(Dress: H&M)

Living in a city as vibrant, exciting and diverse as London, my style has evolved, developed and been hugely inspired by the city that I'm fortunate enough to have grown up in. I've gone from wearing yellow skinny jeans and checked scarves in my early teens (Hadouken on my headphones, obvs), head-to-toe black (forever accessorised with a full fringe and backcombed layers), more flares and suede than you'd spot at a Fleetwood Mac gig and it continues to evolve to this day too. Now, I suppose you wonder why I'm taking you on a sartorial memory-lane tour? Well, to tie in with H&M's #MyCityMyStyle campaign (to celebrate their gorgeous new Spring collection, bursting with pale denim, delicate embroidery, sheer details and Mexican inspiration too) they've asked me to talk a little about the places in my city that inspire my style- not hard in the big smoke and with a dress that makes me feel like that emoji...

The Flower Market...

One of my more recent loves in the last few years has to be the East End, and particularly Columbia Road. Known for it's bustling Sunday flower market, to me it's so much more than just peonies, roses and tulips at this time of year. With huddles of people lining the streets, it's not hard to gather inspiration from the season changes and visitors here. Whether that's a girl in front of you in the Lily Vanilli queue, or a fellow blogger snapping amongst the pastel doors, there's style inspiration around every corner- and beautiful blooms to match.

East End Corners...

Is there really anywhere better to people watch than al-fresco with a cuppa perched off of Redchurch Street? It's unlikely, let me tell you. Snapping these images Joe and I spotted the lead singer of one of my favourite bands- which I think speaks volumes about the passer-by stakes- and this little corner is one of my favourite spots to perch as the weather starts to warm, taking inspiration from plenty of other London dwellers- not bad right?

Favourite Record Shops...

Finally, I had to include my favourite record shop, Rough Trade, in the mix too. Growing up in London- one thing that shaped my style and inspired me more than anything was going to instore gigs, dosing up on the newest releases and aiming to meet as many of my favourite people as possible- both style wise, and even shaping this little blog. Funnily enough, it's the place Joe and I spent our first ever 'date', and the amount of times I've been back in the last seven or eight years continues to inspire me, and keep me coming back again and again.

Now! I want to hear about what you find inspiring in your city! If you fancy, leave a comment and tag a friend in one of my #MyCityMyStyle Instagram, Facebook posts or replying to one of my #MyCityMyStyle Tweets with what inspired you about your city. The prize is a H&M gift card and one winner will be selected randomly on the 26th March- good luck!


Post in collaboration with H&M, but love of London, floaty red dresses and Spring all my own


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(Dress: H&M)

Living in a city as vibrant, exciting and diverse as London, my style has evolved, developed and been hugely inspired by the city that I'm fortunate enough to have grown up in. I've gone from wearing yellow skinny jeans and checked scarves in my early teens (Hadouken on my headphones, obvs), head-to-toe black (forever accessorised with a full fringe and backcombed layers), more flares and suede than you'd spot at a Fleetwood Mac gig and it continues to evolve to this day too. Now, I suppose you wonder why I'm taking you on a sartorial memory-lane tour? Well, to tie in with H&M's #MyCityMyStyle campaign (to celebrate their gorgeous new Spring collection, bursting with pale denim, delicate embroidery, sheer details and Mexican inspiration too) they've asked me to talk a little about the places in my city that inspire my style- not hard in the big smoke and with a dress that makes me feel like that emoji...

The Flower Market...

One of my more recent loves in the last few years has to be the East End, and particularly Columbia Road. Known for it's bustling Sunday flower market, to me it's so much more than just peonies, roses and tulips at this time of year. With huddles of people lining the streets, it's not hard to gather inspiration from the season changes and visitors here. Whether that's a girl in front of you in the Lily Vanilli queue, or a fellow blogger snapping amongst the pastel doors, there's style inspiration around every corner- and beautiful blooms to match.

East End Corners...

Is there really anywhere better to people watch than al-fresco with a cuppa perched off of Redchurch Street? It's unlikely, let me tell you. Snapping these images Joe and I spotted the lead singer of one of my favourite bands- which I think speaks volumes about the passer-by stakes- and this little corner is one of my favourite spots to perch as the weather starts to warm, taking inspiration from plenty of other London dwellers- not bad right?

Favourite Record Shops...

Finally, I had to include my favourite record shop, Rough Trade, in the mix too. Growing up in London- one thing that shaped my style and inspired me more than anything was going to instore gigs, dosing up on the newest releases and aiming to meet as many of my favourite people as possible- both style wise, and even shaping this little blog. Funnily enough, it's the place Joe and I spent our first ever 'date', and the amount of times I've been back in the last seven or eight years continues to inspire me, and keep me coming back again and again.

Now! I want to hear about what you find inspiring in your city! If you fancy, leave a comment and tag a friend in one of my #MyCityMyStyle Instagram, Facebook posts or replying to one of my #MyCityMyStyle Tweets with what inspired you about your city. The prize is a H&M gift card and one winner will be selected randomly on the 26th March- good luck!


Post in collaboration with H&M, but love of London, floaty red dresses and Spring all my own


x

41 comments:

  1. Lindas fotografias, o vestido é maravilhoso.
    Beijos
    Casa Cherry

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  2. The dress is lovely and such a great colour as well. Will be hop footing it down to H&M now!!

    http://bit.ly/1o3SsvM (Vodkaandarose)

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  3. What a beautiful dress and I'm loving your shoes! I wore some similar ones here and I'm in love with them! So great for spring!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  4. love every single picture:) you look stunning!:)

    x Lilli | www.LilliFerreira.com

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  5. That dress is stunning! xo

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  6. I've lived in London my whole life too and totally agree with how much inspiration it provides. I could never imagine living anywhere else! x

    Wonky Lauren

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  7. That dress is gorgeous, the colour totally suits you!

    Sophie x

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  8. Such a gorgeous spring color! x

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  9. This dress suits your personality wonderfully! Great photos! :)

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  10. such a beautiful colour!

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  11. This is such a pretty dress and love the color of it and the shoes together.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  12. I'm in love with the dress and the lace-up flats! Such a beautiful vibrant combo!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  13. Such a beautiful dress, I love that color!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  14. That dress is just so so beautiful! You look stunning Liv, so pretty x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. OMG What an amazing outfit!!
    So pretty beautiful <3

    Best Michaela
    Michaelablog

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  16. I love this post! Such a pretty dress. I've be meaning to go to the flower market for some time now! I need to make sure I visit it in the summer xx

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  17. The color of the dress is just wow! And pictures look amazing, would love to visit this flower market :)

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

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  19. You look gorgeous in that red dress! It was so nice to see some if your favorite spots in London.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  20. What a beautiful color on you! :)

    Mimi
    www.coffeeandsunday.com

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  21. I saw this dress at the weekend in the H&M window and said to my mum 'That is so something that Liv Purvis would wear!'. You suit it so much, it looks lovely x

    bisoushollyolivia@gmail.com

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  22. Your dress is so pretty, I love the colour
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  23. LOVE these photos and your outfit is so so pretty, that colour is amazing on you!!!

    TINYTWISST.COM

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  24. This dress is gorgeous Liv, your style is second to none as always! Thanks for the London hang-out recommendations too, I've never explored that much but would really like to in the future x

    Always, Alice

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  25. What wonderful dress, love its color!

    Spring 2016: sequin daily outfit
    lb-lc fashion blog
    Bloglovin

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  26. Fell in love with that dress when I saw it in store! Love the way you paired it with a pair of matching colour lacey shoes!!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. your dress is so lovely! and you look gorgeous! :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  28. I absolutely adore this outfit and I love the way you've written this post! I love flowers from markets they always feel just a little bit more special :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  29. Oh my gosh I love your dress! So beautiful x

    inthecakeblog.com

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  30. The dress suits you well!

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  31. I love your picks and will definitely try to fit them in the next time I'm in London. And that dress is so fun! Perfect for the hottest days of summer, when all you need is some air!

    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  32. Love the color of this dress so bright and stunning





    hayleydarlingx.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I love the idea of this post so much! It's really lovely, and London is definitely incredible for style inspiration x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

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  34. Love the color of the dress!!


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  35. What beautiful shots! I wish there was a local flower market where I lived, I'd be there in a flash every week! Middlesbrough is a small, industrial town but we have some of the most lovely individual vintage stores as well as tea rooms - perfect for a relaxing sunday!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  36. Lovely dress! You look amazing in it!
    xo xo, Bethany

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  37. Stunning, stunning dress. Love how you wore it with those lace-up flats too! Every shot is beautiful! :)

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  38. This boho H&M dress is lovely! You look great in red.
    xo xo
    Pippa

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  39. You look absolutely darling in the orange color!
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