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(Dress: Topshop, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Boots: Zara, Bracelet: C/O Claires, Rings: Astrid & Miyu)

As I started typing 'I'm not really one to celebrate Valentines...' I realised that would probably be massively untrue, because you know what- I am. I know it's not up everyone's street, I know a lot of people can't stand the commercialism of the day (red roses on offer anyone?), the money and the fact it shouldn't just be one day a year you tell someone (or people) you love them (which is true)- but I am possibly the soppiest person alive, so relish in the fact you can be a bit 'bleugh lovey dovey' and nearly always get away with it for 24 hours once a year (even if you do spend Valentines night watching Take Me Out... ahem).

So, after getting up bright and early - Joe and I wandered East for a little surprise flower arranging workshop he'd secretly booked in order to celebrate the occasion (grossed out yet?) With the Columbia Creative Floral Company organising workshops occasionally throughout the year, it was the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together and work on something rewarding and creative without picking up any garage carnations in the process. Seeing as it was something we'd never normally do, it was the perfect reason to get up early and meant we could enjoy the rest of the day too (even if it was in my 'comfies' and not this pretty slightly-sixties-bridal lace dress)...

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What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress Nissan Figaro Columbia Road What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress
(Dress: Topshop, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Boots: Zara, Bracelet: C/O Claires, Rings: Astrid & Miyu)

As I started typing 'I'm not really one to celebrate Valentines...' I realised that would probably be massively untrue, because you know what- I am. I know it's not up everyone's street, I know a lot of people can't stand the commercialism of the day (red roses on offer anyone?), the money and the fact it shouldn't just be one day a year you tell someone (or people) you love them (which is true)- but I am possibly the soppiest person alive, so relish in the fact you can be a bit 'bleugh lovey dovey' and nearly always get away with it for 24 hours once a year (even if you do spend Valentines night watching Take Me Out... ahem).

So, after getting up bright and early - Joe and I wandered East for a little surprise flower arranging workshop he'd secretly booked in order to celebrate the occasion (grossed out yet?) With the Columbia Creative Floral Company organising workshops occasionally throughout the year, it was the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together and work on something rewarding and creative without picking up any garage carnations in the process. Seeing as it was something we'd never normally do, it was the perfect reason to get up early and meant we could enjoy the rest of the day too (even if it was in my 'comfies' and not this pretty slightly-sixties-bridal lace dress)...

What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress Columbia Road What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress Columbia Road What Olivia Did White Topshop Lace Dress Columbia Road

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69 comments:

  1. This dress is so beautiful! A flower arranging workshop sounds like so much fun too!

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  2. Lovely post! I definitely need to hunt down the spot where all the vintage cars park and shoot my outfits there, such a good backdrop!
    Also, that flower arranging workshops seems lovely!
    -P.
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  3. The flowers are so gorgeous! Xxxx

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  4. omg you always find cute cars to take pictures with!! this lace dress is amazing <3<3

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  5. ahh this is super pretty! love the dress :)
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  6. I love this dress, you look gorgeous!
    Elle.x

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  7. so gorgeous Olivia..the whole thing just sounds amazing :)

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  8. Omg those pink pineapples are so cute lol :D X

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  9. This dress looks so beautiful on you! Loving the pineapple picture haha. Tell me that's your car, please! I love little figaros! cottonandcandie xx

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  10. Those are really lovely flowers...much prettier than the typical red rose floral arrangements we usually see on V day.

    Gorgeous look, too! Love the lace dress :)

    xo Azu

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  11. That dress is divine! I've never tried flower arranging but it sounds like such a perfect thing to do on Valentines!
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  12. Wow .. amazing dress and wonderful pictures! The car is soooo great!!!

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  13. Beautiful dress, those sleeves are a gorgeous statement

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  14. looks like the perfect vday setting. obsessed w your dress
    xx Sarah
    Russian Dressing

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  15. Lovely dress! Great shots!

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  16. What a beautiful lace dress!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  17. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Valentine's and I don't think flower arranging is too soppy.

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  18. Really beautiful look! Love these photos ;)

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  19. These photos are so pretty!

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  20. such a silly thing for me to say but - the aesthetics in these photos are wonderful!! i love that little lace dress! xx

    kelseyjbarnes

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  21. Beautiful look! Love the dress on you :)

    xxx,
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  22. Those effortless waves in your hair is always what I WISH my hair looked like haha. So jealous.
    x
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  23. That sounds like such a fun activity for valentines day. The flower arrangements look gorgeous! I love the lace dress you wore, it's very romantic :)

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  24. That's a beautiful dress. :) x

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  25. This may be my favourite outfit I have ever seen! Very in love with the dress—sadly out of stock. Your valentine's sounds lovely xx

    —Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

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  26. This is such a beautiful dress! x

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  27. Incredibly beautiful and romantic dress! This is a fantastic outfit.

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  28. You look lovely Liv! I love the contrast between the white lace and black tights/boots.

    xx

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  29. I'd never have thought of styling that dress like that, you have a magic way with these things Olivia! And good on you for being proud of celebrating Valentine's Day - your craft ideas this year were so beautiful and thoughtful, enough to convert the most Scroogiest Scrooge :)

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  30. Such a lovely white lace dress, the bell sleeves are so pretty and sweet! Looking fantastic in this romantic look!

    Prudence
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  31. You are so gorgeous! <3 I adore your hair and the dress is so pretty. I LOVE how you styled it with the boots and all! Perfection! Xx

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

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  32. How fun to go a flower arranging workshop! That must have been a lovely surprise. You look gorgeous in that dress. xxx

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  33. That's such a lovely dress! Great photos too, so pretty :)
    Hannah x
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  34. That is the lace dress of my dreams, I need to get in this in my wardrobe ASAP!!

    Lauren x
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  35. I am not sure if the average greek man is familiar with the phrase "flower arranging workshop". Perhaps I should move to Britain. Oh well! Great outfit as always!
    x
    Christina

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  36. That dress is absolutely divine, just so beautiful x

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  37. I adore this dress, and the location for this shoot is so beautiful! The colours compliment your outfit perfectly!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  38. I'd absolutely love to do a flower arranging workshop, keeping my eyes peeled for any future ones! Also, that dress is gorgeous x

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  39. such a beautiful dress


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  40. This dress is gorgeous!

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  41. You're making me very much wish I'd purchased those Zara boots a few months ago now, wah! Gorgeous dress too, you always pick such pretty outfits.

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  42. super look:) xx
    Bianka
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  43. Perfect dress, looks stunning on you! <3

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  44. What an amazing dress Olivia! You look so classy and stunning as usual <3
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  45. This dress is stunning! Those sleeves are fantastic! Cant go wrong with white lace!

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  46. I have a very very similar dress in black, though! And I love the idea of a flower arranging workshop!!! Oooh I need to put that on My bucket list!

    -SJay
    The Chronic Dreamer

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  47. That car is my absolute dream car!
    Also lovely outfit choice :)
    Here is for the cheesy lovers of V day!
    Rosie
    x

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  48. Your dress is lovely! You look like a princess :) I'd totally wear that! Also I love your bag, it looks super vintage!

    Julia x
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  49. beautiful!!

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  50. Awww, what a lovely surprise. And I love your dress; such gorgeous detailing x

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  52. This is one of those dresses that look gorgeous on someone else but make me look like a sack of potatoes. But you definitely rock it!

    - coffeeslag

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  53. Absolutely love the dress! It reminds me of Blair Waldorf! And I love the added touch of the car
    -Kate
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  54. This dress is just gorgeous, so delicate and oldyworldy H xx

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  55. This look suits you so well! I love the heels you chose and you look completely fabulous in this lace dress. Brilliant styling!

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  56. This dress is so pretty!! Love love! It perfects the reveal and conceal in a way that makes it wearable anywhere I love your bag, it looks super vintage!

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  57. This entire look is perfection.I LOVE this dress. They make a real style statement Your dress is lovely! You look like a princess :)

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