Monday, March 07, 2011


undercover of darkness





skirt: American apparel
belt: primark
leggings: miss selfridge

I wore this last week to work actually and decided I loved it instantly. I think its the camel and the awesome blue stripes on this New Look top that really make it. I like colours that kinda shouldn't go together properly but look awesome regardless. I for one love American Apparel, Say what you want about them as a company, their adverts, their price or their ethics. But to me they have things in the colours and styles I like. Simple, clean and pretty classic. Although I think we all know some of their things are a little suspect. I bought the skirt when I was in London a few weeks back, I've been wanting it for ages in the Truffle colour, but didn't want to order online. So we made a beeline for the AA store but they didn't have my size so tried on the camel one in a small and it fit perfectly. I love corduroy, why aren't more things made of it!

I really wanted a bright necklace to go with this ouftit,  I've lost my got to necklace of my knotted rosary so I'm replacing that bad boy as I type! That would have been the perfect colour pop I was seeking!

I've got more oversized turquoise rings up on my JWLRY site. They are the most popular at the moment so I keep trying to restock every few days!

78 comments:

  1. The colour of that top is stunning on you! Love the outfit!
    I have a soft spot for american apparel too, everything is just.. right. Shapes, colours etc. Shame about the prices though.

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  2. Absolutely love your skirt! And the colour is so perfect with your top x

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  3. gorgeous what a mix deep turquoise and camel corduroy i love it- very awesome and aa is always a bit of a love/ hate thing for me... good pieces.. bad stores.. hahaha! Katie.xx
    fashion clocked

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  4. i love those colours together, so fresh and spring like.
    Love your hair as well

    xxx

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  5. I was just eyeing a camel corduroy skirt at Old Navy the other day, I wanted it so badly but it didn't fit. So I approve of this one! I love the way you put colors together, I'm so color illiterate, boo.

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  6. very cute! that top looks like it should be in a cartoon, it doesn't look real somehow... love it xo.
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  7. Love the skirt. Sometimes I wish I could afford to buy (almost) everything in AA. x

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  8. Love this look, the colours go so well together. I really like American Apparel too, just wish I could afford more of their things xxx

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  9. Love the lighting in these photos. & the colour of the skirt is perfect.

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  10. love the shape of the skirt, wish i could afford stuff from american apparel :\ lovely outfit <3

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  11. I love how the blue brings out your eyes :3

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  12. This look is so awesome it looks unrealistic love it xx

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  13. Beautiful, I've abso loved your last two outfits xx

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  14. Love this outfit, can't get over how good the combination of the camel coloured skirt and blue in the top look together x x

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  15. This outfit is amazing! I would never of thought of putting those colours together, but they work so well! I love it. I have that skirt in the truffle colour and they sent me 2 for some reason? Very strange, I'm still trying to find out if they charged me for both!

    I'm loving wearing corduroy again haha. I think the last thing I wore that was corderoy was those massive flared trousers everyone used to have in about 2001!

    Chloe... x
    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  16. Ive just watched your New Look presenting, You did a great job. Looked like you had a amazing time.
    XOXO

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  17. That skirt is funny, love it !


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  18. Love it! The blue stripes on the top really brighten up the outfit. Such a cute skirt, too, I love that camel colour! x

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  19. I would've never have thought of combining camel with block colours, but it looks wonderful and so eye catching.. I found that i looked all over your outfit, if that makes sense... Instead of a top immediately standing out or a skirt, the whole combination of your look is appealing. I love this.
    xox

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  20. love how bright this outfit is! :) looking super gorgeous, I love your rosary and was thinking that it would go great as I was looking at the pics before I read everything hehe
    (also just bought a ring) xx

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  21. I'm loving camel and blue as well. A lot of shops seem to have it in stock :)

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    Helen

    :)

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  22. you;re right, the colours are unexpected but lovely, i love the shape of your skirt lily.

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  23. Fallen a bit in love with this look. The skirt wouldn't look good on me at all but I love it anyway. The stripes on the top are so bright and different it really goes.

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  24. The colours all go so well together :) and I absolutely adore your hair! xx

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  25. Looking awesome as always! Jealous that you can pull that outfit off, shouldn't work but it sooo does.
    xo

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  26. I love these colours they actually work brilliantly together! Love the shape of the skirt as well! xx

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  27. loving the colour of the top :)

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  28. i love the striped top! So cool!

    The Flower Girl

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  29. your hair looks gorgeous lily
    love the combination of blue and camel
    and the rosary would have looked great!xxx


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  30. The skirt is lovely, I like the other colours it comes in too. I think you hear this all the time but you have such an amazing eye for colour!
    x

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  31. definitely one of my favourites. amazing shade of blue which i agree shouldnt go with the camel but so so does!
    love it. xoxo

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  32. I luv Luv LUV that skirt!!!
    GORGEOUS!!!

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  33. such a good colour combo lily! I love!
    Olivia x
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  34. such a nice outfit and the colours totally go

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  35. I agree the stripes look total perfect! :)
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  36. Love the colour pop and the rosary would have been perfect. I bet you'll find it some place really obvious or annoying one day when you've already replaced it. That sort of thing always happens to me!

    Where can we see your presenting video? xx

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  37. this reminds me of a smurf - in the most fashionable way of course.

    xx

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  38. Love the bright blue contrasted with the camel. Two really nice colours.

    Just looking at your rings, they're so pretty! I love the deer one but I'm afraid it won't fit my stupidly small fingers :( x

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  39. You look gorgeous :) I love this colour combo. I don't mind AA, but the store here is like super duper inflated even more than the Northern Hemisphere, so its pretty ridiculous.

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  40. I love the colour of that top (: It does look surprisingly nice with camel too! Camel is absolutely a go-to colour for me at the moment. xxx

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  41. Lovely outfit here... and I just ordered a ring from your shop! xx

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  42. I love the shirt, the colour looks really nice on you! And the skirt is so lovely!

    xoxo ;*
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  43. Ive not seen you wear anything as bright at this top and I love it on you, looks great.

    I adore cord, its just so easy to wear. This skirt is similar to the UO's one I wanted...

    http://tinyurl.com/6jlt7s6

    which I have just realised is now in the sale. I think its similar to the truffle colour one you wanted? xx

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  44. I really love that top, the color is gorgeous and it fits very well with the skirt. x

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  45. That's a beautiful skirt from AA, and it actually goes real nice with the blue of the top. Charming look!

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    much love.

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  46. I also love pairing camel with blue, whether it'd be light, turquoise or navy. I think it definitely works since the two colours (let's say camel is close to orange) are complementary on the colour spectrum so they are meant to make the other pop! x

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  47. i love that skirt! if only i can afford to get american apparrel items! ahaha!
    Krissy xoxo

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  48. love this look, and the strokes new song :)

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  49. love the title
    love the outfit


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    xo

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  50. Possibly my favourite outfit posts you've ever done, I totally love the corduroy! You look amazing <3

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  51. I really like your skirt the cut is nice, and it goes really well with that turquoise top! :)

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  52. Another gorgeous outfit Lily, that skirts lovely, got a nice shape to it, as well as colour! I've never personally bought anything from American Apparel, but will be looking into their stuff :) xx

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  53. That turquoise in the top is really striking! It's funny how well the colours go together, if someone told me turq and camel I'd probably turn my nose up at it, but they look fab. Even better that it's corduroy, love me a bit cord!

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  54. I love american apparel, have for years. I love that skirt as well I own the camel and truffle colours. It looks great with blue!

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  55. Lily.. you look beautiful, love how you put the whole outfit together. Cute skirt.
    http://www.ohsopetite.blogspot.com ♥

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  56. I really am in love with your style and how you can mix and match the most unsuspecting items and they look so good coupled together. Need to start being a tad more adventurous with my wardrobe me thinks...

    Xisses, Onyxsta

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  57. You're right, it's the odd color combination that makes this outfit look amazing! I love when that happens. <3

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  58. I love the top on you. You should wear it more often. You look great.
    My Heart Blogged

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  59. the colors look beautiful together!

    also just ordered two rings from you - so excited (:

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  60. The shirt is too cute, love the turqoise!

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  61. I love that skirt so much! No wonder you loved the outfit as soon as you put it on! Unfortunately a line skirts just dont suit me so I have to watch on in envy XD

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

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  62. I would never have put that top and skirt together, but they look perfect for each other :)
    You look lovely!
    xxx

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  63. this is a goreous outfit i love the contrast :]
    xxx

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  64. I ♥ the skirt!

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  65. Very very very pretty!



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  66. this outfit is perfect, the colors work so well together. & I agree with you on corduroy, I wish I had more pieces made of it! x

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  67. Amazing skirt! love the green against the rustiness. X

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  68. The skirt is so different to anything I've seen before, but it looks great on you! xx

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  69. I cannot wait to go to New York at the end of the month and spend all my spending money in American Apparel! Their stuff is just so simple but great.

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  70. This is really lovely, no one around where I live wears clothes like these.

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  71. Absolutely loving this skirt!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

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