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Treasures for a good cause

Living in Central London is expensive, fact. Although I save loads of money on travel, its known that the prices of the food/grocery shopping/drinks go up the more central you go. So it is not always that easy to survive in this Central London jungle, just in our first design jobs, with a big weakness for fashion and good food.

But hey, everything has its positive and negative sides, and yes, there is a very positive side on living in the area I live (Marylebone). Because a lot of people who live here are very wealthy, the local charity/vintage stores are little treasure hotspots for me. My ultimate favorite is Bernardo’s in George Street, who support children’s rights. A lot of people in this neighborhood donate their (sometimes new) clothes to them, and Bernarnardo’s then sells them (to me, mostly)  for a very good price.

Some of my recent finds there include:

–       my all new, Cheapo watch (see more in this post)

–        a vintage Giorgio Armani shirt

–       a vintage Yves Saint Laurent top

–       a gold Moschino deep V-neck top

(and this all on very low prices)

Hey, we all need some to feed our fashion hunger and knowing you are actually supporting a good cause, make me a very happy girl.

Todays outfitt:Today, I was wearing the Giorgio Armani Blouse with a Silver H&M top and Zara boots.

I am wearing the YSL top HERE, and you can see the Cheapo watch HERE.

(find your local Bernardos HERE)

L.

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Somewhere in time…

I found this watch in one of my favorite vintage/charity stores in central London (Bernardo’s in Marylebone) Complete with it’s very cool, original packaging, I couldn’t not buy this leather, all white, clean digital watch. Love how simple it is, but still able to brighten up my (almost daily) black outfits. The only thing I can not seem to figure out is the brand name/logo (as a graphic designer, bad bad girl). Does it say Cheapo or Choeap or … Anyone?  “Did you mean CHEAP digital watch?” is all Google can make from it, and no, that is not what I meant my dear Google (at least I hope the brand is not just called Cheap). So please let me know if your mastermind can figure out this logo, or if you just know the brand.

I combine it with my Urban Outfitters Bracelet, Black Cos bracelet and vintage silver rings.

L.

EDIT: Found the brand, with the help of my friend Wais. (thank you!) Apparently it is a Swedish brand, find more about them HERE.