Tuesday, March 20, 2012


this and that








dress: primark
coatigan: river island
scarf: river island
necklace: ebay
bracelet: black tied*
nails: nails inc porchester square*

I wore the Primark version in white and black stripes of THAT Topshop dress everyone wanted but wasn't as silly as me by paying £25 for. I think it was either £8 or £10 this one and its current stock too. The other stuff Im wearing is all old stuff I've had for ages so I don't think its still in store unfortunately. Apart from the rings which are new acquisitions!  I love the long pointed ring I got from ASOS a few weeks ago, Its a touch to big for me though which makes me sad!

I really don't have much to say today unfortunately! I've had a good day though I've just chilled (and shopped of course) with my Mother and now Im just curled up in my new Primark Doughnut PJ's with a tea and some biscuits. Last night I took her to Jamies Italian which I enjoyed but not sure about her! She did say she liked it though! I bought a few new bits and bobs today: some stuff to review for ETCLLYMLRS as well as some essentials from Primark (tights!) and new skincare.

For the record I don't photoshop my photos (as in air brush them, all I do is brighten them or remove background objects), but I've had have a quite bad breakout for the past few weeks on my chin and right hand side of my face and its started to get me down. I have been trying to be sly in photos about it by posing away from the camera!  I can't seem pin point whats making my skin hate me so much so I decided to buy a whole new skincare routine from Origins, so we shall see how that goes. I've washed all my brushes and gone back to my foundation that I know doesn't break me out. But blah. Sorry for the skincare ramble but when my skins bad it gets me down ):

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  1. I love the mixture of patterns with the shirt and scarf!

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  3. My skins been really bad but ive just started using Estée Lauder advanced night repair serum and it's already helping! Your outfit is lovely and u always look beautiful :) x

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    1. I got some of this a few weeks ago but can't seem to find it! must have a good look around for it tomorrow and give it a go (:

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  4. I bought the topshop version and then went into primark! safe to say i took the topshop one back, haha :) You look gorgeous; love how you've styled the dress and your rings :) xo

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    1. haha lucky! i bought mine ages ago! although i do love how soft and speckled my toppers one is! kicking myself for not waiting though!

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  5. You look lovely! Can't tell that your skin is bad at all! Love the dress too, luckily I used my staff discount on the marl grey Topshop one or I'd be annoyed!
    xx

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    1. thats because its covered with makeup, which can't be helping the breakout at all ): thanks for your tumblr message btw!

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  6. I have that dress too, it was £8 :) I got it yesterday. I love that scarf top, been waiting forever for it to come back in stock with an eBay seller that has a similar one! I love Jamie's italian too, I fancy it now.

    Good luck with the skin problems, I know it can sometimes find a way of getting u really down can't it.

    Alex x

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    1. thank you!

      i think its just because i thought it would go quickly and theres obviously something thats doing it to me! i sear my skin was better before i started taking care of it!

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  7. Love that dress! Aveeno's good for skin, I use it all the time and totally recommend it. Also I know everyone says this but water water water and fruit fruit fruit.

    Ruth :) xxxx

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    1. I have looked into aveeno actually! haha yup I've drinking tons of water and trying to eat as much fresh fruit as i can! trying anything atm to make my skin clear up!

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  8. Your skin looks amazing, but every girl focuses on the bad things and one little spot (or a few) seems HUGE, i'm like that too but honestly your skin looks perfect!

    Jade x

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    1. thats because its covered with makeup, which can't be helping the skin underneath! its not massive but its the worst I've ever had breakout wise and I can't work out whats doing it!

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  9. I need that blue ring! xx

    famekills.blogspot.com

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  10. Okay, I MUST pay a visit to Primark just for those PJ's. Awesome!

    Dayner x my blog - mozzypop.com

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    1. they are so good! i love them so much!

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  11. Love this outfit! Awh, I love Jamies Italian! xx

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  12. Love the striped dress with the red scarf (I have something very similar). The coat is gorgeous, as are you! xxx

    http://velvetpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love your rings and your hair is absolutely beautiful <333

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  14. I love the bright necklace and scarf and how they match. I need to look for this dress in Primark, and also your pyjama's, they're awesome!xx

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  15. Really loving the jewellery and coat/ jacket. Need to get my hands on the cross bracelet - really intricate and quaint. x

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  16. love the dress! use freederm for spots it's amazing clears them up right away!!
    zoe xo
    {www.whatzoedid.blogspot.com}

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  17. really cute :)

    munchmecat.blogspot.com

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  18. Amazing accesories! I love your nail polish, so natural!!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  19. Need to get me to Primark! It's been too long and i want t-shirt dresses! I feel your pain on the skin front, I had to completely cut out product and go back to washing with water and using nivea to moisturise and it made my skin so much better. I think you get reliant on certain products so it becomes more sensitive.

    Penny x

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  20. gorgeous clothes as usual, Lily! x

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  21. i think the white and black striped dress suits you so well! :) it brightens up your face and the whole look. and I have to say again I LOVE YOUR HAIR! it's so gorgeous!

    xoxo


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  22. beautiful details, and your hair looks gorgeous as always sweetie! :)

    Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love Jamies Italian, definitely somewhere I'd consider taking my mum to. Hope your skin clears up soon, I get really upset whenever my skin is playing up which I'm sure just makes it worse because I'm stressing about it. x

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  24. amazing mix of patterns xx

    ruedevogue.blogspot.com

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  25. your pjs are soo cute! i really feel for you re: your breakout ... although you look beautiful in all your pics, as usual! slightly random but have you tried going to the doctor about it? i complained to my dr about my spotty face and they changed my pill, and i've not had a problem since! magic x

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  26. It could be something you're eating, I have a calcium deficiency yet if I eat lots of dairy I seem to break out.. bit bizarre. I wouldn't worry about a few spots, you still look lovely! :) x


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  27. Having bad skin is so poo, mines not so great at the minute either and I can't really figure out why! I really love this Primark dress but I didn't like the stripes were printed on because they stretched and cracked over my chest, gutted because it looks lovely, perfect with the tartan!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  28. Ooh your rings are so lovely.

    Lots of Love,

    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

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  29. You look lovely, your camera angles work a treat I woulda had no idea, your skin always looks pretty flawless
    xx

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  30. I love that Primark are providing cheaper alternatives to overpriced products! Like you Lily, I ended up paying for the topshop version :( but I'm definitely going to buy this stripy number! It looks lovely on you! xx

    http://snwears.blogspot.com/

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  31. Well you look especially beautiful here despite skin issues! Perfect tartan + stripes pattern clash
    It would be mine

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  32. You look lovely, and love that Primark dress. Sorry to hear about your skin, it sucks and gets me down all the time. I try to lay off the make up and drink lots of water, but hope it clears up for you soon you still look lovely as always
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    Nina

    www.the-littlenomad.blogspot.com

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  33. It's really not noticable what you said about your skin in the photos :)! I always get a bit of a breakout a week or so before my period is due, which can get me down. I also sometimes get breakouts if I'm not super merticulous in removing my make up.

    I love the stripes teamed with the tartan scarf, such a nice combination! xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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    1. honestly, its different in real life, photos seem to blur our imperfections more because of the lighting! plus i obviously don't post the photos I don't like and think its too noticeable! i never seem to get bad skin but theres something I'm using on my face thats giving me a reaction but can't work out what it is sadly!

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  34. I really like this dress! It's much more simple compared to your regular outfits, but it suits you just the same. You wear EVERYTHING so well. Very jealous!
    xx

    Katelyn
    www.theskinnyblondegirl.co

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  35. you look so pretty! love your rings. My skin is also pretty bad at the minute, hope yours gets better soon!xxx

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  36. That nail polish is sooo perfect xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Love the ASOS ring! I know what you mean about skin, it can make you so self conscious. Mine's usually pretty well behaved but I had a crazy reaction to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and my face was covered with huge spots that lasted for weeks... at least we can cover ours up with make up unlike boys! I think your skin looks fab in these photos so don't worry :) xx

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yeah, its one of those personal things that you probably notice way more than anyone else! mines normally really clear and well behaved, i never used to break out and then i started "looking after" my skin and it got worse! haha thank god for makeup eh!

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  38. It sounds weird but do you sleep with your hand near your face? cos that always makes me break out like crazy..but just on one side of my face!

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    1. I dont! but thats really weird! hahah how do you control your hand while your asleep? ;)

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  39. Great Style..:) I found you on Lookbook.

    Feel free to visit me...maybe we can follow each other...
    www.modishYou.blogspot.com

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  40. I don't see anything wrong with putting the healing tool over a spot, I do on my photos. I don't want to look back on my photos and see a huge angry bump. Heal brushing and gaussian blurring the whole face is a different matter entirely. xx

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    1. i agree, i do think theres a difference between the healing too and a gaussian blurring your face! i used to always 'shop out my piercing scars but I've stopped as its just too much effort!

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  41. Cute outfit. Your hair looks gorgeous as always Lily! :)
    xo Smitty

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  42. I picked up this dress the other day too, I love it! I was just about to splurge on the coral Topshop one so I guess it really does pay to look around. I'm also loving those pj bottoms, must get my hands on a pair x

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    1. the coral topshop one is gorgeous, kate bought it the other day and I've been thinking about it ever since!

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  43. Been loving my Primark bargain dress too! Ur skin still looks fab, we're all prone to the odd breakout, my skin is a treat at the mo, not! Have u tried neals yard remidies frankicence range? I love it, stops my face getting try without the breakouts! X

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  44. wow! i love that the tartan scarf gives it a grungey feel!

    http://alicebeablog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. My skin has been bad lately too! I'm hoping some sunny, warm days will help sort mine out.

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    1. i agree, things like central heating dry mine out but as soon as the suns out and its fresher it clears right up!

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  46. love ur rings

    fashion0beauty.blogspot.com

    show mi some love!

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  47. congrats for being in company mag!
    you really deserve it :)xx

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  48. Love how you've styled the dress, I was a bit scared of horizontal stripes but I might try this dress! Love your rings x

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    1. i never think horizontal stripes are as bad as people make out! worth trying out for sure!

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  49. Your skin looks great, don't know what you're talking about! I was diagnosed with adult acne a few months ago and it really gets me down. My entire face is covered so I do have to photoshop my pictures or it'd be really awful!

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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    1. Like Ive said a few times, Its covered with makeup, hence why people can't see it in photos. I also think the photos do blur out the imperfections because of the lighting, it is noticeable in real life. Im so glad I've never had acne, I've good skin most of my life and fingers crossed it won't happen! hope yours gets better soon!

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  50. LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVELY POST HONEY!
    XXXXX

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  51. LOVE the mixture of plaid and stripes xoxo

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  52. Lily you look lovely here! Your makeup looks great.

    That dress might actually make me venture into Primark on a Saturday (in Manchester no less, scary stuff).

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