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Sunday, 8 January 2012

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(Dress: C/O Ever Ours, Jacket: Whistles, Shoes: Gift)

After having them sitting on my lovely sidebar throughout December, and again this month, the gorgeous Kimberly, very kindly gifted me this gorgeous dress from her equally beautiful shop, Ever Ours. Also having recently seen it on Michelle's blog, I absolutely fell in love with this dress. With bows, lace and heart print is is quite obviously the most typically girly dress I own, but with the help of my trusty new biker jacket (and some cutesty kitty shoes), I think the ratio of girliness has been balanced out. I wore this to work yesterday, and didn't realise it's probably more of a tunic than a dress, so layered it with a black body con number to try and retain some of my modesty!

Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely week so far. So far my placement is going really well, thanks to everyone that has asked! I'm loving the whole magazine experience, and it's making me even more determined in actually getting somewhere with everything. However, working so very close to Oxford Street is proving slightly problematic. Having Topshop a stones throw away from my path whilst exiting the tube every morning is not great, and this morning resulted in a twenty-past nine shopping trip... never again! For the rest of this month I vow not to purchase another thing and just appreciate what I have!

x

48 comments:

  1. Such a cute outfit I love it! xo

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  2. I almost bought this dress but went for the lace one instead! Love all of Kim's stuff though! And this looks fab on you (of course) xx

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  3. Haha, i was at Oxford st Topshop at 10 this morn, It's always nice and quiet then.

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  4. You look adorable here, love the combination of the edgy jacket and feminine frills.
    I totally agree that working so near to shops is bad for the wallet; my clothing budget is so much better now that I'm no longer working in a shopping centre and nipping into Topshop every lunch break!

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  5. this outfit is soo lovelyy. i'm avoiding shops at all costs aha x

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  6. Love the dress and the jacket works well against the girly dress xoxo iheartfashionforever.blogspot.com

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  7. This dress looks amazing - especially the little bows (and I just thought I got over all that girlie stuff...;)) & I love the quilted detailing on the leather jacket - really cool outfit!
    ...wish the tips of my hair would bleach as good as yours...mine are somewhat bleach-resistant!
    K*// frock&roll

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  8. Love the leather jacket with the pretty dress - so cute! :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the outfit! I can't begin to tell you about how lucky you are for getting a placement at Company magazine! I'm so jealous hehe :)

    I'VE BEEN LONGLISTED FOR A MARIE CLAIRE FASHION BLOG AWARD! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME (THATISMYSTYLE-STYLEGURU.BLOGSPOT.COM) http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashionlonglist :)

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  10. OOOOOH You got this one, It's beautiful! I couldn't decide between this or the lace pleated one.. but went for the lace one and good call, I wouldn't have been able to pull it off after you wearing it! Looks gorgeous on.x

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  11. Lovely outfit! I love it, so chic.

    Keeley
    walking-fashion.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for the mention, Liv! I think you've confirmed that I need this dress in my life, I'd pair it with black and a 'tougher' jacket too (: So glad that Company is going well too, it's tough passing all the shops when interning in Central! xx

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  13. OMG! If I had a Topshop a stones throw away I would be there permanently!!!
    Love your dress with & without the jacket xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  14. lovely outfit. :)
    haha is always a problem working near shops.. without knowing your feet will take you there and then to the till and out again..lol
    good luck with the placement. :)
    Caroline.x

    www.starsandthebutterflies.blogspot.com

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  15. Thats a very lovely dress, will definately check the website out.

    http://www.plaidandlace.blogspot.com/

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  16. This dress looks so stunning on you. I had a look on their website and there are so many gorgeous things!
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  17. i love the dress - it looks perfect on you :)

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  18. uh oh! working close to shops can be a nightmare. Love the lace and leather combo x

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  19. Such an amazing combo! Your biker jacket is to die for as well!, Sam x http://chasingthejungle.blogspot.com/

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  20. The jacket looks so good with the dress. + ah I'm glad your placement is going well, such a good experience!

    Nic x

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  21. This is such a killer outfit! The dress and that biker jacket are so great together - gorgeous!
    Only just found your blog, newly following!xx

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  22. This is beautiful dress! You are just stunning :) xxx

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  23. What a lovely dress! And the jacket, very cool indeed. Oh dear, working near a Topshop is never good, my boyfriend used to live behind the Brighton, was very hard to resist! xx

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  24. I need that dress!! It's so pretty :)

    thevintageheart-molly.blogspot.com/

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  25. Beautiful xxx

    www.everours-blo.blogspot.com

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  26. gah!! olivia! I LOOOVVVVEEE this dress! lace and hearts and bows. whats not to love!? :) xo

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  27. Love the outfit, Girly but edgy. Glad the placement is going well x

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  28. I love this dress, it looks so lovely on you. Also that jacket is amazing!! So glad your placement is going well too :) xx

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  29. I love this dress, it's so pretty, I especially love the lace around the hem at the bottom. It just looks so perfect with the jacket!
    So jealous of you seeing Topshop everyday, but also sort of lucky, i'm so rubbish with my money! I'm glad you're having a good time with Company, it's such an amazing opportunity!!
    Charlie, xoxo.

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  30. Oh I did work experience near to Canarby Street and it was lethel! I think I spend a whole months wages in a week, tragic! So glad it's going well for you lovely!
    Looking lovely as always, such a pretty dress!
    Sophie
    x

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  31. Your abs gorgeous! I love your blog, your style, everything. Very talented!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  32. Absolutely love this dress! Perfectly balanced out with the jacket and your lovely shoes. Your placement sounds very exciting, after deadlines I'll be finding myself something too!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  33. you are truly beautiful! Lovely dress, and I cannot get over how cute those shoes are! xx

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  34. Liking the girly grunge, I used this as style inspo yesterday, and went down a treat. Brilliant blog!

    http://thealinachronicles.blogspot.com/

    @Alinaaaaa_T

    x

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  35. It is my first time stopping by your blog and I'm loving your style. Also very envious of your super glam hair! x

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  36. That dress is gorgeous and i love how you've added the leather jacket to grunge it up a bit!

    Georgie <3

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  37. You look adorable here! I really like your plantium tips

    xo katrina
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  38. I adore that dress! Your blog is a wonderful read - it's sophisticated, girly and quirky - and you are a wonderful blogger. Keep up the good work, Oliva!

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