I’m typoing everywhere today. Apologies for anything my proofreading misses.
I’ve probably mentioned countless times that I really love Olive so whenever I get an email from them asking if I want any clothing to post outfits in I always get so excited.
Most recently I received these three items:
And these are the outfits they were featured in:
(Also features pink satchel from Choies and shoes from Oasap)
The dress had actually been sent ahead of the items I picked because India from Olive picked it herself because she thought I’d like it. Turns out she was quite right because I was so close to picking that dress myself but stopped myself for fear of asking too much. But anyway that dress is probably my very favourite item I own right now. I can’t stop wearing it, it’s basically perfect in every way - and I’m even wearing it now!
The other two items are also gorgeous. The sleeves (well… lack of) of the blouse are really interesting, I don’t know the right terminology but they kind of hang further forwards than normal sleeveless blouses and create a really interesting shape.
+ Wonderful quality (seriously, of all the clothes I own Olive clothes are bounds ahead in terms of quality and craftsmanship of the items than regular high street fare. It’s a whole other league)
+ Beautiful items, far more beautiful in person that on the photos
+ The store is run by a wonderful team.
+ The shop is stunning. If you live near Cheltenham seriously pop in and have a look around.
+ Lookbooks on the site feature many of the items sold and show how they can be worn together
+ Fast shipping
- The range of sizes can be a little limited
- Although there is a very reasonably priced basics section, some of the more elaborate pieces (such as my dress above) can run a little pricier than usual high street fare. Now I would say it’s worth it because the quality is wonderful but it might take a little more saving and less splurging if you’re after several pieces from there.
And as per usual, I’ll round off with the lookbook look title songs:
#1 The Front Bottoms - Swimming Pool
Have I mentioned before how their 2011 album ties with Hello Sadness as my album of the year 2011? No? Well it does because it’s absolutely wonderful and I can’t recommend them enough.
#2 The Joy Formidable - Whirring
I know a guy who likes whatever has been in NME recently on facebook to look cool, he’s liked The Joy Formidable, so yes they’re one of those bands but I still think they’re wonderful. But I do admit that certain British music channels and certain British music publications (cough NME x2) over hyped them a little, but they’re still worth the listen and I think they pretty much live up to the hype anyway.