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OOTD: Springtime Staples

It is so windy outside as I write this post, but the fact remains, it is springtime (or is it?), so time to get the Springtime Staples out of the storage and grab some new pieces from the shops, if your wardrobe is in need of a spring fashion update.

I am yet to get my spring/summer clothes out of storage. I plan to sort that out in the next few days, hopefully before the bank holiday weekend next week. At the moment, this confused British weather is really messing with me. It has been up and down as usual this week, dead warm on some days, and painfully cold on some other days, like today. I hear it even snowed in Scotland some days ago. Β Can you imagine that in April?

Light layering is the only way to survive spring time fashion, with the ups and downs of the weather. Thankfully, the fashion gurus saw this coming and got us prepared.

 

 

The crazy weather makes dressing up so hard sometimes. You never know how the day would really turn out, so you never know what to wear on such days. It is good to have transitional pieces like what I have on at the ready for when you need it.

Everything I have on here is from my existing wardrobe, no new pieces. I take pride in styling pieces and accessories from my wardrobe in different ways. It gives me joy when I get maximum wear from pieces.

 

 

What do you think of this outfit? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a beautiful day!

 

WHAT I WORE

Tan Gilet – Apricot

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Black Lace Top – Next

Black Cami – M&S

Black Shoes – TOMS

Brown Bag – Micharl Kors

Gold Earrings – Dubai Gold Market

Fitbit Flex Bracelet

 

 

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A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I wrote a Mother’s Day Gift Guide post some days ago, where I shared gift ideas for our mothers. Well, I have some more gifts to share, so for those who are still wondering what to give for Mother’s Day, here are some more ideas for you.

 

ChloBo Serenity Hoop Earrings

This ChloBo brand is one British brand that screams QUALITY! This jewellery right here, like all their others, is a little beauty.

 

This Serenity Hoop Earrings in rose gold-plated on 925 sterling silver, would make a lovely Mother’s Day Gift. I love the fact that it comes in rose gold. The studded texture of the petite earrings also makes it stand out.

 

 

The Didi Faith Cross charm believed to ward off evil and protect, also complement the earrings beautiful. I like this piece a lot, I think it would make a fabulous gift to any jewellery loving woman, and the price tag is quite average at Β£55. ChloBo also offers free delivery on all UK Mainland orders, so get in there.

 

Mum By My Side Personalised Light Box

This Mum By My Side Personalised Light Box by Find Me A Gift, would make an excellent Mother’s Day Gift. It is so unique, and look be a lovely home decor for the interior lovers as well.

 

 

I love the fact that this light box gift can be personalised to suit various tastes. There are 5 lovely schemes to choose from – Chocolate (which I choose), Duck Egg, Monochrome, Pinks and Sunshine. You can also select the gender of the child, and include a personalised message in a maximum of 100 characters.

This cool gift currently retails at Β£39.99 only!

 

Spa Day

A good spa day is always an amazing gift. I know I need a spa session desperately, and I know many mothers would too. So if you are still thinking of the best Mother’s Day Gift to get, give her a gift of Spa, her mood would thank you for it!

 

What plans do you have for Mother’s Day? What do you think of this gift ideas?

 

*PR Samples.

 

 

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?