Monday, 7 February 2011

lovers in japan





SHORTS: new look | SHIRT: primark | HAIR CLIPS crown & glory

I bought these shorts a few months ago and have trying to figure out what to wear with them ever since. I know they're just a pair of shorts and therefore should be easy to wear, but they lower on the hips than I'm used to and have a ruffled waistline which I felt just emphasized my already-big-enough-hips too much whether I wore them with something tight or something loose fitting. I think this blouse works this blouse works well with them though.

I'm also wearing my new Tsuru bobby pins that the lovely Sophie of Crown & Glory sent me and I absolutely love them. They're so unique with map detailing and I've received so many compliments on them already. I have quite a lot of layers in my hair at them moment so I find it really hard to wear it up or even plait it but these clips held the layers in place. I'm going to grow out my layers in the hopes of being able to do this one day without it falling apart on me.

I'd also like to say hello to all of my new followers, I can't believe how many of you there are! Thank you to everyone for all the kind words you leave, it really does mean a lot. :)

43 comments:

  1. Love how you styled the clips! They look gorgeous in your hair. So glad you like :) xo

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  2. I love that shirt! And i love the clips too!

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  3. You look gorgeous in those shorts! The clips are so quirky :) xx

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  4. love the hair clips they look amazing x

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  5. The buttons on the blouse are really pretty and those clips are so original!

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  6. I love the detail othe shorts have on the waist :) And the bobby pins look fabulous! xx

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  7. Love it all! great mix of colours.
    Whoah, followers have gone through the roof! You take such fab photos and have great content so it's natural that lots of lovely people want to follow you :)
    Gem xx

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  8. Aww cute outfit! Love the clips. And i have the same problem with the fishtail braid! I tried following youtube vids, but it all seems to fall apart afterward :S

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  9. Thanks Sophie! Liam even likes them, When I showed him them he said "Wow, so cool! Can I have one?!" x

    Thanks Sarah, they're gorgeous aren't they? x

    Meg - Thank you! I've never seen anything like the clips before, they're a great size too! x

    Rose - Aren't they lovely? :)

    Sweetdaydreams - The buttons are so nice with the gold detailing on them. I'm going to keep an eye out for this shirt in other colours - I love it that much! x

    Meg - I love the waist of the shorts too! It's even more 'ruffled' at the back. x

    Gem - Aww thank you :) It feels like yesterday I had no followers too haha x

    Anna - Have you tried this tutorial for the fishtail braid? It's the only one I could follow. My braid stays in, it's just the hair that's been around the back of my head that falls out. of it because it's too short x

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  10. Love the neutrals! And those bobby pins are so cute and unique! I want them!

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  11. I absolutely adore those shorts, and I can't believe they're from New Look!

    -vicki!
    http://snseandsnsibility.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww thank you for replying! I'll check out that video now. Hopefully i will be able to tackle it! x

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  13. Amazing hair clips! I've never seen anything like them before :)
    Also, I'd quite like to own this outfit myself!
    x

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  14. Aw I have been looking for shorts like that for absolutely ages and have never found any... crossing my fingers that New Look still have them!

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  15. i love these colours together and those hair clips are immensly awesome! :)

    Mollie from we-are-the-crowd.com

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  16. Hey Charlene, I have a pair of shorts just like that except in black and I have trouble wearing them too but I think you pulled this look off very well. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    oriolaninon.blogspot.com

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  17. That hair clips are amazing! Is there anywhere I can buy some? Because I seriously would, they're so unique and lovely :)

    I love your shorts too! I love the paper bag style waist - it looks great on you!
    xxx

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  18. Kuleigh - Thanks! You can buy the hairclips from the Crown & Glory shop - they're a great price too! :) x

    Vicki - New Look have a lot of nice things in lately, these shorts being one of them! x

    Sophie - Thank you :) I think this outfit would be really easy to recreate! x

    Alison - They were in the 'smart/office' section and then got reduced and put into the sale, I hope you find them! xx

    Mollie - I really liked the colours too :) x

    Oriola - I hope you manage to find something to pair them with. I literally tried every top in my wardrobe but none looked right! x

    Alex - You can buy them from the Crown & Glory shop, I've linked to it in my post :) x

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  19. love this! you look perfect. :) xoxo

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  20. This is a lovely outfit :) I love love love the hair clips, they are so cute :D xx

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  21. Wow, those hairclips are absolutely stunning! I've always wanted to try out shorts like this so maybe I'll give them a go sometime. You look really good in them (:

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  22. Look at you go with all your new followers! You deserve them though lovely! :)
    Love these shorts, I've seen a few people in them recently but you definitely wear them the best that I've seen, those colours together are so nice. Those hairclips are so adorable too! I enjoy the little plait too xxx

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  23. I really like your blouse. I think I'm going to have to brave the crowds in Primark and hunt one down x

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  24. thanks Klee! :) xx

    Zoet - thank you! I love the clips too :) x

    Bee - Thank you :) I really like the shorts now, only downside is that they're quite thick and fleecy so maybe not the best for summer! x

    Lucy - Aww thank you :) I haven't seen anyone else with the shorts but believe me I've been looking since I didn't know what to pair them with! x

    Tass - Thank you! It was only £10 too, I hope you find one :) x

    Thanks Kirsty! x

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  25. really like them shorts, especially with that shirt. I've been looking for some new shorts for a while in that type of colour xx

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  26. I love the outfit, especially the shorts :D

    Fiona x
    http://sparklerosedesigns.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the shorts! And of course the bobby pins :P I'm a new follower via Crown and Glory. Looking forward to future posts :) x

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  28. I loveee your hair pins:D they are so sweet! :)
    xxx

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  29. Amazing shorts!

    http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  30. love the shorts!! gorgeous :)

    http://emerald-doodles.blogspot.com

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  31. I love those shorts and the hair pins, I definitely need to try my hair in that style one day!

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  32. These shorts are great, the colour and fit looks lovely on you. Also really like the hair clips, their amazing! x

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  33. I love the colour of those shorts and the bobby pins look so cute! Cannot believe that that shirt is Primark!
    Ive just found your blog, new follower :) Love your clothes!
    Sophie
    x

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  34. this shirt is gorgeous - can't believe its primark! also the hair clips are the cutest thing i've seen in a long time :) x

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  35. Beautiful outfit

    Love minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  36. Gorgeous outfit and I absolutely love those hair clips, so cute xx

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  37. Those clips are amazing! So fun and quirky.

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  38. Awesome shorts m'dear, and oh WOW those hairclips are absolutely adorable!

    x

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  39. You look beautiful :) careful with all these new followers, if you get many more you won't want to talk to us little bloggers :) Cakes and cocktails soon my lovely xx

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  40. I love those shorts. I can't believe that top is from primark, it's lovely!
    www.aclassicfashiondiary.blogspot.com

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