Monday, December 20, 2010


jaggy snake





dress: AX paris at new look
cardigan: new look
leggings: topshop
skirt (underneath): H&M
necklace: H&M

FINALLY MADE IT HOME! If you follow me on Twitter, you would have see my epic ammount of tweets on my journey home! Its snowed a ridiculous ammout today, Much more than was actually anitpated in my area and It took me nearly 4 hours to get home from work. Hereford was literally gridlocked. Every car was bumper to bumper and it took me 30 minutes to get out of the carpark! To then a hour and half later (8 miles!), get to the main hill I drive over to get home to be closed because of a couple of jack knifed lorries. I then had to drive back to Hereford and get the train. Luckily the trains were still running and I managed to jump on one! It means I have to go back and get my car tomorrow, but it doesn't really matter to be honest. Id rather be home and safe, than sleeping in my car in the snow! Anyway Im home now and getting toasty warm by my heater!

This is what I wore to work today, Well for the short time I was actually there as I was sent home early! I did actually wear another cardigan over it for some extra warmth as its always so cold in store! My floor (basement) is freezing but then if you go up to ground or first floor, its ALWAYS ridiculously warm! Im wearing the cardigan I bought in my recent "haul" video. I actually love it, its such a think cable knit, so warm and look quite expensive (in my opinion!) Its quite an unusualy colour too, Its not brown but its not orange either. I wouldn't even describe it as rust either as its like a weird warm but dark-ish orangey brown-ish sort of colour! Its great though! The AX Paris dress is actually part of my uniform I have at work, It used to be a dress but its shrunk a bit because my Mums the worst when it comes to putting my stuff on too hot! I just wear a little bodycon skirt under it to give it a bit of extra length!

These photos are a bit crappy in my opinion, I am experimenting shooting my photos in RAW. If you have no idea what it is, I suggest googling. Remember kids, Google is your friend! But basically its a photo format, which I think looks a 1000000 times better. But I've still not really got used to the editing process, I think they look a bit "soft focus". But hey I'll learn how to do it better one day! No video version either unfortunately, My camera was out of battery! But I will do one in the week just for those who dont read my blog and just like the moving image!

66 comments:

  1. I seen your Tweets! You poor thing, glad you got home safely!! Loving todays outfit too!!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  3. nice cardi :) I have one that's ridiculously similar but it's cream and from Topshop

    http://wardrobeunderconstruction.blogspot.com/

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  4. Glad to hear you got home safely. It took me ages to get to my parents house as well, and then I've got to go all the way back home on Thursday (weather permitting). Lovely dress x

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  5. I love this outfit and I love your hair!
    Glad you got home safely!
    xoxo

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  6. so glad you got home okay =) when i go out in the car in bad weather like snow, i always pack an emergency bag with food, clothes etc in it =)

    Love the cardi =)

    x

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  7. LOVE this cardigan such a fab colour.
    sucks about all the snow =/
    i never the RAW on my camera, but i don't have the software to convert it so it's useless to me ha.

    xxx

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  8. Glad you home well love

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  9. Being stuck in traffic must have been so boring and terrible! At least you're home though. I really love your chunky sweater. It looks like the perfect topping to any outfit. And no worries, the photos look wonderful as always!

    x

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  10. I really love the color of that cardigan, it's exactly what I've been looking for in all the stores here! Sadly we don't have New Look here, but I'll keep on truckin' til I find something similar. Anyway I really like it with that black dress, it makes the whole look very warm and cozy. Glad you made it home safe, as well!

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  11. That cardigan is lovely, what a great rich colour!

    That journey sounds horrific, but at least you're safe and warm now! x

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  12. At least you got home safe! That sounds crazy! I wish we had some snow here, it's been like -8 here all day.

    I love the colour of the cardigan and how you paired it with the dress! Great colour combinations!

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  13. So glad you got home safely, driving in the snow is horrible! I didn't actually leave today because it's far too foggy and the roads are snowy/icy!

    Love the cardigan. I think it's quite a good price for a cable knit cardigan (I bought the £48 Topshop one!) but it is a little expensive compared to New Looks other prices!

    My camera shoots RAW and jpg but I usually stick to jpg. Might have to look into RAW, your photos look better than usual, I think!

    xx

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  14. Sounds like a horrible day! Mine wasn't great either, if that makes you feel better. I love the cardigan, the buttons are divine! I may have to have a look for that one but my local store is crap so they probably don't even have concessions! I really like those two colours together (or is it not really teal and it just looks it?). I know how you feel regarding cold workplaces, mine is absolutely FREEZING! Customers always say it's colder inside the shop than outside on the street! :(

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  15. love that outfit!
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  16. Driving through snow it's not the best way to get home, glad you made it safely:)
    Love your pictures anyway! Dress and cardigan are simply amazing:)

    Xx Jorien
    she--said.blogspot.com

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  17. love the cardigan (:
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    plz, give me ur opinion about my look!

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  18. I ADORE that jacket.

    too bad it isnt in the website

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  19. can't believe that cardi's new look, it looks quite topshop.. if that makes sense haha. Totally agree, it does look expensive :) xx

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  20. ugh i feel your pain - i was stuck for 9 hours on friday attempting to drive my 30 miles home! it was horrible!

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  21. Weather is a bitch! We were hoping to avoid going out at all today, but my boyfriends mum slipped and fractured her elbow so we had to pick her up and take her to a & e, was crapping myself the whole way!

    And before I forget, LOVE that cardigan!

    Penny x

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  22. SO glad you got home okay lovely! That outfit is so cute. Do you tend to have a uniform for New Look? I also work there but find it hard to keep up with the latest products as the turnover is quite quick and I don't always have the money!

    xoxo

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  23. ah bless your epic journey home. love the cardi x

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  24. Especially love this outfit, that cardi is lush! xx

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  25. that's such a nice cardigan, i wouldn't suspect new look either. and thank god you made it back, it's like a death trap out there!

    kirsty xx

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  26. I read those tweets! Can't believe you were stuck in your car for that long. What a waste of petrol.

    The "softer focus" thing isn't too evident in the photo,but your skin does have a great glow here.

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  27. It's good to know you came home safe ^^ I like your outfit

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  28. I need to buy that cardigan, it looks so amazingly comfortable!
    x

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  29. Oh gosh, the snow is wrecking everyone's plans at the moment, glad you made it back okay though (: I adore the colour of your cardy, so warm and different from the normal camel tones out there at the moment. xx

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  30. amazing jumper ... i really love the colour of it .. and we have almost the same necklace :)

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  31. The cardy is such a gorgeous colour, Glad you're home safe! :) x

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  32. That cardigan is absolutely gorgeous! It looks super warm and I adore that color.

    xx

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  33. gorgeous lady, love your cardi!
    Im hosting a giveaway, would love for you to enter!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this!! Pretty dress and great colors together :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the color of this cardigan! I need to get some more interesting colors in my wardrobe!

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  37. I instantly fell in love with the color of your cardi!great piece

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  38. Love your cardigan! You look great.

    Oh man, traffic is crazy, I know; I don't even dare to drive so I took the tram and it took me 2 hours on a part that usually only take 13 minutes. Blaaah. But I didn't want to walk cause it was snowing so much. I'm staying inside for the next couple of days! xx

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  39. i love your dress. i am searching for a lacedress like months... lucky you :)

    xo, n.
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  40. I'm so going to hunt down that cardigan today! You look gorgeous<3

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  41. Love that dress, and the colour of the cardi is really nice.

    Traffic has been awful here (Bedfordshire) people have just been leaving there cars randomly in the road.
    xx

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  42. your so pretty I love your blog! Irene from Irene and a Blog was telling me about you! XX

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  43. wow, you're sooo pretty :O
    I want your Hair, i love this colours!

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  44. Ahhhh I love the colour of your cardigan! I've been looking for this colour for agesss but no luck yet :( the colour baffles me... not quite sure what to call it but lots of shops seem to categorise it as "rust". New Look you say? May have to take a sneaky peek in there tomorrow :) x x

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  45. glad you got home, would have been hectic and quite scary.
    you have the best cardigan collection, im jealous. I really just want lots of cable knit stuff right now and this ones spot on.
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  46. you're stuning and i love your style! please check out my blog:
    http://fashionandthebeast.blogspot.com

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  47. What a horrid journey, glad you got home safely as the A49 can be so dangerous, especially that hill through Queen's Wood. And what a delightful outfit you've put together!

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  48. what camera do you use? also you should do a tutorial of RAW! my camera has the function but i wouldnt have any idea of how to use it!

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  49. Lovely cardigan. It's a really nice colour :} and also cute cameo necklace.
    Merry Christmas!
    twitterpatedx

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  50. Looking good Lily! I want your cardi - you're right about it looking expensive. I'm now off to raid New Look Marble Arch, wish me luck?! Sally x

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  51. Bought the same cardigan a few days ago, was really surprised, it looks a lot more Topshop than New Look! Tempted not to take it off, it is so cosy!

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  52. totally love this outfit!

    the colour of the cardigan is amazing and your tight it looks much more expensive than new look!

    i cant fid it in 2 of my local new looks or online :( have you bought it before its on shop floor as u wrk there?

    m xxx

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  53. I love that dress! Your necklace is lovely too - I saw it in H&M in the sale and i'm regretting not picking it up! xx

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  54. love,love,loveeee the cardi <3 looks so cosy and comfortable :)

    glad you made it home safely, and i hope the weather gets better for everyone over there! lucky you have cardi's like this to keep you warm :) xxx

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  55. God I love that cardigan! It reminds me of that Primark one (I have it too) but a nicer, shaggier version. The buttons are awesome too.

    You haven't adventured until you've had to walk home in the snow from somewhere! I had to do it last night too. Props to us!

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  56. You look fantastic! That cardi is to die for and your hair looks great! I just wanted to say that I read through your blog, and you inspired me to get back into shape and rediscover my love for fashion, so thanks! :)

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  57. Love that dress! And I bought a cardigan similar to that yesterday in dark grey :)

    Your haul video is good btw!

    Hen
    Teenage Daydreams
    xo

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  58. Omg, your blog is amazing and you are so pretty :) Love the dress soo much !
    Follow you !

    http://ellalila.blogspot.com

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  60. I love how this cozy cable knit looks with the black lace! Cozy and adorable :)

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  61. Love this cardigan! When i was in there 2 of the shop assistants were wearing it! Xxx

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