Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Olivia Palermo - the real Blair Waldorf




I have never watched 'The Hills' or 'The City', and only discovered Olivia Palermo's stunning style through magazines (and street style blogs), and wondered who she was...She reminds me of 'Blair Waldorf', with her impeccably styled hair, preppy 'Upper East Side' style, and gorgeous smile. Like Leighton Meester (who plays Blair Waldorf), I prefer Olivia as a brunette.

Palermo is a master at blending inexpensive pieces, high-end designer items, and vintage articles to establish her sophisticated style; from Zara to Topshop, Ann Taylor and Hermes. She keeps things interesting by trying several different shapes and lengths, rather than playing it safe in a single silhouette; and has a love for blazers (I absolutely love blazers), as well as opaque stockings (keeping stylish in wintry weather).

Her shopping rule (and a good one):
Always try to buy things that I know will work with what I have in my closet, or something that I know I’ll grow into.





I particularly like her 'casual' outfits, but they are hard to find online...but even 'casual' she exudes a sophistication and elegance, even in very distressed jeans!

29 comments:

  1. she is gorgeous! and she has given me a love for blazers! :)

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  2. Me too! I didn't even realize she was from an MTV shows. She just started popping up in magazines and I took notice of this sophisticated and stunning woman! Love her style!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  3. Isn't she stunning :) She does have a very Blair vibe, but i think she looks like Blair channelling Serena in some of those pics haha. The long dress in the last lot of photos is amazing x

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  4. I've never seen her on tv either. She's very pretty and has such an enviable wardrobe though.

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  6. I totally agree on both things- she is SO the real Blair Waldorf and her hair is much better brown. I watch all those shows and am kind of obsessed. I don't care what her attitude is, she's so gorgeous and her outfits are so fantastic!

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  7. I love her style..she makes dressing up look sooo easy! Love her hair too, it's always perfect! Great pics you have! Love your blog!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  8. Great written ;) love her too, she's perfect with amazing style...

    xo,

    Carolina

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  9. I watched the city and I thought she had such a gorgeous style. Cute blog. I will definitely follow your blog if you decide to follow mine!

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  10. She is so sophisticated... as much as Blair Waldorf :D

    Kisses
    Lara

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  11. She does have fantastic style. I kind of prefer her a/w wardrobe though. She never dresses badly for the summer but she's far more New York than LA so her style seems to come together more in the colder weather.

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  12. Really enjoying these street style profiles you are doing and your 3 candidates so far are definite style icons of mine. Olivia is very cool.

    India Francis (Demanding Anon )

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  13. coco's tea party - I totally agree, I like her Winter wardrobe/style more too.

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  14. shes everywhere! always looking good. just posted about her too. come follow me xox

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  15. she looks great. love your outfits :)

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  16. If you didn't mention it I would not have thought about how much she is like a real Blair! Wonderful post Olivia is hot from head to toe and i love her layered outfits

    Betty.
    http://betzyc.blogspot.com

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  17. great post...love all...she is very beautiful...amazing style...stunning shots

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  18. she is a style goddess. i love all of these looks.

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  19. Engraçado você escreveu isso! Porque o caráter da Blair foi baseado em Olivia que é uma socialite em NY! Ela eh uma metida no show mas tambem gosto do estilo dela :)xx

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  20. I really don't care what people say about her personality. She has serious style, and that's good enough for me! ahaha

    Great blog!

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  21. She is so wonderful and cute))))

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  22. This is a very good site I made this tonight in a silver-grey to wear over a black dress for a wedding. Your instructions we're great. Love your blog! . Blair Waldorf

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