Sunday, 13 January 2013

Very Special Sale Buys


Wow, I haven't posted since last year! Last year was only a few weeks ago but still, it's pretty atrocious.

One of my New Year aims (I much prefer this term to 'resolution'- makes it seem less of a big deal if it doesn't work out!) is to kick my blogging up a notch; posting more, enhancing the look of my site and I'd like to do more actual writing.

I started off blogging as an outlet for writing and I think I've developed the notion that to succeed, I need to constantly post pictures of myself posing in new outfits. While personally I LOVE trawling through outfit posts for style inspiration, let's face it, I'm hardly a supermodel like some of my favourite bloggers seem to be! I'll still do outfit posts, but I'm hoping that to enable me to blog more frequently, I'm going to bring you more posts on cool brands I come across or just general musings about what's influencing my style.

Anyway, onto the matter at hand.

It's a New Year and I must say, 2012 has been pretty good to me. I started a new job which pays a good deal more than the last and now that I'm living more comfortably, I don't feel as guilty about treating myself every once in a while.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to a little something I picked up in the sales...

hkkkfgdhjhfsetttq!!! A Vivienne Westwood purse!!!

I've wanted a Vivienne Westwood bag for as long as I can remember and while I'm not quite there yet (maybe next year), I decided to splash out on a little bit of luxury and get myself an amazing purse.

Purse: Vivienne Westwood (Chancery Wallet Grey 4733); Camo Jacket: Army Surplus Shop with DIY spike shoulders by me; Denim Shirt: Oxfam Originals, Manchester; Black Jumper: H&M; Gold Triangle Stacker Rings: Topshop (sale- old)

Those who know me are probably more than aware that I'm a bit of a scruffy individual- check the chipped nail polish and authentic bed hair chic for further evidence- but that's not to say that I don't appreciate nice things.

As I went sales shopping yesterday (only for last reductions, high street cheapy bargains) I thought it might be fun to do a sort of 'bottomless bank account' sale pick feature.

So, if I had the funds, here's what I'd pick up in the Matches Fashion sale:

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1 // Charlotte Olympia Lunatic Bag: I absolutely love this evening bag by Charlotte Olympia, it feels quite 80s- I have in a knitting book (which I bought from a charity shop for the photos) which has a design based on a Matisse painting which it really reminds me of.

2 // 3.1 Phillip Lim Zip Front Leather Skirt: A classic leather skirt never goes out of style. The zip detail on this one gives it a bit of an edge.

3 // Terry de Havilland Zia Lightning ShoesI'm a sucker for lightning bolts (plan for my next tattoo!) and a good platform shoe. The metallic silver and cobalt colours make these an excellent choice for the new season.

4 // Alexander McQueen Floral Silk Cape: Who doesn't love a bit of McQueen? I loved all the kimono-style capes of AW12 and sheer, oversized layers will still be big for spring.

5 // Acne Mape Stamped-Leather Jacket: Acne is one of my all-time favourite brands (hence two Acne items on my wishlist!). This cropped leather jacket will last forever.

6 // Diane Von Furstenberg Olga Sunglasses: A great bargain to pick up now for the summer holidays; I'm missing some round-frames from my collection!

7 // Mara Hoffman Beaded Swimsuit: Another summer holiday buy. The monochrome graphic beading means it'll be on-trend come summer.

8 // Acne Magenta Long Dress: I love Acne for luxe basics and this black oversized maxi is just perfect.

What would you buy if money was no object?


Foxy x



  1. Oooh I love the purse! You've chosen some amazing sale pieces, love the acne leather jacket- I wish I was good at saving and could afford designer clothes!
    Rachelle x

  2. Love the Matches picks for high street copy inspiration!

    And the Vivienne Westwood purse is LOVELY!!


  3. Hi there and happy new year!! Love your purse, a great investment buy and its just gorgeous! That Acne dress is fab, really love the style and cut xx


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