Tuesday, March 06, 2012


get over it









dress: cheap monday @ asos
coat: topshop
rings: jwlry
necklace: river island*
shoes: office
lips: barry m 147 (review here)

Just a basic Cheap Monday tunic and the usual flatforms/fur coat combo today. Ive never really looked into Cheap Monday as a brand, I knew they sold jeans but I didn't really know what else. I was casually browsing  on Asos a few days ago and saw this decided to buy it. I think I bought it in large so that I could have it super oversized and baggy. At the moment I'm liking much longer length dresses than I used to. Sometimes I pull out some of my older dresses and dread to think what I look like from behind as I scurry up the stairs at the tube station.

Oh also, A funny story. And it sort of relates to what Im wearing in the post actually because Im wearing a similar top. I can't remember if I explicitly talked about it on the blog but ages ago Target in Australia took a photo of me and put it on a t-shirt. Obviously it was a bit weird as I was in a different country and it was going to be harder to prove it was me and Id only seen one photo of this shirt. However in the end we reached and agreement and I was compensated but I saw on the Daily Mail ( we have a love/hate relationship) that Tesco has actually done it to another blogger! Copy write issues on the internet are getting worse and worse. I do realise its just something that is just impossible be regulated online, but you think that a company as massive as Tescos would know better. When I was going through the process with Walmart they explained that they out source all the designs so it wasn't "their" fault as such. Still, pretty weird that its happened to another blogger!

My Boohoo giveaway still has a week left to comment and be in with the chance of winning a £100 voucher. I started tallying up all the entries into a spreadsheet today so Im hoping to get the winner announced as soon as it closes!

91 comments:

  1. Love that dress! And your hair looks stunning! I wish mine was this beautiful!
    x x x

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  2. Do you understand how gorgeous you are? Id kill for looks like yours! wow.
    Thats awful what company's do, you would think Tesco knew better! Im so suprised at that actually.
    I love the whole look, you really suit stripes


    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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    1. awh thank you so much! you are too cute!

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  3. no way, I actually follow her blog. small world!

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  4. Love this look. I also LOVE your coat, where is it from?

    Jess x

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    1. topshop! i forgot to put it in the description! updated it now!

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  5. How surreal that your image ended up on a t shirt.. in Australia?! But glad that its resolved! I had a similar dress to this, except the sleeves stretched in the wash and became very loooong!

    http://astoldbyeveryone.blogspot.com

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  6. I read that article last night! How odd!
    Lovely outfit x

    famekills.blogspot.com

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  7. The t-shirt thing happened to kertii of kertiii.blogspot.com, it is disgusting using other people's photos for profit. Glad you were compensated :)

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  8. Love the dress! I can't believe that clothing brands actually take bloggers photographs for their designs - so weird and a little creepy!

    xo

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  9. I read the article about the Tesco girl today - how odd that it happened to you too, how did you find out about it?!

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  10. So simple yet perfect!

    XO
    Socialsexystyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh and stinks about copying your pretty faces. Glad you both found out about it tho
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  11. gorgeous oufit Lily; longer length dresses really suit you, lucky thing :) Your eyes look lush too!
    What eyelashes are you wearing? :) xo

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  12. You look gorgeous, you always do, I love that dress. That's really strange of them to do that.x

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  13. I really like your makeup today! I always do actually, but today it looks slightly different, what did you use for your eyes?

    xxx

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  14. You look lovely, the dress really suits you!
    I read that Daily Mail story the other day, so weird to think that people were walking round with your face on their top, very flattering though I suppose! x

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  15. Love the dress. I would personally wear it differently, but I do like the way you wear it also - just goes to show that fashion doesn't really have any rules. x

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  16. Beautiful dress! Love how you wear it :)xxx

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  17. Gorgeous outfit, love the dress paired with the black fur coat. Looks warm aswell! I just read the article on the Daily Mail website, it is slightly weird taking a photo of someone's face and printing it on a tshirt for millions to see, especially without permission. Glad you got it sorted x

    lauradreamsanddresses.blogspot.com

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  18. So pretty!

    I need some advice on my new shoes bloggers! Check them out here:

    The Fashion Skeleton!

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  19. i just read that story about the girl and tesco, its mad - imagine it probably happens all the time and people dont find out.

    love the dress :)

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  20. Love this stripey tunic.
    I can't believe Tesco did that, I did law at uni and it makes me so angry when massive companies flout intellectual property law, it'd be a totally different story if someone used Tesco's copyright without permission! x

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  21. It also happened to a french blogger, zara used one of her pics without asking. Kindda crazy people feel like they can just serve themselves in peoples pics :-s

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  22. Ah I need that dress in my life, so beyond pretty and you look so fab!

    Oh can not believe that happened to you with Walmart, that is so crazy, huh?

    If I was you though I would have totally been geeking out in case it ended up with someone wearing it on Home and Away or Neighbours, I'm such an Australian Soap Opera fangirl....such a cool dude, haha! X

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  23. Love your outfit! I read about tescos top this morning! It's soo bad! x

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  24. I love this outfit!

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

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  25. Your hair looks insanely gorgeous like this! :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  26. Not to detract from the super crapness of them stealing your image, but are you sure it was Australia? Or Walmart? Because there's no such thing as walmart in Australia....?

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  27. cute outfit and I love your hair ;)

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  28. i'm in LOVE with your coat. since i found this coat on your blog, i look for him every weekend at flea markets and online shop. not the same but one that is as beautiful as yours!

    xoxoxo jana & blog

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  29. That's crazy about them taking images off her blog, and that it happened to you too. Like you said though, theres basically no regulation.

    Love that dress on you by the way, really suits you x

    Mel
    www.mediamarmalade.com

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  30. You look lovely Lily, your hair looks nice and glossy (jealous!)

    I saw that article in the paper about the other blogger and Tesco. I can't believe it happened to you too!

    xx

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  31. Your hair looks stunning in these pics (not that it doesn't usually!). Love the baggy-fit of the dress.

    Georgie <3

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  32. I love black and white clothes in most combinations! This is great with the big, fluffy coat.

    That's so ridiculous about your picture (and now someone else's) being stolen and used. I don't know why people bother, they're always going to get found out. I know quite a few people it's happened to, and also indepent jewellery designers are ripped off constantly by companies such as Claires, Asos and Topshop. It's so sad. I guess big companies (or the people working for them that steal the designs) just assume it's ok as individuals won't be able to do anything against big competitors. Glad you got your issue sorted out anyway!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  33. I agree with Georgie - your hair does look incredible! And it's so strange that huge companies would do that - surely they're aware you can't just rip an image from the internet? Anyway, glad you got it sorted out!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  34. luv the whole outfit !!

    it is a pity that such big brands do not take any notice of copyright and all that stuff :(

    good thing you and also this girl managed to realise what had happened.

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com

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  36. This happened to Betty from Le Blog De Betty too, and I'm sure I've heard of one or two others who have been affected. It's crazy - I mean it's bad enough when big corporations steal peoples' designs and artwork and pass them off as their own but when it's your actual image and face that's too creepy for words!

    Betty seems to have hidden her post on the subject from view but you can see it posted about on someone else's blog (found via Google search) here:
    http://milkmatters.wordpress.com/tag/zara-and-le-blog-de-betty-problem/

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    1. I've never heard of this before but it's absolutely ridiculous. You'd think that if the designers were good enough to be employed by these massive companies that they'd at least have some original ideas and not lazily and blatantly copy images they have no right to!

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  37. I love that dress, looks so comfy as well - perfect for what I need for work! Will have to check out what else they sell :)
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  38. just checked out your blog as i follow you on twitter and so glad i did im a new follower :)
    love that outfit simple but chic you look gorgeous.
    fashionistaface.blogspot.com

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  39. My boyfriend loves Cheap Monday jeans but I never knew they did dresses or anything, this is lovely and so good for £25! It really suits you, you're gorgeous!
    Can't believe supermarkets have done that to bloggers, absolutely ridiculous! x

    befriendingskeletons.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the basic tunic! And you made it so chic with the coat! Love! xx

    - Ally @ Styled With Leather

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  41. you look beautiful! i adore your hair xxx

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  42. you look amazing :)

    Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  43. Can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to do that. To think that you could just lift anyone's image from the internet, edit it slightly and start circulating it around the country without permission. Tesco especially should know better, and surely they have enough money to photograph models for these purposes. It's crazy! Lovely outfit and don't want to sound like everyone else in the comments but can't help remarking on your hair. It looks sooo healthy!

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  44. You look so beautiful. Can't believe a company like Tesco's would be as stupid to do that! xx

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  45. Really pretty hair and makeup! I love the tunic, I'm really liking longer lengths at the minute too I think they're very chic and classic - this is a very flattering length on you too I think!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  46. AMAZING!
    LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    HAVE A NICE DAY.
    XXXX

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  47. Gorgeous outfit! Your makeup looks flawless <3

    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

    x

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  48. Your make-up looks lovely and peachy! Eww very weird about the Aussie's stealing you photo...

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com

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  49. Hey! que bello outfit! ame tu vestido!

    http://dancingwithtearsgf.blogspot.com/

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  50. I sent you the email about the Australian ebayer using your OOTD post as a selling point for their item. It infuriated me so i cant imagine how you feel!

    Kristy Hawkins

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  51. Your skin looks so flawless! Jealous! and of that fur coat <3

    supernovachick.com

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  52. That dress is lovely. I wouldn't mind one like that

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  53. I love your outfit posts you always look soo great! x

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  54. Bring on the stripes

    http://mybwd.blogspot.com

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  55. Amazing post, love this whole outfit! your totes going to have to show us how you style your hair, im well jell! ;)

    Hayley xo
    http://stylecandi.blogspot.com/

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  56. I BOUGHT THAT DRESS! Great minds think alike!!! I wear it with my leather jacket! x

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  57. All press is good press... how funny about Target in Australia! I would be like really..? You want a picture of me on a T-Shirt?! Haha.. glad you got it sorted though!

    I love the outfit, and the hair is seriously fit.. how are you achieving the lovely curls at the ends? I think I need to visit my hairdresser and tell her to extend my dip dye a little.. she dyed the undersection of my hair to achieve the look which I like but I want a more extreme colour!

    Anyways just wanted to say I love love love your blog :o)

    http://sweetiesal.blogspot.com

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  58. That's outrageous! Glad you got it sorted, I suppose you could view it as a rather annoying compliment!
    xx

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  59. I actually know the girl who is suing Tesco, it's happened to her a few times with people using pics from her blog on ebay and other sites, but Tesco is unreal! Hopefully Nicola wins some big bucks from them!!! xx

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  60. Just got my little turquoise ring from your jlwry site! Thank you so much it's beautiful :)

    Danielle Wood
    xx

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  61. Wow can't believe they did that especially as the other blogger's photo was on a child's t shirt!! So strange! You look lovely, your makeup is always so perfect! xx

    kathykins.com

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  62. That coat is gorgeous, i think i'd look ridiculous i a fur coat though! I can't believe they've used bloggers photos on their products, so outrageous. xx

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  63. Great combi!! You looks gorgeous!
    I love your hair!

    xoxo from BCN
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  64. love this outfit, the bold stripes look great. x

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  65. that is insane for tesco for a big supermarket to do that!
    x

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  66. your hair and makeup looks gorge here! xx

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  67. That dress is so cute! You look lovely! xoxo

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  68. Thats crazy. I actually read her post when she found out she was on the jumpers. Mad the things people can do.

    petitesideofstyle.blogspot.com

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  69. That is crazy I recently signed up for a site and I was not allowed to use my 'usual' username because it said it was already in use. So I simply made a new one and come to find out someone had stolen my photo and pretended to me be and used my information to sign up for the site. I emailed the site and asked them to either talk to the person or at least take it down and I'm still waiting for an answer. :/. I'm glad you were able to resolve your issues though! ...and you look very lovely.

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