Monday, August 13, 2012


books in boxes










top: topshop
jacket: river island
ring: just access 
necklace: forever 21 
shoes: clothing at tesco*
lips: mac please me 
bracelets: turkish market stall & black tied*
nails: models own beths blue*, models own indian ocean*, nails inc nail jewellery in silver*

Apologies for my extended break weekend break! I know I shouldn't say sorry (it's your blog etcetc yadda yadda) but at the same time I do genuinely feel bad when I don't update daily! But anyway, heres a long update about my life if you're interested in what I've been up to! Funeral For a Friend was awesome, and I absolutely adore hanging out with Zoe. So much fun, but we stayed up sooo late. I think it was like 7am when I went to bed, and I didn't get home till 5pm Friday! Then I went for drinks on Friday around Soho/Lecister Square with my flatmate. Then Saturday me and Dal (my housemate) went to Brick Lane and bought some vintage stuff, drank some coffee and ate lots of street food (and a beigal of course!). Saturday night I went to a Puma Party with Zoe and we hung (and drooled over) with Professer Green and even saw Usain Bolt (!!!) hit the decks! Sunday I chilled, chatted on the phone to almost every person I've ever met in my life (phone bill whaaaat?) and then went to see Batman solo. Wasn't as scary as I'd imagined seeing a film on my own, although I was well embarrassed when I jumped out of my seat at one point. I got chatted up by the guy behind in the ticket office which made me accidentally nervous laugh in his face when he asked for my number. Then I then made another boo-boo walking into the men's toilet to be met with the most awkward eye contact I've ever had with a man. Then like possibly everyone in the world I watched the Olympic Closing ceremony! Which I think was just a little bit crazy, very eccentric and very British! And today I've just chilled at home, caught up with stuff and filmed a video for youtube!

Anyywaaaaaay. Onto the outfit! Simple outfit for evening drinks! I decided to keep the River Island PU leather sleeve army jacket over the Topshop one. I just preferred it overall! Although admittedly they are super similar in style and colour! So I can't quite pin point why I picked this one. It was slightly cheaper as well which is always nice!

Tomorrow I've got a little fashion feature in More! Magazine. Im really excited to find out what it looks like! I have some behind the scenes photos to share as well so hopefully it'll be a really cool feature!

93 comments:

  1. Love your style so much! I always look for these type of tops but they never seem to have any in my local topshop, sad times:(

    pearl-blossoms.blogspot.com x

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  2. Love the jacket, looks like the Zara one :-)

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  3. Your make up looks lovely. I have this top in the grey and black but white just looks so nice, going to end up with all four!
    xx

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  4. Loving the look, and I adore the jacket! I love your cinema outing, made me smile.

    Georgie
    xx

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  5. I've seen these jackets quite a bit some more expensive than otherss! This is certainly a very nice version from river island!
    Cara x

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  6. Your eyes look gorgeous! And I really love that coat, I hope you'll do a comparison to the Topshop one?

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  7. How much was that jacket?! xo
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  8. Love the jacket!! Simple but stylish!!!

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    Xox

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  9. love that jacket! its an amazing piece!

    great photos, great post!

    alissa b
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  10. yours is one of the best ombres I've seen, it blends in so well, and is a really great dirty blond!

    emma
    oh-emma.com
    @emmacoull

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  11. Oh my god your cinema story made me smile!x

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  12. how nice is that jacket, looking super gorgeous today lily x

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  13. Ooh pretty jacket! Lovely style, as always :)

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  14. Professor Green is pretty darned hot, but I prefer his DJ, Luke, aka DJIQ! An ex is friends with him so I got to meet him when we went to the Brighton gig last Autumn!

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  15. Love the jacket! Sounds like a very funny random trip to the cinema!

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  16. this outfit is perfect! You look gorgeous in there photos too x

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  17. You look amazing!

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  18. Love the nails, wish I could paint mine properly instead of making them look like a child has done them! :P

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  19. You've been a busy girl, what with all the activities (so much more room for activities) and the blogging as well, love the nails xo

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  20. love your nails and makeup xx

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  21. helloooooo.
    i just wanted to tell you how beautiful you always look in your pictures.
    i showed a picture of you to my boyfriend to say i wanted your hair so last night we were sat looking at your pictures trying to figure out exactly how you did it yourself, i've seen your post but knowing me i'd cock it up completely.
    anyway, i love your blog and hope you never go away.
    lots of love,
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. love your outfit, I got that top the other day in grey its so comfy!xxx

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  23. Love your jacket!
    Your hair is also so gorgeous, I'm very jealous,
    almost as jealous as I am that you saw pro green :o

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    x

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  24. Ooh you look amazing! I am mega in love with your jacket, I was actually checking out the topshop version yesterday and was really torn over buying it as i've just got the plain khaki version too but there is something about ole' topshop and their jackets, I always manage to convince myself I need them all as they are totes 'investment' pieces haha!

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  25. The jacket works really well! You also suit the cut out top really well :) great style

    xx


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  26. NO WAY no word of a lie I bought the primark version of this jacket which is just as nice. I then ventured into topshop and picked this top up and thought that would go nice with my new jacket, got home and there is a post with you wearing them both. scary! You have style girl!

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  27. Love your top and jacket, they look great! I was very jealous about Professor Green when I say you and Zoe's photos on Instagram.

    Loving your cinema story, and I quite like going on my own.

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  28. love the top!!

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  29. I love that jacket, it's gorgeous. I've never been to the cinema on my own, I'm far too nervous! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  30. Such beautiful pictures - LOVE your jacket and necklace <3
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.co.uk/ xo

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  31. Love this outfit and some beautiful photos of you!
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  32. I LOVE this, so tempted to get this! Ahhh even more now I've seen how nice it looks on you! x

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  33. I love this jacket!!

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  34. Love your style :)
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  35. The jacket is really nice! At first I thought it's two jackets layered but it turned out it's not. The nail polish also looks very nice!

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  36. So tempted to get this jacket, wanted the Zara one so bad but didn't want to spend that much so this is perfect! You look as lovely as always! Sounds like you also had an amazing weekend xx

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  37. i LOVE this outfit. I too am deliberating over these two jackets and think i may go for the River Island one. What size did you get? Im a size 12 - should i stay 12 or go up or down? I want it to be more fitted than baggy x

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  38. You look so lovely, this has been my go to outfit recently! In fact I wore it today with a black tee!! I'm never sure the jacket feels right in this weather though I felt overdressed in mine one minute then the sun goes behind the cloud and Its a must the next... damn british rubbish weather!! xxx

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  39. Love this jacket so much, I need it in my life! xx

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  40. I've been looking for a jacket like this for ages! Looks lovely on you.
    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! They're the best ones, when you look back and you're like 'oh jeez, that actually happened' hah x

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  41. I was looking for a jacket like this one, 'cause I saw one in Zara last week and thought it was way too expensive!

    THE RED GIRL SMILE

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  42. I REALLY LOVE YOUR BLOG !

    http://martinemetfashion.blogspot.com/

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  43. Love that jacket and the colour of your nails! xx

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  44. Zara did a jacket so similar to this but literally sold out everywhere and when it went onto ebay it was double the price.. ball bags. Such a good copy though. Think Primark have bought one out that is similar too.

    Such a lovely blog! Just started my own, quality of photos etc aren't great but haves a lookie :)

    fashion-trunk@blogspot.com

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  45. You have the best style ever! I literally want all of your outfits haha :) xx

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  46. Lily you look gorgeous as ever, those kinds of tops really suit you! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend, I have a little crush on Pro Green and a MASSIVE crush on Usain Bolt so I'm super jealous!

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  47. Your hair looks so cute! I love the ombre look, I want to get it done to my hair. :-)

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  48. Oh I absolutely love your makeup! You look absolutely stunning!

    Michelle
    www.michelleesque.com

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  49. Loving this jacket, and the A/W military trend in general! You look fab as always, VERY jealous that you got to see Usain Bolt!!

    Helen x
    http://neverquiteelegant.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Love the jacket! BTW I have a question about your hair, I know your hair is ombre'd so the lighter bits are a result of bleach but are the darker bits your own hair color or is it a dye.
    What color would you describe it as?

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  51. So in love with that jacket, I wanted the Zara version sooo bad! By the way, I just did a post with my new Leah Goren cat-print dress! Take a look, I hope you like it!

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  52. Sorry I'm sure you get this alot - and I bet I've even asked you before, but what size did you get your AA leggings in? We have a similar body shape but I'm a bit bigger, and a bit taller, do these leggings suck you in like the disco pants? They look so lovely and not like they'd bag at the knees like some do :) Just finally getting round to ordering some! x

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  53. I can't wait for next A/W here - I love the military look.

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  54. Gorgeous! I love your nails and jacket.
    x

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  55. THAT jacket :) love the ring, the hair (ombre looks fab) :)
    xx
    http://missfoxylove.blogspot.com

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  56. I LOVE your jacket, it's amazing! Xx

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  57. Hi Lily,
    Adore that jacket! And your ombre is looking amazing here!
    Also I hope you don't mind, but I used a photo of you to draw another picture. I would love it if you could take a look at it!

    http://christieashley.tumblr.com/post/29394217340/llymlrs-take-two

    Best,
    Christie

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  58. Love this! Your make up looks great and that jacket is so nice!

    Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

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  59. Loove this look ! :)

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  60. Hi Lily,

    Your eyes look especially beautiful today <3

    Love Joyce

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  61. I have seemingly developed an OCD to check your blog every day!

    Eilidh

    http://nostalgiance.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. Really like the way you've styled the River Island jacket so much! It looks great on you with those AA leggings. Your weekend sounds amazing; I'd love to see Prof green and Usain bolt in one night!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. I am in LOVE with the jacket!!!! come check out my blog too if you want :) xxx

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  64. Your nails look gorgeous! I'm in love with the colour! xx

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  65. Love this jacket so much! Its gorgeous!
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  66. That jacket is too amazing! I've heard the topshop one isn't too great quality but this one looks really decent. Another reason for me to wish I lived in the UK - you guys have the best shops over there!!

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  67. This jacket looks lovely :)
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  68. love the jacket!! :D

    please check our our AW12 collection at http://www.fazanemalik.co.uk and quote RSVIP15% for 15% off your first order online!!! :D

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  69. This is a great outfit. I saw someone wearing this jacket yesterday and was desperate to find out where it was from, so thanks for that :)
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  70. Hi! what a cool outfit! :) I was just wondering how this jacket is when it comes to sizes? Found the Zara one a bit snug, so was just wondering how this one is as I want to order it online. thank yoou! :)

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  71. I was going to say the fourth picture of you was really gorgeous but then I scrolled down and seen how gorgeous the other photos were - you look mega gorgeous. That jacket is beautiful and your nails look amazing!

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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  72. I really love that jacket! the whole outfit is just amazing!

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  73. I love your jacket! I saw it in the River Island in Birmingham recently and thought it was so pretty! You're rocking it!

    Abi x

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  74. I love this outfit on you, your hair is looking fab also!

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  75. Perfect, love that jacket!

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  76. I love this outfit! It's great! So pretty!
    the jacket is amazing!
    xxxx

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  77. <3 the jacket!!

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  78. I really love that jacket, but I'm still hankering after the Zara one (£130 on ebay, eurgh!) - I ummed and ahhed over it for too long! x

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  79. which size is it? :-) think i am gonna buy it (the jacket btw :) )

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  80. Your eyes look amazing! What mascara are you wearing??? x

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  81. such a gorgeous outfit,you suit this look so much x

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