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I’ve been eyeing this leather pinafore from Primark up for a while, but I never bought it for some reason. Ended up seeing it in the sale for £5. So obviously snapped it up ASAP. It is a size 8, so it’s a little on the small side for my post xmas bloat. Diet starts Monday… ahem. Layered under it with a little tee from Missguided which has a crocodile print, which isn’t really noticeable in photos and then popped a necklace and beanie on. I haven’t worn a beanie in ages, but my hair is absolutely untameable today, so it needed to be hidden! It is not bad that I wore the same shirt two days in a row is it? Nah. Who cares?! I just loved how it added a touch of grunge to my outfit and more importantly a dash of colour.

The weather has been one big fail today, which meant I had to kick it old school and take these photos in my bedroom. Admittedly, I haven’t actually left the house yet because I’ve been feeling really unmotivated and blah. I went for a cuddle with Aerys earlier, yet ended up taking a rather long nap and woke up, and it was pitch black! I long for the summer when it doesn't get dark by 4pm. I’m all blurrey minded (?) as I type this out, so it’s probably going to be even more incoherent than some of my other posts!

Also, I’ve changed my banner, and I’m going to make a few other layout tweaks and stuff over the next few days so just keep an eye out for all that. What do you think?

79 comments

  1. love this layered look! amazing coat :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  2. Like the new banner for the blog Lily! Lovely outfit especially loving the leather pinafore it is such a twist on something original! I know what you mean about the UK weather its been raining continuously where I am and the dark rolls in far too early!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  3. Well hello there beautiful! The banner looks amazing. Btw the clarity in these shots is perfect. I can totally relate to the feeling of BLAH haha that being said, can't wait to give you a huge hug at LFW!

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  4. That coat is gorgeous! looks great on you two!
    smozzy
    xxx
    http://todaisiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love the layering x

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  6. Love this outfit!
    Love you blog love, new follower :)

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  7. I really love the look ,the coat is gorgeous !
    Giveaway on my blog, win a bottle of Burberry Brit,
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  8. The new banner's really cool and I love that pinafore! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love your dress!

    xo
    lili-thistle.blogspot.fr

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  10. Your coat looks so cosy! And I love your new banner :)

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love the leather pinafore, can't believe it was only a fiver!! I've been eyeing one up in the asos sale but it's still £60! Love your coat too :) xx

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  12. Another lovely outfit.
    Love the pinafore with the checks.

    DarlingSophie

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  13. Ah that coat is so lush! I love it!
    Sophie
    X

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  14. I love the way the different textures in this outfit! It all ties together beautifully :)
    Also the new banner loves great!
    Laura x

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  15. I love this outfit. It's cute and looks really comfy. And for what it's worth if you do have post Christmas bloating it doesn't show! :) Chelsey x

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  16. The typography looks great here, very clean :) and the outfit is great as usual. I just posted my own leather lookbook on my page !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. gorgeous outfit , you look lovely hun :)
    Melissa x
    http://somelikeitblonde.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Lily you always make me want to buy everything you have on!!

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  19. I really love the new layout, really easy to look at! I love this outfit too, checks really suit you xo

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  20. Loving the new banner and this outfit is perf as usual! xx

    www.adventuresofananglophile.com

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  21. I love the new banner and outfit!
    -Sophie

    http://olivia-and-sophie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Oh my god I need this pinafore, if I see it in Tottenham Court Road I'm snapping it up straight away!

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  23. You look lovely! I love the pinafore, I really want to try one, but it's not really my style.. But 6 pounds in Primark is absolutely amazing, if this post was just a week earlier I could've had a look for it xx

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  24. I love this whole look, would totally wear it!!

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  25. i loove the pinafore on you! it looks so nice with both the plaid and grey... this outfit is effortlessly cool!
    xxx
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  26. I love how you've mixed materials and textures!
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  27. love the look
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  28. I am in love with your grey coat x

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  29. your outfits are always amazing, i love this look so much. you have such a wonderful style

    Jess x

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  30. I honestly don't know how you do it, if I would've had this outfit laid out in front of me, I honestly don't think I would have been able to put it together as well as you've done. The way you layered the different items makes the outfit look really good and I really love the checkered shirt! As for the banner, I really like it, I noticed it straight away and think it gives your blog that extra edge :) xx

    http://a-city-girls-thoughts.blogspot.be/

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  31. I cannot believe your pinafore is Primark! It's amazing x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Really like the new banner. Looking fab!

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  33. love the pinafore & your grey coat is amazinggg, i want! (:

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. The coat is amazing!! Very envious!! :) xo

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10635451/forever-styling

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  35. Your coats gorgeous! x

    Heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  36. Want that coat@! Still in love with your new hair do

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  37. I love the font of the banner but I think LLYMLRS is more individual and unique as the blog name. :)

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  38. Lovely look again :) great post :)

    http://ellenorsworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. How does someone dress so well every single day?!?!?!? So perfect xx

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  40. I do like that grey coat of yours! And tartan again!
    Kiri
    http://www.fashionblender.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

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  41. i love the checked shirt! looks really good under the coat!

    alexabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. that leather pinafore is amazing and paired with that tartan shirt too!

    xo Sarah
    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the new banner! .. That is pretty awesome that you got the pinafore for that deal.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN.COM

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  44. Love this outfit! Short hair is always so much harder to style that long hair but it looks lovely on you :)
    hcozens.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. Love this outfit, girly but not too in your face with it :)

    Tiny Alis.

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  46. only 5 pounds, amazing purchase! :)

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  47. Love the tartan, shirt where is it from!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. LOVE the pinafore, bought one the other day though and I'm not sure I need to own more than one!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  49. Love this pinafore, fingers crossed its still in the sale! (doubtful) and the new banner is great!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/2013-beauty-favourites.html

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  50. I love this look. Why can't I have a primark in my town :(

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  51. Love the outfit. Your like the queen of layering haha x
    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  52. Love the layers! Absolutely adore the dress. I've been searching for a similar dress but I cant find any that I like here in New Zealand!

    www.littleliesblog.com

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  53. I seriously LOVE the short hair look on you! Especially with a beanie, it completes you looks!
    Love the outfit as well girl! :)
    thestylustblogs.blogspot.com

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  54. I like the whole look on you! Especially the pinafore and the plaited shirt!

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  55. the pinafore is so lovely! like your new header x

    Skinny Jeans ♥

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  56. Love the layering here. That coat is gorgeous!!

    http://fashion-form.blogspot.co.uk



    xx

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  57. New banner is awesome! You have such a good eye for layout and graphic design (obviously haha). I get such inspiration from your blog and lovely little rambles and can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for Lily Melrose :)

    Fee XxX
    http://pingle91.blogspot.ie/

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  58. love the leather pinafore! great steal for five pounds :)

    love how you paired it with the plaid top!

    xo
    jen
    www.frocksandfrivolity.blogspot.com
    www.jennyscribbles.com

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  59. the tartan and the coat though x
    fashiononmyback.blogspot.co.uk ♡

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  60. Hot look, love the tights with this look.
    http://www.handbagmadness.com

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  61. Hey, since you are wearing a similar shirt here, I thought you might be interested in checking out my new post.. 50 WAYS TO WEAR A PLAID FLANNEL SHIRT http://bethebteam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/50-for-50-50-ways-to-wear-plaid-flannel.html xo

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  62. Like everything you wear, you have good taste on mix and match.
    http://www.kleidmo.com/

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