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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Spring Sunset on North Terrace

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I love these photos. It was just the perfect timing for the perfect lighting. Not only that, but the weather was just right. It was cool enough to wear a coat, but warm enough to wear cropped jeans and a sleeveless knit. I love days like these, especially when spent strolling down Adelaide’s gorgeous North Terrace.

These photos remind me of exactly how much I’ll miss Adelaide. Over the next few months, I’ll be preparing to move again, this time to Brisbane for work. Although it’ll be a good change and I’ll be able to see some of my close friends more, I will honestly miss this place. I moved to Adelaide at the start of 2014 for internship,  and I fell in love with the gorgeous historical architecture located around the cozy city centre. As controversial as it may sound, Adelaide for me is like a miniature Melbourne (and I stress on “miniature“) If anyone knows me, there’s one thing I love, and thats history. I love old buildings. I love stories. I love to walk down streets and think about what these buildings have seen, have witnessed. From the old RAH hospital to the Harry Potter-esque Wings of the State library, North Terrace is my favourite place for a stroll. Although I’ve only been in Adelaide for 3 years, I’ve grown a fondness for this quaint city, and I hope to continue to show to you guys some of the gorgeous architecture/backdrops it has to offer through my blog.

For now, I hope you guys enjoy and I’m excited to show you more!

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Outfit Details:

COAT: H&M | SLEEVELESS FRINGE KNIT: MISSGUIDED | DIY CROPPED FLARE JEANS: ASOS | PATENT NUDE HEELS: ASOS | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON POCHETTE METIS

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Feeling that 90’s flare.

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The Flared jeans has returned, and it’s strong. Although most people associate Flares with 70’s vibe, for me I can finally re-live my teenage years in better style! haha. I remember wearing flared jeans/bell bottoms to death almost 10 years ago. Of course back then I wasn’t gun-hoe on heels so I always wore them with the biggest pair of skater converse you could buy.

I love that the trend has finally returned, and I purchased this pair from Asos. If you follow me on Youtube you would have seen me haul them a few months ago, but I think it’s the perfect mid-washed blue colour, with just the right amount of distressing. I cant wait to show you guys more ways to style this, in particular I think it would look amazing with a black berret/newsboy cap to really play on the 70’s flared vibe.

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Outfit Details:
TOP: MISS SHOP | FLARE JEANS: ASOS | CAMEL COAT: MISSGUIDED | SHOES: ASOS | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY B 25

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The Knit Co-ord.

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So I have finally got around to sharing this outfit post with you guys. I love this knit Coord from Sportsgirl. I first saw it in Zara in a gorgeous mottled grey colour, and I just loved how bloggers/stylists wore it with shoes for that cool/comfy vibe. Unfortunately it was completely sold out by the time I had visited Zara, but managed to stumble upon this in Sportsgirl. Its an amazing spring piece, but now that it’s cooler I’ve styled it with this plush longline coat from Missguided. Paired with some mules and the ever gorgeous Chanel mini, I just felt it was a match made.

Now the top is actually much longer than pictured here, and given I’m short I’ve styled it by tucking it into the waist. I also love how the two pieces can be styled individually – the knit culottes in particular are so comfy and very easily styled!

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Outfit Details
TOP: SPORTSGIRL | PANTS: SPORTSGIRL | MULES: ZARA | POUF: SPORTSGIRL | COAT: MISSGUIDED | BAG: CHANEL MINI FLAP

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