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Customised Military Jacket

5 Feb

DSC_0080I know it has been a while! I’m currently in final year at university so life has been a bit hectic!

So this Christmas I was lucky enough to spend my time in Asia and therefore got to indulge in shopping and bargain hunting in Bangkok and Singapore! My favourites places were the little malls where the shops are simply called ‘The 200 Baht shop’ or ‘The 300 Baht Shop’.

(200 Baht works out at about £4!)

DSC_0086I picked up this military style jacket in a store where everything was uniquely customised. I think it would be pretty easy to make one yourself and customise one of your own jackets, as long as you can get your hands on a length of fringing from a fabric shop!

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For my take on the military trend I paired the camo jacket with Topshop embellished jeans, a black roll neck, chunky boots and I added a hat purely because it is SO windy!

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kaki_militaire_843103271_north_499x_whiteMilitary style and khaki colours are a key winter trend and were seen on the catwalk by Balmain, Calvin Klein and Isabel Marant. When wearing this trend think army uniform with a feminine twist by adding textures of leather and lace.  Finish with a chunky boot for the daytime or a black stiletto for the evening. Below are some of my favourites pieces on the high street at the moment.

Enjoy!

MILITARY

Topshop – Khaki Trench Coat, Khaki Poncho/Scarf, Lace Crop Top, Fringe Handbag

Asos – Khaki Dungarees, Heels (left)

River Island – Black Leather Culottes

Zara – Heels (right)

H&M – T-shirt

Dr Martens (left)

Palladium Boots Alpha Industries Colab (right)

Olive Loves x

New Years Eve Edition

6 Jan

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I fell in love with velvet this season, hence the reason why I couldn’t resist this party outfit! The navy blue velvet jumpsuit that I opted for, rather than a dress for this New Year was tight fitting with a plunging neckline and had small subtle shoulder pads.

I felt comfortable with the low V as the rest of me was covered up, however the getting ready process did take a bit longer as I had to adjust two strips of magic tape down each side of my boobs to keep the suit in place for all my dancing activity! Some people may not need the tape but I didn’t want to take the risk of any ‘nip action’ (as most people know how my dancing goes on a night out!) Safe to say it worked!

I used body shop Honey Bronze products on my chest and a little bit of St Tropez the night before. The Honey Bronze products are really lovely as they give you a great shimmer for the evening.

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The jumpsuit was from Missguided so I didn’t break my piggy bank for this outfit! I’d definitely recommend it as a ‘dressy dressy’ outfit if you don’t fancy getting your legs out! Missguided do loads of different styles too so you can find one that suits your body shape.

My magic tape aka ‘tit tape’ was from Boux Avenue and my shoes are from Primark.

The handbag which I am in love with and carried on the night is from Whistles. The luxurious leather clutch, can be paired with all sorts of outfits and shades thanks to its contrasting sides, one pink and one black. The classic design of this bag is timeless and I know I will be keeping this one until I’m old and grey.

Handbags are my weakness for splashing out, but as mother would say,
‘If it’s a classic it will last forever!’

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I hope everyone had a fabulous night and Happy New Year!

Olive Loves.

 

Metallic to Medieval Autumn/Winter Trend 2013

4 Sep

The weather may get dull this autumn/winter but there’s no reason our clothing should! Add a splash of metallic to your outfit to really shine this season by wearing either a metallic skirt or leggings or t-shirt to stand out under your oversized winter coat.

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Blake lively

Blake lively

Topshop T-shirt

Topshop T-shirt

Topshop leggings

Topshop leggings

Tee and Cake Jumper

Tee and Cake Jumper

For more of a subtle, simplistic edge why not accessories your outfit with metallic jewellery, handbag, shoes or even nails! The smallest touch of metallic can be incorporated into your own style! Be daring, be different!

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Seen on the runway, metallic and metallic embellishment has been mixed with mesh to create an armour style look. Armour takes us back to the dark ages and many designers seemed to have been inspired this season by the medieval times. The medieval trend harmonises with designs that have taken influence from the church and religious prints. This is making me think that maybe some designers have a little Game of Thrones addiction they’re not telling us about? It has been the television programme that has been the hype of popular culture this year in all!

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Olive loves.

Stolen from the boy

30 Aug

Why not add a masculine twist to your outfit this autumn/winter by swapping those very last year disco pants for slouchy trousers, paired with an oversized blazer or coat. Oversized boyfriend jackets can be also be paired with jeans, skirts and shorts for a sophisticated yet chilled, chic look.

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Love this oversized blazer with sequin shorts.

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Three different ways to wear a boyfriend jacket. For more of a street, vintage style throw on an oversized denim jacket.

For a casual look I also love boyfriend jeans with a simple white vest. I think they look great with heels too; Rihanna always works this look to a tee.

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During the day I love wearing oversized men’s t-shirts over leggings or jeans. I also have bought some men’s oversized vest to wear as cover ups on holiday. Take that street style to the beach!

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Olive Loves.

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