Pretty in Pastel

All saints denin shirt, pink tutu skirt, studded Mia bag
It turned out to be pretty hard to find the right pieces to go with a tutu skirt, most of the options I tried just made it look too grotesque or over the top (just no way right). So I went with a very casual top and pastel color scheme.
denim shirt, new look top, pink tulle skirt
mia bag, pink tutu skirt, miss selfridge heels
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Spike covered white Mia bag
This stud covered Mia bag is just too adorable. I usually don’t expect too much from purses under $100 (I bought this one for £51 on yoox), so I actually was pleasantly surprised when I got it.. It doesn’t really have a cheap vibe about it, and solid hardware also helps alot..
Ivory Studded Mia Bag
Juicy Couture Rhinestone chain bracelet
Juicy rocks:)
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I got this Karma bracelet without really knowing that they were a fad. I just thought it’s just what it was randomly called, but actually there is some meaning behind them.
The disk/circle is supposed represent the idea of things you do eventually coming back to you and it is meant to be a reminder to keep your thoughts positive..or something?
Not so sure what is so crucial about it being a karma bracelet and not karma coffee mug or karma phone case or desktop screensaver, but anyways I got mine just because I liked the look of it.
Juicy Couture, Karma bracelet
Miss Selfridge heels I featured already in a different look, but here they are again:
Miss Selfridge Presley Sandals
Guess you can’t expect much from shoes under $100 either:p

Wearing: denim shirt: All Saints, tshirt: New Look, skirt: bershka, shoes: Presley, Miss Selfridge, bag: Mia, jewelry: Juicy Couture (rhinestone chain bracelet), Jamie Jewellery (Karma Bracelet), Jack Wills (stars charms bracelet)

Sleep When I’m Dead

glamorous studded shorts topshop shades

Was shooting this when it was getting dark on a cloudy day, so most of it turned out like that.. face in focus, body isn’t or vice versa, as I had to shoot with the apeture wide open..

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Was so happy to find a top that I can actually relate to:p

riverisland spike crystals necklace
Love this necklace! goes with pretty much anything.. or at least anything I’d wear..

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Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip bag I talked about in earlier post

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Wearing: tank top: Religion, shorts: Glamorous, bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘5 zip’ Mini, shoes: Janet&Janet, beanie: New Look, sunglasses: TopShop, Necklace: River Island, Ring: New Look, spiky bracelet: Asos, mint green one: idk..

Rebecca Minkoff ‘5 Zip’ Mini Crossbody Bag Review

rebecca minkoff 5zip mini crossbody in mint
I’ve always wanted a bag in mint green and I’ve been considering Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip minis for a while..so once I came across one in ‘mint’ with an outlet price tag, I thought I shouldn’t pass the oportunity up:)
rebecca minkoff 5zip bag in mint green
The color is very close to the ‘classic’ mint green shade. Although in some pictures this purse appears to have a pretty intense aqua color, in person it doesn’t look too saturated. But still, it’s not a subdued ‘nearly grey’ shade of mint either..
rebecca minkoff zippers + call me vincent card
Tbh I’m not sure if it lives up to its original price tag of $195. It definitely doesn’t look ‘cheap’, but I wouldn’t say it has a feel of extreme luxury about it either and with the amount of hype surrounding Rebecca Minkoff bags, you sort of expect something really extra special.
But I didn’t pay full price, so I don’t feel ripped off at all. I love all the chunky hardware and tasseled zippers and the studded leather /chain strap.

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The chain part on both sides can be doubled up to make the strap shorter, but I’m not a fan of how it looks, besides I think its default length is perfect already.

One thing I don’t like is that the zipper lining color is not a 100% match to the leather, zippers are more baby blue rather than green.

And it’s a bit weird how they are called ‘5 zip’ while some of these bags don’t have a pocket in the back, and mine is just like that. So technically it’s a 4 zipper bag really.

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Only one of the three exterior pockets is actually functional, which once again can vary across the bags, some ‘5 Zip’s might come with two useable pockets.

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And it also comes with dustbag matching the bag lining:
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Where to buy:

Although this particular style is sold out, there are different color variations available on RebeccaMinkoff
and Shopbop

If you have to have one in mint green with silver hardware, you can always try to hunt one down on ebay

Behind The Closet Doors

bershka shorts, miista batilda boots, iconic couture, sex pistols tshirt, topshop sunglasses
I don’t really like shooting with wide angle..I think it cheapens everything out, at least when the subject is a human being. But when the things are not supposed to be taken too seriously, it can be fun..
sex pistols t-shirt, iconic couture, bershka shorts, topshop sunglasses
I’m pretty much against this pretentious wearing-ancient-bands-you-don’t-even-listen-to-tshirts trend, but whatcha gonna do if you happen to like the shirt itself?..
The embellishments aren’t printed on, those are actually all crystals, it looks amazing in person.
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Wearing: t-shirt: Iconic Couture, shorts: bershka, sunglasses: Topshop, boots: ‘Batilda’ Miista, Gipsy ‘Mock over the knee’ tights, bracelets: h&m (pearls), Topshop (spikes)

It’s Mine! Balenciaga Mini City Bag

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I caved in and got a Balenciaga bag! 😀

It’s a Mini City bag in Rouge Cardinal with silver ‘giant’ hardware.

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First I had a plan to try and get one of these for less than retail, perhaps on the secondary market, or wait until I’d come across a discounted one somewhere..
But this didn’t really work out.
On ebay new Balenciaga bags cost approximately same as in stores and you can never be 100% certain whether you’re getting a real one or a knockoff.. (I know I’d spend my whole life wondering).
Even secondhand Balenciaga bags go rather high, unless they’re completely trashed.. but I wanted a new one either way.
In US they cost more or less the same as in UK, (almost everything is cheaper in US by 20% vat which they are lucky not to have, but Bal bags seem to be an exception. Depending on the currency fluctuations, they might cost even more in United States), so there was no point in attempting to purchase one in US and smuggle it to UK without paying the duties either.
Just one time I saw them slightly discounted on BrandAlley but there were no colors I wanted anyways..

I set up an account at Balenciaga.com, and after saving some of the bags to my wishlist I noticed there was only one red mini city left.. which is basically my ultimate Balenciaga bag.. I’m not one of those girls who like to carry their whole life in their bags, so I do like its small size, silver is my preferred color of hardware and even though I love many colors they come in, red is my favorite so I found myself in a now or never situation..

And I got it:)

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Yep, the most expensive bag I’ve ever owned, but it was easier to part with money knowing I’m buying something very sought after with a decent resale value. I’m sure I’ve spent much more on ‘affordable’ clothes I’d wear once and throw away, now that’s the case of money completely wasted..