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(Parka: C/O Dorothy Perkins , Bag: Lulu Guinness, Shirt: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Miss Selfridge, Boots: Office)

To me, a cool (or should I say warm- hohoho) parka reminds me of three things- one, eskimos/explorers doing their utmost to be practical and stay warm (and dressing correctly at that- if worn right, a parka can act like a wearable duvet), two- that Mick Jagger for David Bailey photograph (because I will always strive to look that cool with my hood up) and three, models off duty- looking slinky AND warm- it's a win win look. So, when Dorothy Perkins asked me to style up a couple of their new Style Essentials I was sold, and with one being this snug as a bug jacket- I've never felt so ready for the coming months (last winter I vowed to invest in one after freezing my bits n pieces off whilst parading around in a light jacket in Feburary) - plus, if it makes you feel like Cara D you gotta be on the right track, surely?

Their second Style Essential is a trusty pair of day-to-night block heels- and if they come in a triple colour way, you're safe to say they're going to go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. I styled these bad boys with a trusty a-line floral dress and seventies inspired gilet for a muted nod to a certain era gone-by- and I can assure you I didn't have to stop for a shoe break/whinge once- they're really that comfy (and I've worn some shoes in my time, kids). Plus, if you fancy checking out their other essentials you can do so here- they're essentials for a reason ; )

Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Bike East London
(Hat: ASOS, Dress: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Gilet: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Bag: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: C/O Dorothy Perkins)


and here's what I wore...


Post in collaboration with Dorothy Perkins


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Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka East London
(Parka: C/O Dorothy Perkins , Bag: Lulu Guinness, Shirt: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Miss Selfridge, Boots: Office)

To me, a cool (or should I say warm- hohoho) parka reminds me of three things- one, eskimos/explorers doing their utmost to be practical and stay warm (and dressing correctly at that- if worn right, a parka can act like a wearable duvet), two- that Mick Jagger for David Bailey photograph (because I will always strive to look that cool with my hood up) and three, models off duty- looking slinky AND warm- it's a win win look. So, when Dorothy Perkins asked me to style up a couple of their new Style Essentials I was sold, and with one being this snug as a bug jacket- I've never felt so ready for the coming months (last winter I vowed to invest in one after freezing my bits n pieces off whilst parading around in a light jacket in Feburary) - plus, if it makes you feel like Cara D you gotta be on the right track, surely?

Their second Style Essential is a trusty pair of day-to-night block heels- and if they come in a triple colour way, you're safe to say they're going to go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. I styled these bad boys with a trusty a-line floral dress and seventies inspired gilet for a muted nod to a certain era gone-by- and I can assure you I didn't have to stop for a shoe break/whinge once- they're really that comfy (and I've worn some shoes in my time, kids). Plus, if you fancy checking out their other essentials you can do so here- they're essentials for a reason ; )

Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels Bike East London
(Hat: ASOS, Dress: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Gilet: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Bag: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: C/O Dorothy Perkins)


and here's what I wore...


Post in collaboration with Dorothy Perkins


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56 comments:

  1. Cute dress! xx

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  2. Beautiful looks. Love the cute dress and the cool parka :)

    xx Mira

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  3. They're both so lovely and I love how you styled them, expecially the first one which made me pretty excited for autumn!

    x Giada | Miel Café

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  4. That parka is great! And I agree... in a parka you should look like a skimo. That's part of its charm!
    xx,
    E.
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  5. Nice jacket! I like the shoes and the gilet!

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  6. Your outfit is so cute. Good post :)

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  7. Love these looks! You look lovely :) I'm definitely on the lookout for a parka this year, that one looks super comfy and cool (style wise, not temperature obviously!). Loving the 70s vibe too!

    Shall definitely have to check out the parkas over at DP then :)

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  8. I love that dress with the fur vest!!
    xo
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  9. I love that dress! You look lovely Olivia as always x

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  10. Those two outfits are so cute :) They suit you so much, you look perfekt in them :)
    And I like the photos!

    xx Vanessa

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  11. I really love the coat :)

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  12. Lovely post, you look amazing in both outfits, i exceptionally love those dorothy perkins shoes, they look so comfy.

    Jess x
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  13. We don't get to see you in jeans much but you look amazing! Really love the block heels as well, such a nice height for daytime wear!

    Fashion Tale

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  14. That parka looks sooo good on you! :)

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  15. That parka looks so cosy! I moved further north last winter and really underestimated how cold it would be, this year I'm much more prepared. I love the gilet & dress combination too, gorgeous x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  16. Love that coat! So toasty and cosy!


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  17. Oh my days, that parka looks so utterly cosy! Lovely looks! :)

    Technicolour Dreamer

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  18. I love that dress!

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  19. Love love love your second outfit! Super cute x

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  20. Such a lovely outfit!!

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  21. Ooooh-ee those shoes! I never look in Dorothy Perkins - definitely will now!

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  22. Love the jacket. The furry hood looks so snug. I have a coat with fur trim like that and I adore it.
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  23. Beautiful photos! You look gorgeous in this boho chic outfit!

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  24. Such a cutie Liv, you always look wonderful! x

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  25. I'm a little bit in love with the second outfit! I just love the vibe! I have a feeling my body type will not let me pull this look off :/ a girl can dream right?! and if not there always the "returns/exchange" option! lol

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

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  26. Oh no! Is it really already time for furry parkas? Say it ain't so!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  27. It's getting to the time of year where I need to think about a new coat, isn't it?

    Jx www.feelingstylish.co.uk

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  28. Love that parka! If I could look as cool as that Mick Jagger photo, I'd be pretty happy. Also, I very nearly bought those heels the other day! x

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  29. So in love with the second outfit! Looks amazing! <3
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  30. I'm trying to find the perfect coat for this winter and my god I need a hood that fluffy! A little faux fur makes any old parka look soooo luxurious

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  31. Very nice:) x
    Bianka
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  32. Love your staples! those sandals are gorgeous!

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  33. Love the first look!!
    xx
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  34. Love Love Love!
    Especially the last look
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    S xx

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  35. That dress and gilet are so pretty! Lovely post :)

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  36. You know Olivia, I always thought parkas were a bit dull and boring. Until I saw this post - seeing a cool little crumpet like you wearing this makes me now think they can look awesome and I want one, heehee!

    Love the looks x

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  37. The coat is on my Christmas list. Early? Nah, never too early!

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  38. I love the first look, such a nice look for cooler weather. xxx

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  39. Love it! So pretty.

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  40. I really enjoy both outfits ! One more casual with the Parka, one more girly with the dress.. In both cases, you are adorable and stylish !

    Lovely Olivia !x

    Love from France, Victoria

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  41. Great parka it's very model off duty. I promised myself a camel coat last feb so I'm def getting one
    Lauren
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  42. Both lovely looks - you're so amazing at putting together seemingly effortless looks, lady! I'm dying to get a faux-fur parka like that for when the weather gets nippy; impressed that it's from Dorothy Perkins!

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure xx

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  43. I'm actually in love with that parka, I think I might have to go and buy it............

    Blankets Of Roses xx

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  44. Yes, yes, yes. Autumn, the season of coats!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  45. That flower dress is very pretty!

    Rona from threepinkcats

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  46. I love that flowery dress, so lovely for autumn!

    Nicola xx

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  47. Love the dress! You look stunning as always.
    xo, Connie
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  48. I love the parka - you do look so cool with your hood up! And stunning!
    Also love the dress!! You are a terrible influence on my shopping trips :) xxx

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  49. You look like such a cute explorer in the parka, and they are great in the February weather; your dress is a cute piece too, perfect on you :)
    Lauren x
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  50. Love the parka!

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