Fashion Outfits

SWEETENED

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It won’t be long until Suede & Symphony celebrates its first anniversary and what a year it’s been!!

sweeter001Words: Oliver @oliverinstead / Photos: David

There are so many layers to blogging that people don’t see, both the good and the not-so-glamorous, like the days of planning that precedes a brief, ten-minute photoshoot but there are also other aspects of it that have seriously enriched my life in the best imaginable ways possible.

 

Passion is infectious and I often find the creative crowd to be the most invested in their work. I feel no shame in admitting that at times I leech off like-minded people’s enthusiasm to fuel my own drive just because they remind me of the purpose in what I do and that there’s rightfully a reason why I enjoy doing it.

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Even though blogging has taken me to some wonderful places, Manchester will always be home to the blog. The blogging community is small in this part of the world but very tight-knit and I do realise how fortunate I am to have formed some genuine friendships with my fellow bloggers over the last few months… The perfect icing on the cake!!

 

sweeter005Shirt: Topman | Tee: River Island | Jumper: Topman | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: ZARA

So for this outfit, I took inspiration from cakes, treats and all things sweet, especially in the palette. I’ve gone nuts on the pastels like I never have before with these colourful cotton candy shades – some of which may contain artificial food colours…

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Though rest assured none of it is harmful to my wellbeing… in fact, the soothing hues much like the recent reappearance of sunshine brightened up my mood a great deal, which can only be good. 😉

 

Do you have a blog? How has your interest enhanced your life? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you guys again very soon!!

 

Love, Oliver

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Bec
    August 10, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Your outfit is great and I love the colour combinations – the pinks remind me of icecream too so it’s very appropriate that you’re by the sea.
    Where were you? As the scenery looks great.
    I know my chap would love that shirt so I’m going to nip into top man.
    Yes I started writing a blog – at the moment I’m mostly writing about flowers and gardening but a bit of crafting, cooking, history and travel appears too…
    Have a good week and I look forward to reading more on your blog – esp men’s fashion for my chap.
    Love bec xx

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      Oliver
      August 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks Bec! Your blog sounds like a really interesting mix, I hope all goes well for you!

      Re: the shirt, click on the “Topman” to buy it… you can get free delivery to store too 😀

      Oliver x

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    Jonnuxx
    August 10, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I love this outfit, Oliver!
    Also where were these photos taken? The scenery behind is beautiful!

    Jon. x | Jonnuxx.com

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      Oliver
      August 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Shame on you for not recognising Staithes being the Yorkshireman that you are, Jon! lol

      Oliver x

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    Danniella
    August 11, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I love your style Oliver, I started blogging properly this year and I continue to receive so much support from our fellow Manchester Bloggers!

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      Oliver
      August 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      That’s good to hear, Danniella! All the best to you and your blog! 😀

      Oliver x

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    Matthew Pike
    August 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Nice to find someone in my part of the world, we’re up in Lancashire

    Buckets & Spades

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      Oliver
      August 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Oh cool – where about in Lancs are you??

      Oliver x

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    frankie
    August 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Love that I have discovered your blog via the Manchester bloggers Facebook page! Lovely blog and great outfit shots :)
    I’m happy you’re having a wonderful experience blogging. I started my blog last year, but didn’t really have the time to put in (working full time and studying around work) so I feel as though it wasn’t until this year that I actually have been getting to grips with blogging and all the work that entails! Like you said, no to glamorous! Anyway, glad I found your blog and hopefully I might see you at an event in Manchester.

    Frankie x
    Fashion Dough

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      Oliver
      August 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

      To be fair, I don’t post as regularly as I think I should because I do have a job and sometimes it’s hard to do everything… but I’m still passionate about this almost a year later, so I reckon I’ll keep doing it! Just don’t give up if it’s something you love, Frankie! 😀

      Oliver x

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    susan dollparts
    August 12, 2015 at 10:49 am

    If anybody can pull that jumper off it´s you :) Love this look, shoes are my favourite! And I think you are absolutely right, I love creatives, It´s so much fun to exchange ideas even if they come from a different “scene”
    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Susan!! Same here, I draw inspiration from absolutely everyone and anyone I meet so I’m not bound to just one “niche”.

      Oliver x

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    Lala Lyn
    August 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    hi your blog is great! but what is your job or what are you ửoking about? I hope you can post usually <3 :**

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      Lala Lyn
      August 13, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      ahhh sorry I just mean “working” !! my font on mobilephone has some problem ToT

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    t
    August 12, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve been on holiday for the past month and have really been looking forward to reading your blog when I got back- it didn’t dissapoint! xx

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    Kosta Karakashyan
    August 16, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve been having a lot of fun blogging but it’s still been a rollercoaster. Not sure where exactly I want it to take me, but I’m in for the ride.

    Kosta // Cool Gear Cavalier

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      Oliver
      August 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Me too, but I think that’s the whole point with blogging… it’s still a relatively new thing in comparison to many other conventional career paths so it’s fairly uncharted and no one can really tell where it’s going to take you!! 😀

      Oliver x

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        Kosta Karakashyan
        August 19, 2015 at 11:42 pm

        Exactly, I was talking with my parents today that I want to pursue where it will take me as a career and they said they were so puzzled what advice to give me because in their time this was not an actual career haha.

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          Oliver
          August 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

          Haha! My parents are the same… They just don’t understand what I’m doing so I don’t even bother explaining to them! :/

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    Nafisah Atcha
    August 20, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Great outfit as always on you Ol!
    Totally agree with your words about Manchester! We will have to catch up the next time I am in town x

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      Oliver
      August 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Definitely, Naffy!

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    Sue
    August 20, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Hi! So nice to see a male blogger for a change. I love your preppy style in this and the Staithes background (still not been).
    Nice to meet you! X

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 20, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Welcome to my blog, Sue! Hope to see you around and Statithes is amazingly beautiful!!

      Oliver x

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    Hendra Wijaya
    August 23, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Really love the look, super cool.
    Visit and follow me on Bloglovin’ (Monsieurdaily.com)
    IG/Lookbook : @jayawihendra

    Thank you, GBU Oliver. :)

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    Laura
    September 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

    These pictures are really beautiful, Oliver! I love blogging too. I do feel as though the planning etc can get really overwhelming and time consuming. But I love my blog and all of the people I have met through it!

    Laura / http://www.smileatstyle.com xx

    • Reply
      Oliver
      September 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Well, you’ve got a blog that you can be totally proud of, Laura! I love it!! 😀

      Oliver x

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