Monday, July 25, 2011


play crack the sky





*the dress is black but the lighting was very odd where i took my photos today!
dress: missguided
belt: primark
earrings: urban outfitters
rings: jwlry
nails: cicate skinny jeans via glossybox
lips: mac cut a caper

Today I went for afternoon tea at a local bar with my friend Hannah. She had tea and I had iced coffee, but then I was naughty and had a sly Corona as well. Whoops. The weather was really lovely when I stepped out the house so I sort of regretted wearing such a heavy black dress but by the time we'd finished it was freezing again! Bloody English weather!

Missguided sent me this dress when I was on holiday, I absolutely love it. I'm all for the fit and flare dresses! So flattering on people like me with little waists and then rounder hips! This ones a little bit long for my personal taste, I'm really petite so I find certain lengths just hit me wrong making my body look a awkward shape. I think just taking off a inch would make it so much more flattering, I'll get my mum to get the sewing machine out! I did wear my Allegera boots with it so I had a little extra height to balance things out! The leopard belt is a Primark two for £2 special, the other was purple but I gave it to my Mum.

95 comments:

  1. sounds like my cup of tea, I have the same kinda figure (not as nice as yours though!) love the little bit of leopard in the belt x

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  2. You look lovely! I really like that shade of nail varnish too x

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  3. You look gorgeous, I love the black dress and that you added a bit of 'oomph' into it with the leopard print belt.

    Sarah
    x
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  4. great outfit. and I love your nailpolish.
    xo

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  5. I love this dress, actually thinking of getting it :)
    xo

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  6. The dress looks amazing and the nail varnish is pretty too :)

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  7. Lovely dress but I bet for me it would be the opposite - too short! I am big chested and almost 6 foot so it's almost impossible to find something nearly long enough!
    xxx

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  8. I have the biege version of this dress, it's a really lovely fit. x

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  9. Love the dress! Completely understand, im 5ft and dresses are always too long on me :( x

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  10. Really like this dress. I'm shorter than you so it'd be a little longer on me...makes me think that it could be a good work dress. x

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  11. That lip colour really suits you it looks natural but extra pretty too, tres nice! Great belt too :) I need more skinny belts in my life!xx

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  12. Really gorgeous outfit!
    -www.caterinaamariaa.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  13. Love your nail colour, I wish I'd got a glossybox this month now!
    Really love the dress. Looks really versatile as it's so plain you can dress it up with accessories for a night out or wear it for work.
    Your hair looks really good too :)

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  14. love this dress on you lily! the shape is loverly :) ps corona..good call! :) x

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  15. cool outfit, with the weather the way it is atm its hard to know what to wear!!!

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    xx

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  16. Love the dress and belt so much !! x

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  17. Love this dress! And you're wearing earings yay:) xx

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  18. That dress looks gorgeous on you! I'm 5'10'' so all Missguided dresses are too short on me :(

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  19. Love the whole outfit, in particular the earrings!

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  20. love this dress its so cute, i do love a lbd always looks good no matter what xx

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  21. Love the dress, it looks similar to the Zara dress which Frankie from The Saturdays wore a while back but obviously in black. ;)

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    x

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  22. Great outfit! and the song you used for your title is amazing.
    xxxx

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  23. oh lovely, nice and simple! Love those earrings you got in F21 x

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  24. Ooh such a pretty nail colour! English weather is definitely rubbish, wish it could make its mind up! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  25. Cute earrings! :)

    x

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  26. I got a dress just like that last week from h&m except it's cream colored. Looks great girly, love the leopard belt!

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  27. love your earring, you look fantastic (:

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  28. This weather is ridiculous, right?! Lovely dress! I love the nail colour too.

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  29. love your earrings!
    Krissy xoxo

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  30. I have so many cute belts like this one, but no dress to wear them with! I'm always on the look out for a plain dress that cinches in at the waist that I can also wear in the day time!

    Never thought to check online ;-) looks purdy!

    Dayner x
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  31. That dress is fabulous!
    I know you don't really photograph your shoes, but I would love to see how you wear the allegra boots. Im so jealous you managed to get your hands on a pair!
    x

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  32. You look very pretty ! :D
    I have identical dress from H&M...

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  33. brand new ♥
    i'm wearing all black today too. this comment so far has made me look rather emo, i'm not i swear ;)

    a corona at afternoon tea?! haha how un-british x x

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  34. Love that dress! It flatters you lovely! I definitely need to invest in one! :)

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a flattering dress! LOVE your earrings!

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    x

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  36. love the quarter length sleeves and how simple this black dress is. i pair everything with sheer, black tights!

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  37. Such a nice outfit! I love your rings!

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  38. love this outfit, the bright nails really pop against the black dress :)

    kudos to the brand new reference in the title, one of my all time favourite bands ever!

    charlotte x

    firstdoortotheleft.blogspot.com

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  39. You look sooo prettyyyyy!!

    xoxo from venezuela

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  40. god i love the earing and the lipstick!!

    xoxo lary
    www.lary-tales.blogspot.com

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  41. Gonna join everyone else and say your hair looks so nice in this post Lily (: Love the dress too, that soft pleating really suits you! xx

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  43. can't believe that belt is from primark, it's so cute!

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  44. Sweet dress, love it with the belt!

    Carmen Ri.

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  45. These fit and flare dresses are so flattering on you!... I have a similar figure (small waist, big hips/bum!) and i wore a dress just like this for graduation!...

    Raji

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  46. Beautiful dress

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  47. What a gorgeous little dress! I just looked on missguided and they have it in yellow too which I think I need in my life!!! Your lipstick is such a lovely colour too :)

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  48. The color of your nail polish is gorgeous and the fit and flare dress looks absolutely lovely on you! I would actually rather have your "Bloody English Weather" than the scorching heat here at the states. It's almost unbearable, hahaha :)

    xo
    Tateezi

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  49. I still can not get over how good your hair looks.
    Iced coffee is the BEST. It's the best way to temporarily cure the recent heat craziness.
    i'm glad you found a dress that is very flattering, and that you love at the same time, hooray!

    M.

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  50. This dress does look stunning on you! I do like how you paired your leopard belt with all the black!

    great photos, great post!

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  51. love this almost glam rock vibe lily. those dresses are so versatile, now i want a black one

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  52. love the belt and nail polish x

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  53. I love your hair! The different tones work so well together!

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  54. love this look! you have great style :)

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  55. completely love this outfit :)
    the rings, the polish and the dress just fit so well together & the belt adds just the right amount of contrast!! x

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  56. love the shape of the dress + that belt it super cute! you've inspired me to go back into my early highschool music archives and break out some brand new!

    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  57. I LOVE that dress, I'm jealous of a lot that you wear!

    I have a little blog give-away idea I want to do, if I get enough lovely bloggers who like the idea and enter, I'll go ahead with it! Check it out if you have a little free time pleeease!

    I hope you like my blog as much as I like yours!

    Catarina @ Something Said

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  58. Just saw a picture of you on 'weheartit': http://weheartit.com/entry/12472453

    just wanted to let you know :)

    you're beautiful!

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  59. Lovely belt, that's such a cute dress! x

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  61. love the leopard, thinking of getting a leopard watch! http://jemimaandted.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-bag.html

    xx

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  62. i love this outfit! its so simple but looks amazing. i love your nail varnish too :)
    xx

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  63. i love the dress and the belt! and i love your hair,

    xoxo

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  64. This dress is really nice xx

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  65. I wasn't to keen on the colour of the Ciante 'Skinny Jeans' nail varnish when I first saw it sitting in my GlossyBox, but seeing it look so nice on you has inspired me to give it a chance
    xx

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  66. Deffo a lovely fit on you...gonna look out for them belts!

    Amy x

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  67. I tried a dress on in Zara like this, it is literally identical and I wanted it so much, but when I tried it on, the skirt flared out way too much and made me look massive, I was so disappointed :( might try one from misguided or newlook because they are so pretty! x

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  68. I recently bought a dress just like that from H&M!! I would say its exactly the same except the sleeves hit me between my elbow and wrist.
    I LOVE it! It reminds me of you =)
    As for the height, I like the height but I want the flare part to be a bit higher, so the pleats should be a little higher up and close to my bust. It just flatters me more that way... I have no idea how to do it though.
    Bellesme

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  69. I Like your style! Especially your hair ! Greetings from Germany, Mina

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  70. You look lovely!
    i love the dress and the belt! and I Like your style!
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  71. this dress looks awesome with that belt - and your hair looks really nice here too x

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  72. I have this dress in white :) I really love it. I guess my torso is longer than I thought because it sits at an awkward place on my waist and I paired it with a skinny waist belt as well.

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  73. did you know h&m have that dress now for only £15.. i wore this exact outfit the other night haha.

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