I am wearing stuff I got for my birthday! The bag is from my girlies (from the Cambridge Satchel Company). I’ve wanted one of them for so long! It’s pretty and its practical and it has the most yummy leather smell (actually, it doesn’t any more, but it did when I first got it). The only drawback I have to say is the two buckles. It’s a bit of a pain having to undo both of them all the time. A single buckle design would have been preferable in that respect. But still, LOVE it!
The shoes are my birthday present from Dave (from Office). We had picked them out ages ago, as I’ve wanted brogues for ages too! It was quite funny though, we went and bought it on one of the only two days so far where summer came to Edinburgh. It was roasting, I was wearing a jacket but had to take it off because I actually overheating. There was a woman sunbathing in a bikini in my local park. And that didn’t seem that crazy an idea. So anyway, everyone was out frolicking in the sun and buying sandals and flip flops and I’m there buying wintery boots. Felt a bit surreal. But I got the last laugh because summer has well and truly buggered off down south again. See those draughts part of the UK are having? No danger of that happening here!
The final thing I wanted to talk about today is the jacket. It’s from Zara four years ago, and all the seams are present and correct and not splitting at all. And I wear it all the time in the summer. So although it is technically fast fashion, it isn’t bad quality. It just annoys me when people make these sweeping statements about everything from fast fashion retailers falling apart after a few washes. That may be true for stuff from Primark (which is why I never buy Primark in charity shops), but for other shops garments need to be judged on a case by case basis. Sure, Zara sells lots of flimsy stuff, but it also sells stuff like this. As does H&M.
Ok then, rant over!
Shoes and bag- brirhday present * jacket – zara * top and skirt – charity shop *