What I wore Sunday… all about recycling

Few weeks ago when I was going through the content of my closet, I came across this trench coat that I had in my possession for well over seven years… I bought it because it fitted me well and it had a classic features that I knew would never go out of style. So many years later, I am still happy to wear it without feeling frumpy and old-fashioned.

My personal style has changed significantly over time and I much prefer more masculine items with sneakers and oversized coats worn on repeat (like here and here). But styling classic pieces of clothing I had for a very long time is something that I treasure greatly and would encourage everyone to shop in their closet and give your possessions new life, especially this Spring !

The rest of the outfit is very simple with the only pop of colour being red lining of my trusted handbag. Different shades of blue are very flattering colours and I am happy that I managed to rediscovered them taking these pictures.

That is what I wore this Easter Sunday !

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Trench Ted Baker (similar here and here)

Blouse H&M (similar here and here)

Jeans J Brand

Flats Alexander McQueen

Bag Louis Vuitton

Sunglasses Miu Miu

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I want to take this opportunity and wish you all that celebrate very Happy Easter !!

I hope it will be time that you spend with you nearest and dearest filled with joy and memories…

As usual thank you very much for stopping by !

Aggie x

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Designer handbags shopping rules and five starter bags

Starting your designer handbag collection can be daunting. There are so many to choose from that is very easy to get lost in all of this and buy something just for the sake of buying with little resell value or even more importantly little use.

I would lie if I said that all of my bags were well thought through and researched but somehow I have managed to stay true to my style and avoid big mistakes. Not everything that I have bought would stand the test of time, however all in all I am quite happy with my collection !

So having all this in mind, I decided to put together five golden rules when it comes to bags together with my recommendations for best starter bags with the biggest resell value in the future… I have already put a comprehensive post detailing dos and don’ts when it comes to designer handbags so if you interested go and check it out here !

Let’s begin…

  • Start small

I would not start buying into designer handbags with the most expensive Chanel flap or even more pricy Hermes. Learning what you really like and what not will take some time so test the water before you jump in !

  • Do your research

Research is truly a key to successful purchase ! Impulse buying when it comes to luxury, can be very costly… Find the style you like but be practical and think about different situation in your life and occasions you would want to use your new accessory.

  • Do not compromise

Sometimes when you have been saving for a particular bag that feels out-of-reach, it is easy to settle and buy something cheaper instead. Speaking from experience I would say do not do that as soon or later you will end up going to your original choice (I promise !).

  • Quality over quantity

It is always better to have couple of good quality, functional handbags than half a dozen of cheap and tacky ones. Invest in neutral colours and the ones you will be able to style day and night !

  • Classic is the way forward 

As mentioned before classic colours and models will stand the test of time. Bright colours and stand out prints may not be the best of choices. Classics will also have much better resell value should you decide to let them go in the future !

Now with some examples… I decided to suggest five handbags that in my opinion will make an excellent first (or even tenth) investment handbag. Please take my examples with a pinch of salt as my view and lifestyle maybe different to yours and what I like may not be to your taste…

In no particular order…

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Best work handbag goes to LV Neverfull

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Best evening handbag goes to Chanel WOC

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Best day to night handbag goes to Chloe Drew

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Best day handbag goes to Gucci Soho Disco

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Best starter handbag (all things considered) goes to LV Speedy

I hope you have enjoyed this post and find it useful…

I would love to know your feedback !

As usual thank you very much for stopping by…

Aggie x

What I wore Sunday… my perfect weekend

Taking pictures for What I wore Sunday become a tradition in my household quite some time ago. Some Sundays documenting the outfit in a nearby location will take ten minutes, some if we travel would go on for a very long time. What they have all in common is the time me and my husband spent together.

Working full-time in completely different environments as well as activities outside of work keep us both very occupied. Spending time together and finding interest in each other’s life is something that can be very fragile. Pictures represent the memories and that is why I look forward to the next Sunday.

As for the outfit of the day, I went very casual and wore a very old trench coat which is just perfect for coming season. Trench coats are huge at the minute and I love this trend a lot (more on the coming trends available here). The rests of the outfit are staples in my closet: LV Neverfull bag and a pair of white Converse sneakers which are just a must for me. The whole look is simple and comfortable exactly how I like to dress.

That is what I wore this very Spring like Sunday !!

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Trench Topshop (similar)

Jeans Paige

Sneakers Converse

Bag LV

Sunglasses Miu Miu

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I hope that next week I will be able to show you equally Spring-like outfit as the weather has not been spoiling us lately…

Stay tuned and do not forget to follow my Instagram for daily updates !

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… day to night outfit !

Today I wanted to share with you day to-night outfit that will work (with few adjustments) for professional and more casual occasions. White blouse with beautiful lace detail plus fitted trousers (coated jeans in my case for slightly more edgy look) will take you from early morning to evening. As the temperature in the UK is still in low tens I had to add the coat… It is a staple I could not live without so much so that I have this coat in four slightly different styles and fabrics (one featured here).

The rest of the outfit is very simple. Bag that I had in my possession for over five years that is worth every penny I have paid for it. It works perfectly as a work and travel companion and I hope it will serve that purpose for many years to come. I have also added my favourite flats and classic sunglasses that I keep in my car for every eventuality.

What I like about the outfit I am showing you is its simplicity and versatility. Drop the jeans and add pencil skirt and the outfit will pass the test even in the most corporate of places. Change the coat for leather jacket and You can go out for the night out.

So that is how I wore it on Sunday !

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Blouse The Kooples (new season here)

Coat Zara (new season here)

Jeans Belstaff (sold out)

Flats Alexander McQueen (sold out)

Bag LV

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Love,

Aggie xx