It was "designer Saturday" at the pop-store in Westfield. I know I'm basically spending my entire summer shopping budget there but I can't resist.
Today's star purchase was a gorgeous (DONATED!!!! by Reiss) snake-print leather Reiss bag from the new S/S 09 collection - ie. not from Topshop, H&M, Zara or any of the (predictable?) high street stores which are trying to emulate "trends" but just end up looking copycat-ish.
I'll take pictures of it soon... it's a gorgeous soft grey colour with a champagne satin lining and I am in LOVE. All these women kept coming up to me when I was in the store and asking me whether I was actually going to buy it. YES I AM MUAHAHAHA! Even when I said yes they were like oh ok.. how much is it? UHHM what part of "Yes I'm buying it" did you not understand?!
I'm actually feeling really uninspired by the high street at the moment and am thinking about weaning myself off the high street in favour of investment purchases combined with good old fashionable support of charity shops (which I always was a fan of anyway). I know this is nothing ground-breaking but it really hit home today when I realised that a lot of my recent purchases have come from Amazon, ebay or charity shops and I feel that it makes them feel like a special buy because you know that there aren't going to be 500 copies of it selling in Topshops/etc around the country. I won't be able to quit the high street completely but I've definitely realised that you don't need to go buy Topshop's summer lookbook outfits/follow trends by the book - having your own take on modern trends (or even going against them completely!) is so much more refreshing. This is why I love reading blogs :) There's so much individuality but everyone looks so stylish!
If you read that random spillage of thoughts the whole way through then well done, haha.