Fashion

300p for LV

I’m sure we all lust over those iconic designer pieces that we see celebrities flaunt about carelessly. But there’s always a small detail that means not all of us can have the privilege to flaunt our own too. The Price! With the price of Louis Vuitton bags starting at £1096 going up to £94,829 there is very little hope for a lot of us.

But you see, the reason why I am focusing on Louis Vuitton is because I got my own!! I mean yeah there may be a zipper missing and really worn out leather in places, BUT I have my own real Louis Vuitton bag! The best part of it was that is was on sale from its original second hand price in a Boutique in Hammersmith, London. For one day only they marked all their prices down to £8 for dresses and leathers and £3 for everything else. When I saw the neglected, little treasure sitting there in a pile with other vintage bags my heart skipped two beats. I knelt down and rescued it from the dreary pile with a gentle touch I could feel the authenticity. My heart skipped another two beats, I had to lift my head and double check the sale signs pinned up all over this gold-mine.

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When I went to pay, I asked the cashier if they took card.

“Yes, of course we do” he smiled back, “that’s twelve pounds please.”

I was going crazy inside, but I had to keep a composed outward mannerism.

This reminds me of the Chanel Beauties I got from a store in Fulham, London for £13.

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Fashion

The Oversized

 

The 'What?'

This oversized, 70s style, floppy hat is a great accomplice in the sun.
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> Paired with some oversized shades, you’re well protected and ready to go. 

 

The 'how?

'how I would reccomend styling this fab    piece.

Looking at accessories and lusting the oversized craze in addition to the oversized floppy hat and the oversized shades, why not add and oversized watch to keep track of all your timely commitments, an oversized (statement) necklace to jazz up any  outfit, and to keep in tack all your daily bits and pieces with and oversized bag.

The 'where?'

This hat is from Asos for £20 
- But for my 'thrifty fashion' month, I found this in 'Traid',
 Hammersmith, London for £8.99

The 'why?'

So recently I got the most awkward tan. Initially I didn't think I could tan
 because I am really dark skinned already and I guess I have just never noticed any signs of tanning before. It happened when, I was woken up by my mini sister, she  asked me to go and watch her school assembly (she's five and fabulous) and since it was the first time I was back in town, since the last time, I though why not spend some quality time with the family. So I got up, got dressed and got out, to put it simply. When I arrived at my sister's school the teacher told me the assembly was not on that day, it was the following week on Friday. So having dropped her off at school for the day I was really   lost for ideas on what I could do unplanned and so early that day. I decided to head home and pack up some things for a morning in the park. 

When I arrived I scouted out a shady area where I could set up shop. For a few moments this was okay, it was nice and warm but not too hot. Having been there about half an hour I began to feel really warm, like the rays of the sun was piercing into the pores of my skin. I was no longer in the shade, the sun had moved and the shade had reduced. I was on my laptop and it begun to get extremely hot. So I decided to move. I got back into the shade and half an hour later... the same thing. After this I decided, for the sake of my beloved laptop, to put the thing away. I took out a book, laid on my back and begun reading. Obviously I had my shades on, because it was almost vital to have them under such bright and hot sun light. 

WP_20130708_014A while later my mum called to find out where I had gotten to and she said she would come and meet me. When she arrived, she commented on how prepared for a 'picnic' I was. When I took  off my glasses to ... Well I don't remember why I took them off, but it did. She commented on my tan. She told me I had a large patch of lighter skin around my eyes, which were probably from the glasses. I couldn't believe it. 

I thought how stupid I looked, and I remember I was meeting a friend later that day, a friend I had not seen in over a year. When I did finally met her I kept my sun glasses on the whole time. Until she suggested going to eat some where, and typically it would be somewhere dimly lit, Nandos. I had to take them off, I had no choice. 
So this is 'why' I decided to invest in a wide brimmed floppy hat, because that way I would  have complete shady protection for my face from the sun. The rest of my body can blacken away until the sun goes away.

The first day I got it, I shoved it on my head, I didn't really bother matching and pairing  it with my outfit. Simply because I hadn't planned on obtaining the perfect buy so soon.     Luckily, it went well. And typical of London I got comments and compliments left right and   center.I love my oversized hat. Cj xx


 

 

 

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