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under the pier


A finished project that isn’t pink or white, who’d have thought?  My mum and I have been determined to use up some of the yarn lying around, hence the number of cropped tops and camis.  Dainty straps a la 1990s are one of my favourite ss14 trends – easy way of having (almost) bare shoulders without the hassle of strapless tops, really.  Strapless is too much like hard work. 😛  This pattern (from ‘Romantic Style’ by Jennie Atkinson)  has separately knit bust cups, so fits perfectly without hanging like a tent like other camis I’ve tried on.  Can’t make a 2D object hang right on a 3D person y’know!



My mum and I had fancied shooting under the pier for a while and finally gave it a shot last night, providing much entertainment for the lads up on the pier that’s for sure.  Made us laugh too tbh. 😀


White pants because it’s summer and everyone has to have white pants for summer.  I remember as a kid getting that one pair of white ‘going out’ trousers that I’d grow out of every year (if I didn’t stain them with tomato sauce before then), but I’d like to think this jogger-style pair are an update on the wide legs I wore 10 years ago.  Was a sight to see, I tell you. 😉  These ones are from Primark and are ridiculously comfy, and plenty long enough for my 5’11 frame which is a bonus!



Top : Handknit – pattern is ‘Cotton Camisole’ from Romantic Style by Jennie Atkinson – modified the straps to be thinner

Trousers and shoes :Primark

Necklace : Pandora



You may have noticed the mini makeover JoliHouse has had this weekend… still very much a work in progress but I prefer the new look for now.  I’m thinking a few more splashes of colour wouldn’t go amiss and I’ll definitely play around with the pages.  from what I’ve done so far I definitely don’t envy a graphic designer’s job!  Computers can be so annoying sometimes, grrr.  Let me know what you think!

lily kate x
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  • Reply
    1st June 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Love the new look site. Love the little top too. Sadly I think my spaghetti strap days are over! LOL!

    • Reply
      16th June 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you Evie! Haha it’ll be Button’s turn before you know it!

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    1st June 2014 at 8:04 pm

    This top is absolutely gorgeous! Might have to learn how to do this myself…

    • Reply
      16th June 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you Hannah! Once you get the hang of it, it’s addictive to make your own clothes!

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    Alice Evans
    1st June 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I love the new design going on! + You look lovely as always Lil 🙂 x

    • Reply
      16th June 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks Alice! & you are just too nice to me!

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    1st June 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Love this outfit, perfect for the beach! The top looks great on you too 🙂

    X Hayley-Eszti | http://www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      16th June 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you Hayley! Really lucky that the top was such a good fit!

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    Danielle Eskdale
    2nd June 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I love this outfit! So summery and just the right hint of the 90s trend.
    You look gorgeous as always!

    • Reply
      16th June 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Aw thank you Danielle! :’)

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