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

December

This post is published a little bit later than expected but life is unpredictable and sometimes you just need to adjust. For the last week or so, I have been fighting sever cold and chest infection and although I am on right track to recover, I gave myself some time to rest and relax and just normally be ill…

December have been such a busy month for me both work and blog wise. I have been recording more videos than ever before (my YouTube channel is available here if you want to check it out). However, what gave me the most satisfaction was my What I wore Sunday… 2017 post combining all the looks I have shown you last year.

I have not initially registered how many different styles, colours and variations I have shown you… I have definitely grown, failed and learnt my lessons in 2017 and for that I am most grateful for.

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What I wore Sunday… 2017

December being a very festive month, it was also a month of spending… Buying gifts and making surprises is something that I love and believe it or not gives me even more pleasure that buying for myself.

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My most-loved purchase of December would have to be this coffee machine, that was my Christmas present to my husband. We have been using it non-stop for the last fortnight and I can confirm it is worth every penny spent on it !

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In regards to blog the most popular posts were outfit related and they are available here and here if you want to check them out. The post that you viewed the least was a train journey from Sri Lanka, also available on my channel. I personally really liked it and I hope you will have a chance to view it as well (available here).

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January is going to be a fresh start for me and I have already made some plans for the future posts. You can definitely expect more What I wore Sunday outfits as well as a little bit of traveling. If you interested in where I will be going, make sure you follow my Instagram as I try to publish regular updates.

If there is anything, you would like to see from me- post, outfit idea, handbag comparison etc. let me know as I am very opened to your suggestions.

Thank you very much for your visit and I hope to see you soon !!

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… 2017

I have been thinking for some time of how I can show you all the looks from last year in one place. After careful consideration, I have decided to combine them altogether and then split them individually into months.

Looking through the pictures of What I wore Sunday gives me huge amount of satisfaction and pride that I made it work and week after week managed to publish new look. Not all of them make me go wow, but I have learnt a lot along the way of what looks good and what not.

Taking pictures and then editing and choosing the best ones (in my opinion) is time-consuming process. Some weeks I have a couple of hours to finish it all so being perfectionist at heart, I have issues compromising. Having said that, I am happy with everything I have done so far and can confirm none of the pictures have been ever photoshopped or filtered in any way.

So that is what I wore Sundays 2017…

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

Thank you very much for being part of that journey and all of your views, likes and kind words !!

What was your favourite What I wore Sunday ? I would love to know…

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… last weekend of autumn

I have probably mentioned countless amount of time but I love autumn. It is by far my favourite season and the colours are to die for. I do not mind the occasion rain and temperature drop that much.

The pictures taken for today’s post are quintessentially autumnal. The colours of the leaves and my outfit are all reflecting my love and appreciation of the season. I could not be happier with those shots and I hope it shows.

The outfit of the day consists of my favourite pieces that kept me warm and comfortable. My favourite parka, pair of jeans I cannot stop wearing lately and the new scarf that I have already mentioned here. I like to feel dress appropriately and this outfit provided just that.

Being comfortable in yourself is a key. Knowing what you like but also taking under consideration what suits your body shape and size is something that I consider with every outfit. This one is totally me and I would be happy to wear it every single day (maybe with occassional twist !).

That is what I wore last Sunday !

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Parka Burberry (budget friendly option here)

Shirt Madewell

Jeans AllSaints

Sneakers Isabel Marant

Scarf Acne Studios

Bag LV

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Thank you very much for stopping by !!

My next fashion post will be coming next Sunday so stay tuned for that.

Love,

Aggie x

Forgotten Sri Lanka vlog

As you may remember, we have travelled to Sri Lanka for our wedding anniversary back in September. A lot of months have gone before I realised that I recorded our train journey from Galle to Colombo and I am thrilled to share that with you today.

Traveling by train in a foreign country can be challenging but Sri Lanka takes it to another level ! Language difference, heat, noise are only few of the obstacles on the way. All in all, the vlog will tell you the whole story of our journey and the challenges we have faced.

I hope you will like it, if so check out my other videos (available here).

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

Aggie xx