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

Style Essentials…

Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka
Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka
Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka
Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Parka
East London

(Parka: C/O Dorothy Perkins
, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Shirt: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Miss Selfridge, Boots: Office)

To me, a cool (or should I say warm- hohoho) parka reminds me of three things- one, eskimos/explorers doing their utmost to be practical and stay warm (and dressing correctly at that- if worn right, a parka can act like a wearable duvet), two- that Mick Jagger for David Bailey photograph (because I will always strive to look that cool with my hood up) and three, models off duty- looking slinky AND warm- it’s a win win look. So, when Dorothy Perkins asked me to style up a couple of their new Style Essentials I was sold, and with one being this snug as a bug jacket- I’ve never felt so ready for the coming months (last winter I vowed to invest in one after freezing my bits n pieces off whilst parading around in a light jacket in Feburary) – plus, if it makes you feel like Cara D you gotta be on the right track, surely?

Their second Style Essential is a trusty pair of day-to-night block heels– and if they come in a triple colour way, you’re safe to say they’re going to go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. I styled these bad boys with a trusty a-line floral dress and seventies inspired gilet for a muted nod to a certain era gone-by- and I can assure you I didn’t have to stop for a shoe break/whinge once- they’re really that comfy (and I’ve worn some shoes in my time, kids). Plus, if you fancy checking out their other essentials you can do so here– they’re essentials for a reason ; )

Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels
Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels
Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels
Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials What Olivia Did Block Heels
Bike
East London

(Hat: ASOS, Dress: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Gilet: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Bag: C/O Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: C/O Dorothy Perkins)

and here’s what I wore…

Post in collaboration with Dorothy Perkins

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