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Blue off the shoulder dress

Do you have those few pieces in your wardrobe that no matter how many times they’re worn, over how many years, you never tire of them?  I’ve had this dress since I think 2010, and I must say 12 year old Lily had very good taste.  It’s on the short side (and flimsy too) but I love the comfy loose floppy drapey swingy style.  And this particular shade of blue is ‘my’ blue haha, seems to suit me!  ‘Tis kind of a nightmare in that it’s incredibly creased after 20 minutes, but what can you do ey?


New favourite shoes, yay!  I was very kindly offered a pair of my choice from Clarks, and kinda felt like I was picking school shoes again when I went for this black flat pair.  Who remembers those big machines you used to stand on to be measured for school shoes before the beginning of each year?  I’d like to think these are a slightly more sophisticated choice than the ones with toys in the heels I chose once haha. 😛  Will be worn plenty anyway; I think they suit my style pretty well!  I think Clarks are pretty much known for their comfy quality shoes, which is always good as I do have a tendency to choose The Most Uncomfortable Shoes Of All Time and regret it afterwards, if you remember.  Sensible but trendy (did I really just say that word?), and with over the knee socks because they are my answer to every sartorial dilemma.


dress: Miss Selfridge | shoes: c/o Clarks | belt and over knee socks: Primark | hat: New Look

Since when did my hair get this long?  I’ve been contemplating having a fair few inches chopped off as sometimes I think the long hair with a short(ish) fringe combo doesn’t really work, but now I’m seeing how long it looks (especially from the back) I know I’d regret it.  Best just leave it for now, I don’t trust myself!


The return of the black fedora, surprise surprise!  Even*slight* drizzle seriously doesn’t work well with my hair so needs must.




This chilled weekend was well needed!  My mock exams went fine so at least that’s over and done with.  I’m saying now that they went fine; ask me again on results day and my opinion may or may not be changed.  I slacked off on the workouts a little last week because I’ve been busy at home with other stuff but not to worry, back on it this week.  Might have did sleep through my alarm once or twice too; I swear I’ve become immune to it.  I can swipe that arrow across the screen in my sleep.  Good job I can get ready pretty quickly sometimes.

I feel like these last paragraphs are always little summaries of what I’ve been up to!  Quite liking this habit. 🙂

lily kate x
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  • Reply
    19th January 2015 at 8:15 pm

    They’re lovely shoes, as is your whole outfit 🙂 Glad to hear your mocks went well, hope you have a great week!
    Hannah x

    • Reply
      lily kate
      19th January 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you Hannah! I think this week is gonna be another busy one as I’ve loads of work to get on with, but should be good 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week too!

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    19th January 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Love this outfit, that blue definitely does suit you well. Especially liking the way it’s draped with the belt!
    I hope your mocks went as well as you feel you’ve done – so good luck and again in your actual exams 🙂
    Fii x

    • Reply
      lily kate
      19th January 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you Fii! It’s so lovely and comfy with being so loose 😛
      Thanks! Not looking forward to actual exam season haha!

  • Reply
    Alice Evans
    19th January 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Adore those shoes! x

    • Reply
      lily kate
      20th January 2015 at 6:25 am

      Me too Alice! Gonna wear them for college all the time 🙂

  • Reply
    19th January 2015 at 10:51 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous, that dress really suits you! 🙂

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    • Reply
      lily kate
      20th January 2015 at 6:25 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! It’s one of my faves 😀

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    22nd January 2015 at 12:52 pm

    In regard to your previous post….Your blog is not useless. I am a regular follower of your blog and enjoy your beauty and fashion. My only suggestion would be more full view photos of your entire outfits.

    • Reply
      lily kate
      22nd January 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Really glad you enjoy it all, thank you! I’ll try to include more full length shots 🙂

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    Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb
    22nd January 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Lily you’re such a stunner… this is the cutest outfit – the shoes and shoes are TDF!! I’m sure I saw the same loafers on a lady on the tube yesterday – it was so crowded we had to do a lot of staring at the floor, so you notice people’s shoes. Love them, they’re a great choice 😉

    Catherine x

    P.S. Know what you mean about not noticing when your hair grows quickly – that’s the thing with having a blog, you can look back on six months ago and see the difference straight away!

    • Reply
      lily kate
      22nd January 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Ahh thank you Catherine! You’re too kind! Can think of much worse things to have to stare at than people’s shoes, they’re an endless fascination. 😛
      Blogging does have strange perks doesn’t it! Can watch yourself change over the years 😀

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    24th January 2015 at 8:06 pm


    Personally I think the long hair/short side fringe combo works well 🙂 You seem to have mastered it perfectly! Also, that dress has gorgeous sleeves ^.^
    Good luck in the big exams to come 😀 ♥

    Sarah xxo


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      lily kate
      24th January 2015 at 8:32 pm

      heyy Sarah! Thank you! I think I’m gonna stick with it for a while; every time I say I’m gonna grow my fringe I end up cutting it because it gets annoying anyway.
      Thank you!

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    Hollie Garner
    9th February 2015 at 4:17 pm

    you really have such an amazing style! The sky is the limit for you young lady! xx

    • Reply
      lily kate
      9th February 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much! <3

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    Baby Sandy
    16th February 2015 at 12:28 am

    Very cute ! Nice combination with these over the knee socks ! ♥

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      lily kate
      17th February 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you! Over the knee socks are one of my fave looks!

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    18th February 2015 at 4:14 am

    Lovrly and very cute ! Pretty style , I love the over the knee socks too ! ♥

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      lily kate
      18th February 2015 at 1:23 pm

      thank you Tanya! <3

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