Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Two years of blogging



Two years ago, I created a Google account and the blog 'Holly Olivia Creates', where I wanted to showcase the clothes I was making in my spare times and my AS textiles class. Two years, two awards, one name change and countless layouts later and here I am! Although I dabbled in lifestyle, beauty and even food blogging, I have discovered that fashion blogging is what I really love doing.

As someone who has had a deep interest in clothing from a young age, blogging about fashion seems second nature to me. I could waffle on all day about the fabrics, techniques and embellishments on clothes but, recently, styling has become my main point of interest. Up until now, I have never had a paying job. This meant that I could only spend money on clothes sparingly, scouring Depop and Ebay instead of the high street. I feel like this is the best way to shop, in a more eclectic manner. Rather than having every item I am wearing being from Topshop, I prefer to mix secondhand/vintage, high street and more high end pieces- such as my Vivienne Westwood bag. This has allowed me to create my own style and I love being able to share it with my readers!











Dress- Vintage    Top- H&M  (similar, similar)    Baker boy cap- H&M via Depop    Loafers- ASOS 

What would a birthday be without balloons? I was initially planning on buying a silver 'two' shaped balloon, until I realized that they were £10, so settled on these hella cute citrus ones from Tiger. Did I mention that they are self inflating?

I had been on the hunt for a denim pinafore for ages, and found this vintage one on Depop. It doesn't go with as much as I would like it to, but I love the contrast of the two washes of denim, and how it looks when combined with floaty sleeves. Obviously, I also had to add my baker boy cap- but don't worry if you are sick of seeing it, as I will definitely be getting an alternative one after payday! On my feet, I wore my new ASOS loafers, which are incredibly comfy and a bargain at £22. As someone who doesn't like having to wear shoes, I would happily wander around barefoot or in fluffy socks; however these loafers are so comfy that it doesn't feel like I am wearing shoes at all.

Thank you to everyone who has read my blog over the past two years, as well as the PR companies I have worked with. I have some exciting posts in the pipeline for the rest of this year so stay tuned!

Holly Olivia x
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11 comments

  1. Congrats in these two years of blogging, lovely outfit and pictures :)
    Have a great Tuesday beauty
    xxx
    www.travelera.es

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  2. Happy 2nd Birthday Bisous, Holly Olivia! Those balloons are hella cute and so is that pinafore!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  3. Congratulations on the two year anniversary! I love your style and outfits and love the fact that you mix vintage pieces in with more current items. Amazing!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. This is such a wonderful post! Have a nice weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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  5. Amazing photos!!
    A lot of hugs<3

    http://trendylifestylemc.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/mis-vacaciones-en-italia.html

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