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(Dress: C/O Boden, Cardigan: C/O Boden, Shoes: Primark, Belt: Vintage, Glasses: C/O London Retro)

If my day to day occupation didn't involve working from inside my duvet, and was more office based- I'm pretty sure this is what I'd call my 'power dressing' outfit. It's no androgynous suit with sharp Loubs, but there's something about a fifties style shape, with simple heels and a classic cardigan that make me feel like a proper grown up, and pretty ready to take on the world (or, erm, rush hour).

Inevitably, the combination of cropped cashmere cardigan and printed fit and flare sun dress (the print from this Boden number was taken from an original 1940's wash bag- amazing right?) pretty much equates to me thinking I'm some sort of Mad Men extra- cue the glasses and beehive for added sass factor (did I just say that? Ok fine)- which is never a bad thing, and certainly helped this lady stand out at London Bridge, ahem.
Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit

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Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit
(Dress: C/O Boden, Cardigan: C/O Boden, Shoes: Primark, Belt: Vintage, Glasses: C/O London Retro)

If my day to day occupation didn't involve working from inside my duvet, and was more office based- I'm pretty sure this is what I'd call my 'power dressing' outfit. It's no androgynous suit with sharp Loubs, but there's something about a fifties style shape, with simple heels and a classic cardigan that make me feel like a proper grown up, and pretty ready to take on the world (or, erm, rush hour).

Inevitably, the combination of cropped cashmere cardigan and printed fit and flare sun dress (the print from this Boden number was taken from an original 1940's wash bag- amazing right?) pretty much equates to me thinking I'm some sort of Mad Men extra- cue the glasses and beehive for added sass factor (did I just say that? Ok fine)- which is never a bad thing, and certainly helped this lady stand out at London Bridge, ahem.
Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit Boden Dress Fifties Outfit Pastel Outfit

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80 comments:

  1. That dress is just Gorgeous! You Stunner!x

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  2. You just look so cute! I love the dress its so pretty!

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  3. That is such a beautiful dress. You ooze class <3 X

    thefashion-junkie

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  4. Wow..the dress is beautiful..

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  5. Oh my, I love everything about this. The Mad Men vibes and the perfect pale blue background for your outfit. So lovely!

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  6. Oh my, this really is a power dress, I'm sure it cheers you up the moment you put it on! Love how you paired it with cardigan and heels.

    Enter my print giveaway here.

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  7. Wow.. Can I just say: you look absolutely stunning in every bloomin' post I see on your blog. What's your secret? Haha.. Love the outfit and the beehive + 60s glasses combo!
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  8. your dress is so beautiful, you look amazing!

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  9. great dress :) gorge outfit www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Wow!!! What an amazing dress - so, so pretty!
    and you can never go wrong with cashmere :)

    Emma
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  11. That dress is just spectacular! You look divine Liv! x

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  12. love!
    x
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  13. I just love the way you do your hair! A tutorial would be more than welcomed :3
    Also, looking lovely as usual Olivia!

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  14. This is such a beautiful dress! I want it!
    Lovely outfit and perfect hair as usually.

    DarlingSophie

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  15. I don't think that print could be anymore perfect if it tried!
    Sophie
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  16. Those shoes are beautiful! x

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  17. Gorgeous outfit, you look so pretty :D

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    xx

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  18. You've gotta show us how you do your hair!

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  19. Well isn't that just adorable!

    Rachel --- Claireful

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  20. You have a lovely blog! :)

    Love, Cami
    xx - LeMondeDeCami.blogspot.com

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  21. Such a beautiful dress! Love this look on you Olivia! xo

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  22. Ohhh!! you look amazing! this is so beautiful and classy <3 ! loved it! amazing one dear^_^~ <3

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  23. At first I thought "Aw what a lovely skirt" Oops, nop! It's a dress!! haha It looks perfect for the spring/summer time. And yes, that would be a perfect outfit for an office - stylish and yet 'appropriate'. x

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  24. YOu look very feminine and super elegant, the dress is lovely! <3 xoxo

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  25. That is such a abeautiful dress! You should check out my new post


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  26. Such a beautiful look x

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  27. Such a cute dress, makes me want to go on holiday!!
    looking beautiful Olivia.
    Love, Belle

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  28. Oh my gosh this dress is so, so beautiful!

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  29. wow youre beautiful everything about this outfit is perfect.

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  30. gorgeous dress

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  31. What a gorgeous dress :) The pastel colours are so pretty.
    Rosie x
    Every Word Handwritten

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  32. so pretty! i adore your dress!

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  33. You look amazing - love the outfit! xxx

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  34. I love that dress!! Very 1950s Italian film diva-like somehow... :)

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  35. Only you could pull this skirt off misses, perfect!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Fashion Blog

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  36. That dress is so lovely, you pull it off so so well.

    Jess x

    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. That dress is gorgeous!

    check out my beauty giveaway, last day to enter..

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    xx

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  38. you wear 50s so well ! looking gorgeous as always and that dress is so unique, really pretty and a lovely print
    Lauren x
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  39. I love your style so much, you always look so beautiful!
    Danielle xo

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  40. Not that you ever will BUT (and that's a big but) if you do decide to ever get rid of that dress Olivia, please send it my way. Ta

    xoxo
    Ivy
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  41. this is so lovely and vintage, I love it! xx

    Blankets Of Roses

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  42. oooooh, you look stunning, girl!

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  43. I'm in love with that print!!
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  44. Love the dress, it looks so cute! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

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  45. Lovely photos, I love the print on the dress it's so gorgeous and very 50's-esque!

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  46. You always look so feminine and elegant - I have a definite style crush.

    x

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  47. Such a gorgeous retro look! I absolutely love the print on your dress and how that cardigan looks layered over it.

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  48. Love that skirt! Beautiful pictures as always!
    xo, Connie
    www.connnietang.com

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  49. Boden?? No way... Off to investigate.

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  50. Ohh, I'm so in love with that dress! I just need to have it! Love the floral print!
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  51. Retro ravishing! I wish my hair was like yours so I could accomplish a hairdo like that. I need to learn how to fake it!


    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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  52. Pretty, i like your beehive in all your fashion posts suits you

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  53. uau!!


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  54. That dress is gorgeous

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  55. Love your vintage look and this romantic dress. Happy Spring! :)

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  56. Olivia did you order a size 6 or 8? I know Boden often comes up on the larger size. I'm going to get this dress and I'm a similar size to you. It looks FAB on you by the way, great styling!
    Alice x

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    1. I went for a 6 and it was pretty much perfect!

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  57. lovely dress x
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  58. this is you showing off your new specs just as I lose mine!

    Mat @ Buckets & Spades

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  59. elegant shoes & hair!
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  60. Amazing look!! Amazing blog!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!

    xoxo

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  61. I love your Boden dress and the way you have done your hair! Do you do hair tutorials too?
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  62. V: Such a fab dress! Love Boden! x

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  63. V: Such a fab dress! Love Boden at the moment! x

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  64. Love this dress and these are such great pics. I am sure you already know, but I have seen them pop up quite a few times on Pinterest!

    Melissa x

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  65. So I literally just discovered your blog and I'm convinced that we are doppelgangers!!!!! Photography, vintage, cooking, fashion, music and travel are all things that I LOVE!!! We even have the same name! I'm wondering if you have a Pinterest account because I would love to follow ;D
    Liv xxx

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