Friday, January 07, 2011


the girls played mental games

hat: H&M
shirt: new look
skirt: zara
ring: primark
nails: nubar rosso

Lacking motivation today. I was supposed to spend the day doing my dissertation but at 12:30 I was still hanging out in my bed aimlessly trawling the internet. After more procrastination I decided to shift my bum and do some outfit photos. My eye has healed now which is such a relief. I got some eyedrops (cant remember the brand) but they sorted me right out! Im posting this much earlier that I would normally in the hope I will do some university work this afternoon/evening. Rather than spending my time doing this!

Todays post is an example of how something can look amazing in real life, then totally sucky on camera. I always find sheer things the hardest to photograph. There is a quality that I just cant capture properly. I see some people wear sheer things really well in photos, me on the other hand not so much. Ill just keep practicing.

This shirt is absolutely darling, I got it from New Look on one of my many stalks around our store pretending to put things away. I only bought yesterday, hence why the label is still in. I am going to keep it though! Im not 100% sure if I'd always wear it like this. I wanted to pair it with high waisted shorts or even my leather ones. But both have gone mysteriously missing! Someone on Youtube said I was "too chubby" to wear highwasited skirts, Not that I really care (as I'm obvz not fat!) and Im not fishing for compliments or causing drama. Just personally I think high waisted full skirts flatter figures like mine. I have a small waist and wide hips/thighs! I'm actually so happy I found this skirt, I think its just perfect. These kinda skirts look girly without being too much, and hide any food babies! In 2011 I predict the flared highwaisted skirts may take over my H&M body con addiction!

145 comments:

  1. This look is so cute - black and white FTW! Really like the colour of your lipstick here too, perfect!
    xx

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  2. I really love this Lily, that skirt looks great on you ignore the "HATERZZZ"

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  3. I love that blouse, it's so pretty! your waist looks so small here too x

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  4. wow that shirt is lovely! the whole outfit works soo well, i'm loving the monochrome vibe at the mo xxx

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  5. As if someone said that, ha, what a dweeb!
    That blouse is COMPLETELY darling and goes so well with the skirt. I also desperately want a hat like yours for this Summer,

    Rosie x

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  6. Love the look and especcialy the blouse!

    X <3

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  7. oh Lily. I love this. I am a similar shape to you in the sense i have small-ish waist but then my hips and thighs sort of 'explode'. (totally blame hockey) So like you, I like to wear a lot of high/waisted/waist-cinching clothing and think it is very flattering.This is just a lovely outfit. :) xx

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  8. very beautiful your outfit, especially the chic that gives the hat, is Magnificent ...

    http://elblogdemaydani.blogspot.com/

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  9. Such a cute outfit Lily, love the black and white! I'm liking the video too, you're so bloody gorgeous miss, that youtube commenter should've gone to Specsavers, clearly. Sally x

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  10. This is a really nice outfit, really stylish. Love the hat,

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  11. I love this outfit on you, and I was just thinking as I saw the pictures how nice your figure looked in this skirt! High waisted things suit you, and I think look great with things tucked in to them :-) They don't have many sizes of the shirt left online, I need to get my hands on it! :-D x
    http://phhoebee.blogspot.com/

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  12. This outfit is perfect. Love the collar, and that skirt looks amazing on you x

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  13. I love the outfit Lily, and your Makeup looks so stunning & flawless! And both the body con skirt and the highwaisted skirt look amazing on you, so either or either :)

    x

    http://chantellemakeup1.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ahh I love this outfit so much. It looks so good! I have that shirt too, was so shocked when I saw it in new look. Its very topshoppy lol. Chubby? Please, that person needs to have an eye test.

    xo

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  15. I really love your outfit! and video too:] Please continue to post your video~!

    http://daisyhill149.blogspot.com

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  16. Your hair looks fresh and re-ombred and as if you are too fat to wear a high waisted skirt, people are so mean and judging you can just imagine what that lovely person looks like can't you. Love your outfit, black and white rules xxx

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous outfit. I love the hat! xx

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  18. Aw lovely outfit, I have the Topshop version of that top (it's actually a dress but i always wear it as a top with a high waisted skirt) so good choice!
    I can't believe someone said you were chubby! People are so rude over the internet! hahaha.
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  19. woah, a lovely lovely outfit!
    stunning combination as usual!
    xox

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  20. I adroooreee this outfit ^^
    Love the hat, love the peter pan collar, love the black and white combination, love it all <3

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  21. oh and you are not chubby!
    I think you have a great body :)

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  22. Brilliant outfit! The hat just makes the outfit look different. Abi x

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  23. i really like this looks...simple, yet really cute. and i know you already know this, but that comment was just foolish and rude. keep doing what you are doing!

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  24. hahaha chubbs?! Are they freakin blind?

    Love that shirt, off to hunt it down on NL. x

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  25. Words cannot explain how much I LOVE this! I am SO buying the top xx

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  26. Love the skirt. I've bought a couple of flared high waisted skirts lately but haven't actually worn them yet as I'm so used to my body-con ones.
    Black and white is always a good look - the shirt is lovely. x

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  27. WOOOOOOOO!!!

    Beautiful *-*

    xoxo,coco

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  28. nice hat! ;)))


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  29. Awh Lily I love this, you look gorgeous! Digging that shirt :) xxxx

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  30. I used to do exactly the same when I worked in New Look! It made the day go much quicker :)

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  31. erm high waist skirst DONT suit you??? are they sure they got that right. silly youtube person
    Outfit looks amazinf and love the pale pink lips
    Love Cxx

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  32. A hat is a good look on you - you should try it more often!

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  33. this is probably my favourite out of all your outfits! going to look for that shirt now! :) x

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  34. too chubby to wear high waisted skirts?! you have the perfect figure lily<33

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  35. oh and when i used to work in topshop 90% of the time it was spent perving on the stuff, working in retail ftw!

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  36. Very cute top, great outfit overall, love it!! Glad to hear your eye is better too =)

    Hannah xx

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  37. i love your outfit! its really adorable(:
    that person must be blind! how can you be fat!! and def, high waisted skirts is the way to go for ppl with small waist and a wide hips. (:

    stay confident!

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  38. I really love that shirt, i saw it the other day in new look but they only had size 16+, same on the website :(. This skirt is lovely too, and thats not on zara's website either, you have such good taste in clothes lily!
    xxx

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  39. one of my favourite looks you've posed actually.
    simple colours do work the best and i really want a hat like that so it was sold to me from the beginning.

    and you are definitely not fat.
    not everyone is 6ft with a long waist. i can confirm this.

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  40. God how stupid are some people!! Obviously you already know this but you're by no means chubby AT ALL. People need their head's examining if they think that!

    Beautiful outfit as always, I was umming and ahhing over whether to get that blouse last time I was in New Look. Once again, you've convinced me to part with my cash ;)

    Lesley-Jane
    x

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  41. I've seen that shirt in the sop and I know what you mean, it looks waaay better in the flesh. Really cute outfit, I'm glad the peter pan collar trend is here to stay x

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  42. LOLZ at the person who called you are "too chubby". You need to find the brand of those eyedrops because obviously the person who said that to you needs their eyes fixing! Well that's a foul and stupid thing to say, I think high waisted skirts look really nice on you, and I agree, my H&M bodycon skirt is being tucked away nowadays! :)
    xxx

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  43. i absolutely love this outfit! and the skirt is lovely :)
    you're not chubby in the slightest, that person is obviously blind! xxxx

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  44. I LOVELOVELOVE this. The skirts lovely, the shirt is lovely and together I love them too. I know the feeling with motivation, but hey- at least you look good whilst not feeling motivated!

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  45. you look amazing ! i hate you for it !
    <3<3<3

    adriennestyle.blogspot.com

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  46. That person on youtube is talking crap - for one thing, you're not chubby, and also it looks great! Love the shirt too! And you look so cute in your video. x

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  47. Think this is my favourite outfit from you in a while! It's so simple but SO good. Very chic. It must look even better in real life then!

    I can't believe someone called you chubby :/ some people are so strange. I wish my skirt like that hadn't shrunk :(

    Good luck with your dissertation.
    xxx

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  48. really want that skirt! haha x

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  49. i'm in the exact same boat with procrastination. I have two A3 sized boards to be filled with paintings of fruit and shit to be done by Tuesday.
    Have i started any of it? no.
    have i even bought fruit and other stuff to paint? no.
    I planned to get most of it out of the way today, i even woke up early in the hope it might motivate me a little but it didn't. The internet is a bad bad bad thing when you have to get work done.
    Good luck getting it all finished though! & your outfit looks so adorable today!
    xxx

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  50. Love the shirt so so much, I have an addiction to peter pan collars!xxx

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  51. I think high waisted skirts flatter me much better as well, I can't do skirts that just sit at the waist, makes me look pretty wide! Glad to hear your eye is much better :)

    I'm also loving the peter pan shirt, I'm incredibly obsessed with the style! Topshop do loooads of Peter Pan style dresses and what not.

    xx

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  52. love it! you look so cute. can't believe someone called you chubby.. ridiculous. x

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  53. Really love this outfit! Good work ;) xx

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  54. love love love the shirt! this is a great outfit. :)

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  55. I love this outfit to pieces, but the shirt is hands down my favourite piece!

    I also love your make up here!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  56. Haha food babies - must say I get those too. Actually really loving this outfit and this kinda thing isn't usually my cup of tea but you look fab. And I back you on the high waisted skirt suiting you argument X

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  57. ohhh I love this outfit and your make up so much. deffo the best pictures of you. I have the opposite shape, a fairly normal sized waist but tiny hips so my waist doesn't stand out at all uh.
    xx

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  58. gorg! Deffo keep the top and btw if you are chubby i am obese! haha! Don't mind the haters honestly! What kind of camera or set up do you use to photograph your looks? Thanks xx laila

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  59. i looooooooooove the blouse! and i absolutely get where you're coming from i have wide hips too ....

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  60. love the look, i am glad that there is someone out there that procrastinates as much as me....i spend waaaay to much time on my laptop every morning, it's just so much more fun that working :P

    I also awarded you with the "trendy blog award"

    check it out

    eden from creativelovechild

    xx

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  61. firstly.. no way are you chubby!

    i always wear high waisted skirts too, skirts at the hip always make me look wider!

    really love the sheer blouse!

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  62. The make looks nice and I love the outfit! Especially the shirt :)
    The skirt has pockets? I looked like it in the video!

    XOXO
    http://itscocovintage.blogspot.com/

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  63. Omgosh I can't believe someone said your chubby. Your not, your a size weight and they are either fat or a horriable person that is stick thin and thinks if your not a size zero your fat. Anyway great post, another lovely outfit

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  64. I meant to say nice weight lol
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  65. I've had my eye on this shirt in New Look also. I think the outfit works really well together! :)
    I've always thought high waisted skirts flatter people with shape rather than 'Boyish' figures or very thin people anyway. They point out the slimest part of everyones figure, the waist! So that person doesn't know what they're on about!

    xx

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  66. As if someone said you was chubby! thats actually funny because your really not!
    I love your outfit posts! you dress amazingly :)
    I'm very glad to read that you don't care what people think of your wieght :D its good to finally read a women saying she doesn't care instead of moaning about she looks! you are inspirational.

    www.tea-an-toast@live.co.uk

    xxx

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  67. This is a lovely outfit Lily! Perfect.

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  68. wow,i love your outfits <3

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

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  69. What a lovely inspirational post! This outfit screams 'Oliver Twist' at me, haha. Definately keep that top, is lovely, and really suits you, would be a shame to take it back. Whomever had the nerve to call you 'too chubby' is a total low-life, you have a lovely figure! xx

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  70. love the shirt! have a thing about peter pan collars at the moment. x

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  71. that top is gorgeous!
    doesn't look like a new look type of thing? but still - i love it.

    amy xoxo
    http://ismellfashion.blogspot.com

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  72. That shirt and hat are so cute and personally I think your sheer blouse looks fine, theres nothing to worry about and you soo suit high waisted skirts. Fact ;)
    x


    caetc.blogspot.com

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  73. You look abso stunning in these photos! And the skirt completely suits you! Ignore what anyone says

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  74. I LOVE this look! My favourite so far! And as if you're 'chubby', I'd love to see who left that comment, spiteful/jealous biatch!
    Burn the Blonde

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  75. Yeah I agree, after buying loads of bodycon skirts I'm just waiting for them to go out of fashion soon! That will be a sad day :( although I do really like the flared ones. They look really 60s which I loveeeee. Just bought one from asos actually (as well as a bodycon uh ohh!)

    Chloe... x

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  76. Im still in shock that somebody actually called you chubby!the cheek.......i think the high waisted skirts look lurvely on you!some people are such....**** well i dont want to say the actual word!

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  77. Amazing outfit, definitely up there with one of my favourites of mine!

    Ugh, balls to whoever called you 'chubby' (pardon the french), nothing but jealousy!

    xoxo.

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  78. I love this! So cute :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  79. Oh my god, just ignore whatever idiot said u were chubby. They are obviously blind!

    Love this shirt. Try using 'Toycamera' programme to make an effect on photos that help with this sort of soft look.


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    xx

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  80. I love this outfit, you do have a lovely waist! Keep showing it off, love the top.I saw it today, but didnt have it in my size. x

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  81. It looks great Lily and I think it's really flattering on you.

    Full skirted with nipped in waists are all I wear and they definitely flatter my pear shape!

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  82. That blouse is lovely! And that person on YouTube is completely twisted! Those skirts look flawless on you!

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  83. I agree about the skirts suiting your figure, I really like high waisted flare out skirts too for my figure.

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  84. Love how you paired that top with the skirt. And chubby??!! ... you're definitely not.. high-waisted skirts look really good on you! x

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  85. Oh my Goodness you look so absolutely gorgeous in this b/w look! Cute as a button! :)

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  86. I was going to buy that shirt a while back, it looks lovely on you! Ah some people are silly. I think it's a flattering shape, I'm the same and have a smaller waist and bigger bum and thighs and I wear high waisted skirts alot too.

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  87. Lovely shirt! and fear not, it photographs fine!

    Whoever that was on YouTube is talking absolute sh*t. I have a similar figure to yours and I have always heard that people like us need to emphasise our small waists by creating an hour glass shape. And you are not chubby. Listen not to that fool x x

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  88. high waisted skirts are great on you girl! especially if you have a thin/hourglass waist, they really show it off!

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  89. The blouse is beautiful, love the collar! Definitely don't listen to who ever said you can't wear high waisted things. I am exactly the same as you (small waist big hips) and high waisted things suit me much better than anything else! Also, you look great in whatever you wear! xo

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  90. I love this black and white outfit! effortlessly chic:) The hat is my favorite!

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  91. I have this top and it is lush, wore it in a very similar way to you! Loving the hat though! Good post :)

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  92. I really love your style! I have never posted any comment because I don't speak very good english and I don't want just to say: vey pretty or nice photo...
    Your oufits are absolutly perfect, before I followed your blog I couldn't wear skirts or dresses because in the village I live people is always saying things to others but I don't know... I read your posts and each time I have more confidence in myself! Sorry it's stupid! Anyway, the only problem I found is... I never can see the shoes you are wearing!!! haha I would like to see it :-)
    PS: I like so much your new videos.

    Marta, xxx

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  93. You look absolutely fabulous, especially in high waisted full skirts! This blouse looks fabulous as well. I think the photos turned out very well!

    Also, I love the videos you've been posting lately! They add a whole new perspective!

    Thank you for all of your help with my blog. As a new blogger, it has been absolutely appreciated! <3

    <3 Ashley

    AcuteObsession.blogspot.com

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  94. WHAT, that person's crazy, you're not chubby at all! I really love this look by the way (and that song from the title :)

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  95. i love your skirt! how much was it?
    Really beautiful outfit lily! And you do NOT look chubby xxxxx

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  96. That outfit is darling! You look beautiful in high-waisted skirts...are people crazy? You have a great figure. I'm glad your eye healed!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  97. your blog is so inspirational lily!
    i wouldn't have gotten into the blogging world if it wasn't for you. <3

    http://elsavenue.blogspot.com/

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  98. that skirt look great on you lily so don't bother about sad people who have nothing better to do than bring others down! im heavier on the bottom so i tend to wear high waisted skirts like these too, they're so flattering and hide any lumps and bumps!

    you look adorable!

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  99. i really don't know many people who don't look good in highwaisted anything if it's the right fabric and fit. if you can't say anything nice, say something nice anyway!

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  100. Really gorgeous, I would love to have your wardrobe, you always look amazing :) xox

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  101. Cannot believe anyone would call you chubby! You look beautiful and I love your outfits!

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  102. The peter pan collar is darling!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  103. WHAT? I can't believe that person from youtube calling you chubby? Your Definitely not.People like that really annoy me! Anyway you look fantastic , love the whole outfit. Your so stylish. The pictures and video turned out really good. :)

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  104. This outfit looks gorgeous on you!

    For the record no way are you chubby, but for curvy, hourglass girls (like me too!) highwaisted skirts are the perfect item as the flatter the waist which is normally the narrowest part of the body and then skim wider hips beautifully.

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  105. Wow you look amazing, the outfit is so cute and your skin looks flawless!!

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  106. This outfit looks absolutely amazing on you, and I love the whole black and white thing.
    I also really like the flared highwaisted skirt.

    By the way, I love your blog and I really enjoy reading your posts.

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  107. Just got this blouse yesterday as well, it really is adorable! What a nasty comment, that's horrible! And in my opinion, with the right styling you can rock any garment, regardless of your figure, I especially love my high-waisted shorts and skirts, oh well...Good luck with your dissertation, should be working on mine as well, yet I always end doing something else.
    xxx

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  108. Beautiful thing! :)
    Which blush do you use, it looks pretty cute?

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  109. Gaylord - calling you chubby is like calling Kerry Katona a good role model - it's just ridic. Whoever said that probably wants a poke in the eye. God forbid anyone like that ever reads my blog - they'd be horrified! And it would be my pleasure to horrify them!

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  110. Love that top - I have such a peter pan collar fetish right now! And that skirt is so cute. I like high waisted skirts a lot, I actually think being a bit chubs doesn't mean you can't wear them - not that you are at ALL, a blind person could see that! But from my perspective, I have a bit of a belly but high waisted skirts show off my small waist but hide the belly. It's all good!

    Dying to go shopping at the mo now that all the shops have new stuff in but I'm so poor after Christmas I'm forbidden. So depressing!

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  111. such a perfect outfit. also ignoramus commenter from youtube, there's literally no such thing as being too chubby for highwaisters, if anything thats exactly the kind of shape they are perfect for!!

    love this style of skirt, but sometimes theyre a pain to wear out and about because the slightly breeze will have you flashing your bum! xx

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  112. Oh God, I thought I was the only one who had the problem of "it looks amzing on real life but in camera sucks!" I mean, you dont have it, at least not for me, but I see what you mean.

    The shirt is really lovely, im looking for a similar one.

    Hope you eye get well soon!

    kisses from spain
    xoxo

    Cynthia

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  113. That blouse is really snazzy! I love the contrasting collar and the length of the sleeves are to die for!

    I also really love that lipstick color! It really suits the rest of your outfit, and you def. have the confidence to pull of a nude lip perfectly.

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  114. I love the peter pan collars! You always have so many fabulous tops!

    http://isabellasfashion.blogspot.com

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  115. so freaking cute! I'm totally loving the hat. great outfit love! x

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  116. GORGEOUS outfit! My god I want that top. x

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  117. glad you're not one to take notice of nasty remarks! AS IF you're too chubby for high waisted stuff. Eurgh.
    the whole outfit is gorgeous. the skirt is SO CUTE. how's it feel being out of the bodycon? haha. i always find with flowy skirts, i can't tell whether they're tucked up in my tights or not! i like the reassuring tightness of the bodycon!
    X

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  118. Lovely outfit. <3 Simple, but gorgoeus.

    And as for procastination... I suffer from that, too, and I made it my NYR to get over that, but I'm already failing at it again. :/

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  119. 135 comments - crikey! Lilz (if I may call you that, ha!) this outfit is seriously amazetowns. I love the flairy black skirt. I think it's super flattering and hella sexy to boot x

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  120. Love your outfit!! Again.. Haha you have amazing sense of style! I love how it's casual and it's not like an high-fashion style. Basically your look is wearable. :) Lovely site!

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  121. Adorable as heck. I love everything about this outfit; especially the fact that you're wearing a hat, which I think is quite rare! (:

    And high-waisted skirts ARE perfect for your body type (I should know, I have the same). Besides, with these things, there's no real cookie-cutter sort of rule that tells you what will or will not look good.

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  122. I absolutely love this boyish but also girly style on you. I think it's perfect.

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  123. I love it !

    http://theprettylittleliars.blogspot.com/

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  124. You are so cute! You look like a fabulous person to hang around with, plus your style is so chic. Love everything about it :)

    x

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  125. I'm not usually a 'hat person' but this one suits you and I kind of want one now too, haha.

    http://francesca-xo.blogspot.com/

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  126. i love this look! it's got such a kind of vintage-ey feel to it!

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  127. love the peter pan top there just so cute!

    http://lostinafanasy.blogspot.com/

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  128. you look goregeous! your hat looks soo cute on you xxx

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