What I wore Sunday… minimum effort, maximum impact

Despite a common belief, I am a fairly lazy dresser. I do not like to get ready for too long and I try to make quick decisions when it comes to my clothing. And this outfit is a perfect example of that attitude.

You will not believe how long I wanted this top for. When I saw it initially, it was a love at first sight. But as much as I liked to buy it, I knew that I cannot spent a fortune on a top that I would wear only a handful of times. I ended up admiring this top for about two years until I finally managed to find it on sale ! It was reduced over 70 % with only one left in my size… I knew that it was now or never !

I have built my outfit for this outgoing around this top. It is such a statement piece that you truly need very little to make it stand out. Skinny jeans, neutral bag and a pair of my favourite heels was all I could come up with and I have to say I am quite happy with the end result.

That is what I wore (going out) Sunday !

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Top Roland Mouret

Jeans Zara

Heels Gianvito Rossi (similar)

Bag Chloe

Sunglasses Chanel

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Thank you very much for stopping by and please let me know what are you up to ?

Love,

Aggie x

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Once more about sales

Everly late May, throughout June until July most retailers announce their sales. Scoring something you wanted for a very long time at reduced cost can be thrilling but it is easy to lose you head at the same time.

After years of making my own mistakes, I decided to put a guide with all of my tips on how to shop sales. Things to avoid, when to wait and how not to waste your hard-earned cash. I have done few posts in the past on the subject and I hope that this one will approach shopping sales from slightly different angle but if you are interested you can check them out here and here.

Ps. This post is not sponsored and all of the recommendations are my own !

  • Sometimes later is better…

From time to time it is better to give ourselves more time before buying anything. What I try to do when I see an item that I really like is to put it in the basket (if I shop online) and give it a week or two. If after that time, I still keep going back to my basket I know that the item in question is a special one.

I have recently discovered a website called shortagr.com that is free to use and once you signed up, it will allow you to save the items you like to your wish list and it would automatically notify you when they go on sale or when they are available if they are out of stock. You can opt for an email or mobile notification. Every little helps as they say !

  • Knowing when to pull a trigger

This point is an exact opposite of my first suggestion but on rare occasion you need to have the courage to make an instant decision. High in demand pieces sell very quickly and although I try not to rush, I learnt to act straightaway when I have to.

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This skirt is a perfect example of that… When I first saw it in the store, it was already sold out online. Despite of not being sure if it is right for me, I knew it was now or never. I bought it and paid full price as I could predict it will not go on sale !

  • Simplicity is always better

Shopping especially sales may make you feel like buying items only because they are reduced.  However, what I would recommend is to keep in mind how classic the item is and how well it will perform and hold its use and value. This rule is very important mainly in regards to accessories like shoes and handbags. Classic ones rarely go on sale but when they do, do not hesitate.

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These shoes have been on my mind for a very long time. I knew I will get a lot of wear out of them but spending over £600 was not something I wanted or could do. I ended up getting them with 20% off during Black Friday sales. I have still spent a lot of money but I am happy with what I got in return.

  • Making use of what you have

Shopping sales is not about quantity but about quality. Buying just one item that you really wanted will give far greater pleasure and satisfaction than buying many that do not represent what you are about.

I have mentioned this in the past but making a list of things that are on your wish list and you want to add to your closet is a key. Working down the list will take time but you will end up with things you truly love and not the random selection of pieces that do not belong together.

  • Budget management and self-control

Every, even the most amazing sale find comes at a price. Staying within you means is very important. Getting into financial difficulties just to have the latest fashion ‘must’ should never be justified.

I am not a saint and I still learn how to mange my finances and restrain myself from wanting yet another bag, pair of shoes etc. But speaking from experience, I would strongly encourage you to learn on my mistakes in order to prevent you making yours !

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I really hope you have enjoyed this post and you found it useful.

Please let me know if there are any other topics you would like me to cover in the future and I would be happy to accommodate your requests.

Happy shopping !

Love,

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday…feeling blue

Wearing only one colour from head to toes can be very tricky and I would not normally recommend to do it. Having said that I had this particular outfit in mind for a very long time and I just waited for the weather to warm up. Besides whites, blacks and greys blue is the colour I wear the most. Something about it screams out to me and makes me feel comfortable and put together.

As I have mentioned before, I wanted to pair these two items (shirt and skirt) for a while. I think that although they are both quite cool toned blue pieces, they work together well due to texture differences. Pleated midi skirt seems to be my personal must have when it comes to summer wardrobe and as you may know I have quite a collection… (more available here and here).

Before I show you my final look, I wanted to mention that this What I wore Sunday will be the last one for such a regular schedule. I have published a new look every week for more than a year now and I feel like I need to updated my timetable. I am still going to be doing weekly outfit posts every now and again but maybe doing it once a month with all my Instagram looks would be much more interesting ?

Please let me know what would you like to see from me and what are your suggestions ?

That is what I wore Sunday !

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Skirt & Other Stories (sold out but similar available here)

Shirt Madewell

Bag Gucci

Sneaker Golden Goose

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Thank you very much for stopping by and your constant support.

I hope to see you all very soon !

Love,

Aggie x

May

May came and gone like most of the months this year. I have been occupied with various projects both work and personal life related. Although I am very happy I have the opportunity to experience so many things, I am getting to the point where I just want to rest and switch off.

Waiting and planning for the coming holidays (that are still a long way to go) is something that gives me equal pleasure of actually going on one. Building up the expectation, looking at budgets and variety of accommodation options is so satisfying for me. Are you the same ?

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Your favourite post of last month was a summary of what I have been doing in April (available here if you missed it). I am very happy that you are enjoying my monthly summaries as these post give me a great opportunity to look back at different things and reflect.

If I was to choose my favourite post, it would be a look featuring the most unusual for me skirt (available here). The only thing I am going to say about it is to never say ever as the life goes on and things change !

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May have been a good month when it comes to movies for me. I went to the cinema on number on occasions and out of everything I watched, I would highly recommend seeing Tully if you have not watched it already. Motherhood is not something that I know anything of, however honesty and openness is always a key to me and this movie gives you just that.

Another thing I have been enjoying in May is warmer weather. UK is not the best of places (especially North of England) if you are after proper summer. Having said that we had nice few weeks and I had a change to wear something more time of the year appropriate !

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How was you month of May been like ?

As usual, that you very much for stopping by and I hope to see you soon !

Love,

Aggie x

Ps. An amazing state house that you can see on the featured image can be found here if you are interested. Unfortunately, it is not my house… just in case you were wondering !

What I wore Sunday… my favourite day of the week

More often than not our likes and dislikes are based on perception and previous experiences. That is exactly why I never used to like Sundays. I associated that day with the end of the freedom and beginning of school, university and later work commitments. Somehow over time and after a lot of work and efforts from myself, I can honestly say that I now enjoy them more than any other day of the week.

As for the outfit of today, I have to admit that I am getting more and more adventurous. I saw this dress on one of the Instagram accounts that I follow and although it is completely not something that feels like me, I knew that I must have it. It is a very feminine dress with unusual for me print but it feels and wears great !

The rest of the outfit is again very simple. I decided to add slightly lighter bag to make it more summer appropriate. Wearing all black is good for winter months but I feel like spring and summer need a little bit more colour.

So that is what I wore last Sunday !

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Dress H&M

Bag Chloe

Sandal Gianvito Rossi (similar)

Sunglasses Chanel

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Thank you very much for stopping by and I am hoping you are having an amazing Sunday !!

There will be a new video on my channel today so do not forget to check it out x

Love,

Aggie x