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(Polka dot silky vest, New Look;
Leggings, New Look;
Waffle-esque knit black long cardigan, Topshop;
Long swing owl necklace, Blablabla Shop;
Large gold filigree ring, Miss Selfridge;
Nails, Models Own 'Grace Green'.)

Simply couldn't be bothered to stand up and take the standard outfit photos today, but hey, me and a camera and a tripod and my floor = these. Which pretty much did the job to be honest. I've had this top for absolutely ages, probably over a year or so now, and the loose draping fit of it is nothing short of my idea of perfection. (I do now realise that 'proper' outfit photos would come in handy to demonstrate this fit...!) I wear it with lots of other things and often layer things over it, but opted for a simple vest and leggings look today. I am exhausted okay, and only needed to pop out and see my Granny to help with her gardening. Or so I thought, ended up bumping into the ex-boyfriend in the town centre, but that's a story I'll save for another time. Also popped this cardigan over everything, it is freakishly cold at home at the moment, and this waffle-esque stitch one has been my firm favourite for over three years.


When I eventually left the house, it was so cold, I had to whack a jumper on top. This 'Lovelovelove' one is from the Illustrated People collection at Topshop, I bought it in the Christmas sale on Oxford Street (yep, I braved those crowds!) and thought it was adorable! And it has a cryptic Taylor Swift mantra on it ;) I'm currently in love with Models Own 'Grace Green' nail varnish today. It is the perfect muted khaki green and applies so well! I have classy nails yayayayay! Also, I can't stop wearing this owl necklace that I won in a competition from the ladies at Bla Bla Bla Shop, it's the perfect length and so flattering. What's more, it is currently on sale, so get in there quick for some owl-on-chain action ;)

Anyway ladies, I'm going to settle down with my Empire magazine - I never buy it, but this one is full of Harry Potter goodness - and a Michael McIntyre DVD. I'm also armed with a share pack of Aero Bubbles and Milky Way Magic Stars, with no intention of actually 'sharing'. Hope you're all having splendid weekends, I'll be back tomorrow with a Week in Photos at last!

PS. Splendid is such a strange word. Totes reminds me of those Little Miss books.

44 comments

  1. Ooh I have an owl necklace just like that that I haven't worn yet! Love the colour of your nails, I may go for that one next actually :)
    So jealous of the milky stars! I fancy some chocolate but the nearest shop is miles away!

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  2. Your skirt is adorable, and the sweater is super cute, it reminds me of how much I hate summer.
    Is there anyone who doesn't love Harry Potter? I'm actually hyped to see the 2nd part of the seventh movie, I usually hate them, because they skip important details, but the first half was for the most part was really loyal to the book, of course the seventh book is my least favourite so I haven't red it as much as the others so I might not recall everything in vivid details.

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  3. I love the nail colour! And the sweater is cute too! My friend would love the owl necklace, she loves everything owls! Sitting down with a sharing bag and not actually share sounds good, unfortunately I am on a diet D: I want to see the empire magazine Harry Potter edition as well, I might need to look into buying it!

    Kitty xo

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  4. I like the colour on your nails :) x

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  5. Gorgeous nail colour! My boyf bought Empire mag too. Is that the one with the Harry Potter supplement? I nearly cried when i read Snape's quote on the back cover. So emotional. x

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  6. oh michelle i love the nail colour and the tote bag is so cute! i'm dying to get my hands on that issue of empire as well- so much harry potter goodness x

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  7. awww loving the mulberry :D and your jumpers so nice :)

    Kate xo

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  8. ooh i love the length of the vest, so cute with leggings. and the jumper!! eeeep. btw totally typed 'humper' first, that would have been awkward. off to buy milky stars now byeeee xx

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  9. gorgeous pics michelle, lovely nail polish colour xxx

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  10. The Illustrated People tops/jumpers are some of the items I wish I had brought when they first came out!

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  11. Yay! Glad to see you're back on the blogosphere. I hope you're feeling a bit more rested after all the hard work you've been doing.
    Cuuuuute loungey outfit! I often just wear a sweater and leggings/jeggings when I've got simple chores to do. Love your nail colour, too - I seriously need more pastel type colours for this season.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  12. Hayley: I wore mine for the first time on Thursday and I absolutely love it. Thanks Hayley, it's such a cute colour, looks really classy and grown-up but still with a bit of colour. Haha oh no, I had such a craving for chocolate that I specifically went out to buy some (and Empire mag!) :-P

    Khaz: Aw thanks sweet. Autumn is my favourite month, I never know how to dress in the Summer haha. I'm so excited, it's in 3D as well and I'm way too overexcited! I just finished rereading the Deathly Hallows in preparation for it ;)

    Kitty: N'awh thank you m'sweet! I adore owls too, they're cute! It was £3.99 for the magazine and HP supplement which isn't too bad for a chunky glossy mag! xo

    Olivia: Thanks lovely! x

    Sarah: Yesss it is! Such a great supplement, I've read it cover-to-cover, twice already and love Alan Rickman's little piece at the back. Amazing photographs and stills as well. x

    Hannah: Thank you gorgeous :D That was my sole intention of going into town today hahaha, it was a journey well made! Alan Rickman deserved his own page though, a page/spread he just didn't get... xx

    Kate: Thanks lovely, the tote was a 'freebie' type thing that came with my LFW press pass haha (: xo

    Katy: Thanks dear! (:

    Klee: Thank you doll! Lolololol you have made my night <3 'Humper' eh ;) Enjoy yo' chocolate! xx

    Steffani-Louise: Aw thanks sweet! (: xxx

    Cherry: They're lovely aren't they? Super cosy as well, I wish I'd picked up a few more in the sale, they're horrificly overpriced! xo

    Michelle: :D I'm so glad to be 'back', I missed writing daily and putting posts together. It's been a lovely relaxing day today thank you, hope you are well and settled back in sweet. I love nothing more than simple cosy outfits like these, so good for the weekend! xo

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  13. Gorgeous necklace - it's so cute! <3 Oo and the story of us is now in my head ;) Love Taylor Swift!

    Love Ellen
    xx

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  14. Ellen: Aw thanks so much lovely. It's been in my head all day, I woke up singing it (true story) so deemed it appropriate to title today's post ;)

    Harriet: Thanks gorgeous :D

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  15. Love the nail colour and the tote bag is lovely too x www.freshlysqueezedfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. You are too cute, settling down with Aeros and Magic Stars! My idea of a good evening :) That nail varnish is so lovely, my nails are crappy at the moment :( x

    justa-thought.co.uk

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  17. I love your nail polish! x

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  18. I love reading your posts, you're so cute! That looks like the perfect kind of tank top. And that NAIL POLISH, I freaking loved it as soon as I caught a glimpse! I'm going to try to find a Model's Own nail polish somewhere around me.. Let's hope I can!

    x

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  19. Eeee your vest is lovely :) I cheekily tried to search for it on the website, but I couldn't find :( Your owl necklace is pretty, I do have a soft spot for owl themed jewellery.
    Ah, looking forward to your week in photos post tomorrow.
    Lisa xx

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  20. Loving the polka dots!
    your bag is soo cute!:)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  21. Looking stunning as per :) I love that necklace, I keep seeing them around but for some reason I find it difficult to part with £10+ for jewellery? I'm so irrational when it comes to spending sometimes!
    I love Grace Green, it's such a nice colour. The others Models Own released in that Chanel-esque collection were so nice too, I love 'unusual' nail polish colours. xxxx

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  22. You look lovely :) The owl necklace is amazing too and Little Miss Splendid was always my favourite Little Miss book :D

    Maria xxx

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  23. Harriet: Ah thank you lovely! :D

    Natalie: Haha aw thanks love! (: Mine were too, after a 44-hour week of waitressing! Models Own have a lovely 5-in-1 nail care tool though, sorted my nails out in no time! xx

    Rachel: Thank you dear (:

    Aimee: Oh thank you so much hun. I love loose fitting pieces, my worst nightmare is having clothes completely cling to me! They stock Models Own at bigger Boots branches, or failing that, River Island also stock their polishes! x

    Lisa: Thanks sweetie. I bought the vest over a year ago so you won't be able to find it now haha. xx

    Jaz: Thank you lovely! x

    Lucy: Cheeyurs sweetcake ;) Haha get the Blablabla one, 'tis currently £7! I'm awful with spending too at the moment, am refusing to part money with anything but my beautiful camera! I loved all of those muted colours. Can't get enough of Models Own atm, although I want to try Illamasqua polishes next, and have my eye on some Dior ;) xxxxx

    Maria: Thanks darling. Little Miss Splendid was my favourite too, I loved her little handbag :D xxx

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  24. MAGIC STARS! Heaven in chocolate form!
    x

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  25. i love that top. you are wearing three of my all time favourite things here: navy/white, polka dots and an owl. love.

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  26. Sarah: I KNOW RIGHT. Think I'm in a chocolate coma as we speak ;) x

    Emma: Aw thank you lovely <3

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  27. That nail color is darling, I love how muted it is. I used to be entirely black, white and mint but I'm starting to try branching out into more colors (and I guess I'm starting with a bang since yesterday I went for leopard print stick-ons; yikes!). It feels accurate to the season to be more outgoing, yeah?

    And I love your ring so much!

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  28. such a pretty simple outfit! i love the color of your nails! what is it?!

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  29. Love the owl necklace and the ring. Gold pieces look good with navy as they stand out :D
    I like it!

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  30. I think your top 3 photos are gorgeous, really like what your wearing!! =]
    and that nail polish is such a gorgeous colour!
    x

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  31. i love ur ring soo much, i think your blog is soo lovely, ill be visiting it again very soon :)

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  32. i recognised grace green straight away, one of my absolute favourites.
    thanks for the reminder to buy empire too! x

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  33. Your necklace is so adorable!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  34. Love the nail colour! So classy! :) xoxo
    http://emmerlouise.blogspot.com

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  35. isn't it so cold! love the nail colour!

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  36. Casee Marie: Thanks darling (: I'm a huge fan of colours on nails and accessories, and tend to keep everything else quite muted haha. Yes of course it is! I much prefer shying away into the Autumn though :-P

    Alyssa: Aw thanks sweet! The nail varnish is Models Own 'Grace Green'. x

    Julie: Thank you lovely. I think they look good together too, the tones really compliment each other!

    JelenaDoll: Thanks sweetie! x

    Ria: Aw thank you, I'm glad you liked it. x

    Elise: This is the first time I've worn Grace Green, it's absolutely beautiful though, already a firm favourite. Haha oh you're welcome, the HP supplement is amazing. xx

    Jo: Thanks lovely!

    EmmerLouise: Thank you sweetie! xo

    PinkBow: Oh yes, it's been so so cold this week ): And thank you!!

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  37. LOVE the color of your nails. Also love the dotty top. I seriously need to buy Empire Magazine!

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  38. I absolutely LOVE the colour of your nails!!! <3

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  39. I love the polka dot top!! So cute, especially with the owl necklace. I love your hair too! :)

    www.themoptop.com

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  40. That nail varnish is absolutely gorgeous :)

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  41. Hello perfect nail colour.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com/

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  42. this outfit looks so comfy!! love it!

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com


    ps, I've got a giveaway running on my blog right now, come and check it out!

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