elbow patches






top: H&M
skirt: H&M
headband: little fille
bag: primark
shoes: primark

I actually wore this on Sunday, and snapped this ready for later in the week! Not the best photos I've ever taken, but better than nothing! I wore some mint green/black/brown combination today which no matter how hard I tried simply wouldn't photograph how I wanted it! Was sent this lovely headband from Little Fille what seems like forever-ago now, But only just got round to wearing it! So lovely and Im kinda wishing I got a different colour now because the black blends so much with my hair! Also Im in love with my new bag from Primarni. I think it was £7 but totes doesnt look it. It has a strap but I like holding it like a breifcase. It makes me feel like a teacher!

I've been asked alot about shoes lately, so heres a sly and unintentional shot. I wear the same pair of black flats or black boots every single day. I never really consider shoes when thinking about a outfit, Im totally not a shoe person, I just shove on my boots or flats and walk out the door. This is the main reason I don't show them on here, so I hope people understand!

Please vote for me to be in Company magazine! It would mean so much to me if you did! Its for a little modeling thing with River Island for Company magazine, taking "real girls" of the street and putting them as the models. I may not be the skinniest or the tallest, and Im pretty sure I'd be an awkward mess trying to pose in-front of someone that's not a tripod, But I think I'd secretly love to be dolled up and photographed all profesh!

109 comments

  1. I'm rooting for you!

    www.IsabellaNecessary.com

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  2. Adorable! Just, simply perfect. Absolutely love the polkadots and that bag is SUCH a great buy! I mean, Primark, really? They've had some amazing stuff lately, which is so good (or bad? I don't know, haha) for my pocket.

    I think the photos are lovely, so don't worry! x

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  3. I wanted to buy that sweater for so long, but when I tried to look for it when I was ready, it was gone :(
    Looks great on you!

    xo L

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this outfit, the bag is so nice! And I love the jumper with the elbow patches, I spotted it in H&M the other week and it just looks so nice.

    I've already voted for you for the competition, good luck with it, you thoroughly deserve it :D xo

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  5. love the elbow patches!
    oooooh amazing bag, i need to visit primark soon, has all their s/s stuff arrived yet?
    amy,x

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  7. Can't believe that bag's from Primark! They have such amazing bags!!!

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  8. I think you look really quirky in dizzzz! You've got me drooling over that top, I need to stop buying knits Summers coming up soon!xx

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  9. the bag totally doesn't look like it's from primark at all! good find.

    good luck with winning the competition
    xxx

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  10. Love the outfit, I have the same jumper and adore the elbow patches! Love the head band, I've seen similar in Topshop but they just don't suit my short hair! Fantastic bag too, I really need to get down to Primark soon


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  11. ah that jumper is adorable! i actually love it.

    good luck with the comp!

    xx

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  12. Love this jumper! I very nearly bought it! Your hair looks fab

    The Flower Girl

    X

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  13. One of my favourite outfits of yours so far x

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  14. I have the same top and I love it, it looks amazing with those elbow patches! I love the way you've styled it, that headband looks lovely on you and that bag is simply gorgeous! Xx

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  15. the bag is amazing! and I love the way you put colors together.

    totally voted for oyu (: best of luck!

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  16. I really, really want a Little Fille headband!

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  17. i saw that sweater but bought a varsity jacket instead. it looks so good on you, also well done for that company thing, for being considered for it in the first place! :)

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  18. Haha I love how your teasing us with a cheeky little bit of shoe! Love this outfit x

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  19. love the top, and the elbow patches!! love anything with elbow patches! heart it! x

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  20. Love the jumper and skirt together, looks lovely!
    I hope you get the Company place, think you'd do really well on it :)

    Jess xx

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  21. Hello primark bag, i'm going to buy you. Lovely outfit Lily! xx

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  22. This is such a cute outfit, I love your sweater with the patches. I wear flats most days too, since I'm often doing a lot of walking.

    Joanne Faith xo

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  23. Love the headband a peach colour might look better, girly.

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  24. I voted for you :D I would totally love to do some kind of photo shoot as well... in my dreams!
    I have this jumper in cream with brown elbow patches, i nearly bought this one but the cream(ish) one suited me better :D.
    I'm not a serious shoe person, but I love brogues and loafers!
    I've wanted a velvet headband for ages, but I've never found the right one. Your one is amazing!
    I nearly bought that bag at the weekend, but I chickened out as I'm trying to save up for a shirt I love from Topshop. I'll be pleased when I can just get it and start spontaneously buy again!
    Btw if you type 'ombre hair' into google, your the first one that comes up :') so awesome.
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  25. i have this jumper too :) and £7 primani bag, ooohh my it's beautiful! loving their bags at the moment.

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  26. i voted for you, since this sounds super exciting, hope you win.
    the bag is lovely and it's such a good find for the price.

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  27. I love this outfit, the elbow patches look brilliant!
    xx

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  28. Cute outfit! You have amazing style and I love your blog. Also I think the bag is adorable :) xx

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  29. Elbow patches and briefcase = deffo teacher chic! Haha I love it. The bag looks just the right size and style that I've been after for a while so I might have to pop to Primark tomorrow!
    xxx

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  30. I love this bag! I got it yesterday in the same colour I think, and I think it's amazing. Primark have got some good bags at the moment.
    I quite like this jumper too, I think I might go see if I can find it.... I've always thought about the whole elbow patch trend and maybe I should try some of the things on...
    I think the bow looks nice in black. If it was really bright it would take away from the outfit. Did you have to constantly re-adjust it though? Because I find they start slipping back and pulling my hair with it making it look really stupid.

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  31. I've been wanting that jumper and bag!!! Saw them both in the shops today. May just have to get them when i get a bit of money xo

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  32. Good Luck!! I went to enter that competition yesterday but then realised I couldn't as I work for River Island. DAMN! But yeh I've voted for you! I'm sure you'll do great! x

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  33. love this outfit and that mini satchel is so cute! xx
    and i guess everybody likes to be made up once in a while ;)

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  34. The outfit's so nice and of course I voted for you! Would love to see you in my magazine! : )

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  35. love the elbow patches and hope you win the competition, i think you'd make a great model!xxx


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  36. I love the bag, so fab for Primark!xx

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  37. You look lovely Lily, totally rocking the teacher look! Good luck in the competition too. Sally x

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  38. Primark really do have some amazing bags in at the moment! This one is lovely. Looks fab paired with this outfit! Loving the elbow patches.
    Haha noticed the peek of the shoe! I wear down my shoes until bits are faling off them! Then buy another pair and repeat the cycle :)
    Think you'd be great for it! Will definitely vote for you xx

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  39. You look adorable!!! Especially with this cute headband! Pretty girl :)

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  40. Wow I'm in love with your headband!!!! Suits you great!!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  41. I totally never used to be a shoe person before thrifting all of mine now I look at everyones shoes! Adore this outfit so much the colour combination is my all time favourite!

    Ayesha x

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  42. you'd be a great model :) going to vote for you now! hope you win xo

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  43. agree agree agreeee with the shoe thing. me neither. not fussed - although I am learning to become a 'shoe lover' of late.
    shoes aren't everything. i think it would be weird if you suddenly started photographing your shoes in posts now!

    good luck with the company thing! maybe you could ask if everyone could leave just you, the camera and the tripod in the room when it comes to it! :D

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  44. Wow, one of my favorite outfits of yours. I really love the top and bag! Like seriously I want them... Good luck with the Company magazine, what they are doing is such a good idea. It will make a great change to see 'real girls'!
    Teenage Daydreams

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  45. What an adorable little outfit, those elbow patches give such a gorgeous effect!
    Can totally agree with you on why you don't post your shoes, im the same haha!
    Also, will definately be voting for you, you'd make a good model, your a REAL girl, thats what i like about you!

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  46. OOOH I would get so excited if I saw you in Company magazine! haha. Off to vote for you now my dear xx

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  47. woah thats such a nice bag for primani!! loving the elbow patches, i love patches on leggings too :) xx

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  48. Gorgeous as usual :) I usually want to buy at least one thing from every outfit post you put up! Not good for my wallet xx

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  49. I saw that little bag while I was working, it's so nice!
    I love the headband too, I'll check out that shop :)
    Hayley
    http://strangeness-charm.blogspot.com

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  50. love that bag , must admit its a good find. love your blog (: x

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  51. Love the elbow patches on your sweater. I love grandpa looking sweaters!

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  52. I like elbow patches, it's a cute retro trend :)

    xx

    http://wardrobeunderconstruction.blogspot.com/

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  53. Got the exact same bag from my sis for my birthday. It´s amazing. Can´t wait to actually wear it out:)
    Love the jumper as well, need to check out my local h&m!

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  54. I adore this headband also, and your bag is just super cute! Of course I will vote for you, hope you get it :)

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  55. I've seen such a cute top in H&M which has elbow patches,
    I_must_get_it!
    I think they're fab!
    ^^
    x

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  56. oOoo i saw this top in H&M today!! Love the look, you're so pretty. I'm the same with shoes, my feet r size 2 so its hard to get a variety of shoes lol!!! x

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  57. Elbow patches & shoulder pads my fav at moment...

    xx

    http://thecapsulewardrobeproject2011.blogspot.com/

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  58. i'll definitely vote for you!
    and i feel sorry that people keep badgering you about your bloody shoes! it gets tiring to read so i can't imagine how boring and frustrating it is to have to read through squillions of requests for shoes!

    lovely outfit as ever :) x

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  59. voted :)
    Loving the elbow patches!!

    good luck sweetie x

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  60. Tehehe, i'm pretty much the same with shoes! Meh!!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com

    :D

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  61. Such a relief to find that I'm not the only one who disregards shoes when thinking about an outfit. Thank you for posting! I will be sure to vote for you in company magazine! Love the sweater! xx

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  62. I know what you mean, holding it like that would make me feel cool like a businesswoman or teacher too =) Its SOOO cute!!! Btw, I like the elbow patches!
    Bellesme

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  63. I feel like elbow patches are such a cool detail. I wish more sweaters had them. I only one with elbow patches, and it's so hard to style because I never want to cover them up.
    My Heart Blogged

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  64. i love that top! elbow patches can be really cute, or really ugly. I love how you dressed it up!

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  65. love the headband..and the outfit looks amazing!

    xoxo monika.

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  66. Wishing you luck on the voting!

    I really love your pairing of the headband! It looks so nice. I love the elbow patches top too!

    ...meaning cute, cute as always :)

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  67. love this sweater hun

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  68. LOVE elbow patches. Your hair looks adorable wrapped up like that!

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

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  69. I love your sweater, pretty woman!!
    I have a grey sweater with elbow patches from zara, love it!
    Xx.

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  70. I love how all the colours go together. The satchel is just gorgeous! xx

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  71. love the primarni bag! and love that elbow patch top!!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  72. beautiful bag! loving those elbow patches! and the headband is real cute!
    nice outfit
    xoxo

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  73. I'm really in love with your headband, it just looks so great!
    And that bag is amazing, i looks a little vintage.. awesome!

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  74. I love the elbow patches on your top, I wanted a jacket/blazer with elbow patches but my Mum insists it'll look ridiculous ): Yay for Eyeko Punk polish, I remember sending those samples out back in the summer, such a nice colour! Voted for youuu in the Company thingy ;) xxx

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  75. I will totally vote on you!!I just saw the other girls and you definitly have the most interesting model look :) Consider it done!
    xoxo & good look :)

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  76. OMG, you're soooo pretty! I'm so jealous. :(

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  77. I think it is quite interesting that you don't put any thought or effort into the shoes you wear. Honestly I could care less and I don't know why so many comment asking why you don't show your shoes but I guess because they need help figuring out what kind of shoe to pair up with an outfit similar to what you are showing.
    I saw your post in the past showing your 5 pairs (or whatever) and it does surprise me that you pair the cutest pieces together but then put on shabby shoes! If you are not a shoe person maybe you could get some inspiration from others! :)

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  78. Very cute outfit. Cannot beleive the bags from Primark - it's gorgeous!!!

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  79. I love elbow patches <3
    Your outfit is very cute, looks great :)


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  80. Such a cute knit, I'm fascinated with elbow patches too. That adorable tote is such a great bargain.

    I'm hope you make it into the magazine, I voted for you dear!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  81. loving your style :) <3

    xx

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

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  82. ELBOW PATCHES! I cannot express my love for them enough. Really love the top, H&M are really doing some cracking pieces at the moment. x

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  83. Aaawww, I saw this Primark bag the other day and was SO tempted! It's such a cutie and looks so much more expensive than it is. x

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  84. i love that jumper with the elbow patches <3

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  85. This is my favorite look you've ever done, the elbow patches, bow, and little hand held bag together remind me of a little evacuee in WWII (in a good way), adorable :)

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  86. you find the best things in primarni.

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

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  87. I wish the H&M in Dublin was as good as the British ones. The elbow patches are so grandad. I love them x

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  88. Muy guapa como siempre!!! nos encanta el bolso
    Mil besos

    Firmado:
    Hermanas "Armario Low Cost"

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  89. Voting for you xx

    And I LOVE that bag. I wish they had a Primark here... I'd spend so much money.

    xox alaina

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  90. i have this jumper in cream, i love it so much

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  91. cute blog and pics:)

    WWW.THEBRUNETTEWORLD.COM

    kisses

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  92. i voted for you! :)

    really loving this outfit...elbow patches are something i've always had a thing for and i love the hair bow! ♥

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  93. Oooh I'm 100th commenter again haha! I've voted for you love, signed up and everything! Everyone's emphasis might be on the bow but I love the elbow patches, definitely inspiring some DIY
    jazzy ♥
    P.S. Oooh also I signed up to the Sheffield meet up so I'll see you there!

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  94. I love your style!

    ps I'm following you!

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  95. this skirt is perfect, nevet thiught that it would be from H&M (I voted for Primark or sth).

    Can you write when you bought it 'cause I'm looking for the same one since ancient times. :D

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  96. I love the elbow patches! It gives it an extra pazzazzle lol!! Yes I know thats not a real word! lol

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  97. you are beautiful and that pretty cute outfit suits you.

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  98. wow that bag doesn't look like in comes from primark!
    was tempted to buy that jumper the other day but told myself no, haha but i want it so bad x

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  99. Love your outfit, great photos!

    http://ontaugmentde.blogspot.com/

    xx

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