(Dress: C/O Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Kate Spade, Bag: Radley, Boots: Camilla Elphick (and similar here)

I feel like I should have titled this post 'A weekend without jeans! A breakthrough by Olivia Purvis!' Obviously I didn't because a) that probably would have acted like a deterrent for any reading you planned on doing and b) typically, Liv is late to the party. But breakthroughs aside, it's amazing what a new dress paired with some favourite wardrobe staples (silver boots I'm lookin' at you) can do for one's confidence...

It's also amazing what a pair of kick ass metallic shoes can do for a pretty dress (which could have easily been kept 'for best' and for special occasions too). Let's just say I'm definitely one for going 'all out' with an outfit. For e.g, if I'm going seventies-bohemian I'll go with a floppy hat, round glasses and flares a plenty. Much like if I'm doing floral midi's- I'll pluck out the pointed strappy court shoe and girlie clutch- perfectly prim and ladylike. Of course there's nothing wrong with that- but by switching things up and definitely doing something a little braver and less safe than I'd normally opt for I've totally switched up an outfit, and I love it. Call it the Ellaby-effect- a girl who gets it so endlessly right, and makes stepping out of your comfort zone (in metallics) one of the coolest things you can do. Note taken.



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(Dress: C/O Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Kate Spade, Bag: Radley, Boots: Camilla Elphick (and similar here)

I feel like I should have titled this post 'A weekend without jeans! A breakthrough by Olivia Purvis!' Obviously I didn't because a) that probably would have acted like a deterrent for any reading you planned on doing and b) typically, Liv is late to the party. But breakthroughs aside, it's amazing what a new dress paired with some favourite wardrobe staples (silver boots I'm lookin' at you) can do for one's confidence...

It's also amazing what a pair of kick ass metallic shoes can do for a pretty dress (which could have easily been kept 'for best' and for special occasions too). Let's just say I'm definitely one for going 'all out' with an outfit. For e.g, if I'm going seventies-bohemian I'll go with a floppy hat, round glasses and flares a plenty. Much like if I'm doing floral midi's- I'll pluck out the pointed strappy court shoe and girlie clutch- perfectly prim and ladylike. Of course there's nothing wrong with that- but by switching things up and definitely doing something a little braver and less safe than I'd normally opt for I've totally switched up an outfit, and I love it. Call it the Ellaby-effect- a girl who gets it so endlessly right, and makes stepping out of your comfort zone (in metallics) one of the coolest things you can do. Note taken.



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39 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress!

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  2. Oh how I miss the days I could wear dressed without stockings!

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  3. Looking so feminine and unique in this chic and edgy outfit! :)
    That dress is majestic!

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  4. I am absolutely in love with this look!!!! that dress, those boots! you're so beautiful Liv, obsessed with all your content right now!

    Kat,
    xo

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  5. That first sentence made me giggle - that would have been a great title! :D

    Love the outfit and the pictures as always, you look beautiful! Have a lovely weekend x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  6. Such a pretty dress and amazing photos!

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  7. Love that dress and yup, that metallic boots really stands out in your outfit. Good ootd ;)

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  8. Gorgeous dress! Sophie x

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  9. This dress is SO gorgeous! Love how you styled it!

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  10. Such a gorgeous print and shape - a very Olivia dress!

    - Natalie
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  11. Gorgeous dress! Sophie x

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  12. I LOVE this dress Liv! So pretty, and perfect paired with those metallic shoes!
    -Lauren
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  13. So so beautiful Liv, that dress is just gorgeous! x

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  14. that dress, so cool!

    xx
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  15. I have been looking for a dress for my works christmas party, this one would be perf!

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  16. This dress is so lovely! The bag is cute too, it's the perfect little size for everyday! x

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  17. The dress is really pretty!


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  18. This dress is so you but love the Ellaby vibes - the silver shoes are bloody gorge!

    Lauren x
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  19. I love this dress!
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  20. What a gorgeous dress! But I wonder how you survived without tights, it's getting so cold now :P And what you said about 'going all out' with your outfits is my favourite thing about your style, it makes it so unique and fun!

    Julia x
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  21. That dress is so gorgeous! You look lovely x
    Holly x
    The Twins' Wardrobe

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  22. This dress is so pretty! And those boots!

    Xxx
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  23. Loved this whole outfit, and btw theres nothing wrong about wearing jeans all the time! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜
    Simplly Me Xx
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  24. I love floral dresses, this one is so gorgeous on you!
    xx Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  25. Agree wholeheartedly with how much stepping out of your comfort zone can do to your confidence! Love this look Olivia, and those silver boots are perfection. Been eyeing them in your videos and absolutely love how you styled them here. :)

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  26. Loving this - such a pretty look! x

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  27. lovely look and great photos.

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  28. The pink glasses matched perfectly with the dress!
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  29. I loooooove everything about this outfit Liv!

    From the dress to those amazing sliver metallic shoes, definitely onto a winner there.

    Heather x www.atelierofstyle.co.uk

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  30. I am obsessing over those boots!! Also loved this post so much! xx

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  31. I adore this dress!!! so gorgeous!!!

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  32. The dress is gorgeous!! :)

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  33. Gorgeous dress, it really suits you! x

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  34. One of my fave outfits EVER. You look so beaut! That dress is amazing and I love it teamed with the silver boots <3

    Josie x

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