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

What I wore Sunday… my take on animal print

If you follow my blog for a while, you may know that prints in general are not my strength. As a result, animal prints take it to the whole new level for me. However, when I saw this skirt, I knew I have to buy it. It is not only extremely well-made for the price but also very flattering and inspired me to try something that I have not tried before. I have asked you on my Instagram account what do you think about it and I have to admit that there were some strong opinions out there !

With such a statement piece in the outfit, everything else had to be pretty basis. White t-skirt, my favourite sandals and bag that remains one of the best handbags I have every bought. Versatile enough to be worn day and night that seems to go with most of my outfits.

All the pictures for today’s post were taken in one of the gardens in nearby village during tulip festival. I love flowers and visiting that garden made me really happy.

That is what I wore (animal print) Sunday !

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T-shirt & Other Stories 

Skirt & Other Stories (sold out)

Sandals Gianvito Rossi (similar)

Bag Chloe

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope that despite some reservation to the print some of you may have, you liked the look.

I hope to see you all very soon !

Love,

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday… colours of spring

Going for a walk and admiring world around me is something that I enjoy doing and promise myself to do more often. Visiting this beautiful garden last weekend opened my eyes to the fact that I can finally enjoy outdoors and I cannot wait to take the full advantage of that.

My outfit of the day is very Spring appropriate in my opinion. Pastels are very strong this season and from my experience they come back every April-May. The coat that you see in this post has been in my possession for more than four years now. I love to wear it with otherwise very plain outfit. Nothing beats simplicity of white t-shirt and a comfortable pair of blue jeans.

Keeping my accessories simple and to the minimum was a must with this look. One stand out piece is enough for me as I am firm believer in less is more theory.

That is what I wore Sunday !

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Coat Zara (similar)

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Jeans 7 For All Mankind

Belt Zara

Bag Chloe

Shoes Chloe

Sunglasses Chanel

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As usual, thank you very much for stopping by and checking out this post.

Apologies for one week off from the blog but as you may have guessed life gets in a way…

I really hope to see you all very soon !

Love,

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday… quiet village life

I had a chance to go to Manchester last week and although I love going there for shopping and to get the chance to experience big city, I could not have been more happy to go home at the end of the day. Hustle and bustle are good for a short break but the noise, traffic and crowds are something that I left behind quite some time ago.

The outfit for this outgoing is anything but glamorous. I wanted to feel comfortable and that was my priority. Jeans and t-shirt are hardly ground breaking but there is nothing wrong in classic combinations.

You may remember this bomber jacket from last year’s post (available here). I have been wearing it a lot since I got it and although I had some initial reservations to the style and its suitability, it worked out very well for me.

That is what I wore Sunday (relaxed style) !!

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T-shirt Tee & Cake (sold out)

Jacket Lukasz Jemiol

Jeans Zara

Sneakers Golden Goose

Bag Chloe

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out this post !

I really hope that weather in UK improves enough for me to show you more Summer appropriate pieces in the coming weeks…

Love,

Aggie x

Designer handbags shopping rules and five starter bags

Starting your designer handbag collection can be daunting. There are so many to choose from that is very easy to get lost in all of this and buy something just for the sake of buying with little resell value or even more importantly little use.

I would lie if I said that all of my bags were well thought through and researched but somehow I have managed to stay true to my style and avoid big mistakes. Not everything that I have bought would stand the test of time, however all in all I am quite happy with my collection !

So having all this in mind, I decided to put together five golden rules when it comes to bags together with my recommendations for best starter bags with the biggest resell value in the future… I have already put a comprehensive post detailing dos and don’ts when it comes to designer handbags so if you interested go and check it out here !

Let’s begin…

  • Start small

I would not start buying into designer handbags with the most expensive Chanel flap or even more pricy Hermes. Learning what you really like and what not will take some time so test the water before you jump in !

  • Do your research

Research is truly a key to successful purchase ! Impulse buying when it comes to luxury, can be very costly… Find the style you like but be practical and think about different situation in your life and occasions you would want to use your new accessory.

  • Do not compromise

Sometimes when you have been saving for a particular bag that feels out-of-reach, it is easy to settle and buy something cheaper instead. Speaking from experience I would say do not do that as soon or later you will end up going to your original choice (I promise !).

  • Quality over quantity

It is always better to have couple of good quality, functional handbags than half a dozen of cheap and tacky ones. Invest in neutral colours and the ones you will be able to style day and night !

  • Classic is the way forward 

As mentioned before classic colours and models will stand the test of time. Bright colours and stand out prints may not be the best of choices. Classics will also have much better resell value should you decide to let them go in the future !

Now with some examples… I decided to suggest five handbags that in my opinion will make an excellent first (or even tenth) investment handbag. Please take my examples with a pinch of salt as my view and lifestyle maybe different to yours and what I like may not be to your taste…

In no particular order…

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Best work handbag goes to LV Neverfull

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Best evening handbag goes to Chanel WOC

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Best day to night handbag goes to Chloe Drew

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Best day handbag goes to Gucci Soho Disco

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Best starter handbag (all things considered) goes to LV Speedy

I hope you have enjoyed this post and find it useful…

I would love to know your feedback !

As usual thank you very much for stopping by…

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… the warmest day in October

Every October since I lived in the UK we have one weekend when the temperature goes up to 20 degrees… It always gave me the chance to wear everything I loved during summer time and style it, maybe in slightly different way. This particular Sunday the choice was an easy one as this bomber jacket and a good pair of jeans are my staples and something I really on heavily !

I like to mix things up from time to time and add trend-led element like this bag and the slogan t-shirt. I had both for quite some time and the quality and versatility in my opinion is second to none. I can understand that obvious branded pieces maybe not to everybody’s taste but I personally love them.

As the weather was so good, I decided to wear my most colourful pair of shoes which added a pop of colour to this simple outfit. They have been in my possession for about year a half and they are perfect. Heel high is just right and I can wear them all day without any discomfort. I would love to have them in hot pink as I do not own anything in that colour but I think that may need to way till spring…

Without any further delay that is what I wore (this warm) Sunday !!

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Bomber Lukasz Jemiol (similar)

T-shirt Kenzo

Jeans Topshop

Bag Chloe

Shoes Paul Smith

Sunglasses Chanel

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Next week I am taking you down south so stay tuned for that !!

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

Love,

Aggie xx