Style: Making Memories

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There are times when I have beef with style bloggers. Whilst I love browsing through my favourite blogs and seeing new and exciting designers and trends; there are times when I come away and feel a little… meh. I don’t wanna be a green-eyed-monster but damn, that 20-year-old is wearing a £3,000 handbag and a £2,000 coat, both of which will only be worn once. It’s easy to come away from blogs and think ‘Damn, she’s so rich, I can barely scrape together enough money for a Deliveroo on Friday night!’. It’s unintentional, of course, but sometimes bloggers & influencers do such an amazing job of making their lives (and wardrobes) look amazing, that on a bad day, it can make the rest feel a little, well, sh*t. Well, my friends, I’m here for a quick reality check, not all those items are their own. Often bloggers will loan items from designers and showrooms to wear for outfit posts. They get worn, shot and returned. Even designer handbags can be borrowed from brands and resellers for promotion, just because they are swinging it around in a photo, doesn’t mean it’s theirs forever. In short, don’t let it get you down and dampen any of your own successes; enjoy the blogs and vlogs, get lost in their worlds for a moment and enjoy the images, but if that blogger continues to make you feel bad about yourself / your life, perhaps it’s time to unfollow and unsubscribe. There’s plenty more fish in the sea.

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Re-wear, Re-love

For all those who are reading and thinking, ‘ermmmm, ain’t you the girl with a stash of Chanel handbags in your walk-in’. It’s true, I am, but I love them and re-wear them time and time again and they are the result of many birthdays, christmas’s and months of saving. I’m all about the ‘price per wear’ approach to fashion! Personally, I love re-wearing and restyling items, for me, it’s fun. It also brings back some really happy memories, for instance, I took this Karl Lagerfeld Handbag to New York last year and it was a great city bag. I can remember walking around Coney Island putting my souvenirs into it and being thankful that there was a tube of suncream floating around at the bottom of it (it was April and surprisingly sunny!). As for my ASOS Leopard Print Coat I wore this just a few weeks ago when I went to Paris with Christophe Robin, I can remember being at the Eurostar at 6am in the morning and thinking ‘Yep, it’s wayyyy too early in the morning for a coat like this!’. I like having memories attached to my clothes and I love sharing different ways to style them up. The moral of the story is, love your clothes and enjoy wearing them over and over and if that blogger no longer makes you feel good about your life and wardrobe… you know what to do!

Shop My Look

ASOS Leopard Print Coat

Boden Lovely Jumper

Vagabond Boots

Karl Lagerfeld Handbag

Celine Audrey Sunglasses

Vintage Chanel Brooch (bought from Vintage Heirloom)

All Images taken by Samantha Taylor who is the best photographer in Margate.

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27 Comments

  1. March 31, 2017 / 9:23 am

    While a love a bit of newness, I’m all for re-wearing some of my favourites as much as I can too. This is why I can’t get rid of my coat collection, I know I will want to wear them again (especially as I live up north!). And handbags are such a great way to switch up an outfit too. This is why I am a bit of a hoarder! xx

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Hi Kat, I am such a hoarder too! it’s so nice getting coats out season after season, it’s like revisiting old friends! xxx

  2. March 31, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Haha you hit the nail on the head! Superb post and your coat is making me envious … you look adorable in it!
    However the older you get, the more I realise, there are more important things in the world to worry about than other people’s handbags!
    Ashley x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thank you so much! I love this coat! I have worn it so much this winter, all with different outfits!! I understand there are more important things to worry about than other peoples handbags, but i am aware that others can feel bad about it, so i wanted to share some thoughts on it x

      • April 3, 2017 / 3:04 pm

        Good for you!
        Oh I do understand I was speaking as a 53 year old (well past it Old gal! )
        Pls don’t misunderstand in fact handbags used to rule my life !! Xx

  3. March 31, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Love your attitude towards clothes!

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Thank you! so glad you liked the post! xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Yep! Even Chanel bags can be borrowed!!!! Xxxxx

  4. March 31, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Great post! To be honest, I don’t visit many fashion blogs. I need to steer clear of temptation! Beautiful photos – you look fab! xx

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      well thank you so much for stopping by mine! xxx

  5. March 31, 2017 / 11:48 am

    It’s never too early for a coat like that in my world! I love the cost per wear approach too

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like it!!!!

  6. March 31, 2017 / 11:51 am

    I don’t visit many fashion blogs to be honest! I love re-wearing clothes/bags/shoes! xx

    Beautylymin

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      I’m so glad you take the time to visit mine! thank you!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you so much! so glad you liked it!!!

  7. March 31, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I love it when a certain wardrobe piece brings back memories. That’s what clothes are for right? As well as making you look good and feel good of course. I can never just wear an item of clothing just the once, i always rewear them too x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      I’m all about the re-wearing and re-styling! I LOVE it!!

  8. March 31, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I love the idea of hiring clothes! (Would be slightly terrified about getting them dirty mind you!) I know what you mean about IG I find if I’m feeling that way it’s a sign I need to stop looking at that persons account and take some time away x

    • fashionforlunch
      March 31, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      If the blogger is honest about borrowing clothes, it’s fine, but many times they pretend they have bought it and it’s an unrealistic view of their lives. It’s not even showing the ‘best bit’ it’s showing lies and it can make others feel bad about their own lives and achievements

  9. March 31, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    To be honest I just need to come and raid your handbag stash to take a few photos x

    • fashionforlunch
      April 1, 2017 / 12:12 am

      Haha!!! I shop tooooooo much!

  10. April 1, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Hey! Its a pleasure to follow your styles. It keeps me refreshed and happy even when I can’t afford getting them by virtue of being far away. What I like the most is that no color is discriminated whatsoever, every color is praised in its own way all year long. I’d call you the queen of colors. Kisses.

    • fashionforlunch
      April 1, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      You are so kind! Thank you so much! Thank you for following and thank you for taking the time to comment xxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      April 4, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so much sweetie!!!!!