First of all, sorry for being such a bad blogger lately. So busy with work, studying for an extra exam and trying to buy a flat that I barely have time to take any outfit photos, let alone post any. Anyway, must try harder!
So here's what I wore last weekend to take my little sister to Bicester Village for a lovely Saturday evening browse. If you haven't been there before, you're missing out. It's the opposite of what you might think of when you think discount shopping: it's a beautiful place and a seriously upmarket, relaxed shopping experience (and they have a crêpe stand!) Every time I go there I am tempted to part with some serious cash (and usually give in). So far I've picked up my beautiful black Mulberry Alexa for a third off, some Burberry heels and a purse each at a quarter of their RRP, some Linda Farrow sunglasses for a mere £67, not to mention lots of goodies from my favourite store there, which stocks hundreds of discounted beauty brands (think MAC, Bumble & Bumble, Origins, Bobbi Brown, Darphin and more).
This time it was the newly opened Givenchy store which nearly gave me heart palpitations. The mini Obsedia bag has been at the top of my wish list since I can remember, and when I walked in there and saw it I nearly passed out. At a third off, in scarlet or royal blue, I've never been so tempted in my life. Two things stopped me: the aforementioned flat buying, plus the colours. Ideally I'd want one in black, khaki or navy. So I walked away, and I'm equally impressed with myself and heartbroken over it. I've promised myself however that if I pass my exam, I'll go back at the end of the summer and see if it's still there. One thing's for sure: there's no way in hell I'll be able to walk away from it twice.
Do take a visit yourself though: I particularly love the pop-up British Designers Collective they host each summer, which stocks pieces by all the best young London labels like Eudon Choi, Jonathan Saunders and Sophia Webster at bargain prices.
Topshop jacket / similar here
Topshop Boutique top / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli burgundy medium / in black here
Larsson & Jennings CM silver watch /
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