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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July’s Lookbook – Outfit Collection

It’s been a while since I made a collection of my favourite looks of the month… July has ended… I am definitely ready for August as it’s my birthday month and a favourite of every  single year, sadly the last month of Summer…! 

Hope everyone had a blissful July. Happy New Month darlings! 🙂

Find some links at end of Collection… 🙂


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Find more bags:  Christian Lacroix

Check out Manhattan Lips Lipsticks

More Primark Shirts here

More George Dresses here

Shop ZARA

Upcoming designs from me: simbachelle

For everything else you seriously need to look at your local thrift stores darling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacocks In Awe

My recent visit to Peacocks and honestly I was in awe.. but really how gorgeous are these embroidered loafers?! I am not a ”flat shoes person” but I definitely need to include loafers in my closet for sure! Love all things golden so that handbag at the bag would absolutely look good matched with these loafers along with a simple black dress and a cute jacket! Just imagine the look…

Loafers here | Tote Bag Here

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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!


Mixed Emotions

Self-confidence is the best outfit you will ever wear, own it and rock it boo!

I totally adore that camo inspired sequin jacket, as well as that maxi poker style vintage skirt! These pieces are so unique and so bold! I am a vintage type of person so I love all things classic and bold. A garment that has a lot to say but chooses not to because it’s bold and elegant enough to speak quietly…

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PRINT?

ZARA TOP | THRIFTED MAXI | INDIGO MOON JACKET

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Lace x Denim x Prints

You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in. -Mandy Hale

Earrings: New Look | Lace Top : River Island | Snake Print Skirt: Zara | Jacket : Next | Bag : Tk Maxx

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Knits and Letters

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. -Dr Seuss 

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Sweater: Australian Clothing Co. | Pants: George | Shoes: TopShop | Blouse: H&M | Earrings: George | Blue Top: Thrifted | Bag: Louis Vuitton

 

Red Dreams

RED! Has been a favourite for a long while now, I must admit though that, if I could wear it everyday I would, I may, I will… Christmas is near, it’s the perfect festive colour for that season too. My wardrobe is slowly increasing in colours and I love it; I remember when I was afraid to use colours, I then realised I was doing it for myself and not for what people would think. Ever since then I always believed to feel good, I will dress the way that I want and the way that I like. It’s one life and I strongly recommend you to start doing the same thing boo! C’mon, chin up and smile!

Blazer from Zara

Top from George

Skirt from thrift

 

I love a good and fashionable skirt…check out another outfit featuring this beautiful maxi skirt here

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Floral Thoughts

The past few days have been so cold out here in the North of England, makes me wanna go back to my town, London, right now. Unfortunately now ain’t the time, but, I am enjoying seeing new stuff around here and exploring new things which is a great experience!

To be honest, I am not really into flower prints, but when I saw this skirt in the thrift store I definitely I had to have it in my wardrobe! I have always adored large scaled prints. I love the continuous action that’s going on there though, it’s so leafy, look closer… It’s so vintage and yet so elegant…

Check out how I did the nails in this outfit here

Neck charm: simbachelle | Bangle: from Greece | Top: New Look | Skirt: Thrifted |  Pants: Sports Direct | Trench Coat: London Fog

 

 


 

How do you feel about floral prints?

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