I was recently invited to a styling event at Olivia May boutique with a group of local Oxfordshire bloggers. Olivia May is located on Oxford’s Little Clarendon Street and stocks a range of women’s clothing and accessories by a fantastic range of designers. Ann, the store owner, and her lovely team made us feel very welcome and at ease and I could entirely understand the personalised stylist-led approach which she offers to the store’s clients.
Ann introduced us to the new season ranges and colours and seemed incredibly knowledgable about the brands stocked. She was joined by stylist LisaB, who gave an enjoyable talk on dressing for your shape. As a traditional pear shape, it seemed I had at least had made a good choice by wearing a large necklace to add some balance to my silhouette! Lisa shared so much interesting information about balancing an outfit with the right choice of jewellery or bag for your shape. She was also a total scarf-tying expert, and we all had great fun trying to recreate the styles…perhaps I should start wearing some of those scarves that always get left in the cupboard.
Lisa also spoke about colour analysis, a concept I had not really considered before. Personal colour analysis determines the colors that best suit an individual based on their natural colorings. I love a really wide range of colours, and wear lots of brights, but would definitely consider a professional colour analysis sometime in the future, as perhaps there are great colour combinations I am missing in my wardrobe!
Olivia May are offering a 15% discount off their Spring / Summer season collection plus free delivery. Just visit their website and enter the code DCBlog.