Vintage Treasures

When it comes to finding treasures, second-hand shops are the way to go my friend! Find these pieces in another place, it’s almost as if they are a box of secrets, since who knows what could be in them.

I was intended to go to a place called Paperbag Princess, however, on my way there I ran into another op shop called Bread and Butter. Talk about adorable! I found some sweet as deals here. My intention of finding a gift for myself, as in to have and to hold for forever was going to be achieved in this buy. I could feel it.

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I snooped around in the men’s section and BAM, it’s like the store god’s lead me here. Clearly, I snatched this piece because it was denim, I also thought it was going to be oversized since it was men’s and it was a size 12… however, it fit me just right. Cannot complain. Something that really stuck out to me tho was where it was made. Here in New Zealand. How fun is that??

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Then, just about being satisfied with my purchase, I stumbled upon the half off bin. I found a pair of vintage Lee jeans. I justified it and wanted to try them on for kicks. But of course, when you least expect I found the almost perfect pair of jeans. Not only do they fit my bum super good, they fit perfectly in the waist and length. Which NEVER HAPPENS. They are a bit big in the crotch area but Being half off and fitting almost to the T, I couldn’t pass up these up. There, I was satisfied with my purchases, moving on.

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My next stop and final stop was Paperbag princess. I had no intentions of purchasing anything since I already found some great treasures. I grazed up and down with just beautiful finds everywhere. Making my way to the back, I found a pair of colorful platform slip-ons. Being my hard to find size, those babies found a home instantly. I am not sure who designed them but I reckon by what the owner said it was a Japanese designer since it’s pretty typical to get those treasures there.

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PS. NZ is big into recycling and going green, so I really appreciated this store heaps.

At the end of this day, you could say I was a very happy camper. If you don’t opt shop, you should give it a try. I’ve found some of my best pieces there!

XOXO,

S

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Zara will always have a space in my closet, if not the whole closet. One day…

love anything that is from Zara or inspired by Zara. The pieces that are made and shown in each collection are stunning. From the basics, to the wacky pieces, Zara is truly fashion to the less fortunate haha just kidding. NOT REALLY. 

Lately I’ve had an obsession with tops that you can layer, surprise surprise. Zara was having a sale (I know Zara… having a sale? what?!) I had to limit myself for the sack of my sanity and my wallet, to two pieces.

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  • I picked this leather knitwear top, for many reasons. It is versatile from a vest, to a top, to a layered piece. 3 in 1, please come again. It can be worn at anytime for any occasion. Simple & Sweet.

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  • I saw this beauty enclosed between other denim but I was struck at the ruffle that I saw poking out. UM, YES. How intriguing is this top? Talk about out dressing outside the box. Pieces like this can be intimidating to some, but honestly it’s just like a basic white T. You wear the clothes, do not let the clothes wear you! Surprisingly with this top, you can go wild with the bottoms or keep it simple with all one color or fabric, DENIM ON DENIM, baby. One thing I am obsessed about this top, is you can keep the jewelry at a bare minimum and let the shirt do all the talking. #ThatSimpleLife.  but truly, less is more. 

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on another note: why can’t we have more Zara’s in this state? I think we fashionistas should start a petition to have some more built, yes? YES.

 

XOXO,

S

Own It

No, I do not have broken arms and yes, my shirt is on backwards but that’s fashion right? Weird stuff, HA. HA. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a photo on Tumblr and became very inspired to try this look! However, I cannot show you the original photo since I never was able to find it ever again… but anyway.

Sometimes, it feels goofy wearing this specific style blouse, and you get those “what the heck looks” but own girl, OWN IT.

This look is so chic!! It’s fun because it’s not your typical blouse, so it spices up that full button up blouse you only know how to wear one-way. Adding a bold necklace can also add heaps of creativity to this whole “new-way” outfit.

You’re welcome, in a “Sadie Saxton voice”!!

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  • Top: Sportsgirl (AUS)
  • Shorts: Thrifted denim pants
  • Necklace: n/a
  • Sunnies: Free people
  • Sandals: BCBG

XOXO,

S

Peek-A-Boo

If I could have a forever outfit, this one may be it. Or, essentially, it qualifies to be my favourite outfit for 2017, thus far.

but you know what, this outfit qualifies for a morning look all the way to a HH look. You’re welcome (;

Ugh, seriously drooling over this right now! I am so obsessed with the hardcore edge-look. It screams BADASS. Who wouldn’t want an outfit like that? There is so much texture, character and simplicity from head to toe.

For all of those who are new or have been always part of the BCD family, my “style” is all about being versatile, multiple-wears and trying something new. For this outfit, I am going to categorize it as, something new. This outfit speaks volumes with the peek-a-boo mesh, ripped-T, platform booties and simple accessories. It is a must though, to wear heels and or booties to complete the boldness…

However, however, however, if you are not a heels kind of gal, FEAR NOT! Runners are acceptable as well with those go-to flats. But, please make sure they are point-toes, so they add the effect of a more classy, rather than going to the grocery store run. Unless you’re about that look during HH then more power to ya!

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Similar/ Earrings

Similar/ Studded Top (DIY studs make it more original)

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Top/ I destroyed it myself. MCA Denver (Here is a link to an interesting read about MCA)

Similar/ Ring

 

 

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Similar/ Tights

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Similar/ Pants

Similar/ Clutch

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Similar/ Booties

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XOXO,

S