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(Hat: Topshop, Shirt: C/O Ever Ours, Skirt: MINKPINK (similar here), Necklace: C/O Millie 'n' Mae, Shoes: C/O Linzi)
Although the temptation to stay curled up among my pillows, cocooned in my duvet and hanging out with Ruth and Eamonn (or, y'know Holly and Phil dependent on which day it is) is often more than tempting during a rare free day off, most of the time, in reality- my favourite way to spend a bit of spare time is exploring the city (usually London)- especially when you have a list as long as your arm of 'places I must visit'.

With that in mind, and the plain fact that pancakes simply won't eat themselves- Jazmine and I started the afternoon with a visit to Chelsea's famous pancake house, My Old Dutch. Now, any space dedicated simply to pancakes already gets a whooping thumbs up from me, but trust me- these are bad ass pancakes- holy crepe indeed. With the circumference of one 'normal' sized pancake probably equating to the total of three of my homemade ones rolled into one biggun', these were not for the faint hearted- but were so damn good, if you are faint hearted you should try one anyway. 777 IMG_4653p 888 IMG_4672p
Following our pancake eating endeavors, we headed to an exhibition I'd be wanting to see, a little along the Kings Road. Titled 'Sixties London' by Dorothy Bohm- my dad has spotted it in the Metro- and correctly thought I'd be right up my street. Having not properly been to an exhibition since my good ol' A Level Photography days, it was refreshing to become re inspired by an artists work- especially knowing I wouldn't have to do a page write up and recreational piece afterwards.

''I tried not to be content with just the façade or outward appearance of things. I hoped to penetrate just beyond that, to portray living London: the people who pursued their daily occupations, walked, talked, ate or relaxed and dressed in the fashions of the time''- Dorothy Bohm

The gallery displayed images from everywhere from Hanover Square to Petticoat Lane- which oozed a gritty yet nostalgic reality in some absolutely breathtaking locations; from moddish boys with Beatles bowl hair cuts to backstreet alleys loitered with mischievous school children- all candid images, and all perfectly summarizing a completely inspiring era...

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(Hat: Topshop, Shirt: C/O Ever Ours, Skirt: MINKPINK (similar here), Necklace: C/O Millie 'n' Mae, Shoes: C/O Linzi)
Although the temptation to stay curled up among my pillows, cocooned in my duvet and hanging out with Ruth and Eamonn (or, y'know Holly and Phil dependent on which day it is) is often more than tempting during a rare free day off, most of the time, in reality- my favourite way to spend a bit of spare time is exploring the city (usually London)- especially when you have a list as long as your arm of 'places I must visit'.

With that in mind, and the plain fact that pancakes simply won't eat themselves- Jazmine and I started the afternoon with a visit to Chelsea's famous pancake house, My Old Dutch. Now, any space dedicated simply to pancakes already gets a whooping thumbs up from me, but trust me- these are bad ass pancakes- holy crepe indeed. With the circumference of one 'normal' sized pancake probably equating to the total of three of my homemade ones rolled into one biggun', these were not for the faint hearted- but were so damn good, if you are faint hearted you should try one anyway. 777 IMG_4653p 888 IMG_4672p
Following our pancake eating endeavors, we headed to an exhibition I'd be wanting to see, a little along the Kings Road. Titled 'Sixties London' by Dorothy Bohm- my dad has spotted it in the Metro- and correctly thought I'd be right up my street. Having not properly been to an exhibition since my good ol' A Level Photography days, it was refreshing to become re inspired by an artists work- especially knowing I wouldn't have to do a page write up and recreational piece afterwards.

''I tried not to be content with just the façade or outward appearance of things. I hoped to penetrate just beyond that, to portray living London: the people who pursued their daily occupations, walked, talked, ate or relaxed and dressed in the fashions of the time''- Dorothy Bohm

The gallery displayed images from everywhere from Hanover Square to Petticoat Lane- which oozed a gritty yet nostalgic reality in some absolutely breathtaking locations; from moddish boys with Beatles bowl hair cuts to backstreet alleys loitered with mischievous school children- all candid images, and all perfectly summarizing a completely inspiring era...

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    1. you look a bit like Blair Warldorf on Gossip girl :)



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  2. In love with your hat!
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    S xx

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  3. Great photo's ans gorgeous outfit! Love the little cute necklace, also looks like a great exhibiton! xo

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  4. You look so cute!! Love your necklace!! And those pies look delicious!

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  5. Very cute xx

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  6. That skirt is so pretty!

    xo Jennifer

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  7. Good to know about this pancake place, they look so yummy!
    I love your floral shirt :)
    xo
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  8. love your shoes!

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    x

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I love your mustard skirt a lot :) x

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  10. Yum! The pancakes look delicious!
    Also, the second picture is simply lovely!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
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  11. Bejesus those pancakes look amazing, will have to pop by Chelsea next time I'm in the UK! xx

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  12. Such a cute necklace, and I love your hat! x

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  13. you should be so proud of your blog its beautiful, the photography and content is always great and enjoyable to read :)
    I love the shirt you are wearing, and I also have a long list of places to visit in London is such an amazing city. x

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  14. Love the outfit, the colours are beautiful! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  15. lovely outfit, the necklace is really pretty. the pancakes look amazing as well xxxx
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  16. Can I adopt your hat collection please? You have ah-mazing hats!!

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  17. Very cute look ! Have a nice weekend , lovely !


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  18. Oh I love this Liv! The detailing on your shirt is gorgeous! So so pretty! xxx


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  19. love that skirt and the necklace is cute! :-)

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  20. Awesome post!!!! Love the way that you are dressed, so stylish and yet simple!
    Ann
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  21. that skirt looks uber cute on you and I have a large amount of fedora envy too :D

    oh and now i want banana and nutella pankcakes - although if i eat that i risk never doing up my warehouse dungarees haha

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  22. Gorgeous outfit, I adore your shoes. Those pancakes sound amazing. My Old Dutch is now definitely on my list of places to go!

    Xenia
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  23. That exhibition and pancake house look amazing :)! xx

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  24. This sounds like a brilliant day, wish I stayed in London to see the exhibition.
    Your outfit is so cute, very 90's skirt.
    Lauren
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  25. Such a gorgeous outfit, you look amazing! And WOAH I definitely need to visit that pancake place. Yum xx

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  26. I love it. Still a nice outfit.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  27. The blouse is the cutest. Ooh I could eat a few pancakes plated up right now

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  28. You look gorgeous,I love the hat and necklace! xo

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  29. gorgeous outfit i love that shirt so much!

    Hayley xx
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  30. gorgeous outfit! also those photographs look fab :) xx

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  31. gorgeous! You always look great in hats!

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  32. Lovely outfit. I love your photography. Jealous of your ability to wear hats! xx

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  33. Love this shirt on you!! - Babin' as always! <3

    Hayley xo

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  34. Those pancakes look incredible! What lipstick are you wearing? I love the colour!

    Lucy x The New Northerner

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  35. LOVING the lilac in this shirt, amazing outfit

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  36. Your shirt is absolutely beautiful, just like you! Wonderful photography as well.

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  37. Looking very beautiful, Olivia! You have impecable taste!

    We are offering 25% off at Millie 'n' Mae for What Olivia Did followers, with the discount code WHATOLIVIADID

    x

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  38. Your necklace is super cute !

    Melanie ♥

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  39. What a cool shirt! I love the fun floral detailing on it. It looks great with your button-down mini skirt. The color of your hat is a perfect match for your shirt too. I love this whole outfit!

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