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H&M check shirt
monki jumper
forever 21 gilet
vagabond boots
primark hat
primark bag
urban outfitters sunglasses

Today was my first officially day “back to work” after my "blogging break" for Christmas. I had a ton of emails and admin to to before getting fired up again for 2014. I want to say thanks for all your comments, feedback and emails from the post I did the other day. I’m gonna draw a line under it and move on. I often think that doing the whole deep/meaningful post thing can come across as either attention seeking or a little eye rolling. But it felt so cathartic just getting it all off my chest before moving forward into a new year. It’s nice to know a lot of people can relate to how I feel, so it doesn’t feel like Im the only person who can be successful but still also feel like they aren’t good enough.I actually wrote the first draft of that post back in June and only got around to editing and redoing it a few nights ago. Even after posting it I was having an anxiety attack at the thought of people knowing this stuff about me. I had a twitchy eye for most of New Years Eve!

For NYE, I went to a party with a bunch of Youtubers at Tom Milsons house with my friend Mandy. It was incredibly surreal being around people whom I watch on Youtube in such a social situation. I've never ever been to a party not knowing anyone, and although I'd met a few people before I didn't really know anyone at the party. It was so out of my comfort zone, but I knew that I wanted to go and I was determined to get 2014 off to a new start and make some new friends. It paid off as I had such a good night, tons of laughs and spent some time with people who I never ever imagined meeting. It was exactly what I imagined a Youtubey party to be like, Harlem Shake included.

So, Anyway. I ended up going for a walk late this afternoon and then went for dinner with a friend of mine at our favourite haunt - Hawksmoor. He said to me “we should go for the express menu at Hawksmoor” to which I replied “I was thinking the exact same thing!” Great minds. The best kind of friend. It’s £23 for two courses including their excellent started of potted beef and Yorkshire and then a good sized bit of steak. I then did a little bit of shopping with some of my Christmas vouchers before heading home to have a post new years pamper. My outfit was just a pretty standard check shirt, jumper, gilet to layer up affair. I’m going through a “I hate all my clothes” type thing at the moment, so I just begrudgingly decided to pop on whatever was on top of my floordrobe!

60 comments

  1. Love the layered look. Every time I see one of your posts with your new hair it makes me want to go for the chop!

    Lottie x

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  2. Love this outfit! Such a great combo, and that food sounds amazing! x

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  3. You look amazing! And London loves beautiful! <3

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  4. great pics and outfit!
    Happy New Year!

    XOXO
    Sandl

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  5. Love this outfit, and the photos look great!
    Whilst reading your last blogpost I spent the whole time nodding and agreeing, I guess that's why you and many others are successful - because they constantly strive for more and never feel good enough, I know I'm guilty of this …
    Best of luck for 2014 x

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  6. Saw this little outfit on Instagram and fell in love instantly. Love it!!!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  7. I really love your outfit ! And the pictures are so nice !
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  8. That is a gorgeous shirt, I do love a bit of tartan, in fact I just snagged myself a tartan shirt after much searching...though it's a very different style. I've been meaning to stop by and tell you how much I love your new hair, the length really suits you and it just looks really fresh and chic. Hope 2014 is wonderful for you Lily x

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  9. I'm so in love with your boots!
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  10. Love the whole outfit a lot! The last picture is stunning! <3

    Klaudia
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  11. One of my favourite outfits of yours so far! Obsessed with the vagabonds, desperately want a pair! :) x

    Rachael | www.overdosedemaquillage.com ♥

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  12. Gorgeous look, I love the hat!!

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  13. I really like your boots here, right amount of chunk for my liking.

    Never knew you felt like you did in your previous post also, I bet it was good to clear the air a little and get things off your chest. I hope 2014 is a much better year for you, hope you manage to feel better within yourself.

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  14. Also again in reply to your last post I get those troubles with blogging too at times. You can end up saying the same thing over and over - 'you look nice, lovely, sweet'. I kind of questioned the actual point of it which is why I stopped for 5 months. I get this very love/hate at times I must say.

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  15. I just love lily ! She seems so lovely and her style is just lovely ! <3

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  16. I love the oversized check shirt x

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  17. Ah lily you look so lovely! Love the hat!
    Sophie
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  18. Looking Lovely as per.... :)
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  19. I love the hat!

    Stephanie

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    xxxx

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  20. That potted beef starter sounds/looks amazing. Really like this look

    Natalie | Just a Thought

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  21. I love Hawksmoor, literally went there yesterday for food (drove 5 hours specifically to get there) so worth it. Love your outfit :) Have that Monki jumper too, my absolute favourite.

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  22. beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful pictures and a lovely outfit! && Happy New Year btw :)

    Love, Petush

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  24. gorgeous! absolutely love the hat (i'm a total hat girl!) xx

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  25. Lovely outfit and I'm loving the short hair on you, suits you! Wishing you an amazing 2014 Lily!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  26. love love love this outfit, you look so classy and elegant

    Jess x

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  27. You look so stylish here...you look like you could be on Made In Chelsea :) love the outfit!
    -Sophie

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  28. great post lily ! and that dinner looks to die for, making me hungry nowwww :(
    Lauren x
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  29. gorgeous outfit ! very stylish :)
    Melissa x
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  30. Love the layering and hint of tartan x

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  31. Love this look! Your hair makes me consider getting it chopped! xo
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  32. love this outfit! great layering :)

    Rachel x
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  33. I love this, such a perfect look. I really need to get myself a burgundy hat and a tartan shirt. x

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  35. I like your out and about outfit. The plaid is great on you.
    I especially like the lights in the last photo.
    Kiri
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  36. i love the gilet! and i'm so happy to see plaid everywhere these days- i can't get enough!!
    xxx
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  37. love the plaid/mohair combination!

    xo
    jenny
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  38. I definitely know the "I hate my wardrobe" feeling all too well but I am actually in love with this outfit. I am obsessed with Winter fashion, dark colours and pops of tartan so it's basically everything I wouldreach for if it were in fact ever cold enough where I live to wear it, haha. So exciting that you got to go to a YouTube party. Personally I absolutely love your YouTube videos; they're so honest and well put together. So you shouldn't feel down on yourself because you're doing so great!
    Wishing you all the best :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  39. really loving the new hair length

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  40. Love love love this look! 2014 is shaping up to be a very fashionable year for you already! :)

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  41. absolutely love this look! especially the shoes xx

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  42. Love this outfit so much! Thanks for the outfit inspo!
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  43. You look great and these photos are so pretty!!

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  44. This outfit is gorgeous- I need this gilet!! :)

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  45. wow! I want everything ♥ Great great outfit, I love it

    xx Jo Betty
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  46. I'm in love with your gilet, hope I can find the same one at Forever21! And I'm seriously in love with the last photo omg, I just want to take the picture and blow it up into a poster and put it in my room!
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  47. like this look alooot! nice background x
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  48. loving the mix of tartan and faux! looking beautiful darling!

    xx Angie| http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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  49. 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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  50. what a wonderful place it is, and your outfits look great.
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