6 YEARS OF LYDIAELISEMILLEN.COM

Shop the Burberry collection at Farfetch     Six years…Six whole years. 71 months, 313 weeks, 2190 days, 52,560 hours. Looking at that as I write this, it doesn’t actually sound all that long, but…

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AN HONEST POST ABOUT HOW I CURRENTLY FEEL

Shop the CLUSE watch collection here.   I’ve been sat in front of this damn computer screen for over an hour watching cursor flash on the page. Nothing. I haven’t been able to write a…

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THE GREEDY GIRLS GUIDE TO DRESSING WELL THIS FESTIVE SEASON

This post is sponsored by THE OUTNET. The season of friends and family is fast approaching. From my last post you will know how much I already love this time of year, just waking up…

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REASONS TO BE HAPPY THIS WINTER

This post is sponsored by MyTheresa.   Every morning I sit myself in front of the window in my office to do my make up. It’s not technically an office, it’s sort of an office,…

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HOW TO REALLY GROW A SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING – The Truth, Lies and How to spot the fakes

Shop the new Stella McCartney Collection from FarFetch. The quiet life; sitting on the sofa with my cat and my fiance, tapping away at the keyboard of my old Mac book air. That really is…

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YOUR AUTUMN FASHION & BEAUTY SHOPPING LIST

Apparently 11:30pm is the right time in your life to pack down your Summer wardrobe for the first time in your entire life. I’ve always been someone who likes to see all their clothes in…

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LYDIA IN THE CITY | THREE AUTUMN OUTFITS IN NEW YORK CITY

Jacket – esmara By Heidi Klum Dress – Ulla Johnson Bag – Chloe Boots – Chloe This post is sponsored by esmara by Heidi Klum for Lidl. My second time in New York but I…

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17 THINGS I LEARNT IN SUMMER 2017

This post is in collaboration with CLUSE. Back in January I wrote a post about everything I’d learnt in 2016. writing it was incredibly therapeutic and I decided it was something I should do more…

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MY CODE OF CONDUCT

Sometimes I have to admit that it takes me a couple of seconds to process the enormity of it all and how far the Creator Space has come. But there is definitely a change in the…

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THE ULTIMATE LUXURY VACATION SHOPPING LIST

  This post is Sponsored by Net-A-Porter.       My vacation wardrobe is something I think about  as soon as the days begin getting longer. Where will I be shopping this season? What will…

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MY FEELINGS ON GETTING MARRIED

This post is in collaboration with La Perla.           “You completely redefined my idea of what love is and should be. That it needn’t be possessive, volatile or detrimental to your…

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MEMOIRS OF THE MALDIVES

  This post is sponsored by Monica Vinader.     I can feel the Summer heat on my skin as a type this and although it’s a far cry from the picture perfect beaches of…

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HOW TO PLAN YOUR VACAY WARDROBE

This post is sponsored by Kate Spade New York. Having spent yet another month out of the country in two very different areas of the globe, I had really put my packing tekkers to the…

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How I Stay True To My Spring Style

This post is sponsored by CLUSE Watches.       There’s often talk about how you “should” dress for certain occasions. Festivals, nights out, work meetings the list goes on. But for me, unless it’s…

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WHERE TO SPEND ON DESIGNER SHOES

I had just landed my first job out of University, I look back now and I thought it was my dream job. I was so naive. To congratulate myself I decided I was going to…

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR STYLE IN EASY STEPS

Spring is in the air. Evenings are lighter, the skies are bluer and morale, as a hole is noticeably higher.   “It’s time to start peeling back the chunky layers and Spring cleaning your style…

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HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT OFF-DUTY MODEL LOOK

This post is a sponsored Editorial with YSL.   Recounting my journey with make up is one of my favourites. To think of where I started, as a 20 something year old with no clue on…

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HOW TO ACHIEVE EFFORTLESS CHIC

This is an open letter to the girl I spotted at the petrol 3 years ago. I still remember how effortlessly beautiful you looked stepping out of your 4×4. Your hair was tied in the…

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RE-WEARING YOUR WARDROBE

    I invest in property, personally fashion is not something I would say I “invest” in. I buy because I love every item, I expect to wear it to within an inch of it’s…

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HOW TO STYLE SHEARLING/SHERPA THIS WINTER

Since the Acne “Velocity” jacket graced the runway, shearling, faux shearling and sherpa have become staple items in Winter wardrobes the world over.   Having searched high and low online, in vintage stores and the…

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HOW TO NAIL YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY AT THE AIRPORT

      I love to travel. Although I might be a bit shakey when I am up in the air, for me the fun is in the preparation, the process and the planning. From…

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Treating yourself this Christmas

          It’s the time to be enjoyed by all, it almost feels as if there are festivities of a different nature, culture or religion almost every day, it really is a wonderful…

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How To Dress Really Really Ridiculously Well This Winter

I cannot tell you how long I have wanted to use that quote as a title for one of my blog post for and no outfits have ever quite fitted the bill, that was until this…

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MY SIGNATURE STYLE

Over the last few months my jewellery collection has grown somewhat. It has grown to the point where I actually needed to purchase a jewellery box for the first time since i was 12 and…

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How To Dress for The Party Season When You Don’t Want To Wear a Dress.

        So we recently spoke about how I didn’t always take a coat out with me when I went “Out Out”. I mean honestly, what was I thinking? Ah yes, thats right, I was…

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Premium High Street Party Wear

They don’t call it the festive season for nothing and for many, it is well under way. Diaries are filling up, the mulled wine is bubbling and theres a lot of ladies out there on…

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Festive Outerwear for the Party Season

 It makes me cold just thinking about the way I used to dress at this time of year when I was younger. Bare legs didn’t phase me, a mini dress was always in style and…

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HOW TO STYLE JEWELLERY IN A CLASSIC, MODERN WAY

I’ve always been some what of a rebel. Throughout school, University and now into being a career girl. I’m not good with rules, following, abiding, you name it, I don’t tend to do it. So…

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FALLING OUT OF LOVE WITH BLOGGING

Its not you, its me! I’m struggling. Blogging is all I have ever known within this industry. It’s where it all began and yet I’m sure it doesn’t go unnoticed that content has become a…

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HOW NOT TO BE A BASIC BLOGGER

The online space is currently full, and forever filling up with incredibly inspiring, talented and innovative men and women. And in the female market, I like to think some of us have brought a whole…

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My Secrets To Creating The Perfect Blog Post

There’s a vintage Louis Vuitton note book which sits next to my bed each night, on top of my desk each day and precariously balances on the sofa arm rest every evening. It’s the place where my…

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5 Random Life Lessons I Learnt This Summer

          Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out life throws these little life lessons disguised as curve balls, to throw you off course a little, may be test your resilience…

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HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE FOR AUTUMN

Lets not beat around the bush, the transition seasons are pretty special, the colours and  those bright fresh mornings fill me with excitement every time I wake. But dressing for them is another ball game…

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Keeping your phone in order On-The-go

London Fashion Week is mental, even if you take it super chilled like I do, and with every platform clocking up new comments, likes and interactions, it’s easy to lose your grasp on it all.…

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MY LFW SURVIVAL GUIDE

        My feet are firmly back on British soil with only a brief one nighter in Paris standing between myself and this seasons London Fashion week. Last season was the first season where…

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH

              Here I stand…. or sit depending on which picture you are currently looking at. My hair is done, my make up; perfect, even my clothes are freshly pressed.…

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HOW TO STYLE THE ‘SHIRT DRESS’ IN 2016

            Ah! I hear you say, the ‘Shirt Dress’. You’re english teacher may have worn a few and you can be sure you’ve spotted a few on the underground during…

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FASHIONABLE DENIM THAT STILL FLATTERS YOUR FIGURE

I am not blessed with a shapely silhouette, I’m slight, petite and once even described as “frail”. I took it on the chin and added it to that ever growing list of “Character Building Insults” of…

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How To Style the Satin Bomber Jacket

I’d toyed with the idea for a while, a bomber jacket, was it all just a little too “Kylie Jenner” for me? It was until I saw Olivia Palermo rocking this exact style in her…

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How To Style The Classic Blazer

If you hadn’t guessed it, I am obsessed. This blazer has not left my back from the moment it arrived and there’s no signs of it going anywhere either which I actually find quite amusing…

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How to make a Summer Style Statement

As the sun rises earlier and sets later, we are blessed with so many more hours of light. Sunlight is truly magical and it is near impossible to feel low with its presence. With my mood…

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How To Style Summer Florals

This season I have fallen in love with florals, but not just any florals it’s that New Romantic kind of florals which appear as if they have faded somewhat, in the intensity of the Summer…

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How to Start a Blog Today

So you have all these ideas racing around your head, all this creativity over flowing from within you and a strong desire to let it all out. If that all sounds familiar to you then…

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Style Tips to help you nail your Summer Wardrobe

The seasons have always reflected in my style. In Winter I am dark, sophisticated and chic whereas when Summer rolls around my style transitions into feminine and playful pieces. But one thing is for sure,…

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Be More Confident In Outfit Pictures

Twirling, laughing, hair flicking and general tom foolery are all actions that are seen regularly in my outfit shots. It’s amazing what a little movement and personality can add to a static image especially when…

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How to Develop Your Own Style

There’s one piece of feedback that I’ve been receiving lately that always leaves me grinning proudly from ear to ear. It’s almost like a compliment for me because I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time and energy…

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How to Stand out in a “Blogsphere” that wants you to fit in

And before we all lose are marbles over the title, let me stress, by “standing out” I simply mean taking a step away from the norm, not shining bright like a diamond with bells and…

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My Guide to taking the Perfect Outfit Shots

So you want to start a fashion blog, or you may well already have one and are one step ahead. Back when I started lydiaelisemillen.com it was all going down on my iPhone4 with blurry…

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How To Step-up Your Blogging game

The majority of us Bloggers started off fairly similarly. Awkward poses in our bedrooms, outfits we wish would disappear of the face of the World Wide Web and let’s not get started on all those…

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5 ways to have a really great Monday

Monday’s are my absolute favourite day of the week, I know I know that’s the talk of crazy people, but I do genuinely love Mondays. I feel excited before falling asleep the night before and…

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4 Tips for buying high street pieces that look high end.

Had I spotted this top on another blogger, I’d have thought it was straight from the latest Tibi Collection and completely dismissed it and it’s high price point. However you will be happy to know…

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How To Be More Professional in Blogging

Every day more women face the daunting prospect of full-time blogging. The moment things get serious and you are now in the unique opportunity to turn the hobby you have loved for years, into a…

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How to nail the Trouser Suit Trend

Personal style evolves just like any other. What I wore four years ago, four months ago or even four weeks ago can sometimes make me question my own sanity. From Jeffrey Campbell ‘Lita’s’ to American…

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LFW DIARY | Day Five

My eyes are red, my feet swollen and sore and I’m tired so, so tired but my first “proper” London Fashion Week has been a whirlwind. From Planning my outfits weeks in advance and subsequently throwing…

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LFW DIARY | Day Four

I awoke on day 4 of London Fashion Week with optimism, I would be heading back stage at one of the most incredibly talented and intricate designers of Womenswear, Erdem. Today would obviously be a…

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LFW DIARY | Day Three

Today’s post comes a little later than intended, however I enjoyed a much needed relaxing evening in my hotel room with room service and the gorgeous Suzie. The outfit I wore for Day three of…

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LFW DIARY | Day Two

Tailored trousers are a new one for me and day two of LFW was my opportunity for them to make the debut. Possibly the most comfortable trousers I have ever owned they were a welcomed…

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LFW DIARY | Day One

Day one of the madness and I kicked it off in true Lydia style, running late and in a complete flap Ubering across London in hellish traffic and a pair of heels that I could…

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The Truth about being in an ‘Online’ relationship

The majority of us will spend a considerable amount of time on the internet every day, week, month. More than we would probably be willing to admit. And whilst I completely disagree with anyone who…

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How To Be More Organised Everyday

Life has no manual and sometimes you’ve just got to figure stuff out for yourself. Wherever I go, whatever I’m doing I like to absorb the never ending flow of knowledge, I don’t ever want…

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Tips for Styling Smart Tailored Jackets

Effortless sophistication is most definitely one of my favourite styles. When an outfit appears simply thrown on yet works as if hours had been spent meticulously piecing it together, for me is the goal for every outfit. And…

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How To keep fashionably warm this Winter

Slippers, pyjamas, dressing gowns, fleeces and all the other snuggly stuff, followers of my Snapchat will be all to familiar with my Winter office wardrobe already but if you don’t, that is generally what you…

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Tips for Styling Sportluxe

The season to be jolly is not far gone and yet we are now well on our way to the season of good health. It always makes me feel such admiration hearing about and witnessing…

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Merry Christmas

The most wonderful time of year. It really is! Every year gets more magical and I’ll never understand how people lose that. Christmas eve and today has been spent with those nearest and dearest showing…

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How to Dress Chalet Girl Chic this Winter

The Swiss Alps is a where I spent my Chrismas’ for 4 years and it had been just as long since I’d been back. The air still had that bite which refreshes and awakens you…

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Designer accessories for your Olympus PEN E-PL7

A few weekends ago Ali & I made our way up to the Birmingham NEC to hang out with the people from Olympus at the Clothes Show 2015. They were one of the sponsors of…

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The Art Of Trench – The All Black

When it comes to the Winter months I’m drawn to one colour consistently. Black just never goes out of fashion and with so many textures, silhouettes and styles there is an all black outfit out…

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The British Fashion Awards with La Redoute

Two Weeks ago, Ali & I were invited to the prestigious British Fashion Awards with La Redoute. Late Monday afternoon we were picked up by our car and driven the hour journey to London where…

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The Art Of Trench – The Nonchalant Scarf

There are those select few items that you will always need or desire to have in your wardrobe. A Chanel handbag? A smart pair of boots? Well fitting Denim? The Iconic Burberry Trench? All great…

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How to Nail “Off Duty Chic” easily.

Whether we will all admit it or not, there are some days when I personally really cannot be bothered. I want to simply curl up in my sweat pants and drink hot chocolate all day…

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WINTER STYLE STAPLE : SUEDE

There are few fabrics that transition from season to season as seamlessly as suede, channelling boho vibes during the warmer months and encapsulating 70’s chic as the temperature drops. A few weeks back I had…

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5 Items you need in your Winter Wardrobe

I am on a constant mission to maximise my wardrobes efficiency. I want to buy timeless pieces which come around season after season rather than trend driven pieces that I’ll be selling within a matter…

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Picking The Right Festive Footwear

It’s that time of year when online and high street stores walk a very fine line when it comes to glitz and glamour which for someone like me, is a line I do my best…

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How to choose the perfect designer wardrobe Staples

The heart and soul of my style has always been luxury accessories. Whilst at University I worked 3 jobs to still be able to afford the handbags I desired and always ensured each purchase was…

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Channelling Cara.

Cara Delevingne made the transition from magazine covers to TV screens back in 2012 and she took her iconic style a long with her. Cara channels masculine silhouettes with rock and roll accents and floaty…

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Autumn Style Staples : Knitwear

Not only did we gain an extra hour in bed this weekend, but I’d say I gained an entire rails worth of space by packing up my Summer Wardrobe ready for storage, I can feel…

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My Ever Natural Escape

I’m a country girl, and it’s not something I’m ashamed of. When I head to London for meetings I have no idea where I’m going, wheres cool to get coffee or even what zone I’m…

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The Illusion of Longer legs

Faux Leather pants & Chelsea boots, today I’m channeling my very best attempt at off-duty model chic, albeit a vertically challenged one. It’s no secret here that throughout my teens I longed to be a model…

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The Barefoot Traveller

I wish you had been here with me, if only to see my face as I spotted the court yard garden nestled at the foot of the Sao Vicente de Fora in central Lisbon. The…

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The Perfect Autumn Boots – #MyLittleBigVictory

You will have seen them in streetstyle snaps the world over last season and they weren’t going anywhere this season either. The Stuart Weitzman Highland suede boots are the must have boot for Autumn/Winter whether you…

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Falling in love with life

It’s so important to live well no matter what the season and as Autumn draws in, the days become shorter and the air gets colder so as part of H&M’s new #HMFallInLove campaign I plan…

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My London Fashion Week Experience

So that is it for this season, London Fashion Week is over and I am exhausted! But I am undoubtedly full to bursting with inspiration for the coming seasons trends thanks to the amazing street…

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Mad About The Boy – Buying a Chanel Handbag

Some girls dream of wardrobes bursting with designer brands and some girls just hope to be able to treat themselves every once and a while. Whoever you are I am sure that owning a Chanel…

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Dressing for Fall

This time of year is simply stunning. The early morning sun still shines through your window and yet evenings are spent snuggled under fluffy blankets. It’s when outfits become so much more than a dress…

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The Last of the Summer Sun

Looking at these pictures should make me feel nostalgic for the incredible memories of the Summer passed, but that’s the thing with living positively; there’s a way of spinning even the most depressing thoughts into a positive…

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My Little Big Designer Victory

We all love a little luxury whether it’s an expensive face cream or the perfect new pair of shoes for a special event coming up. I’ve always had a love of high end designer clothing,…

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Learning and growing at London Fashion Week

So this is it. I’m up and dressed ready for the day ahead and that day is day one of London Fashion Week. I’m apprehensive to say the least but more so I’m excited to…

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London Fashion Week Essentials

As fashion is a large part and also the original genre of lydiaelisemillen.com people often find it funny when I say I have never really been to fashion week. It’s all rather intimidating; I’m not…

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Little girl, big dreams

To say this was one of those “Pinch me! Like is this legit happening right now?’ moments, is a slight understatement.  Let me take you back 15 years to 12 year old me, a tiny…

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Passionate about the PEN – Get 25% off The Olympus PEN E-PL7

Photography has become such a huge part of my world. I feel like these days I no longer see things as normal, it’s as if now I seeing everything through the lens of a camera. Constantly…

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Why I’m thankful for the “hate forums” about me.

Well if that isn’t a controversial blog post title I don’t know what is. I believe it was over a year ago now that I first stumbled across a number of threads about me on…

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Spending Pays

With the latest Twitter scandal of the blogging community still simmering under the surface, I feel this post has been doing the same. Blogging has changed so much in a very short space of time…

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The Fearful Traveller

What is the end of a manic week for most, is really just the beginning for me. After spending half of the week either standing or hanging above the roof tops of London, as you…

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Style Confessional

One of the things I find most enjoyable about personal style has always been hidden gems, when I was flat broke at University I would rummage for hours through the clearance rail in Tkmaxx or…

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Happy

Something many of you have picked up on recently is the positive outlook I have been sharing more and more here on my blog and the question that I frequently hear is “How?”. Obviously I…

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I’m in love with the Coco.

Someone recently asked me what my GCSE grades were and for the first time in my life I wasn’t embarrassed to tell them that I didn’t even turn up to pick them up, so in…

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Simply Smile

The ability to smile is one of the most powerful possessions we own and I for one am guilty of not using it enough. In a matter of seconds one simple smile is able to…

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The Little Mermaid

I often talk of wanting to be a mermaid but the reality is I’ve thought about this long and hard since I was about 5 years old. From the first time I watched the The…

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Rays Of Sunshine

Waking up with the sun shining through my window, really is the most perfect way to start the day. Even if I do have my boyfriend and cat snoring very loudly next to me. I…

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#NextBloggerIsland – Osea Island

What seems like far too long ago for my liking, myself and a much larger than normal group of bloggers embarked on a trip. But we didn’t head to the airport like usual. Instead we…

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