Sunday, January 23, 2011


sunday portrait week 60



001. Went shopping with my Mum today, We always tend to go on a Sunday morning because its not as busy. I didn't really buy much, Only some denim shorts from Topshop, a ton of rings from BHS all reduced to £2 each, some nail foils, tights a skirt from Primark and a tanning mitt. The joys! There wasnt much I really wanted, Im really not loving shopping at the moment. Nothings catching my eye, All I saw was the inevitable nautical/50's look that the shops ALWAYS do for S/S. I'm very much a winter girl, so the idea of getting my legs out and not wearing a cardigan disturbs me!

002. I slept for a whopping 10 and a half hours last night. Im a terrible sleeper, I hardly ever go to bed before 1am, and I have to be up at half 7 most days. Obviously it was taking it toll on me and I went to bed at half 9! I couldnt believe it when I woke up this morning! I still highly reccomend Sleep Cycle if you a iPhone user and a bad sleeper! It really does wakes you up at the right time in the morning so your not a groggy mess!

003. I really want a nice pair of classic black or burgundy loafers. I have my eye on this Topshop pair, this River Island pair and this Office pair. Not that you will ever see them in a outfit post ;) no shoes for u!

004. I'm tempted to go see the Black Swan next week. Although I know its not the type of film I like. Im a total chick flick / American high school / lovey dovey film type of girl. I cant deal with anything to complex or harrowing. I've been reading alot of peoples thoughts on Twitter about it so I thought I'd go see it for myself!

005.  Follow: Stacey & Ellie

PS. HOW EXCITED ARE WE ALL FOR THE NEW EPISODE OF GOSSIP GIRL ON MONDAY/TUESDAY?

106 comments:

  1. I'm the same, I always go to bed so late and wake up early. And then at the end of the week it's all caught up with me and I'm knackered! I have those Topshop loafers. I warn you they have shredded my feet. Very bad blisters hahahha! but i do love them so much. Worth £50!!

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  2. The shirt your wearing is lovely!
    I'm the same as well.. I never have a healthy sleep cycle!.. I'm so excited for gossip girl!

    Maria x

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  3. My friend wants to go watch Black Swan but I'm not to sure about it yet, but it's set out to win an Oscar so must be good, but got my eyes on The Dilemma and Love and other Drugs...x

    http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.com/

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  4. Aaahh GG!! Very excited, that is xx

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  5. I saw Black Swan last night and though it was great, it's a proper pyscological thriller though and not so easy going. Can not wait to watch Gossip Girl on Tuesday morning =) !!!! I bought some loafers from Topshop last year and they were the most uncomfortable shoes ever which is a shame because I love them dearly.


    Hannah xx

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  6. Nice picture!
    You should definitely watch Black Swan. I am not sure what kind of movies you like, but that one is rather good.
    I definitely miss the days where I could sleep that many hours, but they are long gone.

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  7. I know what you mean about going to see Black Swan, it's so not my type of film but the hype is making me so curious! Might have to Orange Wednesday it xx

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  8. I love that shirt! I was going to buy it but I'm glad I didn't, it looks SO much better on you! I got it in cream instead.

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/

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  9. I agree, nautical is EVERYWHERE when SS comes around.
    I also love Winter much much more. :(

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  10. i really want to see black swan too! i'm the same as you film wise, not too sure why i want to see it?! probs to see what all the hype is about. you look absolutely beautiful in that photo xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  11. I have a similair pair of the River Island loafers, and just incase you buy them, they're not the comfiest of shoes! But they're super good looking and go with anything.x

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  12. How stunning do you look miss :) I agree I want to see Black Swan as badly as I want a Krispy Kreme right now! I want to get some loafers and a turban but I cba to shop, online shopping (browsing rather!) is the way foward! Luv yu l0ngtime! xx

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  13. ahh i'm a winter girl too. hate getting my arms and legs out :/
    yayayay cant wait for gg ^_~

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  14. I love girly films aswell but the black swan hype made me watch it. I'm so glad I watched it online and didn't pay to see it because it really didn't live up to the hype. The story just wasn't strong enough, it tried hard but it was bland, just my opinion.

    Also, i agree about S/S in stores, too much nautical!

    :) xx

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  15. love the shirt/top :D
    and the ofice loafers!

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  16. hating the nautical look already. it just flooded into all the shops around me after me knowing it was coming.

    i have that pair from topshop! but in black, i got them in the sale a few weeks ago. the were a pain to break in as i'm not used to shoes being under my ankles (from weeks of winer boots)totally worth buying though.

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  17. i am the same with sleeping, i never get a good nights sleep!

    i also really want to see Black Swan even though its not the type of film i usually go for.

    i LOVE your shirt in the picture, where is that from?

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com
    xox

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  18. black swan is amazing, you should definitely see it. i totally agree with the summer ting, the idea of not wearing a cardigan and black tights is such an alien concept. x

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  19. I'm excited for Black Swan as well-- I will probably be hiding behind my popcorn, I've heard it's a real psychological thriller. Hey, it's been nominated for tons of Academy Awards so it's definitely worth a viewing :)

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  20. ugh, i meant summer thing not summer ting. i could never pull of ting.

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  21. I'm a winter girl too. The thought of having to get my legs out again makes me shudder. I adore those Office loafers, they're in the window of my local Office and I literally stop and swoon when I walk by.

    Penny x

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  22. My sleeps also very bad, i got myself prescribed Melatonin, its a unlicensed tablet for insomnia suffers.(government think it'll cost too much to license) You can buy it on-line or from some chemists. Definitely look into it, it's done wonders for my sleep!
    I totally agree wit you about preferring winter to summer, i hate not wearing a cardi and having my legs out!
    Lovely photo btw xx

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  23. Oh god, Gossip Girl on Tuesday? Now I know what I'm going to be doing while I eat my breakfast...

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  24. So ridiculously excited for Gossip Girl! My life isn't complete without Serena and Blair (although Jenny can disappear, she's even more annoying this season!)

    I've been so disappointed every time I go shopping recently. There seems to be an amazing selection of jewellery and accessories, but the clothes are a little blah. As much as I love the mustards and plum colours, I feel like I have so much tan in my wardrobe. I need colours! Bright colours!

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  25. I'm in love with the River Island loafers, it's not somewhere that I really shop anymore so I'll need to have a look next time I'm passing one.
    I'm exactly the opposite to you when it comes to films, much prefer psychological/action/thriller films to "chick flicks" but I think Black Swan is going to be one of those films that you just NEED to see

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  26. ahhh you're wearing the Topshop shirt I want :)

    gavinabehindthelens.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm with you about the movie thing... I'm not the 'Black Swan' type, but it's getting so much hype that I might end up seeing it as well. The loafers look gorgeous by the way! x

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  28. Pretty picture as usual ! As soon as my exams are done i'm going to see Black Swan too ! xo

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  29. Liking the shirt! I agree about loafers, recently got a pair of black leather ones from work, so comfy and much better than pumps as your feet aren't basically on the ground so it's warmer! The nail foils look good, might have to try them out. Was actually planning on doing black nails with white polka dots tonight! Never watched GG, but everyone tells me I should x

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  30. FINALLY (!) Gossip Girl is returning :) You look really pretty on that picture. I'm dying for your eyebrows! How do you do them?
    Have a great day.
    Love Lois

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  31. I need to get to Primark and get some of those nail foils and see if I can use them - I didn't want to spend £6 on the ones from ASOS so i'm glad there are some cheaper ones around! xxx

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  32. You look lovely! As always.

    I've recently been buying a lot of rings from BHS too! many of them are reduced too, can't believe it. They had the silver wing ring that Galibardy & Topshop had for 2 quid! BARGAIN! xx

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  33. I'm the same with sleep; esp since not being at uni for so long, I can't get to sleep early like I used to these days. I feel as if time is going by so fast that I want to cram as much into the day as possible in a way.

    Those loafers from topshop are lovely, I want them myself and £50 doesn't seem too steap as they look rather well made.

    Black Swan is getting tons of hype, its not my sort of film either so I doubt I'll see it.. or I'll wait till its released on dvd!

    You look beautiful in your photo by the way, loving the full brows!

    Katie. x

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  34. I really want to see Brighton Rock but it's not out for a few weeks. It's set in the 60s so the fashion will be amazing well worth checking out. Let us all know what you think of Black Swan, there were mixed reviews on film 2011 today so I don't know if I want to see it xx

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  35. Shopping had been so bluurgh for me as well recently, I had money to spend but nothing what-so-ever was catching my eye.

    However, I did nip into Zara on the off chance that they may have something with my name written on it. I bought a few tops from the basics line which I'm in love with!

    x

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  36. OH MYY GOD. I am BEYOND excited for gossip girl! ahhhhh finally! all my shows are back haha ( 90210, vampire diaries, pretty little liars....) I watch too much TV. haha

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  37. I actually worked out a quite good sleeping routine in the last years - going to bed between ten and eleven pm and waking up at 6 o'clock.
    I wish I could go shopping on a sunday, but where I live nothing's opened on a sunday.

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  38. I have them topshop loafers and there so lovely!

    so so so excited for gossip girl! ahh i love it to much x

    http://lostinafanasy.blogspot.com/

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  39. Love the shirt I really need it!
    and... your so pretty its unfair!

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  40. im a winter girl too! hate the tops of my arms and my legs so i live in tights and caridgans so im pretty screwed come summer time, its the same every year! girls walking around in their cute little shorts while im dripping of sweat in my leggings, sexxxy.

    just noticed you arent far off 6,000 followers!! im pretty sure you only had around 1-2,000 when i first started following you not so long ago! i love seeing a blog proper take off :) you deserve it x

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  41. I really love the top your wearing in the photo, looking lovely :)

    I know what you mean about sleeping, my sleeping pattern has been getting a bit messed up lately meaning I sleep in a lot longer than planned.

    Really love the Topshop loafers, although they're a bit too expensive for me.

    I literally cannot wait for Gossip Girl to start again, it's been far too long!!

    Hope you've had a good weekend, and have a lovely week :) xo

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  42. Looking lovely in the photo as always!
    I didn't realise there was new GG on Tuesday!! Ahhh can't wait <3

    http://ismellfashion.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  43. Looking lovely in the photo as always!
    I didn't realise there was new GG on Tuesday!! Ahhh can't wait <3

    http://ismellfashion.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  44. I love Sleep Cycle. It always makes me feel a bit guilty when I don't get enough sleep though.
    x

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  45. I watched Black Swan today and loved it although it was quite distubing at times ha x

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  46. I'm so impatient to see Gossip Girl :)

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  47. m&s have some classic loafers in.
    wowow how many followers have you got?

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

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  48. i know what you mean with the whole sleeping thing, i'm the same. if your looking for loafers i recently brought a pair from urban outfitters for £28 so it might be worth looking in there if you get the chance.
    btw the black swan is such a good film, i'm the chick flick type too but i loved it so i recommend it 100%!

    also, i love your blog. i'm kind of obsessed with it at the moment, please dont stop posting! xx

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  49. Just don't get Topshop loafers - my friends broke after £50 and 1month! Nail foils from Primark? Looking forward to your review then I'll go ashopping.
    It would be mine
    I'm seeing the Black Swan.. and I hate any films with vague suspense/tension!
    + WOO GOSSIPG!

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  50. I hate shopping at this time of year, Spring fashion usually annoys me: as if I need a "fashion expert" to tell me that nautical and florals will be "in"! I'm more of an Autumn/late Summer gal myself! I'm not a huge film buff either, I like a nice comedy or tacky American high school film haha (: Big fanxxx for the typography help earlier too sweet, I have about 5 different covers to pick from!

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  51. Your eyebrows look AMAZE!
    One thing I'd say about the topshop loafers is they're bloody uncomfortable.. I had to take them back cause they were cutting my feet to bits! The river island ones look lovely though :)

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  52. oh my gosh, everyone tells me i'm weird for getting my jewelry @ BHS, but they do great rings etc.
    the black swan is really good, especially the last ten minutes...well apart from... :X

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  53. I am loving you top in the photo. The Topshop shoes look great.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

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  54. I think you should see Black Swan- it's not usually the kind of movie I like either, but I really enjoyed it! Also, I can't wait for GG tomorrow! :)

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  55. Hey :) You look lovely, as always!
    I've bought the app you recommended becasue I am and AWFUL sleeper and can never get up in the morning at all! So I hope that'll work!
    Love your posts :)
    Rebecca
    http://itsrebeccauk.blogspot.com/

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  56. I diddn't liked the black swan that much.. I'm also a chickflick /highschool movies type. So this was not my movie. Don't like the depressive ones. Have you done your eyebrows different? Well nice picture :)
    xoxo irene
    www.myfashionfindings.com

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  57. Is this on ITV or on the internet for Gossip Girl? I miss it sooo much, was just asking on my blog when it's coming back!
    Those nail foils look so good, will be keeping my eyes out for those bad boys
    xx

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  58. I'm awful for bedtimes. Yet I love sleep so much. It doesn't make sense! I always think that there's so much more I can eke out of my day; especially if I have work the next morning, I don't want to go to sleep because I want it to be as far away as possible. (This possibly makes me sound like a crazy person.)

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  59. I'm pretty much living for new the new episode of Gossip Girl...
    I highly recommend Black Swan. I was worried I'd be too squimish during the film and not enjoy it at all, but the film does have that effect and does leave you feeling breathless. Now, I too am partial to high school movies and chick flicks, but none of them leave me feeling quite so affected and surely that's the sign of an amazing film?
    Anywho, love the stripy top your wearing (I'm really into rusty coloured things at the mo) and may we see the result once you've... foiled (that's not even a verb is it? :P) your nails x

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  60. I go to bed terribly late always but every once in a while I have a major catch up night! I'm hoping to go see Black Swan today or tomorrow and I AM SO pumped for Gossip Girl. It's the one show I watch religiously every week. Everything else is usually watched on Hulu when I get time. Andddd, this may or may not sound weird but you have great eyebrows, lol!

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  61. my favourite sunday pic so far!

    GOOOO watch Black Swan it is like an Ah-mazing film and even though you are not into Fashion very much Rodarte designed all of the looks and fashion wise, everything is gorgeous.

    Lastly, OMMMGGGG! if you hadn't told me about Gossip Girl then I would have never have known. I am actually having a total teeenage chuck bass spazzzzzzzzz !

    The power of blogging is all I can say and reading the comment above, you really do have great eyebrows Lily!

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  62. ahhh yes do go see Black Swan! I personally loveddd it!

    Ive got the tan version of the river island ones and they are SO lush! Real comfy too, ive heard a few people struggle with pain of the olde TS ones.

    xxxx

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  63. I'd recommend Black Swan, but there's a minging scene involving a hangnail you might want to shut your eyes for, I'm quite good with bloody scenes in films but this made me cringe in sympathetic pain!

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  64. i have that top in your photo :)
    nice loafers toooo!
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  65. I dont know abt the other one, but I've got a pair of those River Island in brown and they really hurt my feet.. Better try them on carefully first before you buy them =) x

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  66. love the shirt your wearing here lily is fab!! :) oh im seeing black swan on tues, i heard a review of it saying its like fight club in tutus which i thought was a good way of wording it! xo

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  67. I actually just got back from seeing Black Swan -- I feel so bad as we sneaked in my 12 year old sister and it was so scary! but a great film i thought, its got a few highschoolish moments i wont give them away! xx

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  68. by the way you look absolutely beautiful in this pic x

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  69. VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERY EXCITED for see Gossip Girl !

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  70. You got some great bargains! I want some of those nail foilssss. I'll have to try Sleep Cycle - my sleeping schedule is so stuffed up.

    and.. I'M SO EXCITED FOR GOSSIP GIRL! I feel like I've been waiting forever to see it! xx

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  71. I bought a black and white swatch loafers from River Island...they were so adorable, but they came in a size too big! Ahhh....I hope you get some more good sleep dear! And yay for Gossip Girl, super excited.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  72. I need a good pair of loafers as well.

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.GoodwillHuntingg.com
    Women’s Fashion Examiner-Cleveland

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  73. thank you SO much for listing me as someone to follow. the amount of traffic you brought to my blog in just 2 hours was absolutely ridiculous!

    & I CAN'T wait for gossip girl tomorrow. this nearly 2 month hiatus had me dying.

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  74. Everything you've said here Lily has been as though you are speaking my life
    1. I'm so the same re. winter, I much prefer to wear layers, cardigans, coats and such over a simple sun dress. I feel winter dressing is much more fun and versatile.
    2. I really need to get an iphone just to get this sleep cycle! im shocking either i sleep too much or like you dont go to bed til late then have to get up super early.
    3. Those loafers are awesome, ive been looking around for the perfect pair, i love the burgundy ones.
    4. I watched black swan the other day. I enjoyed it simply because it was one of those movies where you just dont know what is coming. Im not much for super intense movies either, but it was definitely watchable.
    5. Thank god gossip girl is back, its felt like forever.
    Ok enough of my essay for now. :)

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  75. So excited for gossip girl, ahh Chuck! And love your bag and those Topshop loafers!

    badez.blogspot.com

    X

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  76. loving those topshop flats!

    http://dressedyet.blogspot.com

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  77. You're gorgeous!
    I'm your newest follower (:

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  78. I agree about the movies. When I watch one, I want it to be an escape -- a happy escape! Not a scary or complicated one.

    xo Amy

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  79. Don't you look lovely!
    I've started using that sleep cycle too, it's pretty good but I still struggle to stay awake after it wakes me. but I love the graphs, nerdyyy!
    Kyrie x

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  80. I can't wait for new GG season :) I don't even go shopping i'm not summer person, i flip through magazines and online shopping sites but there is nothing that I like. weird at least im saving my money hahah :)
    Love your picture.
    littlefashionangel.com

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  81. I love your shirt :). I agree, nothing is really standing out in shops at the moment, hopefully things will get better! Oh god, don't mention baring legs, mine are so white and pasty after a long Winter is unreal.
    My sleeping is terrible, I think I've become nocturnal recently...
    xoxo

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  82. I am exactly the same when it comes to films and I rarely branch out of said comfort zone. However I am going to see Black Swan with my sister soon, I hear its a bit of a mind-fuck though!

    Love the top.

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  83. i am soooo exited! i was waiting the hole time, but why the pause was that long? :( xoxo
    black swan, i definitely want to see it as well, grace.
    last but no least: sunday? the shops are open at sundays? lucky you! :)

    x, n.
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  84. i love your blog :)

    www.listenhereiswhatithink.blogsport.com

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  85. the black swan was amazing. i want to watch it again!
    i can't wait for sprint to come! allthough it does mean perfect faketanning for the legs to make an appearance.
    :')
    x

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  86. Oh my gosh, Lily you are my life saviour, I totally forgot about gossip girl!! You've just made my day. Im a terrible sleeper too, I may tweet you asking about whether sleeping pills are worth it for one good night sleep? Ive had about a month of bad sleeping, and I've been so exhausted from it, I've tried literally everything.
    Your looking as lovely as ever in your picture :)
    x

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  87. I love the Office loafers the most, personally.

    I seen Black Swan last night, it was stunningly beautiful and amazing and intense and.... you get the picture. I am into all different kinds of films so that is probably why I loved it! It does have a few funny moments too.

    GOSSIP GIRL IS THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  88. i think that might be my favourite sunday portrait picture!!! gorgeous!! loving the shirt and eyebrows!! have a lovely week xx

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  89. what program do you use to edit your photos?

    you loom lovely btw. (: x

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  90. I'm desperate to see black swan!Looks very interesting...
    And thank you for mentioning me on your blog I'm very chuffed :D
    xx

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  91. love your photos ;)
    You got an award!

    http://jessicapostswithlove.blogspot.com/

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  92. Hey lovely!

    Just started following your blog and it's lovely. I don't know how you stay up so late on a night, I get so sleepy as soon as I arrive home from work. Cannot wait for the new episode of gossip girl ♥

    *following your blog*

    Eda ♥

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  93. I really like the one eyebrow i can see in your picture :P

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  94. Such a beautiful photo of you!
    The Black Swan wasn't the type of movie i'm usually into either, but I found it to be pretty interesting! (There were a few "scary" parts that spooked me though, but I can't watch any type of horror film at all)

    THANKYOU FOR REMINDING ME OF GOSSIP GIRL. I can't believe I forgot! Mondays are going to be so busy for shows now, with both Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars on! I hope they don't play at the same time.

    Christie
    http://christieashley.tumblr.com

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  95. I'm so excited now that I know Gossip Girl's coming back! Sometimes I do get really excited over just one thing that I've bought though. I was thinking the same thing about Black Swan, but I thought that before the King's Speech and then really enjoyed it.
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

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  96. I use sleep cycle :) it's brilliant! It wakes you up when you're in your lightest sleep and with lovely music too - what more could you ask for? Haha.

    xox

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  97. I'm a winter girl too, mainly for the fashions! I want to see Black Swan as well, it's had some amazing reviews. x

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  98. I´m so excited about new episode of Gossip Girl, it´s a pity, that in our country it will be tomorrow, but doesn´t matter... and Black Swan ... want to see too... great post !

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  99. Love your blog! so cute and your style is to die for tre chic

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