Wednesday, January 09, 2013


white/black










own the runaway blazer* (similar here)
monki collar
zara heels

Thought I'd take my brand spanking new heels out for a day out. I bought them in the Zara sale after pining after them for a few months. Never ever did I think I'd see the day where I'd choose to buy a pair of kitten heels, but lets face it style changes! I'm really happy with them despite them feeling very strange to wear despite the small heel. I hardly ever wear anything with such a narrow heel so I feel a bit off tottering around with them on! I do love the pointed shape and the ankle strap though, makes me feel very lady like! I filmed a video earlier and this was one of the outfits, but I don't think Im going to have time to edit it tonight so I'll get back to it tomorrow!

Monki is one of my favourite shops at the moment, their simple and often unique approach to the shapes of clothing are spot on. Their patterns, colouring and themes of their collections are fun and really different from the style of clothing on offer in the UK. Basically there is a lot of baggy smocks, oversized tops, monochrome prints and colour pops. It's definitely one of my favourite foreign brands! It's like H&M with more Scandi-influences and I highly recommend checking it out! There is currently only one store in the UK in Carnaby Street but you can shop online!

99 comments:

  1. Your hair looks amazing here!
    Lovely outfit, especially those heels.

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  2. You look lovely! I really like those shoes on you. Whistles had a similar style this season but with a chunky heel. Too bad they're not on sale yet! And I also love your nails, so natural looking!

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  3. Those shoes are so gorgeous!! Especially the little ankle strap, it really does make all the difference. A very elegant outfit. xo

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  4. those tights look great. i know thats a little strange considering how good this outfit is!
    also loving the heels!

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  5. I'm not one to like kitten heels either but these are gorgeous!xx

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  6. those heels are gorgeous, great outfit!

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  7. So chic, especially those heels! Amaze

    Fiona xo
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  8. You look so gorgeous Lily! I really love those heels! xx

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  9. Love your Primark bag, I have it in cream. Lovely outfit! x

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  10. I love the contrast between the black and white, and of course the shoes are gorgeous!

    Gem x
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  11. Great outfit as always Lily! There's also a Monki concession in Selfridges which is really nice

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  12. lovely as always! x

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  13. the contrast from black and white is great i love it! Pretty as always!

    devon x
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  14. Love the monochrome look, I always find it a little boring but you make it look amazing! X

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  15. In love with the blazer, and im so lusting after that bag!

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  16. love the accessories on this one! the bag & bracelets are perfect x

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  17. Love the clutch but especially the shoes, wow!
    Love your blog so so so much...

    Eva xo

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  18. I always forget about my white blazer, I really need to get myself a good LBD as it means I can wear it more often! You look great xx

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  19. Love the shoes!
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  20. That is such a pretty outfit! Love everything, the shoes are so gorgeous!

    Hamida X

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  21. Love black and white outfits. Just so stylish.

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  22. ah those shoes! <3 i love pointy heels but always feel like too much of a child to pull them off, it just feels so grown up. these look AWESOME though, the strap gives them a bit of an edgier look. your hair colour is amazing too... looks nice sleek and straight with this outfit.

    wish monki had more stores, because it's a brand i dont know, it's hard to buy online for sizing and whatnot so ive never really bothered. always like the look of it from what i see on blogs though, seems like the love child of h&m/zara.. which is ideal!

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  23. Love the shoes they look really nice on you! x

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  24. those shoes are beauuuutiful!
    Gorgeous outfit
    xx

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  25. I love Monki. Always make sure I pop in there when I'm in London. Love the shoes, I'm the same, never thought id be seen dead in a pear of kitten heels, but im now a convert. River Island have some lovely spike ones.

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  26. This is one of my favourite ever outfit posts of yours! Love and want it all x

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  27. You look great, such a simple yet wonderful outfit! Love that dress too! xxx

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  28. You never fail to look beautiful , loving those shoes xx

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  29. I love the heels so much xxx

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  30. I discovered Monki recently and I love it. It's more affordable than I expected too. xx

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  31. I love the clutch, is it from Primark because you didn't mention in the post? <3 xo

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  32. These shoes are BEAUTIFUL! Zara had been getting it so right with shoes recently!
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  33. This is one of my favourite of your outfits in a while! So elegant, those shoes really suit you!

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  34. I love the shoes, they are subtle and very feminine and they really suite the softness of outfit :)

    Love Lissi-Jayne ♥

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  35. i love those shoes!
    x
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  36. Ahhhh these are the Zara shoes you were talking about! They're gorgeous! Did your order take a million years to arrive too? My order took so long to get here, they refunded my postage as a goodwill gesture x x

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  37. i love the sheer elegance and smartness of this outfit, i think that this would even pull off an office look. Smart and sassy!
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    Danielle xxx

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  38. Those are kitten heels? They definitely look bigger to me, and they work well with this outfit - you can never go wrong with a black and white ensemble.
    I have a similar clutch from Zara!

    M.

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  39. Your heels look amazing, they were worth the wait!

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  40. Love this monochrome look! It's all I've been wearing lately too! Love the blazer and the nude nails! love love loveeee!!

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  41. This outfit is perfect for every occasion I think.
    It can be transformed wearing flats or heels!
    Great choices.

    Love, A!
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  42. simple but stylish :) gorgeous clutch bag! x

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  43. I really like the ring, wish it was still on the site though :(
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  44. Cute blazer and Zara has the best shoes ever! X

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  45. you have such good taste! Love it!1

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    xx

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  46. Gorgeous Lily, your legs look amazing, very jealous :-)

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  47. The shoes seem really quite elegant, i love them!

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    x

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  48. Beautifully done. So classy and elegant. I love the shoe, they're just too cute. x

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  49. adorable heels,what a classy outfit! xx

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  50. This outfit is lovely. I also love Monki, their store on Carnaby Street is amazing!

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  51. I love the white blazer, looks amazing on you :)

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  52. After seeing this I've decided I need a white blazer in my life looks so classy!xx

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  53. love your outfit!!!

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  54. I need to check Monki out! The outfit is gorgeous and I love the blazer, but I'm not a massive fan of kitten heels!

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    x

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  55. Such a gorgeous outfit! I'm not usually a fan of pointy toe heels but they are beautiful! & I love the chunky strap!

    xx
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  56. all around very nice

    xx

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  57. You look lovely. I've been lusting over a white blazer recently and I think i may have to do it now.
    xx

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  58. Love your shoes Lily, they are amazing!

    Lana, xo
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  59. I really love your shoes. Would love to see what the heel looks like.

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  60. I usually hate low denier tights but your legs look AMAZING in them - where are they from?

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  61. the jacket is gorgeous. i have the same fear with kitten heels really! my housemates slag them off constantly and i try to warm them up to it 'yeah but they areeeeee in fashion and going to stay for a while' butt i still think if i turned up wearing some they'd beat me to death with them.


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  62. This is such a perfect little outfit, I have all but the black baggy dress, but it can't be hard to find. I'm gonna wear this outfit for my little brothers 18th birthday meal next week. x

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  63. Those heels are to die for! Also the blazer looks gorgeous :)

    Katie xo
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  64. I love the Zara Heels so much! They look soo classy and sophisticated with the dress!
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    xxxxxxx

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  65. I LOVE LOVE LOVE monochrome outfits, i think they always look fab! I'm loving this. Your new heels really add that extra touch of glam too! xx

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  66. looove your outfit! I would wear every single item as well :)

    xo Vivi
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  67. Love the clutch and the blazer!
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  68. what's on your nails? got to have it !!!!

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  69. those zara shoes are just BEAUTIFUL! you look gorgeous as per usual :)

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    xx

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  70. Love the white blazer on you, Zara shoes are gorgeous to! xx

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  71. Monki is a sub-brand of H&M - that's why it's so much like it.

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  72. I LOVE IT.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  73. Perfect outfit and those heels are gorgeous!

    Kirstie xx

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  74. Love the outfit!

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    xxx

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  75. The color white looks really good on you! you should wear it more often x

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  77. Stunning outfit!


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  78. I loved this look! :) So chic

    Xoxo

    Dilara

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  79. Love this outfit, the heels look really fab! Also, LOVE your nails! xx

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  80. Love those heels! Primark do some really similar ones!

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    xx

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  81. lily you looks so effortlessly chic! Your hair is so incredible, i'm jealous! xxx

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    1. Me too! super jealous he he!

      Gorgeous outfit
      love it!

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  82. This outfit is so simple yet so chic. I love the contrast with the opaque tights and the black of the shoes. Need to get myself a white blazer!

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    X RB

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  83. love the look! where is the clutch from?
    xo
    jen
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  84. love those shoes!
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    xx

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  85. are these the primark tights you buy? I recently bought a blazer from matalan that is similar to thiss it was £25 and i love it xx

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