Friday, March 23, 2012


the last time








dress: river island
jacket: own the runway*
bracelet: black tied*
shoes: office
bag: ebay
nails: maybelline forever strong in ceramic blue*

My new bag arrived this morning and I just had to post about it! I finally got my hands on a look-a-likey of that Zara shopper that I'd been umming and aaahing over for a while. I considered buying the one from Zara but I could never find it in store, and when I could I could only find the brown one. I purchased mine off good ol' ebay for about £15 and it took a few weeks to come. I actually bought it when there was a free £5 voucher going round for things off ebay so it was only £10 in all. All in all I'm very happy my new bag, despite being a bit of a bag snob (I generally only like leather handbags!), it's a good size and actually surprisingly nice quality! I still have my eye on one of the Celine smile tote bags, but Im glad I picked this one over it!

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  1. i'm loving that blazer! and i'm sporting some mint nail polish as well ;)

    great photos, great post!--&happy weekend!

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  2. Great outfit! :) Mint polish always makes me feel like spring is on the way!

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    1. its actually a pale blue! does it look mint on screens? I always wonder what my photos look like on other computers!

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  3. lovely bag and blazer!x
    new blog
    www.beautifulthings-danielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. amazing look :) i love the blazer and the bag. makes the outfit even more special and edgy :)

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  5. Lovely outfit and amazing bag! I'm verry tempted to purchase one myself! xx

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  6. Ebay is a saviour at times. I've found a few things that I could never find in the store on there and for a lot less.

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    1. totally! I'm always looking on ebay for dupes/faux's of things, especially when things sell out in store and then I'm pining after them for months!

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  7. Nice find! I love the Zara one but own already way too many black bags and the brown jus isn't as nice. I've used my £5 off on other things... (cough) clothes.

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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    1. hahah its always the way! i like the brown but i knew i wanted the black first, will see if i get tempted (totally will)

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  8. Love this blazer and that bag looks identical to the ones in Zara, may have to take a trip to ebay now
    xxx
    Nina
    www.the-littlenomad.blogspot.com

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    1. it is very similar! id say the zara one is a touch bigger! but its practically a 1/4 of the price!

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  9. Loooove the blazer!

    http://rebekahflemingx.blogspot.co.uk/

    xo

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  10. Love your jacket! And your bag definitely doesn't look like you only pad £10 for it! I've never tried owntherunway.com so defnitely going to take a look!

    Ally
    http://atinterrupted.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. its a new website to me too and they offered to send me something after the company awards! actually not too bad of a website!

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  11. I need your blazer in my life, it is so nice! I love the trousers/leggings version of it also, I'll look like a zebra soon, dear god aha. Your bag is so nice, I think I've saw the tan version also which is very tempting xx

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    1. haha earlier when i went to the shop id changed into a dipped back striped dress and told my housemate i was going to go out in the striped blazer/stripe dress combo! just call me beetlejuice!

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  12. I love your blazer and your bag !

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  13. I LOVE YOUR BLAZER!!

    xo

    coconotpeach.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the jacket, I have been looking for something similar for quite some time!

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  15. Love the blazer Lily! Been wanting something pin striped but don't wear trousers or jeans, perhaps have to umm and ahh over this! Lovely bag and the Celine one is so nice also! :)

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    1. i highly recommend this! i did see this one on ebay which I really like as well http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220971846194&var=520072283107

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  16. Wonderful outfit, I love the jacket. The color of your nails is beautiful too.

    http://dassida.blogspot.de/

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  17. Lovely outfit! I'm looking for a new bag too, quite a big one to take to the US with me. I'm finding it really difficult to find the perfect one! This one seems to be similar to what i'm looking for though!

    Kyrie x
    idreamgames.blogspot.com

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    1. its pretty big, large without being too big id say! highly recommend it!

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  18. I love the blazer! It reminds me of the Motel Jordan jeans. You look great =]
    Rubi x
    the-den.blogspot.com

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    1. i wish i could pull of the jordan jeans as i just love black and white stripe so much!

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  19. great outfit! love that blazer...so bold


    xx



    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/

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  20. I got this bag delivered the other day too! I got it in brown but I love it so much I'm considering buying it in black too. Love the blazer :) x

    www.befriendingskeletons.blogspot.com

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    1. id highly recommend the black! its so versatile! I'm tempted to get the brown as well though!

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  21. I wanted that bag so much but the only Zara I saw it in was Oxford Street and I had no money that day! unfortunate!!

    ditzydaydreams.blogspot.com

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    1. i saw it in west fields shepherds bush once but it was so busy and the queue was massive!

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  22. I love the bag! :)

    Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  23. SO in love with your jacket and bag!!

    Your pastel nails are pretty too, I need to stock up on some spring nail colours, i'm liking Barry M and no 17 ones at the moment!

    Ginger Pickle ♥

    x

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    1. i love the spring shades no7 have atm! so tempted to use my last vouchers on them!

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  24. love your outfit, especially your blazer. your bag is lovely, can't believe it was only £10!xx

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  25. so classy! love stripes xx

    ruedevogue.blogspot.com

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  26. I love your blazer!
    A friend of mine has the real bag from Zara and it's just so adorable. Every time I see it I get the wish to having it :) Maybe ebay is really a good alternative...

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    1. i wish i could have found the zara one as I love it so much, i also think its a toucher bigger than my one! id go for the ebay one though if your on a tight budget, its a good bag for the price!

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  27. i love the blazer, its beautiful! :) xx

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  29. I've had this bag in my watch list for ages...you've persuaded me to actually buy it :)

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    1. hahah sorry to be such an enabler! i highly recommend it!

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  30. Loving the blazer... can we say, Beetlejuice??

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    1. totally! anything black and white stripe to me is so beetlejuice!

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  31. Holy mary mother of jesus - That bags amazing! I wanted the Zara one too and couldn't justify the price considering I'd probably get annoyed at having to actually carry it on my arm - I usually go for weird over shoulder ones (O hai boobz), but this ones awesome! Too cheap not to ;)

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    1. it does actually have a longer strap if you wanted to have it over your shoulder! i really like my new bag and I'm so happy with it! gonna be a bit awkward to get used to though as I'm a shoulder bag girl too!

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    2. Ooh, I figured it was just the medium one that had it? I'm really really considering it, c'mon payday!!

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  32. I love that handbag, it's so lovely
    xxx
    alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  33. Such a nice bag, I really want the brown one. Great outfit. x

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  34. I really like your nails - pale-coloured nails always look really fresh and summery :) lovely! XX

    http://kisskissdahling.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Whenever I carry a bag that's not "real" etc. I feel the same way... so snobby of us!

    It looks great though and no one would know it's a replica unles you told. ;)

    xx
    www.theskinnyblondegirl.com

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  36. i love your blazer and your nails so nice

    http://antonettepeters.blogspot.ca/

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  37. Love your blazer, it's stunning:) Xx

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  38. I love your blazer, that bag is such a nice bargain too! xx

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  39. Lovely outfit!!
    Your blazer is amazing!!!

    Kisses Anne
    http://annenobody.blogspot.com/

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  40. Gorgeous jacket & the bag is so lovely -a great dupe (:

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  41. Nice look hun

    http://mybwd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. Love the blazer, reminds me of beetle juice!

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Gorgeous outfit! ♥

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  44. I LOVE this jacket, I adoooore vertical striped because they always remind me of the circus.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  45. Black and white is so chic! That bag is so amazing! My mom has a similar one and I always tend to steal it from her, it fits a lot of stuff too!

    http://LHsquare.blogspot.com

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  46. everyone is wearing stripes atm! x

    http://fashionsandwhich.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/too-much-tie-dye.html

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  47. Ah, I wish I could find a blazer as awesome as this. Just can't make that type of jacket work for me!

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  48. great bag - at such an amazing price!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  49. love that nail varnish, i've just bought a similar colour from Rimmel..can't wait to try it.

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com

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  50. LOVE the blazer! I have a thing for stripes atm :L

    fashioncrossing.com

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  51. i love this bag! did you buy the large one or medium?:)

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  52. I love the new bag! It matches well with th stripped blazer :) xx

    http://itscocovintage.blogspot.com/

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  53. this almost make me regret buying the one from zara! might have to get it in brown now too
    x kat

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  54. i <3 ur blog
    could you tell me what size does your bag have? cause there are medium and large and i would like to have to same size like you!

    greetings from germany :)

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  55. Lovely handbag. That design has been selling like hot cakes all year!

    Jackie @ Minerva Collection UK Handbags&Jewellery

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