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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Current favourites August

The idea for this post came to me quite some time ago as I did one before (available here). I love watching my favourite bloggers uploading videos discussing fashion and beauty choices of the month and their personal recommendations. It helps me to discover and select products and items I would like to try to purchase for myself.

I thought it will be good to share my personal favourites list and see if I can be of any help to anybody ?

Fashion:

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I simply cannot get enough of these shoes (first shown here). They are the perfect flat sandal and as I love them so much, I am now considering adding different colour of the same shoes into my collection.

They are not cheap but the quality matches the price and in my opinion they add that special something into every outfit.

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When I bought this shirt, I had no idea how much I would love it. It is of a beautiful quality, fits perfectly and it is so versatile that adding different elements of the outfit cannot be easier. It is now a true staple in my closet and one of the few items I could not be without !!

  • Red detail

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Something new for me as I was always more conservative when adding injection of colour. But now I love my red lip, it gives a bust of confidence and feels very natural.

I think that adding collar or lipstick it is the best way to experiment with colour without pushing the boundaries too hard… Any recommendations for a new red lipstick for me to try ? My favourite one will be a surprice for some of you but it is this one here !!

Beauty:

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If you follow my blog for a while you may know that I am a huge fan of Diptyque fragrances. I have already spoken about another scent before (here) and now I have added this one to my list of must haves. It is so unusual, yet interesting without being overwhelming and at your face.

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One of my essentials that I put on most days. It is natural and delicate enough for every day use and will never leave your lips dry and uncomfortable. The colour is a perfect match for me and I love the smell, packaging and presentation.

Culture:

It was not a type of movie I would think I am going to enjoy but I did. Charlize Theron is spectacular and the movie is packed with unexpected twists and surprises. It is maybe on a violent side and it made me uncomfortable at times but all in all so worth seeing. Plus the outfits selection is to die for…

  • Chopin music

Classic music is something that I love and always have, especially in the evening. It helps me to relax and rest properly. Chopin is not for everyone but is something that I have been enjoying and listening to most days in the last few weeks.

What have you been enjoying lately ?

Is there anything else I should try ?

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

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… metallic obsession

I have been desperately looking for a metallic, pleated skirt in dirty silver colour. As I could not find anything exactly to my taste on a reasonable budget and as I was not prepared to spend my holiday allowance on this skirt I had to make some compromises. When I saw this one in the beautiful, deep green colour I knew this is the one… I have not seen anything like this before and I hope to make a staple in my wardrobe !

I have pair this skirt with my current favourite denim skirt and my must have flats and handbag. The combination maybe something I have not tried before but I felt really good wearing it and I think it works.

We have found this warehouses on the outskirts of Sheffield. I have discovered them some time ago when trying to find my way home and I truly loved this setting.

So without further delay that is what I wore Sunday !

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Shirt Madewell

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Handbag Chloe

Flats Chloe

Sunglasses Chanel (sold out)

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And a little something extra… We have been playing with the camera and although it was proven more difficult than one may think that is the result…

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Thank you so much for the visit and I hope you have enjoyed this post !!

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… music festival !!

As promised the details of what I wore to the Radio 1 Big Weekend are here ! I decided to go for a very casual outfit with simple colour way and the one I would feel comfortable in. Both my denim shirt and the sneakers are fairly new purchase but the shorts I had in my wardrobe for absolute ages.

When I got them about seven years ago (time flies… ) I felt they were too short and I did not feel confident wearing them. Over time I decided I like the way they look on me and stop caring about every little detail that is bothering me !

I wanted denim on denim look so I decided to team darker shorts with lighter shirt. I bought this shirt few weeks ago and I have been wearing it non-stop. The quality of the material and the finish is really good and it is by Madewell. I have been looking on their clothing before but I never decided to take the plunge. I like the simplicity and the price which is more than high street but the quality and the finish is better.

The rest of the outfit is consists of sneakers (the most comfortable pair I have recently bought) and my trusty sunglasses.

All the pictures presented here were taken before the festival on deserted runway (!!) located very close to were I live. I love that area and I will try to take more pictures there…

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Shirt Madewell

Shorts Jules B (sold out)

Sneakers Golden Goose

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Love,

Aggie xx