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Spend And Save Shopping Tips

There is one true love in my life, bound by an breakable partnership; Sir.Val, my Valentino shoulder bag! And what makes me smile every single time I peer to my side and see him looking as blissful as the day I first acquired him (no change to spare from £600) is that he is one of 3 High end designer products in my wardrobe.

Consider me the Matchmaker of high street fashion meets high end. I am not an on-trend kinda gal, however if the fashion at the time suits my wardrobe personality then high street is my bestie. How to blend the two is the task most get confused with. You may also wonder ‘how do I lower my acceptable level of quality to incorporate a pair of ripped £50 jeans? Think about your staple ‘go-to’ items; the pieces that require timeless quality. I would invest in items such as handbags, scarfs, the perfect knit, belts and jacket/coats. These pieces are ones that you would pull out every season and still expect them to feel well loved yet brand new.

How many of you have over 15 scarves? And if you say no then allow me to call your bluff. Yet, how often would we instantly reach for the same 2 or 3? This is because that ‘favourite’ scarf naturally works with our complexion and also makes every outfit look ‘WOW’!

Now, how do I put that timeless cashmere knit crew (I love a Ralph Lauren turtle neck) with a lower quality, high fashion item? Simple- get creative! Find amazing skirts, trousers and printed bottoms in places such as Topshop or New Look. As an example, I would happily pair that perfect knit with an Oasis pleated midi skirt. Top the look off with a think waist belt and ankle boots.

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Spend: Ralph Lauren jumper | Ted Baker coatTory Burch thick belt | Saint Laurent embossed belt | Paul Smith duo-toned belt | Alexander McQueen silk scarf | Valentino printed scarf | Isabel Marant cashmere-wool scarf | Chloe drawstring bag | Valentino shoulder bag | Selection by Molly

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Save: New Look boots | Dune flatsOasis midi skirt | Warehouse earrings | Dorothy Perkins top | Topshop leather-look skirt | Topshop sunglasses | Wallis cape | OPI nail polish | Selection by Molly

One last notable tip- if your pockets are not so deep and you want to experiment with top quality designer products then start digging through your local vintage store. There is a good reason why Pollini and Bally bags are found in abundance, it is because they stand the test of time! Quality is everything, even if it is second hand. Not sure how to spend and save successfully? Book a session with one of us.

Kellie x

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