(Hat: ASOS, Coat: Orla Kiely, Jumper: Topshop, Dress: Topshop, Bag: Reiss, Boots: Zara (similar here)

Photos by Joe Galvin

When it comes to new items of clothing, I have about as much confidence as I do before I speak publicly in front of a big crowd (i.e none). Most of the time (in the wonderful words of a certain Gok), it's 'all about the confidence'- but when it comes to braving trends I've seen others sail through and look cool as f doing, it's a little intimidating, isn't it? Especially when you walk around like an anxious extra Oliver Twist cast member too...

But hey ho! I feel like with this look I've definitely aired on the side of Birds Eye opposed to Birkin or Dylan-esque cool, but there's nothing wrong with that, right, RIGHT? Although braving the baker boy seemed a little bit Kiera Knightly circa Love Actually for me (or even, as I mentioned on Twitter, Anastasia), sometimes it's fun to step out of your comfort zone a little, and if I managed to do it during the 'beehive' phase of last year, a little hat won't hurt will it...



and here's what I wore...



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(Hat: ASOS, Coat: Orla Kiely, Jumper: Topshop, Dress: Topshop, Bag: Reiss, Boots: Zara (similar here)

Photos by Joe Galvin

When it comes to new items of clothing, I have about as much confidence as I do before I speak publicly in front of a big crowd (i.e none). Most of the time (in the wonderful words of a certain Gok), it's 'all about the confidence'- but when it comes to braving trends I've seen others sail through and look cool as f doing, it's a little intimidating, isn't it? Especially when you walk around like an anxious extra Oliver Twist cast member too...

But hey ho! I feel like with this look I've definitely aired on the side of Birds Eye opposed to Birkin or Dylan-esque cool, but there's nothing wrong with that, right, RIGHT? Although braving the baker boy seemed a little bit Kiera Knightly circa Love Actually for me (or even, as I mentioned on Twitter, Anastasia), sometimes it's fun to step out of your comfort zone a little, and if I managed to do it during the 'beehive' phase of last year, a little hat won't hurt will it...



and here's what I wore...



x

33 comments:

  1. Love this outfit, can I just have your wardrobe liv hahaha

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Who would think that you lack confidence? You look cool & confident. Maybe it is because of that cool Marlon Brando hat? Maybe it's that phenomenal dress? Love this bold new look, way to go!

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  3. Liv your coat is gorgeous! Your hat reminds me of what Grace wears in scream queens, love it, hope you have a lovely new year x
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  4. Love your style😍 I enjoyed reading your Anti Bucket list so much that I ended up writing my own. You're inspirational.

    http://sukisaburstudio.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  5. Oh, this is super cute Liv! I love your dress x

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  6. Such a cue look! I'll definitely be braving the turtleneck/dress combo in the new year x
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  7. That dress is everything you can definitely pull of that hat and this look, I'm super jealous because I'd just look so awkward!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  8. The hat looks great on you, I'm not sure I could pull it off as well. I really like the coat too x

    Wonky Lauren

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  9. Same as you, I get so nervous when it comes to new clothing! But you rocked that outfit, Olivia x happy new year!

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  10. The dress is so pretty! Think I need to get out of my comfort zone and wear some patterns!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love your style. Happy New Year!

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  12. Love this look!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  13. Superb look!!! Happy New Year, may it be a wonderful one for you!

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  14. Love your retro dress!
    xo
    happy new year
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  15. Happy New Year Liv! <3

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  16. This outfit is absolutely adorable!! I love the hat I used to have a similar one when I was younger :D

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  17. Love the dress! xxx

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  18. You look really lovely here Olivia!

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  19. Sooo gorgeous! I love your coat and your dress, it's reminds me of batik :D

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  20. Stunning outfit! You have really inspired me to try on a similar hat during winter.

    Avanti
    xxx
    avantigarde.wordpress.com

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  21. The dress is so pretty! Think I need to get out of my comfort zone and wear some patterns!

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  22. I love this coat!! :)


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  23. This is such a gorgeous look, your coat is so beautiful!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  24. pretty coat !!http://intelligently-fashionable.blogspot.com

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  25. I like each and every one of the pieces you are wearing, you have a great eye for nice things. See my outfit with tartan cape I sewed myself (link).

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  26. I think this outfit might be one of my favourites ever! I love the shape of the coat and the dress is SO beautiful on you! Love the hat too x

    India Charlotte♥

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  27. THAT COAT, THAT DRESS - you are a walking 60s dream Liv!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  28. I love this dress, I may have just gone and brought it myself!
    Claire
    www.thegirlnextdooronline.co

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  29. That coat is what dreams are made of, but I love the layering with the polo neck. One of my favourite looks of yours lovely!
    www.karawillow.com

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  30. Such a beautiful outfit, very retro - love it as always!

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  31. Love your dress! Great imagery too. Where were those pics taken?

    Bethany Hughes | Cleaning expert

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