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sweater: primark
skirt: topshop
necklace: urban outfitters
shoes: clothing at tesco*
nails: essie lapis of luxury

I was thinking a week ago that I hadn't bought anything from Primark in a long long time… then two gems come along at once! Last weekend when I was home,  I picked up the Ramones slashed tee and this stripy sweater. I mentioned a few posts ago I didn't really own anything red stripey and now I have two items to add to my wardrobe. I like this jumper as I think it looks quite ~french and I actually bought it mainly to wear on holiday. I know its a bit weird thing to buy for holiday but its quite thin and lightweight and I think Im going to wear it over a bikini during the  hotter times in the day to try and keep some sun off me. Plus I'm not that confident with my middle (its my problem area ): )  so it's nice to have a thing to throw over to cover up!

Today I've just been blogging like mad, hence the super casual comfy outfit. I decided to work my way through my epic stash to try and reorganise it and throw away all my expired makeup. I've drafted so many posts for the upcoming weeks! I actually felt a bit sad parting with makeup and skincare that I've had for a while, even though I know its out of date and I don't use it! I've recently bought some new storage recently which I LOVE, including the Ikea HELMER which is an actual godsend for makeup storage! I actually can't speak highly enough of it. I might do a post on some of my new storage actually as I actually love it that much! I've always been so protective of my stash and never really wanted to or felt the need to show it off, but I think my new storage really has swayed me!

I also did a super informal but fun video on my ETCLLYMLRS youtube channel just answering some questions from a tag I found on Youtube. Im sorry if the volume is super low, its normal on my laptop so I don't really know how Im going to get around fixing it when it isn't an issue for me! We shall see!

52 comments

  1. love the stripes! especially paired up with the flowy skirt. the look is lovely on you!

    great photos, great post!

    (and i'll pop over to watch the youtube video!)

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  2. I love it. So simple, but a great twist on the already classic breton stripe

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  3. Love the shoes, Tesco have gotten some lovely things lately :)

    amandacmoss.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  4. Such a cute and casual outfit. A storage post would be amazing, as my makeup collection has expanded massively and I don't know where to put it all! :) x

    sophie-says.com

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  5. You look lovely!! I adore your shirt, and your nails look fab!:)Xx

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  6. Need a black skirt like this, go with EVERYTHING x

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  7. Would never have put those shoes down as being from Tesco, literally can't tell them apart from the Topshop version that everyone owns!!

    Rosie x

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  8. The shirts suits you so well :) and i love the little bit blush you're wearing :))
    so so pretty!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  9. Love this top, might need to buy it! You look lovely! Also YAY for being organised haha I love drafting posts x

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  10. Love the nails!

    I also have a deep love for storage...

    xx

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  11. such a cute little jumper. loved your youtube video :) def do more, you come across really well x

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  12. Love, love, love that nail colour! Also your make-up is quite literally flawless!

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  13. You look so amazing, that top is so cute! I love your nails and your rings, I really want to buy some from your shop!

    Pip x

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  14. Love this look, and you look so pretty!

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  15. Love the jumper and the necklace, the nail varnish looks fab against the red x

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  16. I've been using the helmer drawers for a few months now and I love them so much! best investment i've ever made x

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  17. I'm a big fan of stripes and this outfit is ace. Nice stroage set too! I really need to have a sort through all the junk I own!

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  18. Love the combination of red & white stripes with the bright blue nails, looks fab!

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  19. Gorgeous outfit, and I love the colour of your nails! I think I might paint mine now.
    Cara x

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  20. can never have too many stripes in ur wardrobe! love this outfit :)
    Holly x

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  21. Love this outfit! I have similar pieces I'll probably wear it soon!

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  22. Lovely comfy outfit. I'd love to see a storage post from you. I can never bring myself to throw old make-up out, I really need to have a cull x

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  23. that essie polish is just beautiful, can't wait for my boots to start stocking them! lovely outfit as usual x

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  24. I'm in love with that essie nail polish! Gorgeous! xx

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  25. I love everything about this outfit, it's gorgeous :)

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    xx

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  26. Please do a post on your storage, I'm trying to figure mine out at the mo

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  27. wow can your hair get any better? It looks gorgeous as per usual! Love this Primark top, I never find good stuff in there i am guessing I am not trying hard enough haha however having seen some fab bits on Milk Bubble Tea's video I am going to have to try again! I love storage posts so would love to see your new storage. I use the Ikea Alex which is a godsend in terms of storing products, I too am a little obsessed with Ikea! haha

    Becky
    Beckys Makeup

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  28. Love this outfit in combination with your make-up! :)

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  29. I am loving your sweater and your nail polish!!

    Michelle
    www.michelleesque.com

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  30. This outfit is very French-esque haha, I love the 'floatyness' of your skirt. I also love that nail colour, very pretty! Ooo you should definitely do a post on your new storage because I'm actually looking for some right now x

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  31. love all your jewellery and the red and white stripes - classic

    MADAM PATTY

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  32. aw, i loved your video! and don't worry my words always get mixed up too, much to the amusement of my english lit genius sister haha! your hair looks beaut like this too x

    (need those ikea drawers in my life right now!)

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  33. I'm loving the tawny looking make-up in this post :) I own quite a few stripy things already it's prints like what you usually wear that I'm needed to stash up on!

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this outfit, you look so sweet! Such a great little sweater and I love the colour of your nails. Great shoes too, good old Tesco!

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  35. Lovely top on you - would look great with a red lipstick to!

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  36. I love the striped top and I would love to see the way you store your make up ;) x

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  37. quite pretty!
    perfect combo of colours!!
    xxxx

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  38. Really cute jumper!
    LOVE the nail polish, it is such a nice colour :)
    x

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  39. Ooh I love the red stripes with the blue nails, such a holiday inspired outfit!

    love, harrie x

    http://laceanddungarees.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. Very cute look, kind of nautical meets rock and roll.

    http://bridgetmarowski.blogspot.com

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  41. Lovely jumper and the nail polish is so pretty ! I love a good make up clear out ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  42. You look so beautiful! I love your hair and nails!

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  43. Just discovered your blog searching info about the ombre hair cause i'll do it saturday :)
    And i'm in love with it !!! you're amazing <3

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  44. Love your stripes and blue<3 very American lol

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