Tuesday, April 24, 2012


red stripe

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dress: topshop via ebay
jacket: primark
scarf: river island
shoes: office
necklace: topshop (similar here)

I actually took this outfit last week to post on my Birthday, but I was too excited to sit at my computer and post it so its going up today! Its been so long since I've done a actual "what Im wearing today" post and I really do apologise! Normally I do actually wear the outfits I photo about on the day I post about them. But various bits and pieces I've been doing recently have meant I've not had time to do a proper one. Fingers crossed I'll actually do one tomorrow! The weather here in the UK doesn't help, by the time I settle down to blog in the afternoon (I generally do blog related stuff from 2pm till about 8pm, taking photos around 3-4) its very dark! I thought it was supposed to be summer and my lighting woes would have gone by now!

I wanted this dress for a while and my flatmate saw it on eBay for half the price so I ended up buying it. My justification was that I don't have any red and white striped items. It sounded like a good enough excuse at the time! Im a touch to wide in the shoulder department unfortunately so it's a bit of a squeeze. I find alot of the topshop skater style dresses aren't broad enough for me! I paired the dress with my pleather primark jacket that has served me so well over the years. Ive had it for about 3 years now and it has to be one of my all time favourite items I've owned. I really do want to buy a real leather jacket though at some point, I just haven't found "the one"! Im so picky when it comes to coats and jackets! I also wore my trusty River Island scarf which is the perfect way to jazz up a super boring outfit! Excuse the mega clashy nails too! I did them for my Filofax Blogger Style off entry and didn't change them before I took these! Oops!

Had so many entries for my Zara bag giveaway! Rafflecopter has gone down well and seems to easy to use. Hopefully this will mean I'll do more giveaways on here. I'd love to do a weekly one but I don't know if thats overkill! I have an amazing giveaway that Im already planning for my blogs three year anniversary!

89 comments:

  1. Gorgeous outfit, loving the mixture of tartan and stripes.

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  2. This is gorgeous, especially with the yellow nails and tartan :)

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    xxx

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  3. I've been looking for a good yellow nail polish, might have to go and purchase this one! Really like that dress - super cute! xoxo

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    1. it'd actually neon orange but the lighting was a bit funny in these photos! );

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  4. Your too pretty :( i love the dress and it really suits you(:

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  5. cool dress ! :)

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  6. love your hair and the shape of that dress suits your figure so well!X

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  7. Gorgeous outfit, love the mixture of patterns! xx

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  8. This is so cute! Love the dress :)

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  9. Love the red and white stripes, really cute.

    Allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  10. I think your nail shade looks awesome with your outfit! :) xx

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  11. This is such a lovely dress! I love it!

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  12. just bought this dress too, gah! love your style so much, but my bank doesn't ;)
    x

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  13. Love love your dress!!! This necklace is totally A M A Z I N G!!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
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  14. i absolutely adore that necklace!

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  15. 3 years! wow! what made you start blogging?

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  16. I love this dress, I've not seen it! I wish I could pull stripes off though!
    xx

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  17. Love, love, love the yellow nails, been meaning to try it for a while now! Also that dress is so cute it's fab you got it half price...makes yo love it even more :)

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    x

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  18. Lovely. You should have a ring sale again ;) Xx
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  19. Love this dress so much! You look lovely and love how you've styled it! xx

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  20. Wow I love your dress, the shape looks like it suits you so well even if it doesn't feel it anyways haha! I love your necklace with it also, just love this general outfit haha x

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  21. I love that dress it looks like a beautiful shape and your nail varnish looks really striking against it :)
    <3 Holz oxo

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  22. I'm so jealous that you find all of these bargain ebay buys. I must own this dress now!

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    1. my flatmate actually found this one for a change!

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  23. This dress is really pretty, I love clothes with stripes on them ! Love the River Island scarf as well ! Skater dresses really suit you !
    Looking forward to more of your giveaways :) xx

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  24. Stripes & tartan... not seen them mixed before but really like the combo xo

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    1. on reflection, i haven't either, I'm not sure why i thought they would work but they did!

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  25. lovely dress! I have the same problem in the shoulder department! xx

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not alone! i have a really broad chest and shoulders so nothing ever fits right!

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  26. this dress is so nice - really suits your figure :) xxx

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  27. Always love that scarf on you, love it even more paired with that dress! Lovely! xx

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  28. Amazing! I have such a scarf, too and I think I'm going to wear it in the next time :)

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  29. Lovely dress and great necklace!
    Cara x

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  30. your necklace is amazing!! those spikes are the perfect color and length for drama. i like it paired with the very girly dress!


    xx


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    1. LOVING the necklace! a great blog post yet again x
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  31. I'd say weekly giveaways are a bit overkill, but only because I SO LOVE seeing your outfits instead hehe. Your style is an inspiration.

    xo Joana

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  32. ohhh, gorgeous dress - I love how you've paired it with the tartan scarf, i would have never though to put the two together but they look awesome! ahh, the three year anniversary giveaway sounds super exciting! :) xo

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  33. Love the shoes and the dress :)

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  34. You look so pretty here, lovely outfit! Big fan of the dress, don't see enough red and white stripes! Love it teamed with the tartan scarf too and I actually like the clashing nails with it all

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  35. I absolutely love this combo! I had a look, this dress is sold out now, boo ;( think its cus you did a post on it :P hehe xxx

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  36. Ah you look so cute! Love the dress and I think the nails go fine! haha x

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  37. Aw gutted I missed out on this dress! It's fab! I really want the primary one which is quite similar to this but black and white I thinkkkkk.
    Your giveaway was super easy to enter! Got all my fingers crossed :P
    Xxx
    Ps. Was browsing through some of your old posts last week and I absolutely loved your moleskin sketchbook posts! Your drawings are so good! It's inspired me to buy a blank sketchbook :):)

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  38. This is very cute!
    I love the clashing nails! They add a really nice pop of colour.

    MakeupForBiochemists

    xx

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  39. what a fun nail color to go with this outfit :)

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  40. love it :) perfect x

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  41. OMGGGGG, I need your dress ;O


    CAT xoxo
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    p.s. Check out my iPhone case giveaway!?
    http://somethingsaidon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/giveaway-iconemesis-iphone-case.html

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  42. i think the nails look good with the outfit!

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  43. That dress is perfection on you!
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  44. I love this outfit, you look gorgeous and that dress is adorable!

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  45. The dress is lovely on you, I have it in blue and then literally got another one in red last week from Kmart (in Oz) for $10, delighted!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  46. Love this outfit Lily, the scarf and dress are gorgeous!:)Xx

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  47. I love your dress!!! VERY NICE!!

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  48. Fab outfit :) I love red but I never wear it, think I need to invest in something red for my wardrobe

    xx

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    1. i never really wear red either! i think the only other red thing i have is the scarf!

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  49. Lily, it's a gorgeous outfit & that's such a pretty nail polish..

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  50. giveaways can never be an overkill ;)

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  51. I have this in the blue and white stripe... it's one of my favourite dresses! x

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    1. I'm so tempted to get it in the other colour!

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  52. Very cute b-day outfit! The yellow nails are so bright and lovely, too. I wish we had a Topshop here in Canada. You always post such cute finds there, even if they're bought through eBay.

    M.

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    1. they are actually orange but the lighting was a bit funny! Thanks! (:

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  53. Love that dress! It's so cute. And you look wonderful :)xx

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  54. ordered that dress straight away when i saw it! sooo cute does anyone else have it im about 5'10 in height so im worried it'll be too short but if so I'll find someone to wear it lol? :)

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    1. probably! Its quite short on me and IM 5ft5! it would look cute as a tunic with leggings though!

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  55. You look very pretty! You def. make me want to put more time into my everyday appearance.

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  56. I love your hair and this dress is gorgeous! Reminds me of candy canes :) x

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  57. They also have the same necklace in Matalan for £8 if any one is looking for it! :) x

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  58. I love this dress on you, it reminds me of a candy cane. It is so hard to find the perfect fitting leather jacket! I like how you combined it with the scarf, such a cute outfit.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  59. This dress is so cute, this would be a great dress for the summer!
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