Thursday, August 16, 2012


stripes & ankle boots











cardigan: topshop
shoes: topshop
bracelet: black tied* & turkish market stall
hat: topshop
necklace: topshop
socks: primark
rings: just access via topshop and kukee
nails: revlon red* (review here)

I sort of forgot about this Cheap Monday dress until I was going through my Instagram photos last night and saw it on one of my snaps. I'd hastily shoved it in a drawer under my bed to "tidy up"and it got forgotten about. I pulled it out to wear today and forgot how easy and comfortable it is to wear. I think black and white stripes are my favourite pattern, just so simple and cute. I'm off to a Clarin's event tonight (yayyy get to see blogger friends!), Then possibly go out for dinner. I'm absolutely craving sushi at the moment! I think I'm also going to pop to Oxford Street and return the things I've decided not to keep from my Not a Haul Video. My two week rule is up so everything I've not worn so far is going back to store! I'm trying to be strict with this rule, but I know if I don't wear something in the first two or so weeks Im really not going to wear it in the future! Also, I'm determined to wear my Alvin's in so Im willingly torturing myself by wearing them again today! Oh well!

60 comments:

  1. seriously need to get those shoes!! love the beanie!!

    http://the-goldenmonkey.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Black and white stripes are my favourite pattern too :) Feel like I haven't been out of them for the past week!
    This is such a great outfit. Shoes are amazing too.

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  3. I am definitely loving the black & white look!

    Michelle
    www.michelleesque.com

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  4. Good luck with the shoes, they're beauties. New Mantra: It will be worth it. The pain is worth it...

    xx

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  5. I love those shoes, office do a similar pair which I intend on buying. They look so good with that dress! x

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  6. Ooh casual yet chic, love the relaxed cardi and shoes are AMAZING!! Fabulous

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  7. looking lovely!

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

    ps. enter my brand new international jewellery/accessories giveaway! you have a chance to win one of two prizes!

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  8. Oh those booots! They are overwhelmingly beautiful.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  9. Love the nail varnish colour! Jstarsmore.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the idea of the two week rule! It is true that if it isn't worn in the first two weeks, it probably will never be worn. If only I could hold myself to this rule!

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  11. So stunning!

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  12. Your hair is looking absolutely fantastic lately!

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  13. After your description of this cardigans texture I actually stroked it in Topshop! I must admit it's soft, I want it now!x

    teacuptoast.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the boots, I think I'm going to get the office nighthawks as they're pretty similar! I adore the dress too, you make me want to go shopping so bad haha!xx

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  15. This dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you! And I ADORE the boots xxx

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  16. I love your style, so comfortablely chic xo
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  17. Black and white stripes are my favourite pattern too- my wardrobe is practically one big stipey mess!
    You look gorgeous as always! xx

    eleanorpearson.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I'm a massive fan of anything black and white striped so I think this outfit is fab! Love the Alvin's, kind of need them in my life. Have fun at Clarins!

    http://rafflesbizarre.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Simple but nice. P.S. I love the red nails.

    louloudaniels@blogspot.co.uk xx

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  20. love your style!

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  21. I love you Alvins- I'm still debating with myself over whether to get some or not
    Daniella x

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  22. Awh, hope your alvins start to feel better. You look really lovely, the striped dress looks so nice! xx

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  23. This outfit looks fabulous C: Loving the cardigan and the dress. Good luck with them Alvin's! Ohh and I missed this video so I'm going to watch it now~

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  24. The ankle boots and beanie are gorgeous!!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  25. Great dress and how gorgeous are these shoes! i saw a similar pair in zara.
    Cara x

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  26. Cheap Monday has got to be my favourite brand atm! Just done a post about a grey maxi!

    ellenahill.blogspot.com x

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  27. I totally agree with you re black and white stripes, my favourite pattern by a mile! For some reason, I always think it also goes so well with red accessories/nails. Perfect outfit! x

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  28. I think I need to apply your 2 week rule to myself! So many clothes with labels on in my cupboard..

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  29. Aah I was so tempted by this dress but didn't get it... now I want it. And it's not there. Sad! You look lovely though. Two week rule is such a good idea, may have to start living by that :D x

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  30. Beautiful <3 Love all your jewellery and your hat <3
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.com/ xo

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  31. I'm sure they'll be worth the pain.. hopefully!
    Love the dress, I agree.. I think stripes are my favourite pattern too.. so easy to style xx

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  32. Love everything to do with this outfit :) x

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  33. I love your rule, good way to try things out but then not get carried away.

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  34. lovin' the ombre !


    nmcnails.blogspot.co.uk

    X

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  35. Cute beanie. And I really like your rule. Maybe I should apply that to myself.

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  36. That's a great rule - I'll have to start using it too!

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

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  37. Cool outfit ! :)

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  38. Great rule and lovely spike bracelet.

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  39. hi lily,

    your red nails look amazing with your black and white outfit.

    love joyce

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  40. Basic always works so well.

    petitesideofstyle.com

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  41. always love a black and white outfit!!!

    http://www.fazanemalik.co.uk limited edition womenswear with a twist

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  42. Such a beautiful set !! ;-)

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  43. Love the stripey dress, i hate wearing shoes in - i have some new Kurt Geiger biker boots that i just cannot weear as they tore the backs of my ankles to shreds :( x

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. LOVE this top/dress. Really want to get more sort of over sized tops like this :)

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  45. So cool! I want this topshop necklace ;)

    Kiss,
    Liliana

    http://umblogfashion.com

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  46. I'm in love with this entire look! Hopefully when the weather cools down here I'll be able to do something similar. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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