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MIXED ANIMAL PRINTS

Hey it’s Monday

Worst day of the week so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to brighten up your feed.

My daughter completely steals the show in this post with her cuteness. I mean look at that biker jacket and those mixed prints on those teeny tiny clothes. There was absolutely no way she would get away with a little mum and daughter twinning. So here it is folks…introducing our first matchy matchy mum and daughter outfits.

Thanks for reading and I hope you love the photographs.

Sovanny x

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I’m wearing: Vintage skirt || Vintage vest || Vintage singlet || Boots by Asos || Biker jacket by Topshop 

Squirt is wearing: Top by Bonds || Jeans by H&M || Sneakers by Vans || Leather biker by Zara || Bag by Zara

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Hi all

My commitment to not by any new clothes for this entire year, at the time seemed like the hardest thing I’d ever do. For months I remember stalking shopping websites and shop fronts yearning for clothes that I knew I was never going to own.  It was difficult but temptations never got the better of me and whilst I still love to browse online, the once addicted and impulsive shopper no longer exists.

The birth of my daughter in early 2012 may have had something to do with the rationale behind my crazy new years resolution. Although for the most part, my commitment  was driven by my needs rather than wants. The need to re-prioritise my expenditure, the need to be less of a consumerist, the need to minimise my carbon footprint , the need to be more creative, the need to be more of a responsible mother and the need to appreciate what I already have instead of my desires.

Ten months into this year, my closest friends and awesome followers often wonder how I do it. If I have inspired you at all to think twice about actively shopping, my tip would be to have a conservative and achievable approach. For instance I committed to no new clothes so this in fact did not extend to shoes and accessories.  That said, I didn’t exactly splurge either. Surprisingly, my shopping appetite seemed to curb at all levels. I haven’t even used the Zara voucher my friends gave me in May this year. Aside from that, my wardrobe was extensive enough to give me a variety of options and luckily enough my pre-pregnancy clothes still fit my post baby body.

All in all, like the outfit for this post, I am proud about the outfits I have created, the clothes I managed to finally wear and my ability to show you that you can still look and feel good without the need to update your wardrobe. Whilst I am counting down the days so I can freely shop again, I do believe that this commitment has changed me as a person. I will never be that impulsive shopper and heavy consumerist I once was.

As always thank you for reading and following my journey.

Outfit details (All items are old)
Dress by Cue | Leather biker jacket by Topshop | Shoes by Nine West | Bag by Burberry

Sovanny x

THE 3 L’S

Week 4, February 1 item, 4 ways challenge – The little lace shirt
Day 57 – the 3 L’s

Leather, leopard and lace. Not over the top at all. In fact, it’s a fabulous combination if you have the right pieces. I have worn a white-t-shirt over my lace shirt to break up all the black and add some definition. This outfit is sexy yet so rock ‘n’ roll. 

Outfit break-down
Leopard pencil skirt
Short sleeve black lace shirt
Short sleeve white t-shirt 
Leather biker jacket (similar here)
Ankle boots
Black long strap vintage handbag (purchased here)
Aviator sunglasses

RUNNING ERRANDS

Off to run errands. I love love love these Hi-Top wedges by Topshop. They are comfortable, casual and great for adding that extra height. I have done a lot of pram walking in these shoes.

Top by Sunny Girl
Skinny cargos by Grab
Distressed biker jacket by Bardot
Hi-Top wedges by Topshop