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(Sunglasses: Taylor Morris, Dress, Belt, Bag, and Shoes: All C/O Next)


Although I'm not to usually go overboard with long posts, this one is definitely one of the 'grab a cuppa ones' and properly sit down with, so I hope you're comfy- and lets' get going to Osea...

So, a couple of weeks ago I headed across to Essex to the private, and absolutely stunning Osea Island with Next and a handful of some of my favourite blogging ladies (really, they're a big old bunch of babes). Situated a in a little place called Witham, across a winding causeway (which, coincidentally was also used for the Woman in Black- eery) the island was every bit as beautiful as a bit of dab-handed Googling suggested, as we settled in to our nautical Captain's House lodge for the day, unpacked- and got exploring! First on our agenda was a cooking class with the wonderful ladies at Spook. With a healthy and delicious menu of chicken, asparagus, sweet potato, broccoli and a raw banoffee pie and chocolate cake- we were truly spoilt for choice and all chipped in putting together quite a spread (even if mine and Kbel's chips weren't quite up to scratch!

The afternoon was spent meandering around the hidden paths of Osea, stopping to gawp at the views ('blue sky?! In England?! REALLY?!), do a bit of pigeon rescuing (which I'm sure you'll be able to see in one of Kristabel's vlogs), a spot of sunbathing (even if I was wrapped in a towel due to the sea breeze)- and of course finishing with a dash of afternoon tea, because hey, we are British y'know...

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The evening at Osea was spent with dinner and a challenge of Murder Mystery- because, why not!? I've never actually done anything like it before (apart from unleashing my competitive streak during family games of Cluedo), and it was one of the funniest (y'know, minus the murder) things I've done, especially as our team may have won- not that I'll mention it again ; )! Post crime solving celebrations aside, we all crawled in to our pjs and spent the evening cosied up (with obligatory girlie 'blogger' chats thrown in for good measure too, of course)...

Anyway! The clothes! For the trip I packed this beachy off-the-shoulder bohemian number, which was perfect for a day of floating about (although I was a super-cautious-Susan and had denim shorts on too) and relaxing. Paired with arguably one of the comfiest pairs of sandals and a bag which my mum is now after- it made for the perfect get-up for an overnight stay cation in the sun, delightful!

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A big thank you to Next for inviting me along to this trip!


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Next Outfit What Olivia Did Next Outfit What Olivia Did Next Outfit What Olivia Did Next Outfit What Olivia Did Next Outfit What Olivia Did Next Outfit What Olivia Did Next Outfit What Olivia Did
(Sunglasses: Taylor Morris, Dress, Belt, Bag, and Shoes: All C/O Next)


Although I'm not to usually go overboard with long posts, this one is definitely one of the 'grab a cuppa ones' and properly sit down with, so I hope you're comfy- and lets' get going to Osea...

So, a couple of weeks ago I headed across to Essex to the private, and absolutely stunning Osea Island with Next and a handful of some of my favourite blogging ladies (really, they're a big old bunch of babes). Situated a in a little place called Witham, across a winding causeway (which, coincidentally was also used for the Woman in Black- eery) the island was every bit as beautiful as a bit of dab-handed Googling suggested, as we settled in to our nautical Captain's House lodge for the day, unpacked- and got exploring! First on our agenda was a cooking class with the wonderful ladies at Spook. With a healthy and delicious menu of chicken, asparagus, sweet potato, broccoli and a raw banoffee pie and chocolate cake- we were truly spoilt for choice and all chipped in putting together quite a spread (even if mine and Kbel's chips weren't quite up to scratch!

The afternoon was spent meandering around the hidden paths of Osea, stopping to gawp at the views ('blue sky?! In England?! REALLY?!), do a bit of pigeon rescuing (which I'm sure you'll be able to see in one of Kristabel's vlogs), a spot of sunbathing (even if I was wrapped in a towel due to the sea breeze)- and of course finishing with a dash of afternoon tea, because hey, we are British y'know...

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The evening at Osea was spent with dinner and a challenge of Murder Mystery- because, why not!? I've never actually done anything like it before (apart from unleashing my competitive streak during family games of Cluedo), and it was one of the funniest (y'know, minus the murder) things I've done, especially as our team may have won- not that I'll mention it again ; )! Post crime solving celebrations aside, we all crawled in to our pjs and spent the evening cosied up (with obligatory girlie 'blogger' chats thrown in for good measure too, of course)...

Anyway! The clothes! For the trip I packed this beachy off-the-shoulder bohemian number, which was perfect for a day of floating about (although I was a super-cautious-Susan and had denim shorts on too) and relaxing. Paired with arguably one of the comfiest pairs of sandals and a bag which my mum is now after- it made for the perfect get-up for an overnight stay cation in the sun, delightful!

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A big thank you to Next for inviting me along to this trip!


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51 comments:

  1. Love this post! Gorgeous dress xx
    Holly x

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  2. your outfit is so gorgeous and summery, it's making me wish that we'd get a bit of sun up in scotland! beautiful photos too x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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  3. I love your outfit and it looks like you had an amazing time there!x

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  4. So lovely!!! I hope you've enjoyed the trip!
    xx

    Vicky // The Golden Bun

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  5. Looks like you had a lovely time! Great photos and i'm loving your outfit!

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  6. Oh my Olivia, you look absolutely divine in those top pictures! That dress is just perfection, so gorgeous x

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun! That dress is so cute! Those shoes really go so well with it too!

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  8. I love the 70s style of this outfit and the all white, it's soooo lovely! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  9. You look incredible in this boho outfit!

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  10. Such beautiful photos and that dress is so dreamy, sounds like you had an amazing time! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  11. Such beautiful editorial snaps Liv, I feel like you've captured the mood perfectly - and how gorgeous is that off-shoulder dress?!

    Lauren x
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  12. Beautiful post, looks like you had a fabulous time! <3

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  13. This looks so delightful! And a beautiful dress too

    x
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  14. you look beautiful! love how natural your outfit posts always are :) xx

    Floralchaos

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  15. Fantastic post and looks like you had a lovely time. xx

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  16. Your dress is so pretty, I love your outfit!!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

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  17. Love this dress. You look stunning Olivia.

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  18. Such a beautiful posts! The pictures look stunning and I love your frock! :)
    xx
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  19. so stunning!! love this place

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  20. this outfit is so gorgeous! it suits you this relaxing boho look! xx

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  21. these photos are just so beautiful!

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  22. This post is so beautiful, it looks like you had a lovely time! That dress is gorgeous on you too x

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  23. these photos are so lovely Olivia and you gals looks so fab..
    love the look you went for, so summer perfect especially for a seaside stay :) <3
    this post has certainly made me just want to visit more English towns/sea sides :)

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  24. I think I envy your photography more and more each day Olivia, you manage to capture the most beautiful moments! Your outfit is so gorgeous and you look as lovely as ever! I have the same sandals and I can't believe how comfy they are either. I'm tempted to buy they rest of the Next pieces as I love the look so much!

    Becki xxx
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  25. Gorgeous photographs, like always! Love this post :-)

    HUEMORIST

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  26. Sounds amazing, I've never heard of this place before! Glad the weather was nice and sunny for you all! Lovely outfit and pictures xx

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  27. What a gorgeous dress! Photographs look lovely, too :)

    Drea xo
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  28. Your dress is gorgeous!

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  29. Love the prink of your dress! And the beach house is too cute! Hope you had a fun time with your blogger friends!
    -Kate
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  30. You look fab. Looks like you all had a blast! xx
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  31. Such a beautiful off the shoulder dress!!

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  32. You look gorgeous Olivia! Definitely will be hunting that dress down, perfect for summer! Hope you had a lovely time! xo

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  33. that dress is so cute and it looks like you and your friends had loads of fun!

    Ayre

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  34. your dress is so cute, I love these
    xo
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  35. Cute dress! The food sounds yum :)

    Aww and those teacups at the end are gorge!

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  36. Oh, that romper is so cute!!! That whole getaway is super cute actually, like a perfect girls retreat!

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  37. Love that dress, so gorgeous.

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  38. Such a beautiful dress, and the island looks absolutely gorgeous and food sounds amazing! H xx

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  39. Such a pretty place! Hope you enjoyed your trip :)
    Lana
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  40. It really sounds like you had a lovely time away! I've always wanted to play a murder mystery! Also the house you stayed in looks sunny and right up my street with the beach, minimalist vibe to it, I may have even let out a little squeal of delight and the last photo of pretty tea cups oops. Also how can I not mention your outfit the dress is just perfect with such a nice boho feel to it :)

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  41. Gorgeous dress! The belt really finishes it of. I love luxury belts from www.elliotrhodes.com as they're amazing quality!

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