sunday portrait week 62



001. This week has been a goodun'. For a change I achieved alot of things I wanted to uni wise and work wise. As well as did some socialising with IRL friends! Score. Probably because I haven't been blogging much. I feel so behind with peoples blogs. Really need to get reading posts!

002. For someone whos *ahem* into fashion and *ahem* a totes classy girl I really like uber tacky things. Think ala Jordan and The only was is Essex. I love bright pink fake nails (especially small perfectly square ones!) and massive fake eyelashes and I'm totally obsessed with blingy things. I bought this semi ridiculous blinged up iphone cover. After some googling I now want one of these AMAZING covers. I was directed on twitter to these Les Tai Tai ones as well as their DIY kits. NEED.

003. Im in love with my new Mac, My coat that is. Not the makeup or the computery place. I wanted to have a new spring/summer jacket and after seeing Carrie wearing a similar one. See I get inspired by bloggers too! I dont know if they still have that one she has, But  this New Look one was the one I went for! I've worn it practically every day since I bought it, despite the epic winds were having in the UK at the moment. Its just the right fit and style I like, and super flattering.

004. Got paid Monday, ALOT more than I thought I'd be getting so I figured instead of waste the money on 10 dresses from Primark Id buy something expensive and pretty. I'm tossing between a YSL arty ring (probably a Blue one) or Vivienne Westwood shoes (but I'll wait for a 20% code!) I came to the conclusion that I'm a adult and I should be able to buy an expensive treat for myself and not regret it. Although the idea of parting with that cash makes me die inside!

005. Follow: Charlene, Betty, Simone and a really cool concept: Everybody Everywhere

67 comments

  1. such a gorgeous photo and hello bigger paycheck than expected- always the best feeling. Cant wait to see what treat you choose! Katie.xx
    fashion clocked

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  2. I totally agree with buying expensive things once in while, I've got things that were pricey but last forever.
    love that mac! amazing!
    i want one now. grr! the things you make me buy lily! ;)
    emilythebrave.blogspot.com

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  3. Part of the reason I want an iPhone is just so I can have an amazing case! They don't do very many for the phone I have.
    x

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  4. oh and those phone covers are AMAZING. but i don't have an iPhone :l
    emilythebrave.blogspot.com - again. :)

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  5. yeah investment pieces, i love my artsy ring haha theyre just amazing,
    love your updates the whole tacky thing is funny but relatable

    lia x
    thefashionsuitcase,blogspot.com

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  6. Definitely the arty ring, didn't know they did black and gold, total love!

    R x

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  7. Hahah totally get the love of tacky things, i myself have a very weird habbit, i did a recent post about my new Blackberry phone case http://lulubbeautyandfashion.blogspot.com/

    I think you will appreciate it lol
    Totally loving those vivienne westwood shoes, they sell them in a local boutique and i have been eyeing them up for a while!

    Great post as always lily! :o) x

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  8. I definitely recommend you buy the shoes, I've heard from several people the ring is of poor quality... The coat is wonderful and you're beautiful!


    toi-sois-belle-et-tais-toi.blogspot.com/

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  9. That mac is gorgeousss! And love those tacky iphne covers, I must get myself one!
    xx

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  10. I have the mac in cream except mine has a conventional belt instead of a tie belt, which I would have prefered!
    I know what you mean about being an adult now and being able to buy yourself an expensive treat, even though I'm 20 years old I still feel like I should consult my mum before I spend over £100 on something, it's so silly because really it's my money! x

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  11. i also i have ridiculously tacky phone case haha, its leopard print and glittery and gold ahhh i love it so much its very 'the only way is essex' ;] im saving my pennies for one of those rings too :] xx

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  12. Love that mac, they're really good for windy weather too! I always feel awkward when I buy expensive things but at the end of the day you earn your money and shouldn't hesitate!
    Kyrie x
    Idreamgames.blogspot.com

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  13. i REALLY want a cover on my phone like that! but i don't have an iphone D= want to order a diy kit and pimp my nokia up

    hope you can bear to choose between the two! i love them both.
    xxx

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  14. What a loevly photo Lily. I was debating getting a Mac, but i really don't know if it'd suit me or not! Oooh an extra little cash sounds good, looking forward to seeing what you decide to spend it on! :) xx

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  15. I think everyone has a tacky side... It's good to embrace it once in a while.

    YSL arty ring all the way!!! I want one soo bad. I think I may go for a khaki one. I like your coat!

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  16. Oooh! I want that case for iPhone 3! Love it!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely picture :)
    I love getting paid more than expected and you should treat yourself :) x

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  18. lovely sunday potrait

    I have a hidden love for tack pink phone covers too!

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  19. Your so pretty! Haha I have a guilty pleasure for things like that, you should see my blackberry case - completely blinged out in gems, zebra print!


    -Shope
    http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  20. lol to the tacky things, i guess they only become uber tacky when all things tacky are bought together in one big tacky overloaded mess. i really love your pink nails anyway, i think they're cute.
    oh and how i'd love an arty ring, i want one for my bday from the boy but i doubt it'll happen! guess ill have to do the same and buy one myself!

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  21. i 100% reccomend you get an YSL arty ring! they are definatly worth the money and so so gorgeous AND can be worn all year and you get loads of compliments from it too haha! a man (ikr, a man?!) told me yesterday that my ring was 'very magical' and that he 'loved it, ooh so sparkley) (yeah.. he was very camp) LOL!

    emma xx
    www.oh-emma.com

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  22. For those that don't have iPhones - in the Les Tai Tai site you can buy a plastic sheet that you cut to fit your phone then stick the tackiness to that and then it sticks to the back of your phone! I love mine :)
    Gorgeous piccie Lily x

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  23. Thanks for the recommendation Lily! :)

    I love those tacky cases so much and have always wanted one. I think yours is just the perfect amount of bling, HK ones you linked too are amazing but I couldn't imagine myself actually buying one!

    xx

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  24. good post. A investment piece is always a good thing. New Look have some good bits atm

    http://beaufashionxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm glad you had a good week! It's nice to feel you have acheived something! I reckon get a ysl ring! They are so cool. I just got some old Vivienne Westwood shoes for my shop! Too small for me though!

    The Flower Girl

    X

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  26. If you're gonna get any, you should so go for the ring, it's gorgeous!

    morningpears.blogspot.com

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  27. i was wondering when your sunday post would be up. i don't usually comment a lot, but those shoes made me lol, please get the ring. ahh well it is up to you. i do love the ring though, i really want one. and one day i may treat my self too.
    i have just ordered some cases for my ipod and blackberry, i was going to get a diamanté for my bb but i could just see all the stone bits coming off. so i went for minimalistic, plain and boring.
    i'm glad your week's been good.
    <3

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  28. Love the VW shoes but I think if it was me I'd choose the ring! ASOS do 20% student discount you know!!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  29. Get the shoes! Loving the only way is essex!! Xx :)

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  30. I actually like the Vivienne Westwood shoes more than the arty ring, haha! I love the iPhone cases, I really want to pimp my iPod Touch out with all cute little decorations like similar to the ones in that DIY kit.

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  31. ohh get the YSL art ring, they're so pretty!

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  32. ohh get the YSL art ring, they're so pretty!

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  33. Oh, I can be so into tacky/ridiculous things too, sometimes! I love huge, false eyelashes, hahah.
    Also, definitely splurge when you feel like it! It doesn't matter whether or not you're an adult, paying more for a cherishable item is totally worth it, I think. And those Viv Westwood shoes are so adorable!

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  34. gorgeous photo. definitely go for the arty ring, well worth the money and it's not even that expensive considering it's YSL.

    lockstockstyle

    x

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  35. Arty ring!!!! Yeah.
    I also love tacky things but only little details.. I got this little chihuahua ring with diamanté! haha X

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  36. love this post :O
    i feel completly the same about the tack it can be so appealing.
    ever seen the lux addiction covers? x

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  37. go for the ring, its stunning (i love the turquoise one but black goes with everything). sometimes when i spend too much money in just one thing i also feel like i'm going to die. ohh, wish i could be richer haha xx

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  38. Love the phone case haha! and i wish i got a bigger check than i expected this month but unfortunately no..

    Stacey xx

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  39. 20% voucher code from where lol?

    I got 3 pairs of different vivienne westwood for melissa show and they were all deffiently worth the money. I got all mine with the 1st collections she did and have lasted me a good year so far without any problems! I'm on the look out for that style but in tortouise shell that sold out last year!

    yourladyx.blogspot.com x

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  40. oh yes, you should do that! I bought the arty ring last friday after I have been lusting over it for ages... then I calculated how much money I saved since I quit smoking and realized that it was about 200 pounds... so the arty ring it was! i felt really akward walking into the ysl store in old bond street between all these rich people... :D
    It was definately worth quitting!
    xxx

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  42. I love the les tai tai covers!!! And their mirrors. Random i know but ur eyebrows look lovely!!! X

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  43. hey i love your blog!! i'm new to the blogging world. check me out if you want when you get the chance
    cheers

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  44. Nooo! Every blogger has that ring! Get something unique to you
    And Accessorize have very similar shoes -

    http://www.accessorize.com/new-in/patent-double-bow-nude-ballerina-pumps/invt/89513006/?bklist=icat,4,shop,footwearshop,footwearshopshoes

    Though obviously not with the amazing rainbow bows xx

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  45. Oooooh lucky =)
    I LOVEEE the iphone case, I like some tacky things too.. =P I would looove to see your coat =)
    Bellesme

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  46. I probably shouldn't read your sunday portrait posts because I always end up following the blogs you recommend and I follow too many already. Dissertation is telling me to steer away from blog reading for a while but it's not happening!
    Oh also, I'd say steer away from those vivienne westwood shoes. My friend had a pair with the heart on and it has fallen off and been repaired around 4 times, now they refuse to repair it, even though it's only glued on so it's obviously easily breakable.
    I love the YSL rings - go for it!!
    You only live once!

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  47. Can't wait to see you what you treat yourself with! And the mac coat that Carrie is dolled up in is darling and so is the one you got from New Look.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  48. ha ha dont we all hate the feeling of parting with money it really sucks

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  49. Darling, you are gorgeous!

    http://understarlitskies.blogspot.com

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  50. You look beautiful as always! I'd choose the YSL arty ring, it looks gorgeous! Love that phone case hehe! Xx

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  51. I have those shoes in black, an ex's xmas present for me - score! lol they are lovely and smell like sweeties xo.

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  52. I love the feeling when your pay is higher than you were expecting!
    And the ring and shoes are gorgeous. I think I'd personally got for a pair of shoes in black, they're lovely!
    xxx

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  53. I just bought a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes and it was the best thing I have ever done. This is the first time in my life where I can afford to buy something expensive and as hard as it was to part with the cash they are a really good investment :) It's your money so go ahead and treat yourself is what I say.

    X

    Nat

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  54. Those VW shoes are gorgeous, my friend has a high heeled pair and says they are so so comfy.

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  55. lovely!!! adore your blog!
    http://yourfashioncafe.blogspot.com/

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  56. buy the ring! you know you want tooooo! i love treating myself to something I KNOW I SO SHOULDN'T
    seems youve been working hard on your GD work so treatzzzz are deserved
    xxx

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  57. ooooh I need to start working to enjoy these perks!! Seems like every blogger out there is after the artsy ring though so i'd say vivienne heels :)

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

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  58. I can't wait to see what you choose. I certainly don't regret splashing on my chanel sunglasses, in fact I wear them so often they are way more cost effective than any primark dress!

    I already follow dainty dresses, one of my favourites xx

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  59. I just have the same problem. I want to buy something expensive and save up for it, but when it's time and all the money is there, the item is sold out or I just can't bare to pay so much money on just one thing, mostly shoes in my case. I'll buy myself a pair of miu miu's for my prom though. would take the ring, if I were you.

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  60. That's what i always do now after realising I kept buying cheap stuff and selling it on ebay 2 weeks later.
    I've got a 15% off asos code if you'd like to use it as i've already done so. It's "springvip" hopefully it still works. I often post new voucher codes on my blog.

    http://threeblackcrowns.blogspot.com/

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  61. I've started to buy bigger things now; i have so much random crap!
    love the iphone cover:)
    amy,x

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  62. I love a little bit of bling myself too!
    I always think as long as I keep it on the right side of trashy, then its ok,Ha!

    Oh I just did a post on me buying an Arty ring today actually, unfort. i had to send mine back, it was totally not what i was expecting it to be, but i still think they look so pretty!

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  63. The blinged up cases are so cute! Its a Japanese trend called decoden, I make cases myself all you need is glue, a clear case and you can buy rhinestones and pearls off ebay and bam blingtastic phone/ipod. xx

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  64. hah I totally know what you mean, I've been lusting after those obnoxiously blingy armcandy-esque bags that you find at market stalls, it's tack central!
    xx

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