Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The orangery

This past week has been busy, but exciting! I had a job interview and a couple of trial shifts, so am keeping my fingers crossed about getting a new job soon. I was also at the Intu Metrocentre fashion event on Wednesday with Alice and Amy, and we met up beforehand to take blog photos which should be up next week!

As well as this, I was featured on a couple of other websites which was really exciting, I did an interview with Bloggerview about a month ago and that went live, as did my first guest post for the Barnardo's blog. I would love to know if you've read either of the posts and am currently working on my second post for Barnardo's so would love any feedback! Lastly, I received my finished blog header from the very talented Ella Masters, and love it, it's the perfect illustration of me and I am feeling a lot better about the look of my blog since adding it to the layout.


These photos were taken on Easter Sunday on our way back from Huddersfield, when we stopped for the day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, it was quite cold and rainy (I did have other layers on top of this outfit) but couldn't resist shooting photos in the orangery; which definitely gave the illusion of warmer weather!

A pinafore is something which I have wanted to have in my wardrobe for a long time but could never seem to find the perfect one for me. (I also had the same issue with dungarees, but found my ideal pair on Depop recently). This pinafore is exactly what I'd been envisaging and was a bargain from Primark at £12, it was bought pre-fast fashion spending ban so I've let the fact that it isn't secondhand slide. The fit of it is oh so flattering and perfect for my figure and the wash of the denim is also lovely; it has a real vintage feel to it. I've had it a few weeks now but have worn it so much, so I am feeling pretty confident about getting the cost per wear right down!

Underneath the pinafore, I wore my beloved Archive by Alexa Albion shirt, which I think has to be my favourite piece that I picked up from the collection. The fabric is such a lovely quality and I adore the print, which was inspired by Chinoiserie designs of 1930s silk dressing gowns. It's a blouse which goes with everything, from jeans to skirts and it's such a beautiful piece that I know that I will be wearing for a long time.

For accessories, I wore my glittery KG trainers, which are perfect for days when I am walking about a lot but obvs still want to keep my style showing. I paired the outfit with fishnet tights (again obvs) since plain tights are kind of my worst nightmare, and to add more texture to the look. I took my beloved Kate Spade Arla bag, which goes oh so well with every outfit and, to add a bit more to the look, I tied a vintage scarf around the bag handle. I like that this small touch adds a pop of colour and pattern to the outfit and gives the otherwise plain bag a different feel.

Holly Olivia x


  1. Love the styling of this outfit, the pinafore is lovely.

  2. Great post! Love how all the clothing items (and awesome shoes) complement each other so well :) x


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