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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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

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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

Social media and how not to judge the book by its cover…

This post will be quite different to my usual routine but I feel like need to address it and get it out of my chest. Quite recently I have heard the comment about myself and my shopping habits. It was not anything nasty or unpleasant but it made me reflect and I think it is good time to share it with you !

I started my blog and social media journey in order to share and maybe inspire, never to show off. I never buy anything just to take a picture and then give it away or sell… I have been interested in fashion in particular for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, wanting or pursuing job in fashion industry would be considered risky or irresponsible to say the least. As a result, I have chosen a different career which as much as I love, it does not satisfy all my ambitions.

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I do my weekly outfits post to show you guys, how I dress, what I like to wear and where I am investing in. I hope that checking my blog, Instagram account and YouTube channel will spark the joy within you, make you smile and maybe inspire to try something new or different that you have not tried before.

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I like my closet big in order to allow me to shop around in my own wardrobe. I love recycling and looking after my belongings. Some items you will see over and over again here as they are true staples in my mind.

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Coming out of my comfort zone is something I like to try from time to time in order to experiment and push the boundaries if that makes any sense.

So, I would love to hear from you… Do you find fashion blogs and Instagram accounts useful and enjoyable or self-centred and pushy ?

As I am trying to start a discussion, I am allowing all the comments without the need to leave your email address and all the usual details that are sometimes too time consuming to be bothered !

What do you think ?

Love,

Aggie xx