(Sunglasses: Wildfox, Dress: Claudie Pierlot (this one is definitely a little cheaper and has such a pretty back too), Shoes: Next (similar here), Bag: Michael Kors (similar here)

You know when you spot an item, and months later are still thinking about it? That's how I try to do most of my shopping. I wait, and wait (especially if the item is a little bit more of a costly purchase) and if I'm still as infatuated as when I first spotted it (especially with discount on top) then I know it was worth it. That's how I came across this little number- after spotting it months ago and then seeing it on sale whilst in Manchester recently, I knew it was ~meant to be~ (especially considering how much I've worn it since having it too)! Plus the lady also had me promising me it'd look great with a little white shirt underneath too... Ahem.

Anyway! These snaps were taken a little after Joe and I got back from our little break to Ibiza (can you tell by my holiday inspired outfit?)- and I finally feel like I'm back into the grove of things. It's funny how taking a few days away from work throws you off guard sometimes (especially if you try and schedule as far in advance as I do), but I feel like I'm back on top with content ideas- and of course am always thrilled to hear about what you'd like to see more/less of on here too, so please do let me know!



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(Sunglasses: Wildfox, Dress: Claudie Pierlot (this one is definitely a little cheaper and has such a pretty back too), Shoes: Next (similar here), Bag: Michael Kors (similar here)

You know when you spot an item, and months later are still thinking about it? That's how I try to do most of my shopping. I wait, and wait (especially if the item is a little bit more of a costly purchase) and if I'm still as infatuated as when I first spotted it (especially with discount on top) then I know it was worth it. That's how I came across this little number- after spotting it months ago and then seeing it on sale whilst in Manchester recently, I knew it was ~meant to be~ (especially considering how much I've worn it since having it too)! Plus the lady also had me promising me it'd look great with a little white shirt underneath too... Ahem.

Anyway! These snaps were taken a little after Joe and I got back from our little break to Ibiza (can you tell by my holiday inspired outfit?)- and I finally feel like I'm back into the grove of things. It's funny how taking a few days away from work throws you off guard sometimes (especially if you try and schedule as far in advance as I do), but I feel like I'm back on top with content ideas- and of course am always thrilled to hear about what you'd like to see more/less of on here too, so please do let me know!



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46 comments:

  1. You look amazing, and the fact that the blue in this post matches all the outfits and the bike in your sidebar at the minute makes me happier than it should!
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  2. Oh my that dress is so cute!! I swear you have the best style 😍

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  3. This dress is so cute!

    xo, Liz
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  4. Looking drop dead gorgeous in this doll like, retro chic perfection!

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  5. I love your dress! X
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  6. Love the dress and I sometimes do that with item too and it feels so much better when you finally get it. Also I've been loving blue and bows so much lately too.

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  7. You look lovely and another beautiful location! Love the glimpse of your tattoo somewhere there too <3

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  8. These photos are gorgeous! And your dress is so cute ♥
    Amy xx

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  9. THE BACK OF THIS DRESS IS STUNNING.
    S T U N N I I N G
    ♡ ♡ ♡

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  10. How do you find houses that match your outfit so perfectly?! I AM IN LOVE with everything in this post. Just keep on doing what you're doing, gal, you're doing great at it! x

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  11. These photos are gorgeous! I love the dress.

    xoxo
    Jessi
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  12. Olivia, that outfit is completely magical! and all that blue has me day dreaming! By the way, I totally get what you say, it happens to me all the time!

    Love, Ana

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  13. Love this look!

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  14. Recently I've tried to buy things only if I kept thinking about them all the time haha. This dress is so cute, I love everything about it from the colour to the bows at the back! Definitely an item that you'll keep for next summer and probably many more after :)

    Julia x
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  15. You look lovely! The dress is gorgeous, I love the back.
    sammy

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  16. Prettiest dress ever and I love your sunglasses, super cute! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  17. i love the stripey dress so much!! the bag is the perfect accessory to this outfit and all this blue is gorgeous. wonderful pics!

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope.com

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  18. So beautiful Olivia! I absolutely love that dress, it's so gorgeous and the colour is perfect too! x

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  19. I adore those cute houses!
    Lottie
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  20. The detailing on the back of the dress is gorgeous and i love the photos too x

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  21. The photography on your blog blows me away every time!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  22. The back of this dress is everything!!

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  23. That dress is too cute with the bows and buttons! Love the back and sides. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  24. That dress looks great on you! Beautiful photos!!

    xoxo
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  25. Omg this dress is perfection, it has everything that I love, from the stripes to the backless style to the little bows 😍

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  26. Super:) xx
    Bianka
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  27. Gorgeous look! Absolutely love the blue shade on you.

    Love, Kerstin
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  28. Such a cute outfit! Absolutely love the photography in this post x

    Emily
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  29. That dress is absolutely stunning! I adore the colour palette here :)

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  30. OMG!! This dress is beyond perfect <3

    Best
    Michaela


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  31. Stunning dress!
    Love,
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  32. What a cute dress! I love the back details!!
    xo
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  33. Beautiful photos, love the location!!!

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  34. Loving this dress! :)


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  35. Well this is my perfect post and outfit - lots of blue and stripes too! Totally understand - it feels wrong to go away and chill, but you always come back with so many ideas for content!

    Lauren x
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  36. Love those ribbons at the back. Such a cute dress. Looking casual and simple in front but the back looks adorable and fun!

    xx
    Adelynn P | TTYL
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  37. such a lovely look love the detail on the back,

    Love,

    Virgit

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  38. If by any chance, something ever happens where all your clothes are stolen from your wardrobe - it wasn't me, ok?

    Megan xo
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  39. Adorable photos, as always! As for content, then I'm always in awe of your outfit photos, but I've really loved the more chatty posts on blogging, being self-employed, inspirations etc.

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  40. That dress is pure perfection, Liv!
    Seriously, adore the bow detail on the back (and how it's backless too!)
    I do the same with shopping, but I usually give it a few weeks or a month or so—usually when they start to change the collection—before I realise if I like something and want them (semi-permanently) in my life
    I think that's a healthy way of shopping, at least for our wallets :')

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