Just keep following the heartlines on your hand

Sunday, 28 October 2012

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(Jacket: Whistles, Shirt: Whistles, Hat: Camden Market, Jeans: American Apparel, Shoes: C/O Sarenza, Bag: C/O Baia, Bangle: Monki)

In all fairness, I do look a little bit motorbike rocker in this combination, and it's arguably a tiny light year away from my usual school-girl shirt collar combination, but with jeans being my go-to item of choice teaming them with dark green spot print blouse and worn in biker jacket ad boots- seemed like the done ('cool') thing to do. I also teamed this a-mazing bag I was so so kindly gifted by Baia bags (check those studs)- which came with the most gorgeous personalisation in the inside, a completely wonderful surprise and the perfect finishing touch to my slightly more edgy outfit! Pow.

On a slightly less edgy note, this week I was invited to Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University (alliteration o'clock), to give a small talk on blogging and the media- to which it is safe to say I was remarkably terrified about. After arriving early (I initially planned to have an intense exploration of the city) I found myself swamped with nerves, and instead headed to the super adorable Fitzbillies cafe in order to stock up on Kalms, heart shaped biscuits and sugary tea, in a measly attempt to distract myself and relax a little.

Overall the talk went ok. If you did come and are reading THANK YOU for listening to my stuttering/embarrassing grammatical slips 'I has been blogging...'/and occasional self inflicted awkward silences- I really appreciate your time, and helping me overcome one of my biggest fears: public speaking (anyone from school would tell you how red I went in a history lesson when asked to talk...)
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Despite me being a nervous Purvis, following the talk I was given a gorgeous night time tour of the city, which included strolling the twinkling rain splattered pavements, browsing the colourful parades of shops, visiting the stunning bridges and the fantastically grand and other-worldly colleges- which was like exploring the grounds of Hogwarts- completely unbelievable and flawless. I also experienced a Halloween formal at the college, which was a real giggle, and met some lovely ladies- so thank you ever so much for having me!
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Finally, I'm so thrilled with the response to my last Breast Cancer post- it was for such a worthy cause and Sarah's Raffle did AMAZINGLY (hurrah) so thank you to all that clicked through. I also had a good response in regards to beauty posts (despite slightly failing in the beauty lingo department) so would love to know if you fancy any thing else make-up based? Although it seems my only real forte is lipsticks...

x

P.S The lovely ladies at Baia , are offering all What Olivia Did readers 20% off all products using the code 'WHATOLIVIADID' (in capitals) so go go go!

50 comments:

  1. Love the polka dots and the biker jacket. the inside of that bag is super cool too! Lovely photos xxx

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  2. I feel like a total stalker but I zoomed in and read your notes (I think we have a few similar reasons for starting blogs), I bet you did amazingly well! You come across as quite endearing and humble in person so I'm sure this came across and that you did us all proud. Cambridge looks like a lovely place to visit, must take a trip up there some day!

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  3. love this look, especially the shirt!

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  4. Loooove your outfit! Thats so cool you got a personalised bag! And I love the post title, Heartlines is my favourite song on ceremonials :) xxx

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  5. Love the outfit, and so unbelievably jealous of that bag! Congratulations on the talk as well xxx


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  6. love the outfit.. especially the shoes and bag. Also love how beautiful the shots you take are..

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  7. Love the outfit. Love the bag and looveloovelooove the song your title post is from!

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  8. Quite in love with your polka-dot blouse. Cambridge is such a quaint little town and those college buildings are so stately and magnificent!

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  9. Such a great outfit! I love it, especially the polka dot shirt :)

    Pastel Bokeh

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  10. Gorgeous outfit, I especially love your boots. And more beauty posts? Yes please!
    Xo Jane

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  11. this outfit is accessorised so nicely! and your photos are so cute aw x x

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  12. Congratulations on such an amazing opportunity!! Sure you did brilliantly :) Cambridge is a gorgeous place, I never get tired of visiting there. Fab outfit too- the Easy Jeans are going on my xmas wishlist :) xxx

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  13. your shoes are sooooo pretty! xx

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    1. I've never been to Cambridge but your photos are making me want to plan a little trip xx

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  14. I love your outfit! Can't beat looking like a biker rocker ;) The personalised bag is so cute, what a lovely idea :)
    Rachelle x
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow Cambridge looks amazing, you just need to don a cloak and could be in Harry Potter. Beautiful bag too.

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  16. ooh that bag is snazzy, with your blog name in no less! Cambridge looks bloody lovely xx

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  17. Oh that bag is beautiful, love the personalisation!

    Julia x

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  18. Well done on your talk! My friend goes to Corpus Christi and it's so so pretty :) I bet you were great! I would be the worst public speaker, especially there! Love your blouse :) and I also am jealous that your Easy Jeans have stayed so nice, mine have become so baggy, even after washing :( not cool!
    xo

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  19. Your hair looks flawless in these photos! I love your boots!

    Jessica xo
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  20. Love this outfit, especially the bag! Well done on getting through the talk, I hate public speaking too so I can only imagine how scary it was x

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  21. i love the shirt! it's gorgeous!
    I do Public Speaking at school, and even though i've done it for around 4 years now - I still freak out when I have to stand up and speak! :D
    Glad it went well for you though!
    Love
    Grace X
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  22. Glad to hear it all went well Liv! I hate public speaking so can appreciate the nerves! Cambridge looks so beautiful. Love this blouse too :)
    x

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  23. Gorgeous pictures ! It's such a beautiful university xx

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  24. That shirt is so pretty & I love the personalised bag! :) Well done with the public speaking too x

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  25. These photos are fantastic! Gorgeous!
    xo Heather
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  26. What a fabulous opportunity, I bet you were fab Liv! Oxford looks so pretty.

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  27. I love how the bag has the label! <3 xo

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  28. Lovely outfit, that bag is amazing! The personalised name badge reminds me of the ones you used to have sewn onto your PE kit in school?! But a much cooler version, obviously! xx

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  29. Your picture are amazing. What camera do you use?

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  30. Amazing photos, what kind of camera do you use?

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  31. These pictures are so nice! Think I will have to go to Cambridge for a visit now! I bet you did great at your talk :)! Great post

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  32. such a beautiful place!!!
    nice post olivia xxx

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  33. you look lovely hun and your photos are superbe ! xx
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  34. What a lovely personalisation.

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  35. I love your outfit! I hope you don't mind but I'm definitely going to attempt to copy it one day :)

    Lana, xo
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  36. wow these photos are beautiful so this place is also beautiful. you look stunning <3 this bag is so awesome!
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  37. Gorgeous photos :) I went there for a wedding a few years ago and was enchanted by the city's beauty!! Love your blouse too :)

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  38. you are gorgeous/adorable. Congrats on such the opportunity to speak about such a topic! =)

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  39. Love it! So preppy! The bag is adorable!

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  40. Hi Olivia,

    I was at your talk on Friday and was really inspired by your story - and you shouldn't be so modest about your public speaking skills either!

    It was a real pleasure to hear you speak and I'm glad you liked Cambridge!

    Rosie xx

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  41. wow, I especially like your shoes and hat!
    what would you give as advice for blogging

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  42. Love this post, was wondering where you got your journal from? Desperate for one!

    xx

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  43. i love your planner! been looking for one like yours for ages, where is it from? x

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  44. pahahaha NERVOUS PURVIS!! brilliant - girl, this is awesome. I've had the verbal story, now I've got the illustrations to go with it! lovely lovely post and pics - next time, lets all go to Cambridge together!
    xxx

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  45. I might be biased because of my love for Cambridge (I love that I reside in a place that looks like Hogwarts), but I adore this post! I hope you had so much fun during your trip here (next time I'll show you around!)

    Briony xx

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  46. Blouse is lovely!!
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    S xx

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