Olivia Pope Inspired Style | LOOKBOOK

October 10 2014

Scandal Thm New

Hello everyone! I’m currently on holiday (Lagos, Nigeria), but I pre-filmed and edited this video for you. I’m a huge fan of Scandal and Olivia Pope’s style so I thought it’d be fun to do a Lookbook inspired by her. I hope you enjoy it. Which look is your favourite?

I’m thinking of turning this into a series, what do you think? I could do a couple other on-screen sirens? Thinking it’d be fun, and i’ll get to experiment with my style a little…even try more colour, textures, patterns etc!

Hope you enjoy the video, and be sure to click through to it on YouTube for the info bar with all the outfit details!


  • Reply Nandipha October 10 2014 at 10:03 am

    Hey Shirley

    I already read that you enjoyed your holiday i love that you are so close to you family. On the outfits I really love the white pants and the gray coat.

  • Reply Mia Marques October 10 2014 at 10:24 am

    Love the TV show and you recreated well her kind of looks…


  • Reply Oda October 10 2014 at 11:36 am

    Where is the sweater you’re wearing in the intro from ? 🙂

  • Reply Daisy Dais October 10 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I L-O-V-E every look can’t wait to get home and watch the video….what wardrobe staples! Pass by Kenya a bunch of fans here too 😉

  • Reply Berry Dakara October 10 2014 at 12:17 pm

    YES! Definitely do more on-screen inspired style shoots 🙂


  • Reply Daisy October 10 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Love the simplicity of these outfits, I really love monochrome type basics atm!


  • Reply millennielle October 10 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Great lookbook video, love all the neutrals and the 1st outfit especially is VERY Olivia Pope!!! I’ve been on the lookout for wide leg formal trousers too! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Nigeria too 🙂
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

  • Reply Lovelyn October 10 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Shirley, juat watched your video and i think the you did an amazing job. i love the 2nd and 4th look

  • Reply Charnele October 10 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I am so here for the first two looks!! You killed this lookbook

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  • Reply Kris October 10 2014 at 1:49 pm

    lovely…i really like the coats

  • Reply Vanessa Alves October 10 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hey Shirley! I love videos like this and the series idea is awesome and I have an idea for you! I don’t know if you watch suits but I love how the woman of the office dress up. The characters in particular are Jessica Pearson (obviously!), Rachel Zane and Katrina Bennet.. Donna Paulsen doesn’t really wow me during the scenes but the other woman are smoking’! And I feel they actually mimic your style quiet well, always so sophisticated yet sexy!

    from the very south of the motherland, South Africa

  • Reply Nemat October 10 2014 at 2:16 pm

    My favourite thing about Olivia Pope’s style is the COATS!!!

    Have a great holiday 🙂

  • Reply Kristie October 10 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Love all of these outfits! Great to wear to the office but also set enough to wear after work too!


  • Reply Elle October 10 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Great looks! The first fit screams Olivia Pope with the all-neutral silhouette. This would definitely make for a fun series. Actress Mindy Kaling could be a cool choice, for mixing colors and patterns ;).

  • Reply Igee Okafor October 10 2014 at 4:36 pm

    That first outfit is absolutely fantastic. Head to Toe. Just giving all kinds of life.

    Igee Okafor
    Style Enthusiast/Blogger

  • Reply Bernice Kwashie October 10 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Awkward moment when you can’t figure out which outfit is your favorite because you love them all…

    Yikes. Good job Shirley!


  • Reply Lilia October 10 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Look #3 and #6 are my favorite! You did a great job Shirley!

  • Reply Abi October 10 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Wow. so u r a lagosian for the next couple of days / weeks ( well throughout your holiday). Oh I miss Lagos so much. All the buzz , really hope you enjoy yourself Shirley. And as always great post and lovely clothes….x Abi

  • Reply Juliette October 11 2014 at 1:03 am

    LOOVED all the looks!! No.1 was spot on Olivia Pope! Those pants, I need!!

    I also really loved looks 3 and 4!

    Great job Shirley 🙂


  • Reply Paula October 11 2014 at 3:48 am

    Can you share where we can find these pieces or pieces like these? Love, love love.

  • Reply Love Naturally JoJo October 11 2014 at 5:07 am

    I simply adore your style!

  • Reply CHENAI BEE October 11 2014 at 7:00 am

    Suggestion for your next look book would be Rachel from the T.V show Suits 🙂

  • Reply Sheron October 11 2014 at 11:00 am

    I’m in love with the looks… 3 and 5 are my most fave outfits.

  • Reply Laura October 11 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I love your style! Definitely turn it into a series, I would really like to see your take on some other celebs.

    Laura | lbakes by Laura Baker

  • Reply Tiffany October 11 2014 at 3:17 pm

    as always, you got it right! love your styling!

    TIFFANY | tiffanyeatworld.com

  • Reply Daisy October 11 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Your style has always bee on point! I gravitate towards the darker color during the fall and winter season! You look amazing as always Shirley! I loved the enjoyed,, good job!


    Daisy x

  • Reply Michelle October 11 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Shirley, really love your blog and this post. I love black white and grey so these styles are all amazing to me, i recently started my own blog and have a new outfit post based over khaki. would love if you paid it a visit or a follow 🙂


  • Reply Nedoux October 11 2014 at 8:50 pm

    This lookbook drawls “sophisticated chic” in a perfectly posh accent 🙂

    I love pencil skirts, so that outfit is my favourite.

    Enjoy your holiday in Lagos!

  • Reply THE HOTJEM Fashion Blog October 11 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Shirley I also LOVE Olivia’s outfits and you did a great job replicating them!! Have fun in Nigeria!

  • Reply THE HOTJEM Fashion Blog October 11 2014 at 10:50 pm

    OK… so my previous post was posted prior to me watching the bloopers! Wow not only are you smart, beautiful and talented but you sure can dance girl! Its so nice to see such a fun side of you! Thanks for sharing those bloopers!!! 🙂

  • Reply Shara October 12 2014 at 12:33 am

    How beautiful are you!!! Loved every moment of this video 🙂

  • Reply Bunmi October 12 2014 at 7:46 pm

    love the simplicity of these outfit! i love me some olivia pope too. gorgeous outfit as always


  • Reply Barbara October 13 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Next time you are in Nigeria Shirley, do let me know and we’ll have a well organised meet and greet for you. There are so many people who would love to meet you (me included of course, lol).
    I love scandal and Olivia Pope is the best ever. Drove up my love for Kerry Washington thousands of percentages higher than before the first time I watched scandal. I love her outfits. My fav has to be the all white. I don’t know if I can pull it off but it’s something I’d love to try.

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Reply Cat October 13 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Shirley, you are always looking fantastic!

    I’m personally loving #1 and #3


  • Reply Elsa ONDOUA October 13 2014 at 11:44 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!! Good inspiring video ! #GoShirleyPope

  • Reply Ope October 14 2014 at 8:00 am

    Nice work Shirley. Very sophisticated! Do you watch Suits? Jessica Pearson has killer style. I’m sure you can do it justice if you do an inspired lookbook.

  • Reply Vintage Closet October 14 2014 at 1:54 pm

    The first,third and fourth are my absolute favorites.

  • Reply Nailah Ali October 15 2014 at 1:07 am

    Simply gorgeous!


  • Reply CHEKARA October 15 2014 at 6:18 am

    This post/video combines all of my favorite things. You KILLED these looks! So simple, elegant, and classic. Very Olivia Pope.
    I can’t pick my favorite – I wanna buy them all!

    XO, Chekara | shadesofchekara.com

  • Reply Beatrice Thandi Banda (@BeatriceBanda_) October 16 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Love the clean and fresh white feel 🙂 #enjoyedThevideo #espTheBloopers 😉

  • Reply Lisa October 17 2014 at 2:31 am

    I love the way you put your pieces together, you always look so classy and chic. Can you do and outfit for the colder months that are quickly approaching. Using tights /stockings. It is very hard to find opaque stockings that are long enought to fit me. I am 5 ft 8 with thick tights and big hips and find it almost impossible to find a panty hose that will fit properly and look good. Thanks so much. Keep on looking fabulous!

    • Reply Chelsea October 30 2014 at 10:29 am

      Believe it or not Walmart carries a great opaque stocking/tights brand called no nonsense…they also have a website. Loads of designs and colors

  • Reply Ria October 17 2014 at 5:01 am

    You nailed this!


  • Reply ann usman October 17 2014 at 8:22 am

    killed it as usual 🙂
    love all the looks but look 1 ,3, and 4 has to be my fav
    lol cant wait for the next vid and blog post


  • Reply marvia October 17 2014 at 1:45 pm

    YEs …killer it as usual ….the outfit are excellent right up classy street

  • Reply marvia October 17 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Yep killed it ………shirley….. looking hood girl

  • Reply marvia October 17 2014 at 1:52 pm

    All the looks are great but loving looks 1 3 and 4 ……réal nice shirley

  • Reply Serena October 19 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Love your style you are truly one of my inspirations love your sense of style… keep up the good work x

  • Reply AJ October 20 2014 at 4:40 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your still its so classy as always. The first look is my fav you can’t go wrong with all white.

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  • Reply A Million Pinks October 22 2014 at 6:38 am

    love the looks! perfectly recreated


  • Reply Angel October 22 2014 at 6:15 pm

    You have inspired me!!! I love the way Olivia Pope dresses! The show Scandal even made me go out and try the more business casual type of wardrobe but I failed once again. I will try again at the end of the month.

    Business style = sexy!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Reply Shenny Kings October 22 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Shirleyyyyyyy girl!!!!!!!!!! I love all the looks, you’re so so so so gorgggggg!

  • Reply Nia fash October 23 2014 at 10:36 am

    I really live your style Shirley and I am looking forward to more look books

  • Reply Inger Kristin October 23 2014 at 10:29 pm

    So many great outfits! Especially love the on in the middle! You’ve done a great job 🙂


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  • Reply The Indie October 30 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Gorgeous looks, Olivia Pope’s style always makes me swoon with how chic she manages to always be. She’s elegant and strong while maintaining her femininity and she allows her clothing choices to speak for her in that sense and does so without showing any skin at all really. Fantastic embodiment of her style Shirley!

  • Reply Alexa November 10 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Could you do a Gossip Girl inspired lookbook? Specifically Blake Lively’s character Serena van der Woodsen!

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  • Reply SOPHIE LUZZ November 14 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Love the styles! Very Inspirationnal and most of all the litlle dances at the end … I’m sure Kerry Washington be dancing like that behind the cameras ahah

    Courage XO from Paris

  • Reply Eea Petrescu November 22 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Outfit number 3 fits you so well, love black-white combos.

    Eea P

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  • Reply Leenea December 14 2014 at 10:38 am

    Hi Shir! What type of CL´s are you wearing? are these the so kate or pigalle?

    nice outfits. I love your style

  • Reply marvia January 25 2015 at 11:47 am

    Shirley … I am a huge scandal fan too. Loving the looks. Classy Chic bullseye. You should do more work looks. Lovin it lovin it lovin it.

  • Reply Bicana February 15 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I love look one.

  • Reply Nathalie June 21 2015 at 10:59 am

    Hi shirley i loove your style !! Look 5 your jacket where you had ?

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