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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Outfit idea when you have nothing to wear

So we all have days where we look in our wardrobe and think “I’ve got nothing to wear!” Not only that but there’s just not enough time to get dressed let alone think of an amazing outfit. But of course being the stylish you, you still need to look cute and put together. During these times you need a “go-to” outfit. Something you know you look good in, can chuck it on , dress it up and you’re out the door!

This is that outfit. This look is so quintessentially me. Why? Because it’s easy. And I LOVE easy outfits! It’s a “go-to” outfit that I whip out time and time again, just like my “blogger uniform” which you can find here . Whenever I travel I bring this combination, because it’s just so easy to customise and make different every time. I mean at the crux of it, it’s a blazer and jeans combo – so can you really go wrong? It is such a winning combination. If you don’t already have a blazer + jeans look that you makes you feel put together – you need to find one now!

Luckily ASOS is actually having a sale at the moment so I’ll include some of my favourite picks below! (PS – totally not sponsored, but I love ASOS so why not!)

One of the reasons I love this combination outfit so much I just how well it compliments any statement pieces. If you want to put the focus on shoes, keep the neutral colour palette and carry a simple clutch. If you want to take this for a night out, wear some sky high heels and killer earrings!

But today I wanted the focus to be on the bag because lets be honest, ever since I got my Chloe Faye all I think about is how I can wear it! I love how chic and stylish it looks, especially when paired with neutral outfits like in my most recent post. I am so glad I was able to get it in this coloured number because it’s just gives life to any basic look and instantly elevates the whole outfit! With it’s slick design, the pop of colour and it structural silhouette – its just love!

If you don’t have a blazer + jeans combo that you love yet, check out some of these pieces from ASOS and take advantage of the 20% off 24hr sale!

Blazers

Because I live in Australia where it’s temperate most of the year, to get the most out of this outfit it needs to be light and breathable so I can wear it even on warmer days. I bought this soft blazer from Topshop and it’s just perfection! Of course if you’re from cooler climates you can choose a more structured or even thicker blazer for a more chic/slick look.

 

Straight leg jeans

Although I love skinny jeans, the straightleg/mum jeans trend has got me hook, line and sinker! I esepcially love the high waisted trend because it complements short frames so well! Sometimes you can go a bit crazy with all the different denim trends right now, but if you want a basic & versatile outfit, it’s best just changing the silhoutte and pick a clean pair of jeans from that line. Avoid too many tassles or rips because that will date the jeans instead of keeping a basic staple.

Outfit Details:

BLAZER – TOPSHOP | TOP – MISSGUIDED | JEANS – TOPSHOP | SHOES – MYER | BAG – CHLOE FAYE | SUNGLASSES – COTTON ON

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New Chloe Faye handbag from Cultstatus.com and how you can save too!

Meet the bag that nearly got away – the Chloe Faye Medium in Plum Purple!

So if you watched my youtube channel you guys would know the LONG story about how I finally came to acquire this gorgeous bag.

If you haven’t, long story short it was an absolute mission to find this bag in this colour! I’ll try and break it down. Basically I had the opportunity to own this bag early last year in the black or the burgundy. I was nervous about having my first coloured bag so I opted for the black. Unfortunately with all it’s little nuances, and the fact that the black didn’t really captivate me, I returned the item. However I couldn’t stop drooling over it every time I saw it on instagram. Not to mention I always found myself stalking it online!

It wasn’t until I stumbled upon Sinead Crowe’s blog that I saw how amazing this colour truly was. And instantly, I knew I needed to have it! When I finally decided I wanted it, it dawned on me that it was completely sold out everywhere! It was just no where to be found! That is until I remembered Cultstatus – and there it was. The beautiful plum purple colour that I was obsessing over! As I mentioned in the video, although there are clear negatives about this bag including the fact that it’s overplayed and very fussy and at times not very practical, this colour had me SWOONING and now I’m positively obsessed!

I seriously have to thank cultstatus.com.au for helping me finally have this in my collection! They have also kindly given my readers and subscribers a discount code off their website!

So if you are looking to get your own faye, you can get 10% off their entire website using the code “HEYYYJUNEFS”!! This offer ends 31st May 2017 so GET ON IT GIRL!

Outfit Details:
TOP – H&M | TROUSERS – MISSGUIDED | SHOES –  ASOS | BAG – CHLOE FAYE | SUNGLASSES – RAYBAN CLUB MASTERS


How to wear the leather skirt and look effortless

How to wear the leather skirt and look effortless

Ah, the leather skirt.

Please tell you own a leather skirt! It’s such a staple in my wardrobe collection and I’m always on the look out for that one perfect skirt. Being only 152cm it’s always a struggle to find good fitting bottoms, and the leather midi skirt is no exception. I have this one particular pair from ASOS and I absolutely love bringing it out every spring/autumn. Its a little bit to long so believe it or not I have actually rolled it at the top! But it has everything else in a skirt I love – leather, split front, and pencil style.

My favourite way to style this is really casually for that Parisian-chic look. This ensemble of sweatshirt + leather skirt is a classic combination for me and one that I reach for time and time again when I want to wear my leather skirt but don’t know how to style it. If you haven’t tried it yet, DO IT. You may never want to take it off!

You can jazz up the outfits by wearing some bling-bling earrings like I have, and even wear some stiletto pumps & structured blazer to make appropriate for a night out/dinner. Alternatively wear white converse/hoodie to make it even more casual for an errand day. It’s a great base to start building on. What do you guys think?

City Camo

As I’ve mentioned time and time again, I’ll miss Adelaide’s picturesque city sidewalks. This month has been so busy, and I apologise for that! If you watched my recent Q&A, you may know that I’ve been busy prepping for an exam. Thankfully that’s all done, but now moving onto the next job – and that’s moving out.

I’ll be moving to Brisbane start of next month, so it’s going to be another busy month unfortunately. I also want to start my blog sale soon, so stay tuned for that. If I’m organised enough, I hope to have it up by tommorow/day after. So stay tuned everyone!

Meanwhile, here are some photos from when the weather was a little cooler, featuring one of my favourite bags – the ever so cute Alma BB in Damier ebene. Isn’t she the cutest! I tend to wear her more during spring/summer for some reason, and I love how she looks with neutral tones.

Outfit Details:

COAT: SHEIN | TOP: H&M | CULOTTES: ASOS | SHOES: ZARA | SUNGLASSES: SHEIN | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON ALMA BB

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