Friday, January 21, 2011


orange cross body



bag: topshop
top: H&M 
nails: nubar rosso
OMNOMNOM. I love the smell of leather. Bought myself a new little bag this week. I've had a sudden urge to downsize my bags and get a smaller one. Mainly so I can put my hands in my pockets and just sling it over me rather than have to hold my bag! I bought this lovely little thing from Topshop. Its actually very orange, which was part of the reason I was so drawn to it in the first place. I think it would be the perfect contrast to the types of clothes and colours I like wearing at the moment!

After a Twitter chat with Gem I realized what I should do during my time off. Go to London Fashion Week of course! So I went ahead and booked the last two weeks of February off and then the last two of March (university deadlines, boo!) Im not really not that into fashion*~ but its all about the experience isnt it. Im looking at it as a chance to actually learn something about fashion, trends and most importantly networking! Now my obvious dilemma is choosing something to wear!

Just a little note. If Irene reads this, Please come back. Feel free to email me if you want a chat about everything, we all miss you <3

86 comments:

  1. I'm loving little leather bags like that at the moment<3, I miss Irene too! I was emailing her this week and she was saying that she might go on a blogging break for a while, it's awful how haters can make people do things like that, it makes me so angry!xx

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  2. wow how amazing that you're getting to go to fashion week - I'd literally kill to go!

    Also, love that little bag. I usually don't like cross-bodu bags as they normally get stuck between ma boobs and that's never a good look realy... BUT the colour of this is perfect so I might have to make an exception.

    :) xx

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  4. I like the contrast of the orange bag and the black and white outfit.

    I have a red bag I like accessorize with to make my outfit pop a little.

    I'd love to go to fashion week, you'll have to tell us all about it!

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

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  5. Great that you're going to lfw!
    Did you register on the website as press to go?
    xxx

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  6. i bet that bag cost you a small fortune! i hate topshop prices now :o( but it is lush!!

    can't wait to read your report on LFW as an actual real person! lolz

    x

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  7. aaww that bag looks gorgeous! I love the colour of it! It looks great with your black and white outfit. I really miss Irene as well, she is such a lovely girl! Xx

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  8. I love the colour of that bag! It isn't a colour I would wear on clothes but it's nice on a bag to accessorise with.

    I saw on twitter last night about Irene's blog, I never read it but it's sad that someone can be so hurt by hateful comments to delete their blog all together :( The internet can be full of idiots sometimes! They would never say such things face to face. Cowards they are! Hope you come back Irene so I can visit your blog cos I never had chance to! <3

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  9. Orange is my favourite colour so this bag is beautiful! It's so sad about Irene. I honestly hope she re-considers and comes back. Haters are disgusting. Ooh, have a fun time at LFW!

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  10. the bag is gorgeous! I've been searching for months now for a new bag, may have to tk it x

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  11. I LOVE it, I'm loving topshop bags at the mo, I found a perfect apricot satchel yesterday, so want it. I want Irene back too, come back irene!! Have fun at fashion week! Can't wait to see your blogpost on it xxx

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  12. I love little bags but I carry so much crap I need big ones!

    Thats so excited that ur going to Lodnon Fashion week, what a great experience!!

    www.ox-Katie-xo.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  13. Gorgeous bag, and such a fabulous colour! x

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  14. ooh that bag's gorgeous, i need some orange in my wardrobe! and i would love to go to fashion week :)
    amy,x

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  15. The bag is absolutely gorgeous, and such a lovely colour too!

    So so jealous of you going to fashion week too, I would love to go one year!

    Hope you have a great weekend :) xo

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  16. I love your bag!
    xx
    www.mydailylittleinspiration.blogspot.com

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  17. Your cross body looks rather vintage; suprised it's from Topshop! Lovely!

    I miss Irene too, not sure whats happend though! Hope everythings cool beans.

    Enjoy London fashion week you lucky girl!

    Katie. x

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  18. Nice bag and brilliant colour choice! I changed my oversized bags for smaller across body bags a long time ago since I was incapable to find my car keys in them,it helped me to be more organized!jj
    By the way, as it's the first time I comment one of your posts although I've been following you for a while I would like to say that you have a really good writer material, yours is one of the blogs I really take time to read and not just pass by to see the pics! It's entertaining and overall honest! So congrats Lily on your blog and have a blast in LFW!

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  19. That bag is ever so lovely! Small yet sweet! xx

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  20. What an impeccable leather purse, so lovely and versatile! Great find!

    I'm so excited for you that you will be using your vacation time to go to London fashion week. It will be a fun experience that a girl should have in her lifetime!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  21. Love the bag. Hope you have fun at LFW - I went last year and really enjoyed it. x

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  22. gorgeous bag!

    gavinabehindthelens.blogspot.com

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  23. i love it! totally amazing :)
    please follow me (desperate i know)
    www.madeleinebaker.com
    ive only just set up my blog and have no followers!how did you manage to get so many? you inspired me to make my own lily :)
    keep it up!

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  24. urgh you lucky thing going to LFW! Love the bag, I really like the accessories that Topshop have! I like having smaller bags too, and I love anything with pockets lol
    I hope Irene comes back, if you do hear from her any chance you could let us know she's ok? xx

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  25. Super nice bag! It's very chic looking & such a nice colour, especially against monotone. You & Gem should do a blogger's meet-up while you're both in London for Fashion Week! Hinthint ;]

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  26. Love the colour of the bag! I hope Irene does read this post and sees how much everyone misses her. Her blog is one of my favourites and she is such a sweet girl. Come back Irene!!! xx

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  27. I love the color of the bag!!! I've been into bright color bags lately so this is adorable! Especially how it stands out with your top.

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  28. I WANT!
    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  29. Gorgeous bag, what a wonderful choice. I am with you. I also prefer a bag worn across my body like that and having my hands in my pocket. It's so much more freeing. And best of luck with "London Fashion Week" looking forward to reading all about it.

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  30. I love that bag !! It looks amazing, and very trendy.. Small, compact and classic leather !!!

    Good choice !!

    x

    Tara

    Check out my blog:

    www.themixtapejournal.com

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  31. Great colour to make a simple outfit just POP! Looks completely vintage as well :)

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  32. That bag is freaking awesome!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  33. That bag is awesome. I love it!




    www.shevahh.blogspot.com

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  34. Lovely bag - and LFW is amazing - you'll love it! x

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  35. That bag is gorgeous, saw one very similar in Zara today but not in that colour...like it a lot. xx

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  36. such a cute bag! and i was so sad to hear irene had deleted her blog due to hate, i loved reading it and she seemed such a lovely girl! we all need to protest to get her back :) xo

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  37. the bag is gorgeous, such a lovely colour! this time of year I want across body bags too because it really is too cold to not use your coat pockets =)


    Hannah xx

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  38. i would love to go to fashion week in london! i would love to go to london period! haha how exciting!

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  39. The colour of the bag works so well with the colour you have on your nails... I can't wait for pay day!!

    Topshop has some great bags out at the mo.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com/

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  40. Love that bag, I want it soo bad! And verrry jealous of you going to london fashion week ;) Where's irene gone? I friggin love her blog :(
    xx

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  41. I love those topshop bags! But being a poor student its a rare luxury! I hate being unemployed!!!
    Anyway, just wanted to say I love your blog - its always a bright little end to the day to lust over pretty things! Plus you have reignited my love of New Look! x x x

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  42. Cute bag, it looks kind of vintage :)

    xx

    http://wardrobeunderconstruction.blogspot.com/

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  43. in love with how the bag looks against the black n white top,absolutely gorge

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  44. Cute bag, it looks great with that shirt!
    Have fun at fashion week!

    Christie
    http://christieashley.tumblr.com

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  45. I love it when bright-coloured pieces like this pop up a black and white outfit!!

    Love, Lena!

    styleloverlena.blogspot.com

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  46. oooh i need this bag and its lovely orangeyness!! So cute!

    Yay for LFW, i'm hoping to head there myself and somewhat and get caught up in the madness... xxxx

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  47. you can really see the ombre and true blondeness of your hair in the bottom pic. Cute little bag too, perfect for spring. :)

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  48. That orange bag is great, and right on trend. It will really pop next to all the black, and gray you wear.
    My Heart Blogged

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  49. Love the bag!

    Have fun at LFW, you and Gem should definitely do a blogger meet up!

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  50. ar love how 70's this is.
    and LFW wowow. HOW??

    Helen, X
    ELLE INTERN

    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  51. I love that pop of bright color the bag brings! It's definitely goin to brighten up all your outfits:)

    xx

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  52. Love the little bag! I always bring a big bag with me and i feel like i should downsize. But I just bring way too much! Ooo i want to go to London Fashion Week. Would be amazing! Oh :( I want Irene back too! I loved her and her blog. some people are just horrible aren't they? Irene didn't have a bad thing about her and people have done this :( hopefully she'll be back after seeing the pleas people have posted!! xx

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  53. little bags are so much easier, great colour & love the detail on the corners. it's really sad about irene, she's only young aswell, what's wrong with people?! xx

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  54. Loving the bag!!!

    May x

    www.worldofmay.blogspot.com

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  55. I always choose to buy the most horrid bags in the entire world. I mean they look nice from the outside (which is what draws me into them) but from the inside, it's like hell. My books always slump down to the bottom so they're layed out horizontally, when I want them to stand upright. It takes so much work to get out the simplest of things as well, such as my phone. Which is why I'm also planning to buy a different bag, maybe a smaller one but one which will still hold my books. I love your bag choice though, it's lovely. :3

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  56. very nice :)

    http://s-snowhite.blogspot.com/

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  57. wow, love the bag! i've been myself into downsizing my bags recently, so I'm all green with envy for this one. plus the color is just fantastic. looking forward to reading your post about lfw!

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  58. that colour is so unusual and brilliant, and a really nice kind of orange :)
    wow hope you have a good time in fashion week, sounds exciting (if a little pressurizing to find what to wear)

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  59. Lovely bag, I always tend to go for a smaller one! London Fashion Week would be amazing!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

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  60. omgoodness i love all of ur outfits they´re amazing♥

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  61. That bag is borderline amazing, i may have to have it, i love orange accessories!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/

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  62. The bag is so pretty! And the perfect accessory to your black and white look.

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  63. yeah that really is the perfect contrast :). haha i'd be too nervous to go up to anyone and network, please share tips... i hope irene comes back too missing her blog xx

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  64. Gorgeous bag. I love how super-simple it is and I LOVE ORANGE!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  65. Leather is the best thing ever! Yesterday I spent half an hour in a shoe store touching and of course trying on real leather shoe - there's just nothing better than that!

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  66. That bag is gorg.

    If irene gets in contact let us know she's okay, been thinking about her, bloggie ladies gotta stick together <3

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  67. gorgeous bag, perfect size and colour too, I always use across the shoulder bags they're just so much easier to manage. loving the blog

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  68. such a cute bag :)

    first giveaway: Hard Candy makeup products
    at: http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  69. I love this, especially the colour an vintage feel of it <3

    Your nails also look fab!

    xo

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  70. the bag is perfect. I want this one too. =)
    xoxo

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  71. GOD I love your blog:D Youre so beautiful,and you have a nice style, it is like my own..

    Love <3

    Idaschultz.blogspot.com

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  72. The bag is amazing!
    So jealous - I would love to attend London Fashion Week.

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  73. very cute bag
    and yes please irene come back:(((


    i bought a satchel today! check it out on my blog
    http://sophsophsophie.blogspot.com/

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  74. I WANT THIS BAG!! Its would perfectly replace the vintage satche which I'm using atm, held together by a safety pin.

    xo

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  75. Just found out about your blog, and love it! The bag gives a nice pop of color to your black and white ensemble ^^ I myself am not a fan of holding purses and would rather go for messenger bags style, so I definitely know how you feel ^^

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  76. I love that bag it's so gorgeous the colour is such a statement! Love your blog!!

    http://emmawllms.blogspot.com/

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  77. wonderful color!
    It' ll wonderful complete outfits!
    greetings

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  78. Great bag!! I've been looking for one just like that :)

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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