Prints And The Revolution

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Chanel black classic flap, chanel medium caviar classic flap, creepers


round sunglasses

floral print dress

ditsey tea dress

Chanel medium caviar flap

summer floral dress

Dress: Housing Works Thrift. Lookalike from Asos.  Creepers: Underground Originals.  Bag: Chanel. Shades: Flea market. Try Wonderland. Socks: Topshop (love!) anyone caved in their sale?

I couldn’t help it.  I nicked the above title from Housing Works who re-grammed this outfit yesterday.  You can see the surplus photo on Instagram.

This dress is like a giant bunch of flowers but the black anchors it.   I contrasted it with the winkle pickers which have appeared on here too many times to count!  Who remembers this black and white outfit?  The other versions of them are here with a see through skirt.   I reckon they will forever be a ‘Karen’s shoe.’

ps. Anyone cave on the sales posted below?

pps.  The above street style section has been updated!

Photos by Helena.


The New Victorian

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black dungarees, white lace blouse

Celine gladiator sandals

white lace blouse

Chanel medium black bag

vintage white lace blouse

Gladiator sandals

Blouse: Vintage. Try the Rodebjer diluted option or Forever21.  Black dungarees: Zara (on sale).  Lookalikes from Asos and Cheap Monday.  Sandals: Celine.  Similar from Jeffrey Campbell (stand back in amazement). Bag: Chanel (pre-owned). Read this old post on how to buy Chanel and not paying retail. Try Rebecca Minkoff. Shades: Ray-Ban

Speaking of Memorial Day sales, these dungarees were found on clearance.  My first black pair!

I wore them with a vintage blouse that ALMOST got sold during a basement purge last year.   It reminds me of the top half of an eighties mutton sleeved wedding dress which is why it almost got chucked.  I’ve since learned to embrace the muttons.  Places like Etsy and eBay are your best bet for finding similar sleeve relics – this Free People one raised a brow (at the price all be it still gorgeous).  I reckon anything this girly is fair game to get clashed with something boyish.

For those toying with the idea of a Chanel, read more about how to get one for less than retail here. Speaking of which, I have a Chanel black wallet on chain for sale if anyone’s interested.  Email me if you are.



The Best Memorial Day Sales

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Gucci, bag, gucci soho disco bag, street style


I love how these sales are right before summer kicks off.  If you buy from these sales every year you get what you need and never pay full price for your summer wardrobe.   Brilliant!

Asos up to 20% off with code LONGWKND.  My faves Boho print swing dress and scallop edge faux suede skirt

Amazon 20% off fashion with code FUN20FASHION.  My faves: These Kork-ease sandals to wear with everything all summer

Barneys Warehouse up to 50% off.  My faves:  Phillip Lim Quinn loafers or Oliver Peoples Cassandra sunglasses.

Bloomingdales: 20% to 70% off.  Faves: Coach swagger bag in tan, Gucci criss cross sandals or their ankle strap ones, Soludo espadrilles

Bluefly up to 80% off. I’d get this Julie Brown shift dress in large to wear loose with pointy flats or lace up sandals

French Connection 40% off everything with code FCMS40. My fave is this kimono (oh my God)

Gucci  50% off sale (this is once a year only).  Faves: Their fringe suede bag and suede boots.   The Soho Disco bag shown in the above photo is now 50% off at Gucci boutiques and certain department store counters.  Check here for a list of Saks locations and call around for one. I caved on the suede orange.

JCrew 30% off with code: WEEKEND.  My faves: Marlow mules (good with skinnies or long skirts) and this shirt to wear with denim shorts

Joe Fresh 30% off with code MEMORIAL30.  My faves: Varsity stripe tee (to wear with everything) and this denim shirt dress

NastyGal 40% off with code HOTSTUFF.  My faves: Steve Madden coral strappy heels, Kate Bosworth booties (oh sh**) or this badass fringe dress

Net a Porter up to 50% off.   My faves: Adidas Gazelles, Pamela Love Moonphase earrings or Pierre Hardy bag

Nordstrom up to 40% off.  My faves: These Nikes in all black to wear with all black, all white or beige – even reds or Madewell’s chambray shirt

Saks up to 55% off womens.  My faves: DVF calf hair leopard print bag, Ralph Lauren dress (add ankle boots) and DKNY bandana dress


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