What I wore Sunday…taking some time for myself

March is the most difficult month for me. It is not really winter anymore but not quite spring yet. I am not really sure what to wear and if I am ‘allowed’ to start wearing my favourite ballerina style flats…

I have been lacking energy lately. Not really sure if this is related to time of the year but I seem to lost my mojo. So in attempt to get it back, I am sharing an outfit that I truly wore this Sunday !

I paired my chunky white knit from few seasons ago with a new to me style of jeans that everyone seem to go crazy about- straight with cropped leg. They are made from ‘proper’ denim without a single percentage of stretch in them. Finished off with my latest coat addition (first seen here), pair of white sneakers that I live in and probably my favourite designer handbag. Perfect shade of grey makes it so wearable and easy to pair with most of my outfits.

Enjoy my usual what I wore Sunday !

Knit- Sezanne (sold out but nearly identical here)

Jeans- Arket

Coat- Zara (sold out but similar here)

Handbag- Dior

Sneakers- Golden Goose

Sunglasses- Dior

Thank you very much for checking out this post and I hope to see you back very soon !

Love,

Aggie

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What I wore Sunday… my uniform for this time of the year

Autumn for me is all about layering. I love the idea of putting on few layers of different fabrics that will keep me nice and warm. I like to mix texture and colours to add my personal stamp on what I have decided to wear that day.

The outfit that you see today is not particularly ground-breaking but representative on how I like to dress these days. I want to feel comfortable but put together at the same time… Favourite colours of greys, blues and khaki are my go to combination !

To make this outfit a little bit more ‘special’ I added a brooch that I bought some time ago and did not have a chance to wear much. I think brooches are such handy pieces of jewellery that add that something extra to almost every outfit. The brooch can be silver or gold, designer or not, choices are endless !

So without further delay that is what I wore Sunday !

Shirt Madewell

Jumper & Other Stories

Jeans AllSaints (similar here)

Jacket Zara (mine is very old but found this one that I love)

Bag Bottega Venetta 

Sneakers Isabel Marant

Brooch Chanel

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

Thank you very much for stopping by !

I hope you are keeping warm and I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon…

Love,

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday… best of the high street

Shopping on the high street can be a very good experience, not only because items are generally more affordable but also due to some amazing quality finds. There are a lot of pieces that are not worth your time and money but if you look a little bit deeper, you will find some treasures.

The dress shown today is from H&M and it comes from collaboration between the clothing giant and the fabric designer GP & J Baker. They are famous for their prints and with more than 100 years of tradition, the collection does not disappoint.

When I saw this dress first, I was not sure if the style was something that would suit me but when I tried it I knew instantly that I love it. Wrap dress as a style is completely new to me but with this dress being such a hit, I will shop it in the future.

The rest of the outfit is nothing that you have not seen before. My trusted pair of sandals and a cross-body bag that goes well with most of my outfits.

So that is all I wore last Sunday !

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Dress H&M

Sandals Gianvito Rossi (similar)

Bag Gucci

Sunglasess Ray-Ban

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If you are interested in GP & J Baker H &M collaboration I have linked it here. But be quick as it is likely to sell out fast !

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

Love,

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday… one day in Berlin

I do not know if you like making lists but I personally do not… There are only few that I am happy to make and they are mostly travel-related. Going to Berlin, seeing Berlin Wall and getting the feel for the city was long time coming for me.

It took me by surprise how familiar Berlin felt, especially the east side where we stayed. Public transport, layout of the streets, blocks of flats reminded me of my hometown so much so that I was catching myself matching particular areas to the ones from my childhood in Poland.

Berlin Wall itself did not disappoint me and I know that I will visit it again at some point in my life. Being born in mid 80s Berlin Wall was and still is a symbol of better life and freedom, something that defines most of our pursuits.

For this What I wore Sunday I wanted to blend with the surroundings and I wanted to show you my favourite part of Berlin more that my outfit. It is very plain and minimalistic but it was perfect for the whole day of sightseeing.

Because I am showing you a lot of street art some of the images (one in particular…) maybe considered ‘inappropriate’. Please take it with a pinch of salt and enjoy the amazing East Side Gallery !

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Dress Zara

Sandals Gianvito Rossi (similar)

Hat Sensi Studio

Bag Chloe

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Thank you very much for stopping by !

I am planning on doing a post dedicated to my ‘must see’ list of Berlin landmarks and restaurants so stay turned for that !

Love,

Aggie x

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

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… 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)

T-shirt & Other Stories

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