Recent Style Inspirations

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£8 Buy of the Week – Chanel Inspired

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.
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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.ch1.png

I Want To Sell All My Clothes – General Musings

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.

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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.

Net-a-Porter Sale Dream Purchases pt.2

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PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Sailor ruffled cotton-voile and point d’esprit maxi dress £985 now £690 30% OFF

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PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Embellished velvet-trimmed polka-dot tulle top £485 now £340 30% OFF

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Gold-plated, crystal and faux pearl earrings £895 now £448 50% OFF

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ruffled organza-trimmed jacquard-knit mini dress £1,995 now £998 50% OFF

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ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Asymmetric printed ribbed jersey top £225 now £113 50% OFF

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ALEXACHUNG Floral-jacquard blouse £250 now £150 40% OFF

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ALEXACHUNG Cold-shoulder tiered floral-print cotton-voile midi dress £565 now £339 40% OFF

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COMME DES GARÇONS COMME DES GARÇONS Ruffled printed voile midi dress £830 now £498 40% OFF

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Printed cashmere sweater £685 now £343 50% OFF

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Andy Warhol Foundation layered printed gauze midi dress £2,015 now £1,008 50% OFF

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Embroidered cotton-jersey turtleneck top £230 now £161 30% OFF

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BROCK COLLECTION Thadine shirred floral-print cotton-voile top £1,045 now £732 30% OFF

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BALENCIAGA Macro intarsia cashmere and wool-blend scarf £455 now £228 50% OFF

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ACNE STUDIOS Joggy printed cotton-jersey hooded top £220 now £132 40% OFF