Talking Basics With A Not So Basic Look | Plus NEW HERMES REVEAL

written by Chouquette February 27, 2017

Introducing My New Hermes Kelly 28

I am BEYOND happy to share an outfit of me styling up the  new bag of my dreams. It’s been two years of outfit dreaming so excuse the Kelly spamming. I love the outfit I am wearing and I will talk about what else I intend to wear this bag with.

I also wanted to say that I am so happy I finally took the plunge to start my YouTube channel. It’s increased the interaction I have with some of you and you get to see the real me. I now think (I hope) that when you read my articles you can imagine how I would say things and be messing around. Am I right?

Anyway the bag. This bag has been a dream of mine for the passed two years. There was a point in my life when I said “I would never buy a Hermes bag and spend £5000 on a bag.” Hmmm I think that saying “never say never” for sure applied here because it became an obsession to get one. I honestly feel like I replaced wedding planning with Hermes hunting, true story. Most women focus on babies but nope not me.

If you haven’t seen my video where I unbox this bag, click here. I also made a video here about “the truth about shopping at Hermes.” Here you will find out that I was unable to purchase a bag from the store so I turned to the pre loved option. What am I am about to tell you may very well may change but as it stands right now and for the passed few years I can honestly say that Vestiaire Collective was and is the only place I trust to buy a Hermes bag. There was no other option for me. This is because I know how intricate the authenticating service is, I know about the training they received and I trust the company. I read mostly positive comments in my unboxing video but for those of you that haven’t experienced or maybe heard of a bad experience I think that for a huge company like Vestiaire Collective things can sometimes go wrong. I have been shopping with them for around four years and only had positive shopping experience and great service. I go back to them time and time again to search for hidden gems. I once bought a Balmain blazer that was sold out and four seasons old. I also love searching for vintage CHANEL and CHANEL ready to wear. I would also recommend them for selling. I recently sold a few items on the site here and they all sold super fast. Make sure you follow my account because I will be listing some new items tomorrow. If you are interested to know more about selling with Vestiaire Collective you can watch another one of my videos here.

When I saw this bag, my “Black Epsom leather 28cm Hermes Kelly” I was so happy. After months or refreshing the search tab for “black Hermes Kelly” I finally found my dream bag. You can still see it listed here. I put in an offer around 9% under the listed price and it got accepted the very next day. My bag was listed by Vestaire Collective themselves. Do not be put off at this, it doesn’t mean this was a return; it can also mean it’s from a VIP seller. If you do not know about the VIP service click here. It’s so worth checking out.

My transaction was checked by the fraud team, due to the high value. This is the same procedure Harrods do (when I used to work there) so I was fine with this and it made me trust them even more. One day later the bag was mine and three days later my bag arrived. You can see from the video it came as a “full set” which means padlock, dust bags, rain coat, box and receipt. The bag is immaculate and even has the plastic seals, I feel like I have the best find in the history of Vestiaire Collective 🙂

Since filming the video I have used my bag for a couple shopping trips to Hermes and both times I have been served immediately and given great service. Makes you wonder if the bag made that happen, I am pretty sure it did. This is great advice for you if you are shopping in Hermes. Either buy a bag pre loved like I did because once you have a Birkin or any other Hermes bag it does get you noticed by the SAs. The other option would be to borrow a bag from a friend but for most people (including myself) that isn’t possible. I am over the moon with my Hermes Kelly, the shopping experience was faultless and fast and it has lived up to all the expectations I ever had. I actually love it more than I predicted.

  

Introducing My New Hermes Kelly 28

I am BEYOND happy to share an outfit of me styling up the  new bag of my dreams. It’s been two years of outfit dreaming so excuse the Kelly spamming. I love the outfit I am wearing and I will talk about what else I intend to wear this bag with.

I also wanted to say that I am so happy I finally took the plunge to start my YouTube channel. It’s increased the interaction I have with some of you and you get to see the real me. I now think (I hope) that when you read my articles you can imagine how I would say things and be messing around. Am I right?

Anyway the bag. This bag has been a dream of mine for the passed two years. There was a point in my life when I said “I would never buy a Hermes bag and spend £5000 on a bag.” Hmmm I think that saying “never say never” for sure applied here because it became an obsession to get one. I honestly feel like I replaced wedding planning with Hermes hunting, true story. Most women focus on babies but nope not me.

If you haven’t seen my video where I unbox this bag, click here. I also made a video here about “the truth about shopping at Hermes.” Here you will find out that I was unable to purchase a bag from the store so I turned to the pre loved option. What am I am about to tell you may very well may change but as it stands right now and for the passed few years I can honestly say that Vestiaire Collective was and is the only place I trust to buy a Hermes bag. There was no other option for me. This is because I know how intricate the authenticating service is, I know about the training they received and I trust the company.  I have been shopping with them for around four years and only had positive shopping experience and great service. I go back to them time and time again to search for hidden gems. I once bought a Balmain blazer that was sold out and four seasons old. I also love searching for vintage CHANEL and CHANEL ready to wear. I would also recommend them for selling. I recently sold a few items on the site here and they all sold super fast. Make sure you follow my account because I will be listing some new items tomorrow. If you are interested to know more about selling with Vestiaire Collective you can watch another one of my videos here.

When I saw this bag, my “Black Epsom leather 28cm Hermes Kelly” I was so happy. After months or refreshing the search tab for “black Hermes Kelly” I finally found my dream bag. You can still see it listed here. I put in an offer around 9% under the listed price and it got accepted the very next day. My bag was listed by Vestaire Collective themselves. Do not be put off at this, it doesn’t mean this was a return; it can also mean it’s from a VIP seller. If you do not know about the VIP service click here. It’s so worth checking out.

My transaction was checked by the fraud team, due to the high value. This is the same procedure Harrods do (when I used to work there) so I was fine with this and it made me trust them even more. One day later the bag was mine and three days later my bag arrived. You can see from the video it came as a “full set” which means padlock, dust bags, rain coat, box and receipt. The bag is immaculate and even has the plastic seals, I feel like I have the best find in the history of Vestiaire Collective 🙂

Since filming the video I have used my bag for a couple shopping trips to Hermes and both times I have been served immediately and given great service. Makes you wonder if the bag made that happen, I am pretty sure it did. This is great advice for you if you are shopping in Hermes. Either buy a bag pre loved like I did because once you have a Birkin or any other Hermes bag it does get you noticed by the SAs. The other option would be to borrow a bag from a friend but for most people (including myself) that isn’t possible. I am over the moon with my Hermes Kelly, the shopping experience was faultless and fast and it has lived up to all the expectations I ever had. I actually love it more than I predicted.

 

My Outfit

This Sunday I will be sharing a video on the look in these photos. I show you the exact same outfit but worn three different ways simply by changing the jacket. I am a believer in the power of a jacket. A jacket can transform and make an outfit. I will be writing about this story in depth this weekend so stay tuned. For now I will be talking about this look.

I have been looking for a simple black tailored blazer in forever. I wanted it to be slightly long, skim lapels and had to be very well made. I am a jacket snob and do not settle for poor tailoring. I fell in love with the Saint Laurent boy friend blazer and I still truly, madly, deeply love it. However it’s a simple back blazer which retails for just under £3k. I can not justify this and set myself a challenge of finding it on the high street.

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My first pit stop was Reiss. The first time I went to the Kings road store I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I only saw classic, suit looking blazers. A week later I was invited to the Reiss personal shopping lounge in the Regent Street store, anyone can book a session and I recommend it. I fell head over heels for this jacket, it had everything I was looking for. It even has a CHANEL Reissue clasp, did you notice?

Reiss jackets are made in Italy, the tailoring is absolute perfection. The best advise I can give you when it comes to finding a well tailored jacket are the following.

  • Check the buttons on the sleeve are actual buttons. Some brands trick you and only allow the first button to undo.
  • Check behind the neck collar. The Reiss collars are always doubled layered with fabric.
  • Of course the over all fit will determine the quality.

These are just a few obvious things I look for whilst shopping for jackets. I explain all of the above in the video which will be live on Sunday.

I also love wearing mens “fitted” shirts. I love how long and baggy they are but because they are “fitted” they are not too boxy.

For now you can shop my blazers here and complete the full look.

HERMES KELLY 28

BLACK BLAZER SIZE 10 

BABY BLUE MENS SHIRT SIZE M

BLACK LEATHER TROUSERS SIZE 8 

GREY OVER THE KNEE BOOTS (RUN BIG) 

This article was in collaboration with Vestiare Collective. All creative direction and opinions were 100% my own.

CC xx

 

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2 comments

Liv February 28, 2017 at 2:28 am

So professional and chic!

Liv

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