Houndstooth

One of my favourite garments in fashion is the houndstooth pattern, prints and or knitted work of it. It’s amazing how a work of a garment can make you feel.

I can’t remember the last time I felt like this, before eventually, and finally finding the name of this pattern 5 years ago. ( How on earth time flies like that… *sigh* ) 

Many people do not know pattern names so I think that, it’s always a great thing to do your research into items you need the answers to; It is actually called the Dogtooth in the English term. Houndstooth in other cases… so if you are looking into specific things always refer it in its all different names… Check out our awesome feed, that I am part of as one of the teams over Instagram here

I originally bought this coat from Amazon, a few years back, and yes that’s one of my favourite online places to shop at… in case you were wondering.

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The top and leggings I am wearing down there, are from Primark. Most of the leggings that I buy are from there, I never look into buying a very high priced legging as I can even make my own but sometimes there isn’t enough time but can be balanced either way.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Thank you for being here…


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HELLO OCTOBER!

Hi darlings! How are we all doing? I trust that you are all well!

October is in! YAY! Where did the year go though? I was expecting it to be longer. LOL. I can’t believe how 2017 is nearly over. In less than 2 months we’ll all be welcoming 2018.

I am saying goodbye to blue hair for good… I have reached to the point where I got tired of bright and bold hairstyles. There isn’t any other colour left to do… So I said to myself, this is it! Let’s go back to nomral boring and never out of style hair looks…. oh well! Life!

I must say I have fairly accomplished many, many, things throughout this whole year; more than what I expected to achieve, and it is only the beginning… The hardest part is not giving up on the things I love the most and keeping believing in myself that I have the power to achieve everything I have ever wanted in time. All it takes hard work, consinstency and motivation around me. If you cannot find motivation ask, or look for one. It helps so much and life is less of a stressful mess!

Let’s get ready so the weekend can arrive! =)


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OH SO MINIMAL!

Hi darlings, I hope everyone is enjoying the week so far! I can’t believe how fast August is going by, one more week to enjoy the vibe, that means end of summer real soon… ah the joys!

I have been so in love with colour for so long, that I somehow forgotten how cute it is, being minimal yet still bold at the same time, without having to worry about going wrong with colours, as the so popular saying “you ever go wrong with black and white”. I have always agreed to the fact! I now have come to a realisation that I didn’t quite appreciate the colour black and white or on their own. There is just something so pure and honest about those colours! Just like life, just because your day isn’t perfect doesn’t mean your life is ruined nor if you are wearing black or white clothes is always a bad, plain or a sad thing. 

Another week going great; not perfect ever! My clothing brand page on Instagram is now back and running, @simbachelle. We are not quite big yet but time for sure will show as more designs coming up this winter… so go ahead and give the page a follow and support it, if you like. Much appreciated! I had an Etsy online shop in the past, someone suggested I should keep; but shall I bring it back, what do you think? It’s handmade/machine after all… LOL


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A VINTAGE MEMORY

 

“When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you’re not just buying the fabric and thread – you’re buying a piece of someone’s past… ” – A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

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Hi darlings, happy new month, happy new week! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The other day I saw this beautiful old woman. She looked about early 70s, had well looked after, blond hair in a bob style with a pale pink floral pin; she looked so focused at the boutique in front of her. I was standing just a few steps ahead wearing my sunglasses awaiting my friend and I couldn’t help but noticed the pearl earrings she was wearing, it had some wonderful bronze pink-like bold flowers around it… I then remembered my nan; I called her my nan, it was my grandfather’s friend. She looked after me loads, when my mother was at work; Was about 73 at the time, sadly passed away, years ago. She was very wise and one of the poshest person I ever knew, probably will ever know!

Everyday she had to make sure her hair was lush, weekly appointments to her best friend’s house saloon to get a perm and fresh blond colour for her hair, best hairdresser in the neighbourhood at that time. Always red lipstick on her lips. Oh my! Her jewellery drawer was exquisite such vintage pieces, pearls, silver, bronze and gold…; like I am one of those peoples that will look at something, try to visualize and study the way it’s made, where the artist was inspired by and all that from a really young age! Often I would go to her bedroom and open that specific drawer to just have a glance, admire the jewels and basically study them. There was this one time that she caught me wearing one of her earrings ( similar to the ones the old lady had ) she said to me, in Greek ”wait till you get older, you will not find these” LOL. She knew something; she spent a fortune on these during her youth, did I mention she was a model? A really beautiful one but still beautiful with wrinkles on her skin after years. Oh, all the fun times we had… I did, in fact, learn a few important things about life and style from her, which is probably where the rest of my fashion taste is coming from, that has really grown out of me and trust me it took a little while to realise that…!

And that’s the end of the story I guess, well that was intense… I really got carried away for a bit there. Coming back to that old lady, her outfit was just stunning, she had that nice purple and blue floral maxi skirt and cute shoes with flowers on them, I had to compliment her floral look! I was wondering how old her earrings were so I thought to get closer to ask, why not!? She told me ”darling, they’re as old as your age” and then we laughed, her response was sweet!

It’s really hard to find jewellery like that nowadays, these are a limited edition, really classic pieces, just like the rare vintage clothing. And that is why I dedicate this look to that classic era. Enjoy!

There is so much to explore, enjoy life!


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We are all waiting for a seagull to fly by.. LOL 

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HAT BY KANGOL UK | ZARA SKIRT | THRIFTED BAG | GEORGE SLIP-ONS |RIVER ISLAND CHAIN | THRIFTED FASHION CHAIN | VINTAGE SHIRT

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It’s Minimal Vibez 

Hi darlings, sorry I have gone for a while last, that’s like more than a month and less than two *sighs*. I am back and running now, not saying much on this post but enjoy the looks! ❤

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! Ready for this new *oh so long* week but less than you think? 😉 Cheer up! Let’s go!

Just a quick post, a bit of an update really, few of my fave outfits I did the past few weeks in my old red hair. I hope you like them, leave a comment of your favourite and how you would you style them. I love hearing those… 

Don’t forget, I have loads of more looks over my Instagram feed and facebook page, be sure to check them out, give us a like or follow if you haven’t already!


Flatter and Coffee

OKAY! Can we skip to summer a little faster yet? If you are a summer person, you can fully relate ( High five, if you were born during summer =} ) Always on mind whichever, every other season, I don’t care… I promised myself I wouldn’t change hair colour again, but what can I do, I am so colourful sometimes I feel like colours aren’t enough that I need more than that; crazy, weird, wild and free. Nobody cares if you feel good about something is because you love to! 😉

I love my bun buns, but I am definitely not about that bun life, they give me headache after a while… and that is why you will mainly see me with loose hair… lol

This month has been so crazy busy, I’ll tell you later…

Clothes and outfits keep me motivated, I love creating, and that means more inspiration for me and ore for you… 🙂 let me know what you think of this look on comments bellow!

SUNGLASSES TOPSHOP | PAPAYA CURVE JACKET | THRIFTED BELT |PRIMARK COUNTRY TOP| GEORGE LEGGINGS | GEORGE HOOP EARRINGS

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Khaki and Camo

Well hello again, 🙂

…coming back in, after realising it has been a while since I have last posted. March was one of the busiest months ever! Really excited to say that I am now back but will not post as often as before as I am trying to balance everything back together. There are just so many things in the world I want to cherish and enjoy. Blogging is part of it too, so definitely I am not giving up on this!

I do hope you had a lovely month last month! and here is April, did you get to fool anyone on April’s fool? I surely did myself! 😀

New month, new hair and yet another new look, I have been loving khaki lately and I cannot lie, honestly this colour speaks class and vintage, and it is gorgeous in every way. Always love a bodycon dress: this one has long sleeves that go just before the beginning of your wrists and I did get one in black as I couldn’t resist how beautiful it was. I love a good vintage jacket, this one which I bought a few years back, is one of my favourites because of the sequins, colours and the camo print that is going on underneath it, it just follows so well with the dress. Simple hoop earrings, golden lips, sunglasses that not only match the dress but the leopard canvas shoes made it complete and I couldn’t be happier.

Most of the times I like to match my garments in the same colour, other times it will be just a pop of colour here and there or something totally different…


INDIGO MOON JACKET | PRIMARK DRESS | GEORGE EARRINGS | CLAIRE’S FASHION SUNGLASSES | THRIFTED BELT | GEORGE CANVAS SHOES


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Valentine’s Day

Hi lovelies, I hope you all had a fantastic Val’s time… Happy Valentine’s Week though, because it is a late post and the love is still in there and it will always be…

Here we shot two different looks for that special date, day and night looks; though you don’t need to wait another year for Valentine’s to come by, so that you can wear something like that, try and make each day special, because you are worth it!

I kept it red, and in the feeling of love…

Red is such a bright and bold colour, one of my very favourites! Vibrant and fabulous! 

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~~VAL’S DAY OUT LOOK~~

If you can make an outfit look romantic, casual and playful at the same time, then you’ve got it boo! I normally use scarves as belts, I think that any outfit will look cute if you tie a scarf around your waist…

I wore a simple, black Zara blazer to tone down the look just a little bit. I like to match colours between clothes, but I tend to always throw something extra in my outfits.

Asos Cross-body | Pom-poms HM & M&S |Topshop Shoes | Thrifted Maxi | George Top | Zara Blazer

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~~VAL’S NIGHT OUT LOOK~~

That blazer from Zara really made the whole look pop; not to mention, that it goes perfectly well with the Houndstooth George pants that I wore, plus a belt to keep it all in place and toned up, and… for that extra edge and glam, the lace undergarments!

Some sweet romance…

George Earrings | Zara Blazer | Thrifted Lace Shirt | Papaya Ballet | Zara Belt | ID London Wristwatch | Louis Vuitton Small Alma BB | H&M pom-pom | George Trouser | Papaya Boots here

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That Extra Something

I always love the simple and elegant look, but I tend to throw something extra in there ( there is always something missing, I am not complete until I find it) so I throw it.

Wearing my signature bracelets ”buttonlets” from my new label SIMBACHELLE, similar styles will be available in my brand new Etsy shop from later on, if you are wanting to get them you can always contact me.Follow @simbachelle on instagram for the latest.

Those George leggings are totally adorable, I got them this week and they are still available online and instore (scroll at end of paragraph for the link ), their quality is wonderful. I should do a video haul on this brand… Honest opinion, I love all of their collections.

I had a great day today, hope everyone had an amazing weekend, now I am preparing for the new week with the thoughts of completing what’s left to do. It will be Valentine’s week and I will absolutely make more time to do the most important things.

What are your plans for Valentine’s, if any?

SIMBACHELLE LUX BRACELETS | PAPAYA SHOES HERE | GEORGE LEGGINGS HERE | ZARA BLAZER | TOPSHOP TOP | HANDBAG THRIFTED | RIVER ISLAND CHAIN

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