Wednesday, December 07, 2011


black and grey








dress: ax paris via new look
snood: H&M
necklace: forever 21
ring: jwlry
nails: gosh nail glitter in rose quartz

Sorry for the incredibly boring outfit today! I like to keep my blog as true to what I actually wear as I can, without making it too repetitive and boring. What I like about my blog and ones similar to it is they are realistic representations of what, I personally would say "a average girl on the street" can afford and would actually wear. It might not be your style or what you'd choose to wear, you don't have to like everything I wear. Im not encouraging you to buy the same things or wear things I like because I ~know fashion~. I just like to think we all inspire each other to try new things or items we might not have bought unless we saw someone else wearing it. What I think personal style blogging is like is when you see a girl on the street wearing something you'd like to buy, but you dont really want to go ask them where its from. But with style blogging you can see where people get XYZ item from and not be worried about going up to someone and asking "err so where did you get that?".

I do feel my blog its a accurate portrayal of what I do wear. Sometimes I wear sparkly things during the day, sometimes I wear a faux fur stole or a red prom dress to the doctors. But thats just me being fun. None of this £500 dresses with a new designer handbag every single week. I like to keep it fresh and interesting and try not to post on the days I wear the same thing twice or push myself to try different combinations for the sake of the blog. Its great because it means I can look over my clothes and think about different ways I can wear things. Shopping your wardrobe and rediscovering old favorites is just as fun!

Just sometimes, like today, I threw on the nearest coat, the first dress I picked out my wardrobe and a snood for extra warmth.

78 comments:

  1. I love this. I pretty much wore the same outfit today!
    x

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  2. lily Your hair really does look gorgeous and healthier after you said about the Moroccan oil, I shall be definitely purchasing that before crimbo! Haha X

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  3. you look so snug and warm!! that coat looks lovely and cosy :)
    despite the fact the colours are dark it's still a nice outfit with the contrasting necklace xx

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  4. Everything you wrote there is the whole reason I love your blog.

    Great post Lily... and plain outfit or not you make it look super cool anyways!

    Dayner x my blog - mozzypop.com

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  5. i think that's why your blog is so popular lily.

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  6. You look stunning! Love the outfit, espesh the scarf! X

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  7. i love your fashion sense, the snood and necklace is amaze:) xo

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  8. OMG you look so cute! I like the waves in your hair, you should do that more often! You look so sweet, love your outfit!

    My ♥ Passion

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  9. You look comfy, cozy, and cute my dear! Definitely into those circle scarfs at the moment!

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  10. Gorgeous nails!
    frillsandfreckles.blogspot.com
    <3

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  11. I love your view on blogging and I think you succeed in what you try to do! You inspired me more than once to try some new combinations with my clothes...

    X.

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  12. i love your sense of style and i think you've got style blogging just right! love the coat! x

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  13. ooo love this outfit xx
    http://beautybelles.blogspot.com/

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  14. ahhh, such a lovely and simple outfit! especially like the snood, you look so warm and cosy! X

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  15. loved what you said abt keeping it real, this look perfect for the weather we are having right now.
    :)

    EGO OF FASHION

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  16. Such a beautiful scarf! Need one now.

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  17. ooh your hair looks lovely! did you do that with ghd's or a conical wand?
    melissa xx

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  18. Your oufit looks so cosy! Hairs looking gorg :)

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  19. love the necklace! x

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  20. I like to think my blog stays true to my real life style as closely as possible. I don't think it's fair to portray your life or your fashion taste in a certain way in photographs which you share with the world, but instead live your life or dress differently. That's why most people, or in my case atleast, make blogs..to share their lives with others! I really do appreciate how real your posts always are, you are without a doubt one of my favorite bloggers because it isn't necessarily all about brand name, it's simply about style.

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  21. I love the snood and your necklace :) x

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  22. love the hair as always... can u please tell me what colour is it x x

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  23. that nail varnish is so cute

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  24. couldn't agree more lily! someone came up to me asking where my velvet leggings were from and i was like "what, me?!" hahah. pah, if this boring i don't know what is- i'm literally living in jumpers and leggings at the moment! hehe x

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  25. who needs £500 dresses went outfits like that one are far more gorgeous!
    love it.
    xo

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  26. p.s your youtube video was great, hope you make a few more!

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  27. I love your outfit! It may be simple, but it looks really comfortable and cute. I like the fact, that you show outfits you're actually wearing in everyday life, it makes your blog somehow special :)

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  28. I love that you stay true to yourself and showcase what you normally wear. It gets pretty uninspiring when you see bloggers buying designer items week after week. I prefer creativity and normalcy over materialism. x

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  29. I love those nails!

    What I've always loved about your blog is how natural it seems. Your clothes are what you could wear out on a daily basis. There's some bloggers out there who I don't think really wear daily what they show on their blogs. Also you have a really nice casual tone when you write as well. :) x

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  30. Hollaa!! Totally, I can't be doing with reading blogs with designer this, designer that that just isn't realistic for me. I much prefer seeing somebody style a cheap New Look dress in a way that I wouldn't think and then I actually have the potential to access that look or something similar. I do like those inaccessible blogs sometimes, but my favourites are ones like yours. You might think this is boring, but I really like it...simple but effective and realistic! The coatigan is so brill

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspotcom

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  31. love your hair curly! looks great!

    http://union-apparel.blogspot.com/

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  32. Girllll I just discovered your blog through the recommendations of Bloglovin and Im lovin your page!
    xxx

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  33. love all the jewellery against the black! your hairs prettyyy :)

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    x

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  35. That's why I love your blog.. its real. Theres no 100x pairs of Litas floating about or a brand new Chanel bag every week. The best fashion blog going. X

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  36. Your hair looks especially great in this post! Love the waves. Also, I want that snood. It's exactly the type of scarf I've been looking for!!! xo

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  37. Love love your hair! :) just wanted to ask what do you think about Andy Torres' from Style Scrapbook TED talk about bloggers? :) x

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  38. the outfit is amazing :) black but very chic! and i love the snood and the cross necklace *_* so nice!

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  39. I love this post and I love your concept. I definitely agree that we all inspire each other, and it keeps us on our toes :)
    Your style is so great! Keep being yourself because you are lovely xxx

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  40. Sometime I think the simplest things have the best outcome than those outfits you spend ages trying to put together.

    petitesideofstyle.blogspot.com ♥

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  41. I loved reading this post. I do like what you usually wear, because it's your style and it suits you. I can't stand fake bloggers, but thank you for being real, Lily! :)
    M.

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  42. Love your outfit!! and what a great post, it's so true!:)Xx

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  43. LOVE

    xx

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  44. this is a really nice and cosy, I really do love the way you post your outfits, its lovely!

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  45. I love this look & the snood looks super cosy xoxo
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  46. The snood looks SO warm!! Perfect for the winter weather!!Love the rings! xx

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  47. I love the mustache ring! If you dont mind me asking - where is it from? xx

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  48. Beautiful, very nice! love it, izzy
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  49. Your totally right Lily, and that's just what I love about your blog :) I like this outfit, I especially love the coat!

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  50. Awesome outfit Lily! And what I need to say.. you're one of the most beautiful girls I've ever seen!

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  51. Great post! You're so right! I think I have a very different style to you but I adore your blog purely for the fact that your a real girl who shops in places we'd all shop and isn't strutting around in 6 inch heels 24/7 and couture ysl. That's all well and good but only like 5% of people can afford that. So yay for realistic bloggers like you :D

    Martha xo

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  52. I love that snood, it looks so snuggly and warm! I've got a similar one on my Christmas list.
    Loving the necklace too, I wish there was a Forever 21 near here as they always seem to have great jewellery.

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.blogspot.com

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  53. I love your coat and your nails. I really agree with you about style blogs; ones like yours are the ones I find myself looking forward to reading more than, say, StyleScrapbook or Fashionsquad - I do love those ones too, but ones like yours, Gemfatale, Milkteef etc are closer to my own style/budget and therefore more fun to read!

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  54. ooooh loving that necklace. I like that you post what you wear that day and that I could pick up that fab necklace in F21 and be able to afford it. I wear the nicest things when I'm out at night but I'm too busy having fun to take photos. So I post when I can and only when I think it is interesting. I like that you don't blog about every detail of your life.

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  55. Im in love with that nail varnish soo pretty :))

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  56. Oh I love it! Esp the snood, I am crazy for cosy snoods at the minute!

    dp
    x

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  57. you grabbed the nearest things yet you still look fab!! x

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  58. I have a very similar snood from primark! I love this outfit <3

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  59. Love your hair curled..

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  60. your outfit isn't boring, i love it :) i'd totally wear that. your hair looks lovely curled too x

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  61. You wrote exactly how I feel about reading other fashion blogs. Kudos.

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