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Never Under Dressed – STREET STYLE

9 Jan

I got snapped outside the James Long show by Never Under Dressed and was featured on their ‘What the women are wearing at the men’s shows’ page online.

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I was wearing my vintage tartan mohair coat which I nabbed at a car boot sale a couple of years ago and knew would come in handy one day! Luckily this Winter it ticked off the tartan trend (one that always seems to come back around) and the mohair trend in one! Never underestimate what you can find at a car boot sale if you are on the vintage hunt!

I was also wearing my Boy London hat which I have customised. Inspired by the Jill Saunders hats, I ordered the netting material online and then sewed on pearls from an old necklace which I no longer wear. I practically live in this hat and frequently get asked where it is from! There’s loads of ways you can customise your own beanies so get creative and see what you come up with!

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My T-shirt underneath is Criminal Damage, my trousers are Zara and my boots Topshop. I love the Zara trousers as they feel like leggings but are slightly thicker and have a zip and button, which is great for wearing with tops that finish at the hips. These are now also in the sale online for £17.99!

Criminal Damage T-shirt

Criminal Damage T-shirt

Below are my accessories.

Vintage Louis Vuitton Backpack

Vintage Louis Vuitton Backpack

Pull and Bear Rings

Pull and Bear Rings

Necklace Topshop

Necklace Topshop

Please feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts on this outfit!

You can check out Never Under Dressed here: http://www.neverunderdressed.com/fashion-weeks/street-style/womens-street-style-menswear-autumn-2014#gallery-item-39

Olive Loves.

 

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That skiiiiiirt

16 Dec

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So I haven’t done a post in a while! I’ve been super busy as I have started a new job, however now I’m all settled I’m hoping to post more frequently!

Just a simple one today… how I wear my Midi Skirts. Two of your wardrobe essentials I think should be one plain midi skirt and one print! They are so handy as they can be dressed up or down and can even be paired with tights in this cold weather.

Me and friends at work always have this thing, where if we are going out we ask each other what type of vibe we are going for.. Dressy, dressy dressy, dressy casual, casual and then we seem to form even more random ones like… ghetto casual, hoe-down dressy… all this to make sure we don’t end up looking like a lost lemon dressed in jeans when everyone else is dressed ‘dressy dressy’ at the staff party. What is it with us girls! All the guys thought we were crazy… and yes I guess we kind of are, we girls right?

Great thing with midi skirts is that they can pretty much be worked into all of these made up ridiculous ‘vibes’! Not that I’ve addressed hoe-down dressy today… but here are a few of my favourite outfits.

First up is ‘casual’. One of my favourite trends for winter is the mohair jumper. I have one in pink and one in blue. They are cosy, warm and so are perfect for the English weather. Simple and easy, a skirt, a fluffy jumper and converse. I’d normally carry a backpack during the day, but if I was going out for drinks after work this red lips clutch is perfect for a splash of colour.
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If converse aren’t your thing and you want to dress things up a bit ‘dressy casual’ or ‘dressy’ then ankle boot or heels. I opted for red with the stiletto.
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Midi skirts are also great to pair with statement t-shirts for in the day. Below is one of my favourite T-shirts which I’ve paired with a leather jacket. This leather jacket is perfect as it fits under my big coat when it’s raining!

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The same can be done with a plain midi if you don’t fancy a graphic print. Here I’ve put on my bomber jacket which I have loved wearing this season.
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Leather detail on bomber jacket

Leather detail on bomber jacket

‘Smart Casual’ – Here I’ve worn the skirt with a black shirt buttoned to the top, some days at work I feel in the mood to dress smart!
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Below I’ve added another layer, my colbolt bolt blue knit. I love this colour and it will be continuing on to next season, so get yourself a nice little stand out piece in this blue ready for spring! Layering like this can work with all sorts of colours so try out some different combinations with your own wardrobe and see what you come up with!

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‘Dressy’

The perfect top to pair with a midi skirt for a night on the razzle is a crop top. Here I’m wearing a plain black long sleeve, that shows just a little bit stomach with a gold necklace and black ankle boots. I can’t seem to face getting my shoulders out in the cold, so this long sleeve has been my savoir through winter! It’s also not tight, so is really comfortable to wear.
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I love matching two-piece sets which have been a big trend this season, but however I say don’t be afraid to clash prints and textures when mixing a crop and a midi! I seem to have fallen in love with velvet this winter! You can get really cool and cheap crop tops and jersey midi skirts online, so if you purchase a few you can mix everything up and have lots of different outfit to choose from! What did we do before Primark, boohoo and Missguided?!
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Now I haven’t covered ‘dressy dressy’ in this post. I’m saving that for my new years outfit!

Hope this was helpful and gives you some ideas on how to rock the midi skirt in your wardrobe!

Olive loves.

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Key Pieces:

Blue Graphic Print Skirt – New Look
Red Lips Clutch – Lulu Guinness
Blue Mohair jumper – Topshop
Bomber Jacket – Topshop
Grey Skirt – Topshop
Blue Colbolt Knit – H&M
Black Ankle Boots – Primark
Red Stilettos – Primark
Gold Necklace – Miss Selfridge
Black Crop Top – Bershka

‘I got it from my momma’

6 Aug

So we all have our fashion inspirations and icons but I feel one of my most influential fashionistas is my mother. You know when some people have just ‘got it’ well I think she has ‘it’. By ‘it’ I mean a creative eye for fashion and the ability to put things together and it just work perfectly.

You know those times and you’re having melt down because you’re going out in ten minutes and you cannot find anything to wear, this lady is always very handy to have on hand!

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Here she really liked beyoncé’s outfit, so purchased the same Topshop skirt, but changed things up a little to suit her own style. For more of a casual look, to do all her running around, here she pairs the striped two-piece with Nike grey and yellow neon Air Max and a classic LV.

Perfect example of taking some inspiration and making it your own!

I also did her hair in this plait bun. We saw it on Pinterest and thought we’d give it a go! We are too cute!

Who is your fashion inspiration?

Olive Loves.

Aztec, Neon and Crops

31 Jul

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I was able to wear the same aztec skirts and change them up with different crop tops and statement necklaces this summer! I don’t want the summer to end, but I have found myself checking out the Autumn trends! I’ll be posting my favourites soon!

Olive loves.

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