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Sunday, 22 January 2012

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(Dress: C/O 18 and East, Jumper: Whistles, Shoes: New Look)

Firstly, please excuse the odd lighting in the above photos! It seemed no matter how much I tried to even out the balance of either images it would not work- so apologies first for my lack of technical editing skills! Anyway! I hope you've all had a lovely and relaxing weekend! I'm coming toward the final 10 or so days of my 30-day-working-week (!) so I am certainly looking forward to having a super lazy carb filled (everyday for me really) pyjama wearing day sometime in the relatively near future.

On less slob like and pj related terms, I was recently send this gorgeous dress by the super-cool 18 and East, and it's safe to say I was very quickly head over heels for it. It has the most gorgeous shift shape, but with it's high round neck and cut out back makes it a little more feminine- not to mention the awesome (and not too 'pretty') floral print! I can't wait to wear it with a denim jacket and brogues and ankle socks, but until them some trusty 90 deniers and my go-to Whistles jumper will have to suffice!

Also, I did mention in my last blog post- very briefly- at the end about my new layout! Obviously it's something you have probably noticed by now, but I just wanted to say a h u g e thank you to the gorgeous Lauren and Emma for making my blog a little neater and sprucier! I'm a bit (VERY) rubbish at anything HTML related (as Lauren will probably tell you) so I'm so grateful for these girls making something lovely! You should definitely check out both Lauren's gorgeous blog and Emma's here (she is SO talented), you won't be disappointed, plus they are both so so lovely.

FINALLY (sorry this has been a bit of a long one) if you fancy advertising on my blog for February get in touch now, I have a few spaces left and it'd be lovely to get to know some lovely new blogs, so email me if you'd like further details! I hope you all have a lovely week, I have some more posts lined up for the next few days so stay tuned for some more spring looks, outfits and maybe a cheeky recipe!

x

62 comments:

  1. Recently come across your blog and love it! I can't get over how amazing your hair is aha, I'm so jealous! whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xx

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  2. Gorgeous Olivia as always! So elegant and stylish! x

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  3. Love the print of this dress! You look stunning as always x

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  4. Such a gorgeous outfit! The dress is amazing, and your hair looks so pretty! xx

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  5. love the new layout, I have no idea when ir comes to html either x

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  6. I love that dress! The pattern is so pretty! The back detail too!
    Your hair is as amazing as always! :)
    Charlie, xoxo.

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  7. Gorgeous dress!
    I'm getting serious hair envy Olivia.

    xo

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  8. Hello lovely, this post is GORGEOUS. The dress is beautiful and really suits you. Love it with the jumper too. Fail safe. Re your advertising bit, shall we just carry our badges over into Feb too? I am happy to if you are? xxx

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  9. pleaaaase do a post about how you do your hair, what products etc. it is amazing!

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  10. Cute outfit! I want your hair!! lol

    www.pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com
    xx

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  11. The dress is absolutely darling and retro chic. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  12. The back of the dress is absolutely gorgeous! x

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  13. Your hair is stunning!
    I think I'm a little bit in love with the back of this dress..

    xo

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  14. The dress is gorgeous, it looks lovely on you and I love the sound of pairing it with a denim jacket! I know what you mean about the print not being too pretty, sometimes floral can be a bit too overpowering.
    Your layout looks great, I've always loved Lauren's blog.. I especially love the rounded edges. I really need to sort mine out too, but I'm a bit rubbish with HTML as well! xx

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  15. Oh gosh, what a beautiful dress. Such an interesting take on florals - and it looks fabulous on you!

    Emily Wears Things

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  16. Oh gosh, that dress is so pretty! I adore the cut out detailing on the back, not too edgy and not too prim either (: Hope you're doing ok and coping with your ridic work schedule! xx

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  17. That dress is gorgeous! I love the outfit x

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  18. Oh wow that dress is incredible, the print is so lovely and the back is just amazing! You look really gorgeous. :)

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  19. That print on the dress is incredible! Love the detail cutouts on the back too. What a gorgeous outfit. You look beautiful :)

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  20. You look lovely! Also love the new graphics/layout of your blog!

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  21. The dress is really really beautiful and you look amazing in it

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  22. Gorgeous dress & I love the new layout xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  23. Love 18 and east!The jumper popped over the dress is super cute!

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.com/

    x

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  24. The back of this dress is so stunning x

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  25. This dress is SO ridiculously gorgeous! Love it! And the back is amazing xxx

    RosieGlow

    xxx

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  26. That dress is gorgeous! Can't believe i've never heard of 18 and East before?! Definitely will be checking them out :) x

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  27. You're so gorgeous :) your hair looks amazing and you've got such a great sense of style! Jealous xx

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  28. ahh lovely, you look gorgeous!
    the new layout's cool, just the links are a tad too bright I think

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  29. i love the cut out back :) x

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  30. What a gorgeous dress, I love the detailing at the back! And it looks great with a jumper over it, that's pretty much my standard winter uniform... xx

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  31. Omg! This look is amazing. Love it :) xxx

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  32. That is such a pretty dress xx

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  33. I love the jumper layered over the dress.
    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.com

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  34. The print on this dress is lovely. I like the style of the back too.x
    new blog
    www.beautifulthings-danielle.blogspot.com/

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  35. cute dress :)

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.com/
    http://coline-rialan.blogspot.com/

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  36. love this dress - and it's sold out in my size - no chance I will be squeezing into the 6 (only size left!)

    xx

    iheartfashionforever.blogspot.com

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  37. This dress is stunning! x

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  38. Love the dress! Though I always struggle with the bra situation with cut outs like that...
    xxx

    http://smallpartofthebigcity.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love the jumper over dress look, and the 60s pattern of the dress is so nice. I also love the back of it. Your new layout looks really nice, the lilac makes it seem really spaced and lovely x

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  40. That dress is beyond gorgeous, the back is to die for! The whole outfit looks great together! Don't worry about your 'lack of photo editing skill', I quite like the lighting ;-) xx

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  41. love your new layout, it's really smart and really suits your blog :)
    this is such a beautiful dress and I love how you've shown how it can be versatile for the summer and the winter :)
    the back is so intricate and gorgeous!
    <3 Holz oxo

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  42. Love the cut out back in this, really gives it an edge. I know how you feel about the forever-long working week, my whole uni term feels the same! x

    nakedfaun.blogspot.com

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  43. Lovely dress. Going to have to check this brand out for sure.

    Shona
    www.shona-says.blogspot.com

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  44. I love this dress! Such a gorgeous print and I adore the cut out back detail, perfectly styled with the jumper for the cold weather as well!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  45. This is such a beautiful dress, the detail is stunning! also your hair is never anything less than perfect.

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  46. it's an absolutely gorgeous dress!
    i'm just waiting for dress season to come around :(

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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  47. beautiful outfit hun. wintery with the black tights.

    www.catandthechoir.blogspot.com

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  48. I love the layout Olivia! Very pretty just like you :) What a beautiful dress too, love the cut out back!
    Sophie
    x

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  49. ah tres chic, so sweet, love how vintage inspired the dress is xx fc

    http://facelesschic.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love the colours of the dress - it'd match my bedroom :D hehe

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  51. Such a pretty dress, love the details on the bag x

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  52. Your hair is sooo amazing! and that dress is gorgeous!

    Jazz xo

    http://jazzreallyloves.blogspot.com/

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  53. love the dress!!

    www.diamond-solitaires.blogspot.com

    xx

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  54. That dress is so lovely and I am incredibly envious of your hair, it's exactly how I want mine!

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  55. What a great dress! You styled it perfectly with the sweater. I also love your hair and am constantly amazed by how gorgeous the colors look.

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  56. I love that dress! So gorgeous at the back!

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  57. your photos are stunning, always looking at your blog!

    http://vanillabedhead.blogspot.com/ xx

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  58. This dress is adorable! I like how these photos look, the dress suits the lighting.

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  59. Gorgeous dress! Never heard of 18 and east, defo going to check out their website.

    Georgie <3

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