked late night last night, which seems to have done me the world of good, I managed to sleep last night without taking sleep aids! I also woke up without feeling tired for the first time in ages! Lets hope my sleeping pattern will be returning to normal! Been writing and researching for my dissertation today, and will probably keep doing it for the rest of the night, I seem to be on a roll! I did take a small break to watch this week's Glee and Im hoping to watch Gossip Girl later too! I did plan to take todays photos outside (SHOCK HORRORZ), but it hasn't stopped snowing, and I cant bring myself to take my camera (Canon 1000d) outside for it to get wet!

89 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this blouse on you, Lily! And i love the ribbon as well x

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  2. I really love this look, I'm wary of wearing buttoned up shirts too but I love what you've done with the bow, so cute! The blue and the camel look great together!

    Burn the Blonde

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  3. Wow!! Deffo favourite Lily outfit now! You look so lovely :)

    Glad to hear the sleeping is getting better, i need to sort mine out big time. Also well done for the dis, i wish i could get motivated!

    xo

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  4. the blouse is gorgeous! would never have guessed it was from h&m! i got that leopard print jacket today, but its an xmas present from the boy so im not allowed it for the next 3 weeks boo:( x

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  5. You definitely suit the blouse!
    The Leopard print coat is gorgeous :)

    Hen
    Teenage Daydreams
    xo

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  6. Lily I love this! I made a little tie like this too, it totally revamps any shirt! I love that colour too,especially against the camel. Really beautiful outfit post, i love love love! You should have a hot toddy...that will send u right off to sleep (a nip of whisky,boiling water and cloves) at the risk of sounding like an old man it totally works!

    mx

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  7. Love this new look, looks so cute with the coat! Also glad about the whole sleeping thing, deadlines wreak havoc with my sleeping pattern too, so I can understand.
    I haven't left the house for two days, the snow is awful!

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  8. Ahh you look lovely! Totally loving the tie ribbon and the denim against the camel <3

    R x

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  9. this is one of my favs. i never would have thought of buying a cheap ribbon and adding it to a shirt! guess it shows how uncreative i am hah. the blue looks really good with the coat too.

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  10. I am loving shirts and blouses at the moment. Seems to be all I'm wearing.
    I love this kind of look on you, and the ribbon makes all the difference! Great idea :)

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  11. i LOVE this blouse and ribbon look, it's so cute.
    i can never pull this off, it just looks either victorian-boy or too-high-neck on me.
    looks great on you though.

    xxx

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  12. wow i love it! it seems like such a simple idea to use a ribbon as a neck tie but it looks really cool :)

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  13. I love the new ribbon idea, Lily. It is really good and you really suit it!

    http://laura-ann-shepherd.blogspot.com/

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  14. aaww I really love this outfit! That blouse looks so good, and the ribbon idea, you always inspire me, Lily!

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  15. The necktie idea is GENIUS! Lovely outfit :)
    I feel your pain with the sleeping thing- its taken two duvets and two sheets to finally give me a solid night's sleep; i don't deal with the cold well at all!

    Danni
    xxx

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  16. Love this, the ribbon looks so cute yet simple :)

    www.ljcq.blogspot.com

    x

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  17. oh gosh, i think this is my favourite outfit ive ever seen on you. you look awesome!

    lois mae

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  18. Love this, classic lily otufit!! haha x

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  19. i adore a buttoned up shirt tucked in and you look positivley delightful. bows on shirts are pretty much a favourite.
    x

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  20. <3 this outfit Lily... i adore shirts think there quite versatile, looks really nice on you xxx
    check out my blog ive only just started so dere aint much www.zsm1987.blogsot.com

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  21. your outfits are always so well put-together. loving the shirt and the coat!

    xx

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  22. whats ur shoes when u weare this coat?

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  23. Your blog is quite new to me but it's fair to say that you inspire me each time I visit. I love that your looks are stylish but still wearable, I mean like spending the whole day wearing them! That's what I love about you and of course, your honest writing style!

    Love, Diana

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  24. I absolutely adore what you are wearing, i might just have to try that out !!

    http://livinginwonderlandx.blogspot.com/

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  25. This outfit is so cute and preppy! Love the little bow around the collar

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  26. There's a total menswear vibe coming from this! I dig it!

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  27. LOVE the coat. I was eyeing a similar one in Topshop but I don't think my wallet likes it as much as I do. Gah.

    Your blog is ace <3

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  28. great outfit. and i love the photos.
    youre so so cute!

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  29. I sent my Mam shopping for a ribbon to do this with last week, but she returned empty handed! I saw Ferne Cotton wearing one and loved it, and I love it on you too xx

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  30. Thats a beautiful shirt! I love shirts/blouses so I may just have to pick it up.
    And I know what you mean! I'm too scared to take my canon out too :S xxx

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  31. haha poor you having to explain yourself. Of course you wear a coat who wouldn't. The shirt and bow loook amazing
    Am also LMAO at Morven's sleeping tips!!
    loveeee
    Cxx

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  32. Hello from Mallorca! We love the look, the shirt is lovely, gives a very elegant touch with the loop.
    We've translated into English but do not know if it will be well, forgive the bugs!
    Bss and happy week: D

    http://armariolowcost.blogspot.com/

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  33. the shirt looks welllll good. i am a lover of buttoned up shirts but u have defo inspired a bit of ribbon action under the collar! beaut! x

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  34. absolutely love it!!

    www.themakeup101s.blogspot.com/
    (not just makeup)

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  35. The shirt looks really good on you, very Alexa! I'm sure I saw Carrie create a bow tie similar to this a while back?
    Definately get a leopard print coat!! I got the Topshop one with the pom poms and its so warm :)

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  36. Ok THIS is officially my favourite of your looks. Very chic, very preppy (in a good way) and very Gossip Girl. I'm just about to upgrade to the Canon 1000D myself, cannot wait! X

    ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

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  37. The outfit looks great!!
    I hope your sleeping turns normal soon, good sleep is so important :)

    Robot needs new home - enter my give away :)

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  38. i find all of your outfits so inspiring and your you tube is great. wish i had a job too. hope your sleep returns to normal soon.

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  39. oooh I never thought of makeshifting a necktie like this, Ive wanted one for ages. Thanks for the inspo.

    Helen, x
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  40. This looks unbelievebly cute on you!
    i want your hair. the colour the length, the wave. everything:) <3

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  41. Lovely look :)

    Kisses
    Giulia
    from www.thesmileybow.blogspot.com

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  42. Aw, yeah, the bow's well cute - totally makes it. Ah, the beauty of a well placed accessory...

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  43. Lovely lily! Great outfit, love the bow tie.

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  44. this is brill :)

    great idea for the tie!

    XXXX

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  45. The tie on you reminds me on Blair Waldorf some way, but only a little)
    Love the look when the shirt is above skirt. It looks a bit messy, but the thing is it's a variant for going out, and when the shirt is in the skirt -it's office variant)
    hope you understand me, cause my English is sucks))))


    http://owlsareawesome-uliss.blogspot.com/

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  46. Gorgeous outfit, as always!
    Love your makeshift tie and coat so much :)
    I have that leopard print coat from New Look and love it, so nice.

    Rosie x

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  47. your so lucky with your style, everything suits you; very versatile!
    lovely outfit!

    http://courtneymelville.blogspot.com
    courtney xx

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  48. I love the ribbon tie. I think you look great in a button down shirt!
    My Heart Blogged

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  49. Your outfits are always inspiring, I really love the shirt and the ribbon. You always look really cute, I found your blog recently but I am definitely a follower :)

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  50. Ahh I just commented on your Lookbook Lily but I feel this look deserves double love! So so pretty, one of my favourite llymlrs looks of all time :) xx

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  51. I Love that top so much! You look absolutely Adorable:)

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  52. Aw you look really adorable with the shirt . . and the bow made it even more cuter! :) xx

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  53. This look is great. Its classic but because of the fabrics also sporty!

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  54. i love the new creative edge you're going for, you look lovely! ♥

    http://ohwaywardgirl.blogspot.com/

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  55. Ahhh amazing as always! You've completely inspired me to give this one a go myself. Thanks Lily :)

    xxx

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  56. I hate that its summer in New Zealand.You make me wanna get out my tights skirts and shirts again! i guess ill just have to put up with floaty lacy summer frocks. I want to go back to europe for a real white christmas (and admittedly high street shops, the ones here just dont cut it!
    its not fair!
    Cant wait till the next post!
    Thanks for being an inspiration.

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  57. Most perfect outfit. Ever. You look amazing in this preppy-fied outfit! You should definitely get more of them button-down shirts :D

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  58. I love the buttoned up look! Especially with the bow, hehe

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  59. I love this! So cute :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  60. The shirt definitely suits you! I love wearing a ribbon or lace with shirts, it just gives it a little something extra. I doubt it was my blog you saw it on, but I blogged about it a while ago :)
    http://littlebeinglittle.blogspot.com/2010/10/suit-up.html

    xxx

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  61. yay, Marina and the Diamonds. :) I saw her live and she was fantastic, she's got a great voice.
    love the shirt, it totally suits you!

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  62. The ribbon's such a good idea! I never ever thought to just go and buy some - it's so obvious, how come I never thought?! Now that you've alerted me to my own stupidity I think I might go out and get some for my shirts tomorrow!

    Laura
    asifby-magic.blogspot.com

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  63. This is so cute and that little bow just makes that shirt perfect!!

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  64. I like how you make this shirt work! Lovely!

    Kisses, Lena!

    styleloverlena.blogspot.com

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  65. I love your blog. (:
    Can you please make a 'what's inside my bag ' ?
    xoxo.

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  66. I love your blog and your style! I'm defiantly going to follow you :)


    http://fashionbabesfashiondaydream.blogspot.com

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  67. that ribbon looks so good. it totally makes the outfit x

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  68. I love this look! I will definitely try this out! I am obsessed with ribbons as well so i must try this :) recommend anywhere?? xxxx

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  69. i love this look, the shirt looks great on you! i also wear a ribbon like that lately, simple & cute. i'm still so proud to be featured in your last post, thank you for that!

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  70. You look lovely, as per! I have that coat from New Look but this sizing is ridic for some reason; I'd say I'm a size 12 but I bought a size 18 in the fur coat! xo.

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  71. Fantastic blog!
    I hope you pass to mine and follow me.
    Thanks =)
    http://mackyfashion.blogspot.com/

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  72. The ribbon is great. Not so long ago I used one too [here]. Mine is a belt from a blouse I have. The firt time I saw it I got me thinking in other ways do re-used it :D Loved it.

    Xoxo

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  73. perfect! :) love it all. the colour of the blouse is lovely on you xx

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  74. I love ALL of your outfits! I'd love to see more of your art work on here, will you be posting more of your sketchbooks and other work soon? x

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  75. i love the look of the chambray shirt! button down shirt are my fave...i wear them probably 3 times a week :) hope your sleeping troubles go away and you can get a good nights rest!

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  76. Aw haha thats so funny how people wouldn't automatically think that you'd wear a coat out!

    Love the touch of the ribbon there (:

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  77. hej
    i like your blog very much but im sure you know your blog is beautiful.
    i follow you now:)
    where are you from???
    i like the outfit in this post soo much:)
    love julka from germany

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  78. Love this outfit you look fab! As far as American shows goes, it's not American, but The Only Way is Essex, is so bad it's good lol x

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  79. really, really like the colore of your blouse!! :)

    http://leboer.blogspot.com/

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  80. I have the leopard print coat. It's such a bargain, go for it! I had to buy a size up, they seem to be very small fitting x

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  81. This look is so cute! It looks really amazing! Colours are very cute as well, suits you very well :)

    http://fashionandthebeast.blogspot.com/
    if anybody wants to check out this blog, my friend would really appreciate it! :p

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