(Bandana: Free People, Jumper: Bella Freud, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Zara (similar here), Lipstick: MAC Lady Danger)

Our second (and last) day in Brussels was spent largely soaking in the incredible architecture- and staying a stones throw away from the Grand Palace square, we were totally and utterly spoilt for the stuff. During the day it all looked a little Grand Budapest hotel, and in the evening transferred to a twinkling postcard-perfect kingdom of giant guilds glistening in their gold and grand decor, which was all pretty special to see. I often take for granted how special some of Europe's building work is (especially living in a city as diverse as London)- so getting to really absorb it all was pretty amazing (I promise I tried to keep my head up even when it was raining, too)!

With the sun coming out and the rain clearing away, I pulled out my favourite Frenchie knit and paired it with a simple denim skirt and my Dexys Midnight Runners neckerchief (because who can really get enough of 'Come on Eileen?) The jumper grabbed a little attention during a couple of shopping pitstops throughout the afternoon, and is certainly always an excellent talking point with other Serge Gainsbourg fans- never a bad thing! The day ended with a brief tour around the more quiet parts of the city (and inevitably a little more of the sweet stuff), before scooting to catch the Eurostar back to the big smoke!


(Bandana: Free People, Jumper: Bella Freud, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Zara (similar here), Lipstick: MAC Lady Danger)

Our second (and last) day in Brussels was spent largely soaking in the incredible architecture- and staying a stones throw away from the Grand Palace square, we were totally and utterly spoilt for the stuff. During the day it all looked a little Grand Budapest hotel, and in the evening transferred to a twinkling postcard-perfect kingdom of giant guilds glistening in their gold and grand decor, which was all pretty special to see. I often take for granted how special some of Europe's building work is (especially living in a city as diverse as London)- so getting to really absorb it all was pretty amazing (I promise I tried to keep my head up even when it was raining, too)!

With the sun coming out and the rain clearing away, I pulled out my favourite Frenchie knit and paired it with a simple denim skirt and my Dexys Midnight Runners neckerchief (because who can really get enough of 'Come on Eileen?) The jumper grabbed a little attention during a couple of shopping pitstops throughout the afternoon, and is certainly always an excellent talking point with other Serge Gainsbourg fans- never a bad thing! The day ended with a brief tour around the more quiet parts of the city (and inevitably a little more of the sweet stuff), before scooting to catch the Eurostar back to the big smoke!

36 comments:

  1. I am in love with that denim skirt! But paired with your jumper? Definitely a winning combo! :D xx

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  2. Ahhhh I love this look! Especially the sweater - so cute! And you could really complete the Dexy's Midnight Runners look by wearing overalls with no top underneath lol

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, you look lovely!

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  4. Love the outfit, the scarf is the perfect finishing touch! xx

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  5. That jumper is absolutely gorgeous! And I love the neck scarf too you really rock it!

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  6. This sweater is amazing, I want!

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  7. You are making me need a denim button up skirt! Looking so lovely as always <3

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  8. I'd love to visit Brussels again! Gorgeous outfit, it's quite different from your usual style and I love it! x

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  9. Omg your outfit is so pretty. Really like it. Love your skirt, it's amazing <3 and the scarf looks great too ♥♥

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  10. You look so gorgeous! That lip color with your whole outfit is just perfect.

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  11. Hope you had fun in Brussels!

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  12. Your sweater is so cute, love this look
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  13. Looking so beautiful and Parisienne chic in this girly outfit.

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  14. Nailed the neckerchief trend, you look amazing! Such a beautiful location too <3

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  15. Such gorgeous shots - always swooning over your styling! xxx

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  16. love this style of skirt on you <3

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  17. I would never think to add a bandana to an outfit in the way that you have but I think I'll be trying this out as I love how it looks. It definitely adds a little bit of edge to your outfit :) Xx

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  18. So obsessed with these shots Liv! Beaut as always, and such a comfy looking outfit!

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  19. Liv you look incredible, and Come on Eileen is always a must - the details of colour against the black make me feel I could wear black more often (always have such difficulty!)

    Lauren x
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  20. That jumper is just so so cute! You look fabulous as always Olivia! x

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  21. So glad you enjoyed Brussels!! I wish I could have ran into you!! Love your outfit!

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  22. I have the same skirt! It's fab, isn't it?! x
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  23. Brussels looks incredible!! I loveee your look too, that jumper is just the bestest!

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  24. gorgeous photos, as always! gotta love brussels.

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  25. Beaut outfit and super beaut background!!

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  26. You look so elegant :)


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  27. These photos are gorgeous!! Love the skirt and boots!

    xo Lauren
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  28. I keep forgetting they're called jumpers over there so was looking everywhere for its link until I realized LOL

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  29. Omg, you were in my country! I hope you enjoyed your stay. You sure looked fab!

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  30. I love your skirt so much!! It is nice to see how you can pair it up with almost anything! The jumper is also cute. Nice touch of colour with that red bandana. I also have a similar black one that I should wear more.

    Simona, xo

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  31. Gorgeous look, I am in love with that jumper!

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  32. I think this is one of my favourite outfits from you, it's beautiful! The denim skirt is perfect, I wish I suited them!

    Megan xo
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  33. neeeed this jumper! perfect with a red lip :)

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