(Dress: H&M (may not be online, but is in store and similar here), Bag: Aspinal of London, Glasses: Celine, Shoes: ASOS (old but similar here), Hoops: Whistles)

There's something about the crumbling tiled walls of the coastal town of Setubal, the way they contrast with the blue sky in June and the feeling of twenty-something degree heat that has something pretty special about it. Perhaps it was this dress that had me feeling all Roman Holiday (in Portugal, nonetheless)- or the fact these were taken moments after stepping off of a four hour idyllic (albeit slightly wind-swept) boat ride, but I was feeling particularly summery- and was probably a '99 away from bursting with SPF 30...

Plus, although probably the most uncultured thing I'll say, the whole town almost reminded me of the romanticism (ahem) of a high-scale summery beer advert that you sometimes catch at the cinema (hear me out). Where locals clink glasses in the 5pm sunshine, nattering next to the gentle waves as someone winks to the camera (see here or here, I'm not totally bonkers)- or something ridiculous like that. Perhaps the sunshine has gone to my head after all...



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(Dress: H&M (may not be online, but is in store and similar here), Bag: Aspinal of London, Glasses: Celine, Shoes: ASOS (old but similar here), Hoops: Whistles)

There's something about the crumbling tiled walls of the coastal town of Setubal, the way they contrast with the blue sky in June and the feeling of twenty-something degree heat that has something pretty special about it. Perhaps it was this dress that had me feeling all Roman Holiday (in Portugal, nonetheless)- or the fact these were taken moments after stepping off of a four hour idyllic (albeit slightly wind-swept) boat ride, but I was feeling particularly summery- and was probably a '99 away from bursting with SPF 30...

Plus, although probably the most uncultured thing I'll say, the whole town almost reminded me of the romanticism (ahem) of a high-scale summery beer advert that you sometimes catch at the cinema (hear me out). Where locals clink glasses in the 5pm sunshine, nattering next to the gentle waves as someone winks to the camera (see here or here, I'm not totally bonkers)- or something ridiculous like that. Perhaps the sunshine has gone to my head after all...



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42 comments:

  1. This post has me yearning for summer - it's freezing here in Melbourne at the moment! This is such a gorgeous post, I adore your dress!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  2. Love this dress, you look beautiful!

    Lauren Rose

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  3. perite dress for the season!

    xo
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  4. This is gorgeous Olivia, so so beautiful! I love your dress, the colour is stunning! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love the length of this dress! And that colour is so gorgeous on you
    xo Aya

    www.girlfromnorthlondon.co.uk

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  6. Beautiful ,feminine and so stunning!

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  7. What a dress! So beautiful on you and love how it matches your surroundings <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  8. so beautiful!!
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  9. How pretty is the top of this dress, really unusual

    Jazzria x
    jazzria.blogspot.com

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  10. What a stunning dress! You look so beautiful!

    Meg | Elmpetra

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  11. Really pretty dress, so match-y too!

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  12. Wow! I wish I had a more thoughtful comment to leave but I'm just mesmerised by the whole outfit, the location and the sun. Loved the adverts, too! You're right: it's hard not to romanticise when you're in such a gorgeous setting!

    www.theblushfulhippocrene.blogspot.com

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  13. You look so beautiful!! In love with this dress, the colour is stunning & looks amazing on you, Liv <3

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  14. Such a gorgeous dress and you look so happy! x
    Sophie Cliff

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  15. love the colour of your outfit, so beautiful!

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  16. Saw this dress on your Instagram, its beautiful!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. You look gorgeous in this dress! Steph x
    www.stephstyle.com

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  18. This is such a stunning dress!
    Love,
    www.thestyleventure.com

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  19. I love this dress, it's such a beautiful blue colour! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I wish we'd get some of the summer weather back here in the UK! I love the dress! I really love the longer length too - I've been loving those lately!
    xo April | April Everyday

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  21. I want this whole look and a trip to Portugal, love the classic cat-eye and floaty dress with modern Liv twists :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  22. Liv, you look beautiful in pastel blue! And I totally get you with the beer advert, it look idyllic.

    X
    Harriet Pattison | A UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  23. The tiled walls are absolutely gorgeous! Looks amazing against the dress and bag (sooo IN LOVE with the bag!). x

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  24. Beautiful dress!


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  25. Ah I love these photos! X
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  26. Love love love this dress! You always take the most dreamy outfit photos <3

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  27. So pretty Olivia! I love all the crumbling walls and the tiles everywhere. Totallllllly get what you mean about the beer adverts too!! I love those kinds of vibes :) They're always achieved in the south towards the med... <3

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  28. So pretty, the colour is beautiful!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Such a gorgeous dress! Love this post xx

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  30. Beautiful dress and photos, as always!

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  31. Love this! What a beautiful shade on you, also totally eyeing up those tiles...

    The Little Things | Louise x

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  32. Oh wow, I love the twist detailing at the front of the dress! What a beautiful setting too.

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  33. Gorgeous outfit and photos, as always, Liv! xx

    -Moll

    mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  34. You look so good with your hair tied up! And those tiles - LOVE x
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  35. Yes Celine! You look gorgeous! xxx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  36. This dress looks so lovely on you - insert 10,000 heart-eyed emojis!

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  37. I ADORE that dress and your sunglasses. So pretty!

    michenn

    michenn Upgrade Your Tech

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  38. Just gorgeous Liv, reminds me of the little town in Spain I have just returned home from - pale blue skies make all the difference, don't they? Immy x

    www.immymay.com

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  39. loving the colour co-ordination here, you look amazing!

    TINYTWISST.COM

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  40. this dress looks beautiful on you <3


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