Slipping out of the comfort zone | J W Anderson Pierce Bag

Slipping out of the comfort zone | J W Anderson Pierce Bag

So there’s a little play on words for you! Sometimes there are things that you do, and things that you try that may not necessarily be you, because of social media/blogging. This is probably one of them. I have always loved the look of slip dresses worn casually, and being petite it has always been such a struggle to pull it off. But after purchasing the JW Anderson Pierce bag (which was definately not my style to begin with… ) I really wanted to do something that pushed my boundaries a little bit.

NOW, this outfit is not by any means ground-breaking, and I’d probably be the last one to put their hand up for being the most daring/creative… but this was out of the comfort zone a little bit.

In saying that – I think it looked alright! It may not be my most amazing outfit… but I loved how it made me feel. I felt different (albeit a bit odd… and out of place…) but I felt like a true fashionista (is that lame saying that? haha…) But you guys know what I mean – I felt fashionable! I didn’t feel like I just dressed nice, I felt bold and like I really put myself out there.

JW Pierce Bag – First Impression

So while I was here I really wanted to touch on the Pierce Bag again because I have recently uploaded a youtube video revealing it.

As I mentioned in that video, in the very beginning I couldn’t be any more repulsed by the bag. I thought – fad fad fad fad fad! But the more I looked, the more I saw, the more I liked! And now- I absolutely love it! It might just be the fact that it’s the newest and shiniest bag in my collection, but I have loved reaching for it for an easy grab and go bag! I’ve attached a leather strap that I use for my eva, and even though I rarely use it as crossbody, it makes the bag SO SO versatile!

So shall I quickly list some Pros & Cons for you analytics out there?

Pros

  • different – you can’t find this bag everywhere! I’ve sort of touched on it already… but you can almost find this bag in every instagramer’s wardrobe. However, where you can’t find it as readily is on the street! When you’re walking around with a chanel bag and see that the girl to your left and your right have the same bag as you… it’s nice to be walking around with something different but still very stylish!
  • carefree – It probably doesn’t look it – but this bag is the nudist/carefree spirit of the handbag world. Weird analogy I know… but bear with me. It doesn’t have a closure, it’s accordion style and the bag is really mushy. Which means, you can stuff it and everything hangs… but it’s al good because it looks great! Does that make sense? No? Basically its a fuss-free bag.
  • gorgeous colour – so this is more related to the colour or I got because it’s beautiful! Its a gorgeous rich mahogany which teams with so many colours so so perfectly! I could go on and on… but it’s gorgeous!
  • can dress up or down – I’ve worn this shopping, I’ve worn this on a date, I’ve worn this to church. This bag can literally take you from day to night. The size is such a perfect all round size. So it’s not too big to be able to wear for date night… nor is it too big for everyday!
  • spacious! – hard to tell but the accordion style actually lends this bag itself to being very spacious. You can stuff it soooo much and I’ve even managed to put a water bottle in there! It’s amazing and the softness of the leather makes it so easy to put whatever you want inside!
  • PRICE – Seriously, for this bag, you can not beat it for the price. Hands down one of the biggest pros!

Cons

  • repulsive – I put this here because some people can not love a bag but appreciate its beauty. This bag on the other hand almost puts people off it! (And then you have to explain and justify yourself sometimes and why you got it – which in itself is a con!)
  • quality – I feel like I have to put it here that compared to Chanel – the build isn’t amazing. First of all the hook isn’t as smooth as chanel or louis vuitton. It also has glazing and already I’m having cracking of the glazing especially where the flap hinges. At least if and LV item had a glazing issue – it was easy to get it fixed. Honestly with this one I wouldn’t even know where to take it!
  • No closure – I have to admit, as “casual” and “nonchalant” not having a closure makes this bag… I mean come on! Why wouldn’t you at least have a magnet! Because then what happens is you can’t quite stuff it too much because it won’t close properly. Also it means that sometimes the flap moves around and it might not align properly.
  • short strap – I was hesitant putting this here because this was one of the selling points of the bag! I love how it looks different with the short strap. HOWEVER, it is damnnnnnn uncomfortable! The short strap not only is not secure enough, it’s not comfy when wearing it short on the shoulder. It would be amazing if this came with a chain strap like the JW Anderson Logo bag! Also I think the strap on this is a lot flimsier than that bag due to the very soft leather

Overall Impression

So you’re probably wondering what’s my overall impression so far? Well look it’s still shiny and new to me – so it’s been positive so far! I love the vibes, I love how it makes me feel. I love how it pushes me out of my comfort zone… and it’s actually very versatile and user friendly!

Anyways it’s good news so far but I will keep you updated over the next few months!

OUTFIT

TOP – MISSGUIDED | SLIP DRESS – H&M | BLACK SLIDE FLATS – ZARA | CAT EYE SUNGLASSES – LE SPECS | BAG – JW ANDERSON PIERCE | EARRINGS – ASOS

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BLOG SALE – Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Celine Bags & Small leather goods

BLOG SALE – LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL, CELINE

Welcome to my blog sale everyone! (FINALLY!) So as promised I am opening it up to my blog family/instagram followers before posting it on youtube, so if you’re interested in any of the items make sure to hit me up! Unfortunately I am not able to reserve the item until payment has been made. All shipping will be via Australia Post Express with tracking + Signature on delivery. Insurance is optional.

PLEASE BE AWARE – PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE CUSTOMS OR DUTIES. THAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER!

To purchase an item please send an email to heyyyjune@gmail.com. I can not reserve an item until paid for.

All sales are final. Price stated are payment via Paypal through Friends & Family. To request an invoice please add an additional 4% for Paypal fees. Shipping is free within Australia. Please contact me for a quote to rest of the world (heyyyjune@gmail.com).

I try to disclose any wear and tear that is evident, but please be aware that items are preowned.

ITEMS FOR SALE:

CLICK ON THE BAG TO FIND OUT PRICES, CONDITION & MORE PICTURES

Chanel CC Delivery Tote Small – $3650 AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)

Chanel Executive Cerf Tote – $2890 AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) (SOLD)

Louis Vuitton Classic Speedy 30 Damier Azur – $890 AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)

Louis Vuitton Favorite MM Monogram – $980 AUD (SOLD)

Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Monogram – $265 AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) (SOLD!)

Louis Vuitton Sunglasses Case MM – $320 AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) ( SOLD!)

Louis Vuitton Multicolor Noir PM Agenda (Discontinued) – $420 AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) (SOLD!)

Louis Vuitton Vernis Cles Key Pouch in Rose Indien – $190AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) (SOLD!!)

Louis Vuitton Multicolor Blanc Cosmetic Pouch PM (Brand New) – $720AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) (SOLD!!)

Louis Vuitton Multicolor Noir Cosmetic Pouch PM (Brand New) – $720AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) (SOLD!!)

Celine Small Trio – $590AUD (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)

NEW IN TREND BAG: JW Anderson Pierce

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J.W Anderson Pierce Bag

So this will come as a surprise to some of you, but I finally got myself the J.W Anderson Pierce bag! I know I have never mentioned it before, but my love for this bag was honestly came out of nowhere. This is such a trend bag for 2017, and although the hype around this bag has died down… I find that my love for it has grown more! I first saw it early this year and I was completely repulsed by it. So you’re probably now wondering what changed my mind?

Instagram.

There – I said it. I’ll be the first to admit that the buying power of instagram and the influence of social media is insane. I didn’t even give it a second look until I saw my favourite bloggers styling it and wearing it… and then all of a sudden I had to have it.

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Details of the Pierce Bag

Despite this being well known to be a trendy bag, it had a hook on me, and I kept umming and ahhing about purchasing this from matchesfashion. One of it’s biggest appeals was not only the price point, but I loved how different and versatile it was.

I saw one of the models style the bag as a clutch with their hand through the “pierce” detail, and I absolutely loved it! I loved the 90s style strap, and also the trapezium accordion shape. But above all, I was in love with the mahogany colour it came it. A wonderful alternative to this bag was the jw anderson logo bag, but I just loved the overall look of this more. (However if you are looking for a more classic/timeless style I would strongly recommend the jw anderson logo bag).

What pushed me over the edge was when I was able to purchase this bag secondhand from a private seller on ebay. Whilst this retails for an incredibly fair price on matchesfashion for $1700 AUD (Or $1500+ with this 10% off), I was actually able to pick it up secondhand for just $1000 AUD. How amazing is that!

**NOTE: JUST FOUND IT FOR $1400 AUD ON MYTHERESA INCLUDING DUTIES + FREE SHIPPING** 

Also if you sign up to ebates you can get addition 3% off! Click here

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Is it just another trend bag?

So with all that been said – is it just a trend bag? Honestly who’s to say. After purchasing a Dior saddle bag (which in it’s days was the trendiest of all trend bag…) I feel like “trendy” is something that is up for interpretation. Everyone dreads having a trendy bag that will show age and become “last season”. But after buying classic bags year after year, bags that everyone has… it’s nice to have something that is more fun, more quirky, and different! The reality is, although these are “trends” as we see them on instagram and blogs, that’s not always the case in real life. Which, let’s be honest is the life that I live in most days.

I think that at the end of the day, bags should bring you joy and excitement. This bag does for me. So who, at the end of the day cares if it becomes last season as long as you still enjoy it? I think the key in being comfortable in buying a trendy bag is the price point. Find it second hand, buy it on sale, find a discount – this will really soften the blow!

 

Quick tip –  Even if you don’t find a discount code for your store, there are a lot of cashback websites you should familiarise yourself with because they often have some cashback rewards which almost work like discounts. Two companies I love to use are ebates and cashrewards.

 

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OUTFIT

TOP – MISSGUIDED | CHECK BLAZER – MISSGUIDED | WHITE CROP FRAY JEANS – VALLEYGIRL | SUNGLASSES – LE SPECS | SLIDE FLATS – ZARA | BAG – JW ANDERSON PIERCE IN TAN

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Dior Saddle bag review & styling idea

Styling my latest obssession – Vintage Dior Sadddle bag

If you follow me on my youtube and instagram (basically anywhere else apart from my blog), you probably already know about my sick obssesion with this Vintage Dior saddle bag (or vintage Dior bags in general lets be honest… remember this post here?) 

I was able to purchase this amazing piece from a Japanese Consignment seller for an absolute steal, and I couldn’t be happier. We immediately took some photos by a garbage bin (literally) and I actually loved them! So apologies in advance for the picture overload!

You guys already probably know that the hype is REAL with these vintage Dior pieces. Since Dior recently reintroduced the trotter print into their collection, everyone has been eyeing the second hand market for cheap vintage pieces with the trotter print. If you don’t know what this “trotter print” is, it’s basically the Dior monogram.

DIOR SADDLE BAG – YAY OR NAY?

Now despite all the hype you’re probably asking – is it worth it? WELL, that dependsI thought I would by summarising it in a good ‘o pros & cons list. So here we go!

Pros

  • Affordable (depending on your seller!) – Ummm I got this for approx $250 AUD for a designer handbagIsn’t that crazy? Dior guys! Dior!
  • Statement piece – you feel almost cooler than everyone with their new dior trotter prints because its “vintage” (that always makes you cooler by default!)
  • Trendy – it’s back in style! The trotter print is crazy hot right now… and honestly vintage monogram prints in general are super popular!
  • Durable – Now this does depend on what material you get, but this canvas style is amazingly durable! I’m not worried about it scratching or deforming, and in general stains can be quickly removed.
  • Looks amazing with everything!
  • It’s iconic vintage dior!

Cons

  • Expensive (depending on your seller!) – Now I know that I just mentioned that this was cheap/affordable… but since sellers are aware that dior trotter print is back in style, they’re overpricing these pieces! So I have seen them sell for upwards of $1000 AUD (which is crazy!) So definitely look around!
  • Fussy – I sort of knew that this was a fussy bag because of the shape alone, but I didn’t realise just how fussy! Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not as bad as other bags out there, but the fact that it’s in a weird saddle shape does mean it takes you an extra minute or two to pack the bag.
  • Doesn’t fit much – I have to admit that for the size I did expect it to fit more than it does. It still fits the essentials, but would have been nice to fit a lot more.
  • Not super versatile – You guys know I’m the biggest fan of versatility. And the definition of versatility in a bag to me is it’s ability to be able to be worn several ways. Hand carry, shoulder, cross body, etc. Now this bag has a short strap which is amazing for the shoulder, but unfortunately this is not removable so I cant make it quite work for crossbody. Which is a real shame because the mini version of this is PERFECT for cross body!

 

So after all that do I personally recommend it? YES! BECAUSE I LOVE IT!

I think at the end of the day if a bag makes you excited about wearing it, that what matters. And honestly, I’m totally smitten with this bag. I love how I feel cool wearing it, I feel trendy and “on point”. And it always makes me happy when vintage bags are able to make a come back because who doesn’t love recycling trends and pieces? If you’re one of the lucky few who had a bag-a-holic mother/father – how cool is it rocking a piece that has been passed down?

Click here to check out my video review  & whats in my bag

 

What are you waiting for? Get shopping!

So if you’re after your own vintage piece, there are two main places I do recommend and have personally shopped for. First is of course ebay (because if I could be the company mascot I so would)… and the second is actually vestiaire collective. Not sponsored by either of them, but I do think they have the best deals available. Make sure you always authenticate your pieces though! And if this is your first time buying a second hand item make sure you check out my buying video guide HERE and HERE.

OUTFIT

TOP – ZARA | PANTS – ZARA | SLIDE SANDALS – ZARA | SUNGLASSES – LE SPECS | BELT – MISSGUIDED | EARRINGS – H&M | BAG – DIOR SADDLE BAG

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TREND ALERT: Guitar Bag Strap for less & update any handbag in your collection

How to update any handbag in your collection with the trendy guitar strap

If you haven’t heard me go on and on about this strap yet and my current handbag accessory obsession, please let me fill you in. This $30 strap from H&M has honestly been a game changer for me! I’m sure you have all see those Fendi you straps, and those Valentino guitar straps which have been all the rage lately. I’ve been teaming it up with vintage bags and pouches and it’s honestly just the best! If you can’t find this particular strap, you can also check for them on ebay! Changing the accessories on your bags whether it be the strap, adding stickers, adding keychains or twillies are an amazing way of making your bag your own.

In this look I’ve teamed it with my Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis and I think it’s perfect! It’s honestly a match made in heaven. You guys know that I love my pochette metis, but lately it’s become so popular that they’re almost everywhere! While I do enjoy wearing it casually with the strap provided for a classic look (like in this post here and also here), I love this modern/trendy spin the strap adds to this bag. It really makes it stand out from the crown, and it’s a great talking point! What do you guys think?

On a more personal note…

These photos were taken at Hahndorf with my family and I’m sorry for the picture spam but I just love these photos. Its such a wonderful reminder of what an amazing day we had. Since moving to Brisbane I’ve had such bad homesickness. If you’re from a big family, you know how much fun and laughter there is in being in at home with the family. It’s not always sunshine and buttercups, but when you’re home, there’s nothing like it. Being away from home has it’s perks in being independent again, doing your own thing, having your own space, not worrying about your mum/sister stealing you clothes…. but they’re also what makes me feel so lonely at times.

I look at these pictures and smile.
I hope you really enjoy them too!

Now I know I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit, and I’ve got a backlog of pictures I really want to have posted soon. So make sure you follow me on bloglovin if you want to stay updated!

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Ruffle Shirt – H&M |Jeans – Topshop  | Bag – Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis | Strap – H&M
Gold Cuffs –  Ellandemm |Mules – Topshop

 

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