Monday, March 21, 2011


machu picchu






knit dress: H&M
jacket: H&M
necklace: new look
rings: (l-r) small turquoise ring (6), tribal sheild ring (5) & local market stall
nails: nubar rosso

Comfort dressing today, oversized knit dress & leggings ftw. I'm not that well still, and I'd rather not have been forced to get dressed, but Im one of those people who simply cant just sit around doing nothing. Im a bit of a workaholic, and it really is one of my biggest downfalls. I have a slight earache and feel very stiff and tired. I'm really hoping its just a extended 24 hour thing and another nights sleep might do me good! If I can I'm going to go into university tomorrow and do something because I haven't done anything productive in what feels like days! I know I shouldn't run myself into the ground, but I need structure in my life of things end up going wrong! Maybe I'm just paranoid though!

I haven't owned a blazer in years, I saw this one in H&M and kept putting it off because I really didn't need another black coat. However after a few return trips I did decide to buy it. It felt a bit like fate because it was one of those things that I kept thinking about, coming back, leaving it and then contemplating just how much I wanted it. The slouchy oversized shape really interests me, its just the right amount of the menswear trend. Either way its all good! I've been wearing it loads since I got it and I can 100% say I made the right choice getting it!

87 comments:

  1. very nice! i looove your style! xx

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  2. love this, the colour really suits you and all the rings are gorgeous :) xx

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  3. That necklace is beautiful!
    My mum actually spent some New Look vouchers we got given for Xmas on socks. SOCKS!
    Definitely going to show her this and make her buy me it now though haha ;)
    xxx

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  4. the blazer is lovely! really suits you x

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  5. I've got that dress as well, love the way you styled it with the blazer...x

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  6. Love your nail varnish so nice. Thanks for listing it

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  7. I love the colour of that nail varnish too, so shiny!

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  8. Love the orange knit dress, I see your challenge of adding colour is going well =D!

    Love J.
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  9. I love your style and you are very pretty! I love the way you mix the colours!
    xoxo

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  10. great! I like the combination of the orange/red with the turquoise

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  11. hope you get better soon lily. love the blazer, the shape is fab and all those rings are brilliant


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  12. Lovely cardigan and your nail polish is lush!!

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  13. Love the orange colour and turquoise together, a great look x

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  14. Hey Lily, I hope you'll feel better soon! :)

    I love the colour of the top that you're wearing in today's photos!

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  15. love the colors! especially the nail polish and the blazer looks great on you!

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  16. I'm obsessed with those tunics from H&M at the moment, so easy to wear when you cba to root around your wardrobe. I had a total addiction to my blazer this time last year, but have only worn mine once this year! My Mum was sick of seeing me in it aha. xx

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  17. I'm not usually one for blazers either, but like you, I've really been getting into boyfriend blazers because of their length. They're easy to dress up and down, and I love that you can wear them with dresses or jeans.

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  18. Love those rings! The blazer is gorgeous too; I can't get enough of oversized blazers!

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  19. Another simple yet fashion forward outfit! You put them together so effortlessly!
    LOVING the rings!

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    xxx

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  20. Love your necklace and rings here. Hope you feel better soon. x

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  21. Love the rusty colour with the turquoise x

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  22. I love your turquoise necklace! I might have to get one myself!
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  23. Man, I wish i was a workaholic! Good luck getting better. Great outfit- really love that red nail colour.

    xx

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  24. Loving the Strokes related title of this post!

    Just giving the album a listen now, liking it so far!

    Great outfit as always :)


    xx

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  25. I have to exact opposite problem to you - I cant seem to get any work done! If I get a cold I retire to my bed for a week, ahaha.

    The blazer looks beautiful on you!
    xxx

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  26. That blazer looks like it would go with a lot of outfits!
    It is a great length also :)
    Hope you get well soon.
    Teenage Daydreams

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  27. love it , are your nails real they look great and the blazer is such a good key peice (:

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  28. Love your metallic nails! Hope you feel better soon!!!
    Emily



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  29. you made the right decision the blazer looks great on you <3

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  30. I hope you will be feeling better as soon as possible. I like the colour of the t-shirt and the blazer as well, even better if it was cosy =)

    Juliette

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  31. the blazer is proper cute! i love it. hope you feel better soon lovely, try and get some rest otherwise you're never going to get better! xo

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  32. Loving the blazer and the burnt orange. xo

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  33. love the tunic dress! so cute! the colour is pretty too.
    Adoreeeeeee your rings, absolute beauties they are!
    Krissy xoxo

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  34. i really like the colour of your dress, very spring! and your rings are looovely too :) x

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  35. Your nails look fabulous! Such great colors in these photos - you are always so cute!
    xo Emily
    BELLISHMENT

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  36. Lovely outfit :) Have you had your hair cut too? It looks shorter :)

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  37. Blazer is lovely, so nice.

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  38. loving the strokes reference in the title. great rings too

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  39. Love the colors and your blazer is amazing !


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  40. looks really nice on you! actually, a trip to machu picchu in peru inspired me to wear turquoise jewellery about a year ago, funny you named the post like that :)

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  41. I love this look!
    Hope you feel better soon! x

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  42. I really like the blazer on you. I hope you get well soon!
    My Heart Blogged

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  43. I'm freaked out I saw this necklace and thought of you BEFORE your post, but it looks lovely with that outfit!

    xoxo

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  44. The color of the knit dress is gorgeous on you. I'm glad you finally gave in and got the blazer, because it's totally chic! Adore your nail color and jewelry too!

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    much love.

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  45. Love that type of orange. Really suits you x

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  46. I love the contrast between the rusty colours of your dress and nails with the turquoise of your rings and necklace. Oh and can't get enough of The Strokes at the moment either :) xx

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  47. Great outfit, the dress is such a pretty colour! That's a shame you're still not well, I also get quite bad earaches sometimes when I'm tired, I'd recommend a little drop of almond oil before you go to bed, it really helps! xx

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  48. I understand the workaholic thing but do try and get some rest missy! Or it'll just get worse. Get better soon :-)
    x

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  49. I have this blazer too :) I know what you mean about the boyish fit, it's just the right fit and length! Loving the jewelery too!

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  50. Isn't it funny how some items of clothing haunt us from the stores? And then we fantasize about them until we get them? I think that it's always the pieces I end up liking most that I do this with! Is it normal to fantasize about clothing?!? Haha.

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  51. okay this turquoise & this coral-ish, orange-ish, whatever-ish color look BOMB.com together.. hot, hot, hot! feel better soon pretty lady. xx

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  52. I lovee this outfit, that jacket especially! Your pictures are so awesome

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  53. love that colour on you!
    I just bought a ring :)

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  54. Nice one Lily.
    The colour on the dress suits you and the blazer is a lovely staple piece. Hope you are feeling better soon hun!

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  55. Awesome necklace! Love it!

    There's a GIVEAWAY on my blog, come and see it :)

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  56. Love this outfit! Your rings are immense! I seriously need a blazer xx :o)

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  57. I love your style so much! You have amazing hair. x

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  58. omg! you are so beautiful ♥

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  59. beautiful rings!!
    and cute blazer
    xoxo

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  60. this necklace is stunning, i love the colour with your outfit x

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  61. you're so gorgeous and I love what you do with you hair. and also, you have great taste in clothes,

    x

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  62. lovely colours!

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  63. ooooo, i need to get a big blazer, mines so outdated!

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  65. Great blazer! Suits you so well and It's nice to know you're determined but get yourself better!

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  66. I love this outfit! The sort of stuff I love wearing.

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  67. Loving the rings!

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  68. Didn't even notice this was a blazer until you mentioned and I scrolled back up to take a look! Cute cos it just looks like an oversize boyfriend cardi :)

    Xisses, Onyxsta
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  69. This blazer is defs on my wishlist now! Cheers lily you've inspired me to write my own blog..which i've started today eek! check it out sometime soon if you get a minute, maybe not just yet.. wait til i've written something of actual interest haha anyways keep up the good work!

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  70. Love it!
    Cute rings!
    <3

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  71. Love your style. Love your blog. Love your hair. Gosh, wish my hair was as long as yours!

    XOXO

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