Goodbye 2016!

Olivia Emily wears Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, Asos western belt, Asos pothole tights, and faux suede platform heels boots

What I’m Wearing:

Large Crescent Moon Earring – Regalrose
Dita Slave Collar Choker* – Killstar
Myrtle Wool Cape* – Dark Thorn Clothing
Cold Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress – Asos (on sale!)
Western Belt – Asos
Matte Black Rings – Rogue & Wolf
‘Pothole’ Net Tights- Asos
Faux Suede Platform Boots – Similar

This is just a little outfit I put together for a family meal over this festive season. My Dad made the hilarious comment that I look like I had been attacked by a hole punch… so I’m going to own it as ‘Ruffled Hole-Punch Chic’ 😛

Happy last day of 2016!

It’s been a funny old year, 2016. So much has happened in the world that was unexpected, upsetting, and unsettling this year, and it is so easy to get caught up on that. Even on a personal scale I feel like I, alongside other people I know, have faced a bit of a weirdly draining year this year. Instead, I am focusing on the fact that I have so much to be thankful for. I have the people I love. I have a cosy flat in London. I’ve achieved things that I wouldn’t have thought possible this year with work, and with my blog. And I went on a dream holiday (and still managed to make rent haha >.<)

I don’t mean to sound preachy – believe me I’m sick of seeing ‘what I’ve done this year’ or ‘how to make your own luck in 2017’ etc posts too! It’s the last thing I want – I always feel that while these posts are made to help, they aren’t always aware of everybody having varying circumstances and backgrounds.
These people may have different financial/familial/mental/physical situation to you, and what is simple to them, may not be quite so straightforward for you. However – you should always remember that what comes naturally to you, may not come so easily to these people we compare ourselves to… people are much less likely to post their more difficult times for everyone to see. And that’s why I find looking at the positives so important!

Be Kind to Yourself – You Deserve it <3

The main thing I’m trying to say here is – don’t beat yourself up. Don’t get bogged down in difficulties. You do you. You are awesome. Focus on the positives (even when it seems the most difficult). You will have achieved so much more than you think this year!

Tough days are draining. But when things get difficult, pick one thing that you want to achieve that day (no matter how tiny!), and follow through on it. It can feel so tough, but whenever I do this, it helps me feel better, and more productive… perhaps it could do the same for you!

Have a wonderful New Years’ – sending lots of love your way!
Take care, love xxx

Olivia Emily wears Dark Thorn Clothing Myrtle Cape, Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, Asos western belt, Asos pothole tights, faux suede platform heels boots Olivia Emily wears Dark Thorn Clothing Myrtle Cape, Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, and Asos pothole tights Olivia Emily wears Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, Asos western belt, Asos pothole tights, and faux suede platform heels boots Olivia Emily wears Kat Von D Innerstelar Palette, Lime Crime Saint Velvetine, Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, Asos western belt

Makeup Details:

Illamasqua Foundation (SB02) & Contour (Shade – Nimbus)
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer (Auburn)
Kat Von D Innerstellar palette & Tattoo liner (Trooper)
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick (Saint)

Olivia Emily wears Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, Asos western belt, Asos pothole tights, and faux suede platform heels boots Olivia Emily wears Asos black ruffle midi dress, Killstar Dita Slave collar choker, Asos western belt, Asos pothole tights, and faux suede platform heels boots

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8 Comments

  1. 31st December 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I love your outfit! (That cape adds a certain mystique to it). I’m rushing my way into 2017 and luckily with not too much time on my hand to look back. After some mellowing I’m ready for a new year! Let’s do this! 😉

    Happy New Year!

    Love,
    Dominique

  2. Julia
    1st January 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love your style! You’re major inspiration for me! Happy New Year <3

  3. 2nd January 2017 / 10:43 am

    Happy New Year gorgeous, I hope this new one brings you all that you desire and more!! Stunning pictures 🙂 x

  4. 3rd January 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Happy new year! Hope your 2017 is wonderful. And that cape is divine!!
    <3

  5. 5th January 2017 / 12:34 pm

    This look is perfect and sooo well put together, I just love every single piece! I wish you a happy new year and hope to see more of you in 2017, just love your blog <3

  6. Sophie
    5th January 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Happy new year. Love the outfit and your blog and instagram you have such lovely style <3

    I think that's great advice, when times are tough making even a small goal and following though on it always helps me feel more productive and positive too

    Love
    Sophie
    xoxo

  7. 7th January 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Lovely look! You’ve got perfect style!

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