Style · January 24, 2018

Forever Fauxrisian


relating to a wannabe-Parisian.
“she cited Jane Birkin as a style icon and wanted to be known as fauxrisian”

…I’m trying ok, I’M TRYING! Although I’m sure fauxrisian isn’t something a genuinely cool or nonchalant person would ever include in their vocabulary (don’t laugh at me, Frenchies), I’m sure as anything it’s an accurate description of what the internet is loving sartorially right now- and therefore I’m claiming the word (and using my cyber footprint) to mark it as mine.

So, let’s be thankful that we’re in a bit of a ~trend~ period again, where timeless- or even retro styling is at the forefront once more. I’m in love with everything eighties (by way of the forties) with big shoulders, polka dots and heart shaped necklines- as well as berets, cat eyed shades and CIRCLES EVERYWHERE. I didn’t think there would be a time where I became genuinely infatuated with everything Julia Roberts wore from Pretty Woman and Notting Hill (okay, maybe I did)- but I’m liking it.

Plus, it’s exciting how vintage shopping is actually having a moment again. FINALLY. There was a period in 2008 where it would have been near acceptable for me to start paying rent at Beyond Retro on Cheshire Street. Victorian inspired ankle boots and tea dresses were all I cared about, and now I’m finally starting to appreciate the ‘what goes around comes around’ element of fashion- even if it was only ten years ago when I fell the first time (which even typing makes me feel old). I even realised last night that The Maccabees ‘First Love’ is ELEVEN YEARS OLD and now I’m suddenly wondering if I’ve outstayed my welcome online.

Anyway- this brings me nicely on to the main topic of today’s post (or does it?)- the cord. Although it was the gorgeous Kelly who I first saw in this particular pair, I can assure you both of my granddads have been reppin’ these long before a certain Ms. Marant made them ‘cool’ again last year. Yup, that’s right- Graham and Fred are both way ahead of the curve, so I can only thank them for genetically gifting me an eye for a pair of velvety ribbed slacks (amongst other arguably more important things too)- and it’s safe to say I’m wondering where they have been all my life. Not only are they warm, ooze serious That Seventies Show vibes- but I’m pretty sure I saw a certain Jeanne wearing some recently- and if that doesn’t give them the full 10/10 then I don’t know what will. It’ll take a lot more than some corduroy to make me cool, but in the meantime I’ll give it a go (and pop on my 2008 indie playlist whilst I’m at it)…

(Hat: ASOS, Necklace: Lucy Williams for Missoma, Jumper: COS, Cords: C/O Swedish Hasbeens, Boots: Topshop (old but similar), Bag: C/O Next)



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    Chloe Hayfield
    January 24, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Oh Liv this outfit is perfect on you! I was nodding my head along to everything you said about Fashion cycles 🙂 x

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    January 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I love the color palette of this outfit and Fauxrisian is my new favorite word! And I totally agree with your thoughts on vintage fashion. I love bringing new life to pieces from the past.


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    January 24, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    You’re killing this look! I love Julia Robert’s pretty woman outfits as well!


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    January 24, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Damn it!!! I now remembered when I gave my pair of green cords… like 10 years ago… at least I gave them to a charity…

    x Mariya

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    5ft Life
    January 25, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Such gorgeous photos! Really love the tone of them, they go with the outfit well! Which also gorgeous may I add.

    Hayley xx

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    January 25, 2018 at 9:25 am

    This outfit is GORGEOUS on you!! That hat is a PERFECT touch. Thanks for sharing your inspiration too, ’cause I absolutely adore your style. I have a soft spot for vintage myself. And I’m totally new to the “fauxrisian” term but I have a feeling I’ll be morphing into one soon, haha!
    Have a lovely rest of the week, Liv.

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

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    January 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Loving this look ! I’m french, though not parisian, and I have to say, you look more parisian that a lot of parisians ! Love your esthetic, and your writing.

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    January 25, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I love this outfit! Julia Roberts in Notting Hill is indeed outfit goals (I haven’t seen Pretty Woman in years so don’t remember much about it!) and you’ve pretty much nailed it here! I can totally understand your sentiments about being ‘Fauxrisian’ too – before I moved to the UK I was a massive anglophile, so I defintiely get what it’s like to be infatuated with another culture so much!

    Ps. Your 2008 indie playlist is SO good!

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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    January 25, 2018 at 11:16 am

    You look gorgeous, Liv, and I for one am so pleased cord is having its day in the sun again. Wish I still owned my vintage corduroy bell bottoms from c.1994.

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    January 25, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Such a perfect outfit and I am in love with the gorgeous colours you’ve put together in this outfit! That circle bag is GORGEOUS!


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    January 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Love the teddy coat.

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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    January 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Such a classy look! I love it. X

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    January 25, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    This is perfectly styled and totally my kind of outfit! You are looking elegant and retro cute as always!

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    January 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I’m really liking the retro styles being back too! Those cords are really cute!

    Belle in Black and White

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    January 26, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I’m so happy vintage is back – I love to split my wardrobe between second-hand pieces and ethical fashion. Your style is always so on point Liv!

    Besma | Curiously Conscious

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    Flo la vita
    January 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    The outfit is gorgeous x

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    June 7, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Hi, are these true to size? I’m ordering them but unsure if I should get my normal size. Thanks!

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