Thursday, March 08, 2012


i'll try anything once






dress: asos
gilet: forever 21
necklace: forever 21
watch: swatch
bracelet: black-tied *
shoes: asos*

Yesterday was a bit intense! I was exhausted and could barely keep my eyes open (I have insomnia, and its really bad at the moment!) so I'd say 99% of the night I was completely out of it! I couldn't schmooze or put into words how I felt about winning the award.  Thankfully I wasn't asked to give a speech as Im sure it would have been complete gibberish! However, Thank you to everyone who's said congratulations to me and wished me well, it means so much to me to be recognised as one of the best high street style blogger. I remember when I first started reading blogs and there were all these girls who were spending hundreds of pounds on dresses/shoes/bags that I couldn't only dream of buying. As I've grown up I've been a bit more willing to part with my cash to buy designer things, but I've always been a high street girl. When I first started blogging high street fashion wasn't as prominent on blogs as it is now. Its amazing seeing the diversity and different styling of the most basic high street items.Im now in a position where I can hail all the amazing brands on the high street and not worry about fitting in with the "blogger norm". The title fits my blog perfectly and Im so flattered to be recognised for it as its what I've always wanted my blog to be about. Obtainable, relatable and realistic representation of what a average girl on the street wears! I don't say it enough (I always say this ) but I am grateful that you choose to follow my blog and support me, it really does mean more than I can put into words. I never expected my blog to be as big as it is or become something that has changed my life so much.

Onto the outfit... Today Im wearing this to go to a few events and then for some drinks. I wanted something casual but suitable to go out for drinks in. The pink dress is another recent ASOS purchase, I wasn't going to keep it at first but when I pulled it out of the packaging I accidentally smooshed it against my bright neon pink lips (MAC Impassioned- Review soon!) so it had a big kiss mark on it! Whoops! Oh well. I do like it even though I would have sized down on reflection!

102 comments:

  1. Congrats! Love the colour of the dress & you nails are amazing! :) x

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your dress and shoes! enjoy the events and well done again for Company, you deserved it xxx

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  3. Love the colour of this! Does look a little big but you actually suit oversized stuff, you're almost the queen of it! ;) x

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  4. congratulations! you deserve it:)
    love the dress!
    xo

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  5. The dress is so vibrant and looks great paired with the gilet! Really suits you. Congrats again on winning the award, you did truly deserve it. Hope you had a nice day at your events and enjoy your drinks tonight!xx

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  6. Gorgeous ASOS dress, love the colour of it, really pretty! Also congratulations on winning the award, you definitely deserve it! :) x

    lauradreamsanddresses.blogspot.com

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  7. I love that you are relatable, and that your clothes are what a normal girl could afford and still look spectacular and chic in them. Thank you for staying true to yourself. The award is much deserved!

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  8. Love this outfit so much! It all goes so well together! Congratz Lily on the award! You deserve it and all us high street lovers relate to you so much so you definitely deserve all the recognition! :) xx

    - Ally @ Styled With Leather

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  9. Love the dress, the colour looks amaze on you! Massive congrats to you too, you totally deserve the award :)

    The Deer Head

    x

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  10. I love the dress, this color is really pretty !

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  11. Love this look..the colours really compliment your skin tone..the entire outfit is put together well :)

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  12. absolutely stunning! lovely cross xx

    ruedevogue.blogspot.com

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  13. Oooh black and pink, I love it! Great nail design too!

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  14. AWWWWH, LILY! Such a sweet intro! I know I've already said it, but congratulations on your win! You deserved it. :)
    Hope your insomnia tones down a tad and you have a fun night.

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  15. Congrats Lily! So pleased you won best high street style blogger! :)
    Yours is my favourite blog and I always love seeing what you're wearing. It's very inspiring!

    Hope you manage to sort out your sleep pattern soon.

    Tasha x

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  16. Congrats on the award :) x

    famekills.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations!! I love this outfit, the bracelet is lovely xx

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  18. Totally love this outfit, you look gorge!

    Your sweet, we all love your blog and we're so happy for you to win!! Go Lily!!

    Enjoy tonight

    xx

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  19. congrats on the award! much deserved! love the gilet.

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  20. I wish I could pull off a pink dress! looks loveeely!

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    xx

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  21. You look stunning, and I love the colour of the dress!
    xx

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  22. Congratulations! You deserve it so much - your blog and your style is incredible. And I love this outfit!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  23. What a great post!To be honest I just discoverd your blog a few weeks ago but I read it everyday now.You have a great sense of style and I enjoy reading your posts.Nice to see that a succesful blogger is down to earth!
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  24. Congrats! I love the dress, it looks amazing on you! I need some flatforms in my life.

    Dionne xoxoxo

    http://itsbeautystartswithin.blogspot.com

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  25. I personally think it would've looked nicer with tights, but whatever floats your boat ! Congratulations on the award <3

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  26. i've been loving your ASOS purchases! and still dying over your flatforms :)

    congrats again on your award!

    great photos, great post!

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  27. i love your style and your blog!
    kisses from Argentina

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  28. congratz! :)

    Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  29. Congratulations Lily! You deserve it!
    I love your hair and read on Lily Pebbles that you had it professionally ombred this time at Lisa Shepherd? (eek that sounds stalkerish, I read this in passing, I don't just follow your every move on the internet!!)
    I was wondering how much it normally costs because I love how it's turned out and I'm too much of a wimp for doing it at home! <3
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    1. Thanks, I actually did it myself the first few times (but i see you know that ;) ) and I got it done free at lisa shepard so I don't know how much it costs, I know if you book and appointment through them and quote my blog name they will give you some freebies and 20% off though!

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  30. love the pop of pink in the outfit xx

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  31. You look amazing! I love the pink with that vest..

    http://pinkafternoon.blogspot.com/

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  32. congratulations, you totally deserve this award!
    your hair looks beautiful!!

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  33. congratulations :)
    your blog is amazing

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    1. thanks! I've been using different products on it recently and its had a really good effect on it!

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  35. Congratulations on the award! You deserve it! And your so gorgeous. I love the jewelry!


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  36. congrats! love the outfit and i'm not even usually a fan of bright pink

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers.blogspot.com

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    1. haha it is a bright one! pinks my favourite colour but this is much brighter than id normally pick! thanks!

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  37. love the whole outfit :) pink suits you perfectly, dear!
    and the cross bracelet is gorge *_* so edgy!

    xoxo

    http://www.flirting-with-fashion.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks! its one of my favourite colours!

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  38. i love the simple accessories!! it polishes off the entire look


    xx




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  39. Your nails are so cool! and love the color of that dress


    x

    http://theparallelmagazine.blogspot.com/

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  40. such a sweet post :) Well done though, you must be so proud :D

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    1. thanks! I am proud, which is hard to say without sounding smug but I'm genuinely so happy!

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  41. great outfit choice :)

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  42. Congratulations, you deserved it. Nice outfit xx
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  43. Congratulations! You do a great job on your blog and deserve the praise.
    xx

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    1. awh thank you! i do try and keep it up as much as i can and things like this make me even more inspired to keep going!

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  44. Your blog is amazing you really deserved it. Ah insomnia is horrible, I've had it almost a year now! I fall asleep about 5 lately then have to get up at 7, which is better than the periods I've had where I go nights without sleeping at all, I barely remember my weekends I'm asleep for the whole of them haha. I love the dress & your hair looks gorgeous.x

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    1. I've had it on and off since i was about 13, and even as a child i could never sleep that well! at the moment i sleep for about 2 hours then wake up and just lie in bed for ages. I then get so tired during the day i try and stay awake till a normal bedtime and by then I'm wide awake! its so frustrating!

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  45. Congratulations darling girl, so deserved! xoxo

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  46. Congrats!! And I love the dress! So pretty! :))
    Xo, Smitty

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  47. Congratulations, it's to no suprise that you won! You diserved it :)
    Great outfit! x

    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

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  48. Congratulations, you have every right to be so proud and pleased!! Yours was the first blog I started following and probably a big part of the reason a blog now, n'awwww! I'm really loving pink at the minute so I'm a big fan of this dress, love the a-line cut of it too. Your hair also looks really lovely!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. awh thank you! its so lovely to hear you inspire people, makes me all bashful! but thank you so much and best of luck with your blog too! I love pink and aline cuts atm too so it was the perfect choice!

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  49. Loving the look of the dress... Would be nice to see it without the gillet :)
    Also, what camera do you use? Need to get one which will take sharper pics! xx

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    1. maybe another time! I have a canon 500d!

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  50. Congrats and you look lovely. The nails are so cool. xoxo

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  51. WoW! por lo que se por el hemiferio norte todavia no es primavera... y ya estas super veraniega!
    Ame tu outfit!

    http://dancingwithtearsgf.blogspot.com/

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  52. Congratulations again on your award! You definitely deserved it Lily :) Love the colour of this dress; and your hair looks so pretty straight! Gorgeous as per :) xo

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    1. haha thank you! I don't really like it straight but didn't leave enough time to style it before i left the house!

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  53. That's a fab pink! Suits your skin tone so well. :)
    Congratulations on your win! :D

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  54. Your hair looks gorgeous and I love the nails and that necklace! Wonderful, as always!

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  55. Love it, so pretty

    Socialsexystyle.blogspot.com

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  56. Congrats on the award!
    You look really lovely in these photos, pink suits you so much!

    Hev x

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  57. Those nails look lovely as does your hair!

    www.beautebelle.blogspot.com

    x x x

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  58. the nails look wicked!
    you really suit pink :)

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  59. Congratulations!! I'm so glad you won cause your blog Is my absolute favourite, you're the kinda person I'd want to be best friends with!

    Http://lauranbrianna.blogspot.com

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  60. Congrats Lily!!
    You looks stunning! I love your pink dress!


    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  61. You look really healthy and glowy here. Have you used a different blusher?

    (I also took your recommendation for Tweezermans the other day and OHMYGOD they are amazing. Was so relieved that amount of cash was worth it!)

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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    1. haha I feel you! i bought a new pair the other day which were £20 and after id sobbed about handing over the cash i remembered how good they actually were, my old ones had got realy blunt from me not looking after them, there is just something about them that makes them amazing! I've never had such a precise plush haha!

      I can't remember what I used but I think I wore a highlighter, Im posting about it today on etc but i can't remember the exact name!

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  62. haha I feel you! i bought a new pair the other day which were £20 and after id sobbed about handing over the cash i remembered how good they actually were, my old ones had got realy blunt from me not looking after them, there is just something about them that makes them amazing! I've never had such a precise plush haha!

    I can't remember what I used but I think I wore a highlighter, Im posting about it today on etc but i can't remember the exact name!

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  63. Congrats on the award! Well deserved. Love the dress, I especially like the blue version, sadly I look awful in pink. Love your styling too - that gilet looks cosy!

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com

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  64. Your hair looks amazing!! Im well jell! Love this whole outfit, I saw someone wearing the black flatforms the other day and immediately thought oh your blog lol Im going to have to invest in a pair!!

    Hayley xo
    stylecandi.blogspot.com

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  65. I love this look - very simple yet effective! Plus you look gorgeous (as usual). Congrats on the blog award to, you deserved it, it seems like you put a lot of hard work in and time into blogging.

    Bella

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    iheartfashionforever.blogspot.com

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  66. Well done on the award! You really deserve it!

    Becca x

    whereimwaking.blogspot.com

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  67. Amazing, The nails are such a cute design.. And you really deserve that award, congratulations!

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.com/

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  68. Well done again for winning.


    petitesideofstyle.blogspot.com

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  69. Love this ourfit so much! and i need those nails tattoos in my life x


    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  70. love love love!

    have a look at mine too!
    www.ma912.blogspot.com

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  71. well dont :)
    please check out my blog xo

    http://charlmorgan.blogspot.com/

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  72. Loving the colour of this dress, very pastel-y for Spring :) your hair looks so pretty straight!
    harrie x

    http://laceanddungarees.blogspot.com/

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