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Well, after a whirlwind 24-hours, I'm back at home, typing away at my laptop like there's no tomorrow (for my dissertation, duh!) and preparing oneself for One Direction related events tonight. Yup, you did read that right! I'm fully aware that this is the moment where half of you read on excitedly, and half of you leave my blog forever, but in my defence I'm taking my little sister, aka my part-time blog photographer, and who doesn't like some guilty pleasure music?!


daisybutter - UK Style Blog: what i wore, everyday, casual chic, h&m, hollister, river island, mulburry
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: what i wore, everyday, casual chic, h&m, hollister, river island, mulburry
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: what i wore, everyday, casual chic, h&m, hollister, river island, mulburry
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: what i wore, everyday, casual chic, h&m, hollister, river island, mulburry


(T-shirt, H&M;
Corduroy trousers, River Island;
Cardigan, Hollister;
Bracelet, Mulberry.)

Sorry about the lack of full-length photos today, this is something really casual that I threw on to wear while sorting out my to-do list and watching my Gossip Girl Season One boxset again. I wear this type of stuff all the time, but never photograph it; it's the kind of outfit I wear if I'm not doing anything but don't want to be in pyjamas all day. I'm still in love with the jeans from River Island (which are more like soft corduroy leggings or skinny trousers), and they wash seriously well - so comfy! Don't you hate it when you wash denim and it goes all crunchy and weird? Paired with my Hollister chunky knit and a slouchy Tee from my beloved H&M.

Yesterday, I went to a few masterclasses at my Uni. One of them was about Street Style, with a real focus on blogging, which of course I had to go to! It wasn't really what I expected, but I did get a good five pages of material to use in my dissertation, and had the opportunity to be embarassed beyond human belief in a group activity of placing ourselves in smaller groups depending on what style we classed ourselves as. Needless to say, I was one of the few who wandered about at the front of the room, lost and refusing to put myself in any group. In the end, my friend Rebecca and I popped ourselves in 'preppy' and left it at that! Which style group would you consider me to be? Which group do you think you fit into, if at all?

Finally, I'm so so excited, and kind of proud, to share with you all that I've been longlisted in the Marie Claire Blog Awards! I've been nominated in the Fashion Blog of the Year category, which is surreal to me and I've been so overwhelmed with the kind Tweets from you all on Twitter. Absolutely crazy stuff. The prize is the chance to write for Marie Claire's website, and as a fashion writing student who is just about to graduate, this would be an amazing opportunity for me! The longlist voting is open until 20th January, so if you believe my blog is deserving of such a title, I'd love to grab a sneaky vote from you here. You can also vote by clicking the button in my sidebar. Right! Important chitchat over, I'd better get a move on to catch another train into London to be surrounded by young, screaming fangirls for an evening, I'll pass your love on to Harry Styles when I storm the stage! 

49 comments

  1. Milly (Pearls & Poodles)10 January 2012 at 12:20

    i feel so happy and pleased for you Michelle that you are justly longlisted in the MC awards. Well done - wishing you heaps of luck! You truly deserve the nomination, even if I do feel i should disown you forever with your 1D love!! xx

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  2. Congratulations on being shortlisted! Hope you have a lovely time at 1D x

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  3. Eeeek Michelle - I'm so happy and excited for you! Completely deserved and I've obviously just voted for you again. Super jealous about 1D too - I wish my little sister would go and 'drag' me along! ;) hehe. xoxo

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  4. So jealous of you going to see 1D tonight! Though I don't know if I'd be safe around the likes of Harry Styles ;) congrats on the longlist :) gave you a cheeky vote! x

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  5. I love you even more because of One Direction ;) That cardigan is amazing xxx

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  6. definitely would have snapped myself into the 'wannabe girlbander' group. have fun at one direction tonight! if there's every a lull or opportunity in the show, just, ya know, tell zayn he's a flawless being!

    trolled the blog awards website and have voted for you a few times ;).

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  7. Thank you Milly, I'm not expecting to get far, but it's nice to see my name up there anyway! Haha, my love for 1D is slightly ridiculous, having said that, all of my friends at Uni are jealous of me going :P xx

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  8. Thank you Erin (: I'm so excited, and scared about being crushed by fangirls tonight! xx

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  9. Eeee thanks Kate, I seriously still can't believe it, my Mum is so excited, bless her! Thank you for voting (: Haha, well it was either my Mum or me to accompany the sis, and I just couldn't pass up the task of looking after her ;) xx

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  10. Haha I shall attempt some sneaky photos and videos! Thanks Corrie, I've given you a sneaky vote too! xx

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  11. Haha, I love that all the secret fans are coming out in force today ;) Thank you Marta! xx

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  12. Congrats on getting on the longlist, I'm really happy for you! Have fun tonight - although One Direction, really? :p Not gonna lie though, I heard one of their songs and had to put it on repeat for a while to get it out of my system...

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  13. Wannabe Little Mix-er, yup. Sadly it was either vintage, indie, chav (lololol), surfer, skater, Goth, WAG, Sloaner, geek chic or preppy. I'm none of those! Haha I will, I will ;) Thanks fo' voting! xx

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  14. Congratulations on the Marie Claire thing! Obviously I've voted for you :) Have fun at One Direction tonight! Your masterclass sounds like fun! I'm not really sure what style you are! But it's good! :) x

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  15. That chunky cardigan looks so nice and warm, I've been looking for an oversized, knitted cardi for a while now! Congrats on getting longlisted, wonderful news and good luck!!!

    As for style groups I would have no idea where to put myself..I just tend to wear whatever I like...I wouldn't say I conform to a particular style more than any other.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  16. One direction is such a guilty pleasure haha, I might also be going to see them because (weirdly) the tickets are really cheap! So, why not? I will definitely vote for your blog!

    xxx

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  17. Thank you Jane! Oh I know, such a guilty pleasure but I seriously do like their album!

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  18. Voted...so happy for you, Daisybutter is one of my absoulte fav blogs!! Congrats again :)

    xxx

    www.miabellaluna.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks lovely! The masterclass was quite good, not what I expected at all though. I pull things from all different styles, so can't put a label on myself at all :P

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  20. Thanks Jess! Me too, I don't feel like I 'have' to dress a particular way, I wear what I personally like and mix things up a little (:

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  21. WOOHOO! Massive congrats on the Marie Claire nom. So well deserved lovely. I will def. be giving your blog my vote! Oh and say hi to one direction for me i'm such a secret fangirl, Ha! X

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  22. Hollister do such great knits! My aunt has a couple, and I think I might need need to invest in one...

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  23. ceeyracatastrophe10 January 2012 at 14:37

    That cardigan is lovely!

    www.atrickleofmeaning.blogspot.com

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  24. Ooh are they? Both of the London dates sold out really quickly, we were lucky to get tickets! xx

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  25. Aw thank you sweet (: Haha I will, I will! xx

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  26. Aw really? I only have this one, but I'm forever wearing it, it's so warm and cosy!

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  27. Congrats for the nomination! You truly deserve it, I love your style!

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  28. that cardigan looks ever so comfy, the hollister stores always put me off but they do have some lovely things. congrats on the nomination, i voted for you! xx

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  29. Oooh enjoy One Direction! :D and congrats on the nomination :) x

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  30. congrats on the nomination, you deserve it ! x

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  31. I voted for you ;) Hope you win! Also love the outfit. Oh god If I had to put myself into a "style"...honestly I don't think I could! Girly? I don't know! :(

    Also, no shame in some 1D. How can all of them be attractive? Le sigh... x x

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  32. Congrats on being nominated! I think that every student knows how important this kind of opportunities are so i really hope you win :).

    I loved your "home" outfit. When i don't want to leave my house my clothes are soooo awful lol.

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  33. Ah you look cute! just a nice and comfy outfit for a nothing-to-do-day, right

    wow, congrats on being nominated, i'm voting now! the prize is really nice!

    woho 1d tomoz!!! I dont really like the music and the crazy ~1D family~ aka crazy fangirls but I have to say, zayn is pretty hottt hehehe. Have fun!

    and aw thankyou for beiing in your blogroll, so nice :)
    ps: I can't wait for the new gg episode! chair all the way plz x

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  34. Congratulations!!!!!You deserve it, you are def one of my favourite bloggers.....I have just voted :)

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  35. I think i'd say you're preppy too! That's what I sometimes get called.. Or geek chic (classic?!)
    CONGRATULATIONS on marie clare tooo I totally said that before, buttttt I voted for you! MICHELLE TO WINNNN!
    Have a super fun time tonight, and don't get caught up with all the fan kids!x

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  36. Congratulations! :) lovely outfit

    walking-fashion.blogspot.com

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  37. congrats! i'm so glad i found your blog through it, good luck! xx

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  38. I am a huge fan of outfits like this, on days where I don't venture out I'm really lazy... aka hoody and leggings. But casual outfits like this make me think, you know I should just double think and put that hoody back and put something on that I could step outside in :P Congrats on being longlisted of course I'm off to stick my vote your way :)

    L x

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  39. Congrats on your award nomination, that's so exciting! Well deserved for such a lovely blog though :-)

    How on earth do you always get your hair looking so darn glossy, Michelle? It's diviiiine!

    Dayner x my blog - mozzypop.com

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  40. Congratulations Michelle! I hope you win, that's really exciting :) and I am a bit of a secret one direction fangirl as well, my friends taking me next month. Have a great time! X

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  41. I love the outfit! I wish I was this fashionable when I'm just lounging around at home! And congratulations! I hope we both get shortlisted and we can go to the awards ceremony! But I'll be lucky to even be shortlisted as I'm up against some amazing blogs (coughcough YOURSS!). And my friends are going to see One Direction later in the month hehe, I never got tickets.. awkward! But anyway good luck!!

    I'VE BEEN LONGLISTED FOR A MARIE CLAIRE FASHION BLOG AWARD! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME (THATISMYSTYLE-STYLEGURU.BLOGSPOT.COM) http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashionlonglist :)

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  42. Gorgeous outfit Michelle! I never look fashionable when i'm lounging around, leggings and a hoody.. and a green tea and thats me sorted haha!
    Congrats at being longlisted for the Marie Claire fashion blog awards! GOOD LUCK XO

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  43. Congrats on being longlisted hun, I'm going to make sure I vote for you! Also, I love those legging things from river islands, in your other posts they look so comfy, thinking I might grab myself a pair! xxx

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  44. Congrats on getting longlisted, my lovely! You certainly have my vote!
    Looking cute as alwayyys.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  45. Congratulations on being nominated! You definitely deserve it :) How exciting! I've been out of touch with all the blogs I follow due to travelling and I get back online and everyone is being nominated and winning awards, very exciting.

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  46. ella @ belle vintage11 January 2012 at 09:44

    That jumper looks so comfy. Your classes sound so interesting, I am so jealous. You know I am already "vote Michelle!" xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  47. Love that chunky cardigan, it looks perfect for casual days :) Hope you had fun at One Direction and congratulations on being shortlisted in the awards! x

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  48. this is such a lovely casual outfit :) I love the cardigan! Hope you had a fab time at the concert hehe :D <3 Holz oxo

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