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top: forever 21 (dress worn as top)
skirt: H&M
belt: primark
cardigan: topshop petite

Today my day has consisted of doing my dissertation, watching the latest episode of Glee and re-watching my favourite Wrestlemania. Which just incase you were wondering is Wrestlemania 17.  Im getting on really well with my dissertation, I'm almost at 6,500 words which I think is pretty darn good seeing as I have a really bad attention span. Plus it doesn't help that I've done it on Social Media which kinda means I have to use Youtube/Facebook/Twitter. Im just about to clean my bedroom from top to bottom. I just cant seem to keep on top of keeping it tidy at the moment.

I loooOOOOooove this skirt. Despite the fact its a XS and its insanely big on me! I had to fold the waistband in as well as belt it extra tight! H&M dodgy sizing strikes again! I think it was around £8 so it's all good! I think I'm starting to like H&M again after it being a bit blah for a while! I love their colour palletes and their basics. Also loving all their items with elbow patches! The tunic was one of my first Forever 21 purchases when their Birmingham store opened. However I'm still in two minds if I like Forever 21, I probably need another visit soon to judge again! My nails are also actually still neon pink despite how its photographed here! Oh and a Big thank you to Love Hearts and Crosses for sending me a lovely little jewellery package last week!

Anyway I hope everyones OK!And for any Strokes Fanz out there, Check out the 30 second sample of their new song. I will totally be fangirling to the maxxx as soon as their album is out!

88 comments

  1. Love your skirt. It's so perfect! And the colour of your nail varnish is the cutest x

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  2. I love the colours here, especially those nails!!

    Hey, any update on the pre-ordered rings? :)

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  3. So true about H&M being a bit 'blah' for a while, love that skirt though, I think I might have to purchase one!

    Love all the colours in this outfit, I've been wondering whether to buy that cardigan for ages :)

    Chloe... x
    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  4. Good luck with your bedroom!!!
    Well done on your dissertation!

    I want to go to forever 21 so bad. I've only been to the one in the us. I sometimes wish I didn't live in london. Actually only forever 21 makes me wish that.

    love the outfit. I want that skirt... Was it on sale??? £8 is a good price for it!

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  5. I have that h&m skirt!! I find the same! It's very big even though it's a small size! I usually wear a big chunky belt over the waistband but I love the way you've styled it, think I may have to copy, lol! Aww I think this is one of my fave outfits of yours! :)

    -Amber, xo

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  6. Love the colour of this outfit! That skirt looks amazing, I'm in love with polka dots! That nail colour looks lovely as well!

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  7. great inspiration!
    :)
    you are so so pretty, but you should know that by now :D

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  8. OOh I really like that nail varnish i have been searching for a colour just like that! Your outfit is really lovely too love how you put it all together! And i love the elbow patches H&M have been doing as well some really nice blazers with them! x

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  9. You look gorgeous<3, my favourite wrestle mania was 21, I used to think that Batista was so sexy haha!xx

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  10. love your top and nails :)

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  11. I love the outfit and the nailpolish!!!

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  12. love your skirt! i have a jumper from h&m with elbow patches, so cute!

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  13. I love the colour of that tunic/dress! I've never been to a F21 before, never seen one! I'm guessing it was an american store that is now taking on england?
    Oh also, do you remember ages ago you posted about those Primark super cosy tights? Ever since I've been looking out for them and today I found them in Lakeside! Super happy because all this wind is really cold!

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  14. that top is such a gorge colour, and goes perfectly with the cardi!
    amy,x

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  15. why are u looking so great? :) i really love ur eyes

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  16. LOVE the skirt and nails ,really good colours aswell x

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  17. hell yus, strokes are beast.
    the colour combination of your outfits are always so perfect. and your outfits are so cute!

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  18. Lovely! Good luck with your dissertation. I hated doing mine but at the end of it, you've got something to be proud of :)
    Kinda sad I didn't save mine after it was marked :(
    Love the outfit, hair and your skin is fabulous.
    You should be a full time model, miss!
    Lucy x

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  19. Such a cute outfit and i love the nails x

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  20. I found the same thing when doing my dissertation, the internet makes it really hard for me to concentrate. I downloaded Leechblock for firefox which helped somewhat but I kept disabling it! Not really bought much clothes-wise from F21 but loving the jewellery there. Need to take another trip there soon.

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  21. this teal shade is one of my favourite colours! it looks lovely as you've worn it :) i'm sorry if you get asked it aaaaall the time, but what camera do you use? :) i really need to invest in one because my outfit posts are a bit drab haha! xo

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  22. I looove the combination of Colors ;)

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  23. I love h&m at the mo as well! I have a jumper from them with stone/cream jumper with suede elbow patches and it was only 15 quid! (this is it: http://emilythebrave.blogspot.com/2011/01/trousers-topshop-with-belt-jumper-h.html). And oh my, your shorts are AMAZING.
    :O I FREAKIN' LOVE THE STROKES.
    I can't wait for angles to come out :)
    I really want that cardigan now! i wasn't keen on it on the hanger in topshop, but now I've seen it on you - I WANT ONE. haha :)
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  24. The colour of the top is so pretty! LOVE THE SKIRT

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  25. love your nails!i just did a post on h&m's new conscious collection that comes out in april, seeing as i work there i'm a bit biased natchh but you should check it out while your faith in h&m is being restored cos it's the cutest stuff :)

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    x

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  26. Wow, that eyeko nail polish is such an eye candy of a color, gorgeous! That H&M skirt is darling too, glad that even though its a tad large (which you can't tell), you got it for a decent price.

    P.S. Glee is such a great show.

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    much love.

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  27. I love the colour combination :)
    And strokes <3 thanks for sharing
    x

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  28. Oooh, is that the knit dress that also comes in brown? I've got me beady eye on the brown! I'm loving the polkadot skirt & seriously hoping it's recent, I've lacked a normal polkadot skirt in my wardrobe for too, too long now. £8 is good!

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  29. you are just so pretty! and i love how you mix colors and make them look great (: pretty nailpolish too!

    xoxo monika

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  30. Your outfit matches your eyes and blush! I love that skirt.

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  31. Know what you mean about H&M, there didn't really seem to be anything I liked for ages!
    I also love the elbow patches and the leggings with the different panels :)
    x

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  32. That skirt's lovely! H&M have some amazing things in at the moment, it's a pity about the really inconsistant sizing!

    Well done on the dissertation, I think I'd really struggle getting to 6000 words regardless of the subject! I'm so glad my graphic design dissertation was only 2000 words. ;)

    xx

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  33. I have the bodycon version of that skirt, I love poker dots <3 x

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  34. Love the skirt and your nail colour plus the necklace is so cute! The strokes sample sounds incredible, such a funky band, love them!!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  35. That skirt is gorgeous! H&M sizing is so weird though, I always have to try on loads of different sizes to find the right one.

    Good luck with the dissertation - 6,500 words is mammouth!

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  36. the bluey teal colour of the top is the perfect colour on you<3

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  37. I love the preview of The Strokes new song! I'm probably not as excited as you but I can't wait for the album either the new song sounds a bit different to their older stuff, more upbeat?
    H&M sizing really annoys me I buy all of my long sleeve rib tops in size small and they are perfect but I bought a playsuit in there once in a size 18 and it was too small, how is that possible? (Im a 12 by the way) it is insane of them to not investigate their sizing problems! x

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  38. I love H&M! Skirt is awesome but I do agree that their sizing is insane.

    My brother is going to Atlanta to watch the Wrestlemania!
    So Jealous >.<

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  39. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour of that tunic! such a gorgeous blue!

    great outfit :)

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  40. I know I have requested before but please can you do a posh including shoes, Its the bit I hate about putting an outfit together! x

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  41. Love this colour combo Lylz! I see you took down your follower gizmo, may I ask what prompted you to do so? x

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  42. 6500 words?! Eeeeeek.
    I recently wrote 5000 words for a college project and that nearly killed me!

    You look lovely :) The skirt is beautiful!
    xxx

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  43. I love polka dots lately. I like forever 21 for the prices, but a lot of the stuff is low quality, and hit or miss.
    My Heart Blogged

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  44. Wow! this look is perfect and I'm always so entralled by the perfect way you do your hair (I wish mine would hurry up and grow already) Adore the skirt too and store sizing is dodgy here too, especially with high waisted stuff... perhaps your skirt is meant to be worn on the hips that's why it is a little bigger (I do that all the time)

    Ayesha x

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  45. Great outfit! And I really love your nail color. H&M is getting good again. Good luck writing your dissertation.

    XO, Katie
    Running on Happiness

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  46. lovely outfit Lily, absolutely love that skirt on you!x

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  47. The skirt si really cute. I never find good stuff in H&M any more.

    Well done with the dissertation, just keep going and it'll be done in no time.

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  48. Loving this skirt also! I spotted on of their elbow patch tops when I was last in there! They're so cute. Your eyebrows look beaut in the middle pic!
    Well done with your dissertation! That's so good xx

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  49. Literally spent my whole day at Uni talking about the strokes and that snippet! So excited for the new album and possible tour dates :)

    You look lovely, I agree H&M have stepped it up recently!

    R x

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  50. aaw u look so adorable here!! love the skirt and cardi. Glad the diss is going well.
    I can't wait for new Strokes!! Eeeep! xxx

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  51. Outfit suits you

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  52. I love that skirt! Might have to buy that I think...

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  53. Cute outfit, love the way its put together! Glad your dissertation is coming along well :) zz

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  54. Like the skirt!
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  55. Perfect combination of colours Lily! and OMG so excited for Strokes new album! Heard the sample yesterday and almost died of happiness <3

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  56. ur nails look purdy!! I went to forever21 for the first time last week, its mahoosive but didnt end up finding too much x :)

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  57. I love the colour of your top!
    X
    badez.blogspot.com

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  58. lovely skirt :) i still have to go to forever21...

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  59. This may sound odd, but you have the best eyebrows in the world. They are just gorgeous!

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  60. Love the colours of this outfit.

    How do you find anything in the Forever 21 UK that you like? Was on the website just yesterday and couldn't find ANYTHING :(

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  61. I am so in love with the neutrals you wear, they go perfectly with your complexion. I adore the short skirts you have been wearing lately, it makes me want to go out and buy some cute skirts! Congrats on your dissertation! How long does it have to be? I am writing a thesis this semester and can't wait until it is all over...

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  62. Ur blogposts make my day,that is all I hafto say?

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  63. beautiful!!
    and i loove the strokes..that 30 second sample sounds soo good, cant wait for the new album!! x

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  64. Another cute outfit, Lily! I love the Strokes, hope they tour soon.

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  65. Seriously, why are you so gorgeous! I love it when sizing is a bit funny so when I wear something that is size S and its' really larger and I wear it, I feel so confident in myself :)

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  66. Another cute look :) I hate that Birmingham opened F21 JUST after I'd left for a year :(

    Especially love the Eyeko polish, I was contemplating their greige and sparkly navy colours yesterday... I'm such a dithery shopper!

    xx

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  68. Hello! I love your blog, I really do, but I'm very curious at your shoes. You never show wich shoes you were. I hope you'll show them!
    xo

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  69. Hi, you're featured on my blog today :) Love this outfit!

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  70. such a cute skirt :) and I have to say I'm very very jealous of the contents of you wardrobe!


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  71. love this skirt and the nail colour. you look gorgeous, especially in the close up photo! x

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  72. change your hairstyle, just for once.

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  73. I managed to miss this post, love the colour of your top Lily. Cant wait for the strokes album its been a long time coming! xx

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  74. Love that skirt!

    And ignore the comment two above me - it's your hair sweetie! xx

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  75. YOUR NAILS!

    Seriously obsessed.

    And I hate how H&M sizes their clothes. I'm usually a L, but I can wear some of their small things. Don't get it.

    xox alaina

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  76. great outfit:) and i loooove ur hair:) xx
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  77. I really, really like this outfit and the nail polish is super fierce! Love it!

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  78. pretty outfit! i love the polka dot skirt!

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