From The Archive: 2014

A year full time and city guides a-plenty, my first venture into YouTube and a baby puppy addition- 2014 was an exciting one!

Style

Afternoon on Embankment

Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did

(Jumper: C/O Next, Dress: C/O Next, Shoes: Linzi, Bag: Beyond Retro, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

I feel like, if I were Carrie Bradshaw and casually perched on my New York window ledge puffing at a cigarette, I’d begin this post with the question ‘is less really more?’ Whilst looking out into the distance and checking my inbox for emails from Mr Big (read: Joe). Anyway- in short, I’d deliberated this outfit for a good while before going out. It seemed a little restrained for a Liv look, and dare I say it- wondered if it looked ~whispers~ boring (plus, it didn’t help that I tripped over running for the bus in this, not sassy, ladies). With a pallet of a mere two colours (where I’d usually be a little more adventurous) and a hat nowhere to be seen (with a Birkin-esque basket bag to compensate) I felt suitably sensible, but after a while I strangely began to enjoy it all!

It’s a look that I’d imagine old starlets to wear in the ’50s (with added glamour, ease and a less wobbly strut)- but a simple look of three staples (a good navy knit, a beautifully shaped a line dress or skirt and some classic heels) and a statement accessory to give it all a bit of personality. Okay, so maybe my brief moment of demure was simply that, but it’s safe to say I could certainly get used to being a bit more sartorially subdued now and again- it ain’t all that bad.

Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did
Next Outfit Smart Basket Bag Jane Birkin What Olivia Did

and here’s what I wore…

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