January

January as always is a new start for me and this year was no exception. It was a busy and  memorable month but I have managed to achieve some of my goals and work on my physical and mental health. The highlight from January would have to be a trip to Amsterdam and I promise to share more on the subject in the coming weeks !

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You may remember that I made a resolution to travel more in 2018 and I am making small changes to keep that alive. Once every month or two I want to be able to see something different and change the scenery even if only for the weekend…

My YouTube channel have been growing lately and I am surprise how many views from all over the world I started to attract. It is a work in progress but I am thrilled to be able to share my likes and dislikes as well as fashion and beauty inspirations. These views are keeping me going and motivate me further to make my content as good as possible !

My latest video is all about luxury buys that I made in 2017 worth investing in… (blog post on the same subject available here).

I have been loving few things in January and this & Other Stories coat would be my absolute number one. I have been wearing it on repeat and although it is much more masculine in style than my usual choice, I absolutely adore it.

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Another of my absolute favourites for January would be this lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury.  I love everything about it from durability to the intensity of the colour. It is on a pricy side but if it was only one thing you are willing to try from Charlotte Tilbury I would say it has to be this one !

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The most popular post in January came as a surprise to me…You loved December and Favourite pair of boots ! The one you liked and checked out the least was an outfit post (available here) in my opinion worth having a look !

What was your January like ?

I would love to know !

Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope to see you all very soon…

Aggie x

 

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What I wore Sunday… winter walk

As a child I waited all year for winter to come. I loved snow and everything that comes with winter temperatures… As an adult, I much prefer warmer climate but I would lie if I said that I do not enjoy occasional walk in the snow.

When we started taking pictures for today’s post we did not know it will start to snow. But after only few minutes, we realised what was happening. It was really difficult to capture that on the camera but I am somehow very pleased with the end result.

I knew it would be a cold day and I have prepared for that. My warmest (and oldest) jacket kept me warm and comfortable. I have paired it with a relatively simple outfit and my favourite pair of boots (more on the subject available here). I am determined to get even more wear out of them as they are without the shadow of a doubt the best investment pair of boots I have ever made…

Enjoy and let me show you what I wore Sunday !

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Jacket Ted Baker

Top Maison Scotch (similar)

Jeans J Brand

Boots Stuart Weitzman (similar here and here)

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Massive thank you for checking out my blog and constant support !

Stay tuned as next week I am taking you to beautiful Amsterdam… For more daily outfits and inspirations follow my Instagram !

As usual I hope to see you all very soon.

Love,

Aggie x

Best luxury buys of 2017

My inability to compromise often gets me in trouble, especially when incomes to shopping. When I see something I really like, made out of incredible fabric with huge attention to detail, I find it incredibly difficult to substitute or leave behind.

Having said that I have to admit that majority of my more expensive buys is very well-thought through. I do not impulse buy much as I have huge respect towards mine and my husband’s hard work and everyday efforts. I like for my purchases to be of good quality but most importantly they must be needed and serving the purpose.

I had a good look at everything I bought in 2017 and have shortlisted all the pieces featured below as my best buys. Some are from premium high-street some from big designer labels but you have for sure seen them on this blog before.

So let’s begin…

Accessories:

  • Dior So Real Sunglasses (similar)

I love wearing sunglasses. They instantly elevate the whole look and add that special something to how I feel. These were on a pricy side but in my opinion are worth the money. I have been wearing them on repeat and planning on doing the same this year.

Panama style white hat is in my opinion a must in every wardrobe. I got mine at the end of June and have been loving it. As you may have noticed I like to wear a hat from time to time and this one is just perfect.

I got this scarf at the end of the year and although I have not featured it a great deal on this blog, I promised you that I have been wearing it all the time. It is of exceptional quality and having had some many high-street equivalents in the past, I can honestly say it is worth the splurge !

Shoes:

  • Gianvito Rossi Plexi Pumps (similar)

I got this pair on sale (with over 50% off) after debating for a very long time if I should buy them or not. They are very flattering, I really like the colour combination, they are easy to look after and they make me feel very put together !

Ps. They look more uncomfortable than they are… I promise !

  • Gianvito Rossi Portofino Sandals (similar in suede)

There are no words to describe how much I love this pair… They are by far one the most comfortable shoes I have, being one of the most flattering at the same time. I would love to add another pair in different colour to my collection this year but only time will tell if that happens !

Another pair that win on the comfort front for me. They are not to everyone’s taste but I personally find them extremely easy to style, flattering and versatile so much so that you are probably fed up of seeing them on this blog !

Handbags:

I got this bag as a Christmas present back in 2016 nad although I had some initial problems with the strap and I ended up exchanging the original bag I know it was worth the effort. This bag is indestructible and perfect for work. I love everything about it and would recommend it without the slightest doubt.

This is without the slightest hesitation my most used bag of 2017. I bought it back in March and have been loving it ever since. It is perfect for day and night, the colour is very versatile but the biggest surprise for me was how comfortable the strap is ! Worth the investment and I will continue to use it in 2018 !

Clothing:

  • AllSaints Leather Jacket (similar)

This jacket is one of the best value for money items I got all year. I have managed to secure it with a massive 50% discount but to tell you the truth it is worth full price. The fit and the quality of the leather is exceptional. My only tip if you want to give it a go would be to downsize as like with all the leather items the jacket will stretch !

Denim shirt seems like a must in most closets and this one is an excellent choice. It is the best quality fabric and the fit is very flattering ! Every time I wear it, somebody will comment on how much they like it and I understand why…

I hope you have enjoyed my shortlist and I have inspired you to make your own… It really opens the eyes of what is worth spending your money on and what you can give it a miss !

I will be publishing a video, going in more details on why I have chosen the items I did so make sure you subscribe to my channel for more !

Thank you very much for stopping by !

Love,

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday… when you love what you are wearing

As you my know, January is shopping-free for me. I have decided to take a month off buying anything fashion related to reflect on my habits. I have shared this idea already on my blog so if you are interested, go and check out this post. I have bought quite a few new things back in December and the coat that you see in today’s post is one of them.

When I first saw it, I was not really sure if I like it or not. It felt big, bulky and very old-fashion. I left the shop three times before I eventually bought it as I could not make up my mind… After I did, I have been wearing it on repeat for the last few weeks. It still feels big and boxy but I learnt to love it.

The rest of the outfit is very simple and plain. My favourite pair of jeans and sneakers you have seen countless amount of time paired with a very old jumper. The only other new thing is this bag that I have been debating over for quite some time. I wanted it originally in black but when I saw the one in grey, I knew it will be a perfect match.

So without further delay, one of my favourite outfits of the Sunday !

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Coat & Other Stories

Jumper Pepe Jeans (similar)

Jeans AllSaints

Sneakers Golden Goose

Bag Dior (silver version)

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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I hope you liked this outfit as much as I do !

For more outfit inspirations and ideas follow my Instagram and check out my YouTube channel !

Thank you very much for stopping by and following my journey…

Love,

Aggie x

Favourite pair of boots

Inability to compromise when it comes to fashion buys, is deeply rooted in my nature. Once I discover something that will be a good addition to my closet, I find it extremely difficult to let the idea of buying the piece go… That was exactly what have happened when I discovered Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots !

They are without the shadow of the doubt the most expensive and the most extravagant purchase I have ever made but they are at the same time worth every single penny. As I was lucky enough to get the second pair of the same boot, this time in heeled version as a part of my Christmas present, I decided to film a video discussing their pros and cons as well as some styling ideas and my honest opinion of their usability and value for money.

I think that for all the fashion lovers out there, this video will be useful and will give you a better idea of what you can expect for your money. I have not been disappointed so far and I know that you will not be as well !!

Please let me know if you find this comparison useful and if it something you would like me include in the future schedule…

As usual thank you very much for stopping by and all your likes and comments !

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… morning walk

There is nothing like going for a walk in a crispy, cold, winter morning. I love the fresh air and lack of crowds. I can really freshen up my mind and prepare for the long week ahead of me.

That Sunday I decided to wear a very casual outfit that would be comfortable and would keep me warm. Everything I am wearing have been in my possession for quite some time and you may have already seen some of the pieces before (here, here and here).

I got this jacket about three and a half years ago and it still looks and feels like new. It is the warmest thing ever, being at the same time the lightest outerwear item of clothing that I own. It was not the cheapest of jackets but price per wear is now minimal. The shirt you can see on the pictures is by Rails and it is the most lovely and comfortable thing to wear. I had it for well over the year and the quality is second to none.

Without further delay that is what I wore that Sunday !

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Jacket Paul Smith

Shirt Rails

Jeans Paige 

Boots Isabel Marant (similar)

Sunglasses Dior

Hat Cos

Gloves Dents (similar)

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What was you first Sunday of the year like ?

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I really hope to see you all soon !!

Aggie xx

January spending ban

January is proving to be a new start for me. Not only it is a start of New Year, but also first month ever when I decided that I am putting ban on my expenses. By ban I mean not buying any unnecessary items of clothing, accessories or beauty. Only essentials are allowed so toiletries and things that I have run out of.

I have bought everything that I needed and wanted back in 2017 so I think this exercise will make me think differently and maybe make me appreciate what I already have… It is one thing to buy quality and ‘treat’ yourself from time to time but compensating all the bad stuff by shopping is a complete different story.

Getting a little bit of prospective on what I really need and what I want is something that I have to work on constantly and I hope that this spending ban will provide just that.

I am giving myself thirty days to start fresh. If at the end of January I have learnt anything, I will try to repeat the ban every three or four months for continuity and practise !

When I shared my plans with my colleagues, I have heard that I have chosen the worst time ever as January is famous for its sales. It will be unlike me saying this but I cannot imagine what would I like to buy during these sales ? The fact that something is reduced does not mean it is what I look for and need.

I have fairly substantial closet (my closet tour and fashion story available here if you want to check it out) and all of my possessions are really precious to me. I have spent years choosing clothing and accessories I want to have and most of the time they stay with me for years. Maybe as a result of that, I do not have a feeling that I am missing out on anything. Creating new outfits from what I already have gives me an enormous satisfaction and pleasure !

What are your plans ? Are you going to try to put a ban on spending or maybe something on sale caught your attention ? I would love to hear your opinion on the subject so let me know !

As usual many thanks for stopping by and for checking out my blog…

Love,

Aggie x