From Catwalk to Kate

From Catwalk to Kate

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Day at the Seaside

Today was a beautifully sunny day for once and I visited Tynemouth fair, lovely place, had a walk along the coast too for icecream ^.^

I did a bit of talking to stall holders there, found out some new techniques and got some cheap thread, embrodiery needles and trims so I'm happy.

Todays looks was very fitting for our costal trip

Breton striped tee: from a Clothes swap
Shorts: Topshop
"Fake Karl" bag: at ASOS
Pumps:Bloch (from TKMAXX)

Labels for Less
About: Bloch Pumps These lovely shoes are from Bloch RRP:£115 and I found them in TKMAXX for just £29.99 Everything about them is timeless, the colour, the shape, and they are the comfiest shoes I have ever worn. (I have problems with ballet pumps, they slip on and off the feet annoyingly, but these dont) so great for those with skinny feet. They had them in black and white, also teal and white too, I wish I could of got all three sets!

Next post will be about a little embroidery project I have coming up in time for my holidays!

Untill then.


Thursday, 23 June 2011

A Very Grunge Day

I don't know what it was today, I just couldn't find outfit inspiration. Infact the rain probably inspired me today cause I ended up in black black black.

I've been wearing a lot lately and I'm not quite sure why,

Here's me looking very miserable in what i feel like calling council estate chic. But its not infact it' my new street :/
Jut hoping the sun gets out so I can get more of my bright colours on! (Been ordering some more of ASOS Sale) ;)

I go over to Paxos on the 11th and I cannot wait, definitley some good photo opportunitys over there.

Top: Artisans for ASOS
Leather Shorts: Vintage
Shoes: Carvela
Bag: Vivienne Westwood


Sunday, 19 June 2011

My first Mulberry bag

It's a major moment, I have recently just purchased my first Mulberry bag, and not only is it the softest, most exquist lime coloured bag I have ever seen, but was probably the best price anyone could possibly get a new one at.(Honest)

And that's what I'm about really, yes I appreciate high end designers clothes and in this case a perfectly formed Mulberry bag, but I could just never afford one. Thats why I'd like to expand my blog into My Personal Shopping Blog I have SO many great finds, new, or used, at amazing prices I got them for. I want to pass these tips on to everyone, so that you to can know you CAN get designer labels, without the designer price tag. It's not all about designer though - a item I get I always shop around for the best prices!

The bag is a Hayden Cross Body in Yellow Lime Plonge Lambskin and it's perfect.

So where did I purchase this? Well, it was actaully in Yorkshire, on a day out with my boyfriend we got the train down from Newcastle. I wanted to have a look in the Mulberry shop when we seen it, purely because Newcastle doesn't ahev one and it looked very pretty. When I started to look at the prices I noticed they were all reduced. I got a bit excited to say the least when I realised that it was actually a Mulberry Outlet store.

Many of the bags that had been £900 were still holding out of my league £500 price tags, but it was still lovely to have a look, I almost got a purse for £60 and now 'Im desperate for the diary that matched my bag at only £20(from 70)! But then I seen it, the bag, all the other bags were far more expensive but this lovely creation with a similar styled one was priced only £100 I had to have it. I debated the two but went for this style because I loved the size of the shoulder strap.

Ok, £100 still on the higher end of my buys by a long shot but bloody good for a Mulberry bag no? The actual price of this bag is £375, so thats £275 discount. Wow. I had a little look on ebay and found these bags are still selling for around the £300 mark from there.

So, I went home a very happy girl with my new bag, and since i'ts Mulberry's 40th anniversary, I got loads of cute stuff. I got stickers, beautiful postcards and my favourite, the badges. I can upload seperate photos of these if anyone interested. Not sure what to do with them yet. Probably just preserve them ;)

Of course the bag comes with a year warranty and dustbag (free repairs) but I doubt I'll be needing it or letting anything happen to it.

That's all for now I'll keep posting my latest best buys!