Weekend Haul: TK Maxx

By Sarah Redman

I have noticed quite a few ‘shopping haul’ posts on the blogs I follow recently, so thought i would try my hand at it too. This weekend, due to a last minute change of plans my boyfriend surprised me by coming down to Bournemouth to visit. As we are both shopaholics of course we ended up heading to Castle Point shopping park to have a quick nose around. Otherwise known as a walk to get some fresh air, that, a few hours later and with our bank accounts a few pounds lighter!

The TK Maxx at Castle Point, Bournemouth is great – absolutely massive and with lots of great discounts as only TK Maxx can do. I must admit I was very good for me, sticking to one purchase, where as Josh decided to get some great investment pieces.

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Leather jacket: DNR (Donar New Recreated, also known as Donar) – £150.00 (Down from £250.00)

Jumper: Tokyo Laundry – £19.99 – Sedgefield 

This wool blend jumper has definitely grown on me, when he first picked it up i would have never have pegged it as his usual style, but i have always loved a nice warm over-sized jumper and as luck would have it that is what is needed to complete your autumn / winter 2013 wardrobe – the colours really suit him as well. His other purchase is a really fantastic leather jacket. I personally think a leather jacket is a great classic staple for any wardrobe and if you invest your money wisely and get a real leather jacket rather than the imitation leather found so often on the high street, the jacket will last you years. Don’t get me wrong i will pleather with the best of them – i’m still holding out for the perfect leather jacket. Josh’s jacket is 100% pig skin leather, its got a great worn leather look already and it very soft, whilst still durable. The jacket comes with a detachable furry liner, not shown, (personally i think it makes him look like an old fashioned aviation pilot – but i love the versatility aspect).

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Coat: Gharani Strok London – £33.99 (Down from £120.00) Blue textured fabric

Jumper: Besh 5 – £14.99

Jumpers and coats seem to be the theme for this shopping trip. However, the coat was a previous purchase i never blogged about. I love this coat and have a had it for a few weeks now, it has been great on the handful of cold days we have had. The design is very simple and the cut is elegant, so it can be dressed up easily or can work well for everyday wear with boots, jeans and a jumper. The coat is light, yet warm – i love a cuddly jumper so went up a size to make sure i had the room – due to the streamlined cut it doesn’t look too big or frumpy. Bonus. This jumper is pretty much the spitting image of a shirt dress by Mary Katrantzou at Matches that i fell in love with, this is just a way more affordable version for a student! It is combined with the sports jumper style, making it versatile and paired on black; a statement print.

Have you ended up with a bit of a haul after a shopping trip? Or are you getting your winter wardrobe sorted? Let us know and leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

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Fashion: On a budget

Thought you guys might be interested in checking out one of latest articles ‘Fashion: On a budget’ for @thestudenteye  where I reveal what is in my wardrobe, as a fellow shopaholic trying to stay up to date, while on a fairly tight budget! Let me  know what you guys think 🙂

Sarah (H) x

Vintage Shades

By Sarah Redman

The Sarah’s Style blog picked up a few gem’s at the recent vintage fair in Bournemouth.

One of my favorites, my retro style shades! Two for £15 – Bargain.

The Bournemouth Vintage Fair - Sunglasses Wall

The Bournemouth Vintage Fair – Sunglasses Wall

Seen above as a wall of sunglasses, by the time I got to it most of the best ones were already gone!

However, I still managed to bag two pairs – one for when i’m feeling a little ‘vintagey’ and the second for when I’m feeling a little more quirky!

Vintage Sunglasses

Vintage Sunglasses

These are my ‘everyday’ sunnies, with a hint of tortoise shell and the gold detailing across the bridge of the nose and over the top of the eyes. This pair are more conservative and work well for any occasion – especially if you are already  rocking a variety of bright colours in your outfit.

Vintage Sunglasses

Vintage Sunglasses

The gold detailing gives a little edge to the otherwise not dissimilar pair to those found on the high street.

Vintage Sunglasses

Vintage Sunglasses

This pair really caught my eye. The bright purple, is eye catching, whilst the faded colour balances out the harsh frames.

Vintage Sunglasses

Vintage Sunglasses

The detailing on the arms of these shades mimics a very popular design i’m sure you’ll have seen. However, these are total fake (obviously) and for once, I agree with the fakery as the swirl design has been used as inspiration for this particular pair, whilst still being UV safe and CE approved!

All in all, i can’t wait for the sun – because I’m not sure I can pull off sunglasses and snow. Shame…

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Spotted at the Vintage Fair in Bournemouth

By Sarah Hugill

Apart from rummaging around the vintage store, spending money that I don’t have, I was on the look out for style savvy students, who caught my eye with their originality.

Jenny Masters, a student at Bournemouth University wears a jacket from Urban Outfitters, a playsuit from New Look and a bag from Primark. Jenny has used high-street stores, mixing prints and colours for an inspiring fresh vintage look.

Vintage chic

Vintage chic

Not just your average denim shirt, stand out with a tartan print

Not just your average denim shirt, stand out with a tartan print

Practical yet trendy rucksack

Practical yet trendy rucksack

Helen Clark and Ethan Jones admit to raiding the charity shops for their quirky vintage image, that is sure to have many fellow fashionistas jealous. Ethan says he got his jacket from his friends Grandma, just shows you never know what hidden treasures Grandparents may have stored. Helen Clark says her headband is from Molly’s Den.

With such personalised and creative looks you would not think Helen is just 15 and that Ethan is just 16

With such personalised and creative looks you would not think Helen is just 15 and that Ethan is just 14

Butterfly headscarf

Butterfly headscarf

Heavy vintage jacket

Heavy vintage jacket

These students show that you don’t have to break your bank account to create a sophisticated vintage look, that is sure to turn heads.

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By Sarah Redman

Personally I consider this an area of fashion, much like I consider fashion to be art. (You can make your own mind up on that debate)

But whilst you do, take a look at this reupholstered stool from Cotton Candy Designs

Priced at £30.00 with a cute stamp design… #TheSarahsLove

Stamp Stool - Cotton Candy Designs

Stamp Stool – Cotton Candy Designs

Stamp Stool - Cotton Candy Designs (Price)

Stamp Stool – Cotton Candy Designs (Price)

Cotton Candy Designs also have another piece of stamp print reupholstered furniture (as seen at the Bournemouth Vintage Fair today)

Cotton Candy Designs - Reupholstered seat

Cotton Candy Designs – Reupholstered seat

(Contact Cotton Candy Designs for pricing – see similar posts for details)

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By Sarah Redman

Cotton Candy Designs

Cotton Candy Designs

Cotton Candy Designs is my new favorite vintage store.

It has everything you want, vintage items given a new lease of life!

The other day, I was there interviewing one of the stores owners Cara Llyod-Hopkins, so I thought I would share this wonderful picture of myself in one of their own lovely designs:

Sarah Redman in Cotton Candy Designs, Wearing a customised apron

Sarah Redman in Cotton Candy Designs, Wearing a customised apron

An apron with floral pant’s design – #LovingTheQuirky

Cotton Candy Designs are open 11 till 4 Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday)

www.cottoncandydesigns.org

Phone: 01202 430558 / 903-905 Christchurch Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth, BH7 6AX

@cottoncandy903 / Cotton Candy Designs Facebook

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Company Blog Awards 2013

Company Style Blogger Awards 2013

Do you love us?

If so, please vote for our blog (thesarahsstyleblog.wordpress.com) in the Company Blog Awards 2013!

Vote for us in the category ‘Best Blogging Duo’.

Thank you for your support, keep checking the blog for new posts!

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http://www.company.co.uk/company-blog-awards-2013-with-new-look

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Stuck for something to do next Sunday?

Look no further, The Sarah’s Style Blog will be attending The Bournemouth Vintage Fair!

Location: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2BA

Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Date: Sunday 24th March 2013

For more information visit their Facebook page

Adding a touch of vintage to Pokesdown, Bournemouth

By Sarah Hugill Two years ago, Leah was given a chance to do what she had ‘always dreamt of.’  Leah Austin’s journey to entrepreneur is jaw dropping, turning her dream of working in fashion to a reality. It was the … Continue reading