Styling Tips – Bag Straps

 

 

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So, minor detail I know, but I like to buy bags that I can wear in different ways, and it is because of this peccadillo (amongst others ;O) that I like my Zadig bags!  I go for the models that have a D ring and Dog clip as it makes the handles interchangeable.  I especially love the proliferation of guitar style straps as additional accessories…perfect for the job!  The Boxy bag that I’m wearing above is an old one but Zadig produces one or two versions of the same every year, similar here  I’ve changed the strap over from another bag, similar here (Perfect for now as its snake print!)

 

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In the following pic I’ve swapped the handle again for a guitar strap style, no longer available but some others that would do the job are here and here or a full on designer job here or, love this one ;O here

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I also like to leave an extra strap trailing to rock up the look a bit, but I guess that’s my idiosyncratic style.

 

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So I suppose that the message is to think outside of the box, especially when you’re weary of a particular outfit.  It’s surprising how a little tweak can refresh your look, and with a minor investment you can get a whole lot of extra mileage out of something that seemed a bit tired.

That’s it for now my friends.  Many thanks for stopping by, Hugs, Sarah x

 

Bling for Rock Chics

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Above the newest addition to my collection of Badass jewelry.  This perfect piece was made to order by the lovely Emily of Dressed 2 The Nines here how fun is this?  I was asked recently to tell the story of some of my hardware so here it is…

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I’m almost always wearing my watch.  This I bought in Rome from Fendi while holidaying there with Mr F…I have to say that it was way less expensive then than a similar model now, which makes it an investment piece 😉 similar here  I love the combination of metals which makes it very versatile for wearing with gold or silver toned metals.

My wedding ring was made to order, and again is crafted from silver with gold details and tiny diamonds to finish.  Mr F bought this for me (with my help) from a craft jewelers in Oxfordshire, UK where we met.

I have a bit of an obsession with skulls and much of my everyday stuff  is from the Thomas Sabo brand here and here I also have a few pieces from Alexander McQueen whence my obsession began..here and here

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The cross that I often wear was sourced many years ago from a craft stall in Covent Garden Market, London.  It is made from plastic resin with black lace encapsulated to give the pattern that many people think is snakeskin.  It’s pretty unique and cost about £10 sterling.  The white shark tooth is an old Zadig & Voltaire design that I bought second hand from Vestiaire Collective.

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The triple band ring is also Thomas Sabo here

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The huge shark tooth pendant featured above is by Spanish brand Unode50 (One of 50), again I’ve had this for a few years so clearly the same style is no longer available.  The shorter necklace is from Thomas Sabo similar, here

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The safety pin and medallion combination is also many years old from Alexander McQueen.  Similar here and here

Clearly I’m a fan of bold zips, and a girl cant go wrong with a stud or two ;O

On the left iconic studs adorn the bottom of an Alexander Wang bag, similar here and to the right Chloe Susanna boots which have been top with fashionistas and Bloggers for years here

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Above another use for a safety pin, this one is from a couple of years ago when Versace reproduced the lion head safety pin for the Versus brand.  Mine came from a pair of jeans!

Style Philosophy:  Know your own style, and buy what you truly love.  This way everything you own is consistent and  all your pieces will enhance each other.

Thanks for stopping by, Sarah X

Head to Toe Pattern Mixing

Head to Toe Pattern Mixing

Raquel Allegra tie dye tank top
€105 – net-a-porter.com

Steve Madden snake boots
€115 – stevemadden.com

Steve madden boots
€115 – stevemadden.com

Zadig Voltaire drawstring bag
€250 – stylebop.com

Accessorize stone ring
€15 – accessorize.com

Zadig Voltaire butterfly scarve
€90 – fashionette.co.uk

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Michael Kors purple pullover sweater
€505 – stylebop.com

Gucci military fashion
€3.840 – net-a-porter.com

Rochas floral print pencil skirt
€530 – stylebop.com

Women shoes
stylebop.com

Accessorize chain purse
€48 – accessorize.com

Eugenia Kim black military style hat
€215 – net-a-porter.com

Last Days Of Summer…

Last Days Of Summer...

Cool Change red top
€215 – calypsostbarth.com

Heidi Klein tankini top
€135 – net-a-porter.com

Heidi klein
€120 – net-a-porter.com

Swimsuit cover up
€47 – etsy.com

Beach bag
uk.accessorize.com

CATHs chain necklace
€125 – calypsostbarth.com

Straw hat
€180 – net-a-porter.com

Sunnies & Swimwear

Sunnies & Swimwear

Calypso St Barth pink silk top
€220 – calypsostbarth.com

Chloé tie sandals
€405 – net-a-porter.com

White bag
uk.accessorize.com

Body jewellery
carnetdemode.com

Ray-Ban round frame glasses
€165 – mytheresa.com

Billabong beach towel
€37 – billabong.com