7 Funky bargains for £65 and under

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
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6. Softcover Photo Book for your Instagram photos

Most of my major fashion "investments" (the word sounds less frivolous than expenses) were purchased in the years leading up to the 7 B.C. That's the term I use when I try to elucidate the rationale behind my handbag obsession to my friends. Lil L is 7 years old now and B.C means Before Child, a period of time in my life when I actually had disposable income. These days, in an attempt to continue the Tiger Mom tradition that all Asian parents have unconsciously sworn to uphold, fashion expenditures have moved to the bottom rung after violin, swimming, art and blah blah and blah blah blah (let's not bore you with the details). Le sigh.....

My heart tends to skip a beat whenever I spot a good bargain. Lately, there have been a few. The Le Specs sunglasses are a fun and quirky addition without having to spend a fortune. I'm hooked on Christys hats after discovering that they are indeed handmade in Oxfordshire (with the exception of their panamas which are made in Equador) and cost a fraction of what other designer houses such as Maison Michel, Saint Laurent and Eugenia Kim charge for theirs.

I check my Instagram feed every few minutes - a sure sign that I need to attend IAA (Instagram Addicts Anonymous). These days, there are companies that stoke our obsession for the social media by allowing us to print as well as design your own book, calendar and coasters with your Instagram photos. Brilliant, isn't it? (says the IA - Instagram Addict). There are slip-ons and then there are statement slip-ons. I'm all for anything eye-catching these days. Speaking of teddy bears, there's nothing like having one for your phone. This adorable teddy bear iPhone cover will put a smile on your face even on a bad hair day.






15 comments:

  1. My favourite thing here is the phrase " elucidate the rational " you can be certain I'll pinch that!
    Am about to email you, if I can find your email, lost all my contacts in the burglary.

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    1. Feel free to pinch my phrases. I come up with the most ridiculous at times :P It's thepurseaddict@gmail.com.

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  2. OK, I can see a wee letter at the top but can' tclick on it, arrgh!

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  3. the Moschino teddy bear iphone case is killing me!

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  4. Marlene, I would love to see you doing a pic of yourself in the mirror holding a phone with the teddy bear cover on. That will be the day when you see me with a Hermes.

    But the Rivieras are cool. I like them in the cream colourway that they have - my kind of school run shoe.

    And funny that, BC - I had more disposable income too!

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    1. MWAHAHAHAHA......I would!! If only I have an iPhone. I only wish they have such funky covers for my mega size Samsung Galaxy Note.

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  5. That Teddy Bear Phone case is FANTASTIC!! I so need it!!
    PS-you have the best Instagram around!!

    Best, Mree
    www.twinlviivngblog.com

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    1. You're so sweet! I've just noticed that I've been so busy Instagramming, I've forgotten to take proper pics for the blog.

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  6. Are those sunnies the ones Anna Paquin is always wearing?

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    1. I have no idea. You've got me curious now so I'll have a nosy around and google Anna Paquin.

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  7. I love finding a good bargain too - that Mango sweatshirt is pretty cool, reminds me a little of Marant, don't you think?

    By the way, have you seen the pieces for Marant x H&M? I'm incredibly tempted, she's pulled some goodies out of the archives... Good thing H&M now has a US online store, may have to try and purchase some things using mail forwarding! x

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    1. Funny you should mention this. I was just admiring the "leaked" photos. Accidental or not, I'm impressed. My brother was so chuffed about this mail forwarding. It seems that my family has been busy shopping from all the popular US stores!

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  8. I love the BC reference! So funny! I'm the opposite (very surprisingly) but only due to my work these days vs the old days. Great list of affordable goodies especially those flats.

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  9. The iPhone cover is super cute but my boys would shun me if I were to use it! Nowadays Mom is easily labeled as 'uncool' ;)

    Mrs C of MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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