Sunglasses Haul

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So recently I did something pretty dumb.. I got a bunch of sunglasses off ebay..
I thought I was getting a good deal, as I recognized a few models from Topshop, except they were much cheaper.. Topshop shades are around £14-17 and on ebay you can find them for something around $7-9..
So at first I felt stupid about overpaying at topshop.. but that only lasted until they arrived.. the build quality is pretty terrible on them all, though some of them are better than others..

the ones above I actually like, although they have a slight symmetry problem, like most of them anyways, but I really like how huge they are. The more of my face is covered up the better.

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These are also a bit out there.. the shot in front of the window doesn’t do them justice though..

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Love those blue lenses

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These are a knockoff of Tom Ford ‘Nastasya’.
I’m generally against knockoffs and I actually really wanted them back in the day, but I couldn’t find them in any eu based store and besides they’re like $380.. which is way above my comfortable price range.. since sunglasses trends come and go really fast, I’m not sure if it’s wise to invest this much into one pair of sunglasses..
Oh and they are the shades that Miley Cyrus was wearing in one of her videos. Basically ruins them for me.

Anyways, as for the knockoff ones, somehow they just don’t sit well on my face, which is weird because most cat eye models will look good on me. So at the end of the day, I’m glad I didn’t get them.

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And these are just the worst.. frame is very flimsy and not as big as I was hoping.. the sellers just use random bloggers’ pictures in their listings which may or may not represent the exact model they’re selling.
+ on top of it all, one of the lenses is noticeably smaller than the other.. fabulous.

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lol.. I’m looking for glasses frames that wouldn’t look embarrassing on me, but these ones aren’t them.

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These ones are from River Island. I’ve never had white frame shades before, so decided to try out something new..

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And these are just really cute (Cat Eye shades from Asos)

Balenciaga Mini City Bag in Black Review

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This is my second Balenciaga bag. Got it at Harrods during their 10% Rewards event. Since these bags very rarely (but more like never) go on sale, getting one with a 10% off was at least something. Also its UK price going down by £40 this year was an additional excuse to get it:)

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I also have a Mini City in ‘Rouge Cardinal’ (you can find my first impressions post here) and I just loved this bag so much I had to have it in two colors.

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Red looks amazing and I still love it.. but sometimes it feels almost like you have to style your whole look around it. And with black, the color clashing dilema hardly ever happens.

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Also, once I held the black one in hand, it actually had quite a different feel to it. First, it’s the obvious glossy leather finish with more apparent wrinkles and it seems like my red bag has sturdier/thicker leather, whereas the black one is softer and smooshier. So they may look alike, but at least to me they feel very different…

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Tower Bridge

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I love this place because you get to see so many awesome things at once.. the iconic Tower Bridge itself, Tower of London, The City Hall and some of the London’s tallest skyscrapers..
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Wearing casual biker jacket & skinny jeans with maybe a bit less casual boots and my new Balenciaga mini city bag which must be my favorite bag of the moment, or even ever:)

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Got lucky to get these semidecent shots before I got exhaled by security all the way onto the grass like two meters to the right from where I had been shooting. Sheesh.

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The camera decided not to focus on me, but I kinda like this shot anyways..

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Wearing:

Karen Millen Signature Biker Jacket
Mine is sold out, but same style in a very similar color here or other color options here

Balenciaga Mini City bag in black:

Jeffrey Campbell ‘Ballistic’ Platforms, Tommy Hilfiger Jeans, Bershka Top, Forever 21 Necklace, H&M ring

Ruffle Drama

Miss Selfridge Ruffle dress

So many ruffles.. is it really my style? Probably not. I guess back in the day I was much more into creative photography, so I got this MissSelfridge dress thinking I could use it in a photoshoot or something, which never happened and I totally forgot about it until recently. So I thought I could at least make some use of it and feature it on my blog. It did turn out to be quite photogenic I must say. So I added a ton of jewelry to edge it up and here goes..

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The bracelets are from different years and brands. Topshop, H&M, Asos, you name it.
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Experiment 36

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I really love this time of year. Blossoms everywhere, trees leafing out, but most importantly, this when I finally get to wear all of my jackets.
I already showed off this jacket once in the other post, but haven’t properly raved about it..
So here goes.. I just love it! I have a few Karen Millen jackets and this might just be my favorite one.

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It’s actually completely different from their ‘signature’ biker jackets style. Besides the obvious longer length, the locations of the zippers are different, no elbow pads, so the sleeves are narrower. Also it has two buckles on the sides and no decorative belt in the back. And of course the shape.. it’s very narrow in the chest and waist area, but it tapers quite a bit from the waist down, so it looks really flattering. At least while it’s zipped.
Since it’s longer I thought it might as well be a bit warmer, but there’s really no difference in lining.. so it’s just a regular biker jacket for warmer spring/fall days. Still works for me, because my old black jacket had to be retired anyways.

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Black & White edition:

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* the decency shorts are technically not a part of the look, I just put them on to not flash anything when I’m on my knees messing with my camera, was too lazy photoshop them out.

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Wearing:

Karen Millen ‘Longer line biker jacket’
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My version is sold out, but there’s a same style in navy with different zippers (but higher price tag) available here

Miista ‘EMI’ suede boots
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Ginger Fizz Dress, Steve Madden purse, Asos sunglasses