What I wore Sunday… when spring is just round the corner

I love this time of the year when the days are longer and somehow I get more energy just by thinking of warmer months. Trees and grass become greener and spending more time outdoors starts to be a possibility in not so distant future.

Warmer and longer days for me are always associated with injecting colour and coming out of my comfort zone. As I am not that adventurous with what I like to wear, I decided to start in a very simple way and added this bright and colourful scarf to this otherwise plain outfit. I had this scarf in my closet for a very long time and I never knew how to wear it or what to pair it with… The idea of making it a handbag accessories came to me recently after scrolling through Instagram and although it is far from being groundbreaking, it is something new to me.

The rest of the outfit is very simple and very me. Favourite pair of jeans and black coat you have seen on this blog before. The only new addition to the look is a grey cashmere-mix knit I have bought fairy recently. It has much more relaxed vibe to my usual choices but I liked it enough to try it and could not resist to take it home…

So that is what I wore last Sunday !!

Coat Joseph

Knit Topshop

Jeans AllSaints

Sneakers Golden Goose

Bag Dior (not available online)

Scarf Paul Smith (similar)

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Thank you very much for stopping by !!

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As usual I hope to see you all very soon !!

Love,

Aggie x

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What I wore Sunday… birthday celebration

This year birthday celebration was particularly special. Not only it was my birthday last week, but also it is a year today since I published my first post. So may things happened in the past twelve months that I cannot stop feeling and expressing the gratitude towards my nearest and dearest as well as all of my friends and colleagues.

The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is to not to be afraid to pursue my dreams and take actions. Nothing will happen just by hoping that it will happen. Life is too short to regret not taking opportunities and dwell on the negatives. And one more thing that I incorporated in my life… never envy, take inspirations instead !

For my birthday celebration I wore very simple (nearly all black) outfit. I am going through a phase of wearing all black and I have to admit that I enjoy it very much. I have added a deep green dress to the look to make it more vibrant and colourful. As it is a wool dress it does creases very easily so apologies for that…

You will know by now that I love a statement lipstick and this deep red is my colour of choice. I am very tempted to try more statement shades so watch this space !

That is what I wore Sunday (birthday style)…

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Coat Joseph

Dress Cos (sold out but one I really like available here)

Boots Stuart Weitzman

Clutch Chanel

Sunglasses Chanel

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As I treat this blog as a form of a diary, my original intention was to do it for one year only. I am considering my options but nevertheless thank you very much for sticking up with me for the last twelve months and your constant support and encouragement !

Love,

Aggie x

Shopping Christmas sales

With festive season fast approaching I thought it will be a good idea to write something about sales… They will traditionally start on the Boxing Day but nowadays more and more retailers offer them mid-December. I am all about buying quality without overpaying but shopping Christmas sales requires some preparations and forward thinking…

I have touched on this subject already (previous post available here) but as December sales are a little bit different that any other sale, I decided to list all the items worth hunting for as well as all the preparation stages I take in order to buy only things I really need and save myself some money…

My usual starting point would be to make a list. Planning ahead of what is missing in your closet, homeware, accessories etc. is crucial. The more specific the list the better. If you are interested in particular brands, list the retailers that stock them and add the appropriate links to your favourites. Regardless, if you prefer online shopping or traditional approach it would be my starting point.

The second step is to make the list smaller… Ask yourself three magic questions:

  • Do I want it ?
  • Do I need it ?
  • Can I effort it ?

Lately, I have added the fourth one that is more a rule that a question.

  • Can I buy it twice ?

It will be hard initial but the more I practice this approach the more conscious all of purchases are.

Step three is the most difficult in my opinion and consist of shopping but with ability to restrain myself from buying anything that is not on the list or not perfect. Sometimes I will see something that ‘will do’ but I know that I will end up going to my original item over and over again. So not settling for any thing than perfect is the key !

To prove that shopping sales can be a good idea I am going to include my five top purchases made during sales. All of the examples featured here are in my opinion good options to buy on sale as their initial price point will be higher but they hopefully deliver on quality of the finish and durability…

  • Outerwear (coats, jackets, parkas etc. made out of quality fabrics)

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Amazing Joseph coat bought in 2016 during Christmas sales (with nearly 70 % discount)

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AllSaints leather jacket bought in Bicester village (60 % off)

  • Shoes (especially designer heels and boots that will be used for many years to come)

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Most wanted pair of Gianvito Rossi plexi pumps (over 50 % off original price)

  • Occasional pieces (dresses and jumpsuits with limited amount of re-wear)

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Maje dress bought in Bicester village (30% off)

  • Swimwear (may be an odd choice but I only ever buy higher price point swimwear on sale as the initial price is far too high to justify the spending)

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Swimsuit from Solid and Striped (bought during summer sale for 40 % off)

  • Handbags (this one can be tricky as classic designer models sporadically if ever go on sale, but worth exploring)

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One of my most loved bags by Bottega Veneta bought in Bicester village (with 50 % off the full retail price)

Let me know if I missed anything and what are you planning on buying if anything this time ?

I hope that you find this guide useful and I would love to know you thoughts.

As always many thanks for stopping by…

Love,

Aggie xx

Work life balance

My working life is hectic but extremely rewarding. I work in a fairly conservative environment and I would not dream of wearing a pair of ripped jeans to work. Occasionally, I will try to add more casual item to my everyday look just to stir things up.. When I shop for clothes I always ask myself could it work for both my professional environment as well as time off.. If the answer is yes, it is usually a winner.

As I will be on a meeting all day next Sunday, I thought I will give You a sneak peek of what I am going to wear that day.

The dress is by Tommy Hilfiger I got during my recent trip to Abu Dhabi. It was reduced by 50 % and the design is so classy yet modern. I love the colour combination and the simplicity of the cut.

I wanted to add a little bit of colour to my look and nothing seems to work better than a beautiful shade of red. I have been trying new thing lately and the red lipstick is definitely here to stay.

The rests are the pieces I had in my wardrobe for some time. Classic coat and pair of heels comfortable enough to wear all day. Handbag is the one I wanted for ages and hhave never been brave enough to take a plunge. Luckly for me, my husband was the one that pulled the triger !

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Coat Joseph, Dress Tommy Hilfiger, Shoes L.K.Bennett

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Many thanks for all the likes and lovely comments !!

Love,

Aggie xx