Monday, 22 July 2013

You Tart*

Forgive me for even mentioning cold..
Whilst we've only just started stepping out in our summer faves on a regular basis, it would seem a crime to even look towards trousers and any other garment that covers our limbs in this super sticky weather, but picking up my emails this morning, I couldn't help but revel in the AW13 excitement that is TARTAN!

I am slightly looking forward to the cold weather because I can't wait to be wrapped in a red, over-sized (picnic blanket looking) scarf! Teamed with black leather trousers and cut-out boots I am tasting the hot chocolate!

Of course, tartan/plaid/check doesn't have to be red, I am taking serious inspiration from this incredible outfit from Versace AW/13..


 Below are my colder weather, must-have pieces from Topshop. 

I plan on pairing them with a serious amount of leather and a fab boot. 

 And of course, you're never fully dressed without a cracking red lip.

And am I wrong to assume that a little monochrome would be too much?!

 Hell not with these beauties..

What do you think of my AW13 Topshop faves?


Monday, 15 July 2013

TIME FLIES.. but I'm back

Hello hello!

All I can do is apologise for not blogging for an entire month.. 
I've had a crazy last few weeks and simply haven't had the time to post regularly, although now I'm back to it I won't be leaving it that long again, promise!

I hope you've all been enjoying this amazing weather we've been having, I've still been keeping up to date and having a nosy on all of your blogs.. and naturally, I have not stopped shopping so I have loads to share with you all

Have a peek at my instagram lilygmartin because I'm constantly uploading quick pics when I'm not blogging..

Can't wait to catch up with you all 


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

WIWT - follow me!

Tut tut to me, I've only just started my WIWT account..

There's a little peek of my first outfit post, what I wore yesterday!

Please follow me here: lilygmartin for everyday outfit posts or even just to nose on other peoples inspiring looks

Thank you muchly,


Tuesday, 11 June 2013


I hope you're all having a lovely June..

I returned from the wonderful Miami on Thursday and I've been dying to share my snaps with you all! 

Excuse the lack of detailed outfit posts (I planned to take a snap each day) but as you could probably understand, the excitement of being out there got to me and touristy pics are pretty much all I got!

I don't know about you but I am obsessed with pretty much every single girly American programme so just being out there fulfilled my Hills-Kardash lust BUT to make things even more amaze.. I went to the DASH boutique on South Beach, ahhh! Admittedly the window display looked a tad tacky and I couldn't picture any of the sisters in their window clothes, but then again when you have access to every designer in the world, why would you!

Enjoy my pics from the trip..

Le Tub was the most insane burger place (literally two inch high of meat!) and the views were gorgeous, sat on the inter-coastal which from across the water you can see the biggest and best houses in Miami, of course, all with private yachts outside each one!

 When it came to shopping I wanted everything I couldn't get at home. I shop constantly here so I made extra effort to raid Victoria's Secret and I came out on top! I didn't want to take a pic of all of my undies but as you can see from the first pic the colours are so bright and fun I was in there forever!

Another find were these Guess sandals, I got them at 40% off!!!

My fave holiday dress from Zara

The Cheesecake Factory

Fro-Yo ALL we did was EAT!
Let me just explain.. that cheesecake was a layer of chocolate sponge, a layer of cheesecake and a final layer of chocolate brownie, COVERED in chocolate fondant with whipped cream and nuts..

.. and ultimately the BEST cake I have ever ever ever HAD!

I can't wait to go back to America and see more places, Miami was the best first start :)
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

An insta insight into my 21st!

A better picture of my dress
Best. Presents. EVER!
My mega cakes!
No harm in a little selfie
Amaze balloons

These are a few pics from my 21st party on Saturday night.

Sorry for the lack of a detailed outfit post but there was pink champagne and I got a tad distracted!

I paired my white dress with a simple but pretty gold bangle and a pair of diamond studs and my heels were in the form of very light nude, gold studded, peep toe shoe boots from ALDO

Hope you all had a fabulous and long weekend

Also, I am incredibly lucky to be going to Miami tomorrow (so crazy excited it's un-true!) So I'll be blog-free for a week but I'll do a Miami special on my outfits, new buys and general holiday loveliness when I'm back, lots of love

(in the meantime follow my more regular updates on instagram)


Friday, 24 May 2013

These boots were made for.. well, me!

I am constantly online shopping and 'ooh-ing' over everything but these I HAD to share with you!
How gorgeous are these bright red, western style ankle boots?!

Amazing colour, CHECK
Hard gold detailing, CHECK
Heeled, CHECK

Out of stock in my size? CHECK, waaaaa

These are my absolute crave this month, I'm so in love and am 1000% willing to wait until they re-stock, chip chop Topshop before I have a shoe related meltdown

Topshop - £150

Monday, 20 May 2013

*21st Birthday* Dress options and opinions appreciated!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fab weekend.

I was treated to a pre-birthday dinner by my boyfriends parents at the casino and it was amazing, me and my boyfriend ate our body weight in gorgeous food and then we shared the best chocolate plate in the world! Vodka and redbull jelly, gooey choc orange sponges and other random truffels and mouses! 
*Cue cheesy couple pic*!

And now it's safe to say that I'm eating nothing but impeccably for the next 5 days as I have my 21st party this Saturday!

Yesterday I picked up my dress..

Now I always have an outfit idea (or 50) in mind, I managed to rattle down my birthday dress options to two, buying one but still thinking that I should've bought the other!

I purchased this white Zara dress. When I first thought of what I wanted to wear, being my 21st, I wanted to treat it as big as a wedding, naturally ;)! Hence the white, but I'm also obsessing over mono and all white looks at the moment.

What do you think of it?.. (excuse the not so professional bedroom picture & my boyfs ever messy bedroom but I needed a quick snap)

If the pictures a bit hard to tell by, it has mesh panels at the waist and neck and is really fitted.

I will pair this with either white or black strappy heeled sandals, depending on the night.

I would love to know what you think of it!

My party is this Saturday so I still have a few days to change my mind, I'll add a few pictures from the night and show you my finished outfit.