(Dress: H&M (sadly not currently online, but similar here), Bag: Radley (similar here), Shoes: Castaner)

Before an evening in London last week I dragged Joe to a quiet corner of Pimlico to grab some photos, in what can now only be described as my favourite tribute to 2007 dress I own (that isn't from the Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop collection anyway). Obviously for an evening of Kate Nash singalongs it felt wholly appropriate. Especially seeing as I didn't feel ready to reintroduce the coloured tights, brogues and denim shorts back into my collection, so tea dresses to one side, this was definitely the next best bet.

But whether it was a uniform of twee cardigans or Wonder Woman-esque two pieces a la Ms. Nash, hearing Made of Bricks on its ten year anniversary was certainly one way of spending a throw back Thursday- and felt incredibly special being in a room of twenty something girls who had all grown up with tales of broken hearts, dickhead ex boyfriends and eating too many damn lemons because they are so BITTTTA. The album took me through angsty MySpace messages and bulletins, GCSE exams, my first heartbreak (so much so my mum even says the album reminds her of that time) and even initially being introduced to Birds by my oldest cousin. It's certainly come full circle with me- and now listening to it whilst planning a wedding (fuck, where did time go?) I feel like it's really sandwiched together some of the most special parts of growing up and know that I'm definitely not going to tire of it anytime soon either.



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(Dress: H&M (sadly not currently online, but similar here), Bag: Radley (similar here), Shoes: Castaner)

Before an evening in London last week I dragged Joe to a quiet corner of Pimlico to grab some photos, in what can now only be described as my favourite tribute to 2007 dress I own (that isn't from the Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop collection anyway). Obviously for an evening of Kate Nash singalongs it felt wholly appropriate. Especially seeing as I didn't feel ready to reintroduce the coloured tights, brogues and denim shorts back into my collection, so tea dresses to one side, this was definitely the next best bet.

But whether it was a uniform of twee cardigans or Wonder Woman-esque two pieces a la Ms. Nash, hearing Made of Bricks on its ten year anniversary was certainly one way of spending a throw back Thursday- and felt incredibly special being in a room of twenty something girls who had all grown up with tales of broken hearts, dickhead ex boyfriends and eating too many damn lemons because they are so BITTTTA. The album took me through angsty MySpace messages and bulletins, GCSE exams, my first heartbreak (so much so my mum even says the album reminds her of that time) and even initially being introduced to Birds by my oldest cousin. It's certainly come full circle with me- and now listening to it whilst planning a wedding (fuck, where did time go?) I feel like it's really sandwiched together some of the most special parts of growing up and know that I'm definitely not going to tire of it anytime soon either.



x

24 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with this dress but unfortunately I don't like it when I am wearing it.

    You look so lovely wearing it.

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  2. Hey Olivia! Love your outfit! So gorgeous!
    Julia from http://www.thespicycocktail.com

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  3. Hey Olivia! Love your outfit! So gorgeous!
    Julia from http://www.thespicycocktail.com

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  4. I love these pictures! This dress is so cute xx

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  5. Love this ;ace dress.. so perfect!

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  6. I swear I thought of you when I saw this dress at H&M! This baby doll dress was made for you to wear it. :)

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  7. I watched your Insta Stories,I think? (everyone was at Kate Nash that night) and I was happily singing along to all of the hits, I used to be obsessed with her. I wish i bit the bullet and got this dress when it was in stock because it's gorgeous - you look lovely!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

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  8. Perfect summer dress <3

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  9. That outfit is so cute. I love how girly that dress is.
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  10. Gorgeous dress!
    Kate Nash reminds me of a school trip where my friend played me her favourite songs on the album on the coach. I love music's power to take you back :)

    Belle in Black and White

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  11. Your dress is so cute, I love the sleeves
    xo
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  12. This dress is so cute! X
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  13. so girly!

    xx
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  14. I love this dress, so pretty!! x

    Millie | www.bymillie.co.uk

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  15. Ahh another Kate Nash obsessive over here! I would have loved to see that concert! Dress looks gorgeous :) x

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  16. Everyone has THAT album that instantly takes them back to their teens. For me, it's 1977 by Ash (showing my age now!)

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  17. Such a lovely dress <3

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  18. It's amazing how music can stay with you like that. There are a few albums that I can turn on now that take me back to an exact time, place and feeling

    - Natalie
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  19. So great shots!! I love the shoes, these look so comfy!
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  20. MOB really sticks with me so much, the lyrics were definitely a part of my angsty stage and Kate the only person I could relate to - would've been so amazing to see her perform the whole album live!

    Lauren x
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  21. Lovely dress!

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