Monday, December 06, 2010


its better if you do



dress: shop at tw
blazer: topshop
leggings: american apparel 
necklace: zara taylor

I adore this dress, and I'm not just saying that because it was free FYI! Shop At TW contacted me asking if I'd like to try somethings from their range, I've always been intrested in the sort of japanese/korean/taiwanese style clothing, but never really ordered because Im always worried about the sizing! I couldnt believe my luck when this dress came, Its perfect! It fits me exactly how I like a dress to fit, nipped at the waist! It has a "vintage" feel to it too, which I adore! I'm not one for vintage shopping, so its nice to have something that looks it without the effort! Its not on the Shop at TW webstore, but I am going to email them and let them know, You could probably ask them on Facebook if you do want the dress as that's where I saw the photo for this dress and requested it from there! I think you can just order via their Facebook anyway! I just thew over my classic Topshop blazer which I've had for at least 4 years now, It was actually one of the first things I'd ever bought from Topshop!

In regards to yesterdays TV post, I watch Misfits and Desperate Housewives already, but there's been lots of comments regarding The Walking Dead, Greek, Hellcats, Pretty Little Liars and Modern Family. I shall be watching the first couple of episodes just to get a feel for them! Some of the other shows I've watched but not really gotten into! I simply must get back into Dexter, I watched series 1-3 religiously but I stopped for no reason at all. One of my "weird" interests is serial killers/murderers, Its just something about their backstory and their lifestyles that fascinate me. Especially the ones that have relatively normal upbringings and turn out to have the most twisted and disturbing crimes. If I hadn't had gone to Art school I probably would have ended up doing Criminology at University!

I actually wore this yesterday, it was supposed to be Wednesday or Thursdays post, as Im out of the house both of those days. So I had planned on showing what I'm actually wearing today (oversized check primark shirt, necktie, primark mens cardigan, H&M highwaisted shorts!) but when I got home I got reading and subsequently ranting on a post that Gem did about blogging. Take what I say in the comments how you wish, its my 100% honest thoughts on a few taboo subjects in blogging. Its a bit tl;dr, spelling mistake, grammar fail but its alot of things I wanted to get off my chest. If you think I'm ungrateful or a moaner, then c'est la vie! If you do read it and understand, then your probably the ones that don't do the things that peeve me. If you do read my blog, rather than just looking at the photos, then it means a HELL of a lot to me. Your the readers that mean the most to me, and the ones blogs who I check out and read!


PS. Sorry there is no video, The one I did take was too dark when I uploaded it! Will do one of this outfit soon so you can see it in 3D!

102 comments:

  1. Love the check print, and the shape is perfect on you.
    I have a toppers blazer and it's a fail safe and lasting pretty well.

    Gem's post has really opened up a lot of opinion, if yours differs from others so be it, I love the debate it's created.
    xx

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  2. Lily u r insane! Dexter series 4 is the best! Literally amazing! I think we watched it in like 2 days it was so awesome lol but now I've bigged it up you'll probably be disappointed lol get on it asap. love the dress, the wesite confuses me though lol Have you seen the Ted Bundy film? xxx

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  3. tl;dr is the funniest term I've ever heard, lols! I can so tell when someone's just skimmed my pics, rather than read the post. It doesn't bother me but it is a bit odd sometimes! Anyways, great comment rant/vent on Gem's blog and gorgeous outfit as always. x

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  4. Aww Lilly you look lovely! :)

    if you havn't already seen it, i recommend you watch the american office. Its amazinggggg!! desperate housewives is pretty good too, but im just farr to behind with that, same as Glee (i think!) lol.
    Saw Gem's blogpost, thought it was pretty good. Ive been lucky so far, but you never know. Im sure someday ill get someone have a nag about something im doing "wrong"
    xx

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  5. I love this outfit :)
    and please do watch Greek, it is AMAZING!
    x

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  6. thanks for posting the link to the site where your dress is from! some of the stuff on it is lovely and well priced - may be my new fave shop! xx

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  7. I do love Korean/Taiwanese/Japanese fashion, some of it is barmy & quirky but I think it's so fun. This 'Shop at TW' site is very appealing to me & their items are so cheap! Bonus! I used to really covet a site years ago called Asia Jam, but it was American so I couldn't order anything from there (back then anyway, RIP ye olde electron card) & recently I've been keeping an eye on Luphia, which is quite affordable, but this TW site has better range. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! BTW, the dress is killer on you :)

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  8. I really liked your comment on Gems post and I'm glad you were totally honest :)

    Also, I too have a little fascination with serial killers and tv shows like that! haha. Weird? who knows. x

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  9. I hope the title of this post is some sort of reference to p!atd hahahaha
    love this outfit though!
    xxxx

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  11. i adore that dress too! so simple and works really well with the black blazer. effortless and sheek.

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  12. <3 it xxx
    I think in some of your entries you say often u're a size 12. I fit a size 6-8 but I swearrrrrr if I take pictures like you I look double your size ... =((

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  13. You look so adorable in this outfit! Very cute dress :)!

    xoxo irene
    www.myfashionfindings.com

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  14. I love Dexter <3 its my fav tv show! You must watch the latest series, its awesome!

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  15. harper's island is a killer/murder type thing which i am sure you'll love! i know i did!

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  16. That is a lovely dress, fits you so well and really flattering. I have the same fear about those websites, I'm so tempted when I see dresses for $8 but shipping is always really expensive! I also bought what looked like a really nice chunky knit cardigan from one years ago and in the flesh the material was so cheap so it's made me a bit cautious.

    Penny x

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  17. haha you were talking about murderers and i genuinely thought you were going to say "if i hadn't gone to art school i probably would have ended up being a murderer".
    I do forensic science and csi in uni and we learn about criminal profiling, it's SO interesting and i usually end up repeating whole lectures to my friends and boyf and they always steal my crime scene photo book :) weirdooos.

    I HEART GEM.

    i loved your dissertation on her post too, like she said, i think you needed it as much as her.

    love, emma xx

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  18. I absolutley adore this outfit! The green is especially so cute!

    http://thatssofletch.blogspot.com/

    xo, Jay

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  19. I read you're comment on Gem's blog and i totally agree with you! with all of it!
    if you can't say anything nice why waste your time? just get off the god damn blog!
    I'm one of those that always READS your blog, simply cause i find most of the stuff you write realistic and actually gives decent tips.
    I don't have a fashion blog, i don't write reviews, i have a blog that i have a lovely little rant and moan about my life, and i'd continue to do that if i had 4 or 4000 followers, people who ask how to get a popular blog piss me off. it's like, just go away and get a life, write for yourself and if it gets noticed good for you! but don't ask ridiculous questions, and for the love of god!!!! why ask about your ex, you have a fashion blog, not a 'RELATIONSHIP ADVICE HERE' fgs, don't ask about private life it's just down right rude.

    sorry, i know this is pretty much a shortened rant of what you were saying, but goodness me, the amount of times you've mentioned how it bugs you and what doesn't work for you may work for someone else is unbelievable. if people weren't so ignorant they would receive answers and know the right questions to ask and where to look! and if they were as big 'fans' of you as what they say they are, they'd respect you enough to not just look at you and actually read what may benefir them.

    eurgh. people piss me off. end of.
    keep up what you're doing lily, don't do tutorials, do whatever, you'll still have people who actually enjoy reading tips. and a place where people can get inspiration from.

    also, VAMPIRE DIARIES. LOST. GREYS ANATOMY. SEX AND THE CITY.
    GO GO GO!
    :)

    xxxxx

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  20. your blog is lovely. makes me miss primark far too much.

    elephantswearearrings.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  21. Love the dress! Ohhh Dexter is fab! Just about to start series 2, for another similarly wierd programme try Breaking Bad - it's got a completely unique storyline and really good! x

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  22. Oh and also, UGGS are glorified slippers. not meant for outside. dear all ugg lovers; do the math.
    xxx

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  23. I really liked your comment on Gems post, took me a whie to read it like! In fact I liked quite a few comments, it seems to have inspired everyone to be honest!

    I like this outfit, especially the fact you've paired it with a blazer xx

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  24. Wow jus read your comments on gems blog, i can't believe you write three max character comments! hats off to you for having to deal with such losers! i can't believe that people have the ordasity to ask you such personal questions! there are some strange people out there! i like the vintage look too but can never seen to find anything in charity shops, i follow blogs that find some amazing stuff! but i would rather buy something that looks vintage! lol!

    im the same when it comes to tv series, im currently watching the walking dead and am so addicted to vampire diaries oh and true blood but they are the few that i have stuck with! never watched dexter buy my friend loves it, i may have to check it out! take it easy doll! xx

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  25. all over check right now and the colours are fab - just read your comments on Gems blog and yea totally should have written an essay for uni on it! lol! but well said xx

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  26. bad typos in that comment! sorry dude! lol x

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  27. absolutely love it! your blog is definitely one of my favourites so don't change your style of posting at all!x

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  28. tl;dr that is fucking epic hahaha, using that from now on, I loved your long comment on my post, I didn't know it would create such amazing responses, I honestly just said what I thought and was a bit apprehensive that people might think I was being a harsh twat, as I'm not an overly known blogger with all this pressure. I really do take my hat off to you for dealing with things so well, I didn't realise you had to put up with SO MUCH shite everyday, so kudos to you for keeping smiling. Thanks for linking, means a lot. Love the dress too, I like that it has ong sleeves, ace for the weather xxx

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  29. I am so with you on loving it when people actually read what you write instead of looking at the pictures! Great post:D That dress is absolutely adorable and fits your style! Modern Family is hilarious:)

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  30. Love this blazer! I'm in need of a great blazer like that. I really loved Gem's post, agree with everything she said! It quite frankly pisses me off when people click on one of my posts just to look at the photos & don't even read what i have to say. Whatevs! Misfits & Dexter look so good (i have a weird fascination with dark stuff like that as well!), must get into them! Lovely post Lily :) xo

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  31. The whole debate Gem raised today was SUCH A GOOD READ. I thought I left a comment worthy of essay status but myyy godd, yours was a beast! - bloody true though! I haven't even been blogging that long and ALL of those things infuriate me. I imagine it's a million times worse for you. And also, it must be really frikkin' weird for people to say they're obsessed with you (or something similar)... bit much?!

    The dress is really cool as well. It's probably my eyes but it kind of looks like the blazer is forest green? ...It's definitely me eyes.
    Black, green, whatevs. Looks good! :D
    X

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  32. Hi Lily, I just read Your comments on Gemma's blog as yours were actually just after what I wrote and I 100% agree with you, you're a normal girl who doesn't deserve any of the nasty comments you get and obviously doesn't intend to personally devastate anyone by saying you don't like uggs, I can't see how anyone could get upset about that everyone's entitled to their opinion and really uggs arn't that pretty are they, I just wear them for warmth!
    Post related - I love that dress I wish I could find a shirt dress long enough for me (I'm 5'8)so we have the opposite problems with the length situation! xxx

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  33. I was going to say pretty little liers to.
    Your outfits nice as usal.x

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  34. absolutely love that dress on you..I read your comments and they totally made me smile (the length of them!) its great you can finally get that off your chest and feck anyone who doesn;t like it. keep doing what you do, i'm loving it! x

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  35. I am exactly the same as you. I love to know the back story on characters. I've grown up watching things like CSI. Its weird because I actually find the bad guys more intriguing than the main characters :-S
    Love that dress - suits you really well. :-)

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  36. like normal, you look awesome!!

    Georgie
    xx

    (Chanel giveaway when I hit 100 followers)
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  37. Do I spy a Panic! at the Disco song? Dress is totally cute, is it felt-y? So snug looking! I watch Desperate Housewives too, best programme ever although I kinda forgot what happened in the first series now and I shouldn't since I wanna remember everything about Paul/Zach/Mike and stuff! Gem's post was the best thing I've read in a while! I'm glad she didn't hold back - someone needed to say it after all x

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  38. Heya, I've been a lurker for a while, but I figured I'd better finally comment. I, too, love creepy serial killer types and the like. I'm super fascinated by Jack the Ripper (whoever he was), and people from history like Lady Bathory and Vlad Drakul. There's something perversely interesting about those kind of people, I totally getcha!

    Also just wanted to let you know I'm really loving your blog right now, it's channeling an aesthetic I find quite pleasing. And I love the way you write, it's very informal but charming, as though I'm listening to you talk. Honestly you're one of the few blogs I ENJOY reading as opposed to sort of skimming through quickly.

    Anyway, hello! Hopefully I'll get off my ass and comment from now on.

    p.s. That long post in Gemma's blog is absolutely awesome, and it's worth saying! If people are gonna be offended by that, well... haters to ze left.

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  39. I almost studied Crim at uni too :) All my friends think I'm weird because I have "favourite" serial killers but it sounds a lot worse than it actually is! haha.

    Season 4 of Dexter is much better than 3! It's so hard to keep up with American shows cuz there'sso many good ones, but The Mentalist and Castle are really good too.

    That dress is amazing, it's like a little dolly dress, like a simple shape!

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  40. i love your outfit photos etc but i am honest when i say that i am more into your texts ... you are so interesting to me and i just love everything you write :)
    and i really liked a post that girl made , she is so true !!

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  41. could totally see this with some kind of detachable collar! Looks wonderful on you, great fitting! You have reminded me towatch a few episodes od dexter, I've never seen it before but I've heard so much good stuff about it! I read that comment earlier and actually loled at the "dont wear uggs" part :') Pretty much agree with everything you said :) xx

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  42. Dexter is amazing I literally can not wait until the season 5 finale on Sunday it looks so good! You really should try and get back into it.

    I read Gem's post and your comments and I think you are both right whats the point of censoring yourselves, not writing what you want to and how you want to because some randoms who don't even know you think they have the right to bitch at what are your opinions! I'm new to this blogging malarky and so far have really enjoyed myself and "met" some lovely people and found some amazing blogs, like yours, I've yet to come across the anons and negative people but I know they are out there. I'm glad they just piss you off rather than upset or anger you but that's still not a great thing to feel I know.

    I shall stop rambling now just to say I love that dress on you, it looks fab and I still covet your necklace! x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  43. I really like your dress, I didn't understand how it was japanese/korean/taiwanese so I looked on the website, but most of the dresses and skirts just look like general clothes (by that I mean not in any particular style). So I suppose it just depend how you wear it.

    I also like the way you don't show your shoes, I sometimes feel the need to take full body shots, but then realise I don't own any nice shoes! I think i'm going to start doing upper body shots as well, it makes a nice change :)

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  44. Thank you so much for sharing the post that Gem had wrote, and also the comment you had replied with. I'm kind of new to blogspot (as in how long I've actually started to post daily) but I've had a tumblr blog for over a year now and have reached 22,000 followers. It's overwhelming but at times people do leave nasty comments that can get to me and this post really helped me so thank you again for sharing, I really mean it. I love your blog also and I know you're an honest girl that blogs with honest intentions, not to gain popularity.

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  45. lovely outfit as per usual

    i seriously think that it wouldn't be a bad idea to post that comment that you put on gem's blog (yeah i read it ;) thats dedication/procrastination!)

    you might get a bit of crap for it (which i can completely understand isn't great and you nor anyone deserves the kind of hate that internet trolls are capable of!) but if its something YOU really care about and think then its completely justifiable to put it up on YOUR blog

    you might loose a few followers but at least you know that the ones that you have are the ones that truly care and properly read your blog

    you might not find this too helpful and i wouldn't blame you if you didn't do it! but its just a thought

    p.s. i also have a kinda creepy obsession with serial killers too :S it scares me a little! thank god for wikipedia eh?!



    your blog is great and so are you

    love laura x

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  46. I just read through your comment left on Gem's post, and I totally agree. I've literally just started a blog, but not because I want free stuff/fame, it's because I just wanna keep a record of what I do, rant about stuff when I need to, express my interest in style and set myself little projects like reviewing products. I didn't expect to get any followers really, especially because I don't leave my blog URL on comments ect etc etc. I can remember getting excited about having 4 followers, but now I don't even care. Blogging should be totally you, and the readers you get are completely a perk! Thankyou for voicing that for most of us!

    (Also, one of my weird hobbies is wiki-ing murderers...!)

    X

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  47. YES! I love that you're expanding into the range of Japanese/Korean/Taiwanese style clothing! I know exactly what you mean about the sizing, though, because they size differently from American sizes. I usually hold my breath and cross my fingers that it'll fit. Glad that the dress fits you so well. Have you ever seen yunascloset.com? They do this type of clothing, too.

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  48. Theres a whole website where you can read about killers i think its literally like serialkillers.com

    Anyway huge love to Gem for addressing matters and your comment was great and great way to get your point out there, eff the haters! x

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  49. I love blogs that I can read as well as look at the pretty pictures. Sure I follow a few that will post choice snippets underneath endless photos, but I think you can really gain a sense of the blogger through the text they write. There's only so much you can do to construct a photo, but words are straight from the horses mouth, sotospeak. I accept that some people may not read all the text on mine, but I still write it anyway it's mainly for me.
    I really love the cut of that dress, shame the website is a bit ricky to navigate but hopefully they'll sort it soon!

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  50. I know what you mean about the weird interest in serial killers. I studied Forensic Psych as part of my degree and it was fascinating. I actually went to all of those lectures so it must have been good, heh :D My mum thought I might get a job in it like Robson Green in Wire in the Blood. (I am training to be an accountant so that blatantly didn't work out.) I'm all about the zombies though, The Walking Dead rules.

    I love the necklace in particular, must check out Zara Taylor.

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  51. Hey Lily
    Read through your comment on Gem blog and i think its great and so true some people are just haters and why should you broadcast your life story on here so strangers can know everything about you??? people should just understand that you want to keep your personal life to yourself! I think you already share enough information with people on here.
    Just keep doing what your doing and don't worry what people say or think xxx

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  52. I'm looking for more tv series to watch too, now its the holidays, although I've never been a big 'tv' watcher in the first place, dispite religiously tuning into Glee every week. Oh I dont know if I could handle Dexter, but yeah I do find the motives and back stories of seriel killers quite interesting.

    Even though I just started following you, I admire that you see an importance in writing, I love reading your blog and I think its great your not afraid to voice your opinions.

    Gorgeous outfit.

    xx Carina

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  53. P.S I read Gems blog post, and read your comment, and I say good for you, telling it like it is. I cant even imagine the horrible stuff you must recieve, but I completly agree with what you were saying.

    xx Carina

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  54. I pretty much agree with everything you and everyone else wrote in response to that post. When I first started reading blogs several years back everyone was nice to each other etc and now, its just like being back at high school =/
    Ohh I love serial killer programmes, do you watch Criminal Minds? If not - go watch it!

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  55. I loved what you had to say on Gemma's blog post. I read it all and I'm glad you got it out of your system. It also bothers me when people only look at pictures but don't read what I've got to say underneath or whatever. Lame.

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  56. watch the buried life. you'd love it! its my favorite show:)

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  57. i LOVE this dress on you!! PERFECT FIT! I especialy love the cut of the body and how the plad mixes!! and i agree that korean and japanese cloths are always very stylish..i find japanese people in general have great style!! great post!

    (i know you hate this so im sorry but id love to talk to people on my blog :)
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  58. I think you and Gem are absolutely right to say what you have said and I dont think you should be apologising about voicing your opinions, after all, those opinions and ideas are what have got you so many followers in the first place!
    I think people who follow your blog start to think they know you and what you are about and then they think its ok to say the things they say without realising that its so easy to misinterperate things said in passing comments on the web. I think they forget that when they say things on the internet people will actually see it and its as hurtful as walking up to someone in the street and saying 'god you look awful'.

    On a more positive note! I think your blog is great and you have wicked style.

    Dont let silly people get you down!

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  59. Aww thats so sweet of you <3
    Why would some people just look at the photos though? Besides inspiration? =P
    I'll go check out your comment now =D
    LOVE the dress btw!!!
    Bellesme

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  60. Hi Lily! I went over to your Gemma's blog, read her post and read your comments too! I entirely agree with what you both said though I couldn't relate w/ the 'followers' thing because I only have 7! Haha. But I don't mind at all having followers less than how many fingers I have, I am even surprised I have followers! :D

    I've been blogging for almost 6 years already, have read sooo many blogs but I've never posted a negative comment ever even if I hated what the blogger had said or disagree with him/her. What bothers me even more is when people just look at your photos and don't read at all! (same as your sentiment)

    I am not from UK but I don't have problems understanding where you're coming from! So I was a bit surprised when you said (in your previous post I think) to not take what you said too seriously/you're just joking... I mean, are there really people who don't understand what 'opinion', 'personal take' or 'preference' means?

    Anyway, this is becoming lengthy that what I would have wanted! Just keep on what you're doing, I enjoy your blog! Have a great week!

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  61. I read Gem's post, and your comments, and left a bit of an essay in response - hah! I could completely resonate with both of you.

    I loved this dress in your sunday portait pic and now love it even more seeing all of it! You look really gorgeous, Lily.

    X

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  62. In that case you should go for Criminal Minds; I am so obsessed with it!

    And I can see why you love the dress so much, it's fantastic! It really does fit you perfectly.

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  63. ps: i read gem's post and she's right but oh well, what can you do.

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  64. You need to start Pretty Little Liars. I haven't seen Misfits or Desperate Housewives before but I'm pretty sure you'll like Pretty Little Liars! It just recently started too, like maybe half a year ago?

    And I totally get what you're saying about the whole blogging thing. I just started out blogging, but I did use to have a Xanga layout site (I know, quite weird) and I had a good amount of followers because they enjoyed my content. That should be what blogging is about - sharing your interests with other people. Not some silly competition about who can get to 1000 followers first or whatever.

    Anyways, I just recently came across your blog and I just wanted to tell you that I love the way you take your photographs. I apologize if that sounds creepy, haha.

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  65. I have so much to comment on. Firstly, I love this dress, the pattern and shape is totally unique. Also, that online store looks like it has some amazing stuff so thanks. Thirdly, get into Dexter season 4 right now. Season three wasn't as good and then season 4 just made me go mental (my boyfriend and I literally would stay up til 3am just to watch another episode lol)
    Lastly, I read that post (and had never seen her blog before now) and agreed with much of what she said and what you said. I won't ramble but I just wanted to say the bit about the fishtail plait was quite funny, I've only had a few questions about things from people on my blog but if it got to a point where I had people asking stupid stuff i'd be the same. If i see something cool I instantly google it, clearly it's not the first instance of it happening so there's bound to be something out there on this thing called the internet. Anyway great post as always

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  66. just read Gem's post and your response and agree 100% with you both. You need to be true to yourself, but also have thick skin and not let the immature comments get to you. I'm actually happy that i dont have many followers so I dont have to deal with the crazy people who want to know every detail of your life. Honestly dont let it get to you, your blog is amazing, u put alot of work into it every week, if people dont like it, they shouldn't visit your blog - so simple right!? but still they come... so weird.

    Anyways.... I adore that dress, love the colour style everything.

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  67. If you like murder-type shows check out "Castle". I don't even usually go for that kind of thing, but I absolutely adore it! It's so funny and clever, and there's always an excellent mystery/plot twist in each episode. Also, I love your top! This is one of my favorite fashion blogs-- and has definately inspired a few outfits of mine!

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  68. I loved your comment posts on Gem's site. Internet people can be weird. TRUE STORY. :)

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  69. I read your entire comment in that link and OH MY I AGREE! I mean, i have like 20 followers or something so in no way can i even comprehend the position your in as ive only been blogging for a few months (and a pretty half-assed effort at that! haha) but I've been reading my favourite blogs for years and everything you say is so true. Even I have recieved the 'follow me and il follow you' or 'nice top, check out my blog' posts and I just feel like smacking my head against the computer. I love genuine comments , because theyre the kind of comments that I feel people arent asking for something in return, however I will always check their blog out because I think theyl deffinitely deliver better content that people who copy and paste their comment to everyone. And the same when I read through some comments on other peoples posts (stalllkkerrrr) ; if people have something worthwhile to post, people are much more likely to click through to their blog.

    And same goes with the sponsoring thing; when I read the other day you earn like 15 pounds or something off your blog I was like WHAAAATTT because most of the big bloggers earn more than that off a tiny ad space in their side bar. So yes, Im glad i found your non-commercialist blog. It's quite refreshing!
    Sorry this is long!
    xx

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  70. I totally agree on your opinion at the post that Gem did!

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  71. Wow! I love the green paid, also! Wow! free! Gosh, all bloggers except me are getting things for free nowadays.

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  72. i love your outfit!! I check out the pictures for inspiration and then i read your posts because i love reading what you have to say (even when it's about Uggs - i love Uggs lol) it would be a boring world if we all liked the same things!! =) xx

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  73. Have read your comment over there. I can understand people who want to have a little of your success, but it's annoying even for readers. Sometimes I read the comments to find new blogs that could interest me, and promotion is the best way to turn me off.

    So, I didn't know how it is on your side, because I blog mostly for real life friends I don't see every day. And most of the time I like it that way, just sometimes, when I really want to discuss something and hear other opinions, I wish there would be more readers. It's crappy on both ends, I think.

    Anyway, love your blog, especially because you are honest. Sorry for my English, I hope I could make clear what I wanted to say. (That's the reason why I don't comment much, it's so embarassing.)

    Amy

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  74. Me and my boyfriend have recently just started watching Dexter, and it's really made me consider doing Forensic psychology at the end of my psych degree x

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  75. Awesome looks, you are so pretty and cute. I love your Blog and from now I started to follow you
    If you want check out my blog and give some comments,
    have a nice day!
    xoxo
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  76. Cool outfit! If you're looking for something to watch, try Twin Peaks. It's a freaky deaky crime drama from 1991, and I love it. Plus some of the costumes are beautiful.

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  77. Ahm, Gemma who? Okay, but I guess I got the point.

    Anyway, don't let u guys be freaked out by others. It's not worth it. In the end of the day, blogging should be something we're mainly doing for OURSELVES and not for more (or less) readers. It should feel good.

    Veeery pretty by the way. :)

    Love from Germany,
    M

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  78. Hi Lily,
    Thank you for linking to the post that Gem wrote, I haven't seen her blog before, but I read the post, and all of the comments and I totally agree with everythign she said.
    Personally I'm happy with the fact that I only have a few followers by most people's standards - I blog the things I want to talk about, or get off my chest, or whatever, and I turn down offers from companies about things I'd never in a million yrs be interested in helping them promote.
    I guess some people do see it as a popularity contest, and whilst that's a shame, it's just as true in life, the playground, the office, whatever. I think it's just easier to recognise and avoid these types of people in real life..

    I get a lot of "you're fat" comments on my outfit posts, and for a while, it made me take a break and seriously consider if this was for me. But I love my blog, and I just try to rise above them.

    I really like your dress; wehn I saw the post on google reader yday, I thought it was just black and white check, but I like the gree!!

    Char.

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  79. i love that dress, so cute! i was hoping you would an OOTD post featuring it when i saw it in your sunday portrait! :) I've just had a look through the Shop at TW website and there are lots of cute items on there but I'm not a fan of the styling on the website so I'm trying to imagine how I'd style it!

    You really should get back into watching Dexter! I'm on Season 5 and it is just AMAZING. Season 4 was probably my favourite, John Lithgow plays a serial killer in it and he's probably one of the best characters in every single series.

    xx

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  80. ahaa, so i'm not the only one googling serial killers. The other day i wiki'd Bonnie and Clyde, there's a complete VINTAGE vid of the crime scene 2 mins after they were shot. Shows you the bodies and everything - is a bit creepy actually!

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  81. I love this outfit! I agree with whoever suggested Modern Family, I watch it now and again on TV, Sofia Vergara is hilarious! If you're into murder/serial killers etc (I am too!) you should check out Google TV or Documentaryheaven.com for some great docs! And I second Anchor Rose's suggestion for the Ted Bundy film! Or have you seen Charlize Theron in Monster?

    Burn the Blonde

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  82. That's a really pretty dress! Oh, Greek, Pretty Little Liars and Hellcats are great, you should watch it! And I totally agree with you about the blogging stuff, I have a blog too and I totally get it what you mean...

    xx Tainá C.
    http://makeyourselfupgirl.blogspot.com

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  83. I adore you individual style and although i wouldnt say that i'm exactly like you in how a dress, there are elements that inspire me such as the way in which you wear them. the shirt is lovely by the way.

    I read your blog daily and whenever you have new posts come up and I can honestly say that I am inspired by your honesty. The little rant you had on FromGemWithLove really opened my eyes to the amount of hard work your blog really is. As a fresh face in the blogosphere, I think that I've always been so worried about followers and page views when really all i want is for people to be inspired by me like i am by you. i wish that i had the confidence to say what i wish but i'm blinded by the thought of people hating me. your comment on her post has really helped me to see past this and i am truly grateful!

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  84. you look beautiful but then again you always do<3, i find criminology so interesting too!xxx

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  85. Do we mean a lot to you, if we read your blog, but never really comment, or have our own blog? ;)

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  86. I went and read Gemma's blog, and your comment(s), and I agree!
    Though, it seriously baffles me how seriously people seem to take blogging. I mean, it's just for fun really, right? It's crazy to think people feel they have to buy all the clothes you post. It's like you say, you just want to inspire people.
    I mean, not too long ago you posted an outfit with a big redy/orange top from ASOS, a black hat on and your black H&M skirt. I thought that outfit was cool. Last week I spotted an oversized rust coloured jumper in M&S and it reminded me of that outfit. I thought to myself, 'Hey! That looks nice! It's warm too. I could wear it with my own black skirt, and tuck it in a stick a brown plaited belt around it'. So, your outfit inspired me.
    I must admit, through reading your blog I've started looking at clothes I wouldn't have considered before, like the green peter pan collar dress you got from topshop. I went and looked at it after seeing your post, but it didn't suit me, but I've been keeping an eye out for others like it, and now I've found a tan and black one in new look I rather like. Also your jumper + dress/skirt combo has inspried me too. Warm AND pretty! :)

    But enough about clothes. It surprises me how serious people get about blogging. And the people who blog. I also agree that 'followers' sounds weird. It make me feel like I'm your stalker :'(

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  87. I just read the comments on Gem's post and totally agree with you. I myself dont have a blog but i think your a brilliant blogger and shouldnt have to put up with people despertae for followers and using you to get some.

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  88. TL;DR - LOVE it! I'll be saying it in work tomorrow! I read your comments on Gems post and I really agree. I haven't been blogging for very long at all, and didn't have many followers for ages, yet I've got the 'give-away' comments - I write my blog for me and cos I enjoy it. I love the more professional blogs, but this isn't my day job, it's a hobby - so thanks for saying this! x

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  89. absolutely adore these colours on you!!! i read gem's post (followed one of your tweets) and all the replies (yours was by far the longest hahah) but to be fair, being so popular in the blogging world you probably have to deal with so much shit!!! i gotta say, this 'follow each other' thing is really getting on my tits! so im glad you guys have all vented your opinions on it :) xx

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  90. hey lily
    i read what you posted on gem's blog, and I think you should be free to post that kind of content here (if you want, obv.). It's your blog: you can speak your mind. Although I understand that it is totally different speaking your mind in the blogosphere than IRL.
    You described them as 'taboo' subjects - kind of like talking about politics or religion (off-limit topics) at a dinner party. I don't think anything should be taboo to talk about! If you don't like something IRL, are you supposed to sit down and shut up and not speak your mind? No. It should be the same in blogging.

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  91. im diggin your whole shirt looks at the mo! Tehy really suit you. If you havent seen it already, an idiot abroad is reaaaaally funny!
    xx

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  92. you are such a gorgeous girl, i adore your blog <3

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  93. great pics...
    Maybe we should follow each other?:)
    take a look on my blog if you want..
    kisses

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  94. Love your outfit as usual.

    How do you do your hair?
    i'm trying to grow out my bangs right now.. and there's like.. no options for hairdos for no-banged hair. i've clipped my hair back and i just look weird. anyway i like how you styled your hair here haha

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  95. I love reading your blog! I discovered you because I've been researching and writing my dissertation on blogs and found out you won the LOOK magazine blogging competition for fashion week. Bet that was amazing!
    I hope to progress mine! http://alicerosewonderland.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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