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The Essential Cosy Jumper: 3 Ways

3 Nov

Topshop duster coatOne of my key pieces this Autumn/Winter, is my cosy, ridiculously warm, beige wooly jumper. I’ve styled it in three different ways in this post to show how it can be worn in alternative combos!

River Island Hat

Topshop Duster CoatTo add a little detail to this outfit, I wore my black slip style dress underneath, which reveals a little bit of its lace trim just under the jumper. I also wore my (matrix style) black duster coat, added a hat for a splash of colour and finished with black, open toe Zara heels, which I must say are the comfiest heels I have ever worn! I can literally wear them for hours on a night out, dancing away, with no pain! They’re a heel dream.

The duster coat comes with detachable black/emerald faux fur around the neck, which I will be adding on as we move into winter!

Outfit minus the jacket

The material and the roll neck style of the jumper keeps me so warm, it is exactly what I need being up north!

DSC_0748Metallic is still around this season, so here I’ve put the jumper with metallic shorts and black ankle boots. You can always add black tights if it getting too cold for a bare leg, but I always feel I stay warm if my upper body is wrapped up! I wear these boots frequently in the daytime as they’re a great height for walking around and they are also high enough to wear on a casual night out. The boots also have side cut outs, so I like to wear coloured, print or glitter socks for an extra bit of detail.

Metallic Shorts ZaraMetallic Shorts ZaraLastly, my lazy day uni outfit… ripped jeans, jumper and trainers! Let’s be honest here… when you have to be up early and your brain isn’t working, this is going to be the obvious outfit choice!

Zara ripped jeansThe trainers are Nike Flyknits, which I spotted in the Nike store in Las Vegas and had to have after a few wins in the casino!

Nike FlynetsI have also purchased a black roll neck in a thinner material from H&M, which I have also been wearing in all these combos! The thinner roll neck jumper is my choice for when it’s slightly warmer outside.

I hope everyone has had a great start to November and please share this post if you’ve enjoyed!

Olive Loves x

Outfit 1

Jumper and heels – Zara, Duster Coat – Topshop, Hat – River Island, Handbag – Pull and Bear, Black lace dress – Oh My Love

Outfit 2

Jumper , Shorts and Ankle Boots – Zara, Socks – Primark

Outfit 3

Jumper and Jeans – Zara, Trainers – Nike



Back to the 90’s with Palladium Boots

29 May

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Seeing as it’s been raining these past couple of days… I thought it would be a good time to post about my waterproof Palladium Boots! Famous for their signature toecap, Palladium Boots have been producing durable footwear since 1942.

The heritage of the brand was confirmed for me  when my dad saw me wearing mine and commented on how everyone used to have a pair of Palladiums back in the 90’s;  this made think that there could not a better time to be wearing a classic style boot, as this spring/summer it seems to be all about ‘taking it back to the 90’s’!

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I wore these boots with my slouchy boyfriend jeans, a white tee and a statement jumper ‘love don’t pay the bills’ from LA brand Dimepiece. It’s all about female independence ladies! Slogan tops are ‘in’ this summer (although I think their always going to be a classic!) and this jumper is great for when it’s still a bit chilly, but I’d say maybe get a statement T-shirt or vest instead as we are having these sunny spells!

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Jeans and a classic white T-shirt is a look I love in the summer as it’s so simple. Add trainers or boots and it can be worn casual or add a pair heels and you’ve got chic!

Along with my boots I added a plain black snapback and sunglasses (summer essentials!).  I’d also wear theses boots with shorts and dresses at festivals as they are comfortable, waterproof and also will give me a little bit of extra height in the crowd whilst protecting my toes!

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Palladium’s signature boot is their classic Pampa, but suitable for Spring/Summer they also have a range of bright colours available in their Monochrome and Blanc Hi ranges pictured below.

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Palladium have also created exciting collaborations, in the past with Pharrell and this year with Tokyo brand Atmos. The Atmos boots actually glow in the dark, so not only will your feet be glowing at festivals this year, you will also have a guide back to your tent in the dark!


 You can check out more from Palladium boots here.

I’m excited for summer to be coming and I’m hoping that it lasts until August! More summer outfits posts will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

Olive loves x

Shop the look:

Jeans – Topshop

Boots – Palladium Boots*

T-shirt – River Island

Jumper – Dimepiece

Snapback – H&M


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Swimwear Splurge

30 Aug

So sadly summer is coming to end, but I am luckily enough to be going to Ibiza for the closing of the season! Boat parties, pool parties and beach parties, I have had to splash out on some new swimwear! I bought a couple of swimsuits, which are most likely going to leave me with some ridiculous tan lines, but hey its Ibiza right! To make up for it however the majority of my bikinis are all strapless to avoid this! Strapless bikinis seem to suit my shape better too. I’m also wearing a body chain with the bikinis, I feel it helps give the illusion of more curves! My three top places to shop for bikinis this summer were Missguided, River Island and Primark! Thoughts on which one is the Primark bikini?!

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Summer Stiletto Sandals

19 Jul

I’ve added two pairs of heels to my wardrobe this summer and they are both classic, strappy stilettos.


The red pair is great for adding a flash of colour to a dainty summer dress and my favourite part about them is that they were from Primark and were only £12! Primark’s stock changes so quickly, so you’ve got to be super quick in bagging those on trend items!  They had a range of different colours too, so why not get more than one pair?


The nude pair is great with white and bright coloured dresses or tailored trousers.  These are by Rihanna for River Island and I got them in the sale for £40. I like that these have more of a statement, chunkier strap and buckle and that they are slightly higher, so give the illusion of a lengthier leg!

Zara also do a range of different colours which I love too, at a really good price of £29.99!


I think these are all timeless shoes that you can bring out every summer and so are great investments. My only issue is the pain of a stiletto! The platforms are very thin so girls, be prepared to ache!

…But hey no pain no game.

Olive Loves.

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