Friday, August 17, 2012


get fighted











top: H&M
skirt: topshop
jacket: beyond retro
bracelet: turkish market
ring: just access @ topshop
socks: topshop
boots: topshop
earrings: claire's accessories*
hair: see this post
nails: revlon red* & barry m jewel brittania

I very rarely wear my hair up on my blog even though I wear it up alot at home and on a day to day basis! I guess my hair is "my thing" or part of my niche so I tend to style it in the same way because I feel it's just what people know me for. I always joke about there being a revolution if I changed my hair too drastically! I've written a short tutorial on how I do this over on my second blog if you wanted to go read as I know alot of people struggle getting a messy bun style look!

None the less, this is the outfit I'm wearing for drinks on the town tonight. I picked up this amazing velvet style jacket for a measly £22 from Beyond Retro (the one off Brick Lane) which I think is an absolute bargain considering the same thing would cost about 3 times as much on the high street. I have to admit Im not into vintage shopping, Im lazy and I like things being in my size and laid out so I can see what Im getting myself into. My flatmate dragged me in last weekend and I think I may have a new love affair with all things vintage! It's a bit too big for me, but we all know thats the trouble with vintage, and the shoulders are a little too much for me but hey, I love it so I'm happy with it!

Today I've been swooning over the new Clarins releases and booked tickets to go see my favourite band Alexisonfire in December. I actually did a happy dance when my transaction came through! I've seen them before a few times but it's their farewell tour as they've split up so I think alot of sobbing will be happening during the show!

121 comments:

  1. you suit your hair up! love your jacket!

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  2. gawjus jacket!! and your hair looks lovely up :)

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  3. I love this! It's so not typical Llymlrs if that makes sense, but looks amazing! Really like the velvet jacket too, you look lovely! And I want your boots so badly, xx

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  4. I am absolutely gutted that jacket is vintage - it's beautiful! I love it x

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  5. The jacket is amazing! Such a cute outfit :)

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  6. That jacket is BEAUTIFUL! you look amazing xx

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  7. Love your jacket!
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.co.uk/ xo

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  8. Your boots are gorgeous and I love the colour you always wear on your lips :) x

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  9. that jacket is so cute on you! I love your hair up also!

    http://thefashionformat.blogspot.co.uk/

    xox

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  10. Very classy look! So nice to see your face! Pretty! X

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  11. That hairstyle is beyond chic, so pretty!

    L.x

    http://fashiondictionarykid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. You look so pretty with your hair up! And I love the jacket! Hope you have fun on your night out.
    xoxo Debby

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  13. hair looks so lovely! and the outfit of course! have a good time tonight!

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  14. Love the hair! I'll have to go and check out how to do it as I can only seem to achieve a tight ballerina bun... Also loving the socks and boots combo!

    -Elodie x

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  15. That jacket is gorgeous, and a complete bargain! Love this whole outfit!
    & your hair looks so pretty up :)

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx

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  16. Can't believe it will be Alexis last show... Seen them 5 times and they are always amazing. Won't be able to make the farewell show, gutted! xoxo
    nikkilou

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  17. Your blog is soo beautiful, and your looks too! I follow you :)

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  18. That jacket looks fab on you...the colors are beautiful!

    Kate

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  19. Love the design of that jacket, especially with the boots. I also think your hair up looks lovely xx

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  20. That jacket is amazing. I actually want one like this so badly! x

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  21. You look amazing! So jealous of your hair! xx

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  22. You really look amazing and I love the outfit. I don't know why but it's one of my fav outfit of yours.

    THE RED GIRL SMILE

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  23. Love this outfit so much, the jacket is so amazing! I love vintage stuff, especially that jacket!

    Pip x

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  24. The socks look so cute with the boots, i've never been able to pull off that look myself! Looking lovely x

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  25. I love this on you, it's a lovely combination! plus I'm super jealous you've got tickets for the Alexisonfire gig, I love them and wish I could go but a week night in London for a northerner such as myself makes it a bit difficult!

    everybody else’s girl
    xxx

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  26. By far my favourite look so far, you look amazing!

    x

    ellenahill.blogspot.com x

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  27. That jacket is amazing! Love Vintage. It gets addictive.
    x
    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.ie

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  28. i'm in love with that jacket so so so much. x

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  29. Lovely to see your hair up, it suits you so much! Love the outfit to, lovely! x

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  30. Your hair looks lovely! Love your jacket x

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  31. Love this outfit and I really don't know why you don't do outfit posts with your hair up more often! It's looks great, really suits you xo

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  32. I absolutely love this outfit! The jacket is great and it just looks so good with the simple black skirt and top. Really nice x

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  33. I am in love with that jacket!

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  34. lily you look AMAZING! one of my fav looks for you ever! :) x x x

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  35. Love this jacket TONES!

    Ruth xxxx

    http://theclothesimin.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. This outfit is great! You look amazing and you should wear your hair like that more often! :)

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  37. this outfit is amazing! suits you so well!
    also love your hair up!
    i used to feel the same a couple of years ago as i always had my hair down and quite straight and never wore it up. its weird :P hehe


    xoxo

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  38. I LOVE this outfit, the jacket is gorgeous and i love your hair up!

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  39. LOVE this jacket, you look so pretty here!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  40. So much love for this outfit. It's so gorgeous :)
    Absolutely gutted Alexisonfire arn't coming to Liverpool/Manchester! I would have loved to have seen them!

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  41. Fully in love with the outfit :) I really wish I could get away with wearing my hair up like this but unfortuantly I have sticky out ears, haha oh dear! Your hair really suits you up though! x

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  42. gorgeous outfit lily! the knot suits you really well and i understand how you feel about vintage shopping. i always think they have nice stuff but can't always be bothered to go through the heaps of clothes.. x

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  43. I'm in love with velvet right now, glad you finally had a successful trip to the vintage shop. I just found a velvet blazer myself but yours definitely triumphs it, beautiful!

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  44. This is really amazing! your boots are stunning!

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  45. You really suit your hair up! I tend to have mine in a bun most days for convenience, something about having hair down just really distracts me for some reason. I love the accent glitter nails!

    louisejoyb x

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  46. Love your outfit! You really suit wearing you hair up too....lovely!!

    http://fashioniswhaticallhappiness.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. you look so stunning with your hair up like that! suits you so well x

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  48. Okkkk your hair and shoes are amazing!!! You really suit your hair up. Also, the new clarins releases are beautiful! I've already added them to my wishlist. Pretty makeup palettes here I come!!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  49. wow, i love this jacket on you :) makes it so special and the booties goes so well with this. LOVE!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  50. the more i see these boots on your the more i want them, no, I need them in my life xo

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  51. That. Jacket. I NEED it. If you're selling it, let me know okay :D?

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  52. incredible jacket! your hair looks amazing up

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  53. Your hair looks lovely put up, really really great. I also love the jacket! I didn't notice it was velvet in the pictures but that makes me love it even more.
    x

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  54. OOh I really love this outfit, it's something ever so slightly different and that jacket is gorgeous. You really suit having your hair up like that too.
    Definitely need to get myself a pair of studded boots like that, the high street is full of them so hopefully I can find a pair I like.

    Lucy xxx

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  55. This is one of my favourite looks from you Lily! I love your hair up like this and that jacket is gorgeous with the detailing on the boots!

    Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

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  56. Wow you look really gorgeous here! You really suit your hair up and must really suit vintage!
    I have that topshop skirt, I love how youve paired it with a bandeau top and a belt so it looks like a dress.
    Cath x

    squaremarshmallow.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. gorgeous jacket! and love it how you styled your hair :)

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  58. This outfit is actually really refreshing to see!
    and also you have the worlds most perfect forehead ;D ♥

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  59. wow, this look really stands out to me! your hair and jacket look so lovely.

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  60. gorgeous jacket, and I love alexisonfire!! have an amazing time!! xxx

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  61. What a find!

    http://arrceebee.blogspot.com.au/

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  62. I love that jacket, it's really pretty. And you look really nice with your hair in a messy bun, gonna head over to your other blog to try it for myself :)
    Daniella x

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

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  63. Cool jacket, I love a but of velvet - I have a navy blue velvet maxi dress I'm still yet to wear! X

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  64. Your hair looks sooo nice up! xo

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  65. You suit this! I want those socks!

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  66. love this outift! Favorite of yours

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  67. This could be one of my favourite outfits by you. Gorgeous! :)x

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  68. Your hair really suits you like this and that jacket is amazing!

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  69. this entire look is amazing!! =) you should sport hair up more often, definitely!

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  70. your nails look lovely xx

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  71. This is possibly my favourite outfit post of yours ever! I love it and you look fab!
    xx

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  72. love your hair like that i'm so jealous of your shoes!

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  73. love this outfit. your nails are so pretty!

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  74. Love the outfit. And thanks for linking the hair post, definitely want to try that out :)

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    xox

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  75. Love you with your hair up, it looks great. That jacket is amazing as well, I'm not such a vintage fan because I'm a lazy shopper too but sometimes you just absolute gems!
    xxx

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  76. That is officially the most fantastic jacket!

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  77. That is SUCH a good price for that jacket! I love it, I think it's so different to what you usually wear on here and it suits you so much :) love the boots too x

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  78. Love this look! My Nan lit just cleared our her wardrobe and have given me a jacket similar to this! -cannot wait to style it up
    I've just finished a post on prints
    -confession slight addicted.


    Muchos Smiles,
    bb, xoxo

    http://ispythroughthekeyhole.blogspot.co.uk

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  79. You look absolutely beautiful Lily! I am in love with that blazer! :)

    xoxo, Laura

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  80. you should definitely wear your hair up more, it really suits you! and that jacket is amazing, i NEED to go vintage shopping more.. :)
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.ie

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  81. www.thefashionundergrad.blogspot.com

    Love you hair up!

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  82. Love that blazer.

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  83. This is, by far, my favorite outfit I've seen you in on the blog. It's wonderful!

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  84. I love Beyond Retro, whenever I'm in London I have a look!
    I think your hair looks really pretty up.


    Little Miss Sunshine
    A Great British Style Blog

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  85. You look amazing!

    http://riley-ellise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  86. Stunning!! Best outfit yet x
    http://meetzemonster.blogspot.co.uk/

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  87. Love your hair! No matter how you style it, it always looks sooo good :)

    Rae x

    somebrokegirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  88. Perfect! Such amazing boots :)

    Kiss,
    Liliana

    http://umblogfashion.com

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  89. Amazing jacket! And your hair looks lovely in this style! Can't wait till mine is long enough to give it a go!

    www.littlekjf.blogspot.com

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  90. In love with this look! The jacket and the boots are both absolute beauts!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  91. the jacket is amazing, good find.

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  92. That's a lush jacket! I am so tempted by those boots x

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  93. Love your outfit Lily, that jacket is a beaut! Your hair looks lovely also. Only a teeny bit jealous you've got Alexisonfire tickets! x

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  94. Love this jacket, what an amazing find! x

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  95. your hair looks gorgeous like this :)
    x

    http://www.raggydoll-raggydoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  96. Absolutely love your shoes! Are the comfy?
    xxxx


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  97. You look lovely :) Your hair looks amazing up!xx

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  98. I know what you mean about having the patience for vintage shopping, I really have to be in the right mindset..a bit like TKMaxx, you have to wade through so much to find the gems.

    The jacket is fab though, such a great find and so reasonable. Also I really love your hair up! Purdy.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  99. it took me awhile to scroll down to write a comment.. very discouraging in the most positive way! well i love this outfit and i have been doing that hairstyle shown in this pic and i adore it. so functional yet cutsie. i have a suggestion about something on your blog. i think you should do a tab thing just for questions and answers. i find myself thinking of questions youve probably been asked billions of times. plus people can refer to outfits since they all have unique titles. just a thought!

    as always a fan,
    leah

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