(Top: The Deep End Club, Skirt: ASOS, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Shoes: Converse, Bag: Lulu Guinness)

When it comes to sartorial taste, it seems a little to me like I seem to be getting younger with my dress sense when a lot of people around me seem to be growing up- can anyone help? With dungarees, smock dresses and well, basically anything I would have enjoyed wearing charging through the mud aged 5 being prime choices- things seem to be going the other way with my style- and my brief stint of blazers, tailoring that wasn’t in a printed or pastel shade and shoes with no risk of blistering are a set thing of the past. Perhaps I’m just having my teen-rebellion stage a bit late? (Y’know, just sans alcohol, parties and tears).

On the topic of teen dressing, from the ages of about 12-17 my main footwear of choice was primarily Converse All Stars (albeit with scribblings of O.P 4 whichever band member I was currently infatuated with and stars messily covering any clean white space possible). Paired with a denim skirt, band-tee and a playlist of something usually inaudible (which now makes me sound like a proper Nana Liv) and a DIY-necklace to top it all off- I almost felt like I’d come full circle with this pairing on my trip to Birmingham last week. Although in my head I had a full on Leandra-Alexa look going on, in reality I was probably more Lavigne than Medine- I’m now just waiting for the sweatband and t-shirt and tie revival- who’s with me?



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(Top: The Deep End Club, Skirt: ASOS, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Shoes: Converse, Bag: Lulu Guinness)

When it comes to sartorial taste, it seems a little to me like I seem to be getting younger with my dress sense when a lot of people around me seem to be growing up- can anyone help? With dungarees, smock dresses and well, basically anything I would have enjoyed wearing charging through the mud aged 5 being prime choices- things seem to be going the other way with my style- and my brief stint of blazers, tailoring that wasn’t in a printed or pastel shade and shoes with no risk of blistering are a set thing of the past. Perhaps I’m just having my teen-rebellion stage a bit late? (Y’know, just sans alcohol, parties and tears).

On the topic of teen dressing, from the ages of about 12-17 my main footwear of choice was primarily Converse All Stars (albeit with scribblings of O.P 4 whichever band member I was currently infatuated with and stars messily covering any clean white space possible). Paired with a denim skirt, band-tee and a playlist of something usually inaudible (which now makes me sound like a proper Nana Liv) and a DIY-necklace to top it all off- I almost felt like I’d come full circle with this pairing on my trip to Birmingham last week. Although in my head I had a full on Leandra-Alexa look going on, in reality I was probably more Lavigne than Medine- I’m now just waiting for the sweatband and t-shirt and tie revival- who’s with me?



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41 comments:

  1. You look amazing as always,

    I always dress as a teen haha it's the best ;)

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    xxxxxx

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  2. I remember when Converse were all the rage and all the cool kids wore them; I wanted them so badly! I always have a pair of Converse now, and sometimes I buy two pairs in different colours and just alternate between those. They've been quite a staple for me! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  3. This is an outfit I would most definitely wear! Love it :D

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  4. such a nice look! I love your skirt :)

    x Lilli
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  5. That's a really cool skirt!
    And you know, All Stars are just timeless.
    You can wear them whenever you want at any age!

    Celien | The Losing Struggle

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  6. Now this outfit totally rocks, literally!! LOVE the way you've combined 70's and rock n'roll looks into one outfit. :)

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  7. Love this look, i love that your playing and having fun with your style, these are the kinds of outfits i love! The skirt is amazing by the way, that colour is so vivid!

    Dana
    www.fashiondew.co.uk

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  8. love this outfit!! <3

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  9. I love the look! I feel like the more I "grow up" the more I feel more comfortable to wear whatever the hell I want - which usually is something ridiculously colourful with funny prints and/or texts. I recently saw a T-shirt with a picture of a taco and the text "Let's taco about it" in Primark and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I need it in my life!

    I hope you had a lovely time in Birmingham - I really enjoyed your vlog from there the other day. x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  10. I love this outfit! I used to love wearing converses in my younger teenage years, although I haven't worn them in ages I can't bring myself to throw them out!
    Holly x
    The Twins' Wardrobe

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  11. Very beautiful!! I am delighted)
    XOXO

    alisigina

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  12. So cute! I love the throw-back elements, and somehow you still make them look chic and modern! :D
    -Lauren
    http://www.chic-ethique.com/

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  13. It worries me that I knew this was 'the cage' from the thumbnail! #truebrummy
    I've never thought of shooting there and kinda kicking myself now!

    You look awesome. I don't think I will ever grow out of wearing tees and converse. Maybe when I have kids one day and I can dress through them...

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com
    xxx

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  14. It worries me that I could tell this was 'the cage' from the thumbnail! #truebrummy
    I've never thought about shooting there before and now I'm kinda kicking myself!

    I don't think I will ever be too old to turn to my trusty tees and converse. Maybe when I have kids one day and can dress through them...!

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com
    xxx

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  15. Love these photos. You look girly yet tomboy-esque at the same time! Plus the comfort level of wearing converse over heals always wins!

    Jaynie Shannon *
    xx

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  16. This is such a cute outfit! Perfect for summer ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  17. Great pop of color!
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  18. That skirt is amazing! Such a cool look! x

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  19. I love the vintage t-shirt! 70s vibez!! x

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  20. Love the outfit funny how things come back into fashion!
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  21. I love that skirt so much!!

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  22. This is such a cute outfit! I especially love your skirt ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  23. Lovely outfit! <3
    I would love it if you visit back my blog, xoxo
    Hara | www.fashion-and-thecity.com
    IG: @fashion_andthecity

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  24. Definitely saying no to sweatbands in the future :D However, you're totally rocking this throwback look, love the T!

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  25. You've totally managed to look grown up, but still friggin cool - love the bright pop of orange coral and your glasses!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  26. Love this look its like something out of a movie!

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  27. You look incredible Liv, I just love this outfit, so gorgeous x

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  28. This outfit is so simple and yet so lovely!! Love it <3

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  29. I love that pop of red!
    Love,

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  30. Such a cute summer outfit x

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

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  31. You look gorgeous in these! I actually really love the 90's ringer tees and round sunnies, and you rock them. Great post Oliva! xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// lifestyle & beauty
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  32. Love this looK! :)


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  33. I love this girly old school look! cute T-shirt!
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  34. very cool photos with the matching skirt and background! love it x
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  35. I like how you paired the colorful skirt with the simple tee!

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  36. I love this look! I definitely dress like a 20 year old toddler and I sort of love it? I don't think I want my style to grow up at all, dressing like your younger self is a good thing for sure! x

    India Charlotte♥

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