Friday, January 14, 2011


scruffy mcscruffscruff




skirt: H&M
top: topshop
scarf: zara

I know I look a little bit trampy in this, Hardly the most stylish outfit I've ever worn, to be honest I dont even like it that much. I'm a ill, lethargic and just needed a throw on and go outfit today because I've been working my butt off doing university work. I'm currently juggling a dissertation, a YCN breif, a DA&D breif, a rebranding breif as well as a 42 page layout brochure. God knows how I'm going to work in Graphic Design in the future.

For those who will ask about how I put my hair up. There is no secret to it, all I do is scoop it up and put it on top of my head in a ball. No method, just trial and error really! I don't get it right everytime. Like everything I do its just a case of doing it till it works. I cant really say it enough, I really do anything to my hair, I use no products, I backcomb a little, Its naturally straight but looks wavy because it just gets messier between washes. I know alot of people think my hairs perfect, But I hate it. You dont see it from the back, which is just a dreaded, matted mess. You can even see a baby dred poking out in the last photo!

I was featured in The Times the other day,  Alongside Selina and Carrie. I was so flattered to be asked to write a little bit about my idea of fashion in 2011. I obviously talked about colour, Which is my big thing at the moment! Was amazing to get a bit of mainstream press! My Mum was so proud!

122 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    Love Lois

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  2. I like your 'scruffy mcscruffscruff' look Lily, you look effortless but in a really, really good way. Saw your piece in The Times - it's no easy feat getting into a national newspaper so big congratulations! Sally x

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  3. Wow congrats on The Times!!

    I love this outfit, sometimes the simplest ones work so well

    T x

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  4. so so great that you're in The Times - i mean there is no greater paper! along side carrie too (i've never been on that other blog - quickly doing it after this)

    well done

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  5. little baby dread <3 lol. At least you make an effort to get ready wen doing uni work, im currently still in my pjs (lazyyyyy) so i admire you there.
    ah its so cool you got in the time! you deserve it.

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  6. i love the scruffy look. Colours are lovely together and your hair is gorgeous

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  7. Well done on the Times article Lily! I absolutely love your scarf, i've been looking for one in a similar colour all winter! x

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  8. Aww i kinda like the shabbiness of the outfit! It looks pretty cool!
    Your make up looks flawless as usual.....even tho your ill!
    Thanks for doing a post!
    Get well soon xxx

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  9. Congratulations on getting yourself into the Times, i read your article, very inspirtational!
    This outfits cuteee, very casual but still stylish!
    xx

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  10. Aw I really like this. Especially the colour of the scarf and the jumper together. Love your hair like that too. Hope you feel better soon and you get all your work done :)

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  11. You look like you make a lot more effort than I do to do uni work! Your hair looks good!

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  12. Your 'scruffy' look is better than most people's everyday outfits probably, haha!
    Congratulations on the piece, it looks perfect.

    Rosie x

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  13. Congratulations on your success and being featured in the Times! You don't really look that ill in these photographs. When I'm ill, I don't even bother with makeup, dressing nice, etc. So kudos to you!

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  14. Congrats at getting mentioned in The Times.
    I have this scarf too and absolutely love it, although it puts fluff everywhere!
    Kate
    X

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  15. I think the outfit still looks great! So comfy! And I love the scarf! Congrats on The Times!

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  16. cute outfit (^^) love your hair'~ wish my hair will grow long enough to tie it up like yours (:

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  17. congratulatons about being in the times, such an accomplishment! your camera is so good, i need a dslr in my life! xo

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  18. what a lovely blog! and you are so gorgeous!

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  19. Love your hair, and the colour's in this outfit are lovely. Sorry to hear you haven't been well, but congrats on your bit for The Times x

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  20. I think the outfit looks cute! I love a bit of comfy casual.
    I linked on Twitter when the paywall for the Times was down so my followers could have a gander at famous Lilz and co! I was rather jelly, but maybe if I stop looking a bit ropey and slagging fashion off, someone will request my expertise! Haha.
    <3

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  21. love this cosy outfit!! :) when i do my hair like that it tends to give me a headache! lol im sure ur mum was so proud! xo

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  22. your legs look so long in the first picture! you look good seeing as i you've mentioned before you're quite short. congratulations on the times feature! xx

    oh and totally know how the dreaded/matted underside of hair is like, mine's just the same!

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  23. congrats on the times sweet. That's so exciting. I really love the colour of the scarf-think it looks lovely against ur skin tone.
    hope you feel better soon. Everyone seems run down and poorly atm, me included. Fingers crossed we get some sunshine soon,think we all need some vitamin d!

    xox sfc

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  24. your legs look so long in the first picture! you look good seeing as you've mentioned before you're quite short. congratulations on the times feature! xx

    oh and totally know what the dreaded/matted underside your hair is like, mine's just the same!

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  25. Congrats, how brilliant getting in The Times. :D
    You scruff up well dear. x

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  26. Which ycn/ D&AD brief are you doing?
    I am in my third year doing graphics as well doing the competition briefs. I am doing the ycn Glayva one.

    Emma x

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  27. You make a fabulous scruff! I love the colour of the scarf, very cosy looking too! Congrats on the Times piece!! X
    Burn the Blonde

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  28. Oh, darling, nobody ever really likes their hair! I happen to like yours quite a bit, because to me me it looks as if you rolled out of bed and managed to make it look great. I love that look! Anyway, I'm rambling... Congrats on the feature! You must be excited. Hope you're feeling better soon! Drink lots of tea :)

    x

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  29. I really like the outfit, it's easy and comfy but stylish nonetheless.
    I think it's the scarf that does it!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  30. NO WAY! I'm doing the D&AD/YCN thing too, not sure what to pick yet, really wanna do the Disney one but I can't do animation :( you look fine, wouldn't guess you were ill! Colours look nice together! x

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  31. Congrats on making it into The Times, that's pretty amazing!

    Good luck with handling all of your work, all the stress will be worth it in the end, right? :) x

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  32. Congrats on being featured in The Times, that's incredible! Sorry to hear you're ill, hope you get better soon.

    Love that scarf. I so find that with topknots too, sometimes they look amazing-scruffy and sometimes they just look weird-scruffy. I think it's just luck!

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  33. the blue colour looks really cute on you!

    X
    http://fillmylittlecloset.blogspot.com/

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  34. I bet she was proud! It was fantastic to see you in print.x

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  35. aww, such a cute outfit! beautiful!
    <3

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  36. Congrats on being featured! Love the outfit :) I know you said that you hate your hair, but this style looks really good on you! x

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  37. I really love the scarf. I need one like that.




    www.shevahh.blogspot.com

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  38. Well done on your article in The Times!
    Although you say you look a mess in that picture, I think you look good! I like the slight scruffy/I didn't try too hard look!

    www.rhiiwn.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  39. Congratulations on the Times, that is really REALLY cool :)

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  40. ahh! that's so fantastic that you were in the times! that's amazing! congratulations! that quite a big achievement at 20 years old! (or at any age for that matter!) xx

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  41. congrats on the times hon! thats brilliant!

    love your hair, x

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  42. I love the simplicity of this :) was pondering the jumper but i don't think knitwear purchasing is a good idea for me this late in the game. Time to start panic buying maxis in time for summer...

    Totally know what you mean about top -knots! It's like- you throw a bobble round your hair and see what happens, no tutorial required...

    congrats on the times too! x

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  43. I love the jumper... simple things are often the best!

    x

    http://thecapsulewardrobeproject2011.blogspot.com/

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  44. I like that outfit! How did you do your hair?

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  45. Congratulations! And I LOVE your outfit, so effortless, yet so great! I especially dig the mustard-blue combo, it looks perfect together :)
    Good luck with the uni stuff, I'm off to write an essay :P (so I know how you feel :))
    Love, Andrea
    http://doortopemberley.blogspot.com/

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  46. Oh congrats! and by the way, i love the outfit, and your hair!
    XXX

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  47. I love your hair in this way.
    And I would die for hair like yours

    !!!!

    Adore you Blog! ♥

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  48. hahah the title made me laugh. Thats so amazing man. How did you go about getting it?

    Helen, X
    PICK ME - http://intern.elleuk.com/index.php//contestants/helen-turnbull

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  49. I'm the same with my hair, the trial and error process really winds me up though ha.
    Congrats on the times.

    http://threeblackcrowns.blogspot.com/

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  50. I remember last year of uni, it's pretty hideous having all that work but you'll get there and when it's over you'll feel so great about what you achieved.

    If your hair is still really matted the back you should try using a moisturiser treatment, I'm sure it'll turn your dreads into smooth locks in no time =)

    Hannah xx

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  51. You have a great face to pull off the high bun! I wish it suited me!

    The colour combination of your outfit is amazing on the eyes! You look really stylish (even though you don't think so!) yet comfortable!

    I'm dreading my disseratation next year but it will all pay off for you and well done about the getting in The Times! Bet you can't believe it!

    Katie. x

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  52. congradulations!
    you really deserve it :)

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  53. congrats on the article! it must be a wonderful feeling! I absolutely love your blog because i feel its different from all the others (the big famous ones) because i feel like they all talk about the same thing.
    Don't ever stop :)


    And I agree on your advice about trying to be original on your blog... I try to be.

    entre2mode.blogspot.com

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  54. I love how simple your outfits are!
    and congrats on the feature, well deserved!
    Krissy xoxo

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  55. a very sophisticated outfit I loved especially the scarves I love that style!
    http://elblogdemaydani.blogspot.com/

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  56. congratulations! hope you feel better soon, you still look gorgeous though. if only i were the same x

    lauren-pereira.blogspot.com

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  57. Love the way the scarf and top work together. Sorry about all the workload I am experiencing a brief period of no exams so I am very pleased.

    www.caledoniandreams.blogspot.com

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  58. If I looked like this in my scruffs, I would be a happy girl. Congrats on the piece in The Times xx

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  59. Congratulations!!!!!!

    great achievement- you deserve it!!!

    xxx

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  60. Congratulations on being featured in The Times - that's amazing!
    My hair gets really matted at the back too...it's so embarassing when I go to the hairdressers and they have to try to detangle it :/ x

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  61. Congratulations!! That's so good!! Hopefully some of that good look will rub off on me - it's my 2011 goal to get an article published!!

    Try not to let the uni work get you down, it's worth it in the end!!

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  62. i love this look it looks so pretty and effortless :) congratulations on being featured! xx

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  63. Congrats dear! You look gorgeous :)

    xx
    www.lluviaforallseasons.com

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  64. aww at your mum being proud; euck at being ill with so much work; you still look gorgeous though! i love thick knit scarves, so warrm and yummy. xxxZ

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  65. I read about The Times thing on Selina's blog - congratulations!
    You say you don't look stylish, but you look no less lovely than usual haha :)
    Love the scarf in particular,

    amy xoxo
    http://ismellfashion.blogspot.com

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  66. Loves the this! You always have lovely outfits! :) x

    http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  67. Congrats again on The Times big brain! It's great to see really class bloggers getting mainstream recognition.
    I always get asked how I've done my top knot too and I think people are disappointed that there's no miracle behind it!

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  68. I love this outfit, it's simple, yet cute! Loving the hair too!
    Congrats on your mini feature in the times x

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  69. your hair is SO lovely! do you tease it at all? I think my hair isn't long or thick enough to create a bun like that, sadly.

    M.

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  70. Love your casual look, your hair looks lovely.

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.goodwillhuntingg.com

    Runway Inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana

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  71. A comfy, simple outfit - why overcomplicate it! I love your hair in a top bun and congrats on the feature! :) x



    caetc.blogspot.com

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  72. I love how this is effortless, yet still very beautiful. Get well soon..

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  73. wow! well done..
    your effortlessly gorgeous
    jealous of your hair mine is the complete opposite..a frizzy curly mess!

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  74. cute look still though :)

    http://lostinafanasy.blogspot.com/

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  75. ahh thats so exciting, congratulations!
    and i would really love your hair, this will sound weird but i think dred-ish hair can look nice?

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  76. Love your hair and outfit. Sorry you've been unwell and well done on your bit of The Times xxx

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  77. I adore the cropped jumper, you look cute dressing casual too :) (And your hairstyle is effortlessly amazing, love how low-maintenance it is.)

    Good luck with all that busy work, and congrats dear on the feature!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  78. I love this look and that scarf is lush. My hair is also always matted because I hardly ever brush it (yep I am lazy skank haha) and I constantly wear scarves which I swear makes it even worse, I kinda don't mind it though, until I decide to brush it x

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  79. Your hair really does look gorgeous like this, mine never seems to go like that. Liking the outfit too :-) x
    http://phhoebee.blogspot.com/

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  80. lol to the baby dread. congratulations on your feature, such an accomplishment :)

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  81. I love that outfit! Looks so comfy but yet styled very well! loVE LoVe LOVE it!!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  82. Scruffy looks great on you! And you may have inspired me to try the messy top knot again:)

    xx

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  83. Your outfit is great! You look comfy and definitely not in the "you look tired, and your floor probably picked out your outfit" kind of way.

    What is it that you use to make your skin look so dewy? I'm envious over here!

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  84. I really enjoy reading your blog! I've been following for a while but just recently started an account. I'm glad to see a person like you, who most girls can relate to, is being recognized! Congrats :)

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  85. Lily, seriously you look fabulous- don't think otherwise! This look is totally effortless, along with your hair which I love, and that's exactly what makes it so stylish. Sometimes outfits don't need all that "glam" but they're just perfect the way they are, like this.

    Goodness girl, you've got quite the load of school work. I'm right there along with you, and am feeling that blah feelin all too often. Hang in there!

    XXXO
    M

    Bloggerista Book Club

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  86. I actually really like your hair! And the color is great too, ombre <3 Nice title =)
    Congrats!!! Thats amazing! Wish you more success in the future!
    Bellesme

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  87. very simple but very nice look :)


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

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  88. Another great look Lilly :)

    Congrats on getting into the time.. I saw your tweetpic so I was wondering where you were featured.

    xx

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  89. Congrats, Lily:]
    Btw, i wanna write about you as my favorite blogger on my blog! Can I do it? I wanna put some your pics on my blog;]

    http://daisyhill149.blogspot.com

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  90. I love your hair messy and up! :)

    Enter my MAC giveaway, where you can win 5 Lipsticks whatever colours you like!! xx

    http://throughtheeyesoflaura.blogspot.com/2011/01/mac-giveaway.html

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  91. you don't look trampy at all! it is actually such a nice outfit :) you have such nice cheekbones as well aha.
    congratulations on your article in the times! xoxo

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  92. wow, how come I missed you in the times? (my future MIL gets it and I sneakily read it every weekend) was it in the sunday paper?

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  93. you have THE most fantastic hair!
    gorgeous!

    xx

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  94. That's a much bigger effort than what I do on my "off" days. And congrats on being in the Times :) No wonder your mum's proud. x

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  95. SO GORGEOUS! Cute and casual. Love it!

    xo sarina

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  96. I actually really like your outfit! haha love the scarf! congratulations on your feature in The Times! xx

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  97. Hey, just came across your blog.
    Love that you've got some design stuff going on too.

    I've got a very new blog, literally a week old. If you could check it out that would be lovely.

    www.lockstockstyle.blogspot.com

    cheers x

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  98. You look great, hardly scruffy at all!

    And congrats on being in the Times, thats amazing! x

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  99. Even when you're feeling poorly, you never fail to look great :)
    love the top knot. It really suits you with your hair like that.

    xox

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  100. Lovely outfit !

    x
    http://inanothercornerofparadise.blogspot.com/

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  101. ahhhhhh, your hair is adorable!
    Rockin' the top bun. ;)

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  102. When I saw about the Times feature. I quickly took out my newest edition of Times.

    Congratulations!
    You always give me great fashion inspiration! I always hope to be like you! :D

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  103. I love hair tied up like this. I can only get mine to look semi-presentable when I tie it up just before I'm about to go to bed or get in the shower or something, fml.
    <3

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  104. Congratulations to your article in the times!
    I have to admit, that I'm in love with your hair,too. I just love the faded out colour, especially with the more or less matching scarf!
    Love,Jojo

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  105. I like this look. It's simple but great for everyday, especially when you're in a rush to leave the house.

    It's definitely something I'd wear to uni... in fact, I've probably worn something similiar in the past.

    P.S. I wish my hair would look good in a messy bun but it's too fine - darn.

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

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  106. Such a cute scarf!

    May x

    www.worldofmay.blogspot.com

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  107. I like this hairstyle on you ! And I totally get what you mean, being a Graphic Design student is so stressful, especially if you try to combine it with a job ! I hope you do good on your assignments :) xo

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