Friday, August 05, 2011


navigate me







dress: ebay
necklace: forever 21
bracelet: urban outfitters
nails: eyeko lilac polish*, models own top turquoise & wah nails pen* & technique via gem

I bought this dress off eBay a while ago, and cant for the life of me find the seller. I was probably searching for "lace black dress" or "long sleeve black dress" and seeing what popped up. I know it was from one of those Korean/China wholesale re-sellers so it was around £6 including shipping. Which is a absolute bargain in my opinion. The dress is black, despite it casting a little blue in some of the photos, I love the front lace panel and the sheer sleeves! Its not the best quality of clothing I own but its definitely wearable. Always a risk ordering from the sort of wholesale sellers on eBay, especially sizing wise but Im quite pleased with it! I'm a 10 and it fits me quite snug over my boobs, which are courtesy of Wonderbra Full Effect! Probably if I wasnt wearing my massive faux boob bra it would be a little less tight!

I really dont like Jeffrey Campbell Litas but Victoria linked me to this pair earlier and I actually really like them. I think I just like the contrast on the wooden heel with black, Im umming and aahing over buying a pair of these boots from eBay after my friend bought them the other dayy, I also have my eye on these boots from Sarenza for a while, which I think are gorgeous but a bit expensive for me! So tempted to splash out. I must fight the temptation to buy winter footwear before winter has even begun. I've been living in my Allegera's recently though, starting to look a bit battered unfortunatly!

I also posted on etcllymlrs about my day yesterday and a few pointers on the Look blogging competition.

70 comments:

  1. That ebay dress is a true beauty, and totally a steal of a deal!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  2. excuse me, me again :)
    just wanted to ask what font do you use in your title??
    nice outfit!

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  3. Absolutely adorable dress, mesh and lace is perfect! your nails are fab - ive tried that colour combination before xx

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  4. I'm not a fan of those Lita shoes either, I think they look a bit mmm... drag-queeny? (sorry sorry sorry to all that love them) lol.

    Amazing nail art. I SO need to master that technique!

    Dayner x | mozzypop.com

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  5. gorgeous dress, please mention if you ever find the seller again

    xox

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  6. does maybe someone else knows the name of the font? :D

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  7. I love that necklace Lily :) Great outfit x

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  8. I really like those clogs and I'm in the same situation with the boots. I bought some in Feb or March this year and they've already got holes in the bottom so when it rains I get wet feet! I really need to get some more, I'm thinking of getting some from office... i remember you posted some a while ago and I loved them!

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  9. you look so cute in that dress and your nails my goodness I die! they are so so gorgeous!
    as for Jeffery Campbell shoes I don't love all of them there are only certain ones that I like and would wear.
    :) xx

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  10. Love Allegras and Litas! Both amazing shoes. Gorgeous dress :)

    Carly x
    www.xoxocolorvibe.blogspot.com

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  11. That dress is so cute & what a steal! I'm envious of your leopard nails, they look fab! I wish i had the patience for nail art!
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  12. Omg Lily, your top is so cute and you are such an inspiration for those who think they cant look great in this economy. Keep up the good work.

    jetzavel.blogspot.com

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  13. Please mention me too if you ever find the seller againg. The dress is gorgeous.

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  14. The dress is soo purdy! Love ur nails xx

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  15. that bracelet is adorable and yet edgy at the same time. love it!

    www.silhouette-skies.blogspot.com

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  16. love your allegra boots! it's so hard to find a replacement when your tried-and-trues start to give up!
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  17. I love this! That dress is absolutely adorable, and what a bargain. Plus I adore your nails. It looks so great with the purple! I'm so gonna try this as soon as my internet is okay enough to show Gem's video. Thank you for linking to it!

    Kisses
    Xoxo

    http://ninasclosetsa.blogspot.com

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  18. This dress is lovely! :) I came across this blog because of someone on a forum suggesting it as a good place to go for style ideas. I much prefer blogs like this, rather than the ones that are just like a mood board for 'inspiration'. Well done on your Look interview too! :)

    Best wishes,

    Philley x

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  19. this dress is so cute and a nice ebay steal. First time visiting your blog and just spent last 15 mins browsing!

    Hope you will visit back! :)

    xo Nav
    http://www.navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love the leopard nails - I must try this soon!

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  21. your nails are mesmirising! :) and i love the girly element of the crochet panel mixed with the more vampy sheer black material in the dress. looks great!

    x

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  22. I really like how your hair is getting blonder and blonder !
    I'm gonna try ombré hair soon, i wish it turns out as great as yours !
    xx
    http://fragmentdestyle.blogspot.com

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  23. you look so so fab

    pretty girl

    xoxo

    www.lady-pa.blogspot.com

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  24. The dress is really cute! Your nails & make-up look lovely too :)

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  25. Awesome outfit!! Love your nails! :D

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  26. You always find the loveliest clothes! Sooo jealous! xo

    https://www.lilyboutique.com/blog

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  27. I love the lace panelling on your dress! I'm also scouring shops for winter shoes now, I always leave it too late! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  28. Nails look great, you have a lot more patience than I ever could possess.

    http://bridgetmarowski.blogspot.com

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  29. your nails are too amazing!
    love the dress- such a bargain!
    Krissy xoxo

    www.swallowmyfashion.blogspot.com

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  30. have you seen those huge boost bras in primark that make you go up a cup size? i have one of them, theyre so padded that people were punching me in the boob and i didnt feel a thing ahahah, i thoroughly recommend it x xx

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  31. Love the dress and it such a bargain! Also the UO bracelet is lovely.

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com
    xx

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  32. I've always looked at japanese brands online but never actually went for them. Maybe i'll give them a try!

    simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com

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  33. Adorable dress! It looks worth much more then 6 bucks!

    www.pastelsandpirouettes.com

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  34. You can get the Lita-alikes from wholesale-dress.net too;
    http://www.wholesale-dress.net/new-arrival-bandage-embellish-high-heeled-shoes-black-g1354074.html

    I think they work out cheaper, even with faster shipping. Mind you, I'm still waiting on my orders from there so I can't comment on the quality or customer service.

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  35. The dress is gorgeous and I love your nails! X

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  36. Amaaaaziiiing! Pure perfectness, your dress and top are gorgeous!

    xx Paula || intergalactic radio station

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  37. £6? That really is a bargin! Your nails look great too. And thanks for the link to those Lita's! I've wanted a pair for ages about £150 is a bit too much for me, however £30 odd certainly isn't as bad and those ones looks pretty good!
    www.i-cant-walk-in-heels.blogspot.com

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  38. I love this dress - especially the sheer sleeves - I'm going to trawl ebay now!!
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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  39. Love this dress, its kind of victorian esque, reminds me a bit of gothic lolita x

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  40. Love your dress and your nails are awesome!

    Erin
    www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

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  41. That bracelet is so adorable. As always love your style!

    XOXO SMS
    http://livingthedream-ca.blogspot.com/

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  42. The dress is lovely, and your nails look simply adorable.

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  43. You look wonderful. I am loving the lace part at the front - so cute!

    Sarah
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    www.almostdelightful.com

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  44. Definitely going to purchase some more of your rings soon Lily! They pretty much go with everything. Congratulations on Look magazine also!


    x D

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  45. Wow what a lovely dress!! Love your rings! x

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  47. This is such a cute dress!!! Your hair looks soooo nice today (not that it doesn't usually)!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  48. loooove your nails!! and the dress is such a bargain!

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  49. Hi! I love your blog! Are you on Polyvore? I did a blog feature on you! :D Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://www.polyvore.com/www.llymlrs.com/set?id=34430775

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  51. I'm in love with that dress, loving the lace and black together. And the necklace and ring pops! Love how you always put outfits together!

    xx à la mode

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  52. I love the allegra's, I was umming and ahhing over them in topshop last week, but decided I couldn't really afford them right now :( xx

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  53. such a beautiful look, your nails are amaze! xx

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  54. Gorgeous dress... and so cheap!! Love your little bracelet! And I'm looking for shoes to buy for winter... Can't wait to get my feet back into boots!

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  55. such a beautiful dress!


    http://itsfunandlifestyle.blogspot.com/
    http://itsfunandlifestyle.blogspot.com/
    http://itsfunandlifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  56. This dress is actually kind of nice considering its from one of those ebay sellers. I've kept my eye on those before but have never actually bought one. I'm always nervous about the sizing, but I'm the same size as you, so perhaps I'll give it a go next time.

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  57. i've already started shopping for winter clothes too, i can't resist!
    love the bracelet and your nails

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  58. Cute little bracelet!

    Great nails too.. I'm yet to try out leopard print :)

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  59. the dress is so cute, I love this crochet detail!

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  60. Love the dress!
    I want to get some of your jewelry so bad. They're gorgeous.
    X
    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.com/

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  61. your nails look fab here! I'd never thought of doing colourful leopard print nails rather than just the traditional leopard print colours xx

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  62. your style is amazing and those rings are adorable! http://jennifermaryx.blogspot.com/

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  63. http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-let-forever21-steal-from-independent-eco-friendly-designers

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