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topshop long sleeved top
monki trousers
topshop bag
nails (see this post)

I'm probably the last person on earth to attempt clashing patterns but I thought i'd give it a go in my usual monochromatic style. Personally i think it's worked out quite well actually! I like how the crosses work well with the circles and then the textured top gives it a little bit of something else. This was a throw on and go outfit with very little thought behind what I was pulling on, but I'm very happy with the outcome. I literally still can't get enough of that Topshop coat, I wear it every single day without fail! I'll stop featuring it on the blog soon, but its just so darn pretty!

I'm lamenting the fact these Monki Trousers are just way too big for me and forever regretting I didn't get a smaller size. Im probably a 10-12 (I wear 28W jeans) and the medium are just hanging off me. I literally have to roll it up twice and then belt it for it to be able to fit. I definitely recommend sizing down. Monki's sizing is all over the place and I have things that range from a XS to a XL! It's pretty mental to be honest!

Today i've been running around like a headless chicken and literally nothing I've wanted to get done today has actually got done. It started off like it normally does, with my usual routine, sorting packages to send from ebay, doing blog admin, replying to emails, drafting posts for ETC LLYMLRS. And I had a meeting at 3 but ended up going to the wrong bakery so had to get a taxi to the right place, but it went well in the end! I then popped by Space NK to indulge in a few treats and de-stress (aka panic buy) where I met a fabulous man who showed me some lovely launches. I'll Instagram what I got later! I then ended up having a massive argument with a Woman in the Post Office as she was so rude to me about sending so many things. I swear some people who work at the Post Office don't realise that it's their job to send things, so why get huffy when I have loads to send. It wasn't even busy which is what I can't understand. Sigh. I then rushed home so I'd be able to take outfit photos before the light started to go. Then I went to the gym and had a super tough intense Cardio workout. Now Im home and my internet has stopped working so before I can even attempt to post this. So if you're reading this I've sorted it all out and resisted the urge to throw my laptop out the window and I am now going in the shower, eat some food and sulk for the rest of the evening!

45 comments

  1. Really love that jacket! I'm always scared to mix prints, let me have your styling abilities please haha! The post office people always get annoyed by my ebay parcels - I;ve onyl had a couple be polite and patient!
    xx

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  2. I've always been so worried about putting different prints together, but this outfit looks perfect! The prints really do go well with each other!! Hope tomorrows not as stressful for you! lol x

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  3. in love with the trousers! the print is soo cute X

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  4. I'm sorry you had a stressful day Lily! At least you looked fabulous during it! x

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  5. Nice outfit, cute color combination. Love your bag! x

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  6. Gorgeous mix of prints !!


    XX Luba

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  7. Love this outfit so much! your so pretty

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  8. Mixed prints - super cute!! XXX


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  9. the contrasting prints look fab! You pull it off perfectly X

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  10. love the jacket!

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  11. Love the jacket but i just can justified spending that much on a jacket.
    Pipp xx
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  12. This is gorgeous! I love the clashing prints, and the trousers are beauts xo

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  13. Eurgh I have those days constantly at the moment! Tomorrows a new day and all that.

    Love the print clashing and that bag is beautiful x

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  14. This is such a great outfit! I love the clash of patterns between your jacket and trousers! You look awesome! xxx


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  15. Love the clashing prints, beautiful look! xxx
    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. PRINT CLASH - looks cool <3

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  17. I love the clashing prints and because its in monochrome it is more subtle and defiantly something I would wear!
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  18. Although I think you look super awesome in this outfit, I don't really like combining two kind of patterns - I know it's okay to combine max. 3 pattern in the fashion industry, but I just don't like it for myself :) As I said, it looks fab on you!

    Great post!

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  19. i love the mixture of prints!

    xx

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  20. I love how masculine yet totally chic and pretty this outfit looks, your really nailing the trend ! X

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  21. I complained to the Post Office online after repeatedly experiencing arsey staff in my local branch who treated me & my ten ebay parcels like the biggest inconvenience ever. The post office make their money from parcels - not from people withdrawing cash & paying their bills so I thought they could have been a little nicer!!

    I got a generic apology & "we'll look into it" letter plus a free book of 1st class stamps. They have been more helpful ever since. (Although when I ask for my parcels to go 2nd class standard, I get offered next day signed for, foreign currency, ISAs and life insurance instead!)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  22. Love this look especially mixing two patterns!

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  23. cool look! i never dare to go for the mix of prints, but you pulling it off so well gives me hope. hehe ;)

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  24. Still beautiful, and very smooth and successful pictures.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  25. I love the whole outfit! Absolutely fabulous! Just to try and put your faith back in Post Offices, I send stuff daily and sometimes there's a lot. The staff at my Post Office are so helpful and can't do enough for me. At some places you just can't get the staff! Katie B @ Minerva Collection – UK Handbags & Jewellery

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  26. Love that you incorporated patterns and prints.

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  27. sorry to hear about your very stressful day! it sounded like it wasn't all that brill but hopefully there are better days to come! on the plus side, this outfit is amazing! i also don't like to clash prints because i think i'll just end up looking like a clown but you've done it so well - i'm very jealous! :) X

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  28. Interesting and creative outfit !

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  29. I loove the bomber jacket! <3 and the combination of different patterns is great! :)


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  30. I LOVE THIS! I'm a right ninny when it comes to clashing patterns but this is spot on! I'm tempted to give it a go for work tomorrow - wish me luck! xx

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