Style · December 28, 2017

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

Advertorial with L.K Bennett and RewardStyle

It seems to have become a bit of an unintentional tradition to don a velvet suit around these parts come Christmas, and New Years Eve.

Although I promise this absolutely wasn’t planned (this jacket has been a total go-to since picking it up a few months ago)- there’s something about this time of year and ‘party season’ that makes me yearn for great tailoring, rich velvets and bloody good accessories (exhibit a and b). I’m definitely not a connoisseur when it comes to party wear, but knowing I have some key staples in my wardrobe (e.g a pyjama style jacket and perfect fitted velvet trousers) means I can add in some red lipstick and seasonal accessories when the call of the disco ball comes to play.

Case in point: this gorgeous LBB from L.K Bennett (that’s little black bag, FYI). Being someone who is forever a tiny bag kind of gal, this satin number is the perfect balance of practical and beautiful. Not only does it double up as a shoulder bag, but with it’s small boxy shape and gold hardware, makes for the number one desk-to-dancefloor (and every day in-between) bag. Perfect for dressing up jeans and a band tee, or pulling together a slouchy suit- there’s not a lot a little bag like this can’t do. Plus, there’s something about a timeless box bag that you know will last long after the festive season too. Coordinated with these timeless metallic ankle boots, which I have yet to get tired of (sorry not sorry)- I know this is an addition which will last far longer than Auld Lang Syne come 12:01.

Oh, and did I mention accessorising with a new haircut? I jest, I jest- but the bangs! The bangs! (or fringe, as I’ve definitely always called it). In a total spur of the moment (and wholly unlike me situation)- whilst at the hairdressers this week (for a trim, no less) I decided to bite the bullet and go for a fringe. It’s something I’ve been deliberating for months, and definitely started to feel like every time I was in the hot seat the question came round again. So, after an Instagram poll (potentially obligatory for hair changing decisions), I bit the bullet and left a couple of hours later pretending to be Zooey Deschanel and not recognising myself in any window/mirror/reflective surface I walked past. It’s certainly going to be a grower (aren’t these things always)- but it’s definitely provided an instant way of switching up my wardrobe and feeling like everything is new in there. Plus, isn’t a new year a time for a little switch up every now and again? That’s what I’m telling myself anyway…!

So! I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. It feels like this year has flown by in the blink of an eye, but I’ll be back next week with a big old year round up post (my favourite) and in the meantime probably sitting on Insta Stories superzooming Quality Street and roast potatoes. Thank you so much for all of your endless support, kind words and bloody general amazingness- I feel very lucky to still be saying that year on year, truly. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year you wonderful bunch!


(Jacket: Boden, Velvet Jeans: Abercrombie, Boots: Camilla Elphick, Bag: C/O L.K Bennett, Necklace: Missoma)



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    Bruna Mendes
    December 28, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Happy new year, Liv! πŸ™‚
    Thank you for a year full of great content <3
    lots of love from Brazil

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    December 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Love it!

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    Kay Nguyen
    December 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Great outfit, absolutely love those boots! So pretty <3

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    Anika May
    December 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The LK Bennett LBB is beaut! Love how chic it is!

    Anika |

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    December 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Wow, so chic! And you look lovely with your fringe, it suits you even better. And thanks for the inspo for NYE …

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    December 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    You are looking absolutely astonishing in this perfect for the NYE outfit! LOVE your new hairdo, those bangs suit you perfectly!

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    December 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Your new hair looks amazing! This darker colour also looks great with your skin tone.
    I hope you have a great time for New Year’s Eve!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Christmas in Bath |

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    5ft Life
    December 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    OMG everything is amazing here! The photos, the suit, you & your hair! Im really loving the fringe. Hope you have a fantastic new years eve & had a great christmas.

    Hayley xx

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    cristy nottingham
    December 29, 2017 at 8:25 am

    you look so lovely and the red lipstick looks so nice with the outfit too xxx

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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    December 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I really like this outfit! Love the photos as well. X

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    December 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    You are rocking those bangs!
    x Mariya

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    YZ Chan
    December 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    The dark green velvet outfit looks stunning with the metallic silver boots. And you look gorgeous with bangs!

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    December 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    This whole look is fabulous! Love the silver boots too, so festive! Your haircut looks fab!! Happy New Year, Liv!


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    Flo la vita
    December 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Oooh! Its such a gorgeous outfit!

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    Lauren Rose
    December 30, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I love this suit, it is gorgeous! Especially with the silver boots. I will be wearing a gorgeous pink velvet dress for New Year this year, even though I am just going to a house part, it is nice to get a bit dressed up!

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    December 31, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Hey, Liv
    Just a question, did you buy your necklace from Missoma yourself?
    I love it and want one, however Safari stops the redirect to say that the website’s certificate is not valid and it might be a website pretending to be Missoma and I’m a bit scared to proceed…
    But if you got your necklace the same way, then I shall stop my worrying and get myself one last present this year! lol
    Thanks in advance! πŸ™‚
    And love the outfit and the new hair style!!! πŸ™‚ That Boden jacket was on my sales list, but sold out before I got a chance to press checkout! πŸ™ Did get the printed velvet suit which I absolutely adore!!! πŸ™‚
    Hope you’re ready for tonight!!! πŸ™‚
    Diana xxxx

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    Laura Rose
    December 31, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    loving the new hair <3 and the outfit is of course bloody fab too, the jacket shape is gorgeous!

    Laura |

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    December 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    personally, i think the bangs suit you amazingly and you should consider letting them hang around a while longer! but, totally your choice if you would rather grow them out! love this post x

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    January 1, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Heyy, Just came from your Youtube, loving your blog πŸ™‚

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    January 1, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    you look so amazing!! hope you have a fab 2018!!

    Tasha x

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    January 3, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I’d kill for that bag, Olivia! :))

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    January 6, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Both hairstyle and look are completely on point! You were 100% right to go for a change πŸ™‚


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