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Thursday, 6 October 2011

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(Blouse: New Look, Belt: Vintage, Trousers: Topshop, Bag: Mulberry, Leopard Pumps: C/O Stylist Pick)

So, last week I had a moment of absolute compulsion. After seeing these trousers had sold out on the Topshop website, after pondering on whether to buy them I suddenly needed them- no other trouser would suffice. Anyway, after phoning up several branches across the U.K (the perk of studying up North and having family down south) and having no luck, I decided it probably wasn't to be. However, after discovering a Topshop in a spur of the moment trip to town in Nottingham, I came across two pairs, and nabbed them in seconds, and I'm really pleased I did. Despite feeling slightly concious and overly-theatrical when wearing them, part of me knows they are awesome, and I cannot wait to style them more. Here's some of the pictures inspiring me to parade them around town!

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How would you wear these uber cool slacks?

x

P.S As many of you know, and may have woken up to this morning, the sad sad news of Steve Job's passing. Such an incredibly talented and inspiring man. Here are a couple of quotes of his I've felt particularly inspired by:

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” – Fortune

&

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

What an amazing guy. R.I.P Steve.

41 comments:

  1. Sounds like you were incredibly lucky! I think I'd wear them with an oversized grey jumper (complete with a collar peeking out) and ankle boots x

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  2. Ahh Olivia! They look so gorgeous on you :P I want a pair but I'm not sure if I'd be able to pull them off :/ x

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  3. LOVE those trousers now I kinda want them ahaha!
    Great inspiration, can't wait to see what else you wear with them :)
    xx

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  4. I LOVE how you manage to pull these off so well! They look so natural on you! Glad you finally managed to track them down! Also I'm a fan of the blouse!

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  5. I NEED these in my life, it's just the small matter of tracking down a pair...

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  6. I love those trousers, they're amazing!
    I've been on the hunt for them too, no success yet! :(

    charlestown, xo.

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  7. I've got a pair of these badboys.. I have a love hate relationship with them though!

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  8. That is truly an amazing pair of trousers, lucky you :)

    It is really a pity that such a charismatic man won't bestow his intelligence anymore but I guess that, at least, we're left with those inspiring words.

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  10. I've got these trousers too, they are amazing! I did a lookbook look with them literally as soon as I bought them I was so excited hahaha :D

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  11. I saw Laura from Wearing It Today (the fash lady from Red Mag) wearing these to Paris Fashion Week and thought they were awesome. I'm definitely not cool enough to pull them off but they look excellent on you :) x

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  12. its amazing how you can style outfits and look amazing. something i lack. gorgeous.

    ripstevejobs. xxx

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  13. those trousers are so quirky! lovely =] x

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  14. These trousers are freaking amazing... think I need some!! You look gorgeous!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  15. Those trousers ARE awesome! Nice one managing to get a pair. You look amazing. I really love your hair too, so pretty x

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  16. Absolutely love what you're wearing here, and your hair is so pretty. x

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  17. Such inspirational quotes :)
    x

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  18. Aw you wear those trousers so well! Seriously envious of your style sweet, the polka dots are perfect with little leopard flats and your blouse (:

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  19. why do you need 2 pairs? u look chic as usual- loving the blouse! btw...have u seen my blog post on Origin? it's an amazing craft fair but if it's not your thing, don't worry. i apologise if i annoy you with my posts...

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  20. I love your top, your outfits are always great :)

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  21. Love the polka dots!

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  22. love this look, the blouse just off sets the polka dots perfectly! xxx

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  23. These are incred.
    I'd definitely pair them with burgundy hues or a cream cosy knit and some cool brogues.
    Can't wait to see some future outfits with these babies!

    Jade x

    jadedanielle-fashionbeforefood.blogspot.com

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  24. I love those trouser they are awesome!!! x x x x

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  25. You were right to stalk down the trousers - they are AMAZING!

    Penny x

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  26. love the way you've styled these trousers, clashing the print with the pumps xx

    pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com

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  27. love the outfit! love the pants. you look adorable!

    http://ieatyogurtforbreakfast.blogspot.com/

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  28. I found your blog vie another blog, and I LOVE IT!! You have amazing style. NEW FOLLOWER, xoxo

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  29. I love this outfit, those trousers are amazing. You look stunning too :) x

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  30. Those trousers are immense, you look great :)
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  31. Those polka dots look so great as trousers! Definitely a fantastic buy. I actually don't think I could style them better than you, that shirt is smart but a little quirky and the black ribbon ties in nicely with the spots ^_^

    FLorrie x

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  32. You look great!! Love the trousers and the shirt!!
    xx

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  33. those trousers look amazing on you, olivia! you look lovely. ohh, i have a credit for stylist pick but i don't know what to buy! xxx

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  34. Love the look. and let me tell you, your hair looks great. xx

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  35. I was just looking on the Cosmo Blog Awards (we're in the same category) and found your blog. Even though we're up for the same award, I wanted to say how positively adorable you and your blog are! You seem like a woman after my own heart (and LOVE these pants on you!!)

    Briony xx

    http://agirlastyle.com

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  36. These trousers are amazing, the second time I've seen them today and I want soo much! I expect they'll be about €80 over here tho which I cannot at all justify, boo!

    Looking gorgeous as always! xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool
    Tweet me! @othersideofcool

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  37. Love this outfit!!Love the polka with leopard, great blog!

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  38. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog,
    I follow you :D!!
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too ;)
    http://modacapitalblog.com

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  39. Oh, I love it :)

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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