Category Archives: Fashion

Hey April, please be good to us….

Spring is officially here and we are so excited to be surrounded by pretty colours and lighter fabrics again. The fun of planning this years vayca and our summer wardrobe has begun.

Here at Olive & Lile HQ we have picked our fav pieces from our £20-£25 collection. Beautiful pieces that won’t break the bank and are perfect for several different occasions

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The Tia, Nicole & Taylor, are bang on trend and would be perfect for a wedding, christening or holiday abroad. The Nicole could even double as a from the office to afterwork drinks with the correct accessories.

Feeling something a little more edgy – Our distressed tees’ are perfect to dress up or down

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We are also totally feeling ‘diva vibes’ with our stunning collection of gold pieces from £39.99 – this collection includes mini dress and rompers

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Feel like a queen this season in the Out Shine Romper, The Goddess Playsuit and the Goddess Mini dress.

Ladies we have you covered not matter the occasion – shop with us at oliveandlile.com

We hope you all have a great Easter love O&L team xo

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Spring is in the air

March has arrived and we are longing for lighter days and fresh spring air.
The reason we love spring so much is it allows us to completely revamp our heavy wardrobe of chunky knits and earthy tones and brightens our days with softer fabrics and warm spring colours.

Spring is the time to break out of the cocoon we have been hibernating in for the last 6 months and shake off our old selves and start over.

We have some gorgeous new arrives and some amazing pieces returning again this season.

Beautiful crisp white & nude crochet pieces – prefect for garden parties and summer weddings.

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The return of the two piece – Start those summer holiday essentials (because the outfits are just as important as the holiday, right?)

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lets not also forget the perfect accessory

The weather will start to get a little warm which means sleeves will get shorter, this calls for arm candy!

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We hope you are looking forward to lighter days and warmer nights as much as we are!

I think its safe to say we are avidly awaiting BBQ season with a cool glass of Pimms, Ed Sheeran serenading us and of course our greatest accessory – the girls!

Shop our entire new spring collection at oliveandlile.com 

Have a great week – The O&L team xo

 

 

 

Make your own Pumpkin Spiced Latte!

Does anything say Fall more than walking down the street through the crunching leaves, with a pumpkin spiced latte? They are our favourite drink in the office and we have been making our own this autumn, so we thought we would share our perfect little recipe with you…so you can also enjoy your own perfect little PSL.

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Ingredients 

  • 2 ounces Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 8 ounces organic whole milk
  • 1 to 2 shots espresso or 4 ounces cold-brewed coffee concentrate

Instructions

Steam the milk and put half in your mug. Add the syrup and the espresso or coffee concentrate (heated). Stir and top with the rest of the steamed milk. Top with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice if you’d like.


They’re you go! A yummy Pumpkin Spiced Latte…mmm.

Tag us on insta with your photos of your PSL xo

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Its coming… AW16 xo

Its fast approaching… its time to start planning your wardrobe! Everything you need to know about AW16 trends and what to buy.

We went to speak to our head buyer to get the low down on everything for the next coming season.

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She shared with us a sneak peak of her trend forecast for the next season and everything she thinks is gonna be hot!


“Velvet & Silk are going to be really key fabrics this autumn winter, and at Olive & Lile we already have some amazing velvet & silk dresses coming in, rock our Whisk Me Away Silk Dress & our High Maintenance Velvet Studded Tuxedo Dress.”

“Galaxy inspired sparkles and glitz is going to be so big for all your going out dresses this winter! For some Christmas sparkles our Serena Dress & Timeless Dress are perfect.”


Your can shop all these pieces on our website oliveandlile.com

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How To Get The Insta Perfect Flatlay xo

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Taking a flatlay is way harder than it looks! At Olive & Lile HQ, we are obsessed with them. We think its a super cute and creative way to show you our products! So our stylist has put together her top tips for getting the perfect flat lay for Instagram.


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Lighting is what will make or break your flatlay, so the brighter the better. We think daylight is the best, but if the room your shooting in has bad lighting we recommend investing in a ring light to keep the picture nice and bright, to show off all the amazing details in your flatlay!

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Flatlays are all about telling a story, and every prop counts – so choose wisely. Ask yourself what are you trying to portray, whats your theme? We love featuring fresh blooms and interior products in ours. Some of our favourite shops to pick up the perfect flatlay props; Amazon Ebay Etsy & random little homeware boutiques.

inspo.jpgWhen planning your flatlay, there are some amazing websites to get ideas and inspiration. Our favourites are Pinterest & We Heart It.

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Angles are so important in a flat lay, don’t be surprised if you take 200 shots of the same flatlay each time at a different angle, and slightly tweaking the positioning of the the items! It takes a few goes to get the insta perfect shot.

Once you’ve got the perfect shot, edit the lighting and sharpening, put on your fav filter and then your flatlay is Insta ready! For more of our flatlay’s, follow our Instagram & Pinterest


Have you got any flatlay tips? Share them with us..

love the Olive & Lile xo

 

All things silk and blush! xo

silk blog.jpgThe perfect transitional trend for this late summer is silk! Spotted on the most stylish celebs, such as Kendal, GiGi and Rosie HW, it is the must have look this season.

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The key colour when rocking the silk trend, is blush pink. Our personal favourite colour here at Olive & Lile HQ–  we are blush obsessed!

 

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The great thing about the silk trend, is you can rock it from day to night. These style queens show us exactly how to do it…

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We have some lovely silk pieces at oliveandlile.com our favourites are the No Love Lost Playsuit & the Triss Bomber Jacket. This gorgeous silk dress on the right will be coming soon! Check your emails for the announcement!


Enjoy silking it up this season, love the Olive & Lile styling team

xo

O&L’s guide to St Tropez xo

stSt Tropez is, quite simply, the most famous resort in Europe – one of the iconic Bridget Bardot’s favourite places to holiday. St Tropez attracts the chicest of people, and is perfect place for any fashion lover to go!

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Where to stay?

The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez inventively combines charm and design to praise the ever so precious feeling of getting away from it all. Elegance, refinement and tranquillity describe the hotel experience. The interior was designed by French designer, Christophe Pillet.

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Where to eat & swim?

Le Club 55, is a popular spot amongst the celebrities and we can see why! Enjoy sunbathing on the beach, cocktail in hand, and then throw on your kaftan and head to the restaurant for some delicious lunch and refreshing glass of wine.

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Chanel’s pop up boutique

The La Mistralée private mansion has re-opened its doors for Chanel’s summer pop-up boutique in Saint-Tropez and every fashionista has to go see it! A shopping experience like no other.

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What to wear?

There is that French Riviera look, one that St Tropez famously sports. We recommend, shirt dresses, flowing caftans, floppy sun hats and gladiator sandals. If you can describe your outfit as chic, your good to so in St Tropez.

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Shop your St Tropez outfit with us, we suggest the Long Lost Two Piece by day, and the Quinn Dress by night.

Share with us your snaps of your summer vay-cays on Instagram!

love the Olive & Lile styling team xo