Monday, May 02, 2011


ordinary people




cardigan/poncho: primark
dress: H&M
sunglasses: new look
necklace: river island

I like to call this look "CBA but have to leave the house look". My default look when I really cant be bothered to get dressed properly is simply a plain dress and a massive cardigan. Me and my Mum went spur of the moment shopping trip today which resulted in me having very little time get from my PJ's into something worthy of going to town in. However I manged to snap these photos quickly before leaving. I just wore this poncho, black strappy dress and some brown brogues. I'd only bought the poncho (it still has the label if for your beady eyed readers, was removed before I left the house, so do not worry) to wear on holiday as a coverup in the evenings. I like it alot more now that I've worn it properly though. I was hoping it would come in black too but they didnt have any when I was there!

My planned day has gone completely out the window thanks to my Mum and her obsessive shopping. I'm so behind on the things I'd planned to do (reply to emails, read blogs & see my baby brothers!) I'm just about to dash to the gym (so im hoping this will post when Im there, if not, I have already been to the gym, ignore said comment) then back doing university work and packing all remaining jewellery orders to be shipped out tomorrow. Cannot wait to get back to university tomorrow, I really want to see all my friends and spend some time out of the house that isnt at work! Have I gone mad? Yes.

PS. My hair is not agreeing with me at the moment hence the messy messy messy topknot.

82 comments:

  1. This look is perfect! I adore that dress :)
    xxx

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  2. Wow, very pretty even if it is casual!

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  3. Your hair like that suits you beautifully! along with the glasses. I'm looking forward to uni too! getting back into the routine and seeing friends.

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  4. love lazy outfits that still look nice! :) and love the hair x

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  5. LOVE the look, too much. The cardigan and the sunnies are gorgeous! xo

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  6. The messy messy topknot looks great, I'd style it like that more often if I were you... and you could put little flowers into if or something, would look adorable on ya ;-)

    Dayner x
    http://www.mozzypop.com

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  7. Sweet poncho, and I love the shades x

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  8. nothing better than an oversized cardigan for ultra comfiness! although you still look gorgeous even in your lazy outfits! loving the top knot and nail polish too! x

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  9. Great laid-back look! Love the poncho!

    xx

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  10. Effortlessly cute look! :) love your sunglasses!

    http://christinebalram.blogspot.com

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  11. your hair looks amazing like that!

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  12. love the cardi + the hair!

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  13. love the big old top knot. perfect CBA outfit too. hope you had fun at the shops


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  14. this CBA outfit is effortless gorgeous! ahaha!
    love your hair in this too!
    Krissy xoxo

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  15. This outfit is so simple but it really does look amazing. Even if it is your go-to outfit for when you cba! The chunky cardigan is great, I really think I need to get myself something similar for the windy days of summer...

    x x Michelle
    http://www.thefeatherden.net

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  16. Really like the cardi- it's not something I would pick up from the rail but it looks great on. x

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  17. my hair often has days of refusing not to style anywhere near decent!

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  18. A spontaneous shopping day doesn't seem too bad :) You look darling with your hair in a knot, it just proves you always look so fabulously chic! Super cute poncho, but the way.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  19. Lovely... Nice cardigan.. ;D


    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  20. I like your hair that way very much :-)

    xoxo Michaela

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  21. Your hair looks great and that poncho is really cool :D


    xx Seph

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  22. Love your hair and the poncho/cardigan!! Maybe I'll have my gram make me one! :)

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  23. LOVE THAT CARDIGAN! and I adore your hair like that also :) x

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  24. that poncho needs to find its way into my life asap! x

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  25. it's casual yet so crazy, i love it and your hair!

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  26. Your hair looks way too good considering you say it´s not agreeing with you at the moment. I shall post a picture of my bad hair day:)

    I love the poncho as well. I´m actually sad every evening when I´m catching up with blogs that I´m not in the UK at the moment and probs won´t have much time any time soon once I´m back due to exams and my wedding to do some serious shopping. I´m seeing a lot of really nice Primark as well as H&M stuff on the blogosphere these days.

    Anyway, good luck with your uni work. I´m trying to get my finished with as well.

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  27. wonderful! I love your messy hair :)

    http://31-85.blogspot.com/

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  28. Really love this look despite you saying its a lazy outfit.

    Jen xx
    jjnoir.blogspot.com

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  29. Aww dammit they have it in creme? I got this cardigan in this odd blue colour because besides that I could only find this even weirder rusty red colour.

    Bummer!

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  30. beautiful. I love the crochet ponco/cardigan :p

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  31. your hair looks lovely like that! and i like the cardigan :) also i read an article in the times about you and it inspired me to start my own blog so thank you!

    www.cupofearlgreyandasmile.blogspot.com

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  32. i love your hair like that! i wish mine was long enough to do that with it! :)

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  33. best hair

    http://minimoni-minimoni.blogspot.com/

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  34. Even looking this "cba-casual", you still look great! x

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  35. I think your hair looks beatiful like this. I feel the same when you talk about not finding anything cute. Im from Argentina and i was in England last february- I REALLY LOVE CLOTHES THERE . it will be great if we can chat a little. See you !

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  36. Just read on twitter that you wanted to go blonde! Do it, it would suit you! It has not to be super bombshell blonde, one two tones lighter and there you have it! And if you don't like it you can always dye your hair to its original colour.

    I'm also thinking about dyeing it lighter... who knows?!

    Have a great week,
    Emily


    http://www.thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com/

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  37. Sometimes lazy outfits are the best! The poncho type thing is gorgeous.

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  38. Is that dress recent? I've been looking for one like that for years! You look lovely, how do you get away with no bra though?

    When you get atround to looking at blogs you can take a peek at this

    http://aporcelaindollandherbeautyblog.blogspot.com

    :P

    Love!
    xx

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  39. You're so pretty !!
    Love your hair !!
    Kisses

    www.safiaa.com

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  40. I love how your CBA look is better than any of my 'try really hard' looks. Love this outfit. And the sunnies are great too :)
    x

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  41. I really like the cardigan! Looks lovely with plain black too (: So ridiculously envious of your topknot gah! xx

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  42. Those glasses are effing fabulous! I'm wondering if they'd look good with my face shape. You rock them which makes me really wanna buy them! We'll see. You look gorgeous, darling. Enjoy going back to school!

    x

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  43. Love the cardi, the tassels are wonderful! Defs need to invest in something like this for throwing over summer dresses.

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  44. Great quick look! I actually really love your messy bun! It looks effortless but cute! I'm trying to grow my hair out so that I can do that.


    Jacquelyn
    www.styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

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  45. LOVe the sunglasses! They look so cute on you!
    Bellesme

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  46. i love your topknot and you're lucky to have a mum that loves to shop. i adore your cardigan :)

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  47. my hair looks the same at the moment. i think we rock it. plus it can stay like that for like... 900 days.

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  48. this is effortlessly chic!
    really cool poncho!
    love your blog btw ^_^

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  49. love the simplictity, the poncho is amazing!!

    sharlxo.blogspot.com

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  50. Loooovveee you hair!

    http://www.show-fashion.de/

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  52. This looks really laid back and cool, and your hair goes so well with it too x

    Just a Thought

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  53. Love this look!

    Want your hair sooo badly :O

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  54. fyi: you make messy messy messy topknots look uber chic!

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  55. i have that dress! wore it on sunday to show off my legs after they made a visit to the exotic island of st moriz ;) ;)

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  56. Very cute cardigan, i love the frayed ends. this look is so effortless yet you look extremely cool. I wish I could do that, haha!
    Kyrie x
    idreamgames.blogspot.com

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  57. You look so pretty!:)

    Check out my new giveaway:
    http://tinagfashionblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-surprise-for-you.html

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  58. great hairstyle!

    http://absorbingmoments.blogspot.com/

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  59. Love that Poncho! It's good to see that I'm not the only one wearing a topknot, when my hair isn't obeying. I really want university to start ever, because since I finished school, I've only seen my friends at the exams and I don't even dress up anymore, just change from pjs into joggers and a sweater.

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  60. wow love your style! i follow! maybe you follow back <3


    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/

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  61. I adore your sunglasses^^. Is this one still available at online shop?

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  62. well your "cba but have to leave the house" look is like my "attempt to dress nice to go shopping" look haha. you have lovely clothes, i love your hair on this too! xx

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  63. love the hair! In India we would call it the "sadhu" (saint) hairstyle..

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  64. That dress is too die for, like seriously, im obsessed with dresses right now.
    and the poncho is inspired :')

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  65. Wow, I'm in love with that cardi! It really inspired me to go out and look for one. And always, you look gorgeous!

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  66. Hooray for ponchos! I wear my ASOS one around the house all the time - they're so comfy :)

    Can't believe yours is from Primark! Looks like a Topshop one! You wear it so well - most Primark things don't fit me very well so I only usually buy accessories from there x x

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  67. You look lovely! This is how celebrities in America dress when they dash into town for errands. So cute and comfy ;)

    great photos, great post!

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  68. Lily this is so lush. The top knot is extra spesh, jealous of your lucious long locks.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  69. Omg I love this look! I was just thinking of doing something similiar to this.
    ( a bright orange bodycon with a cream waterfal cardi! cute, right ! )

    the-modernjunkie.com

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  70. I love the messy top know look! Also the poncho looks lovely x

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  71. Just to say I found one of those pictures of you on someones tumblr. From what I can see you're not credited on it. Just thought I would let you know.

    http://boooooooobs.tumblr.com/post/5143702928

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  72. Cute, simple outfit
    I like!

    http://www.lovelustcovetwant.blogspot.com

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  73. Wicked outfit, you rock the Primark cardie!! x x x

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  74. GORGEOUS!!!!! enough said
    www.samanthablonde.blogspot.com

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  75. You should have seen meh face when i read it's from primark. Looks TS quality! Love it gotta work this CBA look <3

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