(Hat: ASOS (out of stock, but similar here), Coat: Orla Kiely, Top: ASOS, Trousers: ASOS, Shoes: River Island (old but similar here & here), Bag: C/O Aspinal)

If there's two sartorial scenarios that generally have me stumped it's travelling and, well, winter (read: about 5/12 months of my year) . The two combined usually equate to a dressing sum comprised of large layered knitwear (often bobbled), often ridiculously bright woolly hats, a red nose (models own) and jeans otherwise reserved for dog walking and working from home. Assuring you that my day-to-day dressing isn't all pastels, posh jackets and fancy Victoriana blouses, of course...

However when I was recently invited on a trip to Rotterdam with a mix of bloggers and press- I was pretty sure stepping off of a plane (albeit the shortest journey) in my comfies wasn't about to be totally socially acceptable. There's something about airports that instantly shouts 'FLIPFLOPS AND TRACKSUITS' in my head- so for this occasion, let me introduce you to my new 'I've-made-an-effort/effortless' outfit (sans anything stretchy/fleeced and flat). I didn't quite feel like Victoria Beckham arriving in arrivals, but it's this look (something of a French mime artist) which has been my número uno go to for a weather friendly meeting-appropriate look (with no one having to know I'm wearing tights underneath either). With this frilled collar ASOS top being bargain of the year (and paired with my favourite kick flares that don't make me feel completely tiny)- it was the perfect balance of comfort and 'style' (pardon the phrase) without the need to even touch the cosy flight socks...

Also! I've you've firstly read this far- thank you (I salute you)! But I also want to ask you, dear reader- a question. What would you like to see more of over here? I've been thinking a lot about blog content recently and what works over here so I'd love to know what you enjoy the most. Whether that's style posts, travel, beauty, food or DMC's (deep, meaningful chats FYI)- do let me know. Do you want daily posts? More or less videos? Every bit of feedback is useful- so thank you!

x
(Hat: ASOS (out of stock, but similar here), Coat: Orla Kiely, Top: ASOS, Trousers: ASOS, Shoes: River Island (old but similar here & here), Bag: C/O Aspinal)

If there's two sartorial scenarios that generally have me stumped it's travelling and, well, winter (read: about 5/12 months of my year) . The two combined usually equate to a dressing sum comprised of large layered knitwear (often bobbled), often ridiculously bright woolly hats, a red nose (models own) and jeans otherwise reserved for dog walking and working from home. Assuring you that my day-to-day dressing isn't all pastels, posh jackets and fancy Victoriana blouses, of course...

However when I was recently invited on a trip to Rotterdam with a mix of bloggers and press- I was pretty sure stepping off of a plane (albeit the shortest journey) in my comfies wasn't about to be totally socially acceptable. There's something about airports that instantly shouts 'FLIPFLOPS AND TRACKSUITS' in my head- so for this occasion, let me introduce you to my new 'I've-made-an-effort/effortless' outfit (sans anything stretchy/fleeced and flat). I didn't quite feel like Victoria Beckham arriving in arrivals, but it's this look (something of a French mime artist) which has been my número uno go to for a weather friendly meeting-appropriate look (with no one having to know I'm wearing tights underneath either). With this frilled collar ASOS top being bargain of the year (and paired with my favourite kick flares that don't make me feel completely tiny)- it was the perfect balance of comfort and 'style' (pardon the phrase) without the need to even touch the cosy flight socks...

Also! I've you've firstly read this far- thank you (I salute you)! But I also want to ask you, dear reader- a question. What would you like to see more of over here? I've been thinking a lot about blog content recently and what works over here so I'd love to know what you enjoy the most. Whether that's style posts, travel, beauty, food or DMC's (deep, meaningful chats FYI)- do let me know. Do you want daily posts? More or less videos? Every bit of feedback is useful- so thank you!

x

40 comments:

  1. Love the outfit! And the thing I love about your blog is the varied content, which gives you no clue whatsoever of what to focus on and plan more, but to be honest, I equally admire your style,travel and beauty posts (those flatlay skills!). All the other categories (like the interviews) are nice too, as they complement the whole feel of your blog.
    Stop questioning yourself, you're awesome!

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  2. This is a super cute look, I love your coat! It looks so warm and cosy :)

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  3. I just want DMCs really. And your face.

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  4. This outfit is so Parisian! Digging it! -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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  5. Absolutely wonderful and inspiring, Parisienne chic outfit! I like your cap and top very much and these jeans are fitting you perfectly. :)

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  6. Seriously rocking the hat here, Liv! I basically love everything you do - but fashion and travel are definitely my favs! Loving the weekly videos too <3
    XX

    Harriet

    http://harrietpattison.com

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  7. love this Parisian look!

    xx
    www.cherry-mag.com

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  8. So pretty Liv! I love how simple yet chic this outfit is, just gorgeous x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I'd love to see more videos! Your fashion post are my fave! Oh, and I'd love to see some beauty posts too!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. loved this post - kick flares suit you to the ground.

    i absolutely loved your recent lookbook on youtube and would love to see more styling videos, as well as loving your monthly faves and closet confidential tag video. and you're just a blogging queen so i have nothing to suggest, haha.

    elisha-mae I wear this?
    www.elisha-mae.co.uk

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  11. Very Parisienne, Liv! I would love more of DMC, travel and food posts please! Well, I actually love everything that you post so just continue doing it and be you! x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  12. LOVE this whole look and your coat is AMAZING! xx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  13. Love the look, the hat totally completes the outfit! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  14. this makes me immediately think of france, love the hat and bag!

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  15. loved this look!
    killthemwithchic.com

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  16. I love this whole outfit and the bag 100% it's gorgeous, great post liv!

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I adore this outfit :-)
    Love,
    Hannie Arden from missingwanderer.org.

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  18. Love this hat!

    Love,
    www.thestyleventure.com

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  19. I love this look, the hat is so cute!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  20. The photography is beautiful in this post and I love your outfit! That white bag is literally gorgeous, loved this post!
    - Liv Xxx

    www.oliviaxalesha.com

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  21. LOVE this outfit! I used to wear hats like this all the time when I was younger and now I wish I had kept them all!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  22. I love your style posts as they're great for outfit inspiration! I'd like to see beauty posts for spring :)

    Kayleigh
    anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. This is sooo perfect in every way, you look just like beautiful Francois Hardy. <3 xo

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  24. Hi Olivia! I absolutely love monochrome so I'm always into outfits like these, though not sure I could pull the baker boy hat off as well as you! I've been loving your weekly content on YouTube so I'm always looking forward to those every Sunday. My favourite blog posts to read are chats, food and lifestyle guides - and the style inspiration is always a hit! Keep doing what you do :)

    Laura | laurakathren.com

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  25. What a gorgeous outfit. Love the Oliver-Twist-esque hat and that stripey top. beautiful.

    x Ilia from www.iliascupoftea.com

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  26. Loving the outfit - but then I have to admit I rather feel like you can pull off just about anything! ;) In terms of blog stuff, I guess what I'd like to see is quality photography and posts that really have you pushing yourself creatively. Rather than striving to post regularly, I'd love to see more bloggers striving to blog outside the box; to be original, creative and find new ways (and new things) to communicate through their little online space. Sorry if that's a bit vague! xx

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  27. Love that coat and the shoes too, they are so cute xx

    franklyflawless.com

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  28. A black and white outfit never fails! I love love love your shoes! xx

    Mimi
    www.coffeeandsunday.com

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  29. you look so cute and Parisian, love the coat
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  30. like others said, you looked so Parisian! I'd love to see more food posts :)

    Arianne | Ayre

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  31. Love this parisian-esque outfit Olivia! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  32. Love the outfit and I adore that bag. I just love your style posts and maybe some chatty ones would be great too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  33. I adore this outfit! I'm so obsessed with anything striped, haha! Beautiful post <3 x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I love this outfit!

    http://carinazz.blogspot.com.ee/

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  35. This look looks amazing on you!! I think you were born to wear stripes <3

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  36. Such a cute french-vibe outfit, LOVE that hat on you!

    www.tinytwisst.com

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  37. I always find it hard to wear monochrome (I know, madness) but you pull it off so well/inspire me to play with textures and print to make it fun!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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