Thursday, May 31, 2012


open shoulder

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leggings: american apparel
top: topshop
necklace: top man
shoes: office
hat: H&M
rings: jwlry, asos, forever 21

I mentioned yesterday I bought this top in all the colour ways they do because I couldn't decide which one I liked the best. To be fair I think I'm going to keep them all as I absolutely love the fit of the top. Its like a mix between a dress and a tunic, longer than most tunics but it might be a bit too short to wear without tights. The open shoulder one sleeved look gives the item a bit of edge. Gah I just love it! Im also wearing some charcoal coloured American Apparel leggings that I bought when I got my disco pants. I always wear my shiny nylon tricot leggings in black and after seeing some other bloggers in the Charcoal disco pants I though I'd buy the leggings. I've never worn non black legging but I actually quite like the way they look with a black top. Im not sure what else to wear them with though! Any suggestions are welcome!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


please forgive me

lltmles primark american apparel disco pants H&M topshop essie NYC
lltmles primark american apparel disco pants H&M topshop essie NYC
lltmles primark american apparel disco pants H&M topshop essie NYC
lltmles primark american apparel disco pants H&M topshop essie NYC
lltmles primark american apparel disco pants H&M topshop essie NYC
top: primark (old)
trousers: american apparel
shoes: H&M
bracelet: topshop
rings: jwlry
nails: essie & NYC (see this post)

An outfit from last week I think, I wore this to a meeting about Galaxy Essential Upgrades. I was out the house most of the day today so I didn't have much time between gym, working on some projects and then rushing out to meet Emma. Im pretty slim but also curvy so Im finding it hard to adjust to having a bit more of my thighs on show. However I quite like how they look with this top, It covers all the bad areas (my stomach is my problem area) but still looks cute and fresh. I never really wear red, but I actually quite like the way it looks on me. I think red is notoriously hard to wear anyway but it adds a nice "POP" of colour! Maybe I'm slow getting back into colour, who knows! I blame the weather!

This post was scheduled but didn't actually post so I though I'd update you on my afternoon. I went to the Debenhams Press day which was nice and I bumped into a few bloggers which was nice! Then me and Emma went shopping for a bit and I got a few tops (I got all the colours apart from the grey) from Topshop and a dress to wear to my Granny & Grandad's 50th Wedding anniversary next week! Then we met Kate and we all then FINALLY went to Meat Liquor which was incredible but I am SO full right now! I highly recommend going if you're not vegetarian and in central London! It is very reasonably priced for a restaurant so close to Oxford Street. I then proceeded to smash my iPhone screen walking down Oxford Street, considering I've had my new 4s for about 3 months, Im pretty annoying but fingers crossed my step brother will be able to fix it when Im home next week. He's pretty savvy when it comes to replacing broken screens! Im now home and drowning my sorrows in a box of Lola's cupcakes! Oh well! YOLO ;)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


summer holiday

llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
llymlrs new look river island primark jwlry
top: new look*
skirt: primark
necklace: river island*
rings: jwlry
nails: nailene nail studio petite*

Today I've been procrastinating like mad and trying on all my holiday outfits! It's only three weeks now till I go away for two weeks with my family. I then come back for 10 days and Im off again for a week with my Mum. I've been thinking about what Im going to post on here while Im away. If your new, I normally blog while Im away, It's part of my daily routine (which I'm obsessed with) and being frank with you guys, it's my job to post. ETCLLYMLRS isn't an issue as I've been stockpiling posts for when Im off but this one is going to be a bit harder! Im hoping to review the backlog of products I have as well as use the time away to test all the hot weather products!  I normally go to the same hotel every year which I know has good internet and I just get on with my routine it like normal! But were off somewhere new, so I don't know what to do! I know, white girl blogger problems! But hey, things like this do genuinely trouble me!

I bought this skirt and top as part of my holiday wardrobe as I was thinking I could wear them both in loads of different ways. The cut out arm top will look great with denim cut off's as well as high waisted skirts and also as a coverup for the beach.  I also thought the printed skirt would look cute with oversized loose vest tops or even a simple bralet top for the evening . I always overpack so Im trying to get as many multi use and wearable pieces as I can this year!

Im off to an Accessorize event tonight and then I have press days tomorrow. Im also hopefully going to Meat Liqour which is a restaurant that I've been wanting to go forever to! Everyone in London raves about it so its time to take a visit!

Monday, May 28, 2012


99 problems

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llymlrs topshop asos
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llymlrs topshop asos
llymlrs topshop asos
llymlrs topshop asos
dress: topshop
shoes: asos*
bracelet: topshop
rings: topshop & love hearts and crosses*
necklace: asos*
nails: nailene nail studio petite*
makeup: see this post

Honestly, deciding to get Spotify Premium was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Found a NME playlist today and this Jay Z classic popped up and I've been listening to it pretty much all day. That and the related Artists feature has made me rediscover all my favourite tunes that I forgot about! I might share some of my playlists if people are interested? Baring in mind I actually like emo/post hardcore~ type of music, along with all the standard indie and the mainstream stuff!

I don't know why I think this dress is way too short because to be fair it isn't THAT short. Looking back at some of the clothes I used to wear its nothing! I felt like I was walking down the high street with my arse out today! The dress is from Topshop Boutique, I'd wanted it for ages (and everything else from Topshop Boutique!) but decided to cave and get it when I had to return a few things at the weekend. It doesn't count when you return things don't you know! Blue is a bit out there for me, but I know it suits me and will be perfect for my holiday wardrobe! It's a 100% silk, super light weight so I feel like I'm wearing nothing at all, and to be honest in all likelihood I'll buy the black version of this too as it's the perfect "me in the summer" style of dress! I think I'll have to buy some shorts to wear under it so I don't feel like Im exposing myself to the whole of London!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


sunday portrait week 126



001. Had a pretty good weekend soaking up the sun and watching the Eurovision. The weather is to DIE for so I've spent most of my time drinking Iced coffee mocha's from Starbucks and sitting in the sun! I also went to a blogger event on Saturday which I actually really really enjoyed. Was the perfect mix of being able to chat to other bloggers as well as having brands explain their products to you without being too much pressure! I've also never seen such a well dressed bunch of people! Made me feel incredibly underdressed in my oversized black tunic and leopard flats! I got some url's of some bloggers which I still haven't gone through yet, but honestly their outfits all put my efforts to shame!

002. Week one without fake tan really went very badly. Considering I was so good for a whole week and then ended up fake tanning last night before I went out. Oops. I should really be trying to get a real tan rather than bronzing up! But I just can't resist it sometimes! I won a Xen Tan goody bag at the Bloggers Boutique event I went to! I literally cannot wait to crack that out! I've always wanted to try higher end tanners! I normally use St Moritz Dark Mousse which I reviewed on ETCLLYMLRS a few days ago!

003. I really need to buy a new foundation but Im finding it quite hard to decide which one I want to get. My skin has really cleared up recently, and Im getting fed up of the dull/cakiness of matte skin. I want something glowy, but not dewy, sort of semi matte and low to medium coverage. I can't believe I'm giving up full coverage though! Im so happy with myself! I have such an odd skintone I can't ever seem to find the right foundations for my skin!

004. I'm also looking for product recommendations of things I could possibly review while Im on holiday in a few weeks. Im going away for two weeks, coming back for 10 days and then going off on holiday again so I'd really like to use that time to try out some waterproof, tanning, long lasting products, summer essentials and other stuff like that while Im there. Any ideas of things I could try would be great! Especially things you like to take on holiday with you!

005. Im thinking of getting a new Mulberry purse, as I love my pink one so much! Would you go for brown or black?

PS. Remember to enter my latest giveaway for a River Island Rose Gold Watch!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Galaxy Essential Upgrades

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I know I say that I'm always working on exciting projects with brands, Some I can talk about some I can't quite tell all yet. Despite the fact sometimes I ALWAYS just want to tell everyone everything! However, today I'm incredibly excited to announce something that I can actually talk about! I've been asked to partner with Galaxy and be part of their Essential Upgrades campaign. Galaxy Essential Upgrades is all about small things you can do to make an experience just that little bit more special.

Therefore in the upcoming months I'll be working alongside Galaxy Essential Upgrades, creating a variety of blog based content based on my ideas of “Essential Upgrades”. I'll be focusing on things to do with upgrading your life, wardrobe and makeup bag and many more. I already have so many of my "upgrade" ideas to share, things like D.I.Y's, must have products to add to your makeup collection, tutorials, short guides on making the most of the clothes already have and loads more. As part of my first ever post, I've been asked to introduce myself to the Galaxy Facebook audience and those who might not already know me! Although, I'm hoping a lot of you guys reading this on my blog will already know me by now!

I'm Lily. I am 22 years old and live in London. I did a degree in Graphic and Media design and graduated last year, However I'm a blogger most of the time nowadays. I also run my own jewellery store called JWLRY and work alongside various brands and networks on a freelance basis for social media projects. I've been blogging for almost three years now on my original blog LLYMLRS. Which on reflection I probably would have called it something easier to say, but it's my name without vowels! LLYMLRS is a personal style blog where I post daily photos of outfits I wear. Everything I wear on my blog are things I wear in real life, none of it is set up purely for blogging! In late 2011, I launched a secondary follow up blog called ETCLLYMLRS which is a beauty and lifestyle blog. On that blog I tend post about things I do, products I try, events I attend, things I want to buy and anything else that comes to mind! I started blogging as part of a university project and now its grown beyond my wildest dreams. I'm so thankful for the opportunities and some of the things I've got to do in the past three years because of my blog! I've been to London Fashion Week, Presented videos for a major fashion designer, Worked with high-street and indie brands as well as meeting some of the most inspirational and creative people in my life through blogging!

I'm mainly inspired by the people and places in London, other bloggers and high street shops. I love the UK high-street and try and make everything I buy fit in to my own style. As for a few random facts about me I love pro-wrestling, history (especially the Mayans), making frivolous purchases and tweeting way too much! Follow me on @llymlrs! Be warned though, I do talk a lot!

So a big “HI” to potential new readers who've come over from the Galaxy Facebook page to check my blog out! And to everyone else who already knows me I hope your as interested in whats coming up over the next couple of months! I'm genuinely excited to be involved with this project! And NO I won't be blogging about chocolate or Galaxy constantly!
Personal Disclaimer: I am being compensated by Galaxy Essential Upgrades for creating content for them. None of the following posts I create are constructed or forced by them. All opinions and ideas are my own. I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in any posts apart from Galaxy.

week in photos

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Hilarious emails from my Mum, Mouth Ulcers, Lush baths, Reunited with my favourite eyeliner! Fashionista Gel Liner, My usual Sunday Outfit, Face, Yo Sushi Hairy Prawns, Weird Toilets in Yo Sushi! I only used the flush function for the record! Fanta Zero Lemon, Glitter Nail Combo's, Troll Face from Emma, PJOTN, Still burning Christmas scents, Love the weather,  Mojito, and another Mojito, MintBerry, Glamorous Press day, Office Press day (coming soon!), An outfit I wore one day, Crown, I drink more water from a bottle, Raspberries, Gifts from Jo Hansford Salon, MY CROWN! Southbank, Somerset House, Next Press day snacks, Me on the red carpet, Breakfast Club, Cupcakes, Salad and Chips, Me and a Leopard Print Beetle! Lights at the Forever 21 Press Day, Under a pile of summer clothes, Vom-tastic tee's in Select!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


2 rare sightings


dress: monki
bag: ebay
shoes: clothing at tesco*
sunglasses river island
nails: models own hedonist*

This outfit photo contains two rare things you may not have seen on my blog. Me with my hair up and a full length outdoor photo! I've come to the conclusion that Somerset House is the only place you will ever see a full length outdoor photo of me! It seems it is only Fashion Week or when I'm there with people who are willing to take a photo of me I get one done! I wish I had someone to follow me around taking photos for me but I haven't quite reached that level yet! Anyway, all I've done today is wander around London aimlessly even though my schedule was packed I ended up sacking stuff off and things getting cancelled all because of the beautiful weather. I don't think I've loved and hated in equal amounts living in London today. It was WAY too hot to do anything! I wore my hair up as it was just ridiculously hot and hid behind my ridiculously oversized sunglasses! Big thanks for Victoria for taking these for me!

giveaway: river island rose gold watch

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If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen my little plea for a certain rose gold tone watch from River Island that had sold out. However a few days later it was back on the site so I nabbed two, one for myself and one to giveaway. It's obviously not real gold as it was only from River Island, but its very similar style to the popular Micheal Kors ones that everyone seems to have!

On the 7th June I have an amazing giveaway planned for my blogs 3 year anniversary! I can't wait to share it with you! Read the T&C's below and enter via the Rafflecopter form as per usual! Good luck!
- Giveaway ends on Midnight 6th June (GMT)
- Open to anyone and everyone! (+ International Readers!)
- There will be ONE winner!
- You need to enter through the Rafflecopter form, any comments will not count as entries.
- Winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter.
- If winner does not reply within three days the prize will be passed to another person

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


all sorts






jacket: missguided*
top: river island*
skirt: primark
rings: jwlry & love hearts and crosses*
nails: essie & NYC (see this post)

I've been at press days & meetings today so I've been running around central London like crazy. This is a pre-prepared post so I do apoligse for the weather innapropirate look! It's been so ridiculously warm today I avoided using tubes and buses were possible! I don't know how Im going to cope when Im on Holiday as to me it's been unbearably hot! Anyway, I wasn't going to post this look as I took it about a month ago as reserve stock but decided to post it today as I had no time. I feel a bit like a liquorice all sort with the monochrome stripes and the pink blazer but somehow it seems to work! I actually forgot I had this pink Missguided blazer so it was a nice rediscovery considering it fits well with my love of neon's and colour pops!

Nevertheless, I bet most of you are out enjoying the sun rather than staying it looking at blogs! But if you are inside, WHY ARENT YOU OUTSIDE! To the garden! I'm off to edit the photos from the Office and Glamourous press days I went to today as well as the rest of my New Look A/W collection post! Apologies for not having it up sooner but Silly Lily over here forgot where I put the memory card with it on (inside my purse!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


deja entendu









dress: topshop
jacket: primark
necklace: regal rose*
bracelets: black tied* & topshop
socks: prirmark
shoes: swedish hasbeen @ sarenza*
nails: essie & NYC (see this post)

Please excuse my sorry excuse for a skin tone at the moment. I've given up the fake tan for a bit so Im ghostly pale (for me anyway!) I'm quite olive toned anyway so it's not as bad as I seem to think it is! The weather is absolutely lush today, like I said it would be! I think we are popping out for a few drinks in Clapham to make the most of the lovely weather!

I've always been a fan of the socks and sandals look, but its something I've never actually worn. I saw Kristabel do a socks and Swedish Hasbeens look yesterday and I really wanted to try it out. I actually really like it for some reason. I don't know why, I think with the outfit it sort of works in a London Hipster/Off Duty Model sort of way.
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