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

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What I wore Sunday… London calling

We made a tradition now to visit London every time we travel and to be completely honest I look forward to that as much as I do to our journeys. Visiting familiar places, going for coffee and just to soak in the atmosphere of London is giving me so much pleasure and enjoyment. I am a city girl at heart, I need to experience the hassle and bustle from time to time and those trips are giving me just that.

For that date lunch, I went for a very romantic look with a little bit of twist. I bought this dress few weeks ago as a complete spur of the moment. I was massively reduced and as I saw it before I could not resist. The colour is so unusual and the design and attention to details is right up my street.

Every time I go for a romantic look, I like to mess is up a little bit and add more masculine piece. This leather jacket was such as good investment and although you may have seen it before (here and here), I is a perfect match with the dress.

So that is what I wore (in London) on Sunday !

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Dress Topshop (sold out)

Jacket AllSaints (similar)

Heels Gianvito Rossi (similar)

Clutch DVF

Sunglasses Ray-Bans

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As we are moving into my favourite season, I will be showing you what I like to wear in autumn and where I like to spend and where to save !

If there is anything, you want me to style… just let me know.

As usual thank you very much for stopping by !

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… anniversary dinner

Once a year a day comes when me and my husband celebrate our wedding anniversary as most married couples. I am surprise how much I love that day and how much I am looking forward to the next one. We have been together for more than eleven years now and although partnership is not always easy, I cannot be more proud of where we are now !

The outfit for that evening was not completely my choice but I do like it very much. As the second wedding anniversary is fabric, my anniversary gift is this beautiful dress selected by my other half. It is a very modest dress from the front but the back tells completely different story. I am not sure if I did it justice so I may try to style it differently in the foreseeable future.

The rest of the look is just my most worn in the recent months pair of heel and my hair in ponytail as the weather and humidity in Sri Lanka was preventing me from doing anything else with them…

I hope you will like what I wore that (anniversary) Sunday !!

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Dress Maje

Heels Gianvito Rossi (similar)

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Thank you very much for stopping by and accompanying me to my anniversary dinner !!

Love,

Aggie xx

Ps. Do not forget to check out my Youtube channel as I will have more Sri Lanka content coming soon !!

What I wore Sunday… Hollywood glamour

There are some outfits that make you feel good about yourself. For one reason or the other, they fit better than anything else you may have in your closet. This particular jumpsuit is one of them for me. I am not sure what it is about it but whenever I decide to wear it, I feel very put together and ready to face whatever is going to happen.

I wanted to share this outfit with you so many times but always something got in a way until now. I got it online after seeing it on another blogger and wore it on quite a few occasions since. It is versatile enough to wear it day and night with the right accessories. As the quality, attention to details and the fit is so good, I know it is one of the items that will stay with me for a very long time.

I styled this jumpsuit with my favourite red lip and statement pair of heels (first shown here). I was not my initial intention but looking at the pictures we have taken, it looks like I had old Hollywood glamour in mind ? What do you think ?

That is what I wore Sunday !!

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Jumpsuit Self-Portrait (sold out but similar available here)

Bag DVF (sold out)

Heels Gianvito Rossi (similar here)

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Thank you very much for all the lovely comments and likes and for wanting to read my blog xx

It means a lot !!

Hope to see you all very soon,

Aggie xx