(Top: ASOS, Jeans: & Other Stories, Shoes: French Connection, Bag: Anya Hindmarch C/O FarFetch)

Photos by Joe Galvin

First things first; if you can read this post without getting that Stereophonics song in your head I salute you. But today we're not here to talk about Kelly Jones and co, but instead statement bags, embracing colour and fooling yourself into thinking you're shooting somewhere as exotic in Mexico (when really you're not much further than a ten minute walk from London Bridge)- but hey! It's July. If I want to embrace rainbow stripes, statement silver and sandals then so be it (just don't watch me tactfully avoid puddles)...

But anyway! The bag! The bag! When it comes to designer items, contrary to many; I like to look for statement pieces. Undeniably they do have to stand the test of time- but pieces with personality, character and something a little bit special about them are the ones I seek out. Although I want to ensure I get wear out of things, I do think you can strike a balance between 'trend pieces' and pieces which will last. Take this bag for example; it's playful, a little novelty- but fills the gap of perfect 'day-to-day' bag- which will also be amazing for evenings and adding a little somethin' somethin' to more simple outfits too. After spotting it on FarFetch (and having been searching for a LSB- little silver bag) for a while, I was smitten and set. Plus, if I want anyone to be wishing me a nice day- it's my bag, right? RIGHT? Paired with one of my favourite Bardot tops (anything with this much colour ultimately adds a little sunshine) and some pale denim (which is the perfect seasonal-denim update)- I felt suitably summery; even if the temperature had a mind of it’s own...




Thank you to FarFetch for working with me on this post


x

(Top: ASOS, Jeans: & Other Stories, Shoes: French Connection, Bag: Anya Hindmarch C/O FarFetch)

Photos by Joe Galvin

First things first; if you can read this post without getting that Stereophonics song in your head I salute you. But today we're not here to talk about Kelly Jones and co, but instead statement bags, embracing colour and fooling yourself into thinking you're shooting somewhere as exotic in Mexico (when really you're not much further than a ten minute walk from London Bridge)- but hey! It's July. If I want to embrace rainbow stripes, statement silver and sandals then so be it (just don't watch me tactfully avoid puddles)...

But anyway! The bag! The bag! When it comes to designer items, contrary to many; I like to look for statement pieces. Undeniably they do have to stand the test of time- but pieces with personality, character and something a little bit special about them are the ones I seek out. Although I want to ensure I get wear out of things, I do think you can strike a balance between 'trend pieces' and pieces which will last. Take this bag for example; it's playful, a little novelty- but fills the gap of perfect 'day-to-day' bag- which will also be amazing for evenings and adding a little somethin' somethin' to more simple outfits too. After spotting it on FarFetch (and having been searching for a LSB- little silver bag) for a while, I was smitten and set. Plus, if I want anyone to be wishing me a nice day- it's my bag, right? RIGHT? Paired with one of my favourite Bardot tops (anything with this much colour ultimately adds a little sunshine) and some pale denim (which is the perfect seasonal-denim update)- I felt suitably summery; even if the temperature had a mind of it’s own...




Thank you to FarFetch for working with me on this post


x

40 comments:

  1. Amazing photos!
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  2. great outfit! Love that funny bag!

    xo
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  3. Omg, that bag is too cute! Also love your top so much! :)
    Simimaus

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  4. Oh wow you look absolutely amazing! I love this shooting location! and of course your magnificient styling <3

    Best
    Michaela
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  5. Fantastic top and jeans! You look so cute and sweet like candy! :)

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  6. That bag is super cute, as is your blouse too! Just gorgeous Liv x

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  7. Wow! What the beautiful location! so pretty look! love your style!

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  8. I love this look the bag is so cute!

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  9. Always love how colourful your posts are, Liv! Gorgeous, as always x

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  10. It looks so fresh and summery!!xx

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  11. That top is so cute!! I've been loving colors in my outfit as well. :)

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  12. Love everything about this, so colorful, the background, the adorable off the shoulder top!
    XO,
    Maria
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  13. Haha I was literally singing that song in my head when I read the first line! I can't believe this is London, those yellow post boxes are the dream! The off the shoulder style suits you so well and I love your shoes!
    Amy xx
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  14. Ah I love this bag! X
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  15. Love this bag, I've actually been eying it up recently too! Such lovely pictures as always Liv.

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  16. Such a pretty outfit! I'm obsessed with bardot tops at the moment, I must be the only person who doesn't own one!
    Holly x
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  17. That large tassel is immensely satisfying! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  18. This is one of those bags that will be cute for ever! Plus it'll match with almost any colour, love!

    Dana
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  19. Well, thats the most polite and friendly handbag I've ever seen that's for sure!

    Jaynie Shannon * / Morphe Giveaway Running

    xx

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  20. Love this outfit! :)


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  21. Oh. My. God. This bag is amazing! Strong wall game too <3

    Josie x

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  22. What a cute look, I love your top
    xo

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  23. Love those candy stripes on your blouse! :) Always so fresh and cute. xo

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  24. The colours in this top are just gorgeous - I really want one now! I'm a big fan of the Stereophonics too <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  25. J'adore cette tenue remplie de soleil ♥

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  26. Gorgeous outfit but I love the background, goes so well with it!

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  27. This is such a pretty outfit and I just love the colorful vibe and everything.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  28. Such a cute bag and it would go with just anything x

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  29. I love how bright and fun this look is (amazing bag also) and that it's near London Bridge - so exotic and fun I'll have to go visit for some snaps :)

    Lauren x
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  30. These pictures are just beautiful, perfect for outfit photos! The colours in your top are just so pretty too

    tie-dye-eyes

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  31. Love your bag, and your outfit is absolutely stunning!! x

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  32. Such a pretty location, Liv! Loving the rainbow colours of that top too <3

    Harriet | A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  33. Love your top! And the pictures look so good with the bright wall as the background! :) xx

    Conny

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  34. absolutely LOVEEEEEEE this look!!!! Can I just have all of your clothes please?
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  35. This is such a fun and colourful look! I love it xx

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  36. Beautiful photos! <3 Such an amazing and colourful post xx

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