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(Jacket: C/O Own the Runway, Jumper: C/O Nordic Poetry, Jeans: American Apparel, Bag: Mybag, Shoes: Topshop, Brooch: C/O Jiji Kiki)

One of the joys of being freelance, and spending a lot of time working from home is the charm of being able to spend a perhaps unhealthy amount of time in a tartan pair of fleeces trousers (pj bottoms, that is) and a top that could perhaps be mistaken for something to hold your potatoes- which certainly makes the days spent braving commuter train rides and picking out which sandwich to have in Pret during lunch hour marginally more glamorous; and means I usually make far more of an effort than necessary. However, for days spent street styling (especially during this unwelcome cold spell we seem to call winter) I tend to leave pretty dresses and skirts hanging in my wardrobe.

Out of all of the outfits you've probably seen on my blog, this is probably one of the less pretty; but hey, who said you can't be coordinated when wrapping up? This parka jacket from Own The Runway has fast become one of my wardrobe staples (especially when I feel a Liam Gallagher moment coming on) and the fact it has a hood makes it the perfect cover up for BHD's (that's bad hair days to you and I). Additionally, I couldn't help but throw on this super cool dinosaur brooch from Jiji Kiki- which I can't help but feel Ross from Friends would be proud of, and I'm a very big fan of.

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and here's what I wore...
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(Jacket: C/O Own the Runway, Jumper: C/O Nordic Poetry, Jeans: American Apparel, Bag: Mybag, Shoes: Topshop, Brooch: C/O Jiji Kiki)

One of the joys of being freelance, and spending a lot of time working from home is the charm of being able to spend a perhaps unhealthy amount of time in a tartan pair of fleeces trousers (pj bottoms, that is) and a top that could perhaps be mistaken for something to hold your potatoes- which certainly makes the days spent braving commuter train rides and picking out which sandwich to have in Pret during lunch hour marginally more glamorous; and means I usually make far more of an effort than necessary. However, for days spent street styling (especially during this unwelcome cold spell we seem to call winter) I tend to leave pretty dresses and skirts hanging in my wardrobe.

Out of all of the outfits you've probably seen on my blog, this is probably one of the less pretty; but hey, who said you can't be coordinated when wrapping up? This parka jacket from Own The Runway has fast become one of my wardrobe staples (especially when I feel a Liam Gallagher moment coming on) and the fact it has a hood makes it the perfect cover up for BHD's (that's bad hair days to you and I). Additionally, I couldn't help but throw on this super cool dinosaur brooch from Jiji Kiki- which I can't help but feel Ross from Friends would be proud of, and I'm a very big fan of.

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and here's what I wore...

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  2. Nothing by you could be described as 'less pretty' :) I want your jacket so much!!

    Francesca xo
    www.goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Love the boots! Although I do love the pretty dresses and skirts, it's nice to see some inspiration for weather appropriate dressing! <3 x

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  4. Dinosaur accessories are the way forward! Haha. And your outfit IS pretty! Casual looks are great. :)
    Joelle
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  5. you look stunning!

    Hayley xx
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  6. I wouldn't call it less pretty, it's actually very stylish while looking comfy. Love the colour of the bag!
    xo
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  7. Aww I love this look! X

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  8. I love your bag and your make up in that second photo is flawless!

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  9. perfect simple outfit! you look stunning xx

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  10. The jacket looks so cosy and warm! xx

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  11. Lovely comfy outfit and lovely photos!

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  12. Is there ever a time when you don't look gorgeous!? I would love to look as flawless as you! Xx

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  13. Ahh I want those topshop boots! Cute brooch too :)

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  14. I love your style! The brooch is such a nice touch, and I really love the boots xx

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  15. Gorgeous outfit! I think I saw you at the UO event on Wednesday but I wasn't 100% sure if it was you or not x

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  16. Such a cute look!
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    S xx

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  17. I love this outfit because its a typical day to day outfit (a very stylish day to day outfit might I add!) Most of the time bloggers photograph their best outfits, or new peices or really dressy up clothes - but not often do they photograph the less glam outfits they wear everyday, to go to the shop or walk the dog etc
    I have been looking for the perfect parka for ages now, in fact the amount of time I have spent doing this they probably won't even be in style by the time I find one!! And I adore the dinosaur badge! Your make up is always so flawless too :D - I'm going to stop writing this ultra long comment now and leave you in peace!

    Alexandra Lauren Rose

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  18. Love this outfit from head to toe!!! The colors are so warm and lovely :) Your shoes though. omg. I love. haha

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  19. The dinosaur brooch is so cute! X

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  20. That alligator pin is just amazing by itself!

    xo Jennifer

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  21. Oh my, I love the boots! Lovely, lovely! x

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  22. I really like this casual outfit! It looks so cool on you! I'm definitely in love with your dinosaur pin and your boots are great too.

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  23. Even your idea of a 'less pretty' outfit is so put together! Loving that brooch, by the way :)

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  24. I fell in love with your bag!

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  25. You look amazing Olivia, love this whole outfit! Xx

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  26. You look gorgeous! I am so obsessed with those shoes xo

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  27. You always take such effortless pictures! Gorgeous x

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  28. You are a true beauty !


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    Coline ♡

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  29. You look stunning! This is such a great outfit, and that brooch is like a dream come true! xxx

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  30. You look much better doing casual than me!
    Sophie
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  31. You've still managed to look amazing in the cold! Love your coat, especially the fur (faux?) trimming looks so deliciously warm.

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  32. YOU ARE SO CUTE. YOU CUTIE PIE. BABE.

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  33. I honestly love your blog! Your style is just so amazing and you are so sweet :)
    xx
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  34. Such a cute outfit. Love your shoes and that brooch is amazing!

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  35. Once more, the pictures in this post are perfect and you look so beautiful! I'm really jealous of your bag by the way :D

    Great post!

    XO
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  36. So pretty! And your shoes just look amazing! Xx

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  37. In this weather, my main focus is layers - anything pretty has definitely been shoved to the back of my wardrobe!

    I love the shoes! :)

    Love
    Grace X
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  38. You look amazing - love the shoes!
    - Charlotte
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  39. Have just seen you in this week's LOOK magazine and you looked AMAZING!! Love this outfit as well- I need to have your shoes and your bag! :)
    x x

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  40. You are so gorgeous! I love this whole outfit, especially the topshop shoes!

    lisatakespictures xo

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  41. Simple but chic as always! Great outfit!

    -Erica xx
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  42. Such a great outfit! I love your parka so much

    Xenia
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  43. Love the jacket and the lipstick is gorgeous on you:) x

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  44. Lovely outfit<3



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  45. That brooch is just too cute!
    Abigail x
    http://www.flawsandceilings.blogspot.com

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  46. Aw Liv, you beautiful girly. Seriously in love with your boots and that jacket, you do dressed down so well -- better than my dressed up! Hope you're having a looovely weekend! x

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  47. This is such a lovely outfit Olivia! I instantly thought of Ross when I saw that brooch. So cute. And hey, nothing wrong with PJ days.. the more the better!

    Rosa at hello scrapbook x

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  48. and much needed, now that snow has returned :(

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  49. Olivia, I have been meaning to leave a comment. I was the girl which came up to you at the Haim gig last october (we are so before the crowd!) How did your job interview go that week and gigs coming up? I adore the parka for this horrible horrible weather! xx

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    1. Ah yes! Lovely to hear from you again! It went well thank you, I got the job! Hope everything is good with you too xxx

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  50. I love your Mischa Barton bag! I had no idea new look was selling them!

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  51. adore that pin. you look fantastic!
    kw, ladies in navy

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  52. Ah, the Triceratops brooch is flipping awesome! You look lovely :)
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

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  53. Although it makes me sad that we're all still in our coats even though its nearly April, I must say your jacket is fabulous :) x

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  54. I love your coat it's so cosy looking! I sell that brooch in my shop too, love it!

    J x

    Ginger Pickle

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  55. Love your makeup and your hair are always gorgeous!
    Cute pin!
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  56. I love your parka! I really regretted not buying one this winter and none of the shops have them anymore :( hopefully I'll be able to find one next winter! Love love love your bag as well, I want a red bag so badly :)
    Love Holly x

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  57. What do you do for a living. I would love to work freelance.

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  58. I need that parka in my life! Looking gorgeous as ever Liv! x

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  59. Lovely outfit and even better post title (I'm a huge Beatles fan) xx

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  60. Lovely outfit :D perfect for this cold weather we're having :) xx

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  61. Oh my goodness, your boots are perfect! And that brooch is just amazing.

    xoxo,
    Laura
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  62. I love the take ten outfits! So cute! Especially your outfit

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