(Jumper: New Look, Bag: & Other Stories, Belt: ASOS (old but similar here), Jeans: & Other Stories, Boots: C/O & Other Stories (I have BIG love for them ok)

Manchester is a city where I feel like all of the girls have their cool kudos together. The ease to throw on whatever the hell they fancy, strike a pose next to a brick wall tattered with shredded band posters, intricate street art and look straight out of an editorial for an upcoming brand which you’re sure to hear about soon (lookin’ at you Lizzy, Sophia and Megan). Even the credibility to pack their laptop in their bag and set up shop in a cool café, tapping away on articles without questioning ‘how many coffees should I buy before I need to leave?!’ and ‘what do I do if I need to hop up for a wee’ (I told you blogging and freelance life simply oozed glamour)- and I’m sure I haven’t quite mastered the art of it yet.

Coffee shop questions aside, staying in a new city for a few days, and living like a bit of a local has been really fun- and certainly a refreshing way of working. It’s inspiring spending the day nestled amongst working locals, cool girls reading The Bell Jar and watching people discuss possibilities in quick lunchtime meetings. We spent our first evening here on an evening out with friends- catching The Vryll Society (v.v.v. good) at the Deaf Institute and finally trying Yard & Coop- and tonight we’re going out for dinner, and it really feels like a refreshing way of spending a little city break. Although I’ve spent the days cooped up tapping away at emails (usually eating cheese sandwiches) whilst Joe is on shoots- it’s been inspiring fully soaking up somewhere new and chatting to awesome ladies (even if I’ve not quite done as much work as I thought I would)…



P.S Thanks to Joe for capturing angles that make my hair uncharacteristically thick in these pictures. It’s actually as think as a newborns.

x
(Jumper: New Look, Bag: & Other Stories, Belt: ASOS (old but similar here), Jeans: & Other Stories, Boots: C/O & Other Stories (I have BIG love for them ok)

Manchester is a city where I feel like all of the girls have their cool kudos together. The ease to throw on whatever the hell they fancy, strike a pose next to a brick wall tattered with shredded band posters, intricate street art and look straight out of an editorial for an upcoming brand which you’re sure to hear about soon (lookin’ at you Lizzy, Sophia and Megan). Even the credibility to pack their laptop in their bag and set up shop in a cool café, tapping away on articles without questioning ‘how many coffees should I buy before I need to leave?!’ and ‘what do I do if I need to hop up for a wee’ (I told you blogging and freelance life simply oozed glamour)- and I’m sure I haven’t quite mastered the art of it yet.

Coffee shop questions aside, staying in a new city for a few days, and living like a bit of a local has been really fun- and certainly a refreshing way of working. It’s inspiring spending the day nestled amongst working locals, cool girls reading The Bell Jar and watching people discuss possibilities in quick lunchtime meetings. We spent our first evening here on an evening out with friends- catching The Vryll Society (v.v.v. good) at the Deaf Institute and finally trying Yard & Coop- and tonight we’re going out for dinner, and it really feels like a refreshing way of spending a little city break. Although I’ve spent the days cooped up tapping away at emails (usually eating cheese sandwiches) whilst Joe is on shoots- it’s been inspiring fully soaking up somewhere new and chatting to awesome ladies (even if I’ve not quite done as much work as I thought I would)…



P.S Thanks to Joe for capturing angles that make my hair uncharacteristically thick in these pictures. It’s actually as think as a newborns.

x

39 comments:

  1. I haven't been back to Manchester for a while and I miss it! Especially the cool coffee shops ;) ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

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  2. Love this look Liv! Manchester is fab, isn't it?! It's always nice to visit somewhere with a different kind of atmosphere! xxx

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  3. love this look, that jumper is amazing! I've never been to Manchester actually but it sounds like a cool place to visit x


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  4. Manchester is definitely a cool city, I've not visited it in years. I went to uni in Liverpool and every now and then we'd pop over to manc for a day or a night out. Love your top, I feel like you've just walked out of the 70s.

    Honestly Aine

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  5. I'm loving the shirt - it's amazing! I feel like I'm drawn more and more to embroidery at the moment <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  6. I adore this outfit! X
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  7. That jumper is gorgeous :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. That jumper is just gorgeous! I absolutely adore all the detailing! You look stunning as ever Liv! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love the jumper and bag! So good! Coffee shop etiquette is something I am also yet to master, I envy those who make it seem so effortless x

    heart-autumn.co.uk

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  10. Your bag is so unique! LOVE the way you've styled this combo!

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  11. I'd love to visit Manchester - it looks so pretty! Also love your jumper. I am loving the embroidery trend this year. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  12. I very nearly just bought a jumper that looks super similar to yours - I think I might go back to grab it! I love how it looks on you. Love all the photos in this post!
    Ivory Avenue

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  13. Manchester is such a cool city x

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  14. I love your jumper! I've never actually been to Manchester before, but I've been wanting to visit for a while now after seeing all the amazing Manchester bloggers pictures of the city!

    Lynnsay x
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  15. You look amazing! Manchester looks (and sounds) like such a cool city, definitely on my list to visit this year!

    Millie x // Millie’s Wardrobe

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  16. I've never been to Manchester but it sounds so fun and lively! I love your floral top, by the way!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  17. Love your sweater!

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  18. manchester is on top of my list of places i want to visit asap, love your outfit too, looking as great as ever

    Hannah at Hannah Venables / A CREATIVE LIFESTYLE BLOG

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  19. Love the floral embroidery on the jumper!x

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  20. Love the jumper's details!! <3

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  21. Perfect way to describe Manchester 🙌🏾 and love the look💗

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  22. A top with long sleeves and beautiful embriodery fulfils all of my top requirements! A wonderful post, as ever!

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  23. I really want to visit Manchester again! Your recommendations are always on point!! x

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  24. love all the colours you've captured in these shots! jumper is super cute too :)
    Rose and Weston x

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  25. I love these pictures! Your jumper is so cute!
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  26. Manchester seems like a really vibrant, cool city. I need to visit one day! Also, this jumper is absolutely gorgeous, I need it! I can't believe it's from New Look, it looks really unique and great quality.

    Julia x
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  27. i loveeee your jumper, its so pretty xxx


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  28. Manchester definitely has the cool girls, and I love the mix of floral textures and prints - cool and casual at its best!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  29. Manchester definitely has the cool girls, and I love the mix of floral textures and prints - cool and casual at its best!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  30. Hi, Liv.

    I have some suggestions for next time you're back

    barn//it. They do hair/ nails but have a bar too. They're near Deansgate.

    Also try Common in the NQ is known for a good breakfast.

    Oklahoma do some good home stuff. (NQ)

    I think you'd really like Chorlton too. It's basically known as where all the hipsters who work at the BBC live. Not too far out of town, can get the tram there in about 15/20 minutes. Head to Beech road and it's full of independent shops and little cafes. Didsbury is similar but i prefer Chorlton. Both Chorlton and Didsbury have a really good clothes shop called McQueens

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  31. I have similar boots to those that I bought from Topshop about a year ago yet I still haven't wore them as I didn't know what to wear them with, but I sure as hell know now. Thanks for the inspo sweet!

    Isobel x

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  32. Looking so cool, love your style <3
    Mim Xx

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