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30/10/2014

Chilled out Chinos








Coat - Zara  Trousers - H&M  Top - Zara  Bag - Zara  Shoes - Dune

I think I could wear this Zara coat with every single item in my wardrobe. It might have been expensive for an un-lined coat, but it's so versatile and easy to style, it was definitely worth the investment. And the camel colour seems to go with pretty much everything! It's also great that, if you wanted to layer up it could be nice and cosy, otherwise it's nice and light weight and not too warm on it's own. If you haven't already got one, I would definitely recommend a camel coat for a AW14 wardrobe stable. 

I am wearing my lovely H&M patterned chinos again in this post. I love how the overall colour of the pants kind of changes with what you are wearing them with. For example, if you look at my previous blog post when I am wearing a pink coat, the burgundy in the pants stands out more and they look much more red, where as with this camel coat I feel like the beige color is picked up more? I don't know if it's just me though. 

26/10/2014

Scarves and Stripes







Dress - Zara  Jacket - Whistles  Scarf - Topshop  Boots - Zara  Sunglasses - Westward Leaning

Capes seem to be cropping up everywhere this season. Whether they are shawl-like or fastened, you will see them in almost every store as of late. And if you don't fancy braving the full on cape yet, you can find alternatives. Like this gorgeous Topshop blanket scarf. I love the mixture of colours and the white contrasting border, and if you don't fancy draping it across your shoulders, it can also be worn as an oversized scarf.  I think this is an amazing buy due to its versatility. This particular one is actually sold out online now, but keep your eyes peeled for it in store!

I decided to keep the rest of my outfit simple and a bit monochrome, to let the colours of the scarf really pop. I picked this casual ribbed Zara grey dress that I got in the sale earlier this year as I felt something simple would compliment the greys and maroon colours of the scarf. I decided to pair this outfit with my new Zara boots, to add more of an edge to the otherwise minimal look. These gorgeous pony fur boots look far more Jimmy Choo than Zara, and I love the chic-ness and shine of the pony fur. Mixed with that killer stiletto heel, they are the perfect black boot. 

12/10/2014

Powder Pink









Coat - Pretty Little Thing*  Pants - H&M  Top - Zara  Shoes - Zara  Bag - Topshop  Sunglasses - Westward Leaning 

Burgundy,  I feel, such a classic colour. It's a colour that never goes out of fashion, it never tires, and can be worn season to season. It's one of my favourite hues, and it is definitely a top colour for Autumn/Winter 14. I picked up these gorgeous pants in H&M a few weeks back, and I LOVE them. The fit, the material, the pattern, everything is spot on. And that hint of burgundy really drew me to them.

I am a big fan of anything clashing or rule breaking, and I have been picturing some burgundy red with this coat since I got it from Pretty Little Thing. Pink and reddish tones isn't usually something that is known for 'going together', but I love it. This pale pink coat is fab for winter, bringing back those SS14 pastels without being too summery. I love the collarless look too, and I think it's just a fab coat to have to add to my collection. 

Along with the pink coat, I had to throw this baby in the mix, THE Topshop fur clutch. I bought this a few weeks back, as soon as I saw it online it was in the bag within seconds. As you may know, I am a sucker for some fur, and this baby pink oversized clutch is just a dream. I want to use it every day! It makes me feel like Barbie when I am carrying it! Unfortunately it's sold out now in Pink, but I do have my eyes on the black and mustard version... 

I actually decided to do another look with these pants for a more casual feel that I was wearing over the weekend, so that is to follow. I hope you like this look anyway!

05/10/2014

Autumn Neutrals







Skirt - Missguided*  Jumper - Zara  Shoes - Dune  Bag - Zara  Belt - H&M

Autum has landed, and I actually couldn't be happier. The only thing I am going to miss about summer is going abroad, and it being acceptable to have bare legs. But with the weather still fairly warm, I made the most of it this weekend with this Missguided skirt. It is the perfect skirt for the Autumn/Winter transition. I don't always feel comfortable having a short skirt on, so a midi is ideal for me. That, along with this perfect on trend khaki colour, it is such a wardrobe staple this season. I think it can work well with heels or flats, and I am definitely contemplating buying it in a few of the other colours Missguided do in this midi, which you can check out here.

I decided to pair it with my favourite item of the moment, this Zara mustard knit. I know I only wore this in my last post, but it's too fab to not wear! I seem to be living in it at the moment, it's just so versatile. I broke up the outfit with a gold waist belt and some animal print shoes, to add a bit of depth to the outfit. If you read my previous post documenting my first outfit in these shoes, I am now happy to report that, after some wearing in, these shoes are now bearable. Much to my delight. 

Anyway, I hope you guys like my outfit! I have recently created a Facebook page for Olivia Laura, so I would love it if you guys could all give it a 'like' for me! You can find the link here, or search 'Olivia Laura Blog' on Facebook! Thank you :)!

28/09/2014

Casual Camel's







Coat - Zara  Jumper - Zara  Jeans - French Connection  Shoes - Adidas  Bag - Zara

After a long and busy day at the AX Paris AW14 event in Manchester yesterday, my feet needed a rest today. I had such a fab day yesterday, I was so grateful to be there and to meet some amazing blogger girls that I have made friends with over the past few months. If you check out my Instagram you can find some of my snaps from the amazing event and some of my favourite pieces there, including a beautiful fur coat I have my eye on. I will hopefully get a post up here with some of my pictures soon! 

But anyway, as amazing as the day was, walking around the city in heeled boots may have looked pretty, but it certainly did not feel it today. So I decided to give my feet some well deserved rest and got my Stan Smith trainers out. I feel these shoes are going to be pretty big again this season so I am glad I snapped up mine when I did! They go with pretty much everything, and I love that Phoebe Philo androgynous look sometimes.

I picked up one of these Zara AW14 'it knits' a few weeks back in this gorgeous Mustard colour and I am hooked. I will definitely be purchasing one in grey too. I'm not sure if I am sold on the knit flares yet, but I am ready to be won over. 

17/09/2014

Lace up Leopard







Jeans - Pretty Little Thing*  Jumper - Pretty Little Thing*  Shoes - Dune

Even though I don't tend to wear many flats in my blog posts, you will usually find me in a pair of flats. Sometimes, I think flat shoes can look even more chic than heels, and whilst I would love to wear heels every day, I don't feel comfortable in them all the time due to my height. So flat shoes are a godsend to me. And brogues are EVERYWHERE at the moment. 

These leopard print pointed beauties I picked up on ASOS a couple of weeks ago are definitely my new staple shoe. Pointed flats are majorly big at the moment, and this, along with the leopard print pony fur, it's just a whole lot of my favourite things mixed together. I love them, and the slight heel makes them feel that little bit more dressy. Now, there is one bad point about these shoes, and I will regrettably admit, they are murder. Worse than any heels I have worn in my life, the pain after 20 minutes (if that) of wearing these for the first time resulted in me sitting in the street practically unable to move. But, this was my first wear, with no breaking in, so I guess I can forgive them and give them another whirl soon when my feet have been nursed back to health.

These gorgeous ripped 'girlfriend' style jeans are my new favourites; I've barely taken them off since I got them! The girlfriend style seems to be a little less baggy than the typical boyfriend style, so they feel that little bit more feminine. Paired with a plain knit and some statement shoes, and that's the outfit completed. And they are such a bargain for jeans, I would definitely recommend checking out Pretty Little Thing. I have my eye on this mustard beauty from them next, so Olivia Palermo-esque!