From The Archive: 2013

With magazine placements on the side, 2013 was the last year I juggled blogging as a side gig. Things get a bit girlier in the style department too, with a lorra love for the sixties and a 'hive!

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Won’t you lay me down in the tall grass, and let me do my stuff

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(Trench & Dress: C/O Laura Ashley, Shirt: Whistles, Boots: Jeffrey Campbell via Sarenza, Hat: Topshop)

If you follow my Twitter account, and take note of any of the utter nonsense or attempts at wit that pop up on your feed you would have noticed my minor qualms about continually having my fingers in too many sartorial pies (as it were). I often wonder how my style is perceived through my blog, as in my opinion I don’t have a particularly ‘strong’ look. Unlike a lot of my favourite bloggers, I don’t particularly think I have any consistency to the way I dress. I can’t rock a cool beanie with a hot Nasty Gal dress from day to day, I definitely don’t ooze that ‘off duty’ cool look so many do- and most of the time I can’t even stick to my favourite beehived sixties look. Without getting all daft on you, each day to me is about expressing how I’m feeling at that particular point (ok, I got daft). For example, say I’ve listened to the whole of Rumours on repeat whilst daydreaming of lounging at SXSW- the chances are the rest of the day will be spent prancing around in a Free People jumpsuit (post coming soon) and pretending to be marginally (read; far) more cooler than I am. Another day may be spent watching Audrey Hepburn or Wes Anderson films (you can see where I’m going with this)- and out comes the beehive and/or ridiculous collars. Or like today, sitting on Pinterest for way too long, seeing far too many pictures of Cara Delevigne and throwing on a sweatshirt and bobble hat. It’s a silly thing, but sometimes it’s quite fun.

Anyway, long story short- apparently when getting dressed on this particular day I obviously had a few ideas in mind. Part of me was shouting ‘sassy office worker’ (yeah, ok Liv), another ’60s colour blocking goddess’- and judging by my footwear, another ‘Bowie disco queen’. Hence the creation of this Laura Ashley get up- build of my favourite white blouse, colour blocked shift dress, traditional trench coat and favourite seventies inspired disco platforms. It was one of the easiest things to throw on and certainly left me feeling pretty ladylike for the rest of the day; I guess sometimes a few timeless basics have a pretty strong success rate when you’re not sure what to wear, eh?

x

P.S This post probably didn’t make any sense. Nevermind.

and here’s what I wore…

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