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(Dress: C/O Olive, Shoes: Vintage, Bag: Vintage, Lipstick: Topshop Mischief)

Out of all the shopping I do; be it online or in the midst of a rainy local high street (with the promise of a Marks and Spencer's lunch forever in sight) I always seem to go back to the same familiar places. I know I can always go into Topshop and find a top that completely justifies parting with £18.00, and know that if I find my way to the connecting Miss Selfridge shop there will be something equally as lovely (perhaps this time with sequins) that will result in the same scenario. However, when it comes to clicking up excessive tabs for internet shopping, there's always one place that's top of my list, and that's Olive.

As soon as I set my eyes on this kimono-meets shirt-meets sassy collar-dress (which actually reminded me of something I'd seen on the Miu Miu AW11 catwalk previously) it was love. It's without a doubt one of the coolest things in my wardrobe, and teamed with an over sized floppy hat, buttoned up or worn like a gown- I feel like freakin' Jessa from Girls when I wear it, which can only ever be a good thing. I also matched my lipstick to my book (which is amazing, by the way) which was certainly the most over pretentious way I've ever accessorized- but hey, I'm reading it and they matched. IMG_2573p IMG_2580p IMG_2587p IMG_2585p Another thing I've been reading a lot of is magazines (#girlprobs), particularly Grazia. I was very kindly treated by the people at Ladbrokes to a pretty delightful mini hamper, filled with some incredibly Liv-appropriate goodies in celebration of their casino slots- with a subscription to this tip-top weekly in the bundle and some pretty cute accessories- who'd guess they'd know me so well? I am certainly kitted out for reading material, that's for sure.

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(Dress: C/O Olive, Shoes: Vintage, Bag: Vintage, Lipstick: Topshop Mischief)

Out of all the shopping I do; be it online or in the midst of a rainy local high street (with the promise of a Marks and Spencer's lunch forever in sight) I always seem to go back to the same familiar places. I know I can always go into Topshop and find a top that completely justifies parting with £18.00, and know that if I find my way to the connecting Miss Selfridge shop there will be something equally as lovely (perhaps this time with sequins) that will result in the same scenario. However, when it comes to clicking up excessive tabs for internet shopping, there's always one place that's top of my list, and that's Olive.

As soon as I set my eyes on this kimono-meets shirt-meets sassy collar-dress (which actually reminded me of something I'd seen on the Miu Miu AW11 catwalk previously) it was love. It's without a doubt one of the coolest things in my wardrobe, and teamed with an over sized floppy hat, buttoned up or worn like a gown- I feel like freakin' Jessa from Girls when I wear it, which can only ever be a good thing. I also matched my lipstick to my book (which is amazing, by the way) which was certainly the most over pretentious way I've ever accessorized- but hey, I'm reading it and they matched. IMG_2573p IMG_2580p IMG_2587p IMG_2585p Another thing I've been reading a lot of is magazines (#girlprobs), particularly Grazia. I was very kindly treated by the people at Ladbrokes to a pretty delightful mini hamper, filled with some incredibly Liv-appropriate goodies in celebration of their casino slots- with a subscription to this tip-top weekly in the bundle and some pretty cute accessories- who'd guess they'd know me so well? I am certainly kitted out for reading material, that's for sure.

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61 comments:

  1. This dress is so so lovely, you always look so elegant and classy! :-) I've never been onto Olive, but from the looks of things, I must check it out!

    And I agree, Grazia is such a good read. Definitely my favourite weekly mag :-)

    Chloe xxx

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  2. That dress is gorgeous, you look so ladylike! That was so nice of ladbrokes!

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  3. The Jessa reference is bang on, love her (and your) style. You make it look so effortless!

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  4. Love the dress. I don't normally see people wear white shoes, they look great with your outfit x

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  5. I've said it many times and I'll say it again, ridiculously stunning lovely Liv!

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  6. what a pretty dress

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  7. your dress is absolutely gorgeous. so jealous
    kw ladies in navy

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  8. That vintage bag is perfect!

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  9. That dress is stunning, I really love the print!

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  10. You're very cute :)

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    Coline ♡

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  11. You look so gorgeous, I love the print! I'm such a magazine hoarder too xo

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  12. looking beautiful as always! gorgeous dress

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  13. always so darn stylish! I love anything with a collar! xxxx

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  14. You look so gorgeous in this dress, lip color is also amazing!!

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  15. This dress is just lovely, and I love the way you styled it with white heels and a white handbag - you look like a most sophisticated late 70s lady, dressed up for a lunch date, and I love it! Of course, it doesn't hurt that you're carrying one of my favourite books ever, either :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  16. Such a lovely dress <3
    You always look so gorgeous and really great photos dear :)
    xx
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  17. I'm yet to allow myself to splurge on Olive! I work on more of a H and M/primark kind of budget. But I love so much of the stuff by Olive, I browse on a regular basis, one day I will buy something!
    And I am so envious of your confidence to wear large floppy hats! I had one a while back but always felt a bit silly wearing it.
    Victoria x
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  18. The dress looks beautiful on you, you always have the best clothes x

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  19. The dress is just stunning! It matches this season perfectly ;)

    Have a nice day,
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  20. ooh I love their dresses, this one is very nice, might have to treat myself come payday!xx

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  21. I agree it does look like something Jessa would wear! You look absolutely gorgeous in it! I also love grazia magazine, it's so good! xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  22. Very Jessa-esque!! You look like you could have just stepped off a busy street in New York. Love Grazia too :) xxx

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  23. I really love the dress! It suits you so well!!
    Great post!

    XO
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  24. This is just beautiful! And I love the accessories - and the matching book and lips ;)

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  25. I've never heard of Olive, but I'll be checking it out now, for sure. Lovely dress; so classy.

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  26. Amazing dress, looks Perfect on you! x

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  27. Love the dress! Very pretty and very wekk accessorized with the white satchel and shoes!

    Namrata
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  28. Love this dress it looks amazing on you! I swear you could wear a bin bag and still look gorgeous xo

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  29. Your style is so perfect, i love this dress! x

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  30. Oh Olivia, you have a way of making me want to part with my mula! That dress is sensational, true story.

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  31. You look amazing Olivia! The pattern and detailing on your dress is just gorgeous! xxx

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  32. gorgeous outfit! I love that dress!!!! You are so beautiful <3

    Hayley xx
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  33. I really liked the dress, and it's perfect for you, it's definitely your style :)
    kisses!

    Mónica <3
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  34. That dress is seriously beautiful.

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  35. beautiful! love your dress! xx

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  36. Your dress looks gorgeous!xxx

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  37. That dress is so pretty! Lucky you with your magazine subscription

    Julia x

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  38. That dress is beautiful! I've definitely got back into magazines too recently, having a subscription makes it so much easier to keep up to date!

    Rosie
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  39. So Beautiful<3


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  40. Such a sweet dress. Loving the pattern and your make-up!
    xo Sohini
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  41. Love the white bag and the classic colours!
    Becca x

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  42. Dress is so gorgeous
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    S xx

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  43. Oh my goodness, your dress is just so adorable! I love the pattern so very much!

    xoxo,
    Laura
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  44. Oh how pretty that dress is, I love a collar too!

    Elizabeth x

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  45. Love the little triangle bracelet!

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  46. Grazia is one of my favourite magazines! xx

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  47. loved this dress too! great choice...

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  48. I love how you've matched your lippy to your book haha. Beautiful outfit!

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    Xx

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  49. Such a pretty dress Liv, I definitely see you running around Paris in this! x

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  50. I do love this book <3
    Your dress is fab!
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  51. Your dress is lovely!
    - Charlotte
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  52. You look beautiful as always, I'm now stalking the Olive site and adding everything into my basket. Whoops.xx

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  53. I love this whole blog, the pictures in this post are just gorgeous, I feel I need to get my hair done like yours, love it!!

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