Tuesday, January 08, 2013


embellishment











primark skirt (old, similar here)
boohoo long line jacket (old, similar here)
market stall rings

The whole embellished collared shirts was pretty big last year but I never really got into it. I think the fact that it was mainly sheer shirts (my arch nemesis!) that seemed to have these beautiful highly decorated collars. However there was something about this top that caught my eye when browsing ASOS and it made it's way into my saved items list (which is forever growing unfortunately!).  The material is odd, sort of like blazer material but it feels quite nice and chunky and compliments the collar well. I couldn't really think what to pair with it apart from my much loved Primark pleather skirt, Hardly a very inspired choice but I'm fairly happy with how the look came out! My recent fear of anything short means I wore it A LOT lower on my hips that I used to, but the joy of skirts like this means I can pull it up/down as I need to. I really like the 60's retro sort of look at the moment and I can definitely see that being a look I might carry forward onto spring. I can already see the types of clothes I'd love to be wearing… lets hope the highstreet realises my dream!

Apologies for my oh so moody facial expressions today, not sure quite why I couldn't crack my usual smirk or attempt to smize at least a tiny bit. Big glasses are life savers on days when Moody Melrose rears her ugly head!

60 comments:

  1. Love the jewelled collar top , too pretty xx

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  2. This is such a great look! Love your nails - very clean and sophisticated!
    xx

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, those sunglasses are fab!xx

    maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. You look great! Your jeweled top is amazing, love those glasses too! xxx

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  5. i love this top!
    wish i wasnt on a spending ban :(
    xxxx

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  6. nail varnish,so gorgeous!!xx

    http://curlsoffashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Lovely outfit, the collar is really pretty!x

    http://frillysocksandskulls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Love the sunnies and collared top, nice combo!! x

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

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  9. this outfit is so nice, i love everything!
    uniqu3youth.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  10. I love the jewel collared one, so pretty and I love the sunglasses as well xxx

    www.unstitchedd.blogspot.com

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  11. really love this outfit, the skirt looks cool pulled down

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. loving the nude nails! great jewls!


    http://lavieenliz.com

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  13. Absolutely love love love this shirt, I'm for all things embellished and I love that the black tones it down xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Your nails look so chic! Love this look.

    http://whatsonthemenublog.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Love the top, that collar is amazing! I have that skirt also, and it gets so much wear! It's just really comfy with it having such an elasticated waist - so good.

    xxxx

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  16. im loving the collar detail!

    im currently running a GIVEAWAY on my blog
    a 5year Q&A journal

    http://nmcnails.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/giveaway-q-5year-journal.html

    x

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  17. I need a skirt like this, and i love the sunnys, really suit you.

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Love the top and the rings!
    x
    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.ie/

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  19. Awesome glasses, Miss Melrose! I love your rings too, I really need to start checking out the local markets!

    Http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  20. You look absolutely gorgeous Lily! :) xx Laura

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  21. Love the nails! What colour/brand is it? (:

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  22. Love the outfit! and the nails!!

    & the sun glasses, very Lady Gaga haha :)

    xx
    - Keeley
    Living In Your Imagination

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  23. So in love with your style, it's perfect!

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.com

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  24. the shades are literally IMMENSE. love the shape, and size. summer hit there.

    Mel x
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com

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  25. In love with those sunglasses! Just the other day I saw a skirt so similar in f21, love the outfit. x

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  26. Pretty accessories, beautiful boots, a nice outfit.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    like-enchanted.com

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  27. Great outfit - love everything!
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  28. gorgeous collar detailing! x

    zigaandzagbloguk.blogspot.com

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  29. I really like the skirt! I like when a shirt has an elastic so no matter where you place the skirt (like you said) it will look fine! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Sunglasses are a savior for days when you're grumpy or hanging. Haha!

    Also, this skirt has served you good! My H&M one didn't last me so long and it was about double the price if I remember well. Argh!

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  31. LOVE the different textures in this outfit, I need a jacket like this one!
    George, X
    Georgialouisseloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. such a big fan of you blog!!! <3
    would be so glad if you also would visit mine


    http://the-bang-bang.blog.blogspot.de/

    greeting and love xx nina

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  33. yeah, not the biggest fan of sheer shirts as well..
    you're literally my go-to blog. ever since i've been blogging ( almost two years!) and even before that, i always type llymlrs in my bar.. haha! x

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  34. Love this, those sunglasses are fab! X

    thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. My asos saved items is ridiculously long haha love the shirt you look gorgeous, and Im so jealous of the skirt Ive wanted one for so long!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  36. These sun glasses are amazing. I so need a pair! lol
    XxX

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  37. Those glasses are awesome, my face just detests sunglasses and I have no idea why, but I might try some like this on and force my face to be happy in them!
    You still arent showing up in my blog feed on blogger :/ I can still follow you through bloglovin though....its just annoying!

    Alexandra Lauren Rose

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  38. PERFECT!!!

    Dig those specs xx

    http://becky-jeanisnotmylover.blogspot.com

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  39. I love you're style, you always look so effortless yet perfect x

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  40. Love that top! ps - you do not have an ugly head to rear anywhere miss!
    Come visit my Fashion Blog!

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  41. Obsessed with those sunglasses!
    ...oh and your hair omg <3

    The Lovelorn

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  42. Loving all the black outfits recently, its all I want to wear in winter. Your hair looks lovely straight xx

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  43. I love it!

    monochromeappeals.blogspot.com

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  44. I only have one top with an embellished collar, because I hated sheer tops too, but they're great under a big sweater! Great jacket, too.

    M.

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  45. Very nice outfit , love this combination :X

    www.facebook.com/GloriaAgostina

    www.gloria-agostina.com

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  46. You look lovely as always, Lily! I swear looking at your outfits is therapeutic for me (pregnant and can't wear anything I want!!:(( lol). My daughter (hopefully cross fingers) might just look like you from always checking your site daily!! ♥

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  47. SO GLAM!!! Love this, the glasses are so cool!

    www.tinytwisst.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. The collar and the sunglasses... just omg

    xx
    spikesandflours.blogspot.com
    We just put up a outfits of the week post :)

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  49. your blog is just so amazing! you have done so well, its so inspiring!
    loving the sunglasses!
    i would really appreciate it if you would even just look at my blog :)
    http://katie-annarose.blogspot.co.uk

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