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OOTD: Paisley

One of my favourite quotes is ‘If you can’t go a day without thinking about something, then by all means pursue it.’

Now, I’ve had a myriad of emails and calls from friends, readers and family who are highly suspicious that I may have be going a little overboard with the shopping.

I’d like to put their worries to rest here and now by saying I’m not.  Cue the suspicious piercing eyes.

(Gives in). Okay I am a little. But. I have a method.

-First off, I’m a thrift hunter. I sniff out thrift shop bargains for a living. I live for them. The thrill about thrift shopping is that you never know what you’ll find. Oxfam, Salvation Army, Snooper’s Paradise, Cow Vintage etc aresome of my fave high street thrift/vintage stops. My leather cross-body bag is totally a thrift find. It originally cost circa £90. And it was brand new. Pure leather & brand new. Imagine the concubility!

-I do not know (yet) how to DIY my own stuff but I do RESHUFFLE my closet. I list my old stuff on Ebay and use profits to get new things. It’s not always a huge profit (damn stingy bidders on Ebay) but well worth a try.

-I also mix and match items so they look completely different.

-At the end of the day ANYBODY can have a style blog (without breaking the bank) and continuously post a new outfit everyday for a month and not run out of clothes. It just depends on how clean, elegant or fresh you want your looks to appear. 

-And finally and most importantly, this makes me happy. I am currently looking for  a new job and every rejection letter is just as depressing as the last. Playing dress up, blogging and writing is the only time I can forget about everything. So I totally enjoy doing this.  If you need my services in any way (shopping, writing, promotions) feel free to contact me. 

What I Wore: 

Orange blazer – Mango

Vamp Spiked heel – Zara (similar)

Paisley trousers – Boohoo

Cut Out top – Republic

Leather Cross body bag – Clarks (thrift store find)

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What is your take on my paisley ensemble?

Have a fab evening lovelies.

Love & Light xx

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17 Comments
  • Vanessa
    March 6, 2013

    I love those pants girl, and omg your heels.*runs to zara*
    LOVE

    • MsAidyl
      March 6, 2013

      haha thanks Vanessa. and they are comfy too:)

  • Scott Mitchell
    March 6, 2013

    wowzers. Looking beautiful as ever!

  • tastytrendstoday
    March 6, 2013

    super cute! im making a trip to london in April – so I’m wondering what the weather is going to be like…any suggestions on what to pack? 🙂

    http://www.tastytrendstoday.com

    • MsAidyl
      March 8, 2013

      Thanks for stopping by! I’d say pack a few must-have items like trousers, breezy blouses and blazers from your closet. The weather would be pretty cool but be prepared for the occasional shower or two. The Great British Summer, always unpredictable. smh

      • tastytrendstoday
        March 11, 2013

        That definitely helps! I think I need to invest in an umbrella lol

  • mandy mercury
    March 6, 2013

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your outfit and even more your atitude towards recycling your wardrobe. Keep it up!!!!!

    • MsAidyl
      March 8, 2013

      thanks Mandy. recycling is just part of my style:)

  • Ifeoma
    March 7, 2013

    whoa, I never would have guessed those trousers were Boohoo, you rock it well. Anyway, shopping is good for ones health, it hasn’t been proven yet, but who’s waiting for scientific evidence, ey? lol x

    http://www.duchessfifi.wordpress.com
    Ify.

    • MsAidyl
      March 8, 2013

      Haha. Finally someone gets it. I’m not alone!!!

  • barbie sean
    March 8, 2013

    I have a huge crush on cut out tops!! Love the paisley ensemble, and I must say ‘the guy behind the camera’ is doing a beautiful job taking all these wonderful pix..*

  • Linda
    March 12, 2013

    You look great especially the shoes and the jacket, I love them

  • Sushi
    March 24, 2013

    My chikita! I will need your services for a date next weekend. Thank you in advance.

    • MsAidyl
      March 26, 2013

      haha ok. pro bono. my pleasure

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