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How Much Is Too Much?

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There has been so much noise lately on how much is too much to spend on fashion. Some days ago, a top Nigerian gossip Blogger – Linda Ikeji, was slamed for showing off her expensive bag collection on Instagram, and there was this big argument on whether her handbags were fake or original. Which makes me wonder where we draw the line on how much to spend on looking fashionable. If my bank account was loaded with millions of pounds, would I spend so much money on a Birkin? Would it even cross my mind? I really don’t know because the reverse is the case, lol.

The lifestyle of the rich and famous is all about the flashy life alongside the heavy price tags. A parking space in central london could fetch £335,225 (this amount can buy a house in Cheshire), a Bugatti Veyron sports car could go for £1.8 million, so a Hermes handbag going for as much as £15,000 or more, would look like a reasonable purchase to the rich and famous.

The likes of Hermes can justify their crazy prices, all their bags are hand-woven and it takes 5 to 7 years to train the craftspeople making the leather handbags, and the prices reflect that investment. These huge prices from luxury designers also ensure the exclusivity of their products. The designers want to be sure ONLY certain people have access to their products, hence the heavy price tag. Imagine if we could grab a Hermes bag for £500, as expensive as that sounds to majority of us, many would still rob, steal or borrow to afford it, unlike the £15,ooo and above price tag which is above our reach.

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Personally, I love handbags, they are one of my fashion weaknesses, but I see prices like Hermes as over the top. I am happy to spend below £500 on a handbag (less on shoes), so anything over £500 for a handbag is my too much. I like my Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Coach and the likes, but anything above that limit is a no-no for me. I won’t be able to afford it, and even if I could, I won’t be able to justify spending over £500 on a handbag to carry my junk.

Most of my bags are well below £500. I am also not into vintage, second-hand or counterfeit handbags, I only rock new and original bags, and everything I rock has to be new and original. I don’t do fakes, and it annoys me when I see people carrying fake bags and wearing fake shoes, and try to pass them off as original, and I see this a lot.

So there you have it, that is my ‘too much’ Is there a ceiling on how much you can spend on luxury purchases? Drop me a comment, lets chat.

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The Style Icon: Cate Blanchett

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Style is all about personality, and Cate Blanchett has a lot of it. I have admired this pretty woman’s style for as long as I can remember. She is the definition of a true Style Icon, and I love everything outfit I see on her. This woman rocks my style world.

Every piece and accessory I see her rocking,looks so stylish on her. Cate Blanchett possess a strong personal style that sets her apart from those that merely follow fashion trends, and what they think is in vogue. This beauty sets the style bar so high.

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Cate Blanchett is daring enough to mix various labels, designs, and periods when putting together the perfect statement outfits, and I love that about her. I love the fact that she is not afraid of wearing colour, and colour does look good on her.

Another thing I love about Cate Blanchett, apart from her incredible sense of fashion and style, is her striking pose. This woman knows her angles, and she knows how to strike the perfect pose. I have never spotted her not camera ready ever!

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I would love to look like Cate when I grow up. She is like the style goddess to me. I adore her style and everything she represents. I am always eager to see what she has on , on the Red Carpet, and she never fails to impress me. Her confident approach to her personal style is so fascinating.

Cate Blanchett has proved time and time again, that being over 40 (she is 46 years old), is no barrier to being stylish. I may find her acting and movies boring, but her sense of style gives me life.

All hail the Queen of Style.

What do you think of Cate Blanchett as a Style Icon? Sound off in the comment section.

Good night/Good Morning, whereever you are.

 

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