(Hat: ASOS (now £11!), Jacket: c/o Reiss, Blouse: C/O Reiss, Jeans: C/O Reiss, Belt: Vintage, Bag: C/O Reiss, Shoes: C/O Reiss)

I'll be honest, I'm not very good at the sexy smart look so many girls seem to wear so effortlessly. The last time I happily wore a jacket and trousers (and thought I looked marginally cool) was in Sixth Form (anything that wasn't my year 11 kilt tended to make me feel remotely sophisticated), and I still haven't quite acquired the knack of making it look effortless, or anything less than workwear...

...So, in a feeble attempt to try something smarter, Reiss introduced me to their beautiful new Spring collection, to which I turned my hand to this somewhat Florence Welch (meets, ahem, James Bay) inspired seventies smart look; a beautiful terracotta loosely tailored suede jacket, Victoriana blouse (which me and my favourite Princess seem to similarly have fallen for) and some chunky heels to keep things ladylike too. I'm completely obsessed with this robe style jacket for these transitional months (you'd be amazed at how much warmth it keeps in too, if you're a nana like me)- and paired with some go-to accessories makes for the perfect tube-to-meetings-to-LFW-shows look, without scrimping on the smart either.


and here's what I wore...


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(Hat: ASOS (now £11!), Jacket: c/o Reiss, Blouse: C/O Reiss, Jeans: C/O Reiss, Belt: Vintage, Bag: C/O Reiss, Shoes: C/O Reiss)

I'll be honest, I'm not very good at the sexy smart look so many girls seem to wear so effortlessly. The last time I happily wore a jacket and trousers (and thought I looked marginally cool) was in Sixth Form (anything that wasn't my year 11 kilt tended to make me feel remotely sophisticated), and I still haven't quite acquired the knack of making it look effortless, or anything less than workwear...

...So, in a feeble attempt to try something smarter, Reiss introduced me to their beautiful new Spring collection, to which I turned my hand to this somewhat Florence Welch (meets, ahem, James Bay) inspired seventies smart look; a beautiful terracotta loosely tailored suede jacket, Victoriana blouse (which me and my favourite Princess seem to similarly have fallen for) and some chunky heels to keep things ladylike too. I'm completely obsessed with this robe style jacket for these transitional months (you'd be amazed at how much warmth it keeps in too, if you're a nana like me)- and paired with some go-to accessories makes for the perfect tube-to-meetings-to-LFW-shows look, without scrimping on the smart either.


and here's what I wore...


x

53 comments:

  1. You look effortless! And the complete look is so beautiful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. You look stunning, Liv! The entire outfit is perfect from top to toe <3

    kisses <3
    www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

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  3. The jacket is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colour! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  4. This outfit is so pretty. I really like the color of this jacket. The hat is so cute. I really want to start wearing hats but I'm so afraid that it won't look good on me. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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  5. Such a cute look, I really love your bag! The colour of your coat is so lovely too, perfect for us in the southern hemisphere that are about to head into autumn!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  6. That jacket is an absolute beaut, such a gorgeous piece! Looking stunning as always Olivia x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Very Florence Wench meets James Bay, I love it! I think this definitely looks effortless yet chic! I love the colour of the jacket it's such a nice shade of red
    www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. That jacket is gorgeous, such a stunning colour!
    Brigitte x

    brigittehayley.com | youtube.com/brigittehayley

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  9. it does have a Florence feel to it, love the wrap jacket/blouse
    Lauren

    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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  10. super:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  11. Gorgeous outfit! I absolutely love the title of this post as well, although I literally crave Reese's Pieces now :')

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  12. that jacket does look very smart indeed and i LOVE the blouse! x

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  13. A big applaud on the title! Hahaha, and hats like that reminds me so much of James Bay now too. You definitely look smart, yet chic at the same time! x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  14. This is such an adorable outfit!! Your jacket and bag are perfect pieces!

    http://lartoffashion.com/five-things/

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  15. this outfit is amazing love the jacket and bag. the colours are so lovely too and i really like that the location really compliments the outfit.

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

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  16. These photos are gorgeous. I love your quirky style of writing too! xx

    Blog:: Hannah Rose

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  17. Looking gorgeous hun, absolutely love your hat, I recently bought one from the ASOS sale & love it :) x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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  18. loving this jacket, the color is lovely and suits you so well!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  19. Absolutely in love this look! I need the whole thing in my wardrobe!

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  20. I love that jacket it looks so smart yet effortless and definitely getting the Florence vibes from it! :) x
    KMales

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  21. Love the jacket! It's like a super smart jacket that still looks as comfy as a dressing gown if that makes sense? Beautiful photos as always xx

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I am obsessed with this outfit, Liv! You look fantastic. The hat and bag just give it that little bit extra :)

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  23. That jacket is super nice! I love the style and the colour suits you so well! X

    http://heart-autumn.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Love this whole outfit, it's beautiful, always love seeing your ootds Liv.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Love the look and I just love your shoes. Also the color looks really great.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  26. In love with this coat!

    Love,
    www.thestyleventure.com

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  27. Reiss do such smart chic pieces that I love for work. P.S. I had to wear a kilt for school too!! x

    Wonky Lauren

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  28. I'm so in love with this look, the jacket is beautiful.

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  29. You always dress effortlessly, Liv! Beautiful outfit, love the colour of this jacket and the bag is just divine - almost Robin Hood-esque?!

    Love, Harriet

    http://harrietpattison.com

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  30. That is such a fab look - I love the boho details. However I think in this weather my toes would not survive a bare outing - I'll be saving that shoe inspiration for when it gets a little bit less freezing outside!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

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  31. You pull this look off so well! Very refined and chic~

    xx,
    Payton // Tiny darling

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  32. That suede jacket is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color on you and it's perfect for spring. Those shoes are also super cute!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  33. I like the jacket, so beautiful!

    www.luckinelson.co.uk

    lucki x

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  34. The title of this post is just life! Stunning outfit and photos as always, loooove the shoes!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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  35. I have to say, you look incredible! That jacket is a beaut as well.

    Hayley xx
    www.5ftlife.co.uk

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  36. Wow, I like the whole look, you look so beautiful!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  37. Wow, Liv, this outfit is stunning! <3 I love every single item you're wearing and all of it works together beautifully and effortlessly. Lovely photos!

    Life in Blue Skies | A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  38. A very beautiful woman, she makes all the clothing look even better.

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  39. Oh I adore that coat! You look absolutely stunning.

    x Ilia from www.iliascupoftea.com

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  40. Flawlessly beautiful As per usual.

    xx lacoconoire.com

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  41. You look stunning! The coat, the hair, everything! x

    http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. Firstly, amazing title; second, I love how you've paired these pieces - I've never shopped from Reiss before but the quality looks fab!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  43. You always have such beautiful pictures in such gorgeous places! I'm in love with this outfit! xx

    Mimi
    www.coffeeandsunday.com

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  44. your jacket is so chic, love the colour
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  45. I love the jacket (so comfy!) and the bag! I think you pull off a sexy smart look just fine :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  46. Love that hat and washed out red color!

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  47. I'm always excited about the looks you post. You're such a style icon!

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  48. I love this look! It's very tailored and yet very feminine. I love how the jacket falls around your waist and the color is so pretty too.
    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Snow Day OOTD

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  49. I love everything about this outfit! I'm always wishing I could pull off something a little smarter but I always look like I'm off to work in an office.

    Brianne xo
    Brianneetc.co.uk

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