Sunday, 26 June 2016

High To Low

Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot).Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive.  Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarkegold: £95, Astley ClarkePhotographs: Christopher O'Donnell


Although my blog is about living on a budget, most of you know I like to invest from time to time. And I think the key to looking chic and having a wardrobe you love is investing in wardrobe lifters. Nothing sums up my style more than pairing something mid price with a real frugal piece - case in point a Bella Freud iconic sweater (this one was borrowed for the shoot) with a Primark jacket. They both compliment each other, the jacket adding a modern boho take to a more classic knit and the jumper bringing a classy edge to an otherwise cheap jacket.







Mixing textures is a real favourite of mine at the moment: tassels, leather, fringes - you name it, I love it. And layering it all together just seems to work where I often would've gone for more of a minimal approach. Well, it's summer after all I suppose (although it felt very far away whilst shooting this inbetween rainstorms).

  
Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot). Skirt: £149, Jigsaw. Bag: £79 in the sale, Radley. Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive. Sandals: £16, Asos
These sandals have also been the surprise hit of the summer - they're so comfortable I have practically lived in them so far, and for £16, you can't really go wrong.

Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot). Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarkegold: £95, Astley Clarke

9 comments :

  1. Hi Alex. Do you mind me asking where you got your wedding ring?

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    1. Of course not! My engagement ring is the 'tiny diamond' from Laura Lee and my actual wedding ring was originally from Carolina Bucci but I lost it in St Lucia (I know!), so I bought one from Georgina Boyce - fraction of the price for £250 and I love it -was going to do a post on her soon as I love her jewellery so much and she's one of the only people I know doing affordable diamonds at the moment! http://www.georginaboyce.com/ready-to-wear-1/

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    2. Thank you. I love Laura lee, the new wedding collection is ace. I also lost my wedding ring, down the gap in our very old wooden floorboards!! Looking to replace it so will check out Georgina Boyce. Thank you! X

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  2. You are looking stunning! I just loved your skirt, your blazer and specially your sling bag. Can I carry a clutch bag with this outfit. Please advice.

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  3. Lusting after that jacket, wish i had seen it in store. Love the mix of high and love, this is the kind of look i always go for.
    www.theglitterfashionista.com

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    1. I bought it in the sale only last week, so you might still be in luck!

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    2. I bought it in the sale only last week, so you might still be in luck!

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  4. Also if you ever decide to sell your pink American vintage cardigan or the grey Custommade one please keep me at the top of your list ;)

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