(Jacket: C/O Edit the Brand, Top: Topshop, Jeans: ASOS, Boots: Camilla Elphick, Bag: Reiss)

Last week I had a bit of a sartorial epiphany (absolutely an exaggeration, but let's run with it because it sounds fancier than 'wardrobe realisation'). I'd spent the majority of week comparing myself to others. Be it people that had passed their theory test (because apparently, I still don't have the knack like a 17 year old boy), bloggers with a more slick, polished style (read: people that I absolutely admire, but found it easier to compare myself to than seek inspiration from) and everyone else online in between- and in short, it got a bit tiring. I'd started to feel a little bit insecure with my 'sense of style' (pardon the phrase) and felt like sometimes it'd just be easier to blend in more, and quit dressing up as a milkmaid/eskimo/Anchorman tribute (cross as appropriate) and take things back a notch.

It took me near enough from Monday to Saturday (with the help of plenty of kind words from some special people) to give myself a mental slap and to snap out of it. Maybe it was Emma's incredible post on having 'tunnel vision', the arrival of my silver boots of dreams (which, if Leandra, Chung, and Bowie can all don- then heck, I'll have 'em) or the fact I realised I was being pretty ridiculous (PMT?)- but come the weekend I felt a whole lot more myself. I pulled out my most Veronica Corningstone get up, popped back the two individual black items I have into my wardrobe and carried on doing me. Because, as I think I've worked out, that's what I do best. Cheesy post over. (At least it saved you from a whole post about silver boots, right?)



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(Jacket: C/O Edit the Brand, Top: Topshop, Jeans: ASOS, Boots: Camilla Elphick, Bag: Reiss)

Last week I had a bit of a sartorial epiphany (absolutely an exaggeration, but let's run with it because it sounds fancier than 'wardrobe realisation'). I'd spent the majority of week comparing myself to others. Be it people that had passed their theory test (because apparently, I still don't have the knack like a 17 year old boy), bloggers with a more slick, polished style (read: people that I absolutely admire, but found it easier to compare myself to than seek inspiration from) and everyone else online in between- and in short, it got a bit tiring. I'd started to feel a little bit insecure with my 'sense of style' (pardon the phrase) and felt like sometimes it'd just be easier to blend in more, and quit dressing up as a milkmaid/eskimo/Anchorman tribute (cross as appropriate) and take things back a notch.

It took me near enough from Monday to Saturday (with the help of plenty of kind words from some special people) to give myself a mental slap and to snap out of it. Maybe it was Emma's incredible post on having 'tunnel vision', the arrival of my silver boots of dreams (which, if Leandra, Chung, and Bowie can all don- then heck, I'll have 'em) or the fact I realised I was being pretty ridiculous (PMT?)- but come the weekend I felt a whole lot more myself. I pulled out my most Veronica Corningstone get up, popped back the two individual black items I have into my wardrobe and carried on doing me. Because, as I think I've worked out, that's what I do best. Cheesy post over. (At least it saved you from a whole post about silver boots, right?)



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41 comments:

  1. Those shoes are great! I always love metallic accessories. That coat I love even more though! Miranda xxx http://www.mirandasnotebook.com/

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  2. Liv you silly sausage, I love your style so much! You're someone I really admire for doing you, I wish I could be so brave (read: less boring) in my fashion choices!

    Becky :: accoohtrements life, travel + design blog

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  3. Please carry on being yourself because you are inspiring. I know for a fact that you inspire others too, as you get re-pinned all over the shop gurrrrl. Love you xx

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  4. Those boots are so so dreamy! You look wonderful as always Olivia, so gorgeous! x

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  5. Keep doing you because honestly that's the best thing ever. Your coat is gorgeous! I love it. Amazing pictures aswell :)
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  6. those boots are freaking incredible, such a fantastic look!

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  7. Those boots reminds me so much of the 70's! Fits you well, Liv x

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  8. Beautifully styled retro-ish outfit! I like your jacket very much!

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  9. The boots are amazing! Great look ♥
    Have a good weekend!

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  10. That bag is so cute! The jacket is such a lovely colour too - perfect for spring. xx

    www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  11. Those boots are so cool and I have some similar ones myself. I'm glad you are feeling better about yourself, I think we all get a little like that sometimes x

    Wonky Lauren

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  12. What a cute outfit and just love the boots and coat.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  13. I think we all experience this from time to time, hope you're feeling better! Love the boots, they look awesome! :) x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

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  14. One of the things I love about you and your blog apart from your personality is your style, I think is very unique and true to yourself, I love that you give trends but on your own way and your photography is one of the things I love the most ! You definitely don't have to compare yourself with anybody else because is your style what makes you special :)!
    Btw, those silver boots are stunning, love how you styled them, super wearable!
    PS. Keep true to yourself because you are amazing!

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  15. Such a cute outfit. I especially love the jacket!

    Mimi
    www.coffeeandsunday.com

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  16. I love your style, Olivia! It's approachable, flattering, and lighthearted. Also, those silver boots are fantastic!

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  17. I adore your style Liv, the little retro vintage twist with modern updates and your personality is lovely! I absolutely dig your fashion sense so YES keep doing you

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  18. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  19. i would be terrified to wear silver boots but you look absolutely terrific in them!

    Hannah at WRITTEN BY HANNAH

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  20. great look!

    xx
    http://www.cherry-mag.com

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  21. Those boots are just gorgeous! Your fashion sense is one I look up, so keep doing you! You always look gorgeous and chic to me! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  22. Girl you are rocking those metallic boots!! I love how you've styled them with the pale blue you're like a futuristic vintage mix < does this even make any sense? :')

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  23. I think you're amazing and what you do is so inspiring to me and other bloggers so keep at it. I had a similar 'compare myself' moment this week when I compared my essay result to classmates and then, well it all went downhill from there and I made myself feel crappy and as you say...in my case it was definitely PMT to blame! But I feel better again after doing a few good things to improve myself over the week - so, just focus on doing you, you're great in your own way! #ainteasybeingcheesy

    xxx

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  24. Omg, everything about this ensemble is just dreamy - the boots are very Ziggy. :)

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  25. LOVE everything about that jacket. xx

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  26. LOVE the boots. You are also pulling off those jeans which is more than I could ever do! Also your hair looks PERFECT (OK, this comment is verging on creepy, apologies!). If I step outside for more than 2 minutes in this lovely Spring weather (ahem) my hair is a windswept hot mess.

    Keep doing your style Liv, it is why we all come back to your blog x

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  27. What a beautiful and feminine jacket! Love the color!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  28. Love the boots and the way you have matched the coat to the building x

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  29. This whole outfit is a dream - I love the jacket especially! Sorry you had a bit of a down week, for what it's worth you're one of my favourite bloggers. You always look incredible and you seem so down to earth and lovely too. Plus in a blogosphere obsessed with cats it's always refreshing to see a fellow crazy dog lady ;-) No need to compare, you're fab as you are!! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  30. You look gorgeous - you can literally pull anything off. I am half expecting a glitter covered guitar to pop out any minute :) xxx

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  31. Boots on point, and that purse!

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  32. Omg what a fabulous outfit. I really love the coat and the boots (:

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.com

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  33. Your blur coat is so cute! Love this look
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  34. Olivia! Never change! You have the most fabulous individual style which lots of us readers absolutely adore.

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  35. This is a gorgeous post, those boots are just incredible. It's so easy to compare ourselves to other people, that's practically what social media was designed for. I find those "polished" blogs so incredibly boring. What you're doing is individual and creative and genuine and beautiful. Keep doing it! I think your blog is really killing it at the moment - I love the new layout, the new features you've been introducing and the quality of your photos is so good! They all look like stills from an arthouse film that I would definitely want to watch xx

    Jessthetics

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  36. Love the silver boots with the pastel blue! Great way to play with colors.

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  37. The boots & bag are perfect!

    Hayley xx
    www.5ftlife.co.uk

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