Oxfordshire Bloggers at Olivia May, Oxford

The Oxfordshire Bloggers were recently invited to hold our first event at the Olivia May clothes boutique in Oxford.

Olivia May

Olivia May boutique, Oxford
Photo credit: Bubbablue and me

Olivia May is an independent clothes shop based on Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. They stock a number of niche international designers who offer something unconventional and different to high street stores.

At Olivia May we want you to be inspired, not just by the designers we feature but by the ways we can help you put together your wardrobe and your look.

Olivia May clothes
Photo credits: Live Oxfordshire, Bubbablue and me, darktea, Hello Mr Magpie

The event

After the nibbles and bubbly, Ann, the owner, introduced us to the designers they stock and key items for the new season. Some of the clothes were so new they have been unpacked earlier that day, especially for the evening.

Ann at Olivia May Oxford
Photo credit: Over 40 and a mum to one

This was followed by stylist Lisa B providing tips on how to dress for each body shape, using examples from the clothes available in the shop. As well as showing a number of different ways to tie scarves and an introduction to the seasonal colours for different skin and hair tones.

LisaB stylist
Photo credit: darktea, Over 40 and a mum to one

Then we were let loose to try on the clothes and accessories (I love the back detail on the blue coat I’m trying on below).

Trying clothes
Photo credit: Bubbablue and me, darktea

Olivia May is offering 15% discount on the Spring / Summer collections especially to blog readers by using the code DCBlog on their website.

The Oxfordshire Bloggers

As the first official Oxfordshire Bloggers event it was great that so many bloggers attended from across the county and a diverse range of blog topics. Although it is fun to chat online, nothing beats meeting in person, especially when you get the opportunity to learn something new at the same time.

Oxfordshire bloggers at Olivia May
Photo credit: darktea, Over 40 and a mum to one

You can read more about the event in the links below.

Olivia May has offered to give £125 voucher to one blogger who attended and writes a blog post about the event. Just add your post to the linky above for your chance to win – good luck!

The winner chosen at random is Mary @ Over 40 and a mum to one.


Terms and conditions:

  • Only one entry per person will be counted
  • Entrants must have attended the Oxfordshire Blogger event at Olivia May
  • UK entry only, over 18s
  • Giveaway closes 11.55pm 12th March 2016
  • Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
  • There is 1 prize of £125 Olivia May voucher
  • There are no exchanges or monetary exchanges
  • The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications
  • Winner will be randomly chosen using www.random.org, and will be shown on this post, and may be shared on social media
  • If a darktea post is selected, another winner will be drawn
  • Winner will be notified via the email address provided in the event booking, and will need to respond within 2 weeks to claim their prize otherwise a further winner will be drawn
  • The prize will be sent from Olivia May any time within a month

*Disclosure: Oxfordshire Bloggers were invited to visit Olivia May and have a few nibbles in exchange for an honest post.

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Kate is the founder of Oxfordshire Bloggers. She moved to Didcot in 2001 and now lives near Wallingford with her husband and two young children in a house that needs a total renovation. On her blog darktea ~ capture, process, simplify she uses lists and processes to solve problems and make life simpler.


  1. It was a great evening Kate, thanks for arranging the event, it was really lovely to meet everyone!


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