Wednesday, December 22, 2010


not my strong point


top: topshop
cardigan: topshop
shorts: primark
belt: topshop
necklace: clubcouture
rings: new look & primark

Blue and black are total fashion sins? Oui? Non? Who knows. I used to hate blue and black together but I have grown fond of the two recently. Black and navy are pretty much a no no in my books, but I think I can accept lighter blue and black? I feel like I have nothing to wear at the moment, Maybe its because I'm in two minds of where my style is going at the moment. I always have this little idea in my head that one day my style would be coherent and make sense and I'd omit all the clutter from my wardrobe. I think one of my new years resolutions is going to be find a style that works and stick to it. All I wear at the moment is a chunky cardigan and a dress, or a oversized top and shorts/bodycon skirt.

Another day off work because of the snow. So annoying because I could really do with the money, but hey. Things like this cant be helped. Im starting to get a bit angsty because I've not really done anything of substance the past two days. All I've really done today was film this video from the outfit I posted the other day, and do this post. I like to keep myself busy, but I think its inevitable that on a snow day that you cant be bothered to do anything. My Christmas shopping is completely out the window too. I literally have no presents bought for anyone. I've got loads to do just no means to actually doing it. Snow sucks. I regret wishing for it now!

Thanks for all the comments on the last post. I really wish there was a better way so I could reply to you all, Something like Youtubes comment system. Even something like a simple "Like" button would be awesome! Sort it out Blogger! I also think that emerging from the "blogasphere" are a group of girls who aren't afraid to say what they think. I know that I do fall foul to biting my tongue on certain issues, and try not to voice my opinion too much because its inevitably going to offend someone along the line and ill get accused of belittling my followers or being a moany moo. Its so easy to feel stifled by the internet, I occasionally feel very restricted. But in reality Im not some sugar sweet person who's nice to everyone, I say it how it is.  Im not afraid to tell people how I feel, If someone upsets me I say something. Does this make me a bitch? Probably! But least Im not pretending to be someone I'm not in real life!

Ps. I've changed my layout a bit, Its not finished. I need to finish off the custom font as it has no numbers or punctuation. I also need to tweak a few bits, but hey it will do for now. I had planned a fancy revamp, but I cant be bothered. Oh and also If it doesn't work in Internet Explorer, you need to wise up and download Firefox. Who even uses IE anymore! ;)

98 comments:

  1. Love this new layout! I know what you mean about "biting your tongue." I try to keep my blog a positive place and sometimes I get stuck when writing because I'm loud and blunt in real life. I think you've got a good style going as it is. I never got a sense of incoherence. Besides, unpredictability makes a person's style interesting!

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  2. I really love that cardigan :)

    www.whatkatiefound.blogspot.com

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  3. i don't see a problem with blue and black :) love wearing both

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  4. I really like your new layout, the little details make it cool! love the outfit, I absolutely despise the snow and the big damage it's having in the midlands! but yeah, you look gorgeous as per usual :)<3

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  5. Love the Primark shorts, there are some amazing bargains in there atm!

    hannahjaneblog.blogspot.com

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  6. Carine Roitfeld is a big advocate of black and navy, and I'm with her! Really like this outfit, I saw similar leather shorts in Primark recently but they were €25 (£21-ish) and considering you got these for one seventh of that I didn't want to fork out, plus they didn't have my size, bah.

    P.S It's all about Google Chrome! :)

    Burn the Blonde

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  7. Know what you mean about biting your tongue - when you see some things said on Twitter, you do feel the need to pipe up and get involved. I tell myself it's not worth everyone getting upset over and try to keep myself to myself! Loving the blue and black, something I must embrace xx

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  8. its working on IE, i use both IE and firefox - i like to mix it up.
    Nope doesn't make you a bitch -who wants someone that is sweet as pie ALL the time - it is so fake. I am nice most of the time but i have a voice and an opinion and i'm not afraid nor ashamed to use it.
    I know what you mean about wanting to find your style - i am stuck and i don't know which direction to take

    xx

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  9. I get what your saying about biting your tongue. My friends laugh when they read my blog because it's generally very positive and upbeat and in real life im more of a pessimist/realist but I think that's the way I am. I like to be positive as it seems to have an effect on how I am to other people in RL, which can only be a good thing right? :) x

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  10. wow i love the brown cardigan. im in love with top shop now. didn't know they had one in the US, yay. But not good for my piggy bank. :)
    peace & love!

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  11. That's a great outfit and I think here blue and black most definitely 'goes' haha. The snow and freezing weather is beginning to be a bit of a nightmare for me too, we have no water because our pipes are frozen :( x

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  12. Ha ha I'm a guilty Internet Explorer user! Perhaps the last of a dying breed....but so far your blog is still working fine for me! Comes up in a different format on the iPod though? Cool links for each post rather than straight into the main page like on the pc....is this part of your master plan Lily?! Anyhoo, I'm loving the new font and header.

    I'm loving this cardigan, and whether black and blue is a sin or not it looks ace on you! And I don't think you need to find a coherent style....you look great as you are!

    T x

    p.s. If you get a minute, Tweet me back about whether I'm seeing the true LLYMLRS format on my iPod please?!

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  13. I have to say this, not meant offending or something, but I don't like how you changed the day of the post. At least the colour is what botheres me, I don't know if it's finished yet so... But the red makes it really look like an error occured on my screen, sorry. But, I love your blog Lily, I've been following you some time now, and I literally look at your blog at least three times a day haha! You're a very inspiring blogger.

    x Tessa
    tessatessa.blogspot.com

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  14. I really love the combination of black and lighter blue, especially because both of the pieces voice different textures. The leather shorts look sleek and shiny and the top almost looks speckled? I'm not sure what you call that type of fabric... I really enjoy the section of writing you do with your outfits posts, as it makes it more visually pleasing with a fair miz of images to text :) Apologies for the long comment again! x

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  15. I love the shorts/ tights look for winter - and a black pocket watch? Amazing! x

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  16. I love that cardi, colour is lovely - anything between rust and dusky pink is on my radar at the moment. I'm still so jealous of those bargain leather shorts too!

    Penny x

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  17. i do like the changes youve made,
    i dont think the blog needs a total revamp, i personally love it!
    love the colour of the cardigan and i think the blue and black together work too.
    p.s i still use i.e, buh, ceebs getting anythinge else ;)!

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  18. Oh I really like blue and black together. I tend to wear a lot of black, so by wearing blue I like to think I'm "injecting some colour" into my look :)

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  19. i love your blog lily and i know exactly what you mean about trying to be positive and not offending anyone but i dont think that it makes you a bitch for saying what you think, it makes you truthful and i think that you are lovely anyway! if you have time please check out my blog,

    http://fashionandthebeast.blogspot.com

    love charlott xx (and yes that is how you spell it!:))

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  20. really liking the new layout!
    i adore this outfit and it is one of my favourite outfits on you EVER! The cardigan is beautiful!
    xxxxxx

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  21. Oh Deaaaar Lily this must be one of my favourite outfits of yours, that cardi is lovely!
    Don't worry about saying the wrong things to people, you'd only be being realistic. I think I too, am perhaps too blunt and honest! Oops xo.

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  22. you look absolutely stunning! love the outfit, you can always make anything work xxxxx

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  23. Awesome outfit like usual! I agree with Navy and black but I agree with blue and black. It is so hard sometimes to stick to 'rules' lol.

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  24. I like your outfits. You has a lovely style but I understand you that you want to be sticked in it.

    Good luck to buying the christmas presents!

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  25. ahh no blue and black works for me... i sit awkwardly on the fence re: navy and black though!
    haha, love the random mental blocks going on on your vid. mann i'd talk so much crap if i did one!
    also - even if you're not sure if your style is coherent, like you said in your post - your blog most definitely is! :) it's lovely jubbly!
    X

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  26. Can't believe those shorts are from primark! It's a tired sort of blue so it works :-)

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  27. i think blue and black go nice when worn correctly! :)
    looking larvely as usual :) xxx

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  28. I have the very same pair of shorts!!! Mine were from the Telford primark back in April time??? They were in the sale for £5.00, which was amazing!!!
    Love the whole outfit!

    xoxo

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  29. Those shorts are bloody amazing!!
    Don't see the probs with Blue and Black, although see what you mean about Navy and Black.
    Just read your previous post, agree completely. Think sometimes posts with a lot of text get scanned over and a flippant comment left. I try and write short sharp paragraphs and not ramble otherwise I worry people will be snoring. :)

    xx

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  30. Wow girl you are so pretty *_*
    Love your blog !

    maybe you could visit my blog ?

    http://ellalila.blogspot.com

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  31. How do you create fancy date headers? Yours have changed a couple of times and they're so cute. I tried googling it, but nothing is coming up.

    emilyjanette@gmail.com

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  32. LILLLLY! BLOGGER DOES HAVE THOSE LIKE & DISLIKE SORT OF THINGS! GOOGLE IT! lol, I've just seen it on a blog so blogger really has sorted out things.

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  33. Love your cardigan, the texture is so unusual. Wish I could afford to buy things from Topshop these days! I must say I disagree with you on the black/navy front, but each to their own hey!
    The blogger comments system is so annoying, everyone always says so, yet they still haven't done anything about it. I don't understand!
    I've noticed a lot of bloggers not being afraid to say what they think, or tackle difficult subjects lately, and I think it's amazing. I'm a bit like you in that I can sometimes hold back on my blog for fear of a backlash, which is silly really because my blog is primarily for myself... maybe one day I'll get over that!
    Layout is looking good as well, I was thinking about changing mine up a bit but I'm so rubbish at technology, haha!
    xxx

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  34. Nah, I like black and blue! But yes maybe navy and black doesn't work so well! Those shorts are gorgeous, very jealous of that bargain!

    Agreed about the snow, I like snow after xmas when not a lot is happening, but atm it's just annoying!

    Chloe... x

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  35. I like your custom font, gives your blog a real touch of uniqueness! Also loving the leather shorts, they are my favourite thing to wear at the moment, rocking it! Denim and black is fine in my books, as long as its light.

    I quite like a honesty, refreshing from all the softly softly bullshit.

    R x

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  36. I hope the snow buggers off for long enough so you can get all the stuff done you need to.

    I've been really enjoying the posts people have been putting up recently which have been "this is me, take me or leave" themed, it's nice to see people being themselves, not to say that you aren't. I get what you mean about biting your tongue, of course you are allowed to have your own opinions and voice them and not everyone will agree with you although "they" all seem to think you should think how "they" do and get offended/shocked when your opinion differs from theirs!

    xx

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  37. Those shorts are from Primark?
    Shit I need to go there!

    indiaboxall

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  38. lily, i absolutely adore your blog! i think you are so so stylish and deffinately have a strong sense of self:) i love those shorts! i'll be checking out primark in the new year. i think this combination of blue and black is perfect, and the cardigan goes with it really nicely. i'd love to own something like that, its different from my usual ones that i never wear, because to be honest yellow and grey striped cardigan doesn't really go with anything i own!
    the pocket watch necklace is so cute! i want it hehe!
    great blog, and merry christmas!
    jess,
    xxx


    http://jessgostelow.blogspot.com/

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  39. Oh I tried on that cardigan yesterday but didn't get it as I'm hoping it goes in the sale - seeing it on you makes me wish I'd bought it now! x

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  40. ooh shorts really suit you!
    and speaking your mind does NOT make you a bitch, unless what you say is deliberately meant to hurt someone.

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  41. Balls to 'fashion sins', I absolutely love the top & the shorts together! Your hair looks lovely too.

    xoxo.

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  42. Mmmm hello, cardigan :)
    Have to say I wasn't too keen on it in the haul vid, nor when I came across it on the Topshop website, but it looks great.
    May have to allocate some xmas money to it...

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  43. I like the shorts! Also, love that that cardigan. I tried it on, but unfortunately it's too short for my figure, looked silly. Such a shame.
    Really nice colour, and also seemed to be the only cardigan in Topshop that wasn't itchy!!

    x

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  45. I like the new layout, i actualy exhaled an outloud "oooh" :') i get way too involved with the blogs i read! I have to disagree with the navy and black matter, I think it's fine! And obviously nice outfit, the cardigan is so different to what im used to :) xx

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  46. Hello! we love your looks as you said, you have great style:)
    The shorts we whistles, and the necklace is beautiful.
    Sorry for the translation of Spanish, we are given very good English jajaja
    Kisses and you spend a happy holiday, by the way expect to see some festive look for your blog: P

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  47. hey there :)
    i actually love your blog and you!
    ever times i see photos of you im soo jealous you wear the nicest clothes and style them so well and you pull off a middle parting and ahh everything i just want to be you!
    haha i just reliased how much of a stalker i sound like...
    but i promise im not i just may be slightly obbessed with your blog :)

    hope your christmas is gooodd
    and it would be so amazing if you could possibly look at my blog :)

    love
    hannnahh x

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  48. i love how blue and black look together but hey that's just my opinion. either way, it looks good in your outfit.

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  49. Love your new layout, Lily! The blue and black look gorgeous together. Love the shorts!

    Zoe
    romeoandthelonelygirl.blogspot.com

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  50. Firefox is the best, I hate using other people's computers because they usually only have IE, so annoying!

    I love the color of your top and cardigan, I think all of the colors work together perfectly. I'm a huge fashion color rule breaker though!! :)

    And Lily, seriously just continue to be yourself! You obviously have followers for a reason, you are genuine and real! I love your blog, not only because you have great style but because you tell it like it is!

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  51. Nice Lily, your hair looks lovely in those photographs. I think yeah a lighter blue and black is ok, navy and black is a bit, well why not wear all black lol. Love the new tweaks, very snazzy xx

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  52. The colour of that cardigan is absolutely gorgeous. We're definitely lovers of blue and black... who says you cant wear both together. Merry Christmas xx

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  53. Damn you for looking so good in those leather shorts! I tried similar ones on in Topshop but concluded that I looked more like Julia Roberts in Pretty woman than on trend. I will find a pair that suit me though damn it! xo

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  54. I wish i could pull off blue and black.
    I have troubled finding the right tights to wear with blue skirts,
    I love you cardigan x
    www.aemxo.blogspot.com

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  55. I REALLY enjoy reading your blog cos you always have something interesting to say. Honestly you are very straight forward but in such an eloquent way.

    Big lol for the firefox comment, so true, I think its the people in PC land that are stuck in the stone age days of using IE!

    V. cute outfit, as always. Totally wish I could look as good in leather shorts as you.
    x x

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  56. I checked out this cardigan and there is absolutely no way to describe the colour. Seriously. Like a brown chameleon.

    I wanted to say, I know a while ago there were some comments saying you were dressing 'too young for your age'. Absolute bollocks! I adore your style, it's something I aspire to but I can't grasp layering for some reason. I'm rambling, but I think you look beautiful and mature and pull it off, not in a "OMGZZ SHEZ 20 WAI?!" way, but just because we're 20 doesn't mean we have to wear pencil skirts and heels everyday. This makes no sense, I hope you get the jist of what I'm on about!
    YOU LOOK NICE LILY x

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  57. I LOVE YOUR HAIR! Especially here. It just popped out to me more than normal. Very pretty! And thanks for adding the actual "blog" part to your posts. I love seeing inspirational photos, but it's always refreshing to see that there's a human being behind the blog!! (: Keep up the brilliant outfits.

    xoxo

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  58. really nice outift!

    http://hello-its-nici.blogspot.com/

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  59. i like the pale blue against black, i was always told black and blue togeher was a fashion sin, but i think it's more navy and black which look weird..
    i wish i knew how to mess about with / change the layout on my blog - yours is looking lovely! :)

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  60. One of my favourite outfits from you! Love it.

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  61. Funny you should do a post about navy and black together. I had a disagreement with my male boss about wearing navy and black together (we work in fashion) a few weeks ago. I believe its a definitely no-no and find it acceptable to wear lighter shades of blue (say pale denim) and black together whereas he is at complete opposites with me! Its funny how it can polarize some people!

    Love you blog, and it is so nice to read blogs with an actual voice and direction behind it rather than just reblogged images all the time!

    Oh, and i hope you don't mind me saying - but i think you look a tiny bit like Kate Middleton!

    xx

    www.britishtrash.blogspot.com

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  62. I really need to get my hands on some leather shorts, you're so luck finding some lovely ones in primark!xx

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  63. love this outfit my dear :) you are def not a bitch in anyway!! you voice ur opinions and i admire that! ps i hate the snow too! ive been stuck in the house since last week! :( x

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  64. I love this outfit (: and I also think it's better to say what you think and not to pretend that you like everyone (:

    xxx,

    http://randomlifeofanordinarygirl.blogspot.com/

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  65. Really envious of the two cardigans you've worn in outfit posts recently, both such gorgeous wintery colours.
    On the issue of voicing opinions I think blogs are about personal expression through both your clothes and what you write, so I don't think any blogger should feel restiricted by other people's opinions .If people are offended by your opinions they don't have to follow your blog!

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  66. Love the shorts, i am yet to find some i like :( but i shall eventually...hopefully!

    Stacey xx

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  67. I agree with some of the above comments, I love blue and black together!

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  68. love the whole outfit, can't believe those shorts are from primark, my local one is really slow with getting things in so guess i'll be waiting a while ha! xx

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  69. This outfit is lovely. I love that cardigan...and I think I need that necklace you are wearing its gorgeous! Hope you manage to get your Christmas shopping done! I am also snowed in so I know how it feels.xo

    pearls-and-timepieces.blogspot.com

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  70. The cardigan is lovely:) In this outfit the combination black and blue works really well!
    Good luck with the snow! Happy holidays!

    Xx Jorien
    she--said.blogspot.com

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  71. do you know what you are wearing?
    my 3 worst combination.
    blue-black
    black-brown
    blue-brown.
    The 3 NO to Bs(b-b-b) as I like to say.
    I couldn't believe though how I did like this outfit of yours. Really how can you make this happen???
    Thanks for being an inspiration..

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  72. Speaking your mind doesn't make you a bitch. There's being honest, and there's being harsh. You can do one without the other.

    Oh, and totally unrelated, but I've been wondering for a little while now if you were from my home-town, after reading things here that sounded like it. A few posts ago, you mentioned it...and you are :) Sorry to be a stalker, but it is nice to know it is possible to look great with the often limited Hereford shopping!

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  73. fantastic outfit!!! love your style!!!
    www.paolinasspace.blogspot.com

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  74. love the layout of your blog. which i also do like a lot.
    wanted to wish you a wonderful christmas. take care
    x

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  75. You look amazing! I love the combination of the colors! Great job dear

    I wish you a merry christmas dear!
    Love Cindy
    www.glamourblog.tk

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  76. I love your blog, your outfits are always beautiful :-)

    xoxo

    http://oliveirasulmoni.blogspot.com/

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  77. Hi Lily sorry to add to the huge list of uber comments but I love this outfit and you are rocking the blue and black. I hope you have an Amazin !! Christmas kitten and enjoy your time off work. I'm sure you will be back soon and that the cash flow will be good again. Hugs and all that jazz and Happy New year to you kitten xxxx

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  78. Loving the new layout!
    Must say that blue & black looks great together on you.. must get myself a pair of those shorts!
    xx

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  79. Those shorts are awesome!

    Merry Christmas :)

    xo
    Jean

    www.fadedoldjeans.com

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  80. The best thing you can give over Christmas is time sweets, seriously, having something to unwrap is all very well and good, but if you're struggling for shopping why not make something? Like maybe bake some cupcakes for friends or host a night in with dvds and wine hehe :)

    Your blue/black conundrum is an old debate, I don't know where I stand on it! I would have thought no, but I like how you've put this together! I think because there is a clash of fabrics and textures it really works!

    Merry Christmas sweets!
    jazzy ♥

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  81. I think your style is coherent enough :-) and I absolutely love the cardigan in this post, it break up the black and blue so the whole thing works. Your hair looks lighter here!

    I hope you have an amazing Christmas, Lily! xo

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  82. i wish you a merry christmas!!!
    have a beautiful day!
    xoxo, pink lady ♥

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  83. I really want some leather shorts! :)

    http://wheresreginald.blogspot.com

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  84. Whether one should wear black & blue is a hotly debated topic. In the City (of London), most men follow the conservative middle-class approach: shoes are always black, even when the suit is dark blue. In this instance it is not only allowed, it is even compulsory.

    On the other hand, Parisian people typically would not wear black & blue. I think NYers act similarly.

    In general, I am not great fan of mixing two colours which are extremely close. Navy Blue & Black usually does not work. Different shades of Black (or White!) don't work either. I see no issue with mixing blue & black when the blue is light enough that it is v different from the black.

    If I remember well, Christian Dior did a whole collection that mixed brown & black etc. & made them acceptable. I wonder whether he mixed any blue and black.

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/

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  85. i am totally THERE with you on black and blue. i work black and cobalt blue to a Christmas party. i think it works very well together. very unexpected, which is why it shocks people, but it so works.
    keep up the great blogging!
    -london
    www.youngdumblove.com

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  86. Oh, that's so nice! (-: Really love this outfit! Feature on my blog! (-:

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  87. I came across you on chictopia, and followed the link to your blog. you have a graet blog! Want to swap links?
    www.gascoigne-addict.blogspot.com

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