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(Jumper: C/O Next, Dress: C/O Next, Shoes: Linzi, Bag: Beyond Retro, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

I feel like, if I were Carrie Bradshaw and casually perched on my New York window ledge puffing at a cigarette, I'd begin this post with the question 'is less really more?' Whilst looking out into the distance and checking my inbox for emails from Mr Big (read: Joe). Anyway- in short, I'd deliberated this outfit for a good while before going out. It seemed a little restrained for a Liv look, and dare I say it- wondered if it looked ~whispers~ boring (plus, it didn't help that I tripped over running for the bus in this, not sassy, ladies). With a pallet of a mere two colours (where I'd usually be a little more adventurous) and a hat nowhere to be seen (with a Birkin-esque basket bag to compensate) I felt suitably sensible, but after a while I strangely began to enjoy it all!

It's a look that I'd imagine old starlets to wear in the '50s (with added glamour, ease and a less wobbly strut)- but a simple look of three staples (a good navy knit, a beautifully shaped a line dress or skirt and some classic heels) and a statement accessory to give it all a bit of personality. Okay, so maybe my brief moment of demure was simply that, but it's safe to say I could certainly get used to being a bit more sartorially subdued now and again- it ain't all that bad.

Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
and here's what I wore...


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Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
(Jumper: C/O Next, Dress: C/O Next, Shoes: Linzi, Bag: Beyond Retro, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

I feel like, if I were Carrie Bradshaw and casually perched on my New York window ledge puffing at a cigarette, I'd begin this post with the question 'is less really more?' Whilst looking out into the distance and checking my inbox for emails from Mr Big (read: Joe). Anyway- in short, I'd deliberated this outfit for a good while before going out. It seemed a little restrained for a Liv look, and dare I say it- wondered if it looked ~whispers~ boring (plus, it didn't help that I tripped over running for the bus in this, not sassy, ladies). With a pallet of a mere two colours (where I'd usually be a little more adventurous) and a hat nowhere to be seen (with a Birkin-esque basket bag to compensate) I felt suitably sensible, but after a while I strangely began to enjoy it all!

It's a look that I'd imagine old starlets to wear in the '50s (with added glamour, ease and a less wobbly strut)- but a simple look of three staples (a good navy knit, a beautifully shaped a line dress or skirt and some classic heels) and a statement accessory to give it all a bit of personality. Okay, so maybe my brief moment of demure was simply that, but it's safe to say I could certainly get used to being a bit more sartorially subdued now and again- it ain't all that bad.

Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
and here's what I wore...


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73 comments:

  1. Beautiful Olivia!

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  2. Gorg dress and love the shoes! :)

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  3. Stunning dress, very Holly Golightly! I love the wicker basket handbag too, perfect for a stroll along the river!
    dimplesdiaries
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  4. this outfit is not boring at all! I love how classic and simple it is. rockin' it.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  5. This is such a classic look- I love it! x

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  6. Such a beautiful outfit and love your hair!

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  7. Lovely shoes :)

    Sim
    polarizedsoul.blogspot.com

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  8. Boring? Nah! You could never dress boring liv!
    Sophie
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  9. I have to get a midi skirt now. I just have to.

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    x

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  10. Gorgeous, this is such a classic and chic look! That skirt is so fun!

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  11. Oh my. Everything about this outfit is perfect- right down to your mint nails! I adore your straw bag, I spotted Kate Spade's during the winter, and was in NYC a few weeks ago and saw a couple of girls wearing them - very very cute. I love how modest your dress is, too. Paired with your loose waves this in definitely Kate Middleton-esque.

    Warm regards,
    Alexandra
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  12. Oh my gosh you look absolutely beautiful!
    The dress is stunning and I now absolutely need those shoes in my life <3

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  13. You look lovely! Love how simple yet elegant and beautiful this outfit is.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  14. Such a lovely outfit, looks so feminine and chic!

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  15. Love the shirt and those sandals!

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  16. Love this look, its so elegant, and goes great with the background you are shooting in.

    Jess x

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  17. Such a simple but gorgeous look! Actually thought it was Paris for a second though...

    Tilly Enn// A beauty and fashion blog

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  18. What a delightful outfit, the basket bag is such an adorable detail!!

    <3
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  19. Love this look! So elegant and your bag is such a cute statement piece! xx
    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  20. I'm a longstanding admirer of navy clothing.. so this is an outfit made in heaven, for me! I love the fit and flare styling of the skirt, it's so flattering and kind of mirrors how your hair splays out into the second colour! Beautiful!

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  21. Nice:) x
    Bianka
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  22. I can imagine starlets wearing similar looks in the 50's since you mentioned it! Really love your shoes

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  23. So beautiful! You look like a true 50s star! xox

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  24. Love your dress Olivia. It looks marvellous on you :)

    Much love,
    Liuba x

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  25. You look stunning in Navy... it suits you!!!

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  26. Such a simple, pretty look! Those shoes are lovely too.

    Olivia xx (new to blogging!)
    electricolivia.com

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  27. You look so elegant. Lovely outfit as usual <3 X
    thefashion-junkie

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  28. This look is classy! Not boring, and I just think it's beautiful :)


    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin'

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  29. My old stumping ground
    You should take a walk in the Inn's gardens next time

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  30. This look is amazing on you! The sleek silhouette of the dress and the simple accessories are gorgeous :) x

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  31. You dress like such a classy lady, it's lovely :)
    alicekatex ♥

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  32. This is just spectacular, so beautiful Olivia x

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  33. Love this outfi!! So cute!!
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  34. stunning!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  35. This is such a lovely outfit.
    Very elegant. Love the heels.

    DarlingSophie

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  36. Love the dress and the bag! Amazing look!
    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

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  37. I love this look - I don't think I could ever find your style boring, it's photographed too well! x

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  38. You look amazing- such a chic look!

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  39. I love the classic look, especially the colour, it looks so good on you!!

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  40. The subdued colour palette and accessories really makes the silhouette stand out - well worth it in my opinion, I love this look!

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  41. So chic and timeless!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  42. Beautiful outfit, that length of skirt is so hard to pull off!

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  43. absolutely love this outfit especially the vintage bag! xxx
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  44. You look absolutely incredible! Dying to buy a skirt like this now!

    Lauren x

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  45. It may be a little bit more simple that what you usually wear, but I think that it looks freaking gorgeous on you Liv ! really ! The navy color is so nice and flattering ! :)

    Love from France, Victoria
    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

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  46. Such a lovely style. Where did this dress or skirt really come from?
    The ones in the links are not the same.

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  47. you look amazing! x
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  48. you look amazing!! x
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  49. I love this outfit, sometimes simple really is best. You look very chic and beautiful! H xx

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  50. I think it's a cute outfit, the little bag tops it off
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  51. Gorgeous gorgeous dress, and I get your SJP/Carrie vibe - I would love to be having a Carrie ponder in a dress like that
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. Gorgeous such a classic outfit! x

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  53. Damn you Liv for looking so effortlessly glam. You are seriously gorgeous and this is look is so classic/timless! I'm also now coveting that bag, it is very (very) lovely x
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  54. I love everything about this - the dress, the bag, the shoes, the hair!

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  55. I love this simple 50's inspired look. You're such a beauty.
    The pattern/fabric of the dress looks really pretty too.

    Best wishes,
    Kat
    www.heartandsoulforfashion.com

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  56. I'm getting Audrey vibes, love this beautiful sophisticated look on ya! xxx

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  57. These pictures are beautiful and so is your outfit x

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  58. I love this looks and instantly thought of Kate Middletown !!! You look stunning xx

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  59. At first glance I thought this was a dress! I love this look - it is really nice and simple and I have to say less of definitely more sometimes. It's so classy and chic, and you look so elegant. Love the button detailing on the top - weirdly I feel it really pulls the top and skirt together really well.

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