put a ring on it






tunic: topshop
skirt: new look
cardigan: primark

Today's outfit is another classic example of something that looks sweet IRL and then doesnt look half as special on camera. I think black/white/grey outfits tend to just look a bit blah in photos. Theres something really classic about black, that I think I find hard to capture. Regardless this is possibly my favourite outfit I've worn in a very long time. Comfy, Cosy, Throw on and go. Especially with this weird weather at the moment, One minuite its warm the next its cold and raining. I am wearing a skirt despite it travelling upwards a bit in these photos! Least it there is no camel toe on show!

Not done much today apart from run some errands with my mother, a failed attempted at shopping and choosing some stuff to wear at work. Cracking on with my dissertation is high up on my list of priorities, but nope. Still not even opened that word document! Oh well. I'll do it tomorrow!

There is something very unsettling about being the one taking your family to their valentines dates. Although I'm not sad nor do I feel lonely. I'm really happy being single at the moment. I know its a touchy subject really, but I always thought I was one of those girls that really relied on being with someone. But I can honestly say the last 4 months of being single has made me realize alot about myself. So tonight, I shall be donning my black bodysuit and dancing round my room.

108 comments

  1. Cute rings!
    And wow good idea, i'll be dancing too!
    Amy,x

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  2. love the cardigan Lily! And the "L" ring is amazing..I'm the same, I always thought I needed someone to feel worth something, but you don't..All the single ladies is right! Just need to find a black bodysuit!

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  3. lol the famous camel toe...
    yeh, even single has its benefits :)

    i really like the outfit! if you wear outfits like that, do you also leave the house with the hat or do you only add it to the outfit for the photos?

    xoxox
    Tash

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  4. You look beautiful! Loving the L ring :) And just saw your tweet re lfw, I think you should go, you'll regret it if you dont, have fun!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  5. your hair looks amazing like that! xo

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  6. Haha, please post a video of your rendition of "Single Ladies."

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  7. your stil is so great!

    http://itsfunandlifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  8. you look beautiful! I think this outfit looks good in these photos as well! I love your hat and your rings! I know what you mean with being single! I totally felt the same!

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  9. the cardigans primark?! wowee :)
    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/

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  10. very cute outfit lily :]
    your makeup looks loverly xxxx

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  11. Hair & Makeup looks gorgeous in these pics!! xx

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  12. Really really love this outfit! especially the cardi. I have the same ring but in gold and black. I think i may have lost it though CRY! good luck on the disseration. I'm kind off dreading going to Uni just cause of the disseration! you wouldn't believe how bad i am at writing essays!

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  13. Lovely outfit!
    Happy Valentines Day, singles all the way! Oooh that rhymes...
    Teenage Daydreams

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  14. I really love this look too. I love black, grey and white together, and the jewellery is fantastic as ever.
    Enjoy your dancing ;)

    Rosie x

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  15. You look really comfy and just laid back in that outfit! I love floppy hates but havent got the guts to wear one, im not a hat person and couldnt pull it off!! x

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  16. very nice outfit. But you can't see that skrit hehe. It still looks nice :)

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  17. how do you always manage to look so pretty?! i love the cardi!

    xoxo monika.

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  18. Happy V day Lily, being single isn't too bad at least that's what I'm telling myself haha!! Going out with the girls to Nandos to laugh at the people who were taken there on dates!!! Love the cardigan things, all the patch are fab plus your L ring is awesome!!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  19. Yay for us single people! And I love that hat! x

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  20. Stunning!
    Love the outfit,
    you always look great.
    x

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  21. love the purple stone ring, topshop are doing similar ones atm, so cute :)

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  22. This look is definitely my favorite of all!
    you did something to the hair? it looks wavier than usual!Stunning!
    You really need to make another makeup tutorial, love your look!
    xoxo

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  23. your hair looks amazing!
    i love love love the cardigan as well.
    i might whip out a bodysuit and prance around too!

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  24. You look absolutely beautiful on that second to last photo!
    Also, I love love love that cardigan.x

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  25. I love that cardy, looks so cosy and cute (: I think the crazily bright weather was partly to blame for any photos taken indoors in general to look strange, mine were a complete write-off which sucks because home is always better for my photos! Hope you have a noice evening dancing an' all that ;) xx

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  26. Make up and hair looks amazing! Totally jealous that you can pull off those floppy hats! I have always been a firm believer in that you dont need a boyfriend to make you happy! Its better be unhappy alone then to be unhappy with someone.

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  27. Make up and hair looks amazing! Totally jealous that you can pull off those floppy hats! I have always been a firm believer in that you dont need a boyfriend to make you happy! Its better be unhappy alone then to be unhappy with someone.

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  28. Lovely rings!
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  29. I love your hat! Is it old stock? Because atm my local New Look only has 3 non winter hates and this one isn't one of them :(
    Also, your bigger silver ring, I remember trying it on and getting it stuck, and panicing whilst trying to tug it off!

    Being single is fun, because you don't have to worry about what to get an awkward boyfriend! Have fun dancing in your body suit :)

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  30. Totally love this post, how have I not found your blog before! x

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  31. oh god, i fell in love with your cardigan... <3

    kiss from germany,

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  32. mmm, think I might snap up this cardy from primark! so cool looking!

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  33. Gorgeous outfit! And I have to say that I always really, really like your make up. So classy, it reminds me of Lauren Conrad a bit. Lovely! <3

    I really don't carea bout Valentine's day, I kind of even forgot it's today. Oops. :/

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  34. I love this outfit.. the cardigan is so cute. The hat is gorgeous.

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  35. Love this outfit! And the cardie is a beaut, really need to hit primark again soon!
    xx

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  36. You are so pretty! I would wear that darling, cozy cardigan all the time too if I were you.

    I adore your confidence and content with being who you are, and I hope have a fun and wonderful Valentine's Day!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  37. wish i was a hat person... it suits you so much! your make-up looks lovely too, have a fun evening whatever you do! xx

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  38. Aw, you're gorgeous! I loved the hat!! <33

    Sometimes it's better to be single. You can do so many things, that with someone you couldn't. I'm talking about nice things, with girl friends, like go out without boyfriend jealous or anything like that..
    Have fun tonight!
    xx

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  39. u have the best tunics...
    looking lovely...<3


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    GABRIELA

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  40. wow, you look so beautiful :)))

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  41. soo pretty! love the tunic and your makeup looks really good here

    --la vie en BROKE--

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  42. Happy Valentines Lilly, hope you've had a wonderful day!
    This outfit is totally stunning and the hat looks amazing! Such great style as always :o) xx

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  43. Love this outfit, wish i could see the whole tunic only because i'm looking for something like that in that colour.
    x

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  44. ohhhhhhhhhhmygod I need to buy that cardigan o.o
    xx

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  45. Really like your hair with that hat. And i agree about being single, it can be the best thing sometimes although I am happily in a relationship at the moment! x

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  46. I think your outfit looks lovely in these photos! who needs a guy when you can dance around your room to beyonce? Also, what do you do to make your eyes so bright and white? They always look so nice!xxx

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  47. I cannot believe you got that cardigan in Primark, i want it so bad! Primark in Ireland is no wear near as good as yours so i hope i will find it! You look fab as always too :)That L ring is perfect too soo cool! Xx

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  48. love the hat, you suit it a lot. and i don't think floppy hats suit a lot of people.
    i'm a great believer in being single ha, hope you're having a good day.

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  49. Lovely outfit, love the cardigan and the rings especiallly!
    Happy V-day!
    X
    badez.blogspot.com

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  50. ur make up is like everday - wonderful!

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  51. Cool post, hope you have a great fun day and I know what you mean nothing ever looks as good on camerea, ah lol
    I am selling a dress you might like
    http://beaufashionxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  52. Girls can get so upset being single on valentines day, but I don't see the big deal? Especially if your young, just live your life like there's no tomorrow instead of dwelling over something that will more then likely happen in the future! I also love that hat :)
    xx

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  53. Adore the hat! Such a cool touch. And that cardigan looks far too nice to be Primark :o
    You look gorgeous :)
    xxx

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  54. Would never have thought that cardie was primark! love the floppy hat too :)

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  55. You look different in these pics...I think it's the eyebrows! But you look good :D

    XOXO :*
    http://itscocovintage.blogspot.com/

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  56. cardy doesn't look typically 'primark' and you look so pretty lilyX


    stilettosandcigarettes

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  57. Love that cardi! I like the simple patchwork :)
    Valentines day is a normal day for me, I'm even with somebody!
    Kyrie x
    Idreamgames.blogspot.com

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  58. haha!! all the single ladies...whoo wow wow! love black and grey outfits but they are hard to photograph. love how you styled this my dear! xo

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  59. I love your hat! So chic!

    http://beautyblaze.blogspot.com/

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  60. found your blog from sofia's journal, it's FABULOUS.
    annawithlove.com

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  61. you look lovely :) really cute outfit, and the hat really suits you!

    xx

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  62. definately putting my hands up ! ;)
    looking lovely as ever xoxo

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  63. I love monotone outfits! Your rings are gorgeous.

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  64. You look adorable. Rings are great :)

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  65. Lovely outfit as usual! Can't contain my jelousy for that hat though- looking for a cheapish one literally everywhere! I like your hair in this, looks realy wavy :) xx

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  66. Your makeup is always so good :)
    And the outfit is cute also. Happy Valentines.

    stcymargaret.blogspot.com

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  67. I adore your top, is it still at Topshop? Sometimes you need to be single to figure out who you are by yourself..as lame as that sounds!

    Hope your Valentines Day was lovely.

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  68. Hahha High five fellow single lady =) I dont care either =)
    Btw, your makeup looks really pretty, like dramatic, and kind of sharp but sweet and not over the top. Hope I explained it well, I loved it!
    Bellesme

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  69. I love the hat on you! And your hair looks so pretty curled this way (at least I'm assuming it was curled!).

    Couldn't agree more about being single. Well, I do have a boyfriend right whom I love dearly, but I was single for a year before that and I thoroughly enjoyed it. (:

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  70. Love your outfit! You look beautiful as always.

    www.themoptop.com

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  71. Love the cardigan, I have yet to see that in my local Primark, love the simplicity of the rest of the outfit too. I really like wearing simple outfits with a few bits of statement jewellery at the moment :)

    Hope you enjoyed the dancing xxx

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  72. I'm definetly putting my hands up!
    You look adorable x

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  73. Love the cardigan. I hope your enjoyed your single ladies dancathon. If you ask me, Valentines is about love, whether it's love for a partner, a friend, your mum, yourself...just love.

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  74. I can't wait 'til we get that hat in my store <3

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  75. Hey lady - just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I recently ordered a dress I found through your site, and I just got it and love it. Couldn't be happier I stumbled upon your fashion corner of the world.

    Love,
    Ashley

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  76. I really really love this outfit. I'm a big fan of monochrome outfits and this cardigan make me crave for a primark visit (I'm living in Germany, the next one is about 200 km away). Did you curl your hair or is this your natural structure? like it very much this wavy.

    Love, Jojo

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  77. LOVE the cardigan, looks so cosy, Primark are good for jumpers and cardigans :)

    Check my blog here!

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  78. I really really really like the cardigan!
    xx

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  79. LOVE that cardi, it looks soooo comfy!

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  80. I know how you feel about being single - after being in a strong of relationships for two years I didn't know what to do and was upset that I didn't have any options after my final break-up. However fast forward four months and I feel so much better about myself and, like you, I know more about myself. x

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  81. That cardigan looks sooo good! Love it xo

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  82. i'm not a hat person but this looks adorable on you!

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  83. oh i love it *-*
    i really want to know what you waere on your lips, thats why i like your videos so much, you always write down what make-up youe weare ;)

    xoxo lary

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  84. Your hair. i know i always say it. i love it, and it looks more wavy on here? what have you done :D:D??
    <3



    http://sophsophsophie.blogspot.com/
    follow please!<3

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  85. I really love this outfit and your hair look so cute and pretty wavy... I think the hat makes the outfit though!

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  86. i love the hat! perfect for summer! your makeup looks amazing here!

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  87. Finally got myself a blog so I can comment on your posts!
    Congratulations for looking amazing in the cardigan i looked so silly when i tried it on!
    x

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  88. Loving that sweater. And those rings are to die for - especially the typewriter key(?) antique one. Love it.

    -Whitney
    The Whitney Chronicles

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  89. Ha love this post, really made me laugh! x

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  90. Hello beautiful! I love your outfit! Come to my blog and tell me what do you think.. I accept the criticism!
    Excuse my English!

    Anna
    http://theyellowball.blogspot.com/

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  91. I love the L ring. I could really use one, cause L is for Lois x) You've got the perfect floppy hat.
    Love Lois xxx

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