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Sunday, 22 July 2012

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(Dress: C/O Olive Clothing, Bag: Mulberry, Shoes: C/O Swedish Hasbeens)

After being so 'on the ball' the last week or so, my blogging this weeks seems to have taken a slight back seat. With finishing another work experience placement (which, for those asking was amazing thanks) to last minute stresses about mine and Joe's trip to Paris tomorrow, everything became a little much and I didn't have enough hours in the day to force my awkward poses unto your dashboards.

However! I'm back, for now. I train off to France tomorrow, so blogging, tweeting and replying to emails will be a little sparse, but I will try to assure you there will be a huge compensation upon my return! Maybe even a give away... we shall see! Anyway, this is what I wore yesterday. I was lucky enough to come home on Friday evening to discover a beautiful box from my favourite Olive clothing, with this dress being one of the surprises inside, and I can easily say it's quickly become one of my faves. With it's boxy, yet girlie shape and subtle, neutral colour and print it's possibly one of the easiest things I have to style and wear; and looks amazing with cute plimsolls too (plus is foolproof for British weather- score!)

Additionally, you may or may not have seen on my Instagram that after much umming and ahhing I have upgraded my camera! Still keeping my dear Nikon D40 close by, I decided to invest in a Canon 550d- and hopefully it will provide some gorgeous images for this blog, and even some videos- hurrah!

Last but not least (this post has been quite a mouthful hasn't it?) I'm also starting to take ads for August, so email or tweet me if you'd be interested! (whatoliviadid@hotmail.co.uk & @livpurvis). I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful sunshine and have a lovely Sunday!

x

P.S I'd like to say a HUGE HUGE thank you to those of you who nominated me for a Cosmo Blog Award, I have amazingly made it through to voting and been short listed!! I honestly can't believe it (it was surreal enough the first time round), and am so lucky to have such dedicated and lovely readers, it really means the world to me. If you'd like to vote for my blog you can click HERE too!

51 comments:

  1. gorgeous dress. love the print.

    xx

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  2. This dress is lovely! Have a great time in Paris!
    :)
    x

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  3. Oooh I saqw this in your Instagram feed and wondered what it looked like on, it's lovely! I'm seriously tempted now...

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  4. Have a fantastic time in Paris, but then - it is hard NOT to have a fantastic time there. Such a beautiful city :-)

    Adore the shoes!

    Jem xXx

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  5. Massive fan of this dress - just had a little browse of their website, wishlist just grew! Cx

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  6. You look gorgeous, absolutely in love with your shoes, too pretty! Have a lovely time in Paris, so jealous! x
    Dreams and Dresses

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  7. Gorgeous as always!
    http://its-just-a-bit-fruity.blogspot.co.uk/
    Emma x

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  8. Love the dress and have a fab time in Paris,
    Love chloe x x x
    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  9. Have a lovely time in Paris! I really hope you start up a Youtube channel with your new camera? :P xx

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  10. I love this song, definitely going to be humming it to myself in a hillybilly voice all day now hahaha! x

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  11. This dress is lovely, I'm going to have to check out Olive clothing! Have a lovely time in Paris! xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

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  12. Lovely dress! Enjoy your trip! :) x

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  13. Enjoy your trip in Paris , maybe I will see you in the streets cause I live there ;)

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  14. What a lovely dress, looks fab on you! And love the styling with the Swedish Hasbeens! Enjoy Paris!

    www.littlekjf.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the sweet little pockets, fab dress, have a lovely time away, so jealous!!!xxx

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  16. You can look a really effortless with that dress and still look good! Have a ball in France xo

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  17. this is so pretty on you, it's so weird this and the other dress they sent you were the two i had my eye on. however, the native american-ish one was too small and they haven't got any other sizes in :( i might just have to start living my fashion life through you haha. have an incredible time in paris! we all seem to be off at sometime!

    lots of love,

    lily from red brick lipstick

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  18. You look lovely! I have a Nikon D40 also, but am planning to buy myself a Canon for my birthday ^_^ xx

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  19. Love this outfit, it' so simple but still wonderful :)x

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  20. you look beautiful as ever!! have a wonderful time in Paris, I might be going away in September with my boyfriend to Paris...so I look forward to what you get up to and it might give me ideas on where to visit/eat etc!!

    Aimée xx
    http://wehaveobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. love this dress olivia!! think i need in my wardrobe now :) hope u have a great time in france!! xx

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  22. I love this look and of course, I have voted for you in the cosmo blog awards! <3

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  23. Very very cute dress!!
    http://nowrongorright.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  24. take your time. Btw, i love your dress.keke
    3lin

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  25. Love this outfit so much! The bag and shoes look amazing to together x Sushi

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  26. This outfit is so lovely!
    Have an amazing trip to Paris! :)
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. this dress is adorable :) you look beauiful as usual :) have fun in france ! can't wait for your new post after france :)

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/CoeursDeFoxes

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  28. This dress is perfect on you, I would probably look like I was wearing a bin-bag!

    Have an amazing time in Paris, I'm not jealous at all!!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  29. That dress is so bloody amazing, I need it! <3

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  30. Oh, a Mulberry makes everything perfect :)

    xo,
    Lela
    Enter to WIN a three-part DETOX PACKAGE!

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  31. You have a beautiful outfit going on there! Love the dress!

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Ohhh good luck. I'll vote for you :) x

    The Lovelorn

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  33. Love the dress, really looking forward to some Gallic chic too:)

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  34. I want that dress so much, goes really well with the bag!!
    http://brightershade2107.blogspot.com
    Amy x

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  35. Adorable outift, so envious of your Mullberry!

    Check out my recent outfit post? http://laurenjadem.blogpsot.co.uk xxx

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  36. I love the matching shoes and bag with this dress! So simple and chic!

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  37. Such a gorgeous dress - love the colour and the pattern!
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  38. NEED that dress!!! xxx
    http://athousandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. Such a gorgeous outfit!

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  40. The dress is so cute and looks lovely with the shoes :) Have a great time in Paris and congrats on being up for a Cosmo award!

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. This dress is GORGEOUS on you, perrrrfect!! xx

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  42. Lovely outfit!

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. So nice to see Olive mentioned in your post! I live near their little store in Cheltenham when I'm at uni and spend many saturday afternoons coveting everything in there

    Emma xx

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  44. such a cute dress!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. I think dresses are the best outfit ever!

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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