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(Dress: C/O Boohoo.com, Shirt: Whistles, Craft shop ribbon, Hat: Topshop, Boots: Topshop, Bag: Zara, Lipstick: Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 01)

When I was at Primary school, the idea of wearing a starch ridden shirt, elasticated tie (yes, I was that kid), pleated pinafore dress and thick woolly tights- was somewhat of a nightmare. It wasn't fun, it wasn't trendy- and it certainly wasn't cool. Flip forward just over ten years, and hey, it's all I want to wear- minus the elasticated tie (most of the time...I jest). With pinafore dresses and dungarees now taking over a large amount of my 'coveting' lists (having sadly left Woolworths plastic lunch boxes behind), and many shift dresses of mine looking incomplete without the poking out of a white pointy collar- it seems primary school is now pretty cool.

So, when the super babes over at Boohoo.com got in touch a couple of weeks ago promoting their very exciting new competition #GlobalStyler- I couldn't wait to get involved and parade a piece from their newest collection in one of the most quintessentially British parts of London (in music terms anyway), Abbey Road- the home of Abbey Road studios and a fair few incredible records, including, well, The Beatles Abbey Road. Now, I know listing The Beatles as a favourite band isn't overly original- but hey, I can't lie- they've got a few alright songs in the bag (with some of my favourite lyrics being today's post title) and after embarrassingly trying to cross that zebra crossing several times during an apparent peak traffic time (with a very patient best friend on the sidelines), I was fully absorbed in the North London spirit.
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Anyway, Boohoo are aiming to get bloggers (and non-bloggers) across the globe wearing their favourite Boohoo piece in order to support #GlobalStyler- a competition in which you can download the above speech bubble, add your location and Instagram/tweet yourself using the hashtag in your favourite Boohoo get up. The prize? A holiday with your best friend to a destination of your choice- not. too. shabby. For more details click here.

Additionally, I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post (well, it feels like it). I was feeling a little uninspired and took a mini-blogging break to reorganise myself and have a little pick me up rest. I know it sounds silly, but I'd been feeling pretty overwhelmed by the amount of posts about bloggers lately (Suzy Menkes' fashion week hubub, the importance of bloggers, what have you) and wanted to take a little step back from it all. I'm happy to have my mojo back and feel far less sensitive than, erm, a week ago? (get a grip, Liv). Anyway, here's to more awkward posing, interviews and recipes you don't have to be Marry Bezzle to bake!

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and here's what I wore...
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(Dress: C/O Boohoo.com, Shirt: Whistles, Craft shop ribbon, Hat: Topshop, Boots: Topshop, Bag: Zara, Lipstick: Kate Moss for Rimmel Shade 01)

When I was at Primary school, the idea of wearing a starch ridden shirt, elasticated tie (yes, I was that kid), pleated pinafore dress and thick woolly tights- was somewhat of a nightmare. It wasn't fun, it wasn't trendy- and it certainly wasn't cool. Flip forward just over ten years, and hey, it's all I want to wear- minus the elasticated tie (most of the time...I jest). With pinafore dresses and dungarees now taking over a large amount of my 'coveting' lists (having sadly left Woolworths plastic lunch boxes behind), and many shift dresses of mine looking incomplete without the poking out of a white pointy collar- it seems primary school is now pretty cool.

So, when the super babes over at Boohoo.com got in touch a couple of weeks ago promoting their very exciting new competition #GlobalStyler- I couldn't wait to get involved and parade a piece from their newest collection in one of the most quintessentially British parts of London (in music terms anyway), Abbey Road- the home of Abbey Road studios and a fair few incredible records, including, well, The Beatles Abbey Road. Now, I know listing The Beatles as a favourite band isn't overly original- but hey, I can't lie- they've got a few alright songs in the bag (with some of my favourite lyrics being today's post title) and after embarrassingly trying to cross that zebra crossing several times during an apparent peak traffic time (with a very patient best friend on the sidelines), I was fully absorbed in the North London spirit.
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Anyway, Boohoo are aiming to get bloggers (and non-bloggers) across the globe wearing their favourite Boohoo piece in order to support #GlobalStyler- a competition in which you can download the above speech bubble, add your location and Instagram/tweet yourself using the hashtag in your favourite Boohoo get up. The prize? A holiday with your best friend to a destination of your choice- not. too. shabby. For more details click here.

Additionally, I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post (well, it feels like it). I was feeling a little uninspired and took a mini-blogging break to reorganise myself and have a little pick me up rest. I know it sounds silly, but I'd been feeling pretty overwhelmed by the amount of posts about bloggers lately (Suzy Menkes' fashion week hubub, the importance of bloggers, what have you) and wanted to take a little step back from it all. I'm happy to have my mojo back and feel far less sensitive than, erm, a week ago? (get a grip, Liv). Anyway, here's to more awkward posing, interviews and recipes you don't have to be Marry Bezzle to bake!

x
and here's what I wore...

75 comments:

  1. lovely post!x

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  2. Gorgeous outfit as usual! :) I love the Beatles graffiti too!

    lisatakespictures xo

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  3. I didn't had to wear any school uniform as a kid, that's why I find this kind of outfits really inspiring! ^^
    I'm glad your back, even though you deserve a break when you feel the need ;)

    Have a nice day,
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  4. As always, I love your entire outfit, it's gorgeous! Theres so many lovely pinafores around at the moment, I think I need to embrace my inner schoolgirl and actually purchase one!

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  5. Fantastic outfit and fantastic place!x
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  6. Glad you're feeling better about it. The amount of controversy surrounding the 'Circus' of blogging has been quite overwhelming, but an interesting debate nonetheless.

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  7. stunning dress x

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  8. As usual these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Love your outfit too! I completely agree! If you'd told primary school Holl, that half her wardrobe or wish lists would be filled with shirts and the like, she probably would've giggled in your face! But it's true! Primary school fashion, seems to be well, pretty cool now! And you make it look so so easy and stunning! xxx

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  9. Love the outfit!!

    Oleta :)

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  10. I love this look darling, the whole look is delightful! I'm a big fan of shift dresses and white shirts with ribbon silk bow ties. I used to hate wearing school ties - I went to a super strict school - the length was either too long or too short and the whole uniform was quite frankly hideous. I'd have loved a black and white uniform, with a white shirt and black shift dress!

    Eda x

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  11. You look amazing, love your hair and makeup (:
    And the bag looks great with the outfit x


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  12. I'm loving the pinafore/dungaree trend going on at the minute also, I can't seem to get enough of them! I laughed about the lunch box comment.. oh, I must've looked cool carrying one of those and my 'bookbag' (remember those?!), whilst more often than not sporting grass-stained knees (loved a game of 'handstand elastic-band') - those were the good old days, eh?!

    You look wonderful as always!

    xxxx

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  13. These pictures are just perfect! I really like the combination of your lipstick with the red bag. You're really pretty! :)

    Great post!

    XO
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  14. I love wearing shirts at the minute, and this ensemble is lovely, good luck!xx

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  15. Gorgeous dress!!
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    S x

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  16. lovely photos! great outfit xxxxx

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  17. Love those shoes; you look fabulous!

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  18. beautiful outfit! I love it<33


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  19. lovely post and outfit, you are so gorgeous!
    I hope you have a lovely week xo


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  20. I don't know which part of the outfit I should start gushing about. Love it all.

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  21. gorgeous outfit and totally beautiful photos.
    kw ladies in navy

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  22. You look so stunning! I am obsessed with your hat and boots!
    The red pop of colour looks beautiful on you (; You are definitely rocking those red lips xx
    I love the way that your write & I'm so glad I just discovered your blog!
    Lovely blog, Olivia :)
    Your newest reader,
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  23. loved this post! and the pictures are beautiful :)
    xxxx

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  24. I love that dress so beauts! And those shoes!!

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  25. Love this outfit, I love the cute little black ribbon and the pop of your red lips and bag on the background of a monochrome outfit. Your blog and style is an inspiration

    Emily
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  26. Gorgeous pictures, as always! You and your friend look stunning, and I'm in LOVE with her hair! xx

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  27. Gorgeous bag:) x

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  28. Dress is lovely as is the lipstick!

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  29. I love the bag, and your lipstick colour is gorgeous x

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  30. Sometimes I wish I could go back to high school and wear my school uniform again - I hated it at the time but looking back now it seems really groovy - is that sad? I so love the white shirt/pinafore combo! And I love the location you've chosen for these shots, Abbey Road is so iconic.

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  31. You look gorgeous! I love your outfit x

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  32. Wow you look amazing! I love the shoes so much, would love a pair myself, if I do say so! also love the colour of your lips, great look here! Plus the competition looks great!

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  33. So cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  34. Olivia, you never fail to look flawless in your outfits. This is a beautiful little outfit you've together, you look so elegant with the hat! xx

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  35. always looking stunning Liv! and Gem looks so happy & pretty in that pic! xxx

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  36. You look lovely! cute dress and great shoes :) X

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  37. Amazing outfit!
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  38. always love your style, cute and pretty at the same time

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  39. Ahh what beautiful photos! You look lovely.

    Becca x
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  40. Abbey Road!! I want to go see it!! You look so pretty!

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  41. I love the schoolgirl vibe in this outfit. Your pinafore is adorable with the classic white top. I really like your boots too!

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  42. Aw you look so cute, this outfit is perfect :)

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  43. LOVE the shoes ... I've been wanting some like that for so long!

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  44. This outfit is amazing, I'm so keen to buy this pinafore dress now! xx

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  45. Such beautiful photographs and people!

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  46. Love the outfit! I did see that dress online and was opting to buy it myself. You definitely paired it up perfectly. Looking forward to the next post :)

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  47. I love your dress and the bow :D

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  48. I love the dress, so nice! And an amzing location for photos!x Owlsinglasses.blogspot.com

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  49. the dress is so sweet..i love it!

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  50. You look so so beautiful, I always love your style xo

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  51. Nice article. I love your outfit. (-:

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

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  52. Elle est supère jolie cette robe !

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  53. love how you styled your dress with a shirt!
    your shoes are gorgeous too olivia
    xx
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  54. So traditional and beautiful, gorgeous girl!
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  55. This dress is gorgeous and what an amazing location to shoot in. You look stunning :)
    Becca x
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  56. Lovely dress. I had to take a wee blogging break last month. Sometimes you need it! x

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  57. I love your style)you`re so lovely)

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  58. Gorgeous pictures. Love the lipstick! x

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  59. You look gorgeous, love the dress

    A little bit Unique

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  60. lovely photos & style

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  61. I love, love the shoes! They are amazing! <3

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  62. Lovely photos! The pinafore is gorgeous xo
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  63. I just came across your blog and it is tooooo cute. You're adorbs!

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  64. I love these photo's. Such a cute outfit. I am such a fan of your blog, the first one I ever read and still my fave!

    x

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  65. Isn't it great that we get to embrace styles we rejected at primary school! When I was ten, my idea of appalling would have been a hand-knitted jumper or dress, or a tartan skirt - just the sort of items that now fill my wardrobe.

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  66. What a beautiful dress, it really suits you too. I also loved your lashes of London outfit and new CO kitty flats - very pretty! Have a lovely weekend :) x

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  67. great outfir, love your style!
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    xoxo

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