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Today has been a relaxed, mellow kind of day. I had the laziest morning ever, tucked up in bed with a fresh coffee, a book and Season 1 Gossip Girl on DVD. I just love it when I have time to relax and get my affairs and thoughts in order with no pressure. Mornings are usually only horrific when you're rushing to get somewhere (i.e. work, school, Uni!) after oversleeping!


(Black playsuit, H&M;
Cropped waistcoat, New Look;
Striped long cardigan, Topshop;
Owl necklace, Bla Bla Bla Shop;
Tights, Wolford;
Brogues, Primark;
Leather 'Alexa' satchel bag, Mulberry.)

Wearing that playsuit once again, I just couldn't resist! This outfit is pretty much something I just grabbed from my wardrobe and kind of liked. I tidied up and reorganised my wardrobe on Sunday night and it's made my life and morning - sometimes afternoon - routine a whole lot easier. A lot of people don't like wearing stripes with other patterns, it can look garish and a bit too busy, but I liked this combination. The cardigan used to give my best friend headaches when we studied A-levels at college, especially when paired with Monday morning literature studies: I suppose the all-over stripes can be a bit much, but this cardigan is just so soft, worn in and cosy!

Thank you for all the congratulations and "well done" messages on both my last blog post and over Twitter. I seriously get so overwhelmed sometimes by how kind and thoughtful people I've never met can be! I really do appreciate every nice comment left for me, despite not currently having the time to actively show it. After a little persuasion from you guys, and a lot of temptation on my part, I've decided to treat myself to the River Island pearl knit jumper (if I can find it) and tickets to the Owl City gig in London in September, if my gig pal Natasha wants to join me!

Today I just went to the pub up the road from where I live with one of the best pals, Sharon. I hadn't seen her in literally over a month, so it was lovely to catch up with some pub food and a cheeky Malibu and Coke. I'm now trying to contend with my email inbox, fight coffee cravings and decide between which DVD to watch next, oh how I adore a day off!

37 comments

  1. You look lovely!! That house behind you looks super awesome too! Loving the outdoor shots xxx

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  2. What a delicious handbag you have :-)

    And couldn't help noticing how cute the house behind you is haha!

    Dayner x
    http://www.mozzypop.com

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  3. i love your recent outdoor shots, your style is perfection and i'm eternally jealous of your mulberry. Fancy a swap with my next rip off ;)?
    xxx

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  4. I wore a cardigan similar to this one today with a floral top - I only put it on because I was cold and it was the first cardi I saw in my wardrobe but I think I'm beginning to actually like it with the florals.. You look fab by the way!

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  5. A really cute outfit, your necklace is lush! Yeah, stripes can be busy clashed with other patterns, but yours looks lovely anyway, the waistcoat is only small so it adds the colour you need :) xx

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  6. Your morning sounds perfect, can't beat a bit of GG series 1 in bed! Your room always looks so cosy. So much love for the owl necklace!xx

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  7. I spy a hello kitty on your bed? if so i think i have the same one hehe

    xx

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  8. I think this might be one of my favourite of your outfits! I wish I had the day off.. x

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  9. I love your combination of stripes and floral, especially since the floral is so subtle and the pastel colors are perfect. I am LOVING your new photos btw - it's like a mix of country and suburban... but your style has this urban flair. love love!

    XO, Danah
    http://www.panacheoffblast.com

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  10. Oooh your day off sounds fab! I love this layered up look, and the print mixing is lovely. :)

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  11. I like the new back drop, the hous is stunning at the back, sweet blue little thing.

    You look great, that necklace never fails to amaze me! I know what you mean about over sleeping, I try not to when I have a day off as I want to make the most of it but when I know I have work I always feel like sleeping in but sadly I can't. Enjoy your day off and that treat for yourself is a smashin' one!

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  12. I love that playsuit so much, really need to get one! Your hair's looking wonderful btw :) xxx

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  13. lovely outfit! and if you do get to go to the owl city gig, you have to post about it; im so jealous!
    i love your blog so much xoxo

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  14. i am all about your necklace!

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  15. gorgeous outfit pictures, love the combination of patterns, you seem to be able to pull everything off really well :) xxx

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  16. what a pretty little street you live on :) I love that owl necklace, I'm becoming obsessed to them at the minute! xo

    http://louisejoyb.blogspot.com/

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  17. I got totally distracted looking at the windows in the house behind you, they are just so cute with the brick pattern above them :P Obv love the outfit too, the cardigans fab!

    L x

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  18. i love your outfit posts outside! the lighting so...different - in a really good way ^^
    the house behind is so cute hehe!
    love the outfit!
    Krissy xoxo

    www.swallowmyfashion.blogspot.com

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  19. I looooove the pattern combo. Think it works really well teamed with the black playsuit and tights x

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  20. I love the cardigan, I have one just like that! The last picture is so cute! :) xxx

    http://firstkisstime.blogspot.com/

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  21. I am jealous of the sound of your day off! I could just do with a lovely lazy morning doing nothing *sigh*

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  22. Thanks for the super sweet comments girls! Credit goes to my little sister for the photography (:

    Merlins Wand: Yep, it is a Hello Kitty on my bed, I've had it since I was a year old!

    Danah: Thank you so much sweet, the crazy weather means the sky is really dark and dramatic, looks so good in the photos! I never think about what my style is like, your comment has totally made me think about it more (:

    Elly: Awh thanks! I'll definitely post about it, got my fancy new camera now too! :D

    Olivia: Aw thank you lovely, I couldn't agree haha, I just wear what I like, and usually like how it turns out which is kind of key to making a look 'work'! Hope you had a great time away Olivia! x

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  23. I love your outside photos. You look like your on holiday in an American street somewhere! Love this playsuit on you, your legs look amazing! xxx

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  24. i really enjoy reading your blog! Have a nice week!

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  25. The owl necklace is lovely! x

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  26. Wow, I absolutely adore your outfit!

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  27. You look lovely :) Such a flattering playsuit!
    I love days off too, it's nice when you can do nothing and not feel guilty! xxx
    Sirens and Bells

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  28. Love the outside shots, they look gorgeous! Looking lovely Michelle xxx

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  29. hey there!! i feel like its been a while since i last commented! i love that floral vest thing you've got on! such a pretty print!

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  30. Such cute photos, youre so adorable!!

    www.themoptop.com

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  31. first 4/top 2 photographs are so ...odd! the houses in the back look like little play houses and you look photoshopped in! :P

    the perspective is really weird is what i'm saying lol!

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  32. You look so cute! I love the way you've mixed prints. I keep trying to see new ways to mix things in my closet, reworking things and all that. I would definitely snap that cardigan up, I love black and white stripes, of course!

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  33. im liking your 'street' photos hun, love the layering and mixed print too!!! thats me everyday. sleeping past my alarm and then freaking out when i only have a half hr to get ready! i just love sleep too much

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  34. You look so lovely here, I too have the playsuit and sometimes I think it has glue smothered on the inside because I never want to take it off! Haha I have a gig buddy too, I always pester her to buy a ticket with me if there are any bands coming that I have to see! xx

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  35. You look lovely and I like the mix of prints! I am totally starting GG again too :)

    Maria xxx

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  36. You are so pretty! I love your outfit! X

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  37. i have the same Owl Necklace!! I got it in Daegu South Korea! :-)

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