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OOTD: A Spring Outfit

I can smell spring in the air, can you? The last couple of days have a bit warmer, the heating does not come on as often as it used to, the days are getting longer, and we have even had a few spring showers.

 

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I like the Spring weather. The cool breeze isn’t too cold, so we can gradually start letting go of the many layers, but the endless rain disturbs me, especially when I am out and about. It is extremely hard to get anything done outside with the continuous rain on some days. Except for the rainbit, Spring is cool.

I took these photos some days ago before stepping out. What do you think of this Spring Outfit? I found it very chic and comfy; casual but yet stylish. Do you agree?

 

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I got the blue t-shirt while holidaying in Milan last month. We bumped into a Mercedes-Benz fashion store, and we were blown away by the stylish fashion pieces and accessories. I never knew Mercedes-Benz was also a fashion retailer, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover this store. We got quite as a few things as a group, but I got this t-shirt and a few flat shoes, one of them, you can see me rocking here.

 

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I am also rocking my new Tiffany & Co. Infinity Pendant Necklace. This delicate beauty was featured on my Instagram feed some days ago. I love the Tiffany Blue enamel finish design so much! This powerful symbol of continuous connection, energy and vitality is what I need. It is such a beauty, and I can see myself wearing it for many years to come.

 

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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comments section below please.

Thanks for reading.

 

WHAT I WORE

Blue Tshirt – Mercedes-Benz

Black Molly Jeans – River Island

Black Flats – Mercedes-Benz

Burgundy Bag – Guess

Necklace – Tiffany & Co.

Blue Watch – Toy Watch

Black Leather Jacket – Miss Selfridge

Black Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyshia Cole vs Gwen Stefani in Moschino

Hey fashion lovers! How are we? I have another “who wore it better” feature. This time, it is Keyshia Cole and Gwen Stefani in a Moschino Embellished Crop Jacket. Who do you think rocked this look better?

 

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I think both ladies styled the jacket in their own way, and it worked for their individual style and personality. But if I was asked to pick my favourite look, I would pick Gwen Stefani in a heartbeat, and I would tell you why.

Gwen Stefani is a style icon, so it should come as no surprise that she slayed this look. I love how she styled the Moschino crop jacket with a black turtle neck, denim skirt, fishnet stockings and black thigh high boots. This is a look I can see myself rocking easily so I am naturally drawn to it.

Keyshia Cole looks good also. She styled her Moschino jacket with a black crop top, leather lace-up pants and silver sandals. I like how she styled the crop jacket with a crop top. That part of the outfit looks ace. She has the figure to slay the look, and she nailed it. But I am not a fan of the rest of the look. I don’t like the leather lace-up pants on its own or paired with the silver sandals. It is too much going on for me, and I think the Moschino jacket is stunning enough to speak for itself.

If I was to rock this look, I would style it like Gwen Stefani did; I would let the jacket be the stand out piece, and keep the other pieces and accessories minimal and basic.

What do you think? Who do you think wore it better? Keyshia Cole (on the left) or Gwen Stefani (on the right)? You decide.

Please drop a comment in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

How to Shop Vintage

Shopping vintage is now in vogue. I know many people who shop vintage on a monthly basis in search for the next investment piece/accessory.

 

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If you like to shop vintage, you may find these tips useful –

 

Take your time

Take your time when you go shopping for vintage items. You have to be patient and happy to go through the many rails instead of the next treasure. It is unlikely you would be able to return a vintage item, so take your time, try it on and make sure you are very happy with the item(s).

 

Go for investment pieces

Go for investment pieces if you can afford to. They stand the test of time, and do not lose their value over the years. I would only shop vintage investment pieces. I don’t see the point in shopping vintage for anything less, except it is a gem.

 

Go for classics

Go for classic vintage pieces in classic shapes and colours. This way you can get the maximum wear out of the pieces from year to year.

 

Get the time right

Timing is everything when it comes to many things, and vintage shopping is no exception. The best time to shop vintage is after Christmas and New Year celebrations; and at the end of every season. Getting the time right means you would grab the best vintage items before anyone.

 

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Go for the highest quality

When it comes to vintage, the highest quality is the best to buy. Take a good look at every item before you buy, and aim to go for the highest quality items. Natural fabrics are the best. They hang better, last longer and look great.

 

Understand vintage language

Understanding the vintage language is very important especially when shopping vintage online. For example “mint condition” means the item is as good as new, while “good condition” means the item is wearable but with flaws. Understanding the vintage lingo would help you get the right picture of the state of the item.

 

Be careful online

I love shopping online but I am always careful when buying anything that is not from a regular high street or designer brand. I am usually more careful shopping the less popular/independent/marketplace sellers online. So I won’t advise anyone to shop vintage online. I think vintage is best bought in the flesh.

 

What are your thoughts on vintage shopping? Do you have any tips to share?