(Dress: C/O Monsoon, Boots: Zara, but similar here)

Is anyone a little overwhelmed by how quickly Christmas has crept around this year? I’m not sure whether that makes me sound ridiculously nana like, or artfully observant, but the fact that I’ve still not finished my gift shopping, card wrapping or even begun watching Christmas films makes me a little concerned seeing as things are merely ten days away! I'm starting to feel a little festive, so hopefully a bit of Christmas dressing up will help give me a little help!

But saying that, if there’s one thing I’m learning this winter, it’s that I definitely prefer summer dressing. Winter months make me an inexcusably lazy dresser, with layers of Lenny Kravitz style scarves and hide-all beanie hats, paired with neutral knits and chunky jumpers- all happily replacing flowing mini’s, bare legs and the mood for effort. But I’m trying, I promise. I’ve not yet mastered the October-March style period, but with dresses like this (that balance seventies style, festive sparkle and day-to-night dressing skill that I shamefully lack) things are a little more simple! I’ve still a way to come, but with a bit of velvet, some 180 deniers and last years trusty ankle boots, I think I nearly have a simple style sum sorted...



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(Dress: C/O Monsoon, Boots: Zara, but similar here)

Is anyone a little overwhelmed by how quickly Christmas has crept around this year? I’m not sure whether that makes me sound ridiculously nana like, or artfully observant, but the fact that I’ve still not finished my gift shopping, card wrapping or even begun watching Christmas films makes me a little concerned seeing as things are merely ten days away! I'm starting to feel a little festive, so hopefully a bit of Christmas dressing up will help give me a little help!

But saying that, if there’s one thing I’m learning this winter, it’s that I definitely prefer summer dressing. Winter months make me an inexcusably lazy dresser, with layers of Lenny Kravitz style scarves and hide-all beanie hats, paired with neutral knits and chunky jumpers- all happily replacing flowing mini’s, bare legs and the mood for effort. But I’m trying, I promise. I’ve not yet mastered the October-March style period, but with dresses like this (that balance seventies style, festive sparkle and day-to-night dressing skill that I shamefully lack) things are a little more simple! I’ve still a way to come, but with a bit of velvet, some 180 deniers and last years trusty ankle boots, I think I nearly have a simple style sum sorted...



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55 comments:

  1. Looking beautiful and enchanting in this boho outfit!

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  2. I love the sparkle, such a pretty dress!

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  3. You look as gorgeous as always. I adore that dress! It's so perfect for the festive season!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  4. You look a bloomin' dream. The fringing on the sleeves is beautiful. I love this location too!

    Megan xo
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  5. That dress is really amazing :)

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  6. You look gorgeous Liv! Love festive these photos are and such a beautiful party dress too <3

    Emma xo // The Wallflower Wardrobe

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  7. Gorgeous dress, I love the embroidering and hassle details! Gorgeous photos as always too x

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  8. Prettiest LBD ever, looks absolutely gorgeous on you! <3

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  9. Adore the beadings & the velvet & the fringe. Beautiful dress, and surprisingly, not so expensive at all!

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  10. I'm in love with that dress, you look stunning!

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  11. I know what you mean! I'm always freaked out every year by how quickly Christmas approaches. Like, one minute it's Thanksgiving and the next feels like Christmas. ;)

    Love that gorgeous sweater!

    xo Azu

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  12. That is a beautiful dress! I wish you didn't wear those socks but anyway, it's really gorgeous!
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  13. I know what you mean, Christmas has come so fast! And yes I'm the same you have to make more effort in Winter to not just wear jeans and a wooly jumper!

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  14. Love the detail on the dress, so pretty!

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  15. such lovely photos olivia, i love all the details to this dress

    Hannah at HNNHVNBLS

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  16. Oh my Olivia, that dress is beyond gorgeous! Just beautiful x

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  17. Oh my gosh, stunning! It looks so soft!

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  18. Love these sleeves!!

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  19. I cannot wait for Christmas! I love the dress! :)


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  20. The dress looks good! :) it's such a good level of smart yet with a festive vibe :) and dont feel bad about the cosey clothes! Can't beat a comfy knit! :D xx

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  21. This dress is amazing and so festive <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  22. Such beautiful scenery! You look so festive! and I couldn't agree more with the fact that Christmas has crept up so soon!
    -Kate
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  23. Love this look! It blends two of my very favorite things, Christmas party dresses and Boho fringe vibes. And yes, Christmas has sprung up dangerously quick this year...

    xoxo - Kelly
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  24. A stunning dress. Perfect for the holidays!

    Liv

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  25. It is too easy to dress lazily in the winter -- the sleek coat looks can get so blah so quickly, so once those are exhausted, all the chunky knits are our only option! Unfortunately, that makes for some dowdy looks haha.
    I like the velvet here in your look -- it adds to the festive charm of the holiday season :)

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  26. This is such a lovely look, your dress is gorgeous! I'm also freaking out about Christmas too, I'm so far behind with everything!

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  27. Stunning as always Olivia :) xx

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  28. Your dress is so cute, love the fringe
    xo
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  29. what a bladdy beautiful dress Liv!! You absolutely kill me, you utter mega babe! x

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  30. you look super festive!! love the dress <3

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  31. That dress is amazing!

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  32. Oh this is so lovely and festive! That dress is so gorgeous, you look stunning!

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  33. Gorgeous dress, perfect for the party season. I can't believe Christmas is now 9 days away, ahh! x

    Wonky Lauren

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  34. you look so gorgeous
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  35. I feel like 2015 has just crept by. I feel like we were still in 2014 just last week and this hasn't even been the best year every for me.

    I love winter - it's actually my favourite season - but I too feeling incredibly lazier clothing wise during the seasons. It's like I'm only putting clothes on to feel warmer.

    I love those boots, they look so pretty! I've been pretty obsessed with Zara this year.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  36. Your dress is gorgeous Suzie, I'm in love!

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  37. Super cute outfit. I love the tassel detailing :) X

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  38. I’m obsessed with your dress - so pretty and unique! I love the accessories you chose too. You look amazing.
    <3
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  39. oooooh so in love with the dress! The details of it is amazing x

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  40. Lovely photos and great outfit! Your blog is just amazing, I'm now following you (:
    Have a great day
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  41. Such a gorgeous dress & lovely location too! xx

    Conny

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  42. You look so cute and the photos are simply perfectly Christmassy!

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  43. Love the dress - fringe & some sparkle two of my favourites!
    xo
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  44. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
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  45. This dress is beautiful and you look so cool as always! x

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  46. I prefer summer dressing too! During the winter I just want to hibernate haha. This is such a beautiful dress! love everything about this post! xx

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  47. That star print is gorgeous, and I get what you mean - it's so mild this year what is up with that?!

    Lauren x
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  48. Olivia, you look so pretty! <3 I love all the litlle details on the dress and the velvet texture!

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  49. LOVE that dress, gorgeous <3

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