Tony Moly – LipTone Get It Tint HD
peripera – Sugar Twinkle Liquid Shadow
Etude House – Blend For Eyes (Cherry Blossom Edition)
too cool for school – Dinoplatz Bacio Brachio
A’PIEU – Heart On The Cheek
too cool for school – Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara
3 CONCEPT EYES – Love Cheek Maker
I came across this white quilted bag in Primark of all places. I rarely allow myself to go in that store – if you’re not from the UK you may not know that it is a clothing store famous for its very low prices but at that price you have to consider the ethics of the company.
It was only £8 which of course is very cheap. I love it though – it reminds me of the Chanel drawstring bags. I also really like the white colour that I think looks great for summer. The size is fairly decent, approximately 20cm high x 16cm width. It has a long cross-body strap and dangly chain fastener. Let me know if you pick it up.
Do you ever get those days when you just want to remove everything from your wardrobe and start over? I feel like I am getting this feeling a lot recently. I think it is partly because only in the past year have I begun to understand my personal style. In my early 20s I was very bland in my clothing choices, usually opting for some sort of striped top with skinny jeans or a ’60s style babydoll dress but usually in grey or black. Now in my late 20s I realise I want to inject more personality. I like experimenting with colour now and I care less about what others think.
One year I didn’t buy any new clothes at all – I’m not sure how I managed it. But when I stopped this challenge I got into a frenzy, buying anything that caught my fancy. Looking at my wardrobe now I have so many things I need to sell on eBay or donate. I do try and get rid of things fairly often but it still manages to build up.
I feel like I promote too much fast fashion on this blog and I think I will try to cut it down. Looking through Vestiaire Collective recently I thought how much I’d like to buy second hand designer clothing. There were always pieces from past collections that I loved and it would be amazing to get to wear them now. The prices are quite reasonable too. For example I’d prefer to spend £80 on a past season Miu Miu jacket than say the same on something from Topshop.
Another option would be buying from charity/thift shops but altering it. I see DIY tutorials recreating trending styles like two shirts cut in half and sewn together. It makes me want to create my own unique pieces in a way I hadn’t considered before.
I will probably start listing some eBay items soon and really downsize everything. I feel this way about interior items in my apartment too. I have too much stuff that I don’t care enough about. It would be great to streamline my belongings and just own things I truly love.