the weekend: manchester

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Yesterday at One Direction was absolutely insane. Literally one of those things that overwhelmed me. In fact I cried a little bit about how happy so many people in that arena were. It was the first time I really connected with One Direction fans on a personal level as I feel a lot of people (me included) brush them off as a bunch of obsessives. Like, I love music but I’ve never had such as strong connection with a little bit of music as some of the girls (and guys… and mums and dads) had with a band like those people have with One Direction. For the first time I actually got it. I’ll post more about it over the next few days including my vlog I filmed!

Today me, Zoe and Victoria had a lazy day wandering around Manchester, having breakfast at this place called Moose Coffee and just generally chatting. Victoria is absolutely lovely and a total babe - you have to check her out if you’re not familiar with her! I didn’t really pack many clothes so I threw on my classic White Pepper Dress and my new favourite shoes from Boohoo. I’m also wearing a backpack from Urban Outfitters which is a strange but welcome addition to my wardrobe as I never thought I’d pull one off! I do love it to bits though!

Im exhausted mentally and physically and Im just like super overwhelmed with life right now. Im supposed to be having next week “off” before my summer of madness begins, but I still have so much to do. Im pretty much away every weekend going forward for the next three months including a ton of other bits and bobs during the week. I love the summer as its the time I get to do all the things I love to do - see music and travel. I’m feeling very blessed about the opportunities I’ve had in my life since starting my journey as a blogger. Life is strange and amazing all at the same time.

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  1. I live near Manchester <3
    You deserve all of the opportunities, you work hard for them and your blogs are amazing!

    you look lovely in these photos!

    Abi, (kemples)

    xxxxxxx

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  2. i adore all your photos! you look so pretty

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  3. I'm just working on a blog post about my own trip to Manchester! Was Moose good? When I walked past last weekend there was a massive queue outside I wanted to know what the hype was about!
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  4. you're wearing the best summer dress, and i think we have the same sunnies <3
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  5. Your dress is so pretty Lily, you look wonderful. Sounds like you had a great weekend too x

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  6. You look lovely :) I love Manchester! so much to do and some nice places to eat xx

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  7. That bracelet it beautiful! I'm always in Manchester as it's my nearest city but I've never been to Moose. Think I'll have to track it down and try it out just for the mugs!!!

    Lauren | Lorrie Loves

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  8. Reading the first para made me more excited to see them on Tuesday! Lovely outfit tooo! :)

    Stella | stellashek

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  9. You look so cute, love your backpack and shoes! Sounds like you're having an amazing time too :) xx

    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  10. I love this super-simple outfit! Glad you enjoyed One Direction - you deserve all these great opportunities for the time and effort you put into your blog! - that Starbucks drink looks amazing! <3 x

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  11. looks lovely, glad you enjoyed the North :)

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  12. such a gorgeous outfit, lovely photos :)

    Rachel x
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  13. I went to see One direction on the friday in manchester aswell, like you I never really had much of an interest in them! I bought the tickets for my little sister for her birthday and I actually really enjoyed it I may have turned into one of those *fangirls* haha x
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  14. Gorgeous photos! Glad you liked 1D. I´m not a fan, I consider myself a bit too old for their music but I do admit, I listen to them whilst having my Spotify profile on private lol!

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

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  15. You look soo lovely! I love your style :D

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  16. It's called Moose Coffee - bloody love it there! Glad you had a good weekend in Manchester ✌

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    1. Thats the ticket! My tired brain could not for the life of me figure it out!

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  17. I have a similar Whitepepper dress (if not the same?) which I adore - it's so comfy! I hope you enjoy your week off

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  18. Aah sounds like you've had an amazing weekend, lucky lady! xx

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  19. You went to see One Direction! :D That must have been amazing. Looking forward to seeing the vlog :)

    Yazmin xx
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  20. i just adore your dress. its the cutest thing ever.
    xx

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  21. At the beginning I had an issue with One Direction (although it may have been more of an issue with Simon Cowell than the lads themselves) but now I realise they're just guys doing what they love. Some of their fans do freak me out but in all fairness, a lot of musicians have those fans who stand outside their hotels and faint when they see them. I mean, some people are willing to pay $900 to stand side stage at a 30 Seconds To Mars concert so at least it's not just One Direction fans.

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  22. adorable!
    xx
    daniella
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  23. The outfit and pictures are super cute !
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  24. Would have loved to see one direction :) sounds like you had a blast!! really love the outfit also xx

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  25. So lovely to meet you Lily, hope you enjoyed the weekend! x

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  26. Absolutely those those sunnies, desperate for a pair with a cat eye shape for my holiday.
    You look lovely and glad you enjoyed Manchester!

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  27. I love all these photographs. The dress is so pretty. Lovely post x

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  28. gorgeous oufit! x
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  29. Whaaat I'm so jealous you got to see One Direction! You look adorable btw

    -katie
    my blog

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  30. Loving these photos, & especially loving those sunglasses on you! :)

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  31. Its funny that I just finally decided to check up on my bloglovin feed because I've spent an hour looking for the perfect black backpack and all that time was wasted because I'm officially in love with your bag. You fuel my shopping addiction way too often!
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  32. Very 60's chic!
    XO

    Jeanne

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  33. One Direction??! So lucky!! And I love those glasses on you! Super cutee :)

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  34. love these sorts of posts lily! gorgeous as always x

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  35. Your so pretty! If you'd ever like to check out my friends new blog http://justlikechampagneandstrawberries.blogspot.co.uk/ would be so thankfull! thank you :D

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  36. you definitely deserve all your opportunities and also time to relax, we'll always be here to read ! love your outfit in this post the dress looks gorgeous on you, and i'm glad you enjoyed 1D i'm seeing them friday so exciting :)
    Lauren x
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  37. Glad you had a fab time seeing 1D! Good luck with all of your plans, sounds super exciting x

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  38. love the dress paired with those glasses... so simple and elegant. great insight about one direction fans too xx

    dontcrycowboy

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  39. My niece is absolutely obsessed with One Direction! She's going to see them at the O2 soon for her birthday. I love that dress. Can't get enough of black smock dresses. They're perfect for the British summer!

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  40. Gorgeous outfit!xx

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  41. Luv the outfit! Those sunnies are so rad need some cat eyes:) <3
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  42. Lily, you look amazing here - seriously loving the lighting in these photos too, so romantic and summery - ahhh love!

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  43. I adore this outfit! I need to get my hands on those Boohoo shoes - I keep swooning over them everything I see them on your blog/vids!
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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  44. Hi,
    we really LOVE your blog! We are two teenagers and friends from Germany. Last year we started our fashion/photography blog and this is how we found you too. You really inspire us and it would mean a lot to us if you could check out our blog too.
    Greatings from Germany,
    Thefashionzoomer
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  45. You look beautiful, I love The WhitePepper and their dresses! I went to see One Direction the other week and they really are brilliant. They always put on a fabulous show.

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Fashion Blog

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  46. The weather looks amazing.
    L x
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  47. so freaking cute!


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  48. I have major wardrobe envy over all of your whitepepper dresses! xx

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  50. I love this outfit and I love the sunglasses! x
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  51. Obsessed with this outfit! The dress, sunglasses, backpack, everything :D Glad you enjoyed the One Direction concert as well xxx

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  52. You were right near where I live when you saw 1D, about five mins away I actually drove passed before it started. There where lots of Directioners shame I didn't spot you, glad you enjoyed it and I hope Manchester was welcoming to you.
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  53. Beautiful pictures and a really cute dress that you are wearing.
    Happy Wednesday, Lali :)

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  54. Those sunglasses are such a flattering shape. I'd love some, if the sun even made an appearance!

    Mind > Matter

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  55. You have so many fantastic opportunities & i'm so jealous :)

    Love Emma xx

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  56. These photographs are gorgeous! I really want to get a Canon as I just don't think my Nikon is good enough.

    I hope it all goes well. I guess sometimes, despite planning ahead and doing all you can to be prepared, sometimes it's equally good to just wing it.

    These glasses suit you and I'm loving the length of your hair as well.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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  57. Such beaut photos! And I'm glad you had a lovely weekend. Bella x

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  58. Loved this post

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  59. Love this casual but edge look, I like your bag especially. http://www.robedumariee.fr/

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  60. It sounds great, wish you be happy everyday. http://www.kleidmo.com/

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  61. love this outfit! looks real cute with the back pack! big fan of all black errything haha x

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