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Birthday Wishlist 2019

Birthday Wishlist 2019



This is a collaborative post.

There are less than two weeks until my Birthday, which is somewhat exciting and rubbish at the same time, having a January birthday sucks *a lot* as nobody has any money, everyone is depressed as they've had to go back to work and Christmas is over for another year. Oh, plus everyone is broke and nobody wants to do anything. I am not alone in this as I know people who have their birthday so close to Christmas and even ones who are born on Christmas day (now that's a poor end of the deal) as a child it was the greatest thing having a Birthday so close as any presents you didn't get for Christmas could then move over to your Birthday wishlist. As an adult, the wishlists get smaller and more expensive, and for my 24th Birthday there so many designer pieces I'd love to get, my favourite brand Love Moschino is on OD's Designer Clothing and I couldn't help but lust over what could be. 

Love Moschino, Olivia Burton, Android Trainers and Boss are just some of the brands on site and they even have a sale currently. Which I have to admit is one of the few perks to having a January Birthday, sales, sales and more sales. Being able to get a lot for your money is always a plus. I thought I'd share with you some of my wishlist faves and I would love to know in the comments which of these items is your favourite.

Olivia Burton Mother of Pearl Watch-
Last year I got into wearing a watch after being gifted my own Adexe watch, and I couldn't imagine not wearing it now. For ages I've been lusting over the Olivia Burton watches and when I saw the Mother of Pearl watch I fell in love. It's such a 'me' item. 

Love Moschino Stud Clutch-
I was instantly drawn to this bag after seeing the colour and the studs and then found it was a Love Moschino item and I was completely sold, it's a gorgeous red colour and looks like a great bag for going out with as it has the chain on. I also saw their purse and had to add that to the list as it's a great size and will last for years. 

Swarovski Mickey iPhone 7/8 Case-
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of phone cases and I currently own around 10, possibly more. However, when I saw this Swarovski Mickey phone case it instantly caught my eye. This is the phone case of dreams for sure.

Olivia Burton Daisy Earrings- 
As much as I'd love to buy tons of earrings for every occasion my ears won't allow it. So I have to buy ones which are sterling silver, these are adorable and perfect for the spring and summer months. Adorable

Valentino Belt-
There's just something about having a designer belt isn't there? I feel like it makes any outfit that bit more stylish with a belt in tow. As you can tell I am digging the red this year, and this belt is timeless.

Love Moschino Tee-
The final item on my wishlist is from Love Moschino *shocker*, this studded heart t-shirt would be great to wear on a day to day basis to work and would look great dressed up and down dependant on what you pair it with. 

*This post is in collaboration with OD's Designer Clothing, but all thoughts are my own and if anyone fancies buying me anything off my wishlist, *hint hint Will* I'd be super happy. 

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That Boohoo Dress.

That Boohoo Dress.



2018 is the year that I have been most confident in my skin than I have been in years, since starting this blog back in 2013, I have only featured myself a few times and safe to say I've changed a lot, my style has grown into something I love and although I will always keep the fishnets and black tees as part of my style, 2018 Olivia loves colour! I have fallen madly in love with dresses and forever seek out them out. Long has gone the days of baggy tees and leggings, move over a new girl is in town! Recently Boohoo sent me this tee shirt dress and asked me to show how I would style it, I was straight to the challenge. The dress feels quite warm and it is very comfy and if I didn't want to wear fishnets underneath, shorts are the way forward. I usually pair my comfy dresses with a pair of converse. In this case, I went for my bright pink ones as I wanted to add a pop of colour to my outfit, along with my hair I think they complimented the dress well. 


This dress is great to relax in with a pair of sweats as it works as an oversized tee, or great to wear as a standalone piece, paired with some heels or in my case Dr Martens. I am a huge fan of how oversized this dress is as it doesn't make me feel uncomfortable and it is super floaty for those hot summer days. I would say this dress is a great all year round dress as it can be paired with some many different items as it is super simple, yet you can create it into something much more. I think that Striped T-Shirt Dress from Boohoo is going to be a firm staple in my wardrobe for the foreseeable. 

What is a staple item in your wardrobe?
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Alternative Bag and Shoes You NEED.

Alternative Bag and Shoes You NEED.


It's been forever since I've done a wishlist styled post and to say these were a regular feature on my blog, I am slightly sad they've become non-existant for a while. I am currently on the lookout for a new bag after two of my favourite bags were no more. One of which was 110% my fault, when I had a *little* soy sauce spillage in, and no matter how much you try to remove it, that smell isn't going anywhere. Then, my beloved holographic bag from Attitude Clothing after only six months one of the staps snapped, and I was pretty gutted to be fair. So that leads me to look on just about every 'alternative' site to seek out a replacement, and as much as I'd love to buy them all, my bank balance and my somewhat version of willpower say no. 




Jessie bag from Irregular Choice
Love Stings bag from Skinnydip.
Moon Spells bag from Attitude Clothing.
Kawaii Cat backpack from Attitude Clothing
Star Kissed backpack from Blue Banana.



Arch Enemies from Irregular Choice.
Pizza creepers are from Tuk Shoes.
With Love sandals from Irregular Choice.
Glitter creepers are from Tuk Shoes.
Silver heart shoes are from Attitude Clothing

Would you purchase any of the items on my wishlist?  


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These boots were made for walking | Footway Review.

These boots were made for walking | Footway Review.





Recently Footway got in touch with me asking if I'd like to review a pair of shoes from their site, and I jumped at the chance. I began searching their site for the perfect pair, with everything from a variety of Dr Martens to Adidas, Footway have just about every brand you could think of at a discount price. After many days of trying to decide on the final pair I decided to go for a pair of boots from Sixtyseven. The boots were a lot like my usual style, however these felt a little more classy than boots I had previously purchased from other retailers. The shoes felt sturdy, looked good, go with a lot of items and even give me a little extra height, which is key for me in shoes being 5 ft 3. These boots are currently on the Footway website for £99, which is a lot more than I would usually pay for boots apart from where Dr Martens are concerned, but I am happy with the product I have recieved. They're comfy and despite walking around for hours in them my feet stay comfortable, win. I stupidly decided to wear these for the first time when we to a farm, so they got a *little* covered in mud, but when I got home, the shoes were easy to clean off and looked like brand new. 

As it's me and I couldn't just do a normal review, I had to do something fun to mix it up a little. Hence where the boots in different locations came in. Inspired by the song these boots were made for walking, I decided to pick a variety of locations to show off the boots. Which allows you to view the boots from all angles. Although I maybe wouldn't recommend wearing them on the beach, may be a little hot. 

Overall I am pretty pleased with the boots and glad I stepped a little out of my comfort zone, I would use Footway again, as their site is easy to navigate around and you can search for shoes by brand and/or size. I found the delivery to be average, not as fast as I would of liked but still a fairly quick time from store to my front door. Next I will have to try the Dr Martens for sure.




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List of my fashion favs!

List of my fashion favs!



Fashion: a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.

I've never been one of those people who are all up to date with the trends, I struggle to even wear a matching outfit half of the time and I couldn't imagine creating a wardrobe for each season. To me, fashion is individual and reflects our personalities, to what I think is one of the best things, ever. Somebody else might hate. I have always been a girl who loves to wear black, but weirdly I love pink too, anything pink hmu. I have featured a variety of alternative fashion on my blog, including a wishlist of alternative shoes and many shop my style posts. But today I thought I'd delve a little deeper into my fashion choices and share with you what trends I want to see more of this year as well as my fashion influences. Hopefully, you enjoy this post and let me know your fashion inspirations in the comments. 

From as long as I can remember (when I was allowed to pick my own clothes) bar the short 'chavvy' faze I went through in year 8 where I may have worn a Mckenzie jacket and large hooped earnings as well as a pair of trackies on occasion. I followed the style choices of the alternative people in the bands I loved. Hayley Williams from Paramore being my main idol in my early teens (she still rocks it now tbh), along with the 'scene' models all over My Space (throwback) and my internet friends too. It was all about backcombed hair, ripped jeans, band tees and converse. This a faze that stuck around for a while, and to this day I still love converse and wouldn't be against wearing band tees again. I quite enjoyed this style, minus the fact the majority of my life at this point was in school uniform.


After this, I moved onto the more 'edgy' styles within in the rock/ pop-punk industry and I took inspiration from Taylor Momsen, I went for the fishnets with the tees style, boots and lots of eyeliner. Oh and my staple leather (fake of course) jacket which was pretty much in every single photo growing up, I wore the chokers and the red lipstick and dyed my hair a variety of colours and I loved it and I have to say it is one of my most confident periods. Once I started to realise wearing something more covered up would be better (and warmer) my style became a little bit of everything. Mostly based on dresses with boots and long tees and leggings, I enjoy to wear more skirts and even add some more colour to my palette which to me is a big deal. 



So what does the future hold in terms of me and style as well as the rest of the world? After looking into trends I can see that pastels are supposed to be huge this spring/summer which to me is a dream, I am crazy in love with pastels. Another one I've seen is the return of Corduroy, you can pretty much get anything in Corduroy including dungarees and skirts wahey. This time it's coming back in the form of comfort and I love it. The material is so versatile so pretty much anyone can wear it and style it how they like. I know Chords are making a return which is a great fashion piece for the men in your life and Chums has all of the latest styles and fashion pieces.

Another trend I am hopeful for is the bright coloured statement pieces, a few years back I created some gorgeous tees online with my brand on them, and I'd love to do it again this year, bold and bright, there are so many choices online to do it including Printsome. I found that  I am a huge fan of making a statement and I love wearing bright and 'out there' pieces. My beautiful new Dr Martens are my new favourite staple piece, but as the year progresses I am sure I will gain a few more, and who knows even try something new? Someone pass me the corduroy and the glitter! The final fashion trend I am going to talk to you about is, prepare yourself for this, sequins! This is literally like my dream, I pretty much will buy any fashion piece that is covered in sequins, they're mostly going out dresses but I am hoping sequins will come in a bigger variety of choice this year. 

What are you hoping makes a comeback this year? 

*Collaborative post

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Alternative Gift Guide with EMP!

Alternative Gift Guide with EMP!


It's November, which for most bloggers means Christmas. I can certainly say I've already started creating my gift guides and I even started in October. When EMP got in touch asking if I would like to create a post for them, I already knew it had to be a gift guide. Going on to their store was like a dream for me, tons of band merch, Pop Vinyls, Pokemon and even a whole section on Unicorns! I am one for 'different' clothing which you'll probably of figured out by now, if you have seen any of my shop my style posts. I am pretty similar with gifts too, I love unique things and anything a little bit out there so EMP is like the perfect site for me. Below I am going to talk about my choices and hopefully you find something you like for a loved one (or yourself, if you're like me). 




Velma Pop Vinyl £12.99-
I have recently gotten into collection Pop Vinyls again, which is pretty bad for my bank balance, however my shelves now look pretty cool. Whether you just have one or 100's, Pop Vinyls brighten up any room and are a great way to start a new collection of your favourites. I am currently building my Scooby Doo collection, can you tell? 

Alice Wrist Watch £29.99- 

EMP have a fabulous collection of wrist watches, including plenty of Disney Princess ones. I saw this one and fell in love, it's still my alternative style with a mix of cuteness. The bow on it just finishes it off. These watches are fabulous gifts for any Disney fans out there!

Unicorn Brew Phone Case £12.99-

I have the largest collection of oversized phone cases, and this is definitely one that fits into the theme. This is a great present for anyone who collects phone cases like me or likes phone cases with a difference. It's not the most discrete phone case ever, however it is adorable and kinda gory too. 

Puking Unicorn Mug £7.99-

Ok so, Unicorns have been a huge thing over the last few years, and I am so glad this is the case. I pretty much would buy every single piece of unicorn merch if I had the space. This mug is great for someone who isn't your typical fan of unicorns, however this mug makes unicorns cooler. Or just someone who loves unicorns. 

All Time Low Shirt £12.99- 

As I said above, EMP have a huuuuuge selection of band tees on offer. I am a huge All Time Low fan, it was like that 14 year old who used to go every concert is still sat within me, despite not going to see them anymore. Their new music isn't as good as their old in my opinion, however they still create some AMAZING merch. If All Time Low isn't the type of band you'd go for there are plenty more to choose from for your friends and family. 

Pokemon Monopoly £32.99- 

I had to put this on here for the childhood throwback, I am a huge monopoly fan and I think it's a great way for people to have fun. When I saw they were recreating Pokemon monopoly I knew it was something I needed. This is a great gift for anyone of any age, who enjoys Monopoly and likes Pokemon too! 


What is your favourite item on the gift guide?

P.s. check out the new EMP tv ad here-



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