Tuesday, December 07, 2010


questioningly





top: new look
skirt: H&M
cardigan: via my brother via primark
necklace: clubcouture
ring: vipxo
mug: woolworths (R.I.P)

This shirt is so crumpled from being slung in the bottom of my wardrobe in a bag, Yet we don't actually have a iron in out household (SHOCK HORROR! Its actually just broke, and my mum is a lazy ironer!) so I had to suffer and have a crumpled shirt today! A little nod to goth with a pretty much all black/white outfit. Last year I used to only wear black and white, this year however I've branched out into a lot more colours! I love the rounded 60's vintage feel to the collar, its sleeveless which is annoying, I dont really like to have my arms out! But for a white shirt its surprisingly not that see through. Im sick of clothes on the highstreet being see through, IM LOOKING AT YOU TOPSHOP! I really couldn't find a cardigan to go over it that really worked for me, I tried at least 6 as well as a coat before deciding to pinch this one out of my brothers room! Its not right, but it was the best I could do!

Its refreshing to see New Look changing the style of their clothes, I know I work there so maybe I'm biased, But I really like the things they are coming out with at the moment. They really are following the key trends rather than keeping with the style their clothes are normally like. I love New Look partywear and their coats, But I always felt they lacked in the "on trend" and current key items, but they have excelled themselves with peg leg trousers, peter pan necklines and pussybow blouses! River Island is guilty of that too, I used to HATE River Island with a passion until this year when I realized not everything is made out of crappy material and covered in rhinestones. My local one burnt down in a fire, and I'm left lusting after their items online! Asos is another actually, I always found Asos hard to navigate and look through, but they A/W styling has been spot on, just perfect not only for inspiration on how to wear things but they have really exelled themselves with the way their shop is presented. One of the few brands that tell you the models height/size for reference as well as the measurements! I really wish more brands did this! Any clothing brands plesantly suprising you at the moment?

I've been feeling a tad christmassy hence the Santa Claus mug! I still haven't seen the CocaCola advert, so to be fair, its not Christmas till I've see that! I looked a tad moody in the top photos so I felt I had to add a little lightheartedness! Sometimes its hard to get my face to match my body and I just look fug and the clothes look good and vise versa, out of 200 snaps those two were the best of the bunch! So obviously it wasn't a good photo session, I had thought about blurring my face out, but nah! Spending tonight doing my dissertation, I have a word count of 500 today to keep on my very-well-written-but-not-always-executed dissertation schedule, Hopefully I can get that done quickly and easily so I can watch Gossip Girl!

106 comments:

  1. i want that top so bad! newlook are chaning their clothes which i love too :) i would love for you to maybe check out my blog? it would mean alot :)

    www.louloubellesx3.blogspot.com

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  2. i love your top ! you look very gorgeous in the last pic x

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  3. cute top.
    i totally agree, my new look goes through phases of being really good, then really bad but right now i want everything (shame it's christmas and i don't want to splurge on myself just yet right?) I found ASOS quite hard to work through as well, i went on one day and was like 'woah they changed it' now it's not as easy to work through.

    xxx

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  4. This is so cute! It's like a little tuxedo. We don't have an iron either, if stuff is crumpled I usually blast the hairdryer on it haha, so trampy!

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  5. love your outfit :)

    do you wear fake eyelashes?

    your hair is so cute


    xx

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  6. the germans are so in love with the british accent and so am i :D
    i could hear you talking the whole day.

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  7. This look has that menswear vibe, much like the one you posted with the button down and ribbon.

    I really appreciate the model sizes/measurements/runway videos ASOS puts up to. It really lets you see how the clothes will fit and move on a person!

    Why are you RIPing the Santa mug? Did you drop it after the photos or something?

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  8. Love the top. And to be honest, I NEVER iron haha Once you wear it, it get's crumpled anyway (;

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  9. I think you have lovely arms, you don't need to hide them at all. Although you should because it's baltic just now!! You look all shiney happy with your santa mug. I'm new to reading your blog, but I like it alot :)x

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  10. Haha know what you mean about the river island thing! Used to hate it! Id pick something up I liked turn it round and itd have diamantes encrusted all over it which screamed chav! Not too bad now they seemed to have clamed down with the embellishment (kindof)

    I dont mind the see thru thing but I came across a pair of trousers I liked in Topshop yesterday which were seethru! I can cope with a bit of bra showing but not my knickers!!!

    Not sure I have said already but its really nice to see the clothes 3d!!

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  11. Thanks for the inspiration! I bought a similarish white peter pan blouse from new look which has velvet bows on the neck (don't know if you saw it!) and have been stuck with what to wear it with because I was a bit reluctant to wear it with all black but you can really pull it off so I must give it a try!

    I also haven't seen the coca cola advert either, sad times! Knowing me it will be december 24th and I still won't have seen it.

    Looking lovely! :) xxxx

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  12. You remind me of Carrie from SATC2 when she's at the wedding, when she's in the suit!! I love it! :D

    Such a cute mug too. I miss woolworths, you got some right bargins in there! I miss the sweets the most :( xo

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  13. such a great look, you look really nice :) haa it made me laugh how you RIP'ed the woolworths mug ha :) xx

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  14. You look so beautiful! I love the clothes you wear.. I'd love to wear half the clothes you have but I'd look hid! But I appreciate not everything suits everyone!
    I agree with New Look it definitely is getting much better! I always used to steer clear of it but I always have to shop in there now!
    I also wish I could Ombre my hair but being a blonde that won't work!
    Basically I lust after everything you do lol.
    I'm fairly new to your blog but I'm very much so enjoying it.
    Good luck with your uni work!
    Kate x

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  15. looking gorgeous as ever sweetie! i thought that top was from newlook just from the pic in my dashboard...i know because i had it bookmarked for a few days haha!:)
    xx

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  16. I know exactly what you mean about River Island! Until about a month ago, I still had the idea that their clothes were still cheap looking, but they seemed to have really upped their game!

    And yes, it isn't christmas until the coca cola advert ;) I have seen it though!

    Love the top!

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  17. Love the Santa mug!!
    I haven't seen the christmas coca cola advert yet either :(
    Kate
    x

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  18. I love this outfit it also has a sort of school girl/st trinian feel and the cardi seems perfect to me! Your hair looks gorgeous aswell as it always does... very jealous!

    Lo-Lo
    x

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  19. Oh and Victoria you can order the pic n mix online!!!!! :) x

    http://www.woolworths.co.uk/picknmix/en/Pic-n-Mix.page?cm_re=Footer-_-Text+Link-_-Pic+N+Mix

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  20. I've had a love-hate relationship with New Look for years because of their often "samey" approach but I went in at the weekend and bought this top! plus a camel (ish) coloured top with black spots and a bow. Came out very pleased and had totally changed my opinion!

    Sometimes shops seem to go through phases don't they? Lots of good things all one season then the next can be bland. Though I was exactly the same when I tried it on at home.. reaching for a cardigan! (I tried it with a blazer but felt tooo much like Cher Lloyd on Sat!)

    You look lovely, and I like the piccys where you have 'tuuuuude! : )

    Btw.. Foundation is all wrapped up and addressed ready to go : )!
    xo

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  21. I love peter pan collars too! I think the suit everyone!

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  22. I've had a love-hate relationship with New Look for years because of their often "samey" approach but I went in at the weekend and bought this top! plus a camel (ish) coloured top with black spots and a bow. Came out very pleased and had totally changed my opinion!

    Sometimes shops seem to go through phases don't they? Lots of good things all one season then the next can be bland. Though I was exactly the same when I tried it on at home.. reaching for a cardigan! (I tried it with a blazer but felt tooo much like Cher Lloyd on Sat!)

    You look lovely, and I like the piccys where you have 'tuuuuude! : )

    Btw.. Foundation is all wrapped up and addressed ready to go : )!
    xo

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  23. Very nearl bought that shirt the other day! Looks awesome so may have to nab it. I totally agree; New Look fashion has come along in heaps and bounds in the past 2 or so years, they've really steered away from the cheap look they used to have. And I've been pleasantly surprised with this season's RI. Someone's obv told them diamante went out in like 2003 darling!

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  24. Love your top! The collar and monochrome are gorgeous x

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  25. in germany, they're allready showing the coke-advert so for me its christmas time:)
    i'm also depended on this advert to feel christmasish:D

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  26. Couldn't agree more about shops changing their style- bizarrely i recently done a wishlist post featuring nothing but river island precisely because they've changed their styling so much and i was utterly shocked. Have also been trying to find one of those pairs of peg legs for ages now but to no avail. It's probably for the best though tbh... x

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  27. I wish I could steal my brother's cardigans! Unfortunately, he's much bigger than me and wouldn't dare ever wear a cardigan! So sad. I'm loving the Christmas mug, by the way. I think I've got one just like it!

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  28. I wish I could steal my brother's cardigans! Unfortunately, he's much bigger than me and wouldn't dare ever wear a cardigan! So sad. I'm loving the Christmas mug, by the way. I think I've got one just like it!

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  29. Lovely blouse! Wouldn't have guessed it was new look!
    you know what I'd be devastated if my local RI burnt down! I used to hate it, I found it quite tacky and chavvy and not to mention overpriced but I seriously love it now! Have so much bought from there! :) xx

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  30. Was looking at this top today :) I chose a leopard print one instead!
    xx

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  31. such a cute outfit! really would not have guessed its from new look. i mainly just shop there for the shoes. loving the santa mug by the way, i bet it makes cups of tea even yummier xx

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  32. lolling at the River Island rhinestones comment! it was so true! they really are excelling themselves ta the mo! :] I can't believe they havent played the coca cola advert more! I only saw it for the first time last night! lolz
    :]

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  33. The santa mug is so cute! And I can't believe your top is from New Look! I have to do some shopping there soon, I see!

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  34. Really like this outfit, I love how many different ways you wear that skirt! I love Asos, I love how you can narrow down your search much better than you can on other sites, and the free delivery fr Christmas is just too tempting not to abuse! I haven't seen the Coca Cola ad either, is it not on or am I just missing it every time?!
    I admire you for your dissertation schedule, even if it's not always stuck to!

    Burn the Blonde

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  35. Love the outfit, ive been eyeing that top on the newlook website for sometime now :) What lashes you wearing, the look lovely!

    Stacey xxx

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  36. You have great eyebrows by the way - go thick eyebrows!

    I'm enjoying that blouse very much and I agree with the cardigan mission, sometimes blokes ones are just better.

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  37. wow, I love your top! Really nice outift x

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  38. gorgeous!! the santa mug is so cute, and technically it could be worth loads one day?? woolworths vintage original ;) your hair looks fab, also gutted that i havent seen the coca cola advert, all i want in my life is to hear "holidays are comin..." haha xx

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  39. You look lovely in this outfit and I always end up coveting your jewellery! Good luck with the dissertation tonight this weeks Gossip Girl is amazing x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  40. I almost brought that top! But I couldn't think of anything I owned to wear with it :( So I never got it in the end :( But I totally agree with New Look having better clothes! I went through a phase where I hardly ever went in there cos I just didn't really like any of the clothes but now I want half their stock!

    xxx

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  41. I love the Santa mug- it is just so cute! :D I like how this is quite a pared down outfit, sometimes I think I can go a bit OTT... I love your hair and make up too, I always think you look really polished :)

    Maria xxx

    P.S. the word verification is squat, need to get to the gym stat!

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  42. That top is so sweet! I'm wishing we had a New Look here in New Zealand... and a Primark!

    I LOVE the santa mug photo! Your eyes are amazing.

    X

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  44. I completely agree with you on the new look part, everything looked the same at times and it just didn't look right at all.
    The collar is so cute. The only piece of clothing I have that has a collar like that is a dress I found at George, it makes me feel like I'm wearing a frock. Haha. x

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  45. i haven't seen the coca cola advert either! >.< all my friends have and i'm like 'what is it?!'

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  46. Love this Newlook top :) Really cute outfit hun.
    I agree, Newlook has for sure upped it's game lately. I've always loved the shoes, as they seem to have everything for a reasonable price, but the clothes are great too. Not sure I agree so much with RI though, some things I do LOVE! But because of the price it puts me off, I'm sure its no more expensive than Topshop, yet it just seems like I'm spending more- weird!
    The ASOS sizing thing is so good, I'm pretty tall, so it's good to see how long/short something is on the models & compare to how it would be on me.
    The CocaCola lorry has been going around, it was in my local Asda today-but I missed it, think it would be pretty awesome to see
    xx

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  47. I agree about the CocaCola advert but since the snow came early I'm that annoying person singing carols on the 1st...
    (:

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  48. oh its isnt xmas until you see the coca cola advert! and totally agree with you on ASOS their styling has been so inspirational and bang on lately! I just tend to go on to look! the blonde model always gets the best outfits xxx

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  49. aw yay for feeling xmassy! Love that blouse, can't believe it it's new look!

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  50. I love your top hun, but I know what you mean about sleeves, I don't like having my arms out either! You shouldn't worry about it though, it looks lovely on you :o)

    Jen
    x

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  51. Lovely outfit Lily, black and white really suits you so can see why you used to live in it!

    Totally agree about River, they've really upped their game the past few seasons, but I'll have to admit, I rarely go into New Look but if these links are anything to go by perhaps I should! Zara's been my standout this A/W, I never used to shop there but now it's one of my favourites. Sally x

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  52. I used to hate River Island and didn't go in there for years..rhinestones, sequins and tack. Then I went in with my sis about a year ago, and was impressed. New Look have amazing shoes, such good shoes.

    Love the Christmas mug, RIP Woolies, my mum used to work in there. Discount pic n mix. Yummers.

    Love the blouse, simple but the black and white work well.

    xx

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  53. I came across that top yesterday in New Look! I would have brought only it was sleeveless and bare arms in December is a big no no for me.
    New Look has certainly upped their game. Even their teen range is actually fashionable! Like mini sizes of their adult range which is handy since they don't do a petite range!
    God tell me about River Island, I use to work there and I'm guilty of buying t-shirts and taking off the sequins/ott beading/glitz. They have some cute stuff now that they do a heritage range though.

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  54. love this look! santa claus mug is so loving! xx

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  55. love this top! i have a thing for piping detail on hems so it's speaking to me lots, and in a very loud voice : )

    i just bought a robbin mug from boots, my dad went nuts cos i own way too many mugs but i promised him it's just a december/jan mug!
    xxx

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  56. I love that top, Lily! You're always so stylish.

    Great mug, too <3

    KF x

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  57. I've asked for this top for Christmas! Love how you've styled it!♥

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  58. I fell in love with your british accent!
    Like your style a lot :)

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  59. The top is adorable! I also love the 60s feel to the collar:D
    Also your santa mug is absolutely Adorable:D

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  60. i have this top too! and love but have the same problem with it being sleevless and no cardigans seem to go!
    Looking great!

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  61. I was VERY close to buy that top online... but changed my mind and picked the lace top with peter pan collar instead. Loving the whole outfit and that top is really suits you xx

    Indah @ Fashion Must Go On

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  62. I agree, River Island has some lovely items in at the moment! Theres still a few pieces that have random sequins or a patch sewn on but in general! I've always disliked New Look so maybe I'll have to check them out again soon, although I think its my local store as others I've been in seem better. I still can't navigate through ASOS and don't think I have the patience to bother :(

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  63. Love this shirt :)

    xo
    Jean

    www.fadedoldjeans.com

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  64. I haven't been into New Look for a while, I feel the stores never really live up to expectations compared with what I've seen written about the press days. They can occasionally have some nice things though, I've seen a nice loose shirt online I want to buy. I also agree about River Island too, I think they're getting less tacky and more fashion forward, I think stores are realising that's what the consumer wants! Asos is so strong at the moment too, the site is bankrupting me!

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  65. I love how simple this look is, it really suits you :)
    I really need to have a look in new look, as they always have something I want - i'm jealous that you work there!
    Your mug is super cute too :)
    x

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  66. Cute Xmas mug!
    Lovin' the outfit!
    xoxoxo

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  67. ironing is such a pain! i really want this steamer that i saw being advertised on television haha. i rarely iron though mostly because it's too much of a hassle and i get lazy.

    cool video and lovely outfit!

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  68. Actually I think you look so pretty here! I mean, you look pretty cute, I'm not trying to be mean, but in other posts sometimes you do look a little sad or tired, but I like this one =)
    Hope that makes you feel better
    Bellesme

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  69. I completely agree with you about New Look and River Island! I used to hate both shops, absolutely convinced that they would never get out of the tight, neon, nylon phase... but lo and behold they've come up with the goods recently! :)

    Just wondering, I'm thinking of investing in a camera for outfit posts for my blog, which do you have/would you recommend?

    xxx

    www.youthfulmeanders.wordpress.com

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  70. you look great!
    cool blog lady.

    xx
    zoë

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  71. That white shirt is so cute.
    See-through high street clothing annoys me so much too! x

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  72. uh, that mug is cute :)

    http://pssshhht.blogspot.com/

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  73. I'm very much liking some of the things in new look recently - i was kinda suprised when i read your top was from there, as it looks topshop-esque, i really like it, and i don't think it looks creased! I went off new look a little last season when they started making the dresses indecently short, but i think i am starting to be persuaded back!

    Also, how long does it take you to take 200 pics :S (sorry if that's nosey, just tht i get bored after about 2 or 3!)

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  74. i know what you mean about the 'arms out' thing... I prefer a sleeve. i haven't bought into the peter pan collar thing, not cos i don't like it...just haven't seen the right one yet!
    also, RIP Woolworths in your caption made me chuckle.
    X

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  75. I know what you mean about New Look, I can't go in there at the moment without wanting so much! Such good value as well. I find Asos too hard to look through because there's so much! Haha I love the RIP Woolworths!!! x

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  76. Lazy as it sounds, we never iron in our flat haha (: Most of my clothes don't need ironing, yaaay for lazyness aha! That top is so lovely, really sweet with a smart touch to it. I posted about RI in a similar vein last week, I find it really difficult to shop in there, aside from the odd piece that I see online, which I then never see in-store. Good luck with your dissertation schedule haha, GG is always my motivation for Uni work early in the week! xx

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  77. i love your hair,you are so pretty! :)

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

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  78. Secret tip! (coming from a girl whose mother is completely against irons) when you have a shower, hang your creased top (or obviously, whatever you wanna wear that is creased) in the room with you, and the steam from the shower should get rid of the creases! :)works wonders haha :D
    i guess its similar to the way dry cleaners steam clothes? :) anyway, hope this helps your iron-less battle against creases.

    also, thought i shoud tell you, i think your blog is really inspirational, big love to your style.
    patsy xxx

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  79. patsoir, it kind of never works for me when i try that trick haha
    x

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  80. I have just rediscovered my New Look, after going through a phase of not really liking anything I got a lovely red satin dress for 7.50! A bargain in anyone's books. I've always liked H&M but I was recently looking for a party dress and was really impressed with their selection, I've never really looked in their before for 'going out' clothes but the dress i got from there was stunning, I feel so glam in it :)
    Totally know what you mean about the see through clothes! I feel like I can't wear anything white without having a wear vests, which, of course show through and that annoys me.
    I haven't posted on your blog before but have been reading for a while now and just to say I really enjoy your blog, your style so understated but works so well :)

    Beth x

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  81. Really? oh, well it works for me haha :D i do spend agessss in the shower though, which probably helps.
    I use my hair straightens too if its something small like a collar that needs flattening!:) hah, i sound so cheap. oh well :| :D
    xxx

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  82. i like your style!:)

    http://thisbirdhasflown-lin.blogspot.com/

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  83. Aw the shirt os so pretty! I've always wanted one like this! So simple and classic chic!

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  84. My local River Island burnt down too! You're not a Hereford girl are you?
    I agree about spending in generic looking stuff. If you can find something almost identical for half the price, why not?

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  85. Hey! Here's my very first comment in English ever! Sound desperate. I completely love your blog. I really want to say a lot of thing, but unfortunately, I can’t or if I do that will be in French. ^^ My English sucks really and believe me or not I’m studying English in university this year. I’m gonna change that next year and take something a little bit more French lol... But anyway I’m here to say that I saw the Coca Cola Advert, it’s father Christmas who’s looking at a snow ball of New York, I think, and people in the ball are alive. I usually wait for that too. =) Sorry for my miserable English. =S If you want to help for that, I would be grateful for life.

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  86. love u so much!

    please visit

    fuckthatfashionart.blogspot.com

    cheers

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  87. Mmm that blouse is lovely! I'm a big fan of the floaty blouses with detail around the collars, this is a lovely example. Hmmm will have to have a gander, I never normally go there either! jazzy ♥

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  88. ahh I tried this blouse on on Friday and the only reason I didnt buy it was because it's sleeveless and I'd always have to wear a cardigan or something over the top, its absolutely gorgeous though!

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  89. I just realised the pussybow blouse you linked to in the post is the top I bought instead of buying the black and white one you are wearing!! :)

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  90. you look adorable! I agree with you about asos, they are just spot on right now and seriously have me lusting after everything!! xxx

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  91. love ur outfits :)
    this cup is soooooo cute!
    xxx
    -S

    iwantbestfashion.blogspot.com

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  92. Ahh I have this top too, as I also work in New Look! lol :)

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  93. wow big up to new look.

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

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  94. luv your outfit

    If you wanna buy prom - dresses then visit red prom dresses

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