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Style By Portobello Vintage Box
Style By Portobello Vintage Box
Style By Portobello Vintage Box
Style By Portobello Vintage Box
Suscription Box*: Style By Portobello

You may have seen my previous post about my first ever Style By Portobello vintage accessories subscription box. A vintage subscription box is certainly a match made in heaven for someone like me.

As you can imagine, I was counting the days down until my second box arrived after I scored the most wonderful western cream and gold belt in my previous box. Part of the subscription box charm is the element of surprise and not knowing what you're going to receive - kind of like one of those lucky bags you had as a kid! When I opened my second SBP box I found three carefully selected vintage pieces including a floral bracelet, a very 70's disco ball inspired pendant necklace and a retro, nautical scarf. I actually love the eclectic selection in this box that is perfect for my own mismatched style. In fact, I was looking for a new vintage scarf to wear as a 70's neck tie, so SBP came to the rescue just in time?

Are you signed up to Style By Portobello? I'd love to hear what you've received in your boxes so far!


R E V I E W | Style By Portobello Subscription Box

01 September, 2015
Suede Fedora Hat
Denim Pinafore from Boohoo
Denim Pinafore from Boohoo
Denim Pinafore from Boohoo
Entire outfit* (expect the hat): Boohoo // Hat*: ASOS

Firstly I have to apologise as my camera was on the wrong setting when shooting this outfit, hence why they look like they've been taken on a disposable camera. No amount of editing could save them, I tell you!

This entire outfit, apart from the hat, is one I picked out  from Boohoo during their #BoohooBlowBar event, which is where I had the chance to have a peek at the upcoming AW collection and have my hair styled by the team at Blo Salon.

I actually have a Zara dress in the exact same folk print as the top I've worn layered underneath the denim button down pinafore. I just love my Zara dress and the print of it so much, I thought why the hell not own a matching top too?


O U T F I T | Denim Pinafore

31 August, 2015
I'm still not over bell bottoms. I know they've been done to death ever since that summer Kendall Jenner (the best of the bunch concerning that family, imo) donned a pair at Coachella and every Tom, Dick & Harry adorned their legs with them. I actually had two pairs of bells (one crushed blue velvet & one patterned) sat at the back of my wardrobe for a year or so before KJ stepped out into hers making them not so "What the fuck are you wearing, girl?". For that Kendall, I thank you.

I'd like to think I have the guts to wear more extravagant items before they're decorating every wall in Topshop, but I don't. I really don't. Despite my wardrobe resembling a cross between a vintage emporium and a theatrical costume closet, when getting dressed in the morning I still fight with my inside voice who argues that if I were to wear that floor-length sequin kimono I'd be mocked on the bus. Sometimes that inside voice wins and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes I'll go out looking like a patchwork blanket and not give a flying fuck! Other days I'll give in to a serious lack of self confidence and throw on something 'safe'. Unfortunately it won the war over bell bottoms before 2014. Daisy has written a really, inspiring article concerning wardrobe confidence, which is well worth a read if you suffer with the same wardrobe dilemma as me.

Hat: ASOS // Jacket: H&M via Charity Shop // Crop*: Bird On A Wire Vintage //
Bell Bottoms: Missguided // Boots: Topshop

These bell bottoms I managed to nab in the sale from Missguided (available here) pretty recently for just £8 (with a 20% discount thrown on top!!). You might have seen my collaboration with Missguided a few months back where I donned a pair of their tile-print bells. I was so impressed by the fit and just how high-waisted they are that I was desperate for a pair in this print too. You cannot imagine my glee when they came back into stock and were in the sale. It was a good day, my friend. It was a good day.

Speaking of good days, another one was when I chanced across this embroidered jacket in a charity shop for just £6. I missed out when it was in stores at H&M, but was lucky enough to find it tucked on a rail in a Barnado's charity shop back in Essex. The wonderful Indian inspired little crop is another piece from vintage favourite, Bird On A Wire


O U T F I T | Saved By The Bell(s)

17 August, 2015
When it comes to outfit pre-planning for a festival, my first stop is always ASOS. There's just so much choice and so many brands to choose from. So much so that you could easily compile your entire festival wardrobe from there, from your extravagant headwear right down to your novelty printed socks!

When ASOS asked me to showcase my top festival picks from their festival collection and shoot a festival appropriate outfit, I was in my absolute element. 

Hat*: ASOS // Tunic: Monsoon // Necklace: Primark // Bag: Charity Shop //
Watch*: Daniel Wellington // Boots*: Vamps

My style is very much 'festival inspired' all year around. I feel as if my wardrobe would see me through a 365-day festival if it had to!

I always have at least one fedora with me for a festival as it hides a multitude of greasy hair sins on the last day when dry shampoo is no longer the answer. This brown, faux suede fedora is from ASOS and it is everything my fedora collection was missing! It's only £18 too, which really is friendly on anyone's bank balance.

When I was a teenager, I had a brief Christmas job with Monsoon and at the time I absolutely hated it. It's only as I've grown a little bit older I've began to appreciate just how many lovely pieces they have to offer, although a little out of my own price range. However, I picked up this embroidered, cheesecloth tunic in the sale at a little over £20. Bargain, right?

I've compiled a little lookbook of my favourite festival picks over on ASOS at the moment. Have a little scroll through and see what you think! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Is there anything that's caught your eye over on ASOS at the moment? My 'Saved Items' list is getting pretty extortionate!

Shop my ASOS Festival Picks:


O U T F I T | ASOS Festival Style

11 August, 2015