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Monday, 14 January 2013

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(Coat: Charity Shop (New Look), Shirt: Olive Clothing, Jeans: Whistles, Shoes: Russell and Bromley)

I've wanted a leopard coat for a pretty long while now. The thought of being able to throw it on top of summer dresses in winter (tights too, of course), add it on top of a classic striped tee and red lipstick combination or simply with jeans and a simple t shirt- they're like the missing jigsaw piece for a basic (to interesting) outfit. Of course, with a leopard coat there's the relentless Kat Slater/Bet Lynch panic- to which the thought of buying one could mean I'd look more like an, erm, outgoing, soap star once married to Alfie Moon than a chic Olsen, or of course Miss Chung.

However, after popping into my local Scope on a complete off chance, I spotted this bad boy on a rail and never looked back. Doing good AND finding a good deal? YES! Okay, it makes me look a little bit like a leopard teddy bear with it's fluffiness, but hey- at least I'm warm. I teamed it with another beautiful piece from my favourite Olive- and pinky jeans from last summer in order to look like the love child of Suki Waterhouse and Miles Kane- dreamy huh?

Anyway, I took a few days away from posting, which although I don't really like to do- did me a world of good when feeling poorly- remedied with lots of rest, a good day out with blogging pals, the final ideas of a Youtube channel and a complete sob-fest (read: grizzling) at Les Miserables I'm feeling much perkier and ready to bombard you with posts and new poses (I jest, still silly smiles and twirling- duh).

x

and here's what I wore...

82 comments:

  1. The colour of those jeans is so nice! the whole outfit is gorgeous :)

    Zoe | zozeze.com
    x

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  2. Ah it's perfect on you! I love it and suits you perfectly. I saw your wonderful pics of your bloggy weekend - looks like tons of fun and yummy food too!

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  3. ah this coat is such a good find you lucky thing :) hope you're feeling alot more like the tea & cake and seaside visits girl we read about haha ox

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  4. How you can make just a simple jeans, shirt and coat outfit look so amazing is beyond me!
    You've also made me regret selling my burgundy jeans.
    Great as usual :)

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  5. You look beaut! Love the coat! xo

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  6. You're definitely more of a chic Olsen than a tacky soap star. Love the outfit. :)

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  7. Love the colour of the jeans goes perfectly with the coat. xx

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  8. It's unfair for someone to be so perfectly dressed all the time! Glad you're on the mend though xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. OOOOOOOOOOH, that shirt is so so so so nice, I love the button detailing! xx

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  10. I worried about the same thing when I bought one from New Look last year! Love it though :)

    Rosie x

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  11. Amazing coat! I can't believe it's from a Charity Shop! Loved Les Miserables too!x

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  12. What a great find.My last winter coat was a leopard one and it's by far my favourite. Love how you styled it with pattern and bold colours. xo

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  13. Love your look! Oh so amazing!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. love the coat! Les mis was so sad but so good! :)
    http://iamcollecting.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. luuuurrrrve this! that coat is gorgeous! xx

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  16. I think your style is really unique. You pull off a lot of things that would look just horrible on me, who knows. I hope that doesnt sound rude. Either way, you look gorgeous!

    xo
    ijustlikestuff.blogspot

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  17. Hair looks gorgeous! cannot wait to see les mis!

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  18. Really love this outfit! Your shirt is gorgeous and I love the contrast with the pink jeans which are amazing!
    Jodie xx | Future Freaks Me

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  19. Love your coat, it suits you so much! Great outfit, you pull it off so well!

    Http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  20. that leopard coat is pretty and I like your shirt and .... I think I like all things you wear haha

    http://puputnopitasari.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love the colour combination here! That coat is GORGEOUS. xo

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  22. Love the way you've styled the coat. so cute :) I love you're hair in this too xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Absolutely stunning Liv, love your hair and make-up here as well!

    Samya Says.. - my fashion and beauty blog :)

    x

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  24. Liv I always love everything that you wear, you have a talent at putting together things that I would never even think of - these colours all look so perfect together!
    And youtube?! Im excited! xoxo

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  25. Haha I'm so pleased you mentioned this in the post because I often pick up leopard coats with the Kat Slater thought running through my mind. You however definitely look on the right side of the Olsen's :)

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  26. Oh hey pretty little lady!
    My mama tried on a leopard coat from Pull and Bear (which looked fab) but she also felt a little Bet Lynch... Must just be a leopard thing! xx

    The Littles.

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  27. You look as gorgeous as ever, and I'm glad to hear you're feeling good again :) I don't think anyone would begrudge you a few days away to recuperate! Charity shops do hold some gems don't they, your coat is lovely and suits you down to the ground x

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  28. What an amazing coat! It's absolutely lovely, great charity shop find :)

    xxxx

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  29. Just love everything about this outfit! I'd never consider a leopard print coat before but you've changed my mind! Hope you feel better now. Sometimes the only answer is to huddle up in bed and watch YouTube! Especially when it's so cold and snowy outside!

    X

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  30. lovely coat! xxx

    leishaaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I love the mix of sludgy colours together, adding the leopard print coat just completes the look - beautiful! Plus you can't beat a Suki Waterhouse and Miles Kane love child.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  32. I have a friend who had this coat but it was from H&M (but very similar though) but she brought it back because her boyfriend didn't like it, boo! :( It really suits you & I think it looks nice when it's combined really well so the coat isn't too tacky. I like this look very much! Oh & you have amazing hair :)

    Great post!
    xx

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  33. Les Mis just killed me, so drained after. Cried for 2 hours out of 2hr40. I just bought a leopard print coat in Mango and everyone hates it but I love it. Feel like Richey Edwards but my brother thinks it is more Courtney Love haha x

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  34. I absolutely love alt-j :) Great song too haha! The gorgeous colour palette is really eye catching- I love how you've incorporated it with the leopard fur coat too. :)

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. ooh lovely I have this coat too :) And yay go Scope! (I work for them) xx

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  36. Ah such a beautiful outfit, you look lovely and definitely pull off the leopard coat. I'm now lusting after one, not sure if I'd be able to wear it like you though! xx
    Stylish Behaviour

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  37. Love the outfit and your loafers are really cute :)x

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  38. You look lovely, your coat is so gorgeous!! xx

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  39. You look amazing! Such a wonderful outfit! Love your shirt too, it's lovely! xxx

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  40. Wow I really love the shirt and jeans, I don't think I'd be brave enough to try out a leopard print coat but it does look great (and cosy)!
    Deenie :)xx

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  41. Really love this! Love the coat!
    http://fashiongirl1134.blogspot.com

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  42. Huge congratulations on reaching 4,000 followers Olivia :D very well deserved such a nice outfit- you pull off the leopard furry coat effortlessly! xx

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  43. I love the printed coat, it's such a bold look!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  44. I love how the coat and the trousers look together! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Looove this look! I hate leopard print coats (association with a HORRIBLE girl I used to know!) but I think you may have converted me with this lovely outfit :-) xx

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  46. The coat looks amazing on you! I don't think I'd ever dare to wear it though.. In autumn I got myself a pair of leopard loafers and they took a bit of courage already!
    -p.
    Bowtie Diary

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  47. Love this outfit, those jeans are a lovely colour and the coat is gorgeous! It really suits you X

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  48. You look absolutely lovely! This is by far one of my favourite outfits of you! I really love that coat on you Olivia! :) xx Laura

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  49. Gorgeous :) love the colours and you look fab :) x

    thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. looove it! amazing look, as always! Kisses**

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  51. What a great find, I'd never have the courage to wear a leopard print coat but you look great in it! xo

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

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  52. oh liv, you dream girl. you look so perfect! and are most definitely more olsen than slater, don't worry <3

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  53. Coat is gorgeous!
    Love
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  54. The coat is gorgeous!

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  55. I have the same coat and I love it! I think the length is great, stops it being too Kat Slater. It's so cosy too. What a great charity shop find!

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  56. instantly fall in love with your blog!!!!!
    amazing photos and you are stunning...

    Following u now via Goggle +/ bloglovin/ facebook. Follow me back if you like! ♥
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  57. You lucky lady finding this gem in the charity shop! I love it when that happens! Can't beat a snuggly leopard coat :)
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. I just discovered your blog through Lost In The Haze!, She's another blogger from the same city I live in! I absolutely love your blog you have a beautiful space here!
    Jo was right about you having amazing voluminous hair! I love how you've mixed patterns. The polkadots and animal print really stand out!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

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  59. Those jeans are amazing, I need these in my life! You look gorgeous as usual!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  60. I love animal print! How lucky to find such a pretty coat! Great look Olivia!

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  61. you look lovely as per! the coat is wonderful-I live in my fur coat(and run the risk of looking like a mad woman) but you look so chic!

    capturingcastles.blogspot.com x

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  62. Love the coat!! <3

    Greetings from Finland!

    xoxo Terhi

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  63. Love this shirt Olivia..very pretty x

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  64. I just recently discovered your blog and I absolutely adore you and your style! Can't wait to see more (: xx

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  65. I am officially inspired. That is all.
    xxx

    http://caitandmarten.wordpress.com/

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  66. I like this outfit a lot, something a little bit different!

    blondefemale.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  67. I love your jeans, these have amazing colour + hey, we have same coats <3

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  68. you forget the famous pat butcher, I get this a lot when i'm buying leopard which happens frequently given my love for the print, i bought my leopard print fur coat a few years ago, it's so snuggly, like im in bed all day xx

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  69. You are even more beautiful with your hair down :)

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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  70. Gorgeous coat - I really love this outfit!

    Alice x
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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  71. Hello,
    I discover your blog and I find you so beautifull! Really
    Do you wants we follow each other on GFC
    Please let me know
    KIss
    Aurélie
    www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  72. I want this shirt!!! Why has it sold out? :(

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