Where there's a Wills, there's a way

Striped breton top: £30, Aubin and Wills. Suede skirt: £8, Oxfam. Black pumps: 50p, Russell and Bromley via ebay. Shoulder bag: £15, Oxfam. Necklaces: (from top) vintage, elsie belle, gift.

Don't let that carefree smile fool you, the last photo is c/o my camera's irritating ability to take photos just as someone asks whether it's okay for them to walk past. Cue dying inwardly, the perpetual story of my life.

I bought this top with my birthday money last December from the then recently opened Aubin and Wills along Church Alley. Hidden just off the high street, I'm always popping in to see what I can only dream of owning (oh, why must I spend my student loan on boring things like rent?). Perhaps I go in there a little bit too much as Carrie, the store manager, passed my details on to Lucy in their head office, and was invited to an event they hosted in-store last Friday. Two of my friends and I headed down to listen to the beautiful harmonies of Blue Rose Code and sample the swift brown fox topped cupcakes made by Cake Shop Liverpool (the one with the rad Beatles cakes in Central Station). I had a look at the new collection whilst the band were doing band things pre-performance, and amongst the classic cuts that Aubin and Wills are known for, there were beautiful floral prints, and a navy (favourite colour!) dandelion print playsuit, that would be perfect for telling the time in - don't deny it, everyone believed that the amount of puffs it took to clear a dandelion head equated to the nearest o' clock when they were young! However, the evening soon drew to a close, and we got rather soggy walking home - typical Liverpool. It's not very often that stores host events like this, and it was nice to just spend an evening pretending I don't have coursework due next week (gulp), and indulge in my love of stripes. Obviously. I'm determined to go to the Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch when I'm home this Summer; I feel like I only ever do the same things when I visit London, so do you have any recommendations?

Plus!! The blogger meet up took place on Saturday, and it was lovely to meet such wonderful people at long last. In the vague name of chronology I decided to post this first, what a whacky idea.


Rebecca Cohen | Rebecca Cohen

51 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit :) that fox cupcake is adorable! x

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  2. you are as adorable as your outfit! so cute! Ü x

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  3. I love your hair like this! Dandelions are the only time piece a person needs if you ask me.

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  4. Stripes are so classic! And you look like a classic beauty in this outfit. I adore the little pocketwatch necklace you've got, too!~ <3

    Those cupcakes sound interesting and delicious, ooh!~

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  5. What a lovely combination! I would definitely try it if only I had the skirt. :/ But you look so so pretty especially in the last pict!! Love the details in the shoulder, the button is cute xx

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  6. would love to have a cake like that for my tea break ion work later mmm
    Love the button detail on the shoulder of your top x

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  7. If I'm quite honest, I think I am in love with the last photo. look how perfect and happy AND SO KIND person you look! And are I bet!
    Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous like this.. it realllly does.x

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  8. Love this whole outfit, the breton top is such a beautiful classic piece, I especially like the button detail on the shoulders. I need one of those fox cupcakes, though I don't know if I could eat that cute little face! Hah!

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  9. Haha, spotted the pun right away! I really really love Aubin & Wills although I haven't seen any of it in person, ever. So when I'm in London in September I have it on my absolute to do list. That cinema as well, what a brilliant idea. I hope my friend will want to tag along! So you're originally from the area of London? Jealous! xx

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  10. I love Aubin & Wills, I have one of their hoodies :) Pretty jealous you got to go the event - shame my nearest is in London! The cupcake is cuteeee!
    x

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  11. Your hair looks so pretty. Haha, I hate it when people walk past when I'm taking outfit pictures as well - it's so, so awkward x

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  12. the fox cupcake is so cute and i love your outfit, i cant wait for the blogger meet post :3

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  13. This is such a lovely post! I went to the Aubin Cinema and it is so so good! There's a place just around the corner called Pizza East which does the best pizzas too! xxx

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  14. i was invited to the manchester event, shame i couldn't make it though. i quite like it in there, though can't afford it. sweet cakes

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  15. I love this outfit! The Aubin & Wills in Covent Garden is fab too :)
    x

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  16. Love the outfit.
    The last picture of you is so cute and happy. I feel happy and smile when I look at it.
    The cupcake is so cute....I would cut the top off and keep the fox and enjoy the rest.hehe
    Love, xoxo

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  17. Yes, I hate feeling awkward when people are watching or walking past during photos! You look beautiful xxx

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  18. I love the top, I can't resist a good stripy shirt. Haha aw @ how the last outfit photo came about. The event sounded fun, that cupcake is so cute!

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  19. You looking so beautiful here and stripes look so good on you!

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  20. Sounds like a good event. I like how they invited you because you go so much! Amazing.
    xx

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  21. I absolutely adore your style and your stripe shirt is amazinggg!
    Love your blog as well <3<3
    would you like to follow each other?:)
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  22. Lovely outfit, love that skirt! x

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  23. You look so cute, I love the striped top with the black skirt, so classic!

    xo Gillie

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  24. I must say that I love your blog. You're adorable! I love that last outfit photo where you were asked if someone could step in front. Anyway, I'm happy I'm a follower. Thanks for the great posts! http://nauticalowl.blogspot.com/

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  25. SUPER LOVE YOUR BLOG <33
    i'm following you now :D
    mind to follow back? :)

    xx,
    http://www.feliciayohana.blogspot.com/

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  26. i love your outfit :)
    Monia

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  27. I love the velvet A-line skirt with the stripes. Also, your hair looks amazeballs!

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  28. I adore Aubin & Wills, their window is always lovely!
    So sorry I couldn't come to the blogger meet-up, hope to meet you all soon!X

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  29. Aubin and Wills! So lucky! Student loans are always a lifesaver aren't they? Dreading when I come to the end of my sorry little education. Lovely little classic outfit though. That suede skirt was a steal! And deeply sorry about not being able to attend the blogger meet up. I hate having a weekend job! Please organise another soon! :)

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. amazing look :)

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  31. I really love this outfit. It has this 60s look/sailor look. I love it.

    Ughh, I hate when you're taking photos and someone wants to walk past. Or when people stop and stare. It's so annoying.

    Ps. That cupcake looks delicious and i so wish I could do a blogger's meet-up some day.

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  32. I have to write an essay on the focalization in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and it's the worst, I'm the worst at these sort of things! Don't know why I felt the need to moan about this to you haha, but as an English student yourself, I know you definitely feel my pain...sorry for the rambling and I'm curious about you blogger's meet-up. Never been to one myself but I bet it's a lot of fun! I'd probably be the awkward one out of the bunch haha - xxx

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  33. Really cute outfit! Such nice photos too :) x

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  34. love ther outfit and you make it look even more beautiful with your cute face :D also love the photos ♥

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  35. I love how the store has live music for the even:) Love your outfit, btw:) Very French!

    Emmy
    http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com

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  36. It's embarrassing that I don't have a simple striped top like this! NEED one! You look so lovely. Also that cupcake is adorable aha xxx

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  37. Gorgeous outfit, you look lovely
    That sounds like so much fun!

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  38. i really love your outfit! perfect blouse and soo nice skirt :)

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  39. that top is gorgeous :-)
    great outfit!
    <3
    Caroline

    www.girlygirlvsworld.com

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  40. Thank you! ; )
    Great outfit! You have beautiful hair!
    Super photos! Sweet cupcake with a fox!
    I follow you!

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  41. Wonderful outfit and beautiful photographs! I just adore your blog...
    Thank you very much for your comment!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  42. Love the outfit, I really love black and white striped tops, they go with everything! The necklace is adorable too :) xx

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  43. This outfit is so perfect! What a fab find that skirt was. Haha I remember that dandelion thing from when I was little! xxx

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  44. it had to be lovely afternoon;) I love your outfit and the cute cupcake♥ yummy =);)

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  45. I love this top so freaking much. Golly.

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  46. awwww i want the fox cupcake <3

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