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(Dress: River Island, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Boots: Zara)

I'll admit it, I'm not very good at getting dressed up. On New Year's Eve I opted for pyjamas and the worlds cosiest dressing gown, on Christmas day I was in my pyjamas by five (which, I'm sure applied to a fair few of us)- and on my first ever night 'out out' at university, I wore a duffle coat and loafers- it's safe to say I didn't make many new pals that evening (something about looking like Moss from the I.T Crowd, you say?) If I ever do search for the perfect 'occasion' dress it usually has to be a) something I can wear with tights and b) something that'll be fine during the day with a biker jacket- and that, I have found, can be unusually tricky to find.

Queue this River Island dress of dreams, snapped up swiftly after spotting it on Harley Viera-Newton (serious style kudos to her) and my new 'perfect-for-everything' dress, which has already had a fair few outings. On top of that, it's now half blooming price in the ASOS sale (you lucky buggers) so if anyone ever feels the need to turn to tights and loafers for a night out- this will be the perfect partner (and perfect for swishy-dancing too)!

River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did Zara boots

and here's what I wore...




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River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did
(Dress: River Island, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Boots: Zara)

I'll admit it, I'm not very good at getting dressed up. On New Year's Eve I opted for pyjamas and the worlds cosiest dressing gown, on Christmas day I was in my pyjamas by five (which, I'm sure applied to a fair few of us)- and on my first ever night 'out out' at university, I wore a duffle coat and loafers- it's safe to say I didn't make many new pals that evening (something about looking like Moss from the I.T Crowd, you say?) If I ever do search for the perfect 'occasion' dress it usually has to be a) something I can wear with tights and b) something that'll be fine during the day with a biker jacket- and that, I have found, can be unusually tricky to find.

Queue this River Island dress of dreams, snapped up swiftly after spotting it on Harley Viera-Newton (serious style kudos to her) and my new 'perfect-for-everything' dress, which has already had a fair few outings. On top of that, it's now half blooming price in the ASOS sale (you lucky buggers) so if anyone ever feels the need to turn to tights and loafers for a night out- this will be the perfect partner (and perfect for swishy-dancing too)!

River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did River Island Floral dress What Olivia Did Zara boots

and here's what I wore...




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79 comments:

  1. I saw you in this lovely get up at the Testament of Youth premiere, gutted I was too far away to say hello though. Absolutely beautiful as always Olivia <3

    Andini xx
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  2. This dress is so cute! I'm often very tempted to put my coat on for a night out, I definitely won't be going on any without one for a while though, it's far too cold! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  3. LIV! Totally get you about the whole pj deal. haha and the little anecdote about your first night out at uni is funny! I really enjoy your writing!

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  4. What a lovely dress, the colours are so wintry and really suit you!
    Hannah x
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  5. That dress is beautiful.

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  6. As a student, I felt I had to follow the crowd all the time by what I wore on a night out. People used to say I dressed too posh by wearing pearls and a longish dress,so by second year I was wearing ill-fitting clothes and dresses just above my bum (not suitable for a 5ft9 girl). Luckily, by third year I decided enough is enough. I will wear what I feel comfortable in. Why young women from 18-25 yearsfeel that they have to conform to dresses below the bum without any tights is beyond me. It's like being in a wolfpack in Mean Girls. I actually tried on some old dresses from uni a few months ago and was shocked at how short they were :O.

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  7. OMG This dress is beautiful and perfect with your red lipstick!!!
    Absolutely in love with the whole outfit <3
    xx

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  8. Such a cute outfit - LOVE that bag!

    Natalie x

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  9. hahaha I understand.
    I'm getting a LITTLE bit better about dressing up, but nothing too fancy, eh
    This is pretty!

    Valentina
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  10. Your photographs are beautiful, and I love your ankle boots! :)
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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous, love your makeup, hair and outfit. How is it possible that you looked like Moss? :)

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  12. Gorgeous print and the collars and cuffs are such a cute addition!
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  13. I'm honestly wondering where I was when Zara was selling those boots. They look amazing on you!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous, girly outfit!
    This dress is so pretty!

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  15. Beautiful dress. xox

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  16. such a gorgeous dress! xx

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  17. Totally agree with you, can't hear heels for long unless there's chairs around, and I cannot be doing with short dresses on a night out - send the flats and tights!

    Lauren x
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  18. That is such a pretty dress, and I love the collar on it! Hehe, I also opted for pjs on NYE - and it was the best one I've had in a while.

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  19. that is such a lovely dress! the colors look great on you :)

    Arianne

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  20. I saw this on your Instagram and loved it! Still loving it, even more. And you criteria for occasion dresses are so universal and great, I'm totally going to use them!
    -P.
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  21. I really like that dress!

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  22. You look so pretty! This dress is insanely chic!

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  23. Love the outfit!!

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  24. The dress suits you so well Olivia stunning!

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  25. Love this dress :) the floral print is so pretty

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  26. Oh my goodness, what a lovely outfit! Your dress is amazing, I need it in my life!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  27. I love this outfit! Uni dress is a tricky thing to follow!

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  28. Your outfit's so stunning, you always look so gorgeous!!

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  29. Such a beautiful dress! The pictures are beautiful too! x

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  30. the collar on this dress is the cutest thing! such a good look x

    Aine Oh

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  31. Oh Liv, you look so pretty in that dress! The red lip is perfect with the floral print too.

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  32. I love getting dressed up but I always want my clothes to be able to be casual as well because otherwise I rarely wear them.

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  33. beautiful! when I go shopping, I normally don't gravitate towards floral prints, but that dress is super cute!

    -Kate
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  34. Man, I feel ya! My boyfriend once asked me why I don't wear tight clothes like the other girls when we went out haha! But this swingy number is right up my alley as well! xx

    —Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

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  35. Your dress is so cute. I love the collar too. Very chic outfit!

    xo Azu

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  36. I love your dress, especially the print and the collar
    xo
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  37. LOVE the outfit! xx

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  38. I am obsessed with these boots Olivia <3 xx

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  39. Gosh, another amazing post by Miss Olivia ... This outfit is gorgeous ! And I enjoy so much seeing London around you, it's always so unreal and magic .. I miss the city so badly ! In 2015 I need to come back and shoot some posts there ! Carry on Olivia, your blog is just on point :)

    Love from France, Victoria
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  40. Such a lovely outfit, it was so nice to meet you at London Fashion Week - your blog is stunning! xx Victoria

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  41. You look utterly stunning! That dress looks incredible on you and these photos are to die! xxx

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  42. Such a beauty Liv, you look gorgeous x

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  43. Gorgeous as usual Olivia! Your blog photos are always on point.. Ahh teach me your ways!

    Michelle x

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  44. Very cute dress!
    Amber
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  45. Amazing look! Gorgeous floral print and makeup! =)

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    Jessica

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  46. Nice look:) xx
    Bianka
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  47. That dress is so beautiful!

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  48. I think this is actually the pretty dress ever! I love the cute little collar!

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  49. Olivia this look is so lovely and cute for the season - definite proof that sensible dresses can look gorge in the cold weather! Great call on the colour pop lip, I'd have done that as well xx
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  50. Always so lovely! That dress is gorgeous :)
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  51. I need this dress in my life! It's such a pretty outfit.

    Emily x

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  52. This dress is so gorgeous! x

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  53. Tights and a biker jacket are key pieces for an outfit both fit for the day and the evening.
    I would never have looked at this dress but it looks absolutely gorgeous, especially with your long loose curls

    Hope xx
    hopecoyne.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. I'm obsessed with your dress! Beautiful patterns!

    x Sarah
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  55. I think I end up falling in love with everything you wear! I'd never have picked up this dress as it's so unusual but it looks gorgeous on! :)
    And I'm totally the same at University, I refuse not to bring a jacket and I always wear flats and tights! It's just too cold!

    x Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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  56. Love this dress, you should be so proud of your amazing blog xx
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  57. this looks like you had a great time! love your outfit too

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  58. Love your dress!


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  59. Love the post. Amazing dress :)

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  60. Just found the blog love it. The dress is amazing :)

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  61. just found the blog love it. the dress is amazing :)

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  62. Such an elegant feminine look! We love.

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    x

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  63. That dress tho!! http://thepamperedgurl.com/

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  64. This dress is gorgeous live. Very Valentino-esque I'm feeling! Gx

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  65. cute dress :)


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  66. I love the setting for these photos! After years of following US blogs it's do refreshing to see backdrops that I recognise and London haunts that I know! I love it!

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  67. The dress looks so pretty on you!
    just found your blog!

    have a wonderful Sunday!
    Vicky | The Golden Bun

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  68. Reason I started blogging! Such lovely style

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  69. This entire look is perfection. Seriously, all of it….just works. Day to night, just gorgeous.
    I’m new to ur blog and I have to say in loving it. I’d love to get my hands on this dress.

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