Thursday, August 09, 2012


escape artists never die








top: asos
necklace: topshop
bracelets: turkish market stall, river island*, kukee
shoes: H&M
nails: american apparel office & NYC lights camera glitter (see this post)

Kept it all black with a neon ~POP~ today. God I hate the expression "colour pop", Excuse my extreme lame-o-ness! I love this ASOS top but it's ridiculously hard to wear as the sides are so low. Im tempted to leave it without a top on underneath so my bra's subtly showing but I still feel a touch trampy leaving the house like that! So we shall see how daring I feel! Not sure what drew me to the pumps though, Im not big on colour (if you couldn't tell by the ammount of black outfits I wear) but I do like wearing little bits of it, especially neons. I saw someone in the queue in H&M wearing with these and promptly asked where I could get them from. I just had to have them! I sacrificed my place in  the really really long Oxford Street queue and ran to find them! Super comfy, although a bit wide for my narrow feet though ):

Tonight I'm off to see Funeral for a Friend with Zoe, and the realisation that Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation came out almost 10 years ago makes me want to weep. I remember when that actually came out, But I'm all for the emo nostalgia! In theory I should wear something suitably emo, but I don't think I could carry off the clothes I used to wear when I was 15. I've just taken those baby steps towards wearing skinny jeans again!

73 comments:

  1. I really like your outfit I especially like your necklace.

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  2. I love this top, really really like the splash of colour too lady! Have fun tonight, I haven't been to Hippodrome in a while... they do good cocktails though! x

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  3. I love those shoes, and the top is great! I can see how it might be a bit difficult to wear though!
    Cara x

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  4. How do you do your hair like this? :)) love this outfit! X

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  5. I'm so glad to hear another person hates the expression 'colour pop' I hate it!
    Skinny jeans are the only piece of clothing I still wear from my ~goff~ days, everything else I wouldn't dare wear now!
    Your hair is looking gorgeous x
    Sirens and Bells

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  6. your hair looks lovely! as does your outfit ofc x

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  7. Ahhh I love Funeral For a Friend! Seen them 6 times, they're great! Jealous you're seeing them tonight, have fun :)

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  8. Ohhho, this ballerins from H&M)I think everybody has its)it's simple and very comfortable for everyday, and so cheap, sure)you look great)

    POlly with love

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  9. great post! i also had the phrase 'colour pop', urggg. it's appropriate but oh so cheesy

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  10. I love this outfit! I also love FFAF, the only band from my emo~*~ days that I'll still listen to! Have a great time! xx

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  11. Definitely agree with the hatred of the phrases 'pop of colour' and 'playing with colour' also, anything to do with 'cinched in at the waist' I also cannot stand. I remember in those Gok 'How to look good naked' programmes he used use the phrase 'ooo it really cinches you in at the waist' as a description for EVERY outfit! Ahhhh hahaha I'm clearly too easily annoyed! x

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  12. I like how your shoes have added a pop of colour to the outfit, looking beautiful as always

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  13. Love your shoes
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  16. I love Funeral For a Friend, I went to see them when I was 16 and got crushed at the gig and got put in a neck brace and carted off by the first aid people! It's funny looking back though, have a great night x

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  17. Love the necklace - I almost bought a similar one from New Look today! Your hair looks lovely too xo

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  18. LOVE the top! dont think its to low at all.
    x
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  19. Like this look. Reall nice !!

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  20. I love the top!
    Funeral for a friend were the first band I ever saw live like 8 or 9 years ago, slightly jealous right now! Have fun! xx

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  21. This is such a gorgeous outfit - love your nails, I might be tempted to buy some American Apparel nail varnish soon... Your hair is gorge here as well <3
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.com/ xo

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  22. Lovely outfit post, Lily :) Has it really been 10 years!? Goodness me that feels like a lifetime ago...funnily enough I tried my old converse on for the first time since my emo kid days yesterday, felt very strange!

    X

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  23. Is it really almost 10 years ago? Jesus Christ! Have an awesome time, your hair is looking particularly lovely-too lovely for any mosh pit!

    P.S. Am I right in thinking you're an Alexisonfire fan? They're doing a farewell tour in December-only one UK date in Brixton!

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  24. love this outfit I have wanted a cut out top for ages!!

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  25. Love the long necklace.

    Kate

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  26. The necklace is stunning! You love your disco pants don't u?

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  27. Omg FFAF! I went to see them about 9 years ago I feel so old! I definitely would never wear what I wore back then either. I think your outfit is lovely - i do like the clash of the neon with black. Beaut.

    Kate x
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  28. LOVE FFAF. Can't believe casually dressed came out 10 years ago! I like that shirt!

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  29. The top looks great. I'm loving your necklace, I picked the pink one in Topshop sale. x

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  30. OMG I remember seeing FFAF like 8 years ago and meeting them randomly at Reading Festival! Haven't listened to them for a very long time

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  31. Love your top, but I shouden't pair it with those leggings. Nice shoes, I own them in blue and remember that I looked for them in orange too, but I couldn't find them in my size :(

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  32. WHY CANT MY HAIR CURL LIKE THIS? ahh it looks gorgeous, and so does your outfit - love the 'colour pop' ;) ahhh, i used to LOVE funeral for a friend, never been able to see them live though, so i have to admit i'm slightly jealous! have an amazing time! :)xo

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  33. love that top! xx

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  34. i love that necklace xx

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  35. That necklace is lovely. x

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  36. Love your pumps, and shirt is gorgeous! xx

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  37. love the shoes, so pretty


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  38. love the pop of colour with the shoes! xx

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  39. Loving your hair like that! So gorgeous
    x x x

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  40. Very nice outfit! The necklace is fabulous I must say! The top is really pretty and I love the yellow ballerinas!

    Best Regards
    Andi Smith
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  41. I say it all the time but your hair really does look lovely, it's just looks super healthy and shiny.
    x

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  42. Your hair looks amazing! I'm going to have to get that necklace too!

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  43. FFAF take me back! Remember going to see them not long after Casually Dressed came out (I have a dodgy old photo of me at that gig wearing a men's FFAF souvenir tee and baggy jeans from Oasis in Birmingham! Complete with Etnies trainers, spiky bracelets & waaay too much eyeliner - so emo. Haha) and they were pretty terrible, but the gig was amazing anyway and I still love the album to this day haha!

    This outfit is actually really summery is a nearly all black kinda way! Love the hair too :-)

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  44. I love that necklace!

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  45. Love this outfit! xx

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  46. your shoes <3
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  47. the neon shoes are lush xo
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  48. That glitter nail polish looks gorgeous. Might have to get myself some! xo

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  49. your top is lovely and love your nails :)
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  50. I love the colour 'pop'! Your hair looks amaazing, very jealous!x

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  51. Love those pumps, such a good colour! :)
    You could wear a bandeau top underneath?
    xx

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  52. Wow, has it really been that long since we flipped our oversized fringes to FFAF? I love these shoes, I have never been a fan on ballet pumps (I have big feet and they never fit, always rub on the heel) but if you say these are comfy maybe Ill go have a hunt for them in Edinburgh. I thought these leggings were your favourite disco pants again!

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  53. Really really cool shirt and necklace! Love this look on you!

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  54. I love the shoes, they look really good with all black xxx

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  55. Love this look, the slouchy cut outs look perfect :-)

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  57. You do black very well gorgeous girl love this

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  58. I love Funeral For A Friend! I've been to see them twice back in the day and I actually went to a signing in Manchester before one of the gigs. What music to you listen to these days? x

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  59. wow, i need those flats :) you're right, a little amount of neon combined with black is absolutely stunning.
    and in btw i love the curls on you, cutie :P

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  60. You look so brown here! Is this your tan from holiday or have you got a tanning secret to share with us? X

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