Wednesday, March 07, 2012


company style blog awards






dress: topshop
shoes: primark
necklace: river island*
bag: H&M 
nails: la colours white and topshop nail tattoos (review here)

This is the Topshop Boutique dress that I wore when I went to Fashion Week but you couldn't really see it. Like I said when I posted my LFW outfits it was definitely one of my more extravagant purchases over the last few months. The idea of spending £75 on a glorified t-shirt (it is silk, hence the price tag, well and its Topshop so what do you expect!) makes me feel a little bit sick, but alas I have worn it a lot since I bought it. Its one of those items that can be styled up or down and for loads of different occasions. The silkiness makes me terrified of spilling anything on it, I called my Mum in a panic last night as I have no idea if I could wash it, before reading the label and seeing its dry clean only!

I don't really know the dress code for tonight as it doesn't say on the invite so Im just wearing something casual but also dressy depending on how you look at it! Im going to wear my leather jacket with it as its a little nippy in London today. Im not a big fan of getting my legs out (unless I've drank too much), I really REALLY hate my knees! But I decided to go bare legged as I think it suits the dress a bit better than it did with tights, and theres no way you'll be seeing me in those beige tights!

Fingers crossed to everyone nominated!

EDIT: This was scheduled but it didn't post! But I ended up winning Best Blog for High Street Lovers! I can't actually believe it! Im so happy! I was exhausted and could hardly talk as I was so overwhelmed and  i haven't slept in days so I was struggling to string a sentence together! But yeah! Thank you so much if you voted for me!
PS. A lot of people asked about the makeup in my last post, so I posted a "FOTD" of it on ETCLLYMLRS with all the products I used! Also, I did my hair with the Enrapture Totem Styler, Which I have a review ready to go up in a few days!

145 comments:

  1. congratulations lily! when i think of a high street blog that i love you're definitely the first that springs to mind so its well deserved :)

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  2. Such a simple but lovely outfit. If I spent that much I would be trying to get loads of use out of it too. Congrats on your award! It's really well-deserved, your blog is the holy grail :)

    xxx

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    1. its really versatile and totally worth the money i think! awh thank you so much! it means a lot!

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  3. Love the clutch! x congrats on winning!!!! x

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  4. Congrats lily. Your one of the first bloggers I ever followed and you continue to inspire x

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    1. oh don't worry about grammar or spelling on my blog! I'm the worst for typos ;) thank you!

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  5. Well done on the award! It was well deserved :)
    Lovely outfit!

    x

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  6. Congratulations Lily on winning best highstreet blog, your blog is amazing :) You look lovely too x x

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  7. Love that dipped back on the dress! Gorgeous as ever girly!

    simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com

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    1. awh thank you! thats my favourite part too, it has a really cool pleated back!

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  8. You look lovely Lily! Those nails are gorgeous! Congratulations on winning the award, you are truly deserving of it! xx

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous Lily, such a simple look, but man you look stunning :) Congratulations on your blog award, you definitely deserve it. Your one of the only blogs thats influenced the way i dress, and helped my find my personal style, so yeah, thanks hah :) xo

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  10. Congratulations! Love your blog, you really deserve it! :)

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  11. Congratulations! This is a fab outfit, it looks great :-) I love the nail tattoos.

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  12. You look gorgeous! Massive congratulations on the award, you deserve it!

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  13. Congratulations Lilt! That clutch is amazing. You look so gorgeous. xxx

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    1. Oh dear, obviously meant Lily! :) xx

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    2. hahah when i read this it made me chuckle! and crave some lilt! yum!

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  14. congratulations! a well deserved award x

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  15. Gorgeous outfit Lily, congratulations on the company award! x

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  16. Love your nails!

    -Charlotte
    http://incharlottesshoes.blogspot.com/

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  17. I adore this outfit!! it is beautiful! The nails are also amazing I'm def going to purchase them xxx Congratulations well deserved xxx

    http://sparkleinsequins.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you! id highly recommend them! they do look really cool!

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  18. Yay well done lovely dress and sweet nailz!! Xx

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  19. Congratulations ! You deserve it a lot :)

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  20. Beautifful minimal but classy outfitt! Love it. And congrats with the award, you deserve it.

    Love,
    L.

    snakeskinjacket.wordpress.com

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  21. Gorg from head to toe. Love the nails.congrats on your award.

    Socialsexystyle.blogspot.com

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  22. well done and congrats on winning! I know how expensive topshop can be as I used to work there! but there's something kind of special about wearing a topshop dress, I think it just makes you feel that little bit classier than when you're decked out in primarni gear (not knocking primark though, some of their clothes are gorgeous) Great post!

    xoxox

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts :D

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  23. Congrats Lily and yep, I totally agree with Lucyboots, you're the first that springs to my mind too. Well done. xx

    P.S. Could you not handwash the dress? I handwash a silk top I have, can't afford dry-cleaners every time.

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    1. thanks! thats what I did in the end, I have literally no idea about silk as I've never owned anything like it before! I was so worried about it getting ruined!

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  24. Love the tee dress and the clutch! Looks amazing! x

    - Ally @ Styled With Leather

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  25. Well done on the win, also this dress looks so comfy! x

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    1. it was! so easy to wear and so light! thanks!

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  26. You look gorgeous! Congratulations for winning too! x

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  27. Love the nail tattoos...I've used them too and loved them, but thought they were a little pricey!

    Sophie x

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    1. i don't think they are that overpriced, i think you can get a fair few manicures out of them which i think could be justifiable! thanks!

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  28. You look lovely and CONGRATULATIONS! You really deserve it! :)x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.com/

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  29. Congratulations!! Very well deserved. Love this outfit.

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  30. i love how simple this dress is. you look gorgeous as always lily. congrats on the win! xx

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    1. thanks caroline! i thought the simple route would be the best!

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  31. Congratulation! I'm loving the dress, it may have heavy tag, but it will last ages! x

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  32. awww congrats!!! you so deserve it, darling :) and your outfit is just great..so simple, yet elegant

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    1. thanks! i wanted something that was easy and not too fussy!

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  33. Congrats Lily! Showing why you deserve the award in that outfit :) x

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  34. Congraz Girl!

    BTW: your lipstick looks super lovely on you!
    Lovely look girl!
    x

    fashion is for idiots [like us]

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    1. thanks! its topshop lipstick in powder room!

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  35. Congrats!! Ps. I love nail tattoos ;)

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  36. Well done you! So deserved I love reading your blog!

    You look fab too, as you say at least it's a dress that gets pulled out the wardrobe a lot. I have fancy dresses that are lovely but get worn once, such a waste. So this is money well spent my dear!

    J xxx

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    1. Awh thank you so much! I think its because its so casual but can be dressy its easy to wear for all occasions, no regrets thankfully!

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  37. congrats!! that is such a huge deal! i hope you continue growing even more.



    xx



    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks! its already bigger than id ever imagine so god knows where it might go next!

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  38. Congratulations for winning. You look beautiful.

    petitesideofstyle.blogspot.com

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  39. congrats! you deserve it and you look absolutely lovely!

    alissa b
    http://www.alissab.us

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  40. Aww hurray congratulations on winning! :) <3

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  41. Gorgeous outfit, and congratulations on winning!! Xx

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  42. You look wonderful, I love your bag.
    Congratulations on winning, thats fantastic

    Jess x

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  43. Congrats on winning beaut! you totally deserve it! you look gorge! & I cant wait for the post on the Enrapture Totem Styler.

    Hayley xo
    stylecani.blogspot.com

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    1. i posted it up today incase you haven't seen it!

      http://www.etcllymlrs.com/2012/03/enrapture-encode-totem-styler.html?utm_source=BP_recent

      thank you!!

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  44. Congratulations! Love your dress here. x

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  45. Congratulations on the award, well deserved!
    This outfit is lovely, I love the bag which definitely gives the outfit character! xo

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  46. Congratulations on your award! So deserve it. I love this dress, it is so worth the £75! The nude shoes look lovely with it xx

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    1. thank you so much! i think it is too! its one of those classy but simple dresses than can be worn in multiple ways! no regrets at all!

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  47. Congrates on your award lilly you deserve it! I love your dress too!

    burntredd.blogspot.com

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  48. Congrats, so proud! You deserve it. Your blog really fits the description of the award :)
    xxx
    Charlotte Couture Blog

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    1. awh thank you! thats why I'm so happy i got that particular category! its just perfect for the blog!

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  49. Congrats Lily! Very well deserved! Love your blog :) xxx

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  50. there's nothing wrong with your knees, they're perfectly normal! X x

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    1. they are a bit battered from sports injuries so i don't like them!

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  51. Congrats Lily! looking very chic too xxx

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  52. Congratulations,you truly deserve it!
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  53. You look amazing and congratulations - if anyone deserves that award it is you!

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  54. Congratulations! You look amazing! All the best!


    http://www.avantdawn.blogspot.com.au/

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  55. Your clutch is amazing! You look beautiful xxx

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    1. thanks! i love it too, snakeskin is such a lovely print!

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  56. Ah well done on your win! I also love your hair... will look forward to your review. xo

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  57. Well on your win! Your nails are uber cool! xoxo

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  58. felicitaciones ...siempre tan perfecta ...te sigo !!
    http://fofolleme.blogspot.com/

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  59. WELL DONE !!!!

    REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU :)

    luv your nails ...fav is defn the sparrow one.

    hope you manage to get some rest. tc

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you! sleeping is not my strong point unfortunately! the sparrow is my have design too, so cute!

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  60. Congratulations Lily you deserve it! Love this dress too xo

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  61. Congrats Lily! You totally deserve it! You have such an amazing blog. That outfit looks amazing too. I hope one day I can be a blogger like you :)

    http://pinkafternoon.blogspot.com/

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    1. awh! bless you! thank you so much and best of luck with your blog!

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  62. Congrats! I loved your dress until I saw the price tag! haha

    I have those shoes too but they are so scuffed and I've hardly worn them - how do you keep them looking new?

    x
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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  63. wow well done you! :) that's great x

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  64. I love this dress!!! shame about the price tag :(
    CONGRATULATIONS LILY!!!! xxx

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  65. Lovely outfit, got the whole dressy but not too dressy look down to a tee! Congratulations on your award, definately well deserved! I love that the clothes on your blog are always affordale/realistic compared to most bloggers with their designer outfits!

    Georgie <3

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  66. your so pretty!
    please check out my blog xo

    http://charlmorgan.blogspot.com/

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