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lily-kate-france-wearing-kim-hargreaves-design Hello there full fringe!Β  I asked my mum for a little trim on Friday (after her denying my request for a full fringe), but armed with only YouTube and a pair of scissors, we didn’t really know what to do after chopping an inch off so this was how it ended up!Β  Luckily, I’m really like it choppy and wispy and I think it looks a lot better than I expected on my bizarre hairline!Β  Yay for impromptu decisions and haircuts on the living room floor πŸ˜€


Cardigan: Handmade (Beatrix by Kim Hargreaves)
Leggings: RIver Island
Boots: New Look

I’ve really liked Kim Hargreaves‘ fitted designs (10 year old me was fascinated by the quirky styling of her collections!), so I was pretty happy when my mum offered to make this Beatrix cardigan for me.Β  The long slogs of moss stitch are appreciated, I promise πŸ˜€Β  I know peplums get slated but I find them to be really flattering, so for the minute they’re still a part of my wardrobe for sure.Β  In a way this one’s quite equestrian, so I’m staying true to my horse-obsessed kid roots! (Yep, I was ‘that kid’ who loved her horsey more than anything πŸ˜‰ ) Knitterly details on ravelry here.





clinique-black-honey In perfect rainy Sunday fashion I haven’t actually left the house today; I kept myself under house arrest to finally finish my textiles coursework.Β  It’s done and it fits, (thankfully) so I’ll be sure to share on here soon.Β  Coursework is everything at school at the minute, but I’m slowly ticking bits off the list, which is very satisfying.

Time to juggle #lbloggers chat, Dancing on Ice, and a sausage and potato salad for me πŸ˜€Β  Thanks for stopping by!

lily kate x

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    26th January 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Your hair looks really lovely. It makes me really want a full fringe again.

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      26th January 2014 at 9:01 pm

      go for it daisy! i think my hair will be much easier to style now. thanks for commenting!

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    26th January 2014 at 8:10 pm

    The cardigan looks great, it is a really good colour for you. I like your new hair cut, the fringe suits you!

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      26th January 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you helen! I think red is a good one for me. The fringe was a happy accident haha!

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    26th January 2014 at 8:20 pm

    ahh I love this look! The cardigan is adorable and those trousers are lush! Such a good fit!

    Thanks for sending your link over, I’ve just started following!

    Hannah xx

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      26th January 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Hannah! The leggings are pretty tight but I think that’s why they look such a good fit! followed you too πŸ˜€

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    26th January 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Great look! I’m not a fan of peplum, but it’s really flattering and your jacket is gorgeous. Love your fringe too. My older daughter has the same hairstyle, done by myself!

    Jasmine xx


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      26th January 2014 at 8:58 pm

      thank you jasmine! Mum haircuts are the way forward – who needs a hairdresser πŸ˜€

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    26th January 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I adore the peplum waisted cardigan – tres chique!
    Love Vicky

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      26th January 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Merci beaucoup Vicky!

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    Loani Prior Queen of the Tea Cosies
    26th January 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Beautiful jacket
    gorgeous fringe

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      27th January 2014 at 9:37 pm

      thanks Loani!

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    27th January 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Kim Hargreaves (still)rules!

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      27th January 2014 at 9:38 pm

      she most definitely does! so classic x

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    27th January 2014 at 5:55 pm

    How nice that your mum still knits entire cardigans for you! This one is a stunner! And excuse my ignorance, but I’m not sure what a fringe is. Are they what we call “bangs”, the shorter hair above your eyes? Or are they long layers put into the side? I like your new hair style!

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      27th January 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Isn’t it just? I’m very lucky! Yes a fringe is ‘bangs’ in other words πŸ˜€

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    Matthew Pike
    27th January 2014 at 8:49 pm

    You’re mum’s done pretty good, a few snips here and there and you’re ready to do! Nice one. Ah one of those days hey, perfecto. The lbloggers chat was really good last night I think, first time I’ve properly got involved actually. I’ll get you on bl, thank you!

    Buckets & Spades

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      27th January 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Yep she did a really good job! The #lbloggers chat is always great for finding new blogs and sharing tips, never miss a chat!

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    27th January 2014 at 10:12 pm

    You seriously are a model in the making! Absolutely stunning and you photograph so well. Love the hair! And the cardigan, it’s such a pretty colour πŸ™‚
    N xo

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      29th January 2014 at 7:48 pm

      aw thank you so much Naomi! x

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    Donalyn Twinkle Josiah
    28th January 2014 at 11:16 am

    Loving this outfit! I need those leggings, they fit so well. Also you have a lovely figure. πŸ™‚

    Love From Twinkle

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      29th January 2014 at 7:52 pm

      thanks Donalyn! The leggings are a pretty snug fit haha!

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    Dayana Knits
    2nd February 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Oh, wow, this looks fantastic, the cardi, the fringe, the pants, all of it! I have a real thing for peplums right now, I’m off to dig into KH. I found you through friend’s blog posts on Rav, so glad I did… You have a new follower!

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      2nd February 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks Dayana! Kim hargreaves designs are great – I’m sure you’ll love them all! Thanks for following πŸ˜€

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